ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Mayor Tim Keller and One Albuquerque: Youth Connect announced that the lottery registration is now open for all-day, COVID-safe summer youth programs at community centers and multi-generational centers throughout Albuquerque. Lottery registration will be open for two weeks, and families will be notified and provided with registration instructions once they are selected. If available spots fill up, families can be placed on a waitlist. Swimming, metro league and racquet sports programs will begin registration on May 8.
In-person summer activities for children of all ages have begun and will be operating under COVID-safe procedures. Every camp will adhere to social distancing guidelines and wearing masks will be enforced. Cristin Chavez-Smith, who oversees the department, said they will be conducting wellness checks on whoever participates in their programs. All staff members at community centers and out-of-school time program staff will be tested for COVID-19 on a monthly basis.
Chavez-Smith encouraged parents to sign up for as many locations as they can, so they have the best chance at getting a spot. Parents can visit yc.cabq.gov for dates and registration.