Youth Programs

Youth Hikes

Start date: June 22, 2020 - End date: July 29, 2020

Time: 9:30am-4pm

The Town of Carbondale Recreation Department operates under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider and Employer.

Registered participants will receive COVID-19 specific program guidelines. All programs will follow local, state, and CDC health protocols. Please email wtempest@carbondaleco.net with any questions.

Our hiking series takes participants to 4 incredible places right out our back door. Hike to great lakes, see incredible views, and explore an ice cave! Our hikes are also hands-on informational sessions where you will learn “Leave No Trace” practices of wilderness travel. A hiking equipment list is available at the front desk of the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center. Please note you must pick your date during registration for Avalanche Creek, Hunter Creek, and the Grottos.

Ages: 8 years & up
Hike 1- Avalanche Creek Trail Hike 2- Hunter Creek Trail
Hike 3- Grottos & Ice Caves
Hike 4-Thomas Lakes

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Date: June 22 or July 8 / 9:30am-3pm
Date: July 6 or July 15 / 9:30am-3pm
Date: July 13 or July 22 / 9:30am-3pm
Date: July 29 / 9:30am-4pm

Cost: $30/hike
Min/Max: 4/8 (must meet the minimum to go, absolutely no exceptions to the maximum as we operate under a Forest Service Permit)
Reg. Deadline: One week prior

Summer Tennis for Kids

Start date: June 23, 2020 - End date: August 20, 2020

Time: 9-11am

Location: Darien Pickleball and Tennis Courts

Join us for summer tennis! Due to current health directives group sizes are limited to 8 participants and we will require all players to bring their own equipment. Registered participants will receive COVID-19 specific program guidelines. All programs will follow local, state, and CDC health protocols. Please email wtempest@carbondaleco.net with any questions.


Junior Tennis (Ages 6-8)

This program is designed for younger players. We will focus on the fundamentals of the sport and utilize skill games to practice the basics. Players will focus on learning ground stokes, serves, and volleys along with being introduced to scoring and match play.

Time: 9-10 AM
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: June 23-July 9; Session 2: July 14-July 30; Session 3: August 4- August 20
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Youth Tennis (Ages 9-13)

This program will start with stroke production drills involving ground strokes, serves, and volleys. Emphasis will be on practice rallies, skill games and introducing players to singles and doubles match play.

Time: 10-11 AM
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: June 23-July 9; Session 2: July 14-July 30; Session 3: August 4- August 20
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Youth Private Tennis Lessons available (Ages 6-13)!

Must be purchased through Carbondale Recreation. Lessons are 1 hour in length.

Private Lesson Fees
1 Private Session $60
3 Private Sessions $165
5 Private Sessions $250
10 Private Sessions $450

Semi Private Lesson Fees for 2 people
Buddy Session $60 (2 people)
3 Buddy Sessions $195 (2 people)
5 Buddy Sessions $300 (2 people)
10 Buddy Sessions $550 (2 people)