Youth Care Programs

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

Youth Care

Youth Care Programs

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.


Explore our current youth care classes and programs in our quarterly Explore guide, including STEM/STEAM classes, gym classes and more!register

Rec'ing Crew - Grades K to 5

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.

Find complete information & register 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 - Grades K-5

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.

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