The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has granted funding for camps and enrichment activities for our children and youth!
The Summer Camps and Enrichment Activities (SCEA) program was designed to help foster and low-income children and youth in Santa Clara County participate in summer activities by providing eligible families with scholarships.
The Kinship, Adoptive and Foster Parent Association (KAFPA) of Santa Clara County coordinates the SCEA program and is your point of contact for questions and assistance. KAFPA, founded in 1989, provides resources and advocates for the needs of kinship, adoptive and foster families in Santa Clara County.
There are several camps and enrichment activities for children and youth with various interests such as science, karate, programming, music, art, fitness, horseback riding, cooking, sports and many, many more! There are also camps and activities for children and youth with special needs.
Who is eligible to enroll:
Children and youth who are residents, of Santa Clara County, must be between the ages of 0-18 years old AND must meet one of the conditions below:
- Adoption – Children and Youth adopted through the Juvenile Division of the Superior Court of CA.
- Foster Care – Children and Youth placed (by court order) outside their home in a resource (foster) home, with a relative caregiver or Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM). These children and youth have an attorney.
- Kinship Care – Children and Youth living with relative through guardianship but not in court-ordered foster care. Child/Youth does not have an attorney.
- Low Income – Families, receiving public assistance (Medi-Cal, CalFresh or CalWORKs).
- Probation – Probation - Receiving Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services from the probation department but youth DO NOT have court case.
- Receiving DFCS Services – Receiving voluntary family maintenance, voluntary family reunification, informal supervision or differential response services from Department of Family & Children's Services and contracted agencies.
The Resource Family Approval (RFA) Requirements Support & Assistance to DFCS Resource Families Intensive Treatment Foster Care Programs Kinship, Adoptive and Foster Parent Association (KAFPA) Resource Family FAQ2-1-1 United Way Bay AreaKAFPA Summer Youth Program for Foster and Low-Income Youths