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Summer Program

Our summer program is available for children aged five years old through

children entering the 6th grade. Children must also live in the Brookings

community or have parents that work in Brookings.

It is expected that children will attend full days.


Hours of operation during the summer are 5:45 AM - 6 PM. During a regular

summer, there are usually four sites; Kindergarten, Hillcrest, Medary, and

Camelot each with its own special personality.


An updated fees schedule is available on the registration form as well as

under the Register tab. Swim days occur every week and the children attending the

Camelot, Medary and Kindergarten sites are bused to Hillcrest Pool.  The Hillcrest site walks to the pool.  Once they are at the pool, the children spend the day swimming and playing in the park until their parents pick them up at Hillcrest park. 

Kindergarten Site 605-692-4399

Held in the First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 5th St and 7th Ave., this site is for any child that is five, or will turn five, by the time of their attendance. Pre-kindergarten children and children who have completed Junior Kindergarten are welcomed. 



The Methodist Church rooms are air conditioned and designed for the smaller child.  This downtown location is convenient for library visits and is close to the Children’s Museum playground as well as the downtown eating establishments.  Children from this location will be bused to Safety Town and swimming lessons at either the Hillcrest Aquatic Center or the Brookings High School, but other park and recreation activities will be the parent’s responsibility. G.A.P. will communicate to the families the swimming lesson and Safety Town sessions and times that busing will be provided. G.A.P. partners with BATA for busing needs during the summer. 


Hillcrest Site 605-696-4645

Located close to Hillcrest pool and park, this site is open to children who have completed kindergarten through the completion of 3rd grade.  The multi purpose room at Hillcrest is air conditioned, and the sheltered area outside near the school is ideal for holding activities when the weather permits.  Children from this location can attend tennis lessons, soccer and swimming lessons (at the outdoor pool) through the park and recreation program.


Medary Site 605-696-4369

This site is open to children who have completed kindergarten through the completion of 3rd grade.  Children who attend the Medary site can participate in swimming lessons at Brookings High School, where lessons are held regardless of the weather.  The multi purpose room is air conditioned, and the children make good use of the school playgrounds. 


Camelot Site 605-696-4447

Camelot School is for children that will be going into 4th through 6th grade.  Programs will be developmentally appropriate for this age group, and activities may take them off site more than the other locations.  




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