Culver City Afterschool Recreation Program (CCARP)

Welcome to the City of Culver City Afterschool Recreation Program (CCARP). Staff provides an enriching and safe environment for children to enjoy recreational activities, arts and crafts, games, free play, and homework time.

Our programs are currently full for the 2023-2024 academic year. However, if you’d like to be added to the waiting list at the site where your child attends school, please register here.

Program Information

The Culver City Afterschool Recreation Program (CCARP) is for children five years of age or older that attend one of the following Culver City Unified School District school sites: El Marino Elementary, Farragut Elementary, El Rincon Elementary or Linwood Howe Elementary.  We do enrollment for TK students that are in full day.

Program Hours

  • Elementary (K-5): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM; and Wednesday from 1:45 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Elementary (TK): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 2:55 PM to 6:00 PM; and Wednesday from 1:45 PM 6:00 PM



The Culver City Afterschool Recreation Program (CCARP) operates at four separate locations.

  • Blanco Park (El Rincon Elementary School)
    • 5801 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
  • El Marino Park (El Marino Language School)
    • 5301 Berryman Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
  • Linwood Howe Elementary School
    • 4100 Irving Pl., Culver City, CA 90232
  • Lindberg Park (Farragut Elementary School)
    • 5041 Rhoda Way, Culver City, CA 90230


Holiday Schedule: CCARP is not offered on pupil free days, holidays, and during school vacations. CCARP follows the Culver City Unified School District calendar and adjusts hours according to early dismissal days except for Kindergarten.  We are also closed for winter, spring and summer recesses.  Day Camp is available during winter, spring and summer breaks for a separate fee.

Important Phone Numbers:


Frequently Asked Questions

How late can I pick my child up?

CCARP ends promptly at 6:00 PM. You may sign your child out any time before 6:00 PM. At 6:01 PM, staff will begin calling all the phone numbers on your Emergency Information form. If no one can be reached and your child is not picked up by 7:00 PM, they will be taken directly to the Culver City Police Department (310) 837-1221.  In order to avoid this, please arrange a back-up plan for your child’s pick-up prior to needing it.  

Are snacks provided?

We do not provide any food for participants. Please pack an afterschool snack for your child(ren). Prepackaged treats may be provided on special event days.

Can I bring food to celebrate my child's birthday?

All food brought by parents to celebrate a child's birthday must be cleared by the Recreation Coordinator. All items must be pre-packaged.

Is there a Lost and Found?

All items found by staff at the end of the day are taken to the Registration Office located at 4117 Overland Ave in the Veterans Memorial Building.  You may call (310) 253-6650 to ask about missing items.  

Absence Procedure

If your child will be absent from the program on any given day, you are required to call the office (310) 253-6676 or send an email before 12:00 noon.





Initial Registration

Step 2.Pick the CCARP Location you Would Like from the Drop Down 

We offer CCARP in various locations throughout the city.  Be sure to remember which location you choose, because you will want to choose the same location each month. 

Step 3.Review Your Cart to Confirm you Have Added the CCARP Location you Want 

Step 4.Login or Create your Account with Activenet

Step 5.Checkout and Pay


Code of Behavior

Please remember City operated programs are designed as a large group interaction experience.

  • No cussing, foul language or mean remarks. This includes obscene gestures. Clothing with inappropriate language or expressions may not be worn.
  • Stay with the group at all times. If you can’t see a staff person then they can’t see you.
  • No Bullying or hazing.
  • Clean up after yourself. The janitorial staff does not clean our space.
  • No defacing or damaging property (either public or someone else’s).
  • Keep your hands to yourself. Don’t touch things (or people) you don’t have permission to touch.
  • Don’t disrupt the program. If staff needs to take time away from the program to have a special talk with you, it’s taking time from everyone else.
  • No weapons of any kind are permitted. 


No Tolerance Policy

Bullying, rough housing, fighting, biting, not keeping their hands to themselves, spitting, choking, scratching or destruction of City equipment; this warrants immediate action up to suspension.


Our staff is trained to work in the childcare field. Through proper redirection, children should be able to distinguish for themselves the difference between right and wrong, acceptable and unacceptable behaviors.  In an effort to preserve a safe environment for all participants and staff, misconduct will be addressed as follows:

  1. First Offense – Verbal warning by staff
  2. Second Offense – Supervised break away from the group
  3. Third Offense – Parent notified for conference with the Recreation Coordinator or Supervisor

Any subsequent offenses can lead to suspension from the program at the Recreation Supervisor's discretion. The decision will be based upon the staff appraisal of the participant’s behavior as well as the parent’s involvement in aiding the participant to overcome behavioral problems. 

If issues continue the participant may not be allowed to continue the program. No refund will be given.

Personal Property

Our staff does not assume responsibility for the personal property of any participant.  For the protection of your child’s personal property, if you allow your child to bring anything of value to the program, please mark the item with your child’s name. Items left out carelessly, not put safely away or shown to other participants will have a greater tendency to disappear. Any child caught stealing will be dealt with by an immediate conference with parents and the Site Senior Recreation Leader to determine appropriate discipline.

A Day at CCARP

CCARP has a full array of activities for your child to participate in. All activities are considered age-appropriate to the elementary school population.  Activities are continually added and are not limited to what is listed below.  Participation in all activities is encouraged.

Homework Time

CCARP offers time for children to do their homework.  Your child has the responsibility to attempt to do their homework daily and respect others while they are doing their homework.    

Staff will remove any participants that are unruly or that disrupt the room. Parents will need to check their child’s homework. Parents are encouraged to discuss homework concerns with staff.

Games & Crafts

Whether it’s board games or active tag and ball games, staff will plan activities for all participants so everyone will have something to catch their interest at some point.

Arts & Crafts projects are planned and done in the afternoon and can take over a course of several days or weeks. Please refer to the monthly activity calendar for more details of each project.

Free Play

We believe that kids need a break from the structure that is imposed on them all day at school and after school in organized programs.  Therefore, we consider Free Play to be an important part of our program.  Free Play allows your child to exercise their creative impulses, socialize, blow off steam and look outside of the pre-planned box into the world of possibilities.  Although the children will be supervised and will be given boundaries to observe, Free Play is not an organized activity and will look like it.

Special Presentations

Parents and other adults in the community may be dropping by to talk with kids about different topics.  You will be notified in advance of the topic matter and the presenter.


Staff from time to time will take pictures of the children in the program during regular activity hours.  These pictures may be used for parent presentations, bulletin boards or promotional materials.


and Sign-Out Procedures

Meeting Locations/Transportation

CCARP staff will meet TK and Kinder participants at their classroom. 

Any student or parent having trouble finding the CCARP meeting location should go to the school’s main office and wait for the CCARP staff to arrive at the school’s main office. CCARP staff will check the school’s main office before leaving the school or starting the afterschool program. 

Daily Sign-In

Each program day staff will sign in all participants who are present.  All participants must be signed out in the presence of a staff member on the roster provided at the site. No child will be released to any person not previously authorized in writing by the parent. Please email the full name of additional authorized people for sign out. For that reason, we ask that you list as many people as possible, that may possibly, pick your child up from CCARP. Anyone signing out a student may be required to present identification.


If your child will be absent from the program on any given day, you are required to call the office (310) 253-6676 or send an email before 12:00 noon.

Late Pick-Up Policy

CCARP ends promptly at 6:00 pm. You may sign your child out any time before 6:00 pm. At 6:01 pm, staff will begin calling all the phone numbers on your Emergency Information form. If no one can be reached and your child is not picked up by 7:00 pm, they will be taken directly to the Culver City Police Department (310) 837-1221.  In order to avoid this, please arrange a back-up plan for your child’s pick-up prior to needing it.   


About Our Staff

CCARP staff are employees of the Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. They are selected for their experience working with children and their desire to help youth grow emotionally, mentally and physically.

In order to be employed by the City of Culver City staff is goes through a comprehensive background check  which includes fingerprinting through the Department of Justice, tuberculosis screening and reference checks. In addition they go through a comprehensive and intensive staff training which include first aid and CPR prior to beginning work at CCARP. All of these precautions ensure the safety of our participants.


Illness & Emergency

Minor Injuries

Staff are certified in CPR/First Aid and will administer treatment for minor cuts, scrapes and bruises. The injury will be logged and the parent will receive notification upon pick-up.


This is a Well Child facility. Do not send your child to CCARP if he/she is not feeling well.

A child may be too sick to attend if:

  • The child does not feel well enough to participate comfortably in the program’s activities.
  • If your child has a fever of 100°F or greater, they should remain at home and not return to the program until they have been without a fever for 24 hours/(one day) without the use of any medications such as Tylenol, Advil or Ibuprofen.
  • The staff cannot adequately care for the sick child without compromising the care and safety of the other children.
  • The child has any of the following symptoms:
    • If your child appears sleepy and without energy because they are not feeling well.
    • If your child vomits/throws up two or more times in the past 24 hours.
    • Signs or symptoms of possible severe illness; i.e., persistent crying, extreme irritability, uncontrolled coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, lethargy, etc.
    • If your child has a bad sore throat with fever or swollen glands, they should be seen by a doctor and should get a doctor’s note before returning to the program.
    • If your child has a cold with a really bad runny nose or has trouble breathing through their nose.
    • If your child has a bad cough and is coughing up yellowish mucus.
    • Any child with a communicable disease, including head lice, will not be admitted to the program without a doctor’s release.



Medications that must be administered daily are the responsibility of the parent. No medication will be administered by staff.

Major Injuries

In the event of a major medical emergency, 911 will be called, and the Participant will be transported to the nearest hospital. The parent/guardian will be called immediately. We will use the phone numbers listed on the Emergency Contact Form. In the event that the parent cannot be located, the other Emergency Contacts will be notified. Please advise us, in writing, of all current phone numbers and authorizations.

Emergencies and Unusual Circumstances

Child Abuse

Under Mandatory Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, California Penal Code Section 11161.5, City of Culver City PRCS staff is mandated to report any suspected form of child abuse to the proper authorities. Harassment of any other children by any parent or family member is considered to be child abuse, and will be reported.


Emergency Procedures 

Earthquake and fire drills will be practiced regularly so that everyone will know exactly what to do during such emergencies.

If an emergency or disaster requires relocation of the children and staff, parent will be notified via, text, email, or telephone. It is advisable to discuss emergency family plans with your children. This should include arrangements to be made in case you or your designated person is unable to get to the center. 

Natural Disasters (Earthquakes, Fires, etc.) 

In the event that a natural disaster should occur during the program, all recreation staff will remain on the premises until all children are picked up. Your child will be released only to those persons authorized as Emergency Contacts on the CCARP Participant Information Form.

Community Emergencies

These types of emergencies will be handled on a case by case basis. We will work directly with C.C.P.D. and Recreation Supervisors for updates, instructions, and procedures we are to follow.