Youth Programs

  • Sign Up for Youth Programs
  • 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 8th grade
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
      Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 6:00pm (during the school year)
  • 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:
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
      Tuesday or Thursday; 9:30am-11:00am (during the school year)
  • Preschool Playtime

    This is a special (free!) open gym time for ages 2-4 years and their caregivers. It features our imagination playground and obstacle course.

    • Age group:
      2-4 years old accompanied by an adult
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
      Mondays from 10:30am-12:00pm
  • 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:
      6 years old – 12 years old
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
      March 18-22
  • Teen Trips

    Teen trips provides opportunities for teens (12-15years) to experience new and exciting things in NWA for FREE such as seeing a show at the Walton Arts Center or attending an athletic event at the University of Arkansas.

    • Age group:
      12-15 years old
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
  • 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:
      Kindergarten – 2nd grade
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
      Seasonally during after-school and summer camp programs
  • Summer Fun4Kids Camp

    The YRCC provides 8 free day camp sessions. 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! Sign up begins March 1st.

    • Age group:
      Completed Kindergarten through 8th grade
    • Class size:
    • Dates:
      2019 Camp Dates (9:30am-4:30pm; pickup by 5:30pm)
      Registration (March 1st, 2019)
      Week 1: June 10-14
      Week 2: June 17-21
      Week 3: June 24-28
      Week 4: July 1-3
      Week 5: July 8-12
      Week 6: July 15-19
      Week 7: July 22-26
      Week 8: July 29-August 2 (K-5th only)
      August 3 (End of Camp Celebration – all campers)
  • 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.

    2019 Mandatory Junior Counselor Orientation: May 30th-May 31st