Special Programs

Special Programs is a category of events, classes, clinics, workshops, and special population programs offered by the Derby Recreation Commission.  

Kid's School's Out Day & Summer Camps

Camp DRC and School's Out OAC is offered as a fun day camp for when kids have a day off from school. Summer youth camps are offered for Arts and Culinary. Horseback Riding Camps & Clinics are offered year around. Registration for camps can be made online. 

Recreation Station Weekly Summer Camp

Recreation Station is a licensed full day 10-week summer camp for school aged kids grades K-5th (based on 2023-24 year). Camp runs from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday From May 28-August 2, 2024. All campers receive a t-shirt and weekly newsletter. Campers will bring their own lunch and drink each day; snacks are provided. Those who register for all 10 weeks receive an individual FREE season pass to Rock River Rapids and are eligible to enroll in RecStation+ classes with art and culinary themes that meet on Fridays from 8:30am-11:30am for an additional fee. Please download the Parent Manual and review. A Camper Information Form AND Health History Form for each child attending must be completed online before child will be allowed to attend Recreation Station. Payment plans are accepted for 10 week enrollments. Registrations with payment plans must be made at the Derby Recreation Center. Registration begins Monday, March 4.

Fitness and Aquatic Special Events

These special events are not part of membership privileges and update each session.  Be sure to check out what is offered for this session and try something new! 

Special Events

The DRC offers a wide variety of family-friendly special events in the USD 260 community including Horseback Riding Camp, Brunch w/the Bunny, Kayaking, OAC Family Fest, Egg Hunts and More! Most special community events are FREE or at a reduced cost due to sponsorship. If you would like to become a sponsor of one or more of our special events, please email our Marketing Director, Amanda Miller.

Special Populations / Free Spirits

The Special Populations area features programs and events for individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities. It also includes Free Spirits activities. The Free Spirits program is designed for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities. The Free Spirits assists people to participate in various social, recreation and leisure activities.

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    Ashlynn Godown-Schenker

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