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San Francisco Police Youth Fishing Program

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:29pm -- admin1
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Location: 
630 Valencia Street
San FranciscoCA 94103
Organization Description: 

Every summer, off-duty police officers devote their time to the Youth Fishing Program, a wonderful volunteer effort that has served over 2,000 teens from youth agencies throughout the City. Groups go out on trips into the ocean or into the Bay for fishing. Not only do the police officers take the kids out on boats and piers, they also spend time keeping the fishing gear in good condition.Participants only have to bring lunch and warm clothes. Rods, reels, tackle, bait, and good company are all provided. This program is truly a unique summer experience for youth who would otherwise not have this opportunity!The program has an additional service for kids with special needs — the fish will come to them on Shriner’s Hospital Fishing Day! Hydrotherapy pools are stocked with trout for handicapped kids to catch, followed by a “catch-of-the-day fish fry dinner.”Join by filling out the enrollment form on the website or by calling the program office.2013 Summer Sessions:
Dates: June 17–August 23Ages: 12 to 18Days/Times: Mondays to Thursdays, 5:30am–2pmCost: FREE 

Neighborhood: 
South of Market
Ages Served: 
14
15
16
17
Free: 
Yes
Parent Event?: 
0
Phone Number: 
(415) 401-4664
Organization and Program Categories: 
Sports & Fitness
Languages Spoken: 
English
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
Getting There: 
Fishing trips depart from Fisherman’s Wharf at Jefferson and Jones streets. Parking garages are available all over the area. Go a few blocks away and find it for half the price for all day ($12). Muni: F Market streetcar, Powell/Hyde cable car, 10, 15, 39, 42, 47Trout fishing is held at Lake Merced but it is not currently available due to fishing conditions.
Contact Name: 
Officer Bob Ford, Program Coordinator