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Don't miss out on Great Family Activities in Encinitas, California.

Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California. Located within Southern California, it is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of San Diego , between Solana Beach and Carlsbad, and about 95 miles (153 km) south of Los Angeles. It includes the communities of Olivehain, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Leucadia. (Zip Codes 92007, 92023, 92024)

Scouting[]

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Looking for youth club activities? Several programs below help youth grow physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Some of these programs are widely recognized for both FUN and opening great career pathways, improving upon what your children may be getting from home, school or church.

This scouting program features many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Also find great youth discount rates to exciting family events.


Cub Scouting (ages 6-10)[]

Cub Scout Packs holds weekly indoor/outdoor adventure activities for youth in grades K-5. Join in fun city tours, community service projects, STEM projects, nature hikes and more. Choose from Boy Packs, Girl Packs or Family Packs meeting in your neighborhood.

  • See BeAScout.org to find Boy Packs, Girl Packs and/or Family Packs meeting in your neighborhood.
Pack # Charter Org Location Status Notes
Pack 797 Elks Lodge #2243 Cardiff-by-the-Sea Boys / Girls Most of our members attend Cardiff Elementary or Ada Harris Elementary, but we welcome other kids in the area who are interested in joining Cub Scouts.
Pack 772 American Legion Post #416 Encinitas Boy Pack Pack 772 supports boys from Encinitas & LaCosta. We believe in having FUN WITH A PURPOSE
Pack 774 Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Encinitas Boy Pack
Pack 776 St John The Evangelist Church Encinitas Boy Pack

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Scouts BSA (ages 11-17)[]

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Scouts BSA - Troops for Boys / Troops for Girls-
Weekly meetings / monthly outings / annual summer adventure trips. Scouting teaches important life and leadership skills for youth ages 11-17.

  • See BeAScout.org to find Scout Troops meeting in your neighborhood.
Troop # Charter Org Location Status Notes
Troop 766 Village Presbyterian Church Rancho Santa Fe Boy Troop
Troop 774 San Dieguito United Methodist Church Encinitas CA Boy Troop Local car camping. High adventure treks to the Sierras, Philmont, Colorado River and more! Tuesdays 7-8:30pm (during school year).
Troop 776 St John the Evangelist Church Encinitas CA Boy Troop Traditional Scouting - Catholic Scouting. Located in Encinitas, we meet at St. John the Evangelical. Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Olivenhain and San Marcos.
Troop 777 Elks Lodge #2243 Encitas CA Boy Troop Our Troop meets every Monday night, year-round. We offer a varied high adventure program in a boy-lead Troop.
Troop 2000 (Boys) Sts Constantine & Helens Greek Orthodox Church Cardiff CA Boy Troop Located in Olivenhain, California. Troop 2000 gathers almost every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Ranch View Baptist Church
Troop 2000 (Girls) Sts Constantine & Helens Greek Orthodox Church Cardiff CA Girl Troop Located in Olivenhain, California. Troop 2000 gathers almost every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Ranch View Baptist Church

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Venturing BSA (ages 14-20)[]

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Venturing BSA hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme.

  • See BeAScout.org to find Venturing Crews meeting in your neighborhood.


Crew # Charter Org Location Status Notes
Crew 2000 Sts Constantine & Helens Greek Orthodox Church Cardiff CA Co-ed Scouting Hi-Adventure

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Sea Scouts BSA (ages 14-20)[]

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Sea Scouts hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

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BSA Council Scout Camps[]

This scouting program features many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Also find great youth discount rates to exciting family events.

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Exploring (ages 14-20)[]

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Exploring (ages 14-20) hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Exploring leaders volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for young adults. The priority of Exploring is gaining practical experience in a career field.


Post # Program Location Status Notes
1600 Valley Center Fire Explorers Valley Center CA Co-ed Focuses on the actual expectations and educational goals for the fire service.
2200 Carlsbad Fire Explorer 2200 Carlsbad CA Co-ed Fire Exploring is a hands-on program available to young men and women between 15 and 20 years of age interested in learning  more about a career in the fire service.
2223 Escondido Fire Explorers Escondido CA Co-ed Explorer Post is a career-oriented youth program chartered through Learning for Life. Our Post has been active since 1981. Expose young people to the various aspects of the fire service while developing character, morals, values and a sense of responsibility.
2740 North County Fire Explorers Fallbrook CA Co-ed The North County Fire Explorer Post is a youth oriented program directed at helping young adults who have an interest in the fire service

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Girls Scouts of USA[]

  • Girl Scouts San Diego - Girl Scouts prepares girls to empower themselves and promotes compassion, courage, confidence, character, leadership, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship through activities involving camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts' achievements are recognized with various special awards, including the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

Girl Scout membership is organized according to grade, with activities designed for each level. GSUSA is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and accepts girls of all backgrounds.

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Home School Clubs[]

Community homeschool clubs are a cooperative of families who homeschool their children. It provides an opportunity for children to learn from other parents who are more specialized in certain areas or subjects. Parents can also share best practices with each other. Co-ops also provide social interaction. They may take lessons together or go on field trips. Some co-ops also offer events such as prom and graduation and shakespeare clubs for homeschoolers.

Charter schools are built on the belief that kids come first. They keep red tape and bureaucracy out of public education and give passionate teachers the freedom to do what they do best: teach. That means that charter schools are launching bright futures and sending more kids to college, especially in communities where high-quality schools are needed most.

  • California Home School Network - Family home school expos in California.
  • California Charter Schools Association -
  • San Diego Homeschool - More listings for San Diego
  • Learning With Jenny - Learning with Jenny Tutor for Bonsall, Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, Oceanside, Poway, Ranch Santa Fe, San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Torrey Pines, Vista. Homeschooling, elementary school, middle school, high school, SAT, ACT, college preparation, special needs, CBEST, RICA, CSET -

Sports[]

Team Sports[]

  • La Costa Youth Organization - provides baseball and softball programs for youths between 5 to 16 years old who live mainly in the Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista and Encinitas areas. Our baseball programs are associated with "Pony" Baseball. Our softball programs are associated with Amateur Softball Association (ASA).
  • Coastal Dragons Youth Rugby - The rugby culture is truly unique and teaches the children respect and sportsmanship.

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Individual Sports[]

  • Dennis Tennis - conduct junior and adult classes at various locations throughout North County San Diego, including Altamira 4 Tennis Club (Carlsbad).
  • So Cal Surf Lessons - offers year round surf lessons in Carlsbad, CA and surf camps June-Aug. We teach men and women of all ages, the art and sport of surfing using safety minded techniques that are proven to work.
  • Surf In Fire - Billabong Surf Camps is North County's Premiere Surf School Destination. Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas.

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Open Sporting Events[]

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Arts & Culture[]

City Parks & Recreation[]

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Duty To God[]

BSA A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs.

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Local Family Attractions[]

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Social Media[]

List your favorite community social media channels here. (This is another opportunity for you share your youth group or to ask questions about other youth groups nearby.

  • San Diego County, California Social Media
  • Encinitas Watchdog (2.4K Facebook Political Group) - This group is NOT anti-homeless. We are ANTI-government wasting funds on solutions that don't help the homeless that truly need it. The very profitable "non-profit" organizations like JFS, CRC, and Leichtag make TONS of money from taxpayer grants, and keeping the homeless down.
  • Encinitas Now (1.2K Open Facebook Group) - This group is for sharing and discussing the news, events and politics here in Encinitas. It's a non-partisan, independent forum intended to increase civic engagement, provide an opportunity to learn from others and discuss the things that matter to our community.
  • Sell, Buy, Trade Encinitas (15.0K Facebook Marketplace Group) - A place to share garage sales, local events, things you are selling, services you offer, etc. No advertising for large companies. No MLM businesses. No selling/rehoming animals please go directly through a shelter.
  • Encinitas Progressive Unity (1.2K Facebook Political Group) - This group was formed in the immediate wake of the 2016 election, but we've traveled far since then. Our objective is to peacefully but forcefully defend the environment and the rights of all people. We hope to do this at the local level, but we also think globally.
  • Encinitas Votes (1.2K Facebook Political Group) - Public group for those who know, or want to know, what’s up in Encinitas, CA. especially as it relates to political issues. We are non-partisan and all political parties are represented. Posts must have some relevance to Encinitas.
  • North County Together (1.0K Facebook Group) - North County Together group page goal is to support and share Business and Organization information, events, and photos. We want to support North County organization's mission and support their social media activity.
  • North County Friends (2.4K Facebook Group (Buy/Sell)) - This group is for North County San Diego cities to be able to connect.
  • North County Non-Profit (0.3K Facebook Group) - Let’s support NorthCountySD non profits by sharing information, post, website, fundraising links, events, and just overall great news.

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