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Free Coastal Experiences for Teens

Post Date:04/06/2022 10:53 AM

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NEWS RELEASE - updated

April 7, 2022


Free Coastal Experiences for Teens


The City of Santa Maria Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety is coordinating three coastal experiences for teens in grades 7 through 12 during the school districts’ spring break. The excursions are part of the Teen Treks to the Coast program, a series funded by the California Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast Grant.


The treks include surfing lessons at Pismo Beach, a hike to Point Sal State Beach, and a visit to the annual Morro Bay Kite Festival. All the regional coastal experiences are free and include a meal. Transportation will be provided from the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, located at 600 South McClelland Street.


  • Monday, April 18th, Surfing Lessons at Pismo Beach (8:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 22nd, Point Sal State Beach Trail Hike (8:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 23rd, Morro Bay Kite Festival (9:00 to 3:00 p.m.)


Pre-registration is required at, as space is limited.


The mission of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety is to prevent violence through safe and healthy programming. In partnership with the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, resources and programs are offered to youth to deter their involvement in criminal activity, drug use, and gangs. Efforts include coordinating free recreational activities, organizing field trips, promoting the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center as a safe place, and offering job exploration, leadership, and employment opportunities.


Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.


Department:                            Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                      Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager

Telephone Number:                 (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:              

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