Surfing In Monterey CA.

Attention South Monterey Community ! The Wahine Project is offering a Surfing program free of charge! Not only is it free of charge but there will be a shuttle bus too! This is a great opportunity for our youth so please share a register! follow the link below and don't forget that coupon code!

Coupon Code for FREE Registration: South Full
Registration link:…

Who: Girls & Boys ages 5 years through 12th grade
Chualar, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield & King City
When: 1st Saturdays of October & November 
Time: Pick up in Soledad @ Mc Donald's 8:45 AM, 
Pick up in Gonzales @ Fairview Middle School 9:15 AM 
Parents can ride on the bus too! Programming is 10 AM to 1 PM
Drop off time: 1:45 PM Gonzales and Soledad approx. 2:15 PM
Beach Location: Casa Verde Beach, 1 Surf Way, Monterey

Notes: Programming for boys is provided on the fall dates listed above (Explore Corps). Girls can attend on ANY SATURDAY of the month with the coupon code if they can get transportation on Saturdays that the south county transportation is not available. Funding for transportation provided by a grant through The California Coastal Conservancy. Programming provided through community donations.


Shopping Anyway? Use our Rewards programs to help support local recreation!

Litte things you are already doing can be the swim lesson they never would have recieved, the first time a child ever saw a ballerina en pointe, the first homerun, or discovering a love of art. Let's bring some smiles to some faces together! Please consider helping in these easy ways.


Shopping at Foods Co. in Soledad- 

We have Foods Co. Rewards card where a portion of purchases come back to the Rec District in Donations. Just complete the Registration and swipe your card after every purchase.


Shopping on AMAZON!

Use this link to shop with Amazon, and .5% of every purchase comes back to the Rec District. Perfect for online shoppers!

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Buy a Wave- Financial Aid

SMRD's Buy a Wave program makes individual financial aid possible. Personal donations by employees and patrons, allow for those who cannot afford to send the children to our programs on their own, can participate at a reduced rate.



1. Only youth applying for programs qualify for financial aid.

2. Tax return documents are required- Listing children as dependents.

3. Registration forms completed for the designated programs.

4. The review process can take up to 14 days.


To Donate to the Buy a Wave program:

You can contribute via in kind donations or monetary donations. Contact Frances Bengtson, executive director, for more information.

Business Sponsorship

There are many options for local businesses to sponsor Soledad-Mission Recreation District projects and programs. 


Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Raffle Tickets- $50+

Special Interest Class- $100

HeArt Sponsor- $200-500

Girls Softball League Sponsor- $150

Girls Softball Team Sponsor- $400

Run Sponsor- $500

Dive Block Sponsor- $2,500


Annual Sponsor $1,000- Includes Girls Softball Team Sponsor, Run Sponsorship, Special Interest Sponsor, Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Raffle Tickets.


Check out Partners and Sponsors on our website!

Donations & Philanthropy

The Soledad-Mission Recreation District and the Soledad Pool rely on the goodwill and generosity of its residents, businesses, and supporters to continue to grow and improve.


We are using donation dollars to reinvest create more revenue and more opportunity. Investing your charitable donation in the Recreation District has an effect on the entire community. Creating positive, healthy, and wholesome recreation for youth and families perpetuates a positive, healthy, and wholesome enviornment. 


Be the catalyst for change for so many.


If you would like to make a donation to the Soledad-Mission Recreation District we accept donations for any program year round.


Mail in donations to 

P.O. Box 1650 Soledad, CA 93960

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