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Scottsdale's After-School Program

Lights on After School Gala at Soleri Bridge!

Lights on After School is a national initiative that illuminates the importance of out of school time activities for youth in the community. Dress up and join Scottsdale’s Youth Development programs to celebrate our after school programs! This year's event will be hosted at the artistic and beautiful Soleri Bridge in Scottsdale. Activities for families will include kid friendly culinary, interactive booths, photography opportunities, entertainment and art.

Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Soleri Bridge
4420 N. Scottsdale Rd.
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Cost: FREE

Fall Break Camps

Don't sit home bored during Fall Break!

Participate in fun and exciting recreational activities including crafts, sports, games and much more. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided daily. A lunch with drink is required for all participants.

Mountain View Community Center

Dates: Oct. 10 - 14
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 8625 E Mountain View Road
Cost: $80 for the week

Horizon Community Center

Dates: Oct. 10 - 14
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 15444 N 100th Street
Cost: $80 for the week

After School Programs

Learn about all the benefits of Scottsdale's After School Program in these videos from a parent, a participant, and a staff member.

Our trained recreation leaders conduct daily activities including:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Sports, fitness & games
  • Educational programs
  • Gardening & nutrition
  • Drama
  • Cookouts
  • Homework help
  • Guest speakers
  • Special events

Who Can Register

Youth in grades k-5, depending on location, attending any school in the Scottsdale Unified School District.


$300 for the school year, with a monthly payment option in 10 equal installments of $30. Fee assistance is available, however certain qualifications need to be met. Please call  480-312-7957 for more information.

Date & Time

All programs start and end in correlation with the Scottsdale Unified School District calendarincluding all regular school breaks. Please refer to each program’s monthly activity calendar for specific dates closed. Program start time is school release until 6 p.m., Monday - Friday (start times vary due to school schedules).


Please use our online registration  to register your child. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis - space is limited. We may need to verify a birth certificate prior to attending the program. If your site is Echo Canyon, Hohokam, Navajo, Tonalea, or Yavapai, call 480-312-2329 for registration.

Drop-in Policy

During most program days, participants may arrive at any time after the program begins and they may depart at any time without signing in or out. By having your child handle these issues they will be developing responsibility and trust.

Special Needs

If your child has special needs relating to disability, please contact Adaptive Recreation Services at 480-312-2234. Staff will discuss your child’s needs and determine appropriate accommodations. Children with disabilities are included into existing programs with their non-disabled peers.


After School Permission Forms

After School Program Flyer