Youth

Great Bend RecYouth Programs & Activities

Great Bend Rec offers many exciting programs and activities for the youth in our community. Our Recreation team is hard at work creating, planning and implementing programs you want to see: enrichment, nature, arts and crafts, camps, preschool or extended school programs.

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How To Register

Follow the link to learn how to enroll and register today for a youth program and/or activity.

Youth Programs & Activities2021 Fall Highlights

We provide a broad range of opportunities for creative expression. Check out highlights for the upcoming season:

  • Imagination Playground
  • Story Walk
  • Cooking Classes
  • Ceramic Classes
  • Kids Day Out Camps
  • Family Activities
  • Preschool Programs
  • Nature & Stem Activities

Youth Programs & ActivitiesResources & Information

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Swimming Lessons
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Youth Programs & ActivitiesFrequently Asked Questions

How do I become an enrichment instructor or aide?

You need to have a desire to learn the basic skills required to work enrichment classes. Training will be provided. Complete a job application to get started.

Does my child have to attend the school hosting an enrichment program?

No. Children can attend any program at any facility (if they meet the age requirement).

Does my child have to be potty-trained to attend a class?

Yes, unless it is a class designated for parent and child. If children attend a class by themselves, they must be potty-trained.

Where do I find youth programs offered?

Great Bend Rec produces three program guides a year containing all the upcoming activities/classes for that season. Check out the current Activity Guide and enroll in upcoming classes by calling (620) 793-3755.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Limited Scholarships are available for residents of USD #428 meeting criteria for children 16 years of age and under.  Upon approval for current calendar year; 50%  of program fee is eligible for scholarship. Some activities are exempt from this program or provide limited scholarships and t-shirt fees.  There is an application process that needs to be completed prior to enrolling.

Youth Programs & ActivitiesMeet the Staff

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Garet Fitzpatrick
Enrichment & Activity Center Director
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Megan Hammeke
Aquatics & Enrichment Director
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  • image description mhammeke@gbrec.net
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Questions About Youth Programs and Activities?

Contact one of the appropriate staff members or submit an online form through our Contact page.