Youth Programs

Youth programs are for all ages and are designed to interest all the community's kids!  Together we can help build the future of America.  Youth programs will be added monthly and ideas/suggestions are always welcome.  Feel free to contact the Community Center at 363-2630 or email: or for more information about each program.

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Community Organization Contact Information - Looking for outside YPR programs (Girl Scouts, Dance Instructors, Boy Scouts, Youth Football, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, etc...) check out the list of other youth activities offered by the York community.  


Parent's Night Out - Holiday Edition

Parents, still have some holiday shopping or wrapping that needs to be done? Kids, do you enjoy swimming, movies, pizza, and games? Come out for the Parent’s Night Out—Holiday Edition!

When:  December 1

Time:  5:30 - 9:00pm

Who:  3 years-5th Grade

Cost: $8.00   

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: November 29 

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 



Give yourself an hour of freedom and your toddler some time to make friends, play games, discover crafts and learn developmental skills!

When:  December 5, 12, 19

Time:  10:00 - 11:00am

Who:  3-5 years

Cost: $10.00   

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: November 28 

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 

Candy Cane Hunt

YPR will be hiding candy canes at East Hill Park! Come hunt for candy canes and try to collect as many as possible! The hunt will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, December 16th. All ages are welcome and it is a free event!

When:  December 16

Time:  9:00am

Who:  Everyone!

Cost: FREE

Where: East Hill Park

No registration required - just show up!


Polar Bear Plunge Pool Party

It might be cold and snowy outside, but inside the pool is nice and warm! Join us for a polar bear plunge in 85-degree water which is perfect for a pool party!

When:  December 20

Time:  2:30-5pm

Who:  Kindergarten and older

Cost: $3.00

Where: Community Center 

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer



Stay warm during the cold winter weather by joining York Parks and Recreation! We’ll play games, eat snacks, construct crafts and don’t forget we’ll swim in the afternoon! We’ll even have a New Year’s Party on the last day!

When:  December 26, 27, 28, & 29

Time:  10:00am-noon & 1:00-3:00pm

Who:  K-5th Grade

Cost: $25.00 for all 4 days, or $8 a day.  Additional Children $15/week or $5/day

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: December 19 

Online Registration:

All 4 days

1 day 

2 days

3 days

Additional Child all 4 days

Additional Child 1 day

Additional Child 2 days

Additional Child 3 days

Registration Flyer 


Science Reactors

Unlock your inner scientist!  Join YPR in discovering some of the coolest secrets about science in everyday life! You will be sure to have a blast and learn a lot at this year’s science reactors!

When:  January 4, 11, 18, 25

Time:  3:30 – 5:00pm

Who:  3rd-5th Grade

Cost: $25.00

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: December 28 

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 


Water Babies

This program is for children 6 months to 4 years of age and their parents.  It will build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun and safety in the water.  Swim diapers must be used unless potty trained. 

When:  January 22nd – 26th

Time: 5:30 – 6:00pm

Ages:  6 months – 4 years

Where:  York Community Center

Fee:  $20.00 

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 


York Parks and Recreation Swim Lessons (Tuesdays & Thursdays in February)

The Community Center will be offering public swim lessons.  Class size is limited.  For questions and registration contact the Community Center.

Session Fee:  $30.00.  For lesson descriptions turn to page.

Online Registration:







Registration Flyer 

Tuesdays & Thursdays in February

Primary & Secondary 6:00-6:25pm

Beginner & Advanced 6:35-7:00pm

Professional & Adult 7:10 – 7:35pm



Float for Life

This is a class designed for infants to learn how to survival float if they were to ever fall into water and no one else is around. Drowning is the #2 cause of death in infants only second to car accidents. Our trained staff wants every child to know how to self-rescue if the situation ever came to it. This class is FREE to whoever wants to participate! 

When:  Tuesdays & Thursdays in February

Time: 5:30 – 6:00pm

Who:  Infants, Toddlers, Kids – anyone that wants to learn

Where:  Community Center Pool

Fee: FREE - just show up, no registration required

*To fully gain the benefits of this class, coming to all 8 sessions is recommended.

*For more information, check on-line and watch videos to see how this class works!



Calling all toddlers who are creative and don’t mind getting a little paint, clay or ink on their hands!  Come create masterpieces with YPR.

When:  February 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:  10:00 –11:00am

Who:  3-5 year olds

Cost: $10.00

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: January 30

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 


Pee Wee Sports

Pee Wee Games is playing games in the gym and learning sport skills. Skills will include dribbling, catching, throwing and running!  Sports will include, basketball, volleyball, football, scooters ball, wiffleball and kickball!  So much fun in store during Pee Wee Games
When:  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time:  3:30 –5:00pm

Who:  Preschool – 1st Grade

Cost: $10.00

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: February 23 

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 


Read & Rec March

Join the Kilgore Library and York Parks and Recreation for book check-out, crafts, story time and SWIMMING!

When:  Tuesdays in March

Time:  3:30 –5:00pm

Who:  K-5th Grade

Cost: FREE!

Where: Community Center

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 


Be a Builder

Set your architecture and engineering mind free at Be a Builder where we will create masterpieces using different times of materials; wood, legos, plastic, clay, and of course paper.

When:  April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time:  3:30 –5:00pm

Who:  2nd – 5th Grade

Cost: $20.00

Where: Community Center

Registration Deadline: March 26

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 


Rookie All-Stars

Get a jumpstart on becoming an All-Star.  This program will focus on a different sport each week, teaching the fundamentals and increasing the awareness of each sport for the kids.  The program is set up to have the first hour focused on the fundaments and the last 30 minutes on playing the game.

When:  April 3: Basketball
            April 10: Volleyball

            April 27: Soccer

            April 24: Flag Football

            May 1: Baseball/Softball

Time:  3:30 –5:00pm

Who:  1st – 5th Grade

Cost: $5.00/day or $20.00/all 5 days

Location:  Will be dependent on the weather and a letter will be send home to all kids registered

Registration Deadline: March 30

Online Registration:

All 5 days

1 day

Registration Flyer 


Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny can’t swim, but you can!  Come hunt for Easter Eggs in the swimming pool, then stick around and enjoy a pool party!

When:  March 30

Time:  3:45 –5:00pm

Who:  K – 5th Grade

Cost: $3 or Community Center Membership

Where: Community Center Pool

Online Registration 

Registration Flyer 

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