Youth (6 -17) Events

Check out this season's activities below. 

Full Summer Activity Guide: Summer 2020

Registration begins Monday, May 11 at 7:00am.

Register for all classes at the Meeker Recreation Center or by calling 970-878-3403.

Due to the uncertainty of the ability to run various programs and events this summer, programs and events may be subject to change.  We will keep  you informed as we learn more.

LTS Swim Lessons

When: July

Who:  6 & Older

Where: MRC Pool

Cost: $22 (Discount Price $16.50)

Deadline: June 30

These eight, 30-minute lessons will focus on developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water.  Participants will coordinate and refine strokes and gradually build on fundamental skills and develop confidence in them.  These are closed classes.  No observers allowed (including parents and siblings) in the pool areas except during the last day of classes. Level descriptions available here:  Level Descriptions

LTS 1

  • Mondays & Wednesdays | July 6-July 29 | Noon-12:30pm

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | July 7-July 30 | 3:30pm-4:00pm

LTS 2

  • Mondays & Wednesdays | July 6-July 29  | 11:15am-11:45am

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | July 7-July 30 | 2:45pm-3:15pm

LTS 3

  • Mondays & Wednesdays | July 6-July 29 | 10:30am-11:00am

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | July 7-July 30 | 2:00pm-2:30pm

Private Swim Lessons

Want swim lessons in June?  Private Lessons Available!

 

Our certified instructors are available to teach all skill levels.  Lessons will be scheduled based on instructor and pool availability.  

 

Call Guest Services to check pricing and schedule a private lesson at 970-878-3403.

(If you are registering for a private lesson, and the swimmer is an LTS 1, PSA 1, PSA 2, or PSA 3 level, they must be accompanied in the water by someone 16 or older to assist with the lesson due to social distancing.)

USA Swim Team

USA Swim Team is designed for athletes with an advanced and demonstrated commitment to the sport of swimming, with an emphasis on refining stroke technique and building strength and endurance.  Swimmers are expected to possess proficient stroke technique with a strong work ethic.  This group's workload will progressively increase throughout the season.  Meets begin June 6 and are scheduled every weekend.  Team suit, cap, and goggles are included in the cost of the summer league season program.  Coached by Shelly Rogers.  

 

Because this program requires travel, depending on local COVID-19 restrictions, travel may not occur. We will know more and keep all informed as we move closer to the date.

When: May 26-August 2
Mondays-Thursday: 
7:30am-9:00am
Fridays (5/29, 6/19, 7/17, 7/24) 8:15am-9:00am

Who: 18 & Under

Where: MRC Pool

Cost: $265 (Discount Price $199)

Deadline: May 26

Meeker Youth Swimming

The Meeker Youth Swimming group will focus on the basics of competitive swimming, technique, and stroke development while providing a fun, dynamic environment.  These athletes should be able to swim at least one length of the pool in freestyle and backstroke.  Athletes will learn lane etiquette, use of the pace clock, and how to form a race strategy.  Swimmers will participate in 3-4 fun, learning meets throughout the summer.  Team suit, cap, and goggles are included in the cost of the summer league season program.  Coached by Jamie Bumguardner. 

 

Because this program requires travel, depending on local COVID-19 restrictions, travel may not occur. We will know more and keep all informed as we move closer to the date.

When: May 27-July 31  

(No session July 3)
Mondays: 8am-9:30am
Wednesdays & Fridays: 10am-11:30am

Who: 18 & Under

Where: MRC Pool

Cost: $118 (Discount Price $88.50)

Deadline: May 26

CLASS FULL - Rec Kids Summer Day Camp

Rec Kids Summer Day Camp will focus on the five elements (water, air, earth, fire, and spirit) and offer enrichment activities, group games, sports and fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts and crafts, music, and field trips all wrapped around a weekly theme.  Sign up soon–our Summer Camp always fills quickly!  Camp T-shirt included in full registration cost.

 

Example Schedule (Week of June 15-18)

  • 8:50am-9:15am: Drop-off and Roll Call

  • 9:15am-9:45am: Water - Creative Arts

  • 9:45am-10:00am: Break

  • 10:00am-10:30pm: Air - Games

  • 10:30am-10:45pm: Break

  • 10:45am-11:15am: Earth - Crafts

  • 11:15am-11:30am: Break

  • 11:30am-Noon: Fire - Soccer

  • Noon: Pick Up 

When: June 8-June 25

Mondays-Thursdays

9:00am-Noon

Who: Entering Grades 1st-5th

Where: Admin Building/Gym

Cost: $134 (Discount Price $100.50)

Deadline: June 1

MHS Sports Clinics

ERBM Recreation & Park District is proud to support Meeker High School (MHS) athletic programs by hosting sports clinics for young athletes in the community.  Coaches and high school team members will teach fundamentals of the sport at each clinic.  These clinics will directly support these MHS athletic programs. 

 

Cowboy Basketball Clinic - CANCELLED

June 10 | Wednesday | 6:00pm-8:00pm
MES Gym

 

Track Clinic

June 19 | Friday | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Bob King Track at Starbuck Stadium

 

Summer Jam Basketball Clinic

July 14 | Tuesday | 10:00am-Noon
MES Gym

 

Volleyball Clinic- CANCELLED

July 22 | Wednesday
Entering K-4th Grade: 9:00am-10:00am
Entering 5th-8th Grade: 10:00am-11:00am
MES Gym

 

Football Clinic- CANCELLED

August 20 | Thursday
Entering K-4th Grade: 10:00am-11:30am
Entering 5th-8th Grade: 12:30pm-2:00pm
BMS Practice Field

When: June 10, June 19, July 14, July 22, August 20

Who: Entering Grades K-8th

Cost: Free

Deadline: Day of Registration

Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge

Due to COVID-19 closures, this Spring activity now updated dates/deadlines.

 

On behalf of the Colorado Rockies and Colorado Parks and Recreation Association, ERBM is proud to host the local competition for the Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge.  Participants will showcase their talents in base running, throwing, and hitting.  NOTE: There will be no sectional or state competitions this year.  A Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge registration form needs to be completed by a parent/guardian 18 years or older before entering the competition.  Forms and rules are available at the Meeker Recreation Center and online here:  Rockies Skills Challenge Playbook

When: June 11 | Thursday | 10:00am Who: Boys & Girls | Ages 6-13 (Age as of 12/31/2019)

Where: Paintbrush Park Field #2

Cost: Free

Deadline: Day of Registration from 9:15am-9:45am

T-Ball/Coach Pitch

Due to COVID-19 closures, this Spring activity now has a new dates/deadlines.

 

This program will provide friendly instructional competition with an emphasis on baseball fundamentals.  Players will have the option to hit from a tee or bat against a coach pitched ball.  Players will receive a T-shirt and hat.  Games will be in-house; no travel.  A game schedule will be provided at the start of the season.  Volunteer coaches needed – contact Jay at 970-878-7426 for more information.  There will be a coaches meeting on Monday, June 15 at 6th Street Field at 5:00pm.

When: June 15-July 15

Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:30pm

Who: 6-7 Years Old | Boys & Girls

Where: 6th Street Field

Cost: $47 (Discount Price $35)

Deadline: June 11 - DATE CHANGE

Meeker Youth Baseball

Due to COVID-19 closures, this Spring activity now has a new dates/deadlines.

 

Meeker Youth Baseball is a recreational traveling program that is part of the Valley Youth Baseball League.  This program places emphasis on baseball fundamentals in a team setting.  Players will practice twice a week and play out-of-town games on week nights.  Cost includes a game T-shirt and hat.  Game pants will be checked out for the season.  A game schedule will be provided at the start of the season.  Volunteer coaches needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7409 for more information.  There will be a coaches meeting on Monday, June 15 at Paintbrush Park at 5:00pm.

 

Because this program requires travel, depending on local COVID-19 restrictions, travel may not occur. We will know more and keep all informed as we move closer to the date.

When: June 15-August 1

Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:30pm | Game Days TBD

Who: 8-10 Years Old | Boys

Where: Paintbrush Park Field #1

Cost: $74 (Discount Price $55.50)

Deadline: June 11 - DATE CHANGE

CLASS FULL - Meeker Karate Club - Level 1

Come learn karate!  Karate is a martial arts system that develops the mind, body, and the ability to defend one's self.  Karate is known to improve discipline, concentration, balance, stamina, and self confidence.  Students will learn punching, kicking, blocking, takedowns, and grappling.  Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that provides proper coverage.  Class will be taught barefoot.  

When: June 19-July 24 | Fridays

11:00am-Noon

No class on July 3.

Who: 6-12 Years Old | Boys & Girls

Where: Admin Gym

Cost: $18 (Discount Price $13.50)

Deadline: June 12

CLASS FULL - Meeker Karate Club - Level 2

To enroll in the Level 2 class, students must be at least 8 years old, have the instructor’s approval, and have completed Level 1, or have prior experience in a similar style of martial arts.

 

Come learn karate!  Karate is a martial arts system that develops the mind, body, and the ability to defend one's self.  Karate is known to improve discipline, concentration, balance, stamina, and self confidence.  Students will learn punching, kicking, blocking, takedowns, and grappling.  Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that provides proper coverage.  Class will be taught barefoot.  

When: June 19-July 24 | Fridays

1:00pm-2:00pm

No class on July 3.

Who: 8-12 Years Old | Boys & Girls

Where: Admin Gym

Cost: $18 (Discount Price $13.50)

Deadline: June 12

Golf for Kids - Level 1

Two times available (register for one):

  • July 6-July 29 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 8:00am-9:00am

  • July 7-July 30 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8:00am-9:00am

Level 1 is for beginners (no experience or limited experience/skills).  This program introduces youth to the fundamentals of golf including the basics of putting, chipping, pitching, and driving.  Golf clubs will be provided for participants who do not own clubs.  Transportation to the golf course is not provided.  Volunteers needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7409 for more information.

Who: 6-18 Years Old | Boys & Girls

Where: Meeker Golf Course

Cost: $28 (Discount Price $21)

Deadline: June 29

Golf for Kids - Level 2

Level 2 youth should have the following skills: driving 75-100 yards, putting consistently and successfully from 2' out, and chipping/pitching–can elevate ball and consistently land on green from 5 yards out. 

 

This program introduces youth to the fundamentals of golf including the basics of putting, chipping, pitching, and driving.  Golf clubs will be provided for participants who do not own clubs.  Transportation to the golf course is not provided.  Volunteers needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7409 for more information.

When: July 6-July 29

Mondays & Wednesdays
9:15am-10:15am

Who: 6-18 Years Old | Boys & Girls

Where: Meeker Golf Course

Cost: $28 (Discount Price $21)

Deadline: June 29

Tumble Clinics

Cartwheel & Round-off Clinic

Cartwheels and round-offs are important fundamental skills in tumbling.  Tumblers interested in learning or improving cartwheels and round-offs should sign up for this clinic.

When:  July 6-9 | Monday-Thursday
              Entering 1st-5th Grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm
              Entering 6th-12th Grade: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Who:  Entering 1st-12th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: Admin Gym

Cost:   $14 (Discount Price $10.50)

Deadline:  June 29

 

Headstand & Handstand Clinic

Tumbling participants will work on different skills to master the basic headstand and handstand and then progress to more advanced elements.  

When:  July 13-16 | Monday-Thursday
              Entering 1st-5th Grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm 
              Entering 6th-12th Grade: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Who:  Entering 1st-12th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: Admin Gym

Cost:   $14 (Discount Price $10.50)

Deadline:  July 6

 

Arch Back, Kick Over, & Limber Up Clinic

These skills are important to mastering higher level elements.  Proper body positioning and technique will be taught and practiced.  This clinic is for Tumbling Level 2 or higher.  

When:  July 20-23 | Monday-Thursday
              Entering 1st-5th Grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm
              Entering 6th-12th Grade: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Who:  Entering 1st-12th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: Admin Gym

Cost:   $14 (Discount Price $10.50)

Deadline:  July 13

 

Walkover & Handspring Clinic

This clinic will focus on fundamentals and strength training to help achieve the walkover and/or handspring.  Multiple skills will be introduced that assist with correct body position, proper technique, flexibility, and agility.  This clinic is for Tumbling Level 2 or higher.  

When:  July 27-30 | Monday-Thursday
              Entering 1st-5th Grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm
              Entering 6th-12th Grade: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Who:  Entering 1st-12th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: Admin Gym

Cost:   $14 (Discount Price $10.50)

Deadline:  July 20

When: July

Who: Entering 1st-12th Grade

Where: Admin Gym

Cost: $14 each (Discount Price $10.50 each)

Princess Dance Camp

This 45-minute class is designed to introduce young dancers to the basics of ballet and the joy  of moving to music.  Dancers will twirl, jump, and point their way to a love for dance!  Dancers are encouraged to wear a fancy dress.  Each dancer will receive their own crown to wear during the short performance for parents/guardians on the last day of class.

When: July 8-July 29

Wednesdays

10:30am-11:15am

Who: Entering 1st-2nd Grade

Where: MRC Studio

Cost: $14 (Discount Price $10.50)

Deadline: July 1

Youth Soccer (1st-2nd)

Recreational coed soccer provides the opportunity to learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and basic fundamentals of the game, all while placing an emphasis on fun.  Registration cost includes a jersey.  Shin guards are required and must be worn at all practices and games.  Games will be in-house.  Soccer practices and games will be held in all weather conditions except lightning.  Volunteer coaches needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7426 for more information. 

When: July 21-August 13

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30pm-6:30pm

Who: Entering 1st-2nd Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: Sanderson Hills Park

Cost: $36 (Discount Price $27)

Deadline: July 13

Youth Soccer (3rd-6th)

Recreational coed soccer provides the opportunity to learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and basic fundamentals of the game, all while placing an emphasis on fun.  Registration cost includes a jersey.  Shin guards are required and must be worn at all practices and games.  Games will be in-house.  Soccer practices and games will be held in all weather conditions except lightning.  Volunteer coaches needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7426 for more information. 

When: July 20-August 12

Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:30pm

Who: Entering 3rd-6th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: Paintbrush Park Field #2

Cost: $36  (Discount Price $27)

Deadline: July 13

CANCELLED - Teen Trip - Get Air Trampoline Park

Jump your way into celebrating the start of a new school year!  Enjoy lunch in Downtown Grand Junction (lunch is the responsibility of the participant) before heading over to the indoor trampoline park to bounce, jump, and flip your way through the different trampolines and obstacles at Get Air!  Non-slip reusable socks are available at the park ($5 responsibility of the participant) or just jump in your own socks!  Waivers will need to be filled out prior to attending and can be found at
https://silo.getairmanagement.com/GroupWaiver.html.

Because this program requires travel, depending on local COVID-19 restrictions, travel may not occur. We will know more and keep all informed as we move closer to the date.

When: August 21 | Friday

9:00am-5:00pm

Who: 13-17 Years Old | Boys & Girls

Where: Grand Junction, CO (Meet at MRC)

Cost: $30 (Discount Price $22.50)

Deadline: August 14

Youth Coed Volleyball (3rd-4th)

This recreational league emphasizes skill development and fun!  The program will focus on teaching the basic volleyball skills such as passing, serving, setting, and hitting.  Games will be in-house.  Cost includes a T-shirt.  Volunteer coaches needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7426 for more information.  Coaches meeting August 20 at 5:30pm at the Meeker Recreation Center MP Room.

When: August 24-September 23
Mondays & Wednesdays

6:30pm-7:30pm
Game Days TBD | No session September 7.

Who: Entering 3rd-4th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: MES Gym

Cost: $40  (Discount Price $30)

Deadline: August 10

Youth Coed Volleyball (5th-6th)

This recreational league emphasizes skill development and fun!  The program will focus on teaching the basic volleyball skills such as passing, serving, setting, and hitting.  Participants will participate in the Colorado River Volleyball League with matches in Rifle, New Castle, and Glenwood Springs.  End of season tournament date and time TBD.  Cost includes a T-shirt.  Volunteer coaches needed – contact Dylan at 970-878-7426 for more information.  Coaches meeting August 20 at 5:30pm at the Meeker Recreation Center MP Room.

Because this program requires travel, depending on local COVID-19 restrictions, travel may not occur. We will know more and keep all informed as we move closer to the date.

When: August 25-October 3
Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30pm-7:30pm
Game Days TBD | No session Sept. 1 & 3.

Who: Entering 5th-6th Grade | Boys & Girls

Where: MES Gym

Cost: $43 (Discount Price $32)

Deadline: August 10

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