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Scottsdale's After-School Program

***NEW*** Registration for the 2017/2018 School Year After School Programs begins May 10 for residents, and May 11 for non-residents. View our program information sheet for details

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, September 22nd, 2017
Location: Soleri Bridge | 4420 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm
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
8625 E Mountain View Road 480-312-2584
M-F 8am-4pm 10/10 thru 10/14 $80.00
Horizon Community Center
15444 N 100th Street 480-312-2650
M-F 8am-4pm 10/10 thru 10/14 $80.00 

Register for Fall Break Camps!


After School Programs

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

Thrive After ThreeOur 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 calendar including 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.

You can find the teen after-school permission form here.