BPRD strives to provide an inclusive approach to recreation. Inclusion is individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities simultaneously. In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations are provided. Reasonable accommodations are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering the program. Inclusion makes it possible for individuals to choose from the vast array of programs offered by BPRD.
To request inclusion services for you or your child, please contact Cheryl Kelley, TR Program Coordinator at 541-706-6121 or Cheryl@bendparksandrec.org
We ask that you contact us at least one week prior to the start of the program.
Offered by Recreation Departments
Before, After, and Out of School Programs
Kid’s Inc: Before and after school programs are located at local elementary schools for children attending grades K-5. KIDS INC has a great staff, dedicated to the care and safety of children. Employees receive background checks, first aid/CPR and youth development. This is an enrichment and recreation program with fun, creative activities and a caring environment.
MAGIC - Making a Genuine Impact in the Community: M.A.G.I.C. is a free, drop-in recreation and enrichment summer program. It’s housed in neighborhood parks where kids, ages 4-10, stop by to join in arts, crafts, and games with trained recreation leaders.
Kindergarten Care: This is a special program designed just for your kindergartner! We provide fun, creative enrichment activities in a safe, nurturing environment after your child's kindergarten class.Pre-K ReadinessThis program assists children in building skills for success as they enter their school years. Through recreation and enrichment activities our skilled, energetic staff will be implementing and modeling good social skills, building confidence, cooperation, problem solving skills, creativity, teamwork and more.
Summer Programs for Kids
Operation Recreation: Operation Recreation meets the needs of the working parent and the fun seeking child! During the school year this program operates on non-school days for kindergarten through 5th grade. During the summer the program operates daily for children entering 1st – 4th grade. Children enjoy a variety of enrichment activities and daily field trips.
Endless Summer Camp: This end of the summer camp is for children in grades 1-5. Kids will enjoy games, crafts, morning field trips, and then afternoons spent at a local park or the Juniper swimming pool.
Clubhouse: This summer day camp program is for kids entering grades 5-6. Kids will learn new games, play sports, cook and create art and music, swim and hike some. Campers will take daily explorations that lead to a variety of sites throughout Central Oregon. Check out the weekly themes and sign up for a day, week, or the entire summer.
Cougar Camp: Cougar camp is one of Bend’s favorite summer camps located at Shevlin Park. This camp is for kids entering grades 3-6. The outdoor setting, camp crafts, new skits and games will keep your child in love with the great outdoors! Activities include: hiking, biking, swimming, crafts, games, and nature studies. The whole family shares a BBQ potluck and camp program on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. The kids stay overnight in the teepees following the family dinner and program!
Enrichment Wednesday Programs: On early release Wednesdays join our staff for a variety of programs located at the elementary schools from 2:00-3:30 pm. Programs may include martial arts, science activities, drama, arts and crafts, language immersion, dance, sports skills, and much more.
Summer Enrichment Programs: During the summer we offer a wide variety of enrichment programs at several locations around Bend. Programs may include: cooking, theater, science camps, nature awareness, jewelry making, pottery, gymnastics, music, and sports skills. These programs are open to kids and teens ages 5-17.
Day Camps: We offer a wide variety of Youth Sports Camps designed for children of all ability levels. Camps range from basic introductory level instruction all the way to advanced level instruction. If your child is interested in sports, we offer baseball, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tackle football, track, wrestling, and volleyball camp opportunities.
Team Sports: The district is a community leader in youth and adult sports programs. We offer all the traditional sports such as baseball, volleyball, softball, basketball, tennis, flag and tackle football, soccer, roller hockey, golf and Lacrosse.
- Adventure Camps
- Seasonal Activities
Juniper Swim and Fitness Center
- Swimming Lessons