Youth Programs



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  • Kids' Nite Afterschool Program

    YRCC’s FREE Kids’ Nite afterschool program provides educational assistance, meals, and activity time to students in elementary and middle school!

    • Age group:
      Kindergarten to 5th grade
    • Class size:
      36 – 26 full time and 10 part-time

      Full time Status includes field trips, part time status does not
    • Dates:
      Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 6:00pm (during the school year)
    • Register:
  • X Factor Home School P.E.

    YRCC offers a free weekly physical education class for children enrolled in home-school to ensure that they receive training in health & fitness alongside their studies. Classes teach fundamentals of warm-up, physical activity, & health education.

     

    • Age group:
      6-16
    • Class size:
      35
    • Dates:
      Tuesday or Thursday; 9:30am-11:00am (during the school year)
    • Register:
  • Spring Break Camp

    This one-week free camp gives kids a fun & productive alternative to how students spend their spring break. Activities include on-site activities along with field trips to local venues.

    • Age group:
      Kindergarten to 5th grade
    • Class size:
      28
    • Dates:
      March 23-27, 2020
    • Register:
  • Kid Crops

    The ARPA award-winning Kid Crops program gives children the opportunity to learn about gardening and nutrition, while planting and harvesting their own crops with Parks and Recreation Horticulturists. Kid Crops is offered seasonally throughout the school year as a part of our after school program and summer camp at the community garden located on YRCC’s premises.

    • Age group:
      Age Group: K-5th Grade
    • Class size:
      12
    • Dates:
      Seasonally during after-school and summer camp programs
  • Summer Camp

    This program is designed to keep kids active physically and mentally during the summer by providing weekly themes that focus STEM, Health & Fitness, Nature & Outdoors, the Arts, & MORE! 

    • Age group:
      Completed Kindergarten through 8th grade
    • Class size:
      50
    • Dates:
      Dates: 2020 Camp Dates (9:30am-4:30pm; pickup by 5:30pm)
      Registration (March 1st, 2020)
      Week 1: June 8 – 12 Outstanding Outdoors
      Week 2: June 15 – 19 Games Galore
      Week 3: June 22 – 26 Marvelous Makers
      Week 4: June 29 – July 2 Wonderful Water I
      Week 5: July 6 – July 10 Rumble Tumble (K-5) Farm to Table (6-8)
      Week 6: July 13 – 17 Fantastic Fayetteville (K-5) Adventure NWA (6-8)
      Week 7: July 20 – 24 Wonderful Water II
      Week 8: July 27 – 31 Mini SF4K Camp (K-5 ONLY)
      Aug 1 (End of camp celebration – all campers)
    • Register:
    • Summer Camp Activity Guide:
  • Summer Fun4Kids Junior Counselor Program

    Our Junior Counselor program provides leadership opportunities for teens that have completed at least one year of high school. An application and reference are required. Limited spots for each week of summer camp are available! Online applications will be available March 1st.

    Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has decided to cancel Summer Fun4Kids and Teens for the 2020 sessions. We are saddened that we will not be able to offer in-person camps, but we do not feel we could bring the same high-quality experience while guaranteeing safety for participants and staff under the restrictions currently in place. Safety, now and always, comes first.

    We are excited to announce our virtual summer camp program:  Virtual Play in Fay. It is important for us to continue to offer programming for children this summer because we understand the impact of our camps on families in the community. Virtual Play in Fay will be free of charge and registration is open now! Click here for more details!