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Operation Recreation

NOTE: Registration cannot be taken over the phone for Operation Recreation or Operation Recreation Junior. Online registration is preferred. In order to register online, you must have a Household ID. In order to obtain a Household ID, email your name, address, and phone number to parkrec@neenahwi.gov. Please log into your account prior to registration to ensure you are able to get in and all of your information is added and correct. Walk-in and mail-in registrations will be accepted based on availability.

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What is Operation Recreation? Operation Recreation is affordable, flexible, and convenient summer child care for children ages 6 (as of January 1, 2024) – 7th grade. It is suggested that the child has completed kindergarten. The program runs 7:30AM – 5:30PM Monday through Friday.

Registration (Begins Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:30 AM for full summer, Begins Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:30 AM for day registration. NOTE: Enrolling in a spot in full summer will not save you a spot in day enrollments – they are two separate registrations): Can be completed online, through the mail or in our office. You must register a MINIMUM of one week in advance of the dates you plan on attending. Even then, we do not guarantee open space. Registering as far in advance as possible is strongly recommended.  If you need your household ID for online registration, please send a request with your name, address & phone number to parkrec@neenahwi.gov. Please note: We are not in the office on Saturdays and Sundays, if you send your request after business end on Friday you will not receive a response until Monday. 

2024 Cost:
Daily Rate: $42.00
Full Summer Rate: $1,950.00

2024 Summer Dates:
June 3 – August 16 (No Op Rec July 4 & 5)

Location: Neenah Parks & Recreation Department rents The Brigade building at 109 W. Columbian Ave. Please direct all questions to us at 886-6060, not the Brigade.

Activities: Each week is filled with a variety of exciting activities such as cooperative games, crafts, healthy lifestyle activities, outdoor sports, movies, special guests, and field trips! The kids also walk to a number of locations including: Neenah Library, Green Park, Washington Park, Riverside Park, Neenah Pool, etc. Be prepared to walk….A LOT!

**Please Note: All participants should bring a non-perishable lunch and a beverage to Operation Recreation daily. Lunches WILL NOT be refrigerated. Participants are NOT permitted to use the soda or vending machines. Snacks will be provided.

CANCELLATION/TRANSFER POLICY: Due to the demand for summer child care and the limited number of spaces available, refunds or credits will not be given after June 1. For cancellations made on or before June 1, a $5.00 service charge per transaction is applied to anyone who wishes for a check or credit card reimbursement (we do not refund in cash), OR 100% of the program fee can be applied as a credit to your household account for future use. Following June 1, you may transfer 1 full day to another full day upon availability.

Find more information in the Parent Handbook
Operation Recreation Activity Guide Info
Register online – you will need a household id to do so, if you do not have that please send your name, address & primary phone number to parkrec@neenahwi.gov.

What is Operation Recreation Junior? Operation Recreation Junior is affordable, flexible, and convenient summer child care for children ages 4 (as of January 1, 2024) – 6. The program runs 7:30AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday.

Registration (Begins Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:30 AM for full summer, Begins Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:30 AM for day registration. NOTE: Enrolling in a spot in full summer will not save you a spot in day enrollments – they are two separate registrations): Can be completed online, through the mail or in our office. You must register a MINIMUM of one week in advance of the dates you plan on attending. Even then, we do not guarantee open space. Registering as far in advance as possible is strongly recommended.  If you need your household ID for online registration, please send a request with your name, address & phone number to parkrec@neenahwi.gov. Please note: We are not in the office on Saturdays and Sundays, if you send your request after business end on Friday you will not receive a response until Monday. 

2024 Cost:
Daily Rate: $42.00
Full Summer Rate: $1,950.00

2024 Summer Dates:
June 3 – August 16 (No Op Rec Junior July 4 & 5)

Location: Washington Park Shelter, 631 W. Winneconne Ave.

Activities: Each week is filled with a variety of exciting activities such as cooperative games, dramatic play, crafts, healthy lifestyle activities, outdoor sports, movies, and special guests!

**Please Note: All participants should bring a non-perishable lunch and a beverage to Operation Recreation Junior daily. Lunches WILL NOT be refrigerated. Participants are NOT permitted to use the soda or vending machines. Snacks will be provided.

CANCELLATION/TRANSFER POLICY: Due to the demand for summer child care and the limited number of spaces available, refunds or credits will not be given after June 1. For cancellations made on or before June 1, a $5.00 service charge per transaction is applied to anyone who wishes for a check or credit card reimbursement (we do not refund in cash), OR 100% of the program fee can be applied as a credit to your household account for future use. Following June 1, you may transfer 1 full day to another full day upon availability.

Find more information in the Parent Handbook
Operation Recreation Junior Activity Guide Info
Register online – you will need a household id to do so, if you do not have that please send your name, address & primary phone number to parkrec@neenahwi.gov.