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Staff that manage the care for your kids have been doing so for a combined 100+ years. We are committed to serving Denton kids.

 

After school childcare + Kids' Rock
  • After School Childcare, Grades K-5
    After School ChildCare, Grades K-5

    ​For more information, call (940) 349-8730.

    Denton Parks and Rec offers affordable after school care with extended hours. Each day of school, students are picked up from school and transported to one of our recreation centers for an array of activities and tutorial time. All drivers are City employees and have completed a training course in defensive driving.

    We offer a variety of activities including intramural leagues, arts and crafts, field trips, rock climbing, "Brainy Bowl," bounce houses, skating, and more. Students also have homework or tutorial time and snack time. 

    Online registration is now available for after school child care.

    • Aug. 15-May 21, 2020
    • Every school day, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Monthly fee, $165
    • Parents Manual

    Transportation is provided to the following recreation centers from the schools listed below. Students must be picked up by 6:30 p.m. from the corresponding center.

    After School Action Sites (ASAS):

    • Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan, Denton Classical
    • MLK Jr. Rec Center: Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Rivera, Stephens
    • North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson
  • Kids' Day Off | DISD In-Service and Holidays
    Whether it's a holiday, winter break, or teacher work day, we've got you covered! We jam-pack each day with physical activity, creativity, and play through a variety of fun, enriching activities and field trips. 

    Kids must be dropped of by 9 a.m. each day and need to pack drinks, snacks, and a lunch. The fee includes all activities, field trips, and transportation. Preregistration is required two days prior to each date to avoid cancellations due to a lack of minimum enrollment. Register online.
     
    Upcoming Dates:
    March 16* | April 10 | May 22
    • $30 per student, per day at Denton Civic Center
    • Field trip fees are included in the fee
    • 7 a.m. drop-off and 6 p.m. pick-up
    May 16 will be treated as a Spring Break day at Denton Civic Center. Please sign up for Spring Break Camp rather than Kids' Day Off. 
Spring Break Camps
  • All-Day Camps

    Unless otherwise noted, campers need to bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Field trips fees are included. The camp fee includes field trips, themed activities, arts, crafts, and swimming. Nonresidents add $5 per session/week.

    Camps are at Denton Civic Center, Denia Rec Center, MLK Jr. Rec Center, and North Lakes Rec Center. Each location has different field trips organized. Please review the online guide for more information. 

    Click here for online registration.

    For any questions, please call (940) 349-7275. 

     

    The Denton Civic Center camps will meet at McMath Middle School March 12 and 13. An additional camp day will be offered on March 16 at Denton Civic Center only. 

  • Half-Day Camps
    Sports Camps

    We're offering many different half-day camps full of fun! Let the kids hone their skills and possibly discover a new talent. 

    Skateboard Camp, Ages 6+
    9 a.m.-noon | Skate Park | $80 per kid
    Lessons adapted to individual abilities. Includes a T-shirt.

    Jr. Golf Academy, Ages 6-16
    March 9-12, 9 a.m.-noon 
    North Lakes Driving Range |  $200 per kid
    Taught by the best golf pros in town! Includes a T-shirt. 
     
    Skyhawks Volleyball Camp, Ages 6-12
    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | McMath MS | $149 per kid
    A fun-filled volleyball camp! Includes a T-Shirt. 

Preschools + Preschool Summer Camps
  • Full-Time Licensed Preschools, ages 3-5

    This will resume with normal programming. ​

    Full-time Preschools
    Denton Parks and Rec Preschools are a safe environment that emphasizes hands-on learning, motor skill development, and creativity. We teach literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology using the Mother Goose Time curriculum.

    Our students also experience and learn social responsibility fostered through a variety of games, center-based activities, and field trips.We are committed to high standards of care and are therefore licensed by the Texas Dept. Family and Protective Services. We are also a Child Care Management Service program of the Texas Workforce Commission dedicated to help eligible parents with the cost of child care. 

    Tuition is $460 per month, and admission requires one month tuition at the time of registration. Students must be potty trained and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

    Denia Preschool
    1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285

    MLK Jr. Preschool
    1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575
    MLK Preschool Handbook (PDF)
     
Half Day Summer Camps
All-Day Summer Camps
teen summer campS
  • All-Day Teen Camp, ages 11-15
    ALL-DAY TEEN CAMP
    Each day begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. at Denton Civic Center. For camp specific questions, call (940) 349-8731.
     
    Registration Details

    Parent Manual
    Fees include all activities and field trips. There must be a minimum of 20 campers per week.

    The first session must be paid in full upon registration. The $20 deposit (applied to fee) is required for all reserved sessions. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable; credits or refunds are not provided for days missed. For sessions paid in full, a one-week notice must be given to receive credit toward another session. Teens need to bring a sack lunch, a snack, and drinks each day.

    To view a complete list of field trips and to register, visit CivicRec.


 

Contact Us

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321 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201
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(940) 349-7275

 

Ofrecemos assistancia bilingue durante horario normal. Por favor, consulte al director de cada campo para el campo de preguntas especficas.