Recreation Works

Boys working at their computers

During this time of concern with the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many discussions on how to make School-Age Care Programs a safe, yet fun experience for our participants. Please know that every consideration has been made with the best possible safety practices in place to protect our participants, their families, and our staff.

Recreation Works

Recreation Works offers a safe, quiet environment for remote learning support in a small group, socially distanced setting. We will also offer opportunities for children to be active, have fun, and get involved in other structured activities!

Offered weekly through June 4, 2021.

Edison Johnson Recreation Center
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-12

Holton Career and Recreation Center
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 7-12

W.I. Patterson Recreation Center
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-12

Recreation Works Fees

Residency TypeFees
City ResidentFree
Non-City Resident$25 per child / week

In order for participants to be successful while in Recreation Works participants will need to bring the following:

  • Personal or school-assigned laptop computer or device
  • Charging cable for device
  • Login information
  • Headphones with a microphone
  • Required curriculum for classes (Notebooks, reading books, worksheets, etc.)
  • Water bottle

DPR will provide the following:

  • Individual workspace
  • Quiet learning environment
  • Internet connectivity
  • Brain breaks - Fun, quick activities during classroom breaks
  • Face Coverings
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack

Recreation Works Safety Precautions

  • Any person with a temperature of 100.4˚F or greater or showing/experiencing symptoms of illness at any time during the program will be sent home. 
  • DPR staff and program participants will be required to wear masks during program hours.      
  • DPR will follow hand hygiene and social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) by increasing the cleaning and sanitation protocols throughout all DPR facilities.
  • DPR will be limiting the total number of program participants as well as maintaining small group sizes in accordance with state and local guidelines.


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 have 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 the 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.

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 administrative office or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.

The SFS program applies to the School-Age Care program. Parents/Guardians who have a current approved reduced rate assigned will receive the applicable discount at the time of registration. Please note that those who previously had a SFS rate that has expired must submit a new application. SFS Applications may take up to 5 -7 days to process.

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.