Afterschool & Rec Day Programs

Burlington Recreation and Parks provide various child care programs for afterschool, teacher workdays, some holidays and occasional snow days.  

Afterschool programs provided a healthy dinner, snack, homework assistance, and organized games in a safe, fun, recreational environment to keep children active and engaged in physical activities. Full-time and part-time options are available. Rec Days provide fun and engaging activities during teacher workdays, certain holidays, and select snow days. Register online for afterschool or rec days programs (click on the "Camps & Childcare" tab).

For questions and information, contact Youth Programs at (336) 229-3150 or email. For questions about payments or assistance with online registration, contact the administrative office at (336) 222-5030.

Afterschool & Rec Days Information & Forms

  1. Afterschool Program
  2. Rec Days
  3. Snow Day Rec Days

2021-2022 Afterschool Program

Children are provided a healthy dinner, snack, homework assistance, and organized games in a safe, fun, recreational environment to keep children active and engaged in physical activities, enhancing their daily routine. There will be special activities throughout the school year with field trips, special guests offering fun projects and treats. Full-time and part-time options are available!

To reserve a spot for your child at an Afterschool Program, register online  (click on the "Camps & Childcare" tab) or in person at the Recreation & Parks Administrative Office. Sites are tentative based on enrollment. 

To be eligible for Afterschool & Rec Days:

  1. a child must currently attend kindergarten AND
  2. be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2021. 

Please view the 2021-22 General Information and Fees for additional policies and procedures such as pick-up, discipline and important phone numbers. See the Health and Safety Precautions for protocols related to COVID-19.

Program Sites

Burlington Recreation and Parks  and the Alamance-Burlington School System offer Afterschool Programs at the following locations:

  • Andrews Elementary 
  • Grove Park Elementary 
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • Thataways Youth Center (Pick-up/Drop-Off location for River Mill Academy students) 

*We must have a minimum of 10 students to operate any Afterschool program.
*Due to previous low attendance, Smith Elementary & Newlin Elementary will no longer operate as an Afterschool site.

Important Program Information

Registration
Afterschool registration is available online and in-person at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Administration Office (1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215). Space is limited at each afterschool site.  For those starting after the first of the month, you must register in person to receive the pro-rated monthly fee. 

  • If registering in person, completed registration form and signed COVID-19 wavier is due at the time of registration.
  •  If registering online, all questions and waivers must be answered/signed electronically before you are able to check out. Please answer each question with as much detail as possible. 

Fees 

  • Full-time (picked up by 6 pm sharp): $140/month per child
  • Part-time (picked up by 4:30 pm sharp): $90/month per child

There is no enrollment fee, supply fee, or transportation fee for Afterschool. Switching statuses (part-time and full-time) must be made before the 1st of the month & cannot be changed once that month begins or is paid.

Parents that are late picking up their child will be charged a late fee of $1 per minute per family. The late fee must be paid before your child can return. If you are consistently late, your child will be dropped from the program.

Payment
Afterschool full and part-time fees are due BEFORE the 1st of every month and must be kept current. If payments are not received before the 1st of every month, your child will not be able to attend the program until it is paid. For those starting after the first of the month, you must register in person to receive the pro-rated monthly fee.

Payments can be made: 

  • In person at the Recreation Administrative Office (1333 Overbrook Road) by appointment only.
  •  By drop box at the Recreation Administrative Office. Check or money orders only - please be sure to include the following on your check or money order: your driver's license #, phone #, child's name  and program site. 
  • Online - click on the "Camps & Childcare" tab. 

With recent changes in PCI Standard Compliance and to protect information and financial sources, we are no longer permitted to accept payments over the phone for any Burlington Recreation and Parks program. Payments will not be accepted at the Afterschool sites.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds or transferable options for Afterschool payments. (i.e. payments cannot be transferred to another Burlington Recreation & Parks program, another month or to the next school year).

*Payment information is subject to change.

Creating an Account for Online Registration

Registration can now be completed online using CivicRec! If you are a new user, please follow the directions below to assist in creating your account. If you have an existing account, log in to register. If you need any assistance with setting up your account, please call 336-222-5030 or email us.

  • Visit https://secure.rec1.com/NC/burlington-nc/catalog.
    • On your desktop, select Log In/Create Account in the top left corner, then select Create Your Account.
    • On mobile devices, select Account in the upper right corner and then select Sign Up. 
  • Fill out all the required information (address, personal info, contact numbers, etc..) To receive text alerts regarding programming (cancellations, important info), make sure to select your mobile carrier next to your cell phone number.
  • Add additional members (spouse, children, etc.) at any time in your account settings - this keeps your entire household in one convenient account. If using a mobile device, to add additional members you must select 'Desktop Version' in the left-hand menu.