Before and After School Care

OCER Closed Through April 6

Following Govenor Mike DeWine's mandated closure of K-!2 schools, Orange Community Education & Recreation classes, activities, events and all facilities will be closed through April 6. Read more here

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Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care

Open Door is Orange Community Education & Recreation Department's before and after school program for students in grades K-5. This is an active program with curriculum focusing on social, educational and recreational activities. Our activities are designed to engage children in developmentally appropriate activities, including physical activity and sports, crafts and games and social interaction in a safe, welcome, relaxed environment. 

Please contact Youth Supervisor Debbie Zimmerman at (216) 831-8601, Ext. 5606 or for information on fees and schedules or to arrange a personal meeting before enrolling your child in this exciting program. Debbie will help you arrange a schedule to fit your family’s needs. 

Daily and monthly plans are available and Open Door registration is ongoing throughout the year as long as space is available. Children must be registered online at least 3 days prior to the first scheduled day.
Summer Open Door Before and After Camp Care
Open Door Extended Care is an activity-based before and after camp program for campers in grades K-5 attending full day camps on campus. This includes theatre, sports, arts and traditional day camps. Open Door Before & After Camp Care is available from 7- 9am and 3 - 6pm. Children will enjoy spending time with friends, playing games, crafting, and swimming. There are flexible options
available to meet the need of each family. Participants pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee at the time they register for the program.  
Before camp, parents should bring children into Pepper Pike Learning Center to sign in and get any updates for the day. At 9 am, our staff will walk children to their assigned camp and check them in with camp staff.
After camp, children from Sports Camp, Stagecrafters and Arts Camps will walk with their camp counselors to the outdoor pool behind the Orange High School where they will have time to relax, have a snack, swim or participate in activities under the pavilion. Orange Lions Camp campers will have a snack at Pepper Pike Learning Center before walking to the outdoor pool at approximately 3:30 pm.
Pick up is at the outdoor pool each day. If we are unable to use the outdoor pool due to inclement weather, children will be at Pepper Pike Learning Center for activities and pick up until 6 pm.
The rate below is per day, per child.

Before Camp, 7 am – 9 am
Per Day: $13

After Camp, 3 – 6 pm - early bird discount does not apply
Per Day: $18

Registration for summer camps and summer Open Door is underway. Register here

For more information, contact Youth Supervisor Debbie Zimmerman at or (216) 831-8601 ext 5606.
Open Door Supervisor
Debbie Zimmerman
(216) 831-8601 Ext. 5606

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