CREST (City of Santa Monica)

COVID-19 reopening information for CREST and other city programs will be updated at santamonica.gov/coronavirus-reopenings

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CREST Spring Virtual Enrichment

CREST Spring Virtual Enrichment registration opens on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, online (in-person completed registration forms can be dropped off in Youth Office mailbox). CREST Virtual Enrichment registration runs from March 3-April 2, 2021.  Our Virtual Enrichment Classes are an easy way for parents to add exciting learning adventures to their child’s day. Wildly popular classes include Art Adventures, Rockstar Dramatics, Professor Egghead Virtual Inventors, Tinkering, Weird and Wacky Science, Karate, Musical Theatre, Kids Cooking, and Level 2 Chess. All led by hand-picked, professional instructors for students in grades TK-5 enrolled in an SMMUSD elementary school in Santa Monica.  Registration forms will be processed as received on a first come, first served basis. To register online visit smgov.net/reserve.

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Register Now – CREST G.R.O.W.S. Program

CREST G.R.O.W.S. (Gardening, Recycling, Oceans, Wildlife, and Sustainability) is an enriching class that focuses on service-learning based education in urban agriculture, water conservation, and native plants. Our emphasis is planting vegetables, flowers and harvesting. We will explore ocean conservation, wildlife, and recycling and sustainability. Participants will be engaged in outdoor, hands-on activities daily.  Program runs from March 1-26 from 3-5:15 p.m. at Grant Elementary School, for grades 3-5.

Registration opens February 3: smgov.net/reserve
Contact : 310-458-8540 • CREST@SMGOV.NET • SMGOV.NET/CREST

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Register Now – CREST Totes 2 Go Program

Totes 2 Go is a CREST pilot, pick-up and go program, that will serve 3rd-5th grade students . Participants will receive a tote bag full of lesson plans and materials. Activities are designed for your child to do at home with little parental supervision. Activities will engage your child’s imagination and encourage them to think critically, problem solve, use their creativity and will even have some fitness fun mixed in! Pick up instructions will be made available after registration ends.

Registration Begins: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Online Registration: smgov.net/reserve
Fee $125

310-458-8540 • CREST@SMGOV.NET • SMGOV.NET/CREST

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CREST Fit Kids – March 2021

REGISTER NOW!

CREST Fit Kids is a pilot program that empowers youth ages 8-11 in building healthy lifestyles. The program offers fun fitness activities, organized games, and a variation of sports drills that build self-esteem and strong bodies. The goal is to offer a variety of child-specific sessions to get the kids accustomed to an active lifestyle as well as honing their character with positive interactions.

Registration opens 2/3 at 6 a.m. smgov.net/reserve
Financial assistant is available.

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CREST Club registration is now open online for 4th and 5th graders

CREST Club registration is now open online for 4th and 5th graders with a variety of activities including onsite supervision during distance learning, homework assistance, outdoor games and activities.
Due to health and safety guidelines, we will have the capacity to serve 24 participants per site. Registration will take place on a first come first serve basis for 4th and 5th grade participants only. Registration will be managed by maintaining both full-fee and financial assistance spaces equally enrolled at 50% each. Online registration is available at smgov.net/reserve.
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CREST Offerings at WRLC:

CREST Club

CREST Club provides 4th and 5th graders with homework assistance, enriching activities, organized games, from school dismissal to 6pm. Participants also partake in special events and field trips.  If you are interested in signing up, please make sure to submit your application in person at the CREST Youth Office: 1133 7th St Santa Monica. You’re also welcome to scan or email the attached application to crest.mailbox@smgov.net.

Please Note: City of Santa Monica CREST will no longer offer AM Care or Late Start options. Our SMMUSD partners will offer AM Care options at all elementary schools.  Please contact SMMUSD’s Child Development Services at 310-399-5865 or for enrollment information visit their website at www.smmusd.org/CDS . 

CREST Club: Registration is open. If you are interested in signing up, please make sure to submit your application in person at the CREST Youth Office: 1133 7th St Santa Monica. You’re also welcome to scan or email the attached application to crest.mailbox@smgov.net.

Enrichment

Our school-based enrichment classes are an easy way for parents to add exciting learning adventures to their child’s day. All classes are led by hand-picked, professional instructors for youth in grades TK-5.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available to qualifying families and can be used for CREST Programs, Camps, Aquatic Swim Lessons, and Community Classes. Some restrictions may apply. For more information visit smgov.net/financial assistance.