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

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)

Dodgeball Derivatives

Start date: February 14, 2020 - 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: February 14, 21, 28
Cost: $30
Min/Max: 8/20
Reg. Deadline: One week prior

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 10:00am

Location: Sopris Park

Join Carbondale Parks and Recreation for its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sopris Park. Please arrive promptly because the hunt only last a few minutes and starts at 10am sharp. And be sure to bring your own basket to collect the eggs. Participants will be divided up according to age. Registration for the Easter Basket Raffle will begin at 9:30am, and winners will be drawn following the hunt.

Where My Peeps At Scavenger Hunt

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 8:30am

Location: Sopris Park

We love to keep this race interesting and different. This year all teams will cover a different 2 mile course than last year. This course will be fun and challenging for all age levels. There will be 50 easy Peeps made out of chalk for the little ones to fine to add bonus points. There will be photos to recreate the photo with your team. This is challenging for all ages.

New this year we will have one Golden Peep that is a grand prize for a team to have first crack at the Give Away Table. As always we will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and the team with the Best Costume. All of this will be followed by a giveaway full of prizes donated by local businesses.

Spring Into Fun Family Block Party

Date: May 1, 2020

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza

The Family Block Party on Carbondale’s First Friday in May.
Enjoy KidZone activities (bounce house, kid games, and arts & crafts) along with adoptables from Colorado Animal Rescue

100% of the proceeds benefit our local animal shelter, valley recreation, and youth arts programming.

Bonedale Bike Jam

Date: May 16, 2020

Time: 9:30am

Location: North Face Bike Park

A free ride contest at Carbondale’s North Face Bike Park. From striders to pros, and pump track time trails to best trick jam sessions, there’s fun for all!

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