Outside the Box After-School Program at the Sequoia Park Zoo

Outside the Box After-School Program

at the Sequoia Park Zoo

3414 W Street
Eureka, CA 95503

707.441.4244 / sfazio@ci.eureka.ca.gov

Where youth are encouraged to THINK, LEARN & PLAY outside the box!

THINK Outside the Box: We believe in the importance of leadership & mentoring tomorrow's leaders. This program aims to create a solid foundation that will have a long-lasting impact on the lives of the youth in our community. No one child fits into a single labeled check box, which is why Eureka Parks & Recreation is proud to present a program where youth are celebrated for their individuality. From the minute youth walk through the doors of our program, they will feel safe to be exactly who they are, have their voices heard and feel a sense of belonging. With character building woven into each activity, youth will develop their personal growth while learning to positively communicate and build respectful relationships with others.    

LEARN Outside the Box: While there is no shortage of fun in this program, we place equal emphasis on providing educational experiences that foster leadership skills. This leadership focused program will teach youth to discover their potential, unearth the learning value in challenges, set goals and have the confidence to pursue them. 

PLAY Outside the Box: This ain’t your daddy’s blacktop. Whether it be the Sequoia Park Zoo or the majestic redwood forest in our backyard, our new after-school program location offers a plethora of natural wonders where youth have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiences that are crafted to deepen their connection to the outside world.

  • The Outside the Box After-School Program is available for youth ages 5-12.
  • Hours of Operation: Monday 1:30pm - 5:30pm, Tuesday - Friday 2:30pm - 5:30pm.
  • The program can accommodate 45 children per day.
  • We are located at 3414 W Street.


  • Pre-registration is required.  There is NO on-site registration.  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Register at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Monday - Friday, 7am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 7pm and Sunday 9am - 4pm.
  • The registration process automatically reserves a space for your child for the entire year, regardless of your payment plan.
  • Registration is on-going and children can join the program anytime during the school year if openings are available.


The Outside the Box After-School Program offers a unique and flexible payment policy.  Families may choose to register by the month, session or year.  Fees are due upon registration.  A non-resident fee of $10/month will be charged for each program participant living outside the City of Eureka.

By the Month

If you register mid-month, the initial monthly fee will be pro-rated.  Monthly rates will vary due to the number of days programming is provided each month. 

By the Session

Sessions provide families a 10% discount and cannot be pro-rated if registering mid-session.

By the Year

The yearly fee provides families a 15% discount. 

Refund/Withdrawal Policy

  • Non-attendance does not entitle a participant to a refund.
  • A refund will only be given in the event that there is a child on the waiting list, willing to take their place.
  • If there is no one on the waiting list, we will not honor the refund.

General Information

  • If you choose to pay monthly or by sessions, it is your responsibility to make all payments by the 25th of the month prior to the month your child will attend.  Failure to pay on time will result in a $25.00 late fee and the possibility of losing your space in the program.
  • All children must be pre-registered and have on file an Agreement, Waiver & Release of Liability Form signed by their parent/guardian.
  • No refunds or pro-rates for missed days/weeks.