School Year Programs
The YRCC offers a weekly homeschool physical education class for ages 6-16 years. This course focuses on recreation and sport activities that teach health, nutrition, sportsmanship, sports fundamentals, and movement skills. Each semester is designed to expose youth to a variety of ways to stay healthy and active aligning with the YRCC's mission to shape today's youth for tomorrow's challenges via recreational and educational opportunities.
Children and families will enjoy facilitation of an array of physical and nutritional activities, including, but not limited to, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing, archery, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, soccer, hiking, volleyball, and basketball. Activities vary by semester and age.
Participants sign up for the Tuesday and/or Thursday class by week, opting to come once or twice a week depending on the preference of the child. Both classes meet from 9:30am-11am at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center or locations throughout Fayetteville (e.g. Kessler Regional Park, Natural Grocers, Lake Fayetteville, etc.). Class location can be found on syllabus, listed with each week's activity.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event that activities are scheduled outdoors and the weather is not cooperating (heavy rain, lightning, etc.) the YRCC will be open during regularly scheduled PE time for open gym and free play. We encourage families to come and play together on site, but we will not be providing a facilitated PE time in these cases. If you are registered, be on the look out for an email the morning of in case the weather is looking bad and we send out a cancellation notification. If you question that PE may be cancelled but have not received an email, don't hesitate to email or call.
Notifications for PE go out via email. Please ensure that you have entered your correct email address and phone number on your child's registration for PE each week. Check to make sure you have signed up within that account for notifications and announcements. If you are not receiving notification, or are having trouble signing up, please email Bryttni Hardin.
The YRCC offers an Afterschool program for youth in Kindergarten through the 6th grade. This program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30pm-6:00pm during the fall and spring semesters. The program follows Fayetteville Public School closings and will not be available on days that school is not in session. These closings include holidays, inclement weather days, and in-services.
Fall 2022 Program Offerings for Teens
YRCC Teens (After School Program)
Join the YRCC Teens program for a great way to spend time with other teens in a fun, safe, and social setting. The fall program will start September 14 and meet every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00pm. Snacks, tutoring, video games, sports, and monthly field trips. The teen program will have a service learning component and focus on character development. Register in advance in our Recreation Catalog. Program ends December 7
Girls on the Run (Heart & Soles)
YRCC is excited to partner with Girls on the Run of NWA to serve as a community host site for the "Heart & Soles" program this fall. This is for girls in 6-8th grades. Girls on the Run is a 10 week program that ends with a celebratory 5K event. Heart & Soles affords girls the opportunity to have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity, and learn important life skills. The fall season will start on September 13 and meet on Tuesdays from 4 - 6 p.m. The end of season 5K will be on Saturday, November 19.
Registration is through Girls on the Run. Financial assistance is available, making the cost just $10!
Saturday mornings in the spring, fall, and winter, the YRCC will offer a variety of fitness classes. Classes will start at 10 a.m. and run for 45-55 minutes. Classes are $3.00.
The fall 2022 line up will include Yoga, Barre, Pound, and Camp Gladiator. All fitness levels and abilities welcomed. Certified instructors will lead you through a fun and safe workout. View the full class schedule for this fall.
- Pre-register online to hold your space or simply drop in and pay. Cash, check, card accepted.
Are you a fitness instructor? We are seeking additional instructors to offer a diverse array of fitness classes. If interested in joining our team of instructors, please email Tiffany Hoover.