School-Age Care Programs

Boys holding tie-dye shirts in School-Age Care Program

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers a variety of school-age care programs including:

Programs offer a balanced mix of academic support, sports, recreational and cultural activities for elementary, middle, and high school students. Programs offered depend on the location.

For a list of current school-age care programs, check out our Play More Guide or browse our online registration system.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale (SFS) may be used to reduce the amount paid for School-Age Care programs. The scale ranges from 10-100% and is based on income, number of members per household, and special circumstances affecting the applicant’s ability to pay. Applications are available online, at the administration office, or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.

Parents/Guardians who have a current, approved reduced rate assigned will receive the applicable discount at the time of registration. Please note that anyone with a SFS rate that has expired must submit a new application. SFS Applications may take up to 5 -7 days to process.

ePACT

DPR is excited to continue our contract with ePACT, an online forms management company, that helps us securely collect all medical and emergency information electronically. After completing your registration with DPR, you will receive an email invite from ePACT on behalf of DPR to share information with us. Click ’Complete Request’ to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account. Make sure to enter the information for each child and share it with DPR so that program staff has access.

Your registration in any School-Age Care program is not complete until you submit all required information requested in ePACT. 

Information needed for registration in ActiveNet and / or ePACT

  • Proof of age/completed school grade
  • Parent/guardian contact information
  • Authorized pickup name(s) and contact information
  • Emergency contact information (other than parent/guardian)
  • Required medication(s) (if administration will be during program)
  • Special needs
  • Physician and dentist contact information (address & phone) (optional)

Special Services

DPR encourages participation of all school-age children in its School-Age Care (SAC) Program. To provide quality services and activities to all its participants, children needing significant assistance with personal care (i.e. toileting), behavior management, support to participate in activities, constant eyes-on supervision, and/or hands-on support, or who have trouble communicating needs/wishes for more than 30% of the time may be required to bring a care provider (at no expense to DPR) to provide 1:1 support. DPR will assess each participant’s abilities and notify the parents/guardians if 1:1 support is required. DPR will reasonably accommodate participants needing such support. 

Please Note: 1:1 care providers must pass a background check prior to supporting a participant in the SAC program.

DPR strives to make our programs, services, and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or ability level.