Youth Programs

Early Release Wednesday

Start date: September 18, 2019 - End date: June 3, 2020

Time: 2-4pm

Standard drop-in rates apply ($5/child or a valid membership). One half of the basketball gymnasium will be available for open gym time. The other half of the gym will be organized drop-in sports fun! Check out additional information on Early Release programming below.
Ages: 7 years and up
Please note that our normal age rules require anyone 10 years and younger to be supervised by someone 11 years or older.
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: $5 drop-in fee or valid membership

Drop-In Sports (September-May)
We will off er a rotating schedule of organized drop-in sports every Early Release Wednesday. Rec Center staff will supervise Dodgeball, Soccer, and Basketball in half of the gymnasium. Included with drop-in fee or valid membership.
1st Wednesday of the Month: Dodgeball
2nd Wednesday of the Month: Soccer
3rd Wednesday of the Month: Dodgeball
4th Wednesday of the Month: Basketball
5th Wednesday of the Month: Soccer

Dodgeball Derivatives

Start date: December 6, 2019 - End date: February 28, 2020

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Location: CRCC Gymnasium

Keep your kids active after school by joining Dodgeball Derivatives. We will explore many different ways to play the game of Dodgeball. Have your kids played Artillery, Shipwreck, Minefield or Last One Standing?

Ages: 8-11 years
Day: Fridays
Dates: December 6, 13, 20; February 14, 21, 28
Cost: $30
Min/Max: 8/20
Reg. Deadline: One week prior

Youth Basketball League

Start date: December 9, 2019 - End date: March 5, 2020

Time: 4-7pm (Practice and Game Times are 1 hour in length and will vary weekly)

Location: CRCC Gymnasium

Our leagues are designed to develop kids into fundamentally sound basketball players by teaching them basketball specific skills, teamwork, camaraderie, a strong work ethic, and more.
We offer separate male and female leagues for both 3rd/4th graders & 5th/6th graders. Teams will practice once or twice each week with one or two games per week as well (practices and games are an hour each). The season will culminate with a tournament. All participants will receive a uniform. TEAMS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND WILL FILL UP FAST! REGISTER EARLY!

Ages: 3rd/4th Grade; 5th/6th Grade
Days: Game & Practice Schedules will vary (Monday-Thursday)
Cost: $90/child (includes full uniform)
Min/Max Players per Team: 8/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 22

***Once we get 10 players, one team will be full. Then, we
will start filling an additional team. If there is not a
minimum of 8 players signed up on the additional team, then
those participants will not play.
***Please note player requests during registration (day/
time, coach, teammates). We cannot accommodate all
requests but we will do our best.

Carbondale Youth Hockey

Start date: January 7, 2020 - End date: February 6, 2020

Time: 4:30-6pm

Location: Gus Darien Ice Arena

This program is for more advanced players who are looking to take their skills to the next level without the stress and time commitment of other more competitive hockey programs. Players will work on the fundamentals of the game along with learning and practicing more advanced skills and strategies. Emphasis will be placed on skating, stick-handling, passing, shooting, defense, positioning and most of all fun!

Ages: 9-14 years
Days: Tues & Thurs
Cost: $60
Min/Max: 8/15
Registration Deadline: One week prior

Fork & Pan Cooking Class

Start date: February 5, 2020 - End date: March 25, 2020

Time: 2-4pm

Location: CRCC Activty Room

Boost your child’s kitchen confidence with this eight-class cooking series. In each class, kids will roll up their sleeves and get cooking. They will work together in a fun, hands-on environment, making foods they love while making new friends too. The best part—they’ll get to eat the dishes they make! Kids will discover how fun it is to cook tasty and nutritious recipes.

Ages: 8-12 years
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: Session 1 – February 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 2 – March 4, 11, 18, 25
Cost: $40 Per Session
$15 Day Of Drop in Fee (must have prior instructor approval to make sure space is available)
Registration Deadline: Session 1 – February 3
Session 2 – March 2
For More Information: Morgan Kennedy | 970-414-0621 | | ​​

February Menu:
All Things Sweet – Feb 5 (cinnamon swirl cupcakes, gooey vanilla glaze)
Bite-Sized Treats – Feb 12 (Scrumptious Spanish Croquettes, honey-lime fruit salad, kid-friendly sangria medley)
Simple Sauce from Scratch – Feb 19 (Lovely lasagna cups with Bechamel Sauce, Mango Compote “Tiramisu”, Very Vanilla Italian Soda)
The Brilliant Baking Bonanza – Feb 26 (Mini Apple Turnovers, Vanilla Cinnamon Kid-Lattes)

March Menu:
Flipping Amazing Pancakes – March 4 (Fluffy pancakes, kid-created compote, cherry-cranberry fizz)
Tasty Chinese Takeout – March 11 (Tasty Takeout Potstickers, Chinese sweet five-spice dipping sauce, decaf green tea shakes)
Tantalize Your Taste Buds – Mar 18 (Tropical Carrot Muffins, Sweet Honey Limeade)
Perfect Polish Pierogis – March 25 (Cheesy polish potato pierogis, peppered sour cream, pronto polish apple cider)

Youth Baseball/Softball

Start date: May 19, 2020 - End date: July 19, 2020

Time: 4-7pm

Play ball! Join Carbondale Recreation for some baseball and softball fun this summer. Learn new skills, make new friends, play other town’s teams, and most of all—HAVE FUN!!

Please see the age categories below. All ages are determined as of August 1, 2020.

Must have own mitt. Uniforms included in fee. Cost for all programs $90/participant.

Min/Max: 10/13 (per team)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 3. All teams are first come first serve. If a team fills before the registration deadline all additional sign-ups will be placed on waitlist. The waitlist does NOT guarantee a spot even if we have enough for a second team. Teams are dependent on at least 10 players prior to setting the league schedule, a coach, and field space. So sign up early to ensure a spot on the team! Team maximums will be strongly enforced.

Practice and game schedules will be dependent on coaches’ availability and will be set in May. Practices and regular season games will occur during the week, but tournament games may be played on Saturdays.

All communication for all teams will be conducted via email. Please check for schedules, updates, and additional information. The season will begin the third week of May and end by the third weekend in July.

Baseball Team Ages
Coach Pitch (7-8 yrs)
9-10 years
11-12 years

Softball Team Ages
8-10 years
11-12 years
13-15 years