About Rec Check
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers after-school and other out-of-school time care for youth at multiple recreation centers across the City. Rec Check programs are open for youth who live or attend school in Saint Paul. Children participate in a variety of structured, supervised activities that are recreation focused. These may include arts and crafts, community building games, quiet time, homework help (during the school year) and more. To promote health and fitness, staff will engage the youth daily in physical activity. A daily snack is also provided.
Rec Check Programs
|Program||Grades||Days||Saint Paul Public Schools is...||Times||Price|
|School Year Rec Check||Grades 1-5 (currently enrolled school-year)||Mon - Fri||in session||2 -6 p.m.||Free|
|not in session||1 - 4 p.m.||Free|
|Rec Check Extended||Grades 1-5 (currently enrolled school-year)||Varies||not in session||8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m||$10/day|
|Summer Rec Check||Entering grades 1-6 (in the upcoming fall)||Mon - Thur||not in session||vary by site||Free|
Registration is available online or over the phone by calling the recreation center directly. (A list of sites and contact information is available below.) Rec Check enrollment will be limited to 28-30 youth per site with a 1:14 staff to participant ratio. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
2020-2021 School Year Rec Check
For the school year, a list of session dates are below and participants will be required to register for the specific days that they wish to attend within those sessions. While Rec Check is divided into sessions, reservations are taken on a rolling basis (pending availability). You can register online at anytime or contact the location you wish to register for more information.
|Session||Session Dates||No Programming Dates||Registration opens|
|Session 1||Sep 14 - Oct 14, 2020||Aug 24, 2020|
|Session 2||Oct 19 - Nov 13, 2020||Sep 28, 2020|
|Session 3||Nov 16 - Dec 22, 2020||Nov 20, 26-27||Oct 26, 2020|
|Session 4||Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2021||Jan 18, 29||Dec 14, 2020|
|Session 5||Feb 16 - Apr 1, 2021||Mar 5, 26||Jan 25, 2021|
|Session 6||Apr 12 - Jun 11, 2021||May 31||Mar 22, 2021|
2021 Summer Rec Check (formerly Summer Blast)
Summer Rec Check (formerly known as Summer Blast) registration opens on April 12. Summer Rec Check still has everything you love about our previous Blast program, but with a new name! Activities include crafts, art, tennis, cooking, swimming, gym games, water fun, outdoor nature activities, outdoor play, fitness, kitchen science, field trips and more. Partnering with the Saint Paul Public Library, youth are encouraged to keep reading all summer through fun literature activities and programs. A daily snack is provided.
Some recreation centers are not holding Rec Check this year due to limited space and staff availability. Additionally, Highland Park Community Center, Northwest Como, Groveland, and Battle Creek recreation centers offer full-day S'more Fun childcare programs.