All program participants 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved negative test in order to enter indoor recreation and community facilities in compliance with Public Health of Seattle & King County’s Vaccine Verification Order. More Information
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Whether you're looking for a day camp or swim lessons for your child, fitness or art classes for yourself, or skateboard lessons for your grandchildren — or anything in between — Bellevue Parks & Community Services has hundreds of opportunities to help you lead a healthy life!
Save time! Register online! Visit register.bellevuewa.gov to register for classes and activities online. Please be aware that program availability and schedules may change after publication of Connections. The most up-to-date information about programs is available online.
Did you know that Bellevue Parks & Community Services offers scholarships to Bellevue residents meeting certain income guidelines? Want to help a kid attend a camp or activity? Need financial assistance so you can attend a program? To get started, visit our scholarship page.
Es política de Parques y Servicios Comunitarios de Bellevue (Bellevue Parks & Community Services) poner las oportunidades del programa a la disposición de todas las personas interesadas, independientemente de sus ingresos. Ofrecemos becas para quienes de otra manera no podrían participar. Las becas se pueden otorgar por la cuota completa de la clase o se puede hacer un descuento, esto depende de las circunstancias particulares. Solicitud de beca
Need a printed copy of Connections? Copies are generally available at Bellevue City Hall and all of our community centers the week of the resident registration start date. Limited copies may also be available at mini city halls at Factoria and Crossroads malls.
Registration & Payment Policies
Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this catalog is accurate at the time of publication. Because policies, personnel, and funding can change, Bellevue Parks & Community Services reserves the right to add or withdraw programs and to amend, revise, or modify any provision, including - but not limited to - price, date, and location, printed in this brochure. You are encouraged to visit https://register.bellevuewa.gov for the most up-to-date information.
Food & Refreshments
Programs listed in this brochure may include a food or beverage refreshment. Please contact the your Program Area site for more information; phone numbers are available in this brochure. Food and beverage cost, when applicable, is included in the cost of the program.
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For camps meeting fewer than 15 hours per week, please see “General Recreation Programs and Mini-Camps” policies. Day Camp policies on this page do not apply to camps meeting fewer than 15 hours per week.
The City of Bellevue is committed to providing a wide range of recreation activities for Bellevue residents. Therefore, the City gives advance registration preference for those residing within the Bellevue city limits. Non-residents are welcome to take part in recreation programs on a space-available basis. Non-resident registrations are not accepted prior to the first day of non-resident registration. On this day, mailed and faxed registrations will be accepted, via phone at 425-452-6885, or online at http://register.bellevuewa.gov.
Due to an interlocal agreement with King County, all registrations for programs at South Bellevue Community Center are processed in the order received.
Registration receipts are mailed electronically after registration has been processed. Call 425-452-6885 to request a printed registration receipt.
Scholarships are available to qualifying residents who live within the Bellevue City limits. See Connections for scholarship application. Scholarship applicants will be notified of the amount due for each registration after scholarship application is processed. Please call 425-452-6885 or visit bellevuewa.gov/connections for information on applying for a scholarship.
Payment is accepted in Cash, gift certificates, checks, or Visa/MasterCard only. Payment for all programs except day camps is due in full at the time of registration. All transactions completed online require payment in full at the time of registration. Scholarship application is required prior to registration. Please do not mail cash.
General Recreation Programs and Mini-Camps: Payment is due at the time of registration. Scholarship application is required prior to registration if paying with scholarship.
Day Camps: Each Day Camp requires a $35 non-refundable fee, per participant, per camp, at the time of registration, and will be applied toward the final amount due. Payment in full is due for the first two (2) camps at the time of registration. Payments for subsequent camps are due fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the first day of each session.
Include credit card number and expiration date on registration form.
All checks or drafts received by the City which are returned or dishonored by the drawee bank or other such depository shall be assessed a charge of $15.00 (Adm. Order 53).
Classes cancelled by the City will result in a 100% refund of program fees. No refunds are available for programs $10 or less. No refunds or credits will be issued on or after the first day of the program or camp. See COVID-19 procedures on summer day camps webpage for information regarding pandemic-related refunds.
General Recreation Programs/Mini-Camps (camps meeting fewer than 15 hours per week):
A refund is granted if the withdrawal is made at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the start of class, less a $10 administrative fee per participant, per program. Class withdrawals requested fewer than seven (7) calendar days prior to class will result in a refund of:
- Programs with fees $20 or less: program fee, less $10 administrative fee, per participant, per program.
- Programs with fees greater than $20: 50% of the program fee, per participant, per program.
Day Camps (camps meeting 15 hours or more per week):
A refund is granted if the withdrawal is made at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the first day of class, less a $35 non-refundable deposit, per participant, per camp. Camp withdrawals requested less than ten (10) calendar days prior to camp will result in a refund of 50% of the program fee, per participant, per program. If you are interested in transferring to a different camp, please call 425-452-6885 for information on our transfer policy.
A resident is defined as anyone living within the jurisdictional boundary of the City of Bellevue as determined by City records. If you have any question as to whether you are within the jurisdictional boundary of the City of Bellevue, please contact the Development Services Department’s Land Use Division at 425-452-4188.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
The City of Bellevue assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related statutes, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any City of Bellevue program or activity. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated may file a complaint with the ADA/Title VI Administrator. For Title VI complaint forms and advice, please contact the ADA/Title VI Administrator at 425-452-6168.