Passport to Fun! Summer Day Camp Scholarships

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The City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department is proud to offer Passport to Fun! Scholarships to qualified applicants aged 12 and under living in Pasadena or attending a Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) public school to ensure that all City residents have the opportunity to participate in recreational classes, programs and camps to further enrich their lives. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis until such time as limited funding is exhausted. Applicants must submit a completed application along with proof of income and residency by published deadlines. The application window will open on Monday March 2 and will close when all of the scholarship funding has been used. 

Summer Camp Scholarships

Limited scholarships are available for Arroyo Adventure Camp, Robinson Park Camp, Villa-Parke Enrichment Camp and Victory Park Camp. Scholarships are for 50% of registration fees. Arroyo Adventure Camp runs for six weeks, while Robinson Park Camp run eight weeks. Scholarship applicants must participate in at least 4 weeks of camp in order to accept the scholarship, a 20% non-refundable deposit is due upon registration and camp fees must be paid in full before Monday, June 1. There are no exceptions to this deadline, and failure to remit payment will result in the loss of the scholarship. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, a customer's account must be in good standing. Applications for suspended or accounts with balances due will not be considered until the balance is cleared. 

Application Process

Applicants must complete an application and submit approved proof of residency and income. Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted. Applications may be submitted in person at Robinson Park Recreation Center, Victory Park Recreation Center, Villa-Parke Community Center or Central Park Center or online at Submitting an application does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. In addition to a short application form, applicants must submit acceptable proof of income and proof of Pasadena residency or enrollment in a PUSD public school. 

Proof of Low-Income

Must meet current HUD income limits for low income limits only. Submit a copy of signed 2018 or 2019 federal tax returns (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) or a statement of benefits stating amount received and how often. These are the only acceptable documents for proof of income. Paystubs and/or W2s are not accepted. 

Proof of Residency

Utility bill, lease or proof of child's enrollment in a Pasadena Unified School District public school. Please note that enrollment in a charter school does not meet qualifications for this program. 

Applicants will be notified of scholarship award on or before Tuesday. March 31 depending on the date of application submission. All notifications will be done via email or telephone. if no response is received within three days of the initial email, the scholarship will be forfeited and will be awarded to another child. Once a scholarship has been awarded and accepted, a parent or guardian must complete the supplemental paperwork that includes a parent agreement. Scholarship recipients must enroll in camp within five (5) business days of scholarship notification and a 20% non-refundable deposit is required at registration. All camp fees must be paid in full by Monday June 1. 


If you have any questions, please call (626) 744-7532 or email