April 10, 2013

Summer Activity Guide: Derby Recreation Center

Derby Recreation Center

801 E. Market, Derby



Volleyball Camp, three-day volleyball camp instructed by former Wichita State University volleyball player Cori Meyer. Prepares players by teaching the fundamentals of the game and the aspects of team play. June 17-19. Grades 4-8. $40.

Hand Park

633 S. Lakeview Drive, Derby

Ice Cream Day, activities, free ice cream. All ages. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. July 9. Free. Call to accommodate large groups.

High Park

2801 E. James St., Derby

Derby Kite Festival, kite demos, kite making for the kids, face painting, balloon artist, DJ, candy drop. All ages. 1-4 p.m. May 18. Free.

Fast Pitch Softball Camp, learn hitting, bunting, proper techniques of throwing and catching, fielding, base running and more. Instructed by local and state college coaches and current and former college players. June 12. Ages 8-14. $55.

Panther Stadium (by Derby Middle School)

801 E. Madison, Derby

Hershey’s Track and Field Games, events include 50-, 100- and 200-meter dashes; 400-, 800- and 1600-meter runs; standing long jump; softball throw. Ages 9-14. 9 a.m.-noon. June 6. Free.

Rock River Rapids

1900 E. James St., Derby

Rock River Rapids 500, Styrofoam race cars available for $3 each, then decorate them. All ages. 1-3 p.m. July 11. Regular park admission.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, join aquatic centers worldwide in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the largest swim lesson. All ages. 9:30 a.m. registration/10 a.m. start. June 18. Free.

Sixth Grade Center

715 E. Madison, Derby

Recreation Station, games, crafts, field trips and swimming at Rock River Rapids. Snacks provided, sack lunches required. Sign up for one week, or sign up for all nine weeks and receive a season pass to Rock River Rapids. Grades K-5. June 3-Aug. 2, $95 per week/$836 all nine weeks.

Warren Family Farm

9119 E. 95th St., Derby

Kids Fishing Derby, fishing, giveaways, prizes and hot-dog roast. No pole or tackle needed. Ages 5-16, June 1. Free.

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