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An array of special events are held year round that appeal to families. Participate in holiday events, concerts, ballets, plays, and much, much more. Fun for all ages.


Pre-registration is required and open to those currently in Kindergarten - 5th grade.  Your child will be grouped  according to the completed grade of the 2016-2017 school year:  K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th.  All camp instructors are CPR and First Aid certified.  A registration packet must be completed prior to enrolling and enrollment is on a first come first serve basis.  Payment is the only method that guarantees enrollment.  A payment plan option is available for those paying for all 9 weeks. Recreation Station is a DCF Provider accepting the Kansas Benefits Card.  Summer Camp only. No refunds are issued for days registered but not attended. 

Precamp – Summer Camp

Date:          May 31 - June 2 (Pre-Camp)

                  June 5 - August 4 (Summer Camp)

Time:          7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Grade:        K - 5th grade

Fee:           $21.00 per day (Pre-Camp)                     

                  $105.00 per week/$924.00 for all nine weeks

Location:     Sixth Grade Center Cafeteria



March Madness is here!  College basketball is preparing to crown the next national champion so it’s time to crown the March Mania champions.  Participants will compete in the three-point and free throw contests.  Winners in each age group will receive a one month membership to the DRC.  Don’t miss the madness!  There will be separate boys and girls divisions.  Ages 5-18.

Day    Date      Time                  Fee       Location

T        3/21       9:30a-11:00a      $1         DRC

T        3/21       1:00p-2:30p        $1         OAC


Saddle up and hit the trail!  This one-day lesson will teach participants the basics of riding and care of horses.  Participants must wear long pants and boots with 1' heel. A waiver from C-Arrow Stables must be completed.  Each rider will have their own horse.  Transportation is provided from the Derby Recreation Center; however space is limited. Depart at 9:15 am and return at 12:45 pm.  Ages 5-15.

Day       Date      Time                  Fee       

S           4/22       9:15a-12:45p      $35       

S           5/13       9:15a-12:45p      $35       


Let's giddy-up and go for a ride with the DRC and C-Arrow Stables.  This 4-day camp will teach safety, saddling, care of tack and horsemanship skills. Riding skills include barrel riding, trail riding, riding in a large group, trail obstacles, and low jumping.  Each child will have their own horse for the whole camp.  Long pants and boots with a 1' heel must be worn and a waiver from C-Arrow Stables must be completed.  Beginners are welcome.  Ages 5 and up.

Day        Date                Time                    Fee     

T-F          5/30-6/2           Depart:  9:00a      $135   

                                     Return: 11:30a       


No School?  No Problem?  Spend a fun-filled day with your friends.  We will keep you entertained with many different activities.  Games, crafts, and a dive in the pool are all waiting for you.  Participants need to bring a sack lunch, swimsuit and towel each day and morning and afternoon snacks are provided!

Dates:     March 20-24 (Spring Break)

               April 14

Time:       7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Grade:     K - 5th grade

Fee:        $21.00 per day

Location: Oaklawn Activity Center (Mar. 20-24, Apr. 14)