Youth Scholarship Program

The Concord Recreation Services Department is excited to offer partial scholarships for specific summer youth programs offered by the Department. The City is funding the program through funds received by the American Rescue Plan. Upon approval, scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee when registering for eligible programs.

The first review of applications will take place on May 15, 2023.


To be eligible, the applicant must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • LunchApplicant must be under 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must be a Concord resident.
  • Yearly family income is within the 2022 Family Income Limit – Contra Costa County eligibility chart.
  • Submit a 2023 Youth Scholarship Application.
  • Provide proof of Concord residency AND income.

PROGRAMS ELigible for Scholarships

Program Name & Description
Discounted Fee
Regular Fee
Scholarship Limit
Group swimming classes (ages 10 mos-14 yrs):
Red Cross certified swim lessons at Concord Community Pool
3 classes
Backyard Explorers (entering grades K-5th):
One-week day camp program at Markham Nature Park (regular care only)
1 camp
East Bay Explorers (entering grades 6th-8th): One-week day camp program at Willow Pass Community Center
1 camp
Counselor in Training (ages 12-15 years): 
Two-week leadership training in the Backyard Explorers program
1 camp


Submit your Required Documents by mail or in person.

By Mail:Concord Recreation Services
Attn: Youth Scholarship Program
1950 Parkside Drive, MS/01A
Concord, CA  94519
In Person:City Hall – Wing A
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA  94519
Monday to Friday,
& 1:00-4:00pm

Required Documents

  1. 2023 Youth Scholarship Program Application
  2. Proof of Residency – Provide a copy of a current utility bill.
  3. Proof of Income– We cannot accept any other form of documentation than the options listed below:
    • Provide a copy of a current year’s Letter of Award for one or more of the following programs:
        • California’s Life Line Program
        • Food Stamps (California Advantage or Cal-Fresh)
        • Medicaid
        • Medi-Cal
        • Subsidized Housing HUD Section 8 Rent Subsidy
        • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
        • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
        • CA State Unemployment Insurance Benefits (If both parents/guardians are unemployed)
    • OR Provide a copy of a previous year’s tax return. Income limits set by the Housing and Urban Development in Contra Costa County below will determine eligibility.

2022 Family Income LIMIT - Contra Costa County

Household Size
Income Limit

Household Size
Income Limit





Notification of Award

Applicant (parent) will be notified by email if application has met all minimum requirements. The Registration Office will then review the application and contact applicant with class/camp options. Registration will not be complete until payment of Discounted Fees has been made through the Registration Office. 


Call (925) 671-3490 or email