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Youth Programs


Start Smart (Pee Wee) Sports

Start Smart Sports is a six-week instructional program that helps parents work one-on-one with their children while teaching them the fundamentals of the game. The program helps prepare children for organized youth sports by using safe and fun equipment to teach them the basic motor skills needed to compete. For more information about the program, please call Thomas Sanders at 979-213-7061 or email tsanders@bryantx.gov.

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Start Smart Baseball

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
  • Days / Times:
    Thursdays / 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Spring 2022 Session Dates:
  • April 7 – May 12

Register for Baseball

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Start Smart Soccer

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
  • Days / Times:
    Tuesdays / 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Spring 2022 Session Dates:
  • March 22 – April 26

Register for Soccer


Neal Recreation Center Programs

600 N. Randolph, Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: (979) 209-5210

Facilities

Gymnasium

The gym is designed for athletic programming and is equipped with a curtain, which allows it to divide in half. New game clock and recently installed wood floors.

Classrooms

The Classrooms include an arts and crafts room, multi-media room, and multi-purpose room.

kids playing outside of neal recreation center

Programs

After School Program 2021-2022

Affordable after-school program that provides organized games and activities as well as homework assistance led by Neal Recreation Center staff and volunteers.  Additional opportunities are available to participate in Boys & Girls Club Basketball League and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  For ages 5 – 12.

  • Days / Times:
    August 27, 2021 – May 26, 2022   Monday – Friday / 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Program Duration:
    The program start the first day of school until school end. No transportation provided to the site.
  • Fees:
    One-Time Registration Fee: $20;
    Monthly Fees: $20

Camps

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Camp HERO

    • Age Requirements:
      5-12 years old
    • Location:
      Sam Houston Elementary: 4501 Canterbury Dr., Bryan 77802
    • Dates / Times:
      Monday – Friday, May 31 – Aug. 5
      Drop off – as early as 7:30 a.m. / Pick-up – required by 6 p.m.
    • Fees:
      Program Registration Fee (one-time fee to reserve your place for the summer): $20: one child / $30: family

Additional field trip fee will apply for all children attending weeks with a scheduled field trip,

Register for Camp Hero

Or Register In Person: Bryan Parks and Recreation Office, Bryan Aquatic Center,
Neal Recreation Center, or on-site during camp.

Note: There are only 300 slots available in this program, so register early.

WEEKS FEES (MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNT) DATES FIELD TRIP THEME
WEEK 1 $80 May 31 – June 3 None Soundtrack to Summer
WEEK 2 $105
($95)
June 6 – June 10 Grand Station Bowling ($5) Games Spectacular!
WEEK 3 $110
($100)
June 13 – June 17 Cameron Park Zoo ($8) Nature Week
WEEK 4 $110
($100)
June 20 – June 24 Jumping World ($10) Adventure Time
WEEK 5 $105
($100)
June 27 – July 1 Bryan Premiere Cinema: Lightyear! ($5) Space Week
WEEK 6 $80 July 5 – July 8 Bryan Aquatic Center Party in the USA
WEEK 7 $115
($100)
July 11 – July 15 Horseshoe Junction, Brenham, TX ($15 – lunch provided) Down on the Farm
WEEK 8 $105
($100)
July 18 – July 22 Bryan Premiere Cinema: Minions: Rise of Gru ($5) Super Spies
WEEK 9 $115
($105)
July 25 – July 29 Hawaiian Falls, Waco, TX ($15 – lunch provided) Under the Sea
WEEK 10 $100
($90)
Aug. 1 – Aug. 5 Messy Olympics HERO Olympics 2022

*These programs and camps are not licensed child-care programs

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Summer Parks Program

Want a fun and safe way to spend your summer? The Summer Parks Program offers a place for your child to come play, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. From exciting swim days to kickball tournaments and arts and crafts, your child will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fun outdoor activities. *Lunch will be provided from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. to all participants*

  • Age Requirements:
    5-12 years old
  • Locations:
    Bonham Park, Sue Haswell Park, Tanglewood Park
  • Days / Dates:
    Monday – Friday, June 6 – July 15
  • Fees:
    Free
  • Registration:
    Register onsite during the program.
  • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512

*These programs and camps are not licensed child-care programs

Neal Recreation Center Summer Camps

Daily activities include sports, games, arts and crafts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Note: There are only 250 slots available in each of these programs, so register early.

Summer Camp 1: Summer Games

  • Age Requirements:
    5-12 years old
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Dates:
    May 31 – July 1
  • Days / Times:
    Monday – Friday / 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Fees:
    $40 Resident / $48 Non-Resident
  • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512

Register for Camp 1

Summer Camp 2: Adventure Awaits

  • Age Requirements:
    5-12 years old
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Dates:
    July 11 – Aug. 5
  • Days / Times:
    Monday – Friday / 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Fees:
    $40 Resident / $48 Non-Resident
  • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512

Register for Camp 2

*These programs and camps are not licensed child-care programs


Youth Sports Leagues and Clubs

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club Hurdles

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club

The Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club is a program for those interested in track and field and distance running. Athletes will learn proper techniques and improve speed, agility and endurance. This program is designed for all levels of experience.

  • Age Requirements: 5-18 years old
  • Fees: $35
  • Location: Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan High School
  • Times: Ages 12 and under: 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Ages: 13-18: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Session Dates: June 6 – July 1 (All Athletes) | July 6 – July 24: (Athletes who qualify for TAAF Games of Texas)
  • For More Information: L.R. Heffernan : (979) 209-5515
  • Registration: March 7 – June 5

Register for Track

Baseball/Softball

Not sure which league is yours? Search by the player’s home or school address at littleleague.org.

(Click here for league boundaries map)

Soccer

For information about other youth sports leagues in Bryan, including football, soccer, basketball, archery, swimming and wrestling, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 979.209.5528.


American Red Cross Babysitter’s Certification Course

Our in-person babysitter class gives you access to the best-in-class instructors who will share the latest information on child care, offer tips, and can answer all of your questions so that you’re ready to start your own babysitting business. With lecture and class activities, these courses are engaging, informative and fun.

  • Age: Ages 11-15
  • Date: May 7
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Neal Recreation Center
  • Cost: $40
  • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512

Register Here