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 4 – Aug. 3 M – F 7:45am – 5:30pm


  • Must have completed kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year or be 6 years old by June 1, 2018. If your child is in kindergarten, but won’t be 6 until after June 1, 2018, please come to Bismarck Parks and Recreation office to register.
  • Activity Centers will close at 12 noon on August 3
  • No program on July 4-6
  • 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 3.
  • $410/child – if received Friday, May 4 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 24 hours of registration. Once your completed packet is received, your child(ren)’s registration for Activity Center is complete.
  • Activity Center Info Packet
School Location Code
Centennial 2800 Ithica Dr 10418
Grimsrud 716 St. Benedict Dr 10419
Liberty 5400 Onyx Dr. 10420
Northridge 1727 N. 3rd St. 10421
Prairie Rose 2200 Oahe Bend 10422
Rita Murphy 611 N. 31st St. 10423
Robert Miller 1989 N. 20th St. 10424
Roosevelt 613 W. Ave. B 10425
Solheim 325 Munich Dr. 10426
Sunrise 3800 Nickerson Ave. 10427

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.