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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

Updated: March 31, 2022

Information for the 2022-23 school year is forthcoming and will be available in early June. Please check back.

After 32 years of serving the afterschool needs of thousands of families, the program offers plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, games and play to help kids burn off some steam and unwind from the school day.

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

Dates: September 8, 2021 – June 16, 2022 except for school holidays. KIDS INC is offered every day that school is in session.

Time:  Afterschool – 5:45 pm

Fee: $195.00 per month per child.

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

Activity #: 401130 (Select the school and add to cart.)

Available openings offered to people on waitlist.

Questions? Contact our staff.

KIDS INC Frequently Asked Questions:

Updated: Jan. 14, 2022

Are face coverings required?

Kids Inc follows state, local, and school guidance. As of March 12, 2022, masks are no longer required.

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.

Are scholarships available?

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

Is there a part-time or less-than-5-days option?

Not at this time. We are prioritizing families who need care every day first.

Why can’t you accept more participants at each school?

In recent years we’ve attempted to increase the size of Kids Inc but found that both staff and space resources limit our ability to provide a high-quality program. We are prioritizing the safety and quality of the experience for everyone with the current capacities. We will continually monitor the program and add additional spaces whenever possible.

Are siblings considered when selecting participants?

Yes. The selection will be by family and not by individual children so there is not a chance for one sibling to get into the program and other not to.

Image of a kid and instructor in a childcare class in Bend.

KIDS Inc application period is now closed.

Children conducting a science project

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
Camps Program 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
Camps Program 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.

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. – 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.