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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.

KIDS INC | Grades: K – 5

KIDS INC is an afterschool recreation and enrichment program designed for children to have choices and new experiences. Activities include group games, exciting STEM projects and clubs. Fourth and fifth-graders will have their own programs with an age-appropriate curriculum.

The Kids INC application period for the 2022-23 school year ended at 5 p.m. on June 7. A lottery will be used to determine selection and waitlist status.

Families needing afterschool care are encouraged to apply so they can be added to the waitlist.

We are hoping to expand capacity in the coming months as we secure additional staff.

Please complete all questions on the application. Families who applied for positions during the initial application period ending June 7 but did not received spots are first on the waitlist based on their lottery position.

Waitlist position for new applications will be determined by the order that applications are received.

We will send periodic updates to all waitlist families and will contact you directly if a spot opens for your child(ren). Click here to register.

  • Applicants will be notified of their status by June 17 and will have until 5 p.m. on June 24 to secure the space with a first month deposit.
  • Due to limited capacity, BPRD staff will prioritize those families and guardians who need full-time afterschool care to sustain their employment.

School Sites: All Bend elementary schools except Amity Creek and Westside Village.

Dates: KIDS INC is offered every day that school is in session.

Time: Afterschool – 5:30 pm

Part-Time options are available: M/W or T/TH/F

Fee: $210.00 per month per child for full-time | $105 per  child per month for part-time

Scholarships: BPRD scholarships available for qualifying families. Scholarship applications are available online at www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/scholarships/

Available openings offered to people on waitlist.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Becky Curfew
Youth Recreation Supervisor
Email Becky Curfew
Shalee Hanks-Mink
Youth Recreation Coordinator
Email Shalee Hanks-Mink

 

KIDS INC Frequently Asked Questions:

Updated: May 24, 2022

Are part-time options available?

Yes. For the 2022-23 school year, we will offer limited part-time options. This is a direct result of parent and guardian input during town hall meetings and survey results. Thank you to those who participated.

Most spots spaces will be full-time; however, we will also offer some part-time spots in order to serve more families. Part-time schedules are M/W or T/Th/F and will be assigned as a part of the lottery.

Families selected for part-time spots will have an option to move to full-time when spaces become available. This may occur prior to the start of the school year or any time during the school year.

Are siblings considered when selecting participants?

Yes. The lottery process will be conducted by household, so siblings will be considered as one in the process.

Why can’t you increase enrollment to meet demand?

We know that childcare needs are great in Bend and we do all we can as the largest provider of afterschool care for school-aged children. We will continually monitor the program and add additional spaces whenever possible. By adding part-time options for the 2022-23 school year, we anticipate being able to assist more families with some receiving partial days of the week.

Are scholarships available?

BPRD scholarships are available for qualifying families. Scholarship applications are available at www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/scholarships/.

I rely on Kids Inc aftercare. How can I help recruit more staff?

We welcome help! Families are asked to refer friends or family members with experience with young children and might want a fulfilling job opportunity to apply for needed positions.  See job openings for details.

What experience is required for Kids Inc staff?

We welcome applicants with experience with young children and want a fulfilling job. We believe in Play for Life and we are willing to train others who share our passion for serving the community. We encourage everyone to consider friends or family members who might be interested and available to join one of the community’s largest childcare providers at a time when Bend needs every childcare option available. We consider volunteer jobs as well as paid work with children when hiring. We offer hands on training in behavior management, group games and more to help new staff gain confidence in their skills.

View positions at: www.bendparksandrec.org/jobs. Bend Park and Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer.

What are the scholarships available for Kids INC employees?

BPRD is teaming up with education partners to provide area students new scholarship and employment opportunities for youth recreation leaders.

Scholarships for college students ($5,000+) and paid internships for high school juniors and seniors offer relevant, real-world experience and enable BPRD to be staffed to successfully serve the community with Kids INC. Visit the webpage for details.

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Kids’ Corner at Juniper Swim & Fitness

Childcare at Juniper for ages 6-months to 6-years has received some updates and will begin once again in September.

So, what’s new? The biggest change is that registration is now available so that parents and guardians can secure childcare on certain days and times with confidence and regularity.

And to make those childcare services match up nicely with your workout, there are well-coordinated fitness class offerings, lap swim sessions and open fitness center hours at similar regular schedules.

What’s not new? Kids’ Corner Childcare will still be the safe and nurturing environment for your young child while you enjoy all that Juniper has to offer. Participants at Kids’ Corner will enjoy arts and crafts, reading, creative play and cooperative games while you swim, workout or just relax.

Here’s the scoop for Kids’ Corner this fall:

  • Registration is strongly recommended.
  • Registration includes four weekly scheduled 75-minute visits per session at discounted rate.
  • Each visit is limited to 75 minutes. Sorry, no discount for less time.
  • Drop-ins welcome; space permitting.
  • Childcare hours: M/W/F from 9:00 to 11:35 am.

Registration Childcare

  • TODDLER – Ages: 6 – 29 months. Limited availability. $30.00 ID $36.00 OD / session
  • PRESCHOOL – Ages: 30 months – 6 years old. $25.00 ID $30.00 OD / session
  • Days/Times: M/W or F: 9:00 – 10:15 am – OR – 10:20 – 11:35 am
  • Sessions are three-, four- or five-weeks per month. *Fee is adjusted for three or five visit sessions.
  • REGISTER HERE

Drop-in Childcare

  • TODDLER – Ages: 6 – 29 months. Limited availability. $9.00 ID $10.80 OD / visit
  • PRESCHOOLER – Ages: 30 months – 6 years old. $7.50 ID $9.00 OD / visit
  • 75 minutes maximum.
  • Days/Times: M/W/F: 9:00 – 11:35 am
  • CHECK AVAILABILITY

Sync up to Adult Fitness Classes

To make those childcare services match up nicely with your workout, there are well-coordinated fitness class offerings, lap swim sessions and open fitness center hours at similar regular schedules

Check Juniper’s Schedule

Operation Recreation – School Year | Grades: K – 5

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.

Operation Recreation – Summer | Ages: 6 – 8

Registration for summer 2022 opens April 5 at 6:00 a.m.

Operation Recreation meets the needs of the working parent and the fun seeking child! This program operates on summer weekdays for ages 6 to 8 years old. 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.

Dates: mid-June through late August

Activity: Operation Recreation

Standard Week: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Extended Care Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Fee: $259.00 ID  $310.80 OD per week, standard hours. Extended care add-on is $29.00 ID  $34.80 OD per week.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Shalee Hanks-Mink
Youth Recreation Coordinator

Email Shalee Hanks-Mink

The PAC at the Pavilion | Ages: 8 – 12

Summer 2022 registration opens April 5 at 6:00 a.m.

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, 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!

Dates: mid-June – end of August

Activity: The PAC

Standard Week: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Extended Care Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Weekly Pass Fee: $259.00 ID  $310.80 OD per week, standard hours. Extended care add-on is $29.00 ID  $34.80 OD per week.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Shalee Hanks-Mink
Youth Recreation Coordinator
Email Shalee Hanks-Mink

Summer Buddies | Ages: 3 – 5

Includes daily swimming!  

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: Afternoons on Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays

For additional information, contact:

Jennifer Padilla
Manager of Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Email Jennifer Padilla

Busy Buddies Preschool | Ages: 3 – 5

Typically held during school year months. 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.

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.

2022-23 Monthly Fee: $220.00 ID $264.00 OD per child, 2 days per week
(payment is due by the 5th of each month)

Dates: Sept. – June

For additional information, contact:

Jennifer Padilla
Manager of Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Email Jennifer Padilla

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.