Youth Programs


Start date: July 6, 2022 - End date: January 31, 2025

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: CRCC East Gym

Martial Arts classes for children & adults. Improve your balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Integrate body, mind, and spirit using the Taekwondo tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Sahn Taekwondo classes are taught by Nationally and Internationally certified instructors: Ms. Cedar Rose Guelberth, 3rd Dan, & Grand Master Richard Hodder, 9th Dan. Six-month pre-registration discounts available.

Ages: 6 years & up
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, Saturdays 10am-11am 
Dates: Year Round
Cost: $90/month; $73/month (2nd member of family); $53/month (3rd and more family members)
For more information: Ms. Cedar Rose (970) 948-8774

Youth Baseball/Softball

Start date: June 5, 2023 - End date: July 31, 2023

Time: 4-7pm

Registration Opens March 20th!

Summer Baseball and Softball are back! Program begins the week of June 5th 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 $95 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.

Kid’s Culinary Arts Class

Start date: June 12, 2023 - End date: June 14, 2023

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center


 Monday June 12th and Wednesday June 14th
Time: 4PM-5PM
Age: 7 years to 9 years
Class size: limit to 8 kids
Price:  $55 for both classes

Description: Grab your apron and come whip up some delicious homemade Whoopee Pies, Hot Pretzels and Mini-Pizzas! Build baking skills in a fun, informal way and you will leave with awesome tasting goodies! *These kits contain flour, not recommended for kids with allergies. 

T Ball

Start date: June 13, 2023 - End date: July 13, 2023

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: June 13-July 13
9-9:45am OR 4-4:45pm
Location: Tiny Nightingale Ball Field
Min/Max: 6/10

Youth Hikes

Start date: June 14, 2023 - End date: July 26, 2023

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.

Join us for an excellent opportunity to get outside and check out some of the valley’s excellent local trails! 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 14 and Monday, June 19
Hunter Creek: Wednesday, June 21 and Monday, June 26
Grottos: Wednesday, July 12 and Monday, July 17
Thomas Lakes: Wednesday, July 26

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

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

Reg. Opens May 1st

Lifeguard Training

Start date: June 16, 2023 - End date: June 19, 2023

Time: Friday: 4:30-7:45 Saturday & Sunday 8am - 5pm

Location: Carbondale Pool

Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This blended learning class will require about 14 hours of online training followed by 20 hours of in water training/skills tests.  To take this course you must be 15 years of age on the final day of the course and pass the pre-course swim test held Friday, June 16th. This test includes a 300 meter swim, 2 minutes of treading water in the deep end (using legs only), and a brick retrieval at 7-10 foot depth of water; first swimming 20 yds to the brick, surface diving down to retrieve the brick, then kicking back to the starting point with the brick being held on your torso with two hands.

To pass the course you must pass the online test and successfully complete all skills both on land CPR and in water rescues as well as complete the final out group and individual tests.

If you work for the Carbondale Pool for the 2023 season you will be reimbursed for the cost of the course.

Friday Field Trips

Start date: June 23, 2023 - End date: August 4, 2023

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Bananas Fun Park
Includes arcade tickets and access to Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Laser tag, and more!

Drop-off is at 10am. Pick-up is at 5pm at the rec center.

Day: Friday, June 23 
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

Drop-off is at 10am. Pick-up is at 5pm at the rec center.

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


Whitewater rafting (and Carbondale Pool)

We will take a guided rafting trip through Glenwood canyon with Whitewater Rafting outfitters. Upon our return to Carbondale, we will spend the rest of the afternoon at the Carbondale Pool.

Drop-off is at 9am at the rec center. Pick-up is at 4pm at the Carbondale Pool.

Day: Friday, August 4
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior