5 weeks of exploration, discovery and summer fun!

Our 2023 Summer Program has ended.

Keep reading to see what our program was like this past year.

The PEF Summer Enrichment Program provides K-12 students exceptional learning and service opportunities combined with summer fun, with more than 80 unique classes on 4 campuses serving 1,000 students.

The summer program, in its 20th year, offers hands-on exploration opportunities to perform, explore, create, and strategize for students entering grades K-12. Students choose from 80 exceptional classes held on multiple Pasadena-area campuses. More than 100 Youth Leaders, from local high schools and colleges, volunteer to mentor students and support teachers and staff while gaining valuable work-related experience.

Questions? Contact Tony Gordo, Summer Program Manager at

2023 Program Info


June 12 – July 13 (except June 19 & July 4)
Mondays – Thursdays
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

High school classes meet at different dates/times.

Afternoon Camp
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Kinder – 9th Grade
$480 PUSD
$575 Non-PUSD

Afternoon Camp
$650 (additional fee)

High School
$95 / week PUSD
$110 / week Non-PUSD

Sibling discount and tuition assistance available.

Classes include art, science, music, sports, math, language arts, dual language classes in 3 languages (Spanish, Mandarin, & French), and so much more. We’ll even have many of your favorite classes returning like Imaginary Lands, Robotics, Chess, and the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program!

♦ Intro Classes for Kinder, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade

Students are supported by caring educators as they create and learn. Teachers use grade level benchmarks blended with art, music, and science to make learning fun. Students should be 5 years old by September 1 for Intro to Kindergarten; 6 years old by September 1 for Intro to First Grade; and 7 years old by September 1 for Intro to Second Grade. Pre-K/TK is not available this summer.

♦ 2nd to 9th Grade

Students choose 3 classes to support their learning and grow their interests. Class options vary by campus and include robotics, musical theater, gardening, tennis, art studio, and more.

Tuition assistance is available for qualifying families.

Questions? Contact Tony Gordo, Summer Program Manager at

PEF’s Afternoon Camp is geared toward supplementing the learning in the morning with exploratory activities in the afternoon. Every student will have the same class activities that will include art, fitness, and discovery. To be eligible for afternoon care, students must participate in the morning component. Students must stay on-site the whole time, and cannot be brought back for additional programming once they leave. Classes will be led by aspiring teachers with a lead teacher available onsite. Tuition assistance available to qualifying students.

Thank You to Our  Supporters & Partners

Pasadena Community Foundation

California Arts Council

Helen and Will Webster Foundation

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation

Ahmanson Foundation

Lakeview Foundation

Pasadena Unified School District