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 Time
1st – 6th Grade June 3 – Aug. 2 M – F 7:45am – 5:30pm
  • Must have completed kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year or be 6 years old by June 1, 2019. If your child is in kindergarten, but won’t be 6 until after June 1, 2019, please come to Bismarck Parks and Recreation office to register.
  • Activity Centers will close at 12 noon on August 2
  • No program on July 4-5
  • There will be no supervision before 7:45am or after 5:30pm
  • We do not provide lunch or snacks, so please bring your own.


  • $425/child – if received on or before Thursday, May 2.
  • $435/child – if received Friday, May 3 or later.


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 Registration Packet and fill out all the pages. Return the completed packet to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Office, 400 East Front Ave, within 48 hours of registration. Once your completed packet is received, your child(ren)’s registration for Activity Center is complete.

School Location Code
Centennial 2800 Ithica Dr 13884
Grimsrud 716 St. Benedict Dr 13885
Liberty 5400 Onyx Dr. 13886
Northridge at Hughes 806 N. Washington St. 13887
Prairie Rose 2200 Oahe Bend 13888
Rita Murphy 611 N. 31st St. 13889
Robert Miller 1989 N. 20th St. 13890
Roosevelt 613 W. Ave. B 13891
Solheim 325 Munich Dr. 13892
Sunrise 3800 Nickerson Ave. 13893


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 1-19. BPRD staff will do a random drawing April 25 and applicants will be notified of the results.


  • $75/junior leader
    Maximum of 4 leaders per site.
    Junior Leaders must be going into 7th grade or older.