Out of School Time Programs

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Parks & Recreation Dept. is in process of creating a plan to continue our services and programs in alignment with the Governor’s Office and New Mexico Department of Health directives. Please check back here or look for notifications from our administrative office or information posted to social media for updated information.

Out of School Time (OST) programs provide quality services to school-aged youth through formal and structured opportunities. OST program goals and content can vary considerably, but most programs seek to engage youth and provide learning, enrichment, and leadership opportunities to support youth academic success and overall development. Cost varies per program.

After School Program

The After School Program provides an affordable, quality service for children during the regular school year. The program helps children develop their academic, physical, and social skills in a safe and caring environment. 

Summer Recreation Program 

The Summer Recreation Program is a seasonal program during June and July for elementary grade participants. Activities may include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips, and special activities.

OST Camps 

These camps are typically offered during Las Cruces Public Schools breaks and will continue to provide elementary grade participants: 

  • An appreciation for the environment
  • Interpersonal skills
  • An opportunity to reduce stress and promote positive use of leisure time
  • Physical fitness activities

Program hours vary.

Learn More 

For more information, please contact the Recreation Services Supervisor at 575-541-2610 or 575-541-2550, or email OST staff.