Public Health Advisory

COVID-19 Operations for High Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Open – reservations needed.
The Pavilion: Open – reservations needed.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Bend Senior Center, other facilities/offices: Closed.
Limited recreation programs offered. Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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Bend Park and Recreation District offers a variety of youth recreation programs throughout the year to meet the needs of parents while providing fun, enriching activities to fill your child’s day.

Important Childcare Information

  • For grades K – 3 student(s), click here to register for the KIDS INC specific locations.
  • For grades 4 – 5 student(s), click here to register for the Operation Recreation Team Up Interest List.
    (Note: Ensworth Elementary grades 4 – 5 students register for/attend KIDS INC.)

You must complete a registration for each child in your family.

If you have trouble registering, please contact us at 541-389-7275 during business hours.

Completing interest list does not guarantee a space for your children with the program, but we will do our best to accommodate as many families as possible.

KIDS INC returned for K-3 graders on January 25. Click here to register for the KIDS INC now.

KIDS INC | Grades: K – 3

The KIDS INC Afterschool Enrichment Program is available to serve families with students in school. We are committed to providing a safe and high-quality program and serving as many families as possible; however, capacity will be even more limited than in past years due to the ongoing pandemic and requirement to follow state guidelines.

We will do our best to accommodate as many families as possible. Space will be opened for new participants as it becomes available.

Beginning January 25, 2021:

  • KIDS INC will be offered every day that school is in session.
  • Program will start at the end of the school day until 5:30 pm.
  • Group sizes will generally be limited to 15 kids due to state childcare requirements. There will be multiple groups at most schools, pending space availability.
  • Masks will be required at all times, and physical distancing will be encouraged as much as possible.
  • Program will include art and crafts, games, STEM activities, indoor and outdoor play, and more.
  • Fee will be $160 per month per child for 5 days a week.
  • BPRD scholarships will be available for qualifying families. Scholarship applications are available on line at www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/scholarships/
  • Note: Westside Village and Ensworth details may vary. Ensworth Elementary grades 4 – 5 register for/attend KIDS INC.

Why KIDS INC?

CONVENIENT: Great program for working parents to meet your family’s child care needs.

NO TRANSPORTATION NEEDED: Co-located program at school demonstrates close partnership between school district and park district to help children thrive.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Games and play promote movement and fitness.

SKILL BUILDING: Creative, theme-based enrichment activities that challenge children and encourage problem solving.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF: Dedicated to the care and safety of your child. Staff engage and interact with participants while being positive role models and mentors. All staff are trained in youth development, CPR/first aid and receive background checks.

Register for KIDS INC.

For grades K-3 student(s), click here to register for the KIDS INC.

MONTHLY PAYMENTS:
1. Register to hold your spot.
2. Pay the monthly fee for the month you are signing up for online at the KIDS INC. Monthly Payment page by the first of each month.

School and Program Cancellation and Delays for KIDS INC.

  • KIDS INC begins on Jan. 25 for K-3 grade students.
  • Whenever school is closed due to an emergency (weather or otherwise) KIDS INC will be closed as well.
  • School closures are announced on local radio stations, TV and the school district’s hotline.
  • When in question, be sure to check with one of these resources.
  • If school is cancelled after the children have already started their day the school will send all children home. You will need to make other arrangements for your child’s care.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Becky Curfew
Youth Recreation Coordinator

Email Becky Curfew

Danielle Bolanos
Youth Recreation Assistant

Email Danielle Bolanos

For continuing and new 4 – 5 graders, click here to register for the Operation Recreation Team Up Interest List now.

Operation Recreation “Team Up”

All-day youth recreation program changing with school schedule.

The Team Up program will continue until students return to the classroom.

Beginning January 25, 1-3 graders will no longer attend Team Up because they will attend school in person. The KIDS INC Afterschool Enrichment Program is available to serve families with students in grades K-3 when they return to school. See KIDS INC information above to learn more about the K-3 program.

4th and 5th Grades

A modified version of  Operation Recreation Team Up program will be available beginning the week of February 1, when 4th and 5th graders return to school on a partial, hybrid schedule. The program will provide full-day support.

Here are the program details:

  • Team Up is offered for full-day on the three days that children are not in classroom and afterschool on the two days they are in the classroom.
  • The program operates from the start of the school day and end at 5:30 pm.
  • Students participate in a brief virtual meeting with their teacher at the beginning of the day and then alternate independent study times with recreation and enrichment activities.
  • Masks are required at all times, and physical distancing encouraged as much as possible.
  • Fee is $120 per week, per child.
  • Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. Financial information is requested when registering and will be used to determine assistance levels.
  • Note: Westside Village and Ensworth details may vary. Ensworth Elementary grades 4 – 5 register for/attend KIDS INC.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Becky Curfew
Youth Recreation Coordinator

Email Becky Curfew

Danielle Bolanos
Youth Recreation Assistant

Email Danielle Bolanos

Frequently Asked Questions — Updated for January 2021

Will BPRD offer child care programs with the change to in-person and hybrid school schedules for elementary school students?

Yes. We will offer continue to offer child care programs in partnership with Bend-La Pine Schools. We know that the return to school will be another adjustment period for families and it is our goal to assist as many families as possible within safety regulations. The Team Up program has provided all-day care for up to 40 students from 1st-5th grade at each of 15 elementary schools in Bend since September.

Will KIDS INC registration from May be honored?

No. After consideration, we will not proceed with the previous KIDS INC registration process. It has been 7 months since that process and we know that family situations have changed. We are asking families to complete a brief KIDS INC interest registration to begin a new process.

What is purpose of the interest list registration?

The purpose of the interest list registration is to gauge demand for both all-day and afterschool programs and we will determine the best method to provide equitable access to the limited spaces available. We are also working with schools to identify what space is available. With this information, we can complete planning and determine the most equitable way to prioritize participation.

What will occur after the interest list registration results are collected?

We have a number of options depending on need and the method of registration. 

  • After offering spots to all those on the interest list, KIDS INC opened for registration to the public on January 20 at noon. 
  • Team Up sign up is still on the Interest List. We are working quickly to determine program details and availability based on the interest list. There will be additional information provided to interested families. This process will be swift to start the program on Monday, February 1 and families will be contacted as soon as possible. Space will be limited, and families are encouraged to consider back-up plans.

What is the cost for these programs?

  • The fee for KIDS INC will be $160 per month/per child for 5 days a week.
  • The fee for the modified Team Up program is $120 per week/per child.
  • BPRD scholarships may be available for qualifying families. Scholarship applications are available on line at www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/scholarships/
  • Note: Westside Village details may vary.

What if we have children in multiple grades?

We will do our best to keep families together, so if one child is confirmed for either Team Up for 4th and 5th graders or a KIDS INC afterschool program for K – 3rd graders, we will accommodate siblings within the same household in the appropriate program.

General Team Up FAQs:

How is health and safety being addressed?

The health and safety participants is our highest priority. We have procedures and protocols in place that meet all COVID-related childcare and Oregon Health Authority guidelines.  These include the following:

  • Stable group size is limited to no more than 20 participants. The purpose of stable groups is to limit the potential spread of the virus should there be an exposure.
  • Stable groups have separate spaces and remain physically separate throughout the day.
  • Staff ratio is normally 1 staff to 10 or fewer participants and never more than 1 staff to 15 participants.
  • Daily health screening take place at check in.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged as much as possible. 
  • Face covering are required for all staff and participants.
  • Frequent hand washing, sanitization, and hygiene are expected.

How do I apply for Operation Recreation "Team Up"?

Application and Selection Process

To be considered for space in the Operation Recreation: “Team Up” program, application must be completed and submitted.

Sign up on the Team Up Interest List now to be considered for the 2021 program.

To apply:

  1. Go to the BPRD Registration Website. Operation Recreation “Team Up” Interest List is Activity # 401210.
  2. Complete an application for each child to be considered for the all-day program.
  3. Complete financial information if applying for assistance.

Complete an application for each child. The application does not guarantee a place in the program. A designated number of spaces will be reserved for lower income families in need of financial assistance.

Applications will continue to be accepted if some spots remain available. Should spots not be available, complete an application to be placed on a waiting list.

You will be notified by email or phone whether or not your child(ren) have a spot in the program. We will provide you with information on financial assistance awarded at this time. You will need to pay for the first two weeks to confirm your spot.

More Frequently Asked Questions about Operation Recreation "Team Up"

What is the purpose of the Operation Recreation “Team Up” program during distance learning?
This program provides supervised all-day care for elementary school-age children who do not have an alternative arrangement that meets their working family’s needs. It is not intended to replace in-person education or instruction.

How is financial assistance be determined?
The BPRD application includes questions to help determine financial need. Assistance amounts is based on household size and income levels and varies depending on financial need and may range from 50%-90% support.

How are reduced fees spots awarded?
Families must demonstrate financial need during the application process. Reduced-fee spots are allocated based on the percentage of free and reduced lunch students at each school. If spots are not used at a school, they will be available at another school.

What if my child attends a private school or is doing a 100% online program?
This program is designed support Bend-La Pine students in the Comprehensive Distance Learning. Because private schools and online programs do not follow the same schedule and curriculum, it would be difficult to integrate them into the program.

How are you supporting distance learning in the program?
While we do our best to encourage and support kids with their distance learning, our program is not intended to replace instruction or education efforts that parents need to oversee to help ensure their children are successfully completing their school requirements.

Is there be tutoring or other educational support?
Bend-La Pine Schools staff assist BPRD staff to support distanced learning by helping kids manage their online instructional schedule, encouraging follow through on assignments and making sure kids can connect with their teachers.

Are meals provided?
Bend-La Pine Schools is providing meal service at all schools. Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch also qualify during Operation Recreation “Team Up.”  Students who do not qualify for free and reduced lunch may pay for lunches in the same manner as when school is in session. Students are also welcome to bring lunch and snacks from home.

Operation Recreation – School Year | Grades: K – 5

Limited offerings until all grades, K-5, return full time. 

No School Days program at Lava Ridge Elementary School.

Operation Recreation meets the needs of the working parent and the fun seeking child! This program operates on non-school days for kindergarten through 5th grade. Children enjoy a variety of enrichment activities and daily field trips. Learn more & register.

Program Information

Location: Locations vary by year, view at Activity link below.

Activity: 307400

Times: Weekdays: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Fee: Varies

No-School Days: view at Activity link above.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Shalee Hanks-Mink
Camps Program Coordinator

Email Shalee Hanks-Mink

Summer Buddies | Ages: 3 – 5

Includes daily swimming!

Check back for updates on 2021 programs.

Join Summer Buddies for the best summer ever! Children will enjoy afternoons swimming, outdoor games, arts and crafts and more! Summer Buddies is a great boost before Preschool or Kindergarten!  Register or learn more.

Program Information

Note: No prior swimming experience necessary. Children must be fully potty trained to attend this program.

Location: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Activity: 205600

Days: Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays, from 1:30 – 3:45 pm

For additional information, contact:

Clare Gordon
Assistant Manager

Email Clare Gordon

Busy Buddies Preschool | Ages: 3 – 5

Sorry, not currently available.

Includes weekly swim lessons and yoga movement!

Busy Buddies Preschool, for children ages 3-5, is designed to encourage the development of social skill and a positive self–esteem through a variety of fun, creative and healthy activities. In a small group setting, children will enjoy arts and crafts, dramatic play, show and tell, circle time and more. Basic educational concepts are introduced such as a numbers, letters, phonics and more.  Register or learn more.

Program Information

Note: No prior swimming experience necessary. Children must be fully potty-trained to attend this program.

2020-21 Registration opens May 18. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.

Location: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Activity: 405601

Days & Times: Classes are offered Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays from 1:15 – 4:00 pm.

2020-21 Monthly Fee: $200.00 ID $240.00 OD per child, 2 days per week
(payment is due by the 5th of each month)

Dates: Sept. 14, 2020 – June 11, 2021

For additional information, contact:

Clare Gordon
Assistant Manager

Email Clare Gordon

The PAC at the Pavilion | Ages: 8 – 13

Check back for updates on 2021 programs.

During the summer, the PAC takes over The Pavilion – Bend’s newest and most exciting recreation center! Each day is different as you get to choose what you want to do!  There are always awesome choices whether you want to “play hard or chill out.”

We’re talking sports, water play, floating the river, cool art projects, outdoor adventures, your favorite games and just hanging out with friends, both old and new. PAC participants will even get to create activities and special events!

Monday – Friday: mid-June – end of August

Full-day: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Variety of passes available.

Youth & Teen Enrichment | Ages: 6 – 17

Check our current offerings in: Youth Enrichment

Whether your child is looking for an adventure or an opportunity to learn new skills our enrichment programs are as varied as the youth we serve. Depending upon your child’s age they may choose from Art, Martial Arts, Spanish, Skateboarding, Music, Theatre, Cooking, Baking or Do-It-Yourself.

For teens, we provide opportunities for challenge, adventure and exploration in a safe, guided environment. Depending upon your teen’s age they may choose from Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Fencing, Cooking, Art, Theatre or more.