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:

We ask that you contact us at least one week prior to the start of the program.

Inclusive Programs | Ages: 3 – 14

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. Learn more.

Summer Programs for Kids

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 6:00 pm. The kids stay overnight in the teepees following the family dinner and program!

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. Learn more.

The PAC Summer Camp: 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 climbing the rock wall, skateboarding and scootering, playing water games, floating the river, stand up paddle boarding, outdoor adventuring, getting into crazy, unique activities, creating art and playing your favorite games. It’s any way you want to spend your day, even just hanging with friends. Learn more.

Summer Buddies: Kids, ages 3 -5, can 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! Learn more.

Enrichment Programs

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.

Learn more about enrichment activities.


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.

Ice Sports: We also offer ice sports clinics, leagues and drop-in activities during the winter, such as hockey, curling (adults only) and skate lessons.

Learn more about youth and adult sports programs and ice sports.

Outdoor Programs

  • Paddling and Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Adventure Camps
  • Seasonal Activities

Learn more about outdoor programs.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center

Other Resources

In addition to inclusion opportunities, the Bend Park and Recreation District also offers the following opportunities:

children attending an enrichment program through an inclusion service at Bend Park and Recreation.

Find out which parks and trails are our staff and patrons favorite accessible places for play!