The ARCC Discovery Program offers three levels of age appropriate, fun activities in visual, performing, literary and cultural arts that relate to the weekly theme. Youth may sign up for one or all six sessions. Youth will meet with group leaders Monday through Thursday for each one-week session in either the morning or the afternoon. Morning classes meet 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(noon); the afternoon classes meet 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Wee and Pre Discovery classes include stories, games, art projects, role-playing, music and dance in a small group setting that follow the weekly themes, emphasizing beginning social and academic skills. Discovery classes for grades 2 - 6 focus on arts based activities to teach the weekly theme.
All classes are held at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center, 225 3rd Avenue SE.
Fee: $32.00 per one-week session
Discovery – Grades 2 - 6, Activity #292000
Pre-Discovery – Entering Kindergarten - 1st Grade, Activity #291000
Wee-Discovery – Ages 3 - 4, Activity #290000
Wee Discovery children must have reached minimum age by May 1 and must be able to use the toilet unassisted. Pre and Wee Discovery Students should bring a light snack to eat in a well-marked bag. Snacks must be free of nuts for the safety of other students.

2023 Discovery Themes: For more information about each them, please check the Current Parks and Recreation Brochure
Session A
Discover Weird Science
June 12 - 15
Session B
Discover Community Helpers
(3 day session: Tuesday - Thursday)
June 20 - 22
Session C
Discover Medieval Fantasy
June 26 - 29
Session D
Discover Things that Fly
July 10 - 13
Session E
Discover the Elements
July 17 - 20
Session F
Discover Pets
July 24 - 27

This is your chance to be a star! Perform with the Storybook Land Theatre Company on the stage at the Castle in Storybook Land. Learn about acting, theatre games and aspects of technical theatre. Because of the tight rehearsal schedule, attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required.
Grades 2 and up.
Activity #294100
Dates: June 5 - 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Auditions: Monday, June 5
Performances: Thursday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.
                           Friday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rehearsals. . . . . . . . . . Civic Theatre
            Performances . . .Storybook Land Castle
Fee: $64.00
Storybook Land Theatre is funded in part by the Aberdeen Area Arts Council and the South Dakota Arts Council and is presented in cooperation with Aberdeen Community Theatre.

Group of children standing under a Discovery sign on chalk board
  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register: 

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
  • Online: WebTrac