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City of Astoria, Oregon


Child Care at the ARC


We offer a unique after school program that serves Astoria's Kindergarten through 5th grade students! Each day we will help your children with homework and offer exciting crafts, games and team building activities. We celebrate birthdays monthly and also have special themes. Register for the day, for the week, or for the month HERE.

Monday-Friday, Sept- June, After School, Astoria Recreation Center, Grades K-5, $175/ month, $12/day (pre-registered), or $15/day Drop-in.
Kids Zone: Monday- Friday 3:00- 5:30 pm, (Thursdays 2:00- 5:30 pm for early release) 

School's Out Play: In-service/ Conferences/ Holidays: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 

A new adventure awaits your child every week. We have an incredible summer planned, full of field trips, swim lessons at the Astoria Aquatic Center, outdoor play, crafts, and so much more. Don't forget to bring a water bottle and a lunch. Afternoon snacks are provided. For grades K-6. Registration is due the week prior to service or a $10 late fee will be charged. Register online or call (503) 325-7275.
CAMP HOURS: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
$175/Week or $40/Day (pre-registered), $50/Day drop-in
*Scholarships available

Date Field Trips & Activities Theme
Wk 1: Jun 17-21 Traveling Insect Zoo  Swim Lessons Creepy Crawly Creatures
Wk 2: Jun 24-28 Firefighter Museum/Police visit Swim Lessons Public Safety Officer Camp
Wk 3: Jul 1-5* Lewis & Clark National Park  Swim Lessons Early Explorer
Wk 4: Jul 8-12 High Life Adventures  Swim Lessons Amazing Bodies
Wk 5: Jul 15-19 Maritime Museum  Swim Lessons H2Oh!
Wk 6: Jul 22-26 Fort Stevens & Battery Russell  Swim Lessons Outdoor Adventures
Wk 7: Jul 29 - Aug 2 Clatsop County Fair  Swim Lessons  Awesome Animals
Wk 8: Aug 5-9 Astoria Trolley & Astoria Ferry  Swim Lessons Astoria Regatta Week
Wk 9: Aug 12-16 Peter Iredale Beach  Swim Lessons Science Fun
Wk 10: Aug 19-23 Astoria Column  Swim Lessons Our Earth, Our Home
Wk 11: Aug 26-30  Oregon Zoo  Swim Lessons Sea Life
 *Indicates 3 day week, CLOSED July 4 & 5  

School's Out Play

Send your kids to our "school's out" play on in-service and conference days. The children will enjoy varied themes, art and crafts, games, and much more. Dates will be based on the Astoria School District Calendar.

Astoria School Year, 7:30 am -5:30 pm, ARC, Grades K-5, $40/day (pre-registered), $50/day Drop-in


Hey Teens!  Are you looking for a place to hang out after school? Come to the Astoria Recreation Center’s Teen Zone, open after school until 6:00pm.  It’s FREE! There is plenty of space to relax and do homework - or if you’re looking for something else to do, we have foosball, air hockey, video games, computers and more.  The Teen Zone is open to students from 6th-12th grade.  For more information, call (503) 325-7275. 





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Erin has been with the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department for 9 years – and she is one of the most approachable, kind, hardworking, accountable, and passionate individual that we have the honor of working with. In 2011, Erin became the Recreation Coordinator of  Lil’ Sprouts Academy, which she has nurtured to become a widely sought after child care and preschool program. She manages an unbelievably talented team, and has developed fantastic relationships with our Sprouts families.

Most notably, Erin recently spearheaded a campaign to declare “The Week of the Young Child” in Astoria, which celebrated preschool age children, their families, and highlighted the importance of early childhood education. Everyday she proves herself to be an asset to not just our department, but to our community.


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