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2015-2016 School Year - August 10, 2015 - May 24, 2016
Kindergarteners - Age 14
AM Program:  6 a.m. - school opening
PM Program: School closing - 6 p.m.
at all 22 Peoria Unified School District elementary schools
Alta Loma, Apache, Cheyenne, Cotton Boll, Country Meadows, Coyote Hills, Desert Harbor, Frontier,
Ira Murphy, Lake Pleasant, Oakwood, Oasis, Parkridge, Paseo Verde, Peoria, Santa Fe,
Sky View, Sundance, Sunset Heights, Sun Valley, Vistancia and Zuni Hills 

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Payment Options   
Break Camps   
Job Opportunity  

Enroll your kids to explore new experiences and expand learning in a supervised, safe and secure environment. This program, co-sponsored with the Peoria Unified School District, is the perfect solution for working  parents in need of childcare before and after school. Children experience a variety of activities before and/or after school as an alternate to daycare. The program provides a well-rounded, daily core schedule throughout the year and features activities such as arts and crafts, games, events, field trips during school breaks, outdoor activities and more. AM/PM features licensed staff, nutritious snack and a well-balanced program. Recreational instructors also visit the sites each week to teach specialty classes.

All sites are licensed by the Department of Health Services (DHS). A parent or authorized person on the emergency form must sign the child in and out of the program each day. Department of Economic Security (DES) funding is available for those that qualify by calling (602) 771-0014. Call (623) 773-7137 for military assistance.

Summer Camp Bullet AM/PM Program Usage Fees 

 Program  1 Day   2 Day   3 Day   4 Day   5 Day 
 AM*  $6.50  $13  $19.50  $26  $32
 PM**  $9.50  $19  $28.50  $38  $47
 AM/PM***  $14.75  $29.50  $44.25  $59  $59
$30 non-refundable registration fee (except returning 2014-15 AM/PM or 2015 Summer Camp participants registered by July 31), $59 deposit and first week's fee due at registration.
*AM Includes breakfast snack
** PM Afternoon snack included
*** AM and PM Includes breakfast and afternoon snack

Early Release Day Fees (for participants who are not registered as full time AMPM or fulll time PM):

  • PM Only : $14.50
  • AM and PM: $19.75

Program fees are due each week on MONDAY of the week of participation. A $20 late fee will be assessed on Wednesday for any payments still outstanding. 

Summer Camp Bullet Registration Information and Packets

To register a child, complete the Fee Attendance Contract, the Emergency and Immunization Form, leaving no blanks, with four emergency contacts and provide a copy of child’s immunization record. Copies of immunization records and emergency forms are required every school year. Children may not attend the program without this information.

The 2015-2016 AM/PM Registration Packets are available to pick up or download here.  Registration is accepted year round. You may pick up packets and/or register at the locations below:

  • Peoria Development and Community Services Building: 9875 N. 85th Ave (Monday through Thursday 7am - 6pm)
  • Current Summer Camp Sites until July 31 
  • The AM/PM sites during program hours, August 10 - May 24
  • School Open House / Meet The Teacher: Check with school for dates and times

Submit a Notice of Fee Change, Temporary Absence, or Withdrawal Form for the AM/PM Program 

Summer Camp Bullet Payment Options
Weekly payments will not be accepted at AM/PM school sites. New registrations will be accepted with a check or money order only. 

  • Quick Pay – Automatic payment from a credit or debit card – AUTHORIZATION FORM REQUIRED
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – Automatic withdrawal from a checking account – AUTHORIZATION FORM REQUIRED
  • Electronic Bill Pay – Many banks offer on-line bill pay. Check with your bank for this option.
  • RecConnect – Click Here to make a payment immediately Available 24/7. You will need your Client ID and Family Password.
  • Community Services Offices – Located at 9875 N. 85th Ave. Available Mon – Thurs, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Holidays
  • Phone with Customer Service Staff – Call 623-773-7505 or 623-773-7139 with a credit or debit card Mon – Thurs, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Holidays

Summer Camp Bullet Break Camps  

Break Camps provide licensed child care during school breaks and coincide with the PUSD calendar but not federal holidays. Includes scheduled field trips, site events and activities. Children will need to bring a non-perishable lunch each day. For all the details, click here.

Summer Camp Bullet AM/PM Programs Policies
Addressed below are several of our program policies in order to avoid misunderstanding. All of our AM/PM policies and rules are available in the Parent Handbook.

    • Enrollment fees
      The registration fee, along with first week and $59 deposit for the last week are all due at the time of enrollment. The weekly usage fee is based on the schedule indicated on your child's enrollment form. For part-time participants, any amount of the $59 that is not used on the last week of the program will be made available for refund at the end of the school year after audits are complete.
    • Program fees
      Program fees are due each week on MONDAY of the week of participation. A $20 late fee will be assessed on Wednesday for any payments still outstanding.
    • Refunds/Credits
      No refunds or credits will be given due to absence or illness. You can avoid being charged for any day(s) your child will not attend by completing a schedule change form online or at your AM/PM site in writing Thursday prior to the week you are changing. No verbal changes will be accepted. 
    • Schedule Changes/Additions
      Any deviation to the schedule submitted on the enrollment form must be given to the site by Thursday prior to the week the changes are to take effect. You may also submit the schedule change online (click here). No verbal changes will be accepted.  If your child needs to attend on short notice, parents must call the AM/PM site and your child’s teacher to make arrangements for the child to attend the program. To make a payment, call customer service at (623) 773-7139 or (623) 773-7505.
    • Delinquent Accounts
      Any account balances more than one week past due will result in ineligibility to participate in the program. The account balance and all applicable fees must be paid in full before returning to the program.  

Summer Camp Bullet AM/PM Recreation Contacts and Phone Numbers   

AM/PM Program Administration office
9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria Arizona
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

AM/PM Administrative Staff:

    • Nikita Rossow, Youth Programs Coordinator (623) 773-7688
    • Barry Jones II, Youth Programs Coordinator (623) 773-8620
    • Kevin Naughton, Recreation Supervisor (623) 773-8627

Billing Staff:

  • LeAnne Morgan (623) 773-7505
  • Cree Thul (623) 773-7139

Need to talk to your site staff? Below you will find contact information for each AM/PM school site.

School Site: Phone        School Site: Phone 
Alta Loma: 623-764-0282
Apache: 623-764-0293
Cheyenne: 623-764-0437
Cotton Boll: 623-764-0448
Country Meadows: 623-764-0584
Coyote Hills: 623-764-1065
Desert Harbor: 623-764-1072
Frontier: 623-764-1113
Ira Murphy: 623-764-1259
Lake Pleasant: 623-764-4928
Oakwood: 623-764-1120
Oasis: 623-764-0791
  Parkridge: 623-764-7172
Paseo Verde: 623-764-0815
Peoria: 623-764-1170
Santa Fe: 623-764-0875
Sky View: 623-764-1261
Sundance: 623-764-0881
Sunset Heights: 623-312-8973
Sun Valley: 623-764-1057
Vistancia: 623-764-7170
Zuni Hills: 623-764-1258

 Summer Camp Bullet Peoria’s Before and After School Programs Needs Recreation Leaders  
We are looking for individuals who are good with children, enjoy helping children participate in a variety of programs and activities and are looking for a great work environment. The AM/PM program provides elementary school-aged children with a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, games, events, field trips during school breaks, outdoor activities and more at 22 Peoria Unified School District elementary schools before and after school. Employment opportunities are available for the position of Recreation Leaders I to support the program and assist the Recreation Leader III responsible for an AM/PM site

For all the details on this entry level opportunity, click here.

School's Out, Make It Count!  

school_outout_of_school_time_vidThe AMPM Recreation Program recognizes the new Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs. Documents are now available for download! You can also click on the video for more information.


Full Version:                 English      Spanish
Condensed Version:   English       Spanish 

All 22 AM/PM Programs were recently granted the opportunity to test pilot the Arizona Quality Standards Assessment Tool and was well received by the staff! Click here for more information on the benefits of our programs utilizing this tool.


Peoria Unified School District has asked for City of Peoria's assistance with the 21st Century Program held at Santa Fe, Ira Murphy, and Alta Loma Elementary. City of Peoria has come on board as PUSD's Community Partner. City of Peoria's role is to provide various enrichment classes for the kids as well as family engagement events for the community. We are proud to assist PUSD with this program and look forward to more opportunities to help in the future! 

Lil Learners All Day Preschool is the perfect solution for kids ages 3 1/2 - 5. Kids have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and to expand their educational, social, and developmental horizons in a supervised and secure environment. Click here for more information



Mission Statement 

It is the mission of the Community Services Department to meet the needs of the citizens of Peoria by developing, implementing and maintaining quality programs, services, events and facilities which are cost effective, creative and responsive to citizen input.