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 contact Bryttni Hardin at email@example.com.
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.
Spring Break Camp
Note: Registration for Spring Break Camp 2022 has closed.
Camp is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
- Camp Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Children must be picked up no later than 3:15pm, and cannot be dropped off earlier that 10am.
Join us at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center for a fun-filled summer at our Summer Fun4Kids Camp (SF4K)! We have eight weeks of themed day camps. Every week we go on field trips, play games, swim, do crafts, and explore the world around us. Our Summer Fun4Kids camp is for kids who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Lunch and afternoon snack is provided for all campers by Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department Summer Lunch & Snack Program.
Our teen camp is exclusively for students who have completed 6th through 8th grade. In addition to our regularly scheduled field trips teen campers will go on a unique adventures separate from the kids camp.
Interest inquiry submissions will be accepted beginning March 4, 2022.
- Week 1: Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10
- Theme: Outstanding Outdoors
- Week 2: Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 17
- Theme: Movie Madness
- Week 3: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24
- Theme: Wonderful Water I
- Week 4: Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 1
- Theme: Awesome Artists
- Week 5: Tuesday July 5 - Friday, July 8 (No Camp on Monday, July 4)
- Theme: Local Legends
- Week 6: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
- Theme: Games Galore
- Week 7: Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22
- Theme: Wonderful Water II
- Week 8: Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29
- Theme: Camp Favs
High School students: be a part of our summer camp leadership team! Gain job training in a fun and energetic environment. Sign up for one week or all eight weeks.
Our Junior Counselors (JCs) will be responsible for helping with supervision and facilitation of summer camp activities on and off site. Every week we go on field trips, play games, swim, exercise our inner 'Picasso,' and explore the world around us. Lunch and snack is provided!
This leadership opportunity is for teens that have completed at least one year of high school. An application and reference are required. Limited spots for each week are available.
- Applications and Reference are due May 2, 2022.
- Mandatory Junior Counselor Orientation: June 3rd and June 4th, 2022 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.
- Pre-register online or simply drop in.
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 contact Tiffany Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org.