Youth Programs

Youth Baseball/Softball

Start date: May 23, 2022 - End date: July 30, 2022

Time: 4-7pm

Summer Baseball and Softball are back! Program begins the week of May 23 and will run through July! Based on registration numbers we will determine practice schedules along with game play with other towns.

If you are interested in being a volunteer coach please email Will at

Age groups are as follows:

  • Coach Pitch Baseball Ages 7-8 yrs
  • Kid Pitch Baseball Ages 9-10 yrs
  • Kid Pitch Baseball Ages 11-12 yrs

  • Girls Softball Ages 8-10 yrs
  • Girls Softball Ages 11-12 yrs

Program fee is $90 and includes uniform for games.

For Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch, please sign up based on your availability as teams will be divided by Mon/Wed practices and games, and Tues/Thurs practices and games.  All other team schedules will be set the coaches so contact Will at the email above for more information.


Start date: May 31, 2022 - End date: June 30, 2022

Time: 9-9:45am OR 4-4:45pm

Location: Tiny Nightingale Ball Field

t-ball sand play

This program is designed to introduce kids to the sport. Emphasis will be placed on fun, participation, and the fundamental skills of throwing, catching and batting. Participants will be divided into teams for two big games at the end of the season!

Ages: 5-6 years
Days: Tues & Thurs
Dates: May 31-June 30
9-9:45am OR 4-4:45pm
Location: Tiny Nightingale Ball Field
Min/Max: 6/10


Youth Tennis

Start date: June 8, 2022 - End date: July 27, 2022

Time: 10-11am and 11am-12pm

Location: Darien Pickleball and Tennis Courts

Tennis lessons will focus on stroke production for forehand, backhand, serve, & volley including practice drills.  Singles & doubles formats will be practiced along with scoring (including no-ad scoring).  Emphasis will be placed on learning to play the sport safely & correctly  while having fun doing it.

Ages: 6-8 years; 9-13 years
Days: Mon & Weds
Dates: June 8-29; July 6-27
Times: 10-11am; 11am-12pm
Cost: $60
Max: 10

Youth Hikes

Start date: June 15, 2022 - End date: July 27, 2022

Time: 9:30am-3pm

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.

 Our hikes are 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.

Ages: 8 years & up

Hikes and Dates:
Avalanche Creek: Wednesday, June 15 and Monday, June 20
Hunter Creek: Wednesday, June 22 and Monday, June 27
Grottos: Wednesday, July 13 and Monday, July 18
Thomas Lakes: Wednesday, July 27

Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 9:30am-3pm

Cost: $35/hike
Min/Max: 4/10
Reg. Deadline: One week prior

Friday Field Trips

Start date: June 24, 2022 - End date: July 15, 2022

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Glenwood Caverns
Includes tram ride and unlimited rides (Giant Canyon Swing, Alpine Coaster, Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, 4D Theater, Laser Tag, and more). **Parents please sign the Glenwood Caverns waiver (accessed here or at the Front Desk of the Rec Center the morning of):

Day: Friday, June 24
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior


Get Air (Trampoline Park)
Includes 2 hours of jump time (trampolines, dodgeball, foam pit, and ninja course). **Parents please sign the Get Air waiver during registration. Available online ONLY at

Day: Friday, July 15
Cost: $50
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior