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:  cfolts@cityofyork.net or jepley@cityofyork.net for more information about each program.

Click here for pictures from all of our programs

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.  

 

Bark at the Park

A scheduled time for your dog’s playdate!  Nothing could be better than your favorite pet-friends playing at the Dog Park! 

When:  June 23 and July 21

Where:  Dog Park

Time:  10am-noon

Fee:  FREE

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York Youth Summer Camp

Celebrate!, Camp Detective, Around the World, Outdoor Adventures, Music Mania,
On the Farm, Transportation Exploration, Superhero Training

*Register for all 8 weeks by May 23rd for only $120.00.  Each additional child is $12/week.

Registration Form

Online Registration for all 8 weeks

Online Registration for additional child for all 8 weeks

Week 1- Celebrate!

Hip-Hip Hooray! Time to celebrate the beginning of Summer Camp 2018! This week is dedicated to celebrations. Movie Monday we will be watching Trolls, Tuesday through Thursday we will be celebrating fun national holidays like World Environment Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and lots more. On Friday we’ll celebrate National Ocean Day by swimming at the Family Aquatic Center. Cel-e-brate good times, COME ON!

When:  June 4-8

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – East Hill Park, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  May 27

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 1 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 2- Camp Detective

Get your magnifying glasses ready, because this week we’ll be detectives. Decoding, investigating, and collecting evidence all in hopes of solving each day’s new case! For Movie Monday we’ll be watching Spy Kids, and Tuesday through Thursday we will put our detective skills to the test. On Friday we’ll head over to the Family Aquatic Center to swim. Put your thinking caps on to help YPR resolve some unsolved mysteries!

When:  June 11-15

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – Harrison Park, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  June 4

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 2 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 3- Around the World

Pack your suitcases because Summer Camp is on the move! We’ll be traveling all around the globe to experience different cultures, and embrace the world we live in. For Movie Monday we’ll watch CoCo, Tuesday through Thursday we will learn about different types of food, entertainment, languages, and sports. We will end this vacation at the beach of the York Family Aquatic Center. Get your ticket for this Around the World adventure!

When:  June 18-22

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – Mincks Park, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  June 11

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 3 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 4- Outdoor Adventures

Log off, shut down, go outside – the great outdoors! YPR invites you to become one with nature by joining us for a week of outdoor excursions including fishing, hiking, & camping. Our Movie Monday will be Brave, and Tuesday through Thursday will be about embracing the outdoors at Recharge Lake. We’ll wrap this week up by cooling off at the Family Aquatic Center. Join us this week for “S’more” fun times!

When:  June 25-29

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – Recharge Lake (shelter), Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  June 18

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 4 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 5- Music Mania

Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do! We’ll be grooving through music week with all kinds of genres. YPR will be teaming up with Kirby’s School of Dance as we learn new moves, sing, and make music! For Movie Monday, we will be watching Sing! On Friday we’ll dance over to the Family Aquatic Center. This week is going to be “groovy”!

When:  July 2, 3, 5, & 6

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – Harrison Park, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  June 25

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 5 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 6- On the Farm

“Old MacDonald had a farm…” This week we’ll be teaming up with York County 4-H as we get our hands dirty, learning all about life on the farm. Our “Moooo”vie Monday will be Barnyard. Tuesday through Thursday we’ll be introducing farm safety, meeting live animals under expert supervision, learning all about the crops that we grow, and much more! On Friday we’ll head over to the Family Aquatic Center. This week will be “farm”tastic!

When:  July 9-13

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – York County Fairgrounds, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  July 2

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 6 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 7- Transportation Exploration

Up, up, and away! This week we’ll travel through all types of transportation. Our Movie Monday will be Planes, and Tuesday through Thursday we will learn about anything and everything that moves! On Friday we’ll go to the Family Aquatic Center. Rev your engines, and hold on tight – this week will be a blast!

When:  July 16-20

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – East Hill Park, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  July 9

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 7 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

Week 8- Superhero Training

BAM! WOW! WOOSH! KA-POW! See if you have what it takes to become a superhero with us this week! On Movie Monday we will be watching The Incredibles, and Tuesday through Thursday we will be exploring every aspect of superheroes and training for the Superhero Olympics! We’ll wrap up Summer Camp at the Family Aquatic Center on Friday. This week is going to be SUPER!

When:  July 23-27

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Who:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Where:  Monday – Auditorium, Tues-Thurs – Mincks Park, Friday - FAC

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  July 16

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline until max enrollment is reached.

Week 8 Online Registration

Additional Child Online Registration

 

 

Create Your Own Park Adventure

Starting in June and ending in August there will be opportunities for your family and friends to visit city parks and use new equipment such as: kites, volleyballs, frisbees, pedometers, bird watching books, and footballs which are all provided by the York Parks and Recreation Department.  All days are subject to change depending on the weather.  York Parks and Recreation staff members will be on hand to teach games and supervise the family fun!  Meet at the park anytime from 1:00-3:00pm

July 8th at Harrison Park

August 5th at Mincks Park

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Soaring High

Take advantage of the windy Nebraska weather by flying a kite!  Mincks Park is a perfect place to let the kites soar into the wind.  York Parks and Recreation will have kites on hand to paint the sky with color.

When:  July 11

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Mincks Park

Fee:  FREE!

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Tot Time

Parents, give yourself a break and your child a little play time.  Each session will include fun activities that allow your child to interact, create, develop, exercise and have fun.

When:   Session II:  July 9-12

Time: 10:30am – noon

Who:  3 – 5 years old

Where:  York Community Center

Fee: $15.00 per session, both sessions $25.00

Registration Deadline:  Session I:  June 4, Session II:  July 2

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline

Registration Form

Online Registration:
Both Sessions
Session 1 only
Session 2 only

 

York Parks and Recreation Swim Lessons (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri)

The Family Aquatic Center will be offering public swim lessons.  Class size is limited.  For questions and registration contact the Family Aquatic Center 402-362-2613
Session Fee:  $30.00

Registration Form

or register online below next to appropriate class

Session 2: June 25 – July 6

Beginner, 11:00am-11:30am -register here

Primary, 11:45am-12:15pm (2 classes) -register here

Secondary, 11:00-11:30am -register here

Advanced, 11:45am-12:15pm -register here

Professional, 11:00am-11:30am -register here

Session 3: July 9 – 20

Beginner, 11:00am-11:30am -register here

Primary, 11:45am-12:15pm (2 classes) -register here

Secondary, 11:00-11:30am -register here

Advanced, 11:45am-12:15pm -register here

Professional, 11:00-11:30am -register here

 

 

Float for Life

This is a class designed for young kids to learn how to survival float if they were to ever fall into water and no one else is around. 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:  Session I:  June 11- 22, Session II:  June 25- July 6, Session III: July 9 - 20 (Monday-Friday, no Wednesdays)

Time: 12:15-12:30pm, 2:50-3:00pm & 5:50-6:00pm

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

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee: FREE

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

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

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Midnight Swim

Come to the Family Aquatic Center for a midnight swim!  Swim under the stars, play water games in the dark, and enjoy the perfect summer night.

When:   July 13

Time:  10:00pm-Midnight

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission

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Parents Night Out

Parents, can’t find a babysitter? Kids, do you enjoy pool parties, pizza, movies and games with friends? Now everybody wins with Parents Night Out!

When:  June 22

Time:  5:30-9:00pm

Who:  5 years old – 5th grade

Where:  Community Center

Fee:  $8.00

Registration Deadline:  June 20

Registration Form

Online Registration

 

Little Movers and Shakers

Little Movers and Shakers is designed around basic motor skills:  Matching colors, shapes, coloring, following direction, balance and coordination.  This program would be an excellent practice of all skills as your child enters pre-school.

When:  June 25-28

Time:  10:00-11:00am

Who:  3-5 years old

Where:  York Community Center

Fee:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  June 18

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline

Registration Form

Online Registration

 

FAC Family Fun Night

This night will be full of activities, relays, contests, and games.  Make sure you bring your entire family!

Date:  June 28th 

Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm

Fee:  Half price daily fee or season pass

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Beach Party

The York Parks and Recreation Department can’t take you on a trip to the beach, but we will bring the beach to you! We will be playing water limbo, having a water balloon fight, running through sprinklers and more! Bring your own towels, fun to be had by all!

When:  July 6

Time:  1:00 - 4:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  York Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission

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Ready, Set, Rally

Ready, Set, Rally is a 10 and under tennis league that teaches the fundamentals of tennis at a pace where the kids will develop a passion for the game.  It makes tennis extra fun with the use of age appropriate racquets, balls and court size.  Everything is slowed down and sized down which makes the game easier and exciting for the kids to learn.

When: July 16 - 19

Time:  10:30am-12:00pm

Who: 6 – 10 years old

Where:  Indoor tennis courts at York High School

Fee: $25.00 will include a size appropriate racquet for them to keep

Registration Deadline:  July 9

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline

Registration Form

Online Registration

 

Kooky Carnival

Come out to the Family Aquatic Center to enjoy carnival food, lots of fun carnival games and competitions!  Score points to get tickets, then cash your tickets in for prizes!  Don’t miss out on this awesome family event!

When:  July 19

Time:  6:00 - 8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  York Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission

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Artistic Me!

Let your artistic juices flow!  Become an artist using clay, markers, foam, stickers, paint, crayons, cardboard and much more! Then, once we’ve created master pieces, the Parks and Recreation will have a spot saved at the fair to have your work on display!  Come and show off your artwork!

When: July 23-26

Time: 10:30am-noon

Who: K-5th grade

Where: York Community Center

Fee: $20.00

Registration Deadline: July 16  

Late Fee: $5.00 after assigned registration deadline

Registration Form

Online Registration

 

Dive in Movie

Parks and Recreation will be showing the movie Finding Dory on a projector screen at the Family Aquatics Center. Sit pool-side as you watch a classic movie and enjoy popcorn on us

When:  Thursday, July 26

Time:  9:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FREE

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Baker’s Dozen

There are hundreds of things to bake so team up with YPR and let’s hit the kitchen!  We will be baking cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, cake-pops, or any other sweet treat that could be made! Not to mention the fun we’ll have making a mess in the kitchen. When we’re all finished, if you like what we made, you can take it to the fair afterwards and compete for Parks and Recreation in the 4-H baking competition!

When:  July 30 – August 2

Time:  2:00-3:30pm

Who:  2-5th grade

Where:  City Auditorium Kitchen

Fee:  $20.00

Registration Deadline:  July 23rd  

Late Fee:  $5.00 after assigned registration deadline

Registration Form

Online Registration

 

Family Fishing Night

Enjoy the wonderful outdoors at Recharge Lake while spending time with your family!  The York Parks and Recreation will be teaming up with the Nebraska Game and Parks to host a family fishing night!  There will be fishing instruction and all supplies are provided to catch fish.

When:  August 1

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Recharge Lake

Fee:  FREE

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Soggie Doggie Day

Let your dog have a chance to enjoy the FAC like you did all summer!  This day will be reserved just for your four-legged friends.  Your dog will get to enjoy swimming in the pool before is drained for the summer.

Open to all dogs that can swim and are compatible with other dogs.  Dogs must be leashed when not in the water.  All dogs must have current vaccinations.  Warning:  FAC has slotted gutter grates that may be hazardous to dog’s feet when exiting pool.  Dogs should exit from the zero-depth area.  People are not allowed to swim; they can be in the water only to attend to their dog.

Sunday August 26th    

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Fee:  $4.00 per dog

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Bike at Nite

Enjoy the well-lit trails of York at night this year as a part of Yorkfest! This event will start at the Blackburn entrance and go all the way through to Harrison Park. Stop along the way at stations put on by different organizations from around the community.  Come and go at any time, we will be there until dark. This is a great way to get the family out and see the community in a different light!

When:  September 8

Time:  7:00-9:00pm

Who:  Everyone

Where:  Beaver Creek Trails

Fee:  FREE!

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