Step Out Teen Summer Recreation
Check out a variety of activities, trips, after hours program,
weekly fun packages, classes and more!
Grades 6 - 9
May 26 - July 16 (Closed July 3)
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Peoria High School, 11200 N. 83rd Ave.
Parkridge Elementary, 9970 W. Beardsley Rd.
Centennial High School, 14388 N. 79th Ave.
Participants enjoy a full schedule of on-site activities including games, arts and crafts and many trips. Registration fee does not include trips. Step Out is a drop-in recreation program. Participants are required to time themselves in upon arrival and time themselves out when they depart. Registered participants that arrive via shuttle bus should depart by shuttle at the end of the program day; no participant that rides the shuttle should depart the site walking unless site staff is notified. Once signed out, a participant must immediately leave the school campus, and those signed out are not permitted to return on the same day. Parents may check with site staff regarding special leave/return situations. It’s important that parents give participants a clear message regarding permission to leave the site prior to the end of a day’s program; again, this is a drop-in program.
By Friday of each week an Activity Schedule will be available at each site for the following week and on this site. The schedule will note on-site special activities, reminders of things to bring to the program, and trips/outings. Please be sure to pick up an Activity Schedule at the program site or check back here so you may plan for the next week.
Click for Weekly Schedule: June 1-5
For more information, please check with the staff at each site for specific information about program activities. Each site is assigned a Leader III who supervises that program, a Leader II to assist the Leader III, bus drivers and several Leader I’s.
Program Fees and Registration Information
$60/Resident; $100/Non-Resident. (Includes T-shirt)
All field trips and some special activities are an additional fee and are optional. Click here for the field trip details.
Registration is on-going and continues till the end of the program. On-site registration begins the first day of the program during regular program hours.
- Online registration: RecConnect Call (623) 773-7137 to set-up an account prior to registration. Click HERE to register for the Step Out Program online
- Mail in: Community Services Department - 9875 N 85th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
- By phone: (623) 773-7137
- Walk in:
- Community Services Department - 9875 N 85th Ave.
Mon. -Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Peoria Community Center - 8335 W. Jefferson
Mon. -Thurs., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Rio Vista Recreation Center - 8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd.
Mon. -Fri., 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Lunch will be offered for sale at the Step Out sites on Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer from a variety of vendors. In addition, some field trips will include lunch. Participants not purchasing lunch should bring a lunch from home. Please note that no refrigerator or microwave is available for perishable foods, so please pack lunches accordingly. If your child is scheduled for a field trip other eating arrangments may have to be made.
A free lunch program is offered at Peoria High School by the PUSD. Orders must be in by 9 a.m.; click here for the free lunch program menu.
SPECIAL NEEDS: If your child has a disability that would necessitate some assistance and is not using DDD funding, call Kathleen Kresl at (623) 773-7108.
LATE PICK-UPS: The late pick-up policy is strictly enforced. Make arrangements for your child to be picked up by 2:30 p.m.
Shuttles are available from all PUSD elementary schools within Peoria city limits. Be on time for pick ups and drop offs as shuttles are not able to wait for children to arrive or be picked up. Make arrangements at drop off for someone to be there if your child needs assistance getting home.
SHUTTLE PICK-UP TIMES & DROP- OFF: Participants must be registered for the program before getting on the bus. Shuttle stops will be located in the bus loading area at each school. Please arrive by 7:30a.m. on the first week of the program. Shuttle times will vary and will be more predictable as we get a better idea on the number of stops we will be making. Shuttles will return at approximately 2:30 p.m. Allow time for late departures in the p.m. due to unexpected issues. If you register after May 30 and will be using the shuttle service, call the Recreation site and they will notify the shuttle for pick-up. See website for site phone numbers (available May
NOTE: Thursday, May 28, ALL afternoon shuttles will depart sites at 3:30 p.m. This includes those participants not attending the trip. All sites will remain open until 3:30 p.m.
BUS SHUTTLE SCHEDULE:
- Peoria High School will shuttle participants from Cheyenne, Ira Murphy, Santa Fe, Country Meadows, Sun Valley, Cotton Boll, Alta Loma and Peoria Elementary.
- Centennial High School will shuttle participants from Oakwood, Sundance, Oasis, Paseo Verde, Sky View and Desert Harbor.
- Parkridge will shuttle participants from Apache, Coyote Hills, Frontier, Zuni Hills, Sunrise Mountain, Vistancia, Sunset Heights and Lake Pleasant.
DAILY FIELD TRIPS & SUMMER PACKAGES
Offered everyday! Click here for details!
STEP OUT AFTER HOURS
Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 6 p.m., at Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866-A W Thunderbird Rd.
The STEP Out After Hours program accommodates youth going into Grades 6-9 participating in the STEP Out program who want additional summer-time supervision and activities. Participants will be bussed from their STEP Out site to the Rio Vista Recreation Center where parents will pick-up their teen any time before 6pm. The After Hours program is staffed by City of Peoria Teen Staff. Participants will have access to the Climbing Wall, Game Room, Gymnasium, in addition to arts and crafts and board games.
Call (623) 773-7137 to set-up an account prior to online registration, or click here to register if you have an existing account.
Site Phone Numbers:
Parkridge Elementary, 623-764-7172
Peoria High School, 623-764-0448
Centennial HIgh School, 623-764-0875
Peoria Teen Program
Community Services Department
9875 N. 85th Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.