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 City Auditorium at 363-2630 or email cfolts@cityofyork.net or mstuhr@cityofyork.net for more information about each program.

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

We will keep this google document continuously updated for the public to view for when the Auditorium will be closed for rentals. Please check this before coming down for the gym or basement/workout equipment.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UHR3amzAysr2TCXnRre_l31ItvgGxCpR-B7uJLQFsG4/edit?usp=sharing

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, October 1

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the City Auditorium gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, October 2

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Lego Land

We have the Legos, you have the imagination!

When: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: K-5th Grade

Fee: $5/Child   

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 28

Online Registration

 

Parent's Night Out

Parents, can’t find a babysitter and want to attend Sip & Stroll? Kids, do you enjoy pizza and movies with friends? Now everybody wins with Parent’s Night Out!

When: Thursday, October 7

Time: 4:30-8:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: 3 Years-5th Grade     

Fee: $10/Child OR $5/Child with a Sip & Stroll ticket purchase

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 4

Online Registration

 

Pumpkin Decorating

Come decorate pumpkins with York Parks & Recreation! We will have some pumpkins, paint, feathers, glitter, googly eyes, carving tools, and anything else that you could possibly need.

When: Saturday, October 23

Time: 9:00-10:30 am, drop in whenever

Where: City Auditorium

Who: All Ages

Fee: $5/Pumpkin

Online Registration

 

Haunt at the Holthus

York Parks & Recreation will be joining the Holthus Convention Center crew for Haunt at the Holthus again this year! Children will spend the afternoon trick-or-treating, decorating pumpkins, and playing Halloween-themed games! Local businesses will be handing out goodies throughout the ballroom maze. The monetary donations and food items from admission will be passed on to Blue Valley Community Action York County Food Pantry.

When: Sunday, October 24

Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

Where: Holthus Convention Center

Who: 6th Grade & Under

Fee: $1/Child or a Non-Perishable Food Item

 

Read & Rec

Join the Kilgore Memorial Library and York Parks & Recreation for crafts, story time, and gym time!

When: Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: K-5th Grade

Fee: FREE  

Online Registration

 

*NEW* Play-Doh Playtime

Do you love playing with Play-Doh but don’t love the mess or the stress of the colors mixing? Then give yourself and hour of freedom and drop your kids off with us for Play-Doh Playtime! We will have all the colors, accessories, and the right amount of mess to make it a great time.

When: Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $5/Child

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 26

Online Registration

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, November 5

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the City Auditorium gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, November 6

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Middle School “Lock-In”

ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: We want to welcome you to the City Auditorium for a late-night after-hours party! We will be eating snacks, watching a movie, and playing games in the gym. This will be a night you do not want to miss!

When: Friday, November 19

Time: 9:00-11:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who:  6th-8th Grade

Fee: $5/Person

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 16

Online Registration

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, December 3

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the City Auditorium gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, December 4

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Parent's Night Out - Holiday Edition

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

When: Friday, December 10

Time: 5:30-9:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: 3 Years-5th Grade

Fee: $10/Child   

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 7

Online Registration

 

Candy Cane Hunt & Cookie Decorating

York Parks & Recreation will be teaming up with York Young Professionals again this year to provide a morning of holiday fun! We will hide candy canes throughout East Hill Park where we welcome you to come hunt and collect as many of them as possible! After that, cookies will follow, provided by York Young Professionals.

When: Saturday, December 11

Time: 10:00 am

Where: East Hill Park

Who: All Ages

Fee: FREE

 

Snowblazers

Stay warm during the cold winter weather by joining York Parks & Recreation! We will entertain your children all day to make it easier on the working parents with games, gym time, snacks, crafts, and even a New Year’s Party on the last day! Lunch will be provided.

When: Monday-Thursday, December 27, 28, 29, 30

Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: K-5th Grade

Fee: $70/All 4 Days or $20/Day

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 16

Online Registration: All 4 Days

Online Registration: Dec 27 only

Online Registration: Dec 28 only

Online Registration: Dec 29 only

Online Registration: Dec 30 only

 

Science Reactors

Unlock your inner scientist! Join York Parks & Recreation in discovering some of the coolest secrets about science in everyday life. You will be sure to have a blast and learn a lot!

When: Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: 2nd-5th Grade

Fee: $25/Scientist

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 28

Online Registration

 

Artistic Me!

Let your artistic juices flow! Become an artist using crayons, markers, paint, clay, foam, stickers, cardboard, and much more. Come and show off your artwork!

When: Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: K-5th Grade

Fee: $25/Artist

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 30

Online Registration

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, January 7

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the City Auditorium gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, January 8

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: City Auditorium Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Tot Picasso

Calling all toddlers who are creative and do not mind getting a little paint, ink, or clay on their hands! Come create masterpieces with York Parks & Recreation.

When: Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: Community Center

Who: 3-5 Years

Fee: $10/Toddler

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 25

Online Registration

 

Float 4 Life

This is a class designed for infants to learn how to survival float if they were to ever fall into water when 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.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Time: 5:30-5:50 pm

Where: Community Center Pool

Who: Infants, Toddlers, Kids – Anyone who wants to learn

Fee: FREE

*To fully gain the benefits of this class, participating in all 8 sessions is recommended

*For more information, watch videos online to see how this class works

 

Winter Swim Lessons

The Community Center will be offering public swim lessons. Class size is limited. For lesson descriptions, visit our website at www.cityofyork.net. For any other questions, contact York Parks & Recreation at 402-363-2630.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Time: Primary & Secondary: 6:00-6:25 pm

Beginner & Advanced: 6:35-7:00 pm

Professional & Adult: 7:05-7:30 pm

Where: Community Center Pool

Who: Anyone who wants to learn

Fee: $35/Swimmer

Online Registration: Beginner Level

Online Registration: Primary Level

Online Registration: Secondary Level

Online Registration: Advanced Level

Online Registration: Professional Level

Online Registration: Adults

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, February 4

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: Community Center

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the Community Center gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, February 5

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: Community Center Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Water Babies

This program is for children and their parents to build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun and safety in the water. Swim diapers must be used unless potty trained. 

When: Dates still TBD

Time: 5:30-6:00 pm

Where: Community Center Pool

Who: 6 Months-4 Years & Their Parents

Fee: $25/Child

 

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: Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: Community Center

Who: 2nd-5th Grade

Fee: $20/Child

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 22

Online Registration

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, March 4

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: Community Center

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Middle School “Lock-In”

ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: We want to welcome you to the Community Center for a late-night after-hours party! We will be swimming, eating snacks, watching a movie, and playing games in the gym. This will be a night you do not want to miss!

When: Friday, March 4

Time: 9:00-11:00pm

Where: Community Center

Who:  6th-8th Grade

Fee: $5/Person

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1

Online Registration

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the Community Center gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, March 5

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: Community Center Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Read & Rec

Join the Kilgore Memorial Library and York Parks & Recreation for crafts, story time, and SWIMMING!

When: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: Community Center

Who: K-5th Grade

Fee: FREE

Online Registration

 

Grandparents Day

Looking for something to fill your spring break? Join us for a morning of learning, playing, and laughing. Want to bring along your own grandparent? Absolutely! We will learn the basics of baking, cards, knitting, etc.

When: Thursday, March 10

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Where: York Elementary School

Who: Youth & Grandparents, not required to bring a grandparent

Fee: $5/Youth

Online Registration

 

Youth Involvement Fair

This is a one-stop-shop of all activities for the youth in our community and surrounding areas. Parents can sign their kids up with over 30 organizations in one place on one night! You do not want to miss this night and the convenience it provides.

When: Thursday, March 24

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: City Auditorium

Who: All Ages

Fee: FREE

 

Tie-Dye Tuesday

Make your favorite Tie-Dye clothing with York Parks & Recreation! Bring a white piece of clothing, and we will tie-dye it into a beautiful piece of wearable artwork.

When: Tuesday, March 29

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm, come and go as you tie-dye

Where: Community Center

Who: All Ages

Fee: $5/Person

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 22, pre-registration preferred but on-site registrations accepted

*Must bring own piece of white clothing to tie-dye

Online Registration

 

*NEW* Game On!

Bring your family and friends out for a night of competition! York Parks & Recreation will provide the board & card games, just bring yourself and whoever you want to beat in a peaceful game. You can come and go during the time and even bring your favorite game if you want!

When: 1st Friday of each month, April 1

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm, drop in & play whenever

Where: Community Center

Who: All Ages

Fee: $1/Player

 

Munchkin Mornings

Bring your toddlers to enjoy some play time and burn off energy at the Community Center gym! York Parks & Recreation has balls, scooters, tunnels, etc. that will let the tots be creative and interact with each other.

When: 1st Saturday of each month, April 2

Time: 10:00-11:00 am, drop in & play whenever

Where: Community Center Gym

Who: 5 Years & Under

Fee: $1/Child, parents are FREE

 

Pee Wee Sports

Pee Wee Sports includes learning sports skills and playing games in the gym! Skills will include catching, dribbling, running, and throwing. Sports may include basketball, hockey, football, soccer, t-ball, volleyball, etc. There is so much fun in store during Pee Wee Sports!

When: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: Community Center

Who: Preschool-1st Grade

Fee: $15/Child

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 29

Online Registration

 

Be a Builder

Set your architecture and engineering mind free! We will create masterpieces using different types of materials, including wood, plastic, paper, and clay.

When: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Where: Community Center

Who: 2nd-5th Grade

Fee: $25/Builder

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 31

Online Registration

 

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny cannot swim, but you can! Come hunt for Easter eggs in the swimming pool and then stick around to enjoy a pool party.

When: Friday, April 15

Time: 3:45-5:00 pm

Where: Community Center Pool

Who:  K-5th Grade

Fee: Community Center Membership or Daily Fee

Online Registration