Youth Activities

Youth Activities and Recreation

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The Carbondale Park District offers a number of sport, league sport, educational, fitness and leisure programs for a wide range of youth age groups.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a matrix of current programs.

Summer Daze Youth Camps

Make sure your child (ages 5-12) is a part of this awesome summer. Guided by our American Red Cross Certified Staff, this summer promises to be one adventure after the other. Campers should bring a swimsuit and towel, sunscreen and bug spray, a water bottle and lunch everyday. Afternoon snack
will be provided. Children should wear clothes that can get dirty and comfortable shoes that they can wear while running and hiking. Camp will run from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Before and after care is available for $5.00 per day. A weekly newsletter will give parents and campers an idea of what to expect each
week. Join us for a summer of adventure, friendship and fun! There is no early bird discount for camps.

Martial Arts
Hey Kids! Stay active, have fun, learn valuable life skills, and get some quality martial arts training. Karate can aid in development of strength, stamina, reflexes, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

Soccer Skills Clinic
Become familiar moving with a ball at your feet and developing coordination and balance. A perfect program for kids who are brand new to soccer! Each class, kids participate in a variety of age appropriate activities.

Archery
This program will teach archery basics and proper shooting techniques. Participants experience a safe, fun, and well-balanced introduction to recreational and competitive archery. Learn the proper way to handle and shoot a bow and arrow. Equipment is provided.

T-Ball Skills Clinic
This program teaches participants the fundamentals of softball/baseball including fielding, throwing, running bases, and hitting.

Upcoming Youth Recreation Events

Check back often to see what new events are coming up. Take a look at our events calendar for a full list of events.

Youth Events

Scroll through all the upcoming Youth Recreation Events, or use the button below to view all events.

All Events

Youth Recreation Classes

Youth Agencies

Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale

The Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale (BGCC) serves children ages 6-18 years old by providing a curriculum of entertaining activities during after-school hours. BGCC works to generate, enhance, and reinforce, academic, social, and character education in collaboration with schools, community groups, and families.
Tina Carpenter, Program Director
618-457-8877 x23

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts provides educational programs that build character, teach participatory citizenship and develop personal fitness. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
Trina Thomas, 618-867-6293
carbondale.scouts@yahoo.com

Carbondale Junior Sports

Carbondale Junior Sports, Inc organizes, promotes, and sponsors junior sports program. Our sports programs promote and encourage the spirit of competition, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Programs include baseball, flag football, tackle football, softball, and wrestling.
info@carbondalejrsports.net

Carbondale Soccer Inc.

CSI offers recreational soccer for boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 14 years old in the Carbondale area. The focus of the program is on fun, instruction and making and growing of friendships.
Whitney O’Daniel, 618-534-7492
president@carbondalesoccer.com

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout program is for every girl, everywhere.
Kristin Heavrin, 800-345-6858
kheavrin@gsofsi.org

4-H in Jackson County

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnerships with caring adults. Jackson County 4-H prepares young people to step up to challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.
Michelle Bisel, 1-618-687-1727
mbisel@illinois.edu

Park District

P.O. Box 1326,
Carbondale, IL 62903-1326

LIFE Community Center

2500 W. Sunset Dr, Carbondale
(618) 549-4222 or (618) 549-6565

Super Splash Park

P.O. Box 1326
Carbondale, IL
Located at: 625 S. Lewis Lane

Hickory Ridge Golf Center

2727 W. Glenn Rd, Carbondale
(618) 529-4386

Hickory Lodge Administration

1115 W. Sycamore, Carbondale
(618) 529-4147

Park Operations & Maintenance Office

108 N. Williams, Carbondale
(618) 529-4149

Alice Wright Early Childhood Center

2500 W. Sunset Dr, Carbondale
(618) 549-4646

Kids Korner

101 N. Glenview, Carbondale
(618) 457-7356
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