Recreation Worcester is a free, year-round, out-of-school time program for youth run by the City of Worcester. Youth participate in curriculum based learning while focusing on our three main enrichment activities: athletics, arts, and academic programming. Youth also engage with community partners that help build programming and introduce participants to a number of positive, healthy, fun, educational activities.
Food will be provided to all youths that participate in the Recreation Worcester Program provided by the Worcester Public Schools and/or Friendly House.
Transportation will not be provided by Recreation Worcester. Parents will have the option to select whether their child walks home or is picked up.
Recreation Worcester's six week Summer program focuses on team work, sports, arts and fun learning delivered by local youth workers and community partners. Youth will be offered different options of activities to choose from guided by the Recreation Worcester staff team.
WHERE: Ten parks (two in each city district) throughout the City.
WHEN: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from July 5th to August 16th.
COST: Participation is free for children ages 7 to 13 and includes lunch and dinner.
Transportation Options: Worcester Youth Pass Program - The "W"
Recreation Worcester programs will be offered at the following sites:
In case of emergency participants will be relocated to the following sites:
Children may walk to and from the school/park at the discretion of each parent. The parent will allow this through the registration process.
Yes, they can go to any school/park in session.
They can attend any school/park at any time.
Children are registered only on the first visit to any participating school/park; it's a universal application for the program.
Between 4 and 5 staff in each school and 7 to 10 staff in each park at all times.
No, this is a free program.
No deadline; there is a rolling admission.
All parents must pick their children up by dismissal time for that particular school, however if they are running late they must call the coordinator of the site. There is a policy for excessive lateness within the program.
Vianna Mercedes, Coordinator 508-799-1328.
There will be food provided to every participant.