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Recreation Station is a summer day camp designed just for kids.  Sign up for one week or for all 9 weeks.  Those who sign up for all 9 weeks will receive a season pass to Rock River Rapids!  Enjoy new friendships, games, crafts, field trips and swimming at Rock River Rapids.  Snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon.  Meals will be provided through the Summer Food Program Mon.-Fri.  All campers receive a t-shirt and weekly newsletters.  Children are grouped by age or 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.  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.  No refunds are issued for days registered but not attended.  Recreation Station is a DCF provider taking the Kansas Benefits Card.

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



Cooper and Oaklawn Elementary students, join the DRC and your school for some summer fun!  Activities include snacks, enrichment activities, recreation activities, and educational field trips.  Open only to Cooper and Oaklawn Elementary students.  Pick-up the sign-up form at your school’s front office.  Grades K-5th.

Day        Date                Time               Fee          Location

M-F        6/5-6/30           7:30a-3:00p      FREE      Oaklawn

M-F        7/10-7/28         7:30a-3:00p      FREE      Cooper


Spend your days off from school at the Oaklawn Activity Center.  Sports, games, arts & crafts, movies and more!  Participants need to bring a sack lunch.  Don't sit at home bored; join your friends for a fun filled day!  You must enroll for each day or by the week.  Scholarships are available.  Grades K-5th.

Day          Date        Time                 Location         Fee     

M              7/3          7:30a-5:30p       OAC              $21     

W             7/5           7:30a-5:30p       OAC             $21     

Th             7/6           7:30a-5:30p       OAC             $21    

F               7/7           7:30a-5:30p        OAC            $21    


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:  8:15a     $135     

                              Return: 12:15p   


Show your Derby spirit by becoming a cheerleader.  Participants will cheer for Derby Junior Football HOME games.  Games will be held on Saturdays.  Practice will be held weekly to prepare for games.  Grades 3rd-6th.

Day   Date          Time               Location    Fee            

M      8/21-10/23  6:00p-7:00p     OAC         $28 by 8/4  

                                                                 $38 after 8/5