Yvonne Richardson Community Center - YRCC
Spring Break Camp
This one-week camp provides kids with a fun and active way to spend their spring break. The camp is one of the YRCC's free programs, but space is very limited. Children must be between 6-12 years old to participate. The 2018 Spring Break Camp will be from March 19th to March 23rd from 10am to 3pm.
Sign up starts January 8th, 2018, and a refundable camp fee is required. Sign up and pay fee at the YRCC to reserve your space. Contact us with any questions.
Spring Break Camp 2018
Summer Fun4Kids and Teens Camp
Join us at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center for a fun-filled summer at our Summer Fun4Kids Camp (SF4K) and Teens! We have eight weeks of themed day camps. Every week we go on field trips, play games, swim, do crafts, and explore the world around us. Our Summer Fun4Kids camp is for kids who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Lunch and afternoon snack is provided for all campers by Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department Summer Lunch & Snack Program.
Our teen camp is exclusively for students who have completed 6th through 8th grade. In addition to our regularly scheduled field trips teen campers will go on a unique adventures to Beaver Lake, Ozark Escape Room, canoeing down the White River and more!
Space is limited to 50 children per week.
Sign up begins March 1st, 2018
ALL OF OUR WEEKS ARE FULL FOR K-5th GRADE. There is a wait list available (updated 3/1/2018)
Summer Camp 2018 Dates and Themes
Week 1: Marvelous Makers (June 11-15)
Week 2: Fantastic Fayetteville (June 18-22)
Week 3: Outstanding Outdoors (June 25-29)
Week 4: Wonderful Water I (July 2-6; closed July 4)
Week 5: Terrific Teamwork (July 9-13)
Week 6: Going Global (July 16-20)
Week 7: Wonderful Water II (July 23-27)
Week 8: Mini SF4K (July 30-Aug 3; Kindergarten through 5th grade only)
CHECK OUT OUR SIGN UP PAGE FOR MORE INFO
Summer Fun4Kids Junior Counselor Program
This leadership opportunity is for teens that have completed at least one year of high school. New this year is an end of summer trip to Silver Dollar City on August 6th for JCs who volunteer for 2 or more weeks of camp. An application and reference are required. Limited spots for each week are available.
Mandatory Junior Counselor Orientation: May 31st to June 1st (10am-3pm)
2018 Junior Counselor Application
Kids' Nite After School Program
Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters we offer an after school program for ages Kindergarten to 8th grade. We provide fun and structured programming that includes educational enrichment and homework assistance. Youth are fed a meal Tuesday through Friday by Sowers of the Harvest food program, and a snack on Monday from Ozark Natural Foods. Additional activities include field trips, cooking, gardening, games, crafts, computer coding, physical education, outdoor education, and so much more!
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X-Factor Home School Physical Education
The YRCC offers a free weekly physical education class for children enrolled in home-school to ensure that participants receive training in Health and Fitness as part of their studies. Classes teach the fundamentals of warm-up, physical activity, teamwork, health education, and nutrition all while partnering with local organizations to enhance and expand learning opportunities. X-Factor is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:00am during the spring and fall semesters.
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Preschool PlaytimeThis is a special (free!) open gym time for ages 2-4years and their caregivers. It features our imagination playground and obstacle course. Sign in at front desk, no sign up needed. See flyer for details.
Teen Open Gym
Teen Open Gym is for middle school and high school kids, ages 12-18. Come out and shoot some hoops with your friends or use other available recreation equipment. Teen open gym time is currently held during school breaks. Check the YRCC calendar for the next teen exclusive gym time!
Teen Trip SeriesOur teen trip series provides area teens with the opportunity to have unique experiences around the NWA area for free. Check out what our next trip will be on our sign up page. Space are limited!
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Home School Families' Open Gym
This is an unstructured time to bring together home school families. This gym time is open to ALL ages, however, parents will need to stay to supervise. No need to sign up- just show up and spend some quality time with your friends!
Kid Crops Gardening
The ARPA award-winning Kid Crops program gives children the opportunity to learn about gardening and nutrition, while planting and harvesting their own crops with Parks and Recreation Horticulturists. Kid Crops is offered seasonally throughout the school year as a part of our after school program on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the garden located on YRCC’s premises. YRCC's summer gardening program is available from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. to youth registered for Summer Fun4Kids Camp.
The YRCC hosts a multi-age level Girl Scout Troop (Daisies through Cadettes). Girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade participate in age appropriate programming that includes first aid, camping, cooking, sewing, marketing, STEM, and more! Our troop participates in both fall product and cookie sales to teach the girls financial literacy and to support troop expenses. We currently have spots available for girls in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Troop meetings are all Fridays except the last Friday of the month during the school year from 5:30pm to 7:00pm plus field trips and overnights throughout the year. Financial assistance is available. Contact the YRCC Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information .
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (except in summer) the YRCC offers two courts for adults to play pickleball. YRCC invites players of all ages and all skill levels to join. Equipment is provided.
Open Family GymPlease check our calendar for Open Gym time, it can change depending on rentals and programming! During family gym everyone is invited to come and be active. Basketballs and other athletic equipment available.
Open Family Gym
Please check our calendar for Open Gym times, it can change depending on rentals and programming! During family gym everyone is invited to come and be active. Basketballs and other athletic equipment available.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Each year, prior to the Easter holiday, YRCC organizes a large Easter Egg Hunt for families to experience: food, fellowship, fun, thousands of eggs, and prizes for youths are provided. Registering for the event will help get you in the door faster! All information we collect is anonymous and helps us keep YRCC programming and events free!
Online registration is closed for 2018. You can register when you arrive on site.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 (11am-1pm)
YRCC Speed Networking Meeting
This meeting invites local non-profit organizations and varying community oriented organizations seeking opportunities to learn about some of the neighboring organizations within the area and hopefully provide opportunities and/or discover resources available by bridging the gap among community organizations to increase out impact as service providers. RSVP by emailing email@example.com. !
Fall 2018 (TBD)
Annual Thanksgiving & Christmas Bingo
Each November and December, the YRCC offers an event where adults ages 18 and up can enjoy Bingo! Several games will be played for the chance to win all sorts of prizes including: gift cards to restaurants, movie passes, toys, etc. We welcome all to join us and be merry.
Thanksgiving Bingo: November 3rd, 11am-1pm
Christmas Bingo: December 1st, 11am-1pm