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Auburn Rec youth classes introduce kids to new ideas and fun hobbies. Programs for grade schoolers promote independence and responsibility, enhancing their sports abilities, creative skills and encourages them to have social interactions and fun.

Before & After School

DISCOVERY CLUB operates on-campus facilities open every regular school day, including minimum days and PLC Mondays.

  • Experienced childcare professionals, CPR/1st aid certified, fingerprint clearances
  • Homework support, arts & crafts, sports & recreation
  • Healthy snacks served morning and afternoon
  • Kindergarteners safely escorted to/from class
  • Closed on snow days, early releases and late starts due to weather
  • Convenient and affordable

  • Auburn Elementary Discovery
    before and after school
  • Skyridge Discovery
    before and after school
  • Newcastle Discovery
    after school

DISCOVERY DAY CAMP is filled with projects, games, activities, events, sports and creative adventures in a safe, fun environment with well-trained staff and a low camper-to-staff ratio.

LOCATIONSDiscovery Day Camp

South Auburn

  • Recreation Park
    123 Recreation Drive

North Auburn

  • Regional Park
    3770 Richardson Drive

Our program begins on June 12th and ends on August 9th. Times are from 7:00 am–5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up whenever you like in that time window.

There is NO MINIMUM attendance required.  You may choose to attend one day or all 44 days of the summer program. 


The cost of our program is $40.25 per day (for prepaid enrollment) and there is a non refundable program membership/ registration fee of $30 (per family).   

If you are interested in utilizing a payment plan please fill out the following form:


Our program serves children 5-12 years old (or PreK through 5th grade).  If you have an older child that you would like to enroll, please reach out to Caleb Porter, Department Manager, to see if there is space in our pre-teen classroom, available only at Recreation Park.   


Based on pool availability, we will likely be swimming once a week on Fridays.  (Regional Park Site students will spend their day at Recreation Park. Both drop off and pick up at recreation Park).

If your child attends Recreation Park Day Camp, we can walk your child to ARD swim lessons for the 4:30 pm group lesson.  BUT there is limited enrollment available in this time slot. Reach out to Mark Brunner at to sign up.  (Additional registration and fees will be required.) If you sign up for a different swim lesson time, you will need to make arrangements for your child to be escorted there.  


We serve healthy afternoon snacks daily.  If your child likes a snack for morning recess, please pack one in addition to their lunch. Students also need to bring sunscreen and a water bottle daily.  


For more information about Discovery Camp, contact Caleb Porter, Department Manager. During scheduled camp hours, on-site phone numbers are:

  • Recreation Park Camp – 530/492-4025
  • Regional Park Camp – 530/401-2243

Registration for our Program will open on April 8th.

Please follow the instructions linked below for how to register:

Space is limited and we do fill up fast.  If you need any assistance please contact: Caleb Porter, 530-492-4025 (cell), 530-863-4618 (office line),

OUR PROGRAM IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.  You are not guaranteed a spot in our program unless you sign up for the days you need in advance AND receive confirmation from ARD staff via email.  We realize this can be a financial burden for many families, so we have provided an option for you to sign up for all the days you need this summer and set up a payment plan.  Fees will be automatically charged weekly to a credit card you have on file, a week in advance for the days you enrolled.   You are allowed to cancel days but must give us at least 14 days advance notice so we can interrupt the automatic charges.  

A NEW PROGRAM with familiar ARD Discovery staff teaching new and fun educational-based classes located on-site at Recreation Park. The first “round” of topics include:Endeavors

MONDAYS – Endeavors in Games/Sports
TUESDAYS – Endeavors in Archeology/Paleontology
WEDNESDAYS – Endeavors in Gardening
THURSDAYS – Endeavors in Spanish
FRIDAYS – Endeavors in Art

Classes in each topic change from week to week so kids can “mix and match” from week to week!

Endeavors hours are 2:30-5:30 pm in the Discovery modular classrooms at Recreation Park. Free time will be incorporated each day (perfect for finishing up school homework!) and daily snacks are provided.


ARD Discovery