BANGOR — The City of Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is happy to provide affordable before and after school programming (Monday through Friday) for children in grades K- 5 within the Bangor Public School system. This program offers a safe and fun experience for before and after school, school vacations, and snow days. 

The Kids Cave program opens as early as 6:45 a.m. Bus transportation is provided to your child’s individual school. After school, children are bussed to the Parks & Recreation Center where they will engage in fun activities including, arts and crafts, gym games, outdoor play, as well as a quiet place to do homework. Pick up is any time between 3 and 6 p.m. 

In the event that Bangor Public Schools transition to a fully remote or hybrid learning model, we will open our doors to existing and new children in grades K-5 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for that period of time. 

Bangor Parks and Recreation follows and enforces CDC and the state of Maine regulations regarding COVID-19 in order to provide a clean, safe and sanitary environment for all children and staff members. You can find more information and register for the Kids Cave program on the Bangor Parks and Recreation website ( under “Programs”. Also feel free to call the office at 207-992-4490.