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Youth dance, gymnastics and a host of interesting and educational hands-on workshops are offered throughout the year. The Recreation Division also offers an affordable Around the Bell before and after school care program. Summertime offers a variety of camp options. Programs and classes vary with each new registration session:

  • Class and Programs
  • Workshops - typically centered around different season and holidays.
  • Youth Sport Leagues
  • Around the Bell - Auburn's Before and After-School Care Program serves Arthur Jacobson, Dick Scobee, Evergreen Heights, Ilalko, Hazelwood, Lea Hill, Terminal Park and Washington on-site at Washington Elementary. We serve grades 1-5 and most all-day kindergartners. Call for specifics. We open at 6:30 AM and close at 6:00 PM. Five-day and three-day options are available. Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is currently underway. Reserve your spot today with a $50 registration fee. Call 253-931-3043 for specific details.
  • Summer Camps

You can register for programs a variety of different ways and view current programs and activities being offered in an online database at Auburn @ Play On-line.

Additionally, the Parks, Arts & Recreation Division offers fantastic Birthday Party Packages using the Les Gove Park Gymnasium as an activity center complete with a party host, pizza or a birthday cake, and treat bags for birthday party guests. Call 253-931-3043 for complete details, available dates and party options at the Auburn Ave Theater. (Package prices for up to 15 kids).

Step 1: Choose your theme:

  • Climbing K-2 ($50 extra): Includes 1 hour of climbing and 1/2 hour in the party room.
  • Sports & Games: Includes 1 hour of activities and 1/2 hour in the party room.
  • Indoor Playground (ages 1-5): Includes 1 hour of Indoor Playground and 1/2 hour in the party room.
  • Royal Party: Includes 1 hour of themed crafts & games and 1/2 hour in the party room.
  • Teen/Tween Themes: Customized 1 1/2 hour party for your teen or tween.
  • Party at the Ave Theater: $150. Party is priced for 10 attendees; each additional person is $10. Maximum of 30 partygoers. Theater tickets with reserved seating; Up to 1 hour party time 15 min. after the show. Balloons, cups, plates, utensils, tablecloth & goody bags. Cake or pizza (your choice) and juice. Special gift for the birthday kid: 2 free tickets to a future Ave Kids performance.

Step 2: Choose Your Package

  • Good Times $140: Includes balloons, cups, plates, utensils, tablecloth, & goody bags. We set-up & clean-up! (Additional kids $5 each).
  • Great Fun $175: Good Times package plus: Cake -or- pizza (your choice) & juice. (Additional kids $8 each).
  • Unforgettable $225: Great Fun package plus: Castle bounce house & face paint. (Additional kids $8 each).
  • Add-ones: Face Paint $30; Castle Bounce House $60; Additional Pizza $9/each.