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Youth Activities/Trips

Member Registration begins May 21st, 2024

Non-Member Registration begins May 24th, 2024

Register for programs online

Obtain a printable copy of the Brochure!



Coach Rice’s Middle School Volleyball Camp

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with BMS Volleyball coach Sarah Rice. She will focus on the fundamental skills of volleyball to help you get ready for the upcoming season. You must register by May 31 or pay an additional fee. Proceeds from camp go to the BMS Volleyball program.


Grades 5th-6th: 9:00-10:00am

Grades 7th-8th: 10:00-11:00am

June 11-13 @ BRC Gym


Fee: $25 Member; $28 Non-member; $5 Late fee

Deadline: Friday, May 31

Little Cats Summer Basketball Camp

Make sure to get your kiddos signed up for this great camp hosted by Burlington Wildcats Coach Logan and Burlington Ladycats Coach McGown that will include fundamental drills, competitive competitions & more! Each kid will get a handout with drills & skill work to take home and do on their own! Fee will include T-shirt.


Grades K-6th as of August 2024

Both boys and girls

July 30th-August 1st

K-3rd 10:30am-12:00pm

4th-6th 8:00am-10:00am

$25 Member; $28 Non Member; $5 Late fee

Deadline: Friday, July 12

Burlington Ladycat Volleyball Camp



Emporia Zoo, Splash Park & Ice Cream

We will start off our morning exploring the beautiful Emporia Zoo. Once we are done there we will head over to Peter Pan Park to enjoy our picnic lunches followed by some fun at the splash park and playground! When we are all nice and worn out we will stop by Braum’s for a sweet treat before heading back home!


You will need to pack a sack lunch and water bottle. Please bring a change of clothes, towel and a little money for ice cream.



Monday, June 3rd


Fee: $15 Member; $18 Non-member; $5 Late Fee

Deadline Friday, May 31

Bowling, Splash Park & Ice Cream

Let’s go knock down some pins at Flint Hills Lanes in Emporia! Lunch will be had at the bowling alley. Next we will head to Peter Pan Park splash to play in the water and cool off! Our next stop will be Braum’s for some ice cream before we head home! Fee includes transportation, bowling and lunch cost. (Kids will need money for any snacks while at bowling, arcade games—if they want to play, and ice cream stop.)



Thursday, June 13


Fee: $25 Member; $28 Non-member; $5 Late Fee

Deadline Friday, June 7



Topeka Sky Zone & Ice Cream

Everyone loves a trampoline but even more fun when there are lots of them all put together and other fun added in to make it more exciting! Let’s head to Sky Zone after lunch and jump out some energy! After Sky Zone we will head to snag some ice cream before returning to the Rec Center.


Fee includes transportation and admission. A parent MUST fill out a waiver on Sky Zone’s website before their child can go. We can help you with that if you need.


Please send a little extra money for ice cream stop!


Friday, June 28 & Friday, July 19


$25 Member/trip; $28 Non-Member/trip; $5 Late

1st-8th Grade

Deadline: Friday, June 14


**You can sign up for one or both trips. Deadline is the same.

Sea Life & Fritz

Let’s head to check out the amazing Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City. After checking out all of the amazing exhibits there we will head to Fritz KC for a lunch that gets delivered by a toy train. Fee covers transportation, Sea Life ticket and a kids meal at Fritz!


Monday, July 8


$35 Member; $38 Non-Member; $5 Late

3rd-8th Grade

Deadline: Friday, June 21

Deanna Rose Farmstead

Let’s go have a fun day at the farm! We will have a short guided tour of the farmstead, feed some of the animals, enjoy a hayrack ride and enjoy a picnic lunch. Afterwards we will enjoy some time exploring the rest of what the farmstead has to offer. We will make a quick stop for ice cream on our way home!


You will need to pack a sack lunch and water bottle. Please bring money for ice cream stop on the way home.



Monday, July 22


Fee: $25 Member; $28 Non-member; $5 Late Fee

Deadline: Friday, July 7


Dodgeball Days

We know that dodgeball is one of the most requested games at the Rec after school but sometimes it can be hard to find the gym space. We have added some time in to a few Fridays this Summer specifically for you to get your friends together and come have some fun playing dodgeball in the morning before lunch time and the pool opening up! Get your friends together and come have some fun!

Fridays: May 31, June 14, July 12 & July 26




Kids Run Club

Where are our runners at?! We are looking at putting on a Kids Run Club camp. If your kids are interested please call and get your name on the list. This is all for those with a love for running. We will have warm-ups, a workout and some sort of running game at the end following by stretching. 


More details will be announced at a later date. Would like to gauge interest first.


Deadline to get your name on the list is Wednesday, June 29th.


FREE; Must have at least 5 in each group pre-registered to hold the camp.


Camp would be run on Tuesday mornings for 9 weeks beginning June 4th.


 8:00-9:00am 4th-8th

 9:00-9:30am 1st-3rd


Contact Katie at 620.364.8484 or to get on the list.

**We will be adding in some more kids activities not listed in brochure. To stay the most up to date on all

activities follow us on Facebook!



Flag Football

It’s time for Flag Football!  Games will be Saturday mornings, beginning September 14 and run for approximately 6 weeks.  Flags will be provided for each player.  Volunteer coaches are needed! 

Grades 1/2 and 3/4

BHS Baseball Field

Saturday mornings, Sept 14—Oct 26

$35 Member; $38 Non Member; $5 Late

DEADLINE:  Monday, July 22

Youth Soccer

It is time to sign up for the youth soccer league!!  Boys and girls 6-13 years can play in this competitive league.  Games will be Tuesday nights, starting September 10 and will run approximately six weeks through October 15.  You will compete in one of three age divisions:    Midgets,  Minors or Majors.  8th graders who do not turn 14  before September 1st, 2024 will also be eligible.          Shin-guards are required. Volunteer coaches needed.


Kids 6—13 years old

BHS Baseball Field

Tuesday nights, Sept 10—Oct 15

$25 Member;  $28 Non Member; $5 Late

DEADLINE:  Monday, July 22


  Midgets - 1st and 2nd grade

  Minors - 3rd & 4th grade

  Majors - 5—8th grade (under 14 yrs by Sept 1)

Youth Volleyball 

We are looking for 5—6  graders to join our youth volleyball league! Games will begin on Monday, Sept 18 and run approximately six weeks. **NOTE:  All registrations received after Monday, August 12 will be placed on teams IF spots are available!


Grades 5 & 6

Mondays, Sept 16—Oct 21

$25 Member;  $28 Non Member;  $5 Late

DEADLINE:  Monday, August 12


Junior Golf

Calling all our Junior Golfers! Join Coach Julie Dawson for this opportunity

to get some golf tournaments in.

Practices: Wednesdays before tournaments (others will be announced)

Instructor: Julie Dawson 620.874.5056

Transportation: No transportation provided

Fee: $50

Tournament Sites/dates: TBA


Divisions: Any boy or girl age 9 by June 1, 2024 through age 18 is eligible to play.

Boys: 9-11; 12-14; 15-18

Girls: 9-11; 12-14; 15-18


Ages 9-11 will play 6 holes; Ages 12-18 will play 9 holes.

Tackle Football

5th and 6th Graders

Starting Saturdays in September

Fee: $110

DEADLINE: Monday, July 22nd


**Parent Meeting: Wednesday, July 24th


Instructional Volleyball

Join us for Instructional Volleyball this fall.  Basic skills will be introduced to help players prepare for future leagues.


4th & 5th Grade

Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16 & 23rd


$25 Member; $28 Non-Member; $5 late

DEADLINE: Monday, September 30


Pre-School Soccer

Join us for pre-school soccer!  All 4 year old's are invited to come and learn basic soccer skills to prepare for future soccer leagues.  We introduce beginner skills with fun and exciting drills. 

NOTE: pre-school soccer is for 4 year old's only.


4 year olds

Wednesdays; Sept 18, 25, Oct 2 & Oct 9


HS Softball Field

$15 Member; $ 18 Non Member; $5 Late

DEADLINE:  Friday, September 6

Kindergarten Soccer

The league for Kindergartners will be 8 on 8 and take place Thursday nights for approximately 6 weeks. 



HS Softball Field

September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10

$25 Member; $28 Non Member; $5 Late

Deadline: Monday, July 22nd

Instructional Golf

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a summer golf program! BRC, in conjunction with high school golf coach Julie Dawson, will offer a summer instructional golf program at Rock Creek Country Club. There will be a beginners class (1st-4th grade) and an advanced class (5th-8th grade).

Clubs will not be provided so be sure to bring your own!


Grades 1st-8th: 9:00-10:00am

June 17,18, 19, 20 & 21

Fee: $30 Member; $33 Non member; Late $5

Deadline: Monday, June 10


Instructional T-Ball

Join us for instructional T-ball!  All 3 & 4 year old's are invited to come and learn basic t-ball skills to prepare for future baseball/softball leagues.  We introduce beginner skills with fun and exciting drills. 


Ages 3 & 4

May 29; June 5, 12 and 19th

5:15-6:00pm @ High School Softball Field

$15 Member; $18 Non-Member; $5 Late

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 28



Glow Show Dance Fun

Learn a simple routine then get your “glow” on and perform at the annual Glow Show at the BHS football game in October.  The fee covers instruction and glow   materials (poms, etc) that you will be using at the Glow Show!   This is a pompon class that learns a dance for the Glow Show and then is finished. We are excited to have Miss Bri (Birk) instructing our Glow Show dancers this year! We will announce the date of the game performance at a later date.


1st grade-2nd Grade: 3:30-4:15pm

3rd grade & up: 4:15-5:00pm

Thursdays beginning August 29—October Performance

$35 Member; $38 Non Member; $5 Late

DEADLINE:  Monday, August 26




Do you need a summer job and/or want to work a few hours during the school year?  By successfully completing the lifeguarding course you will be eligible to be a lifeguard at the Recreation Center indoor and/or outdoor pools!  The lifeguarding course includes First Aide and CPR training.  Students need to bring suit and towel each day.  There will be a lunch break each day.  There will be a 10 student maximum and 5 student minimum for this class.


Pre-requisites for Lifeguarding

1.)  Be at least 15 years of age by May 29, 2023


2.)  Swim 300 yards (6 lengths in our pool) continuously, using the strokes in the following order: 


· 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing (performed either by breathing to side or front) and a stabilizing, propellant kick

· 100 yards of breaststroke

· The last 100 yards may be a mix: front crawl/breast stroke


No refunds will be given if you are unable to meet these



May 22nd  (will meet from 9:00am-5:00pm)


Must have online portion completed before this class!) Online can take around 6 hours.

You can email Justin Logan at or call the Rec Center: 620.364.8484 to sign up. We will need your full name, email and good phone number to reach you at.


Members $130; Non Members $140



Lifeguard Recertification

Need to renew your lifeguard recertification?  Get signed up on one of the following dates to take your

recertification classes.  Upon successful recertification you are eligible to work as a lifeguard at BRC.  No refunds will be given if you are unable to meet the pre-requisites.


May 21st


$50 Member; $55 Non Member

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