Youth Enrichment

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

Youth Enrichment

Our youth enrichment 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.

Preschool Programs

preschoolOur preschool classes offer a variety of themes including music, crafts, stories, and more. A creative atmosphere encourages educational and physical development as well as social skills. We also offer special preschool events throughout the year including Breakfast with Santa, Bunny Brunch, a Preschool Parade, and Fall Fun. Browse our Explore Guideto see what we are currently offering!

Rec'ing Crew - Grades K to 5

School days until 6:00 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 schoolwork.

New this year is the addition of an exciting weekly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) project each Tuesday. The kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they are learning. Once a month Rec’ing Crew will visit our Maker Space area in Creativity Commons at the RecPlex and create unique items. Financial Literacy and interesting special guests will visit each month as well.

Find complete information here

School Days Off - Grades K to 5

Starting with games each morning in the RecPlex 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. 

Find complete information & register here

Winter Break Camp - Ages 5-14

Let it snow, snow, snow! The RecPlex is the place to be this holiday season when school is out for the winter break. This  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.
Find complete information and choose your camp here

Spring Break Camp - Grades K to 5 

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.
Find complete information & register here