Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Youth Care Programs

Contact our Department

  • Recreation Department 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
  • Dayton, Ohio 45459 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0130 

Youth Care

We've Got It Covered!

Our youth care programs provide a place where your child is safe, happy and engaged in constructive pursuits when school isn't in session -- including after school, spring break and school days off.


August 14, 2019 – May 28, 2020 
Weekdays from 9am - 12pm.

Lil' Crew is offered Monday-Friday from 9AM-12PM and parents can choose for their child to attend weekly, daily, or intermittently. Parents are free to leave the facility during the program, opening up three hours where they can run errands, hit up one of our fitness classes, run to doctors' appointments, schedule work meetings, or maybe just head home and take a well-deserved nap!

Little ones will enjoy a morning full of activities that blend our most popular current preschool class offerings such as art, cooking, gym and sports with a swim component built in! Additionally, children will have the chance to play on our indoor Garden Playhouse, which was made possible through a generous donation from the Yukta Garg Memorial Foundation. As with any of our programs, Lil' Crew is designed around structured care with a focus on social interaction and building large motor skills. Modeled after our extremely successful Rec'ing Crew and Summer Camp programs and managed by the same staff who run our ever-popular preschool programs, we take great care to create a safe environment for your children.

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Rec'ing Crew - Grades K to 5

August 14, 2019 – May 28, 2020 
School days until 6:15 pm

The activities offered by Rec'ing Crew provide hours of after-school fun for children -- from the time the school bus picks them up from school to when their parents arrive. Children can be signed up for one day a week, every day, or somewhere in between.

Recreational opportunities include playing in the gym, swimming, using the climbing wall, and participating in activities such as movies, art and music. The 26-acre Countryside Park and Butterfly Playground provide hours of fun when weather permits. The program encourages healthy socialization with others and offers a daily homework period to reduce the need to use family time at night for school work.

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School Days Off - Grades K to 5

Starting with games each morning in the Rec West game room, the School Days Off program includes field trips, crafts, mental games, sports challenges, swimming, climbing wall and park play. Please bring lunch, swim suit and towel each day. 

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Winter Break Camp - Grades K-5

December 30 - January 3
9 am to 4 pm
Extended Care (additional fee) - 7:30 to 9 am & 4 to 6:15 pm

Let it snow, snow, snow! The Recreation Center is the place to be this holiday season when school is out for the winter break. The three-day camp allows your child to participate in a wide variety of activities that include field trips, gym games, movies on the big screen, swimming, rock climbing and more.

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Spring Break Camp - Grades K to 5

March 30 - April 3 
9 am to 4 pm
Extended Care (additional fee) – 7:30 to 9 am & 4 to 6:15 pm

Kids don't have to travel out of town to have fun on spring break! They can spend their time off enjoying activities and taking field trips. Rec West is the home base, but campers will use all areas of both indoor facilities and the park.

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