Public Health Advisory

COVID-19 Operations for High/Orange Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Open – swim reservations needed. Dry fitness activities temporarily closed.
Larkspur Community Center: Open – reservation only. Senior social activities closed.
The Pavilion: Closed for ice season. Roller begins April 12.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Other facilities/offices: Closed.
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.

KIDS INC returned for K-3 graders on January 25. It will begin for 4-5 graders on April 5. Click here to register for the KIDS INC now.

KIDS INC | Grades: K – 5

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.

KIDS INC is offered every day that school is in session. Program starts at the end of the school day until 5:30 pm. Group sizes are generally limited to 15 kids due to state childcare requirements. There will be multiple groups at most schools, pending space availability.

Masks are required at all times, and physical distancing is encouraged as much as possible.

Program includes art and crafts, games, STEM activities, indoor and outdoor play, and more.

Fee is $160 per month per child for 5 days a week.

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

  • Note: Westside Village and Ensworth details may vary. 

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-5 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 began on Jan. 25 for K-3 grade students. 4-5 grade students begin April 5.
  • 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

Operation Recreation “Team Up”

All-day youth recreation program changing with school schedule.

With Bend-La Pine Schools’ announcement that 4th and 5th graders will likely return to school full time beginning April 5, the Team Up Program will end as well.

Team Up will occur Monday, March 29 to Wednesday, March 31. Fees will be prorated for the partial week.  Wednesday, March 31 will be the last day of the Team Up program.

We will offer Operation Recreation on Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2 from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for those still needing all day care. The program is open to all elementary age kids and will take place at Elk Meadow and Laval Ridge. To register visit here  and search for Operation Recreation and select the days/school selection.

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 March 2021

What is the cost for these programs?

  • The fee for KIDS INC will be $160 per month/per child for 5 days a week.
  • 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.

General Child care 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.

More Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child attends a private school or is doing a 100% online program?
This program is designed support Bend-La Pine Schools students only.

How are you supporting educational 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.

Children conducting a science project

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.