Activity Centers

Activity Centers provide summer recreational programming at selected elementary schools in a day-camp style setting. This program is for kids entering grades 1-6.  Daily games, crafts, projects and outdoor fun and movement help participants increase social skills and enjoy active play in a safe and caring supervised environment. Activity Centers have limited enrollment.

Ages Dates Days Times
1 – 6th Grade June 5 – Aug. 4 M – F 7:45am – 5:30pm
  • Must have completed kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year or be 6 years old by June 1, 2017. If your child is in kindergarten, but won’t be 6 until after June 1, 2017, please come to Bismarck Parks and Recreation office to register.
  • Activity Centers will close at 12 noon on August 4
  • No program on July 3 & 4
  • There will be no supervision before 7:45am or after 5:30pm
  • We do not provide lunch or snacks, so please bring your own.


  • $400/child – if received on or before Thursday, May 4.
  • $410/child – if received Friday, May 5 or later.

Two Step Registration Process:

  • Step One: Register your child(ren) for the selected Activity Center site either in person at the Administrative Offices or online. Once your child(ren) is registered, you can then move to Step Two.
  • Step Two: You MUST print out or pick up the Activity Center Information Packet and fill out all the pages. Return the completed packet to the Administrative Office within 48 hours of registering your child. Once your completed packet is received, your child(ren)’s registration for Activity Center is complete.
  • Activity Center Information Packet (PDF download)
School Location Code
Centennial 2800 Ithica Dr 9254
Grimsrud 716 St. Benedict Dr 9255
Liberty 5400 Onyx Dr. 9256
Northridge 1727 N. 3rd St. 9257
Prairie Rose 2200 Oahe Bend 9259
Rita Murphy 611 N. 31st St. 9260
Robert Miller 1989 N. 20th St. 9261
Roosevelt 613 W. Ave. B 9262
Solheim 325 Munich Dr. 9263
Sunrise 3800 Nickerson Ave. 9264

Junior Leader

Junior Leaders will learn the skills necessary to perhaps become an Activity Center leader one day. A Junior Leader will assist the Leaders in organizing the games and daily activities, helping the Activity Center participants when needed, and helping prepare for the activities each day. The Junior Leaders assist the Leaders and learn leadership and problem solving skills in a fast paced, recreational environment.

Junior Leader Applications can be submitted from April 3-21. BPRD staff will do a random drawing April 27 and applicants will be notified of the results.


  • $50/junior leader
  • Maximum of 4 leaders per site.
  • Junior Leaders must be going into 7th grade or older.
  • Junior Leader Application (PDF download)