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ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 12:01AM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH.

IN OFFICE REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 8:00AM ON MONDAY, APRIL 8TH.

**NEW**REFUND POLICY

Your satisfaction is important to us.  Due to program costs, including instructors, supplies, and to help maintain our minimum numbers, we ask for your cooperation when requesting a refund or credit.  Our policy is to provide a full refund or credit, your choice, to anyone who cancels by the deadline.  Anything after the deadline, will not receive a refund/credit unless your spot can be filled.

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS
Kansas Hunter Education teaches new hunters to be ethical, safe and knowledgeable. The course consists of subjects covering hunter responsibility, ethics, fair chase, history of firearms, firearms basics, ammunition, basic gun safety, field safety, bow hunting, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife of Kansas, outdoor emergencies, Kansas hunting regulations and boating safety for hunters.  The traditional hunter education course is organized and conducted by volunteer instructors. Students MUST turn 11 by the last day of class in order to receive their Hunter Education Card.  All parents are welcome to attend the classes with their child.  Students are REQUIRED to attend both days. 
Entry Deadline: Session 1: April 17
Session 2: August 14
Entry Fee: $5.00 per person
Held on: Session 1: Friday & Sat. - April 19 & 20
Session 2: Thurs. & Sat. - August 15 &17
Times: Session 1: Friday – 1:00 – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Session 2: Thursday – 6:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 & older as of the last day of class
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 35
 
PLAY, CLAY, FUN
Make your own play dough! Shape and create something new in class.   We will form, dry, and paint a masterpiece of your very own to bring home.
Entry Deadline: May 1
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, May 9
Times: Session 1: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Session 2: 5:30 – 6:15pm
Ages: session 1: 3 - 5 w/adult
Session 2: 3 - 10 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 6   Max. 12
 
3-2-1 BLAST OFF 2019
Come and join us for Aerospace Adventure 2019!  At this year’s day camp, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the successful landing on the moon with some fun and interactive learning activities.  You’ll also build a model rocket that can be entered into the Ellis Co. Fair.  Weather permitting, we’ll launch at the end of the afternoon.
Entry Deadline: May 8
Entry Fee: $13.00 – includes a snack, camp
supplies, model rocket & engine
Held on: Thursday, May 23
Times: 1:00 – 5:30pm
Grades: 3rd – 6th (2018-19 school year)
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructors: Susan Schlichting,
K-State Research & Extension – Cottonwood
Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development
and Ellis Co. 4-H teen leaders.
 
CERAMICS CREATIONS
Join us as we use our creativity and imaginations to form sculptures using stoneware clay.  This is a two-day class – in the first session, we will work with wet clay to create the sculptures.  Your artist will come back a week later to the second session in which we will add color to these creations.  
Entry Deadline: May 29
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Friday, June 7 & 14
Time: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages: 5 - 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
Instructor: Jennifer Younger
 
POTTERY WORKS
Come spend a relaxing afternoon painting at Pottery Works! Make your selection of pottery, which may be a mug, bowl, figurine, etc. Instruction and assistance will be provided for everyone, so come ready to learn!  Don’t miss out on a fun way to relax and CREATE!
Entry Deadline: May 29
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday, June 6
Times: 1:00 – 2:00pm
Ages:  5 & older
Location: Pottery Works
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
READY, SET, MOVE
We start your child on the path of a healthy and active lifestyle. Children join in on the fun as we play old-time games such as Simon says, 4 corners, What Time is it Mr. Fox, or try a new one like See Ya, Cato on the Fence, or Hoop House.  The class will also use bounce balls the parachute and many other types of materials. 
Entry Deadline: May 29
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday’s - June 6 - 27
Time: 10:45 – 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 11
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 18
 
SUMMERTIME ADVENTURE
Kids start your summer adventure with us at the HRC. Meet us in the morning for some sports, games, and other activities in the gym. We will load the bus and head down to the pool for some more adventures before heading to the park for more fun.  We will make our way back to the pool for a quick snack and then change into our swimsuits for some water activities. Bring your running shoes, swimsuit, and towel.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: May 29
Session 2: June 5
Session 3: June 12
Session 4: June 19
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Session 1: Tuesday, June 4
Session 2: Tuesday, June 11
Session 3: Tuesday, June 18
Session 4: Tuesday, June 25
Times: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: 7 – 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 15
 
YOUTH GOLF LESSONS
It’s that time of year to get your son or daughter registered for golf lessons with Precision Golf.  This is a great way to give them four days of practicing or working on their skills. Participants will need to bring their own clubs.  Due to skill levels and numbers some participants may be moved into a different time slot.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Entry Deadline: May 29
Entry Fee: $50.00
Held on: Monday – Thursday - June 10 – 13
Times: 8:30 – 10:00am
Ages: 6 - 12
Location: Precision Valley Golf Center
1500 W. 27th
Limitation: Min. 3   Max. 15
 
SCHOOL’S OUT
Come on out for a day of fun.  Each day we have a full schedule of games, crafts, cooking and trips to Centennial Lanes, mini golf, area parks, and Hays Aquatic Park.  Space is limited so stop by the Hays Recreation or sign up online to reserve your spot.
Entry Deadline: Wed. before each session
Entry Fee: $10.00 per session
Held on: All On Wednesday’s
Session 1: June 5 - Putt Putt
Session 2: June 12 - Drive In
Session 3: June 19 - Sports & Games
Session 4: June 26 - Wilson, KS Splash Pad
Session 5: July 3 - Bang
Session 6: July 10 - Outside Mess
Session 7: July 17 - Cooking
Session 8: July 24 - Bowling
Session 9: July 31 - Pool
Times: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 10   Max. 22
 
DADS DAY
Don’t miss this favorite class! Surprise Dad with something specially made for him just in time for Father’s Day.  Gifts and special treats will be wrapped up special for Father’s Day topped off with a handmade card. 
Entry Deadline: June 5
Entry Fee: $7.00
Held on: Wednesday, June 12
Times: 9:30 - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
LITTLE PICASSOS – 
ART SERIES
Kids get in touch with your creative side under the instructions of graphic artist, Kaylene Gabel as you will explore drawing, painting, art history, and even graphic design in this five (5) Saturday series. Series includes:
Lesson 1: Still Life - Basic Drawing
Lesson 2: Tuna Can Do - Graphic Design
Lesson 3: Seurat the Dot - Pointillism
Lesson 4: Trash or Treasure - Mixed Media
Lesson 5: Portraits of a Pal - Painting
Entry Deadline: June 5
Entry Fee: $50.00 for entire series
Held on: Sat.’s - June 15, 29 July 6, 13 & Aug 3
(No class June 22, July 20, 27)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Ages: 8 - 14
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 4   Max. 16
Instructor: Kaylene m
BFA in Graphic Design, FHSU 2000
 
DRAWING TO SEWING
Bring your Drawing to Life Stuffed Sewing Project.  Design and sew your own creation! A friendly monster, a slime splat with eyes, a custom made flower or whatever you can draw, we will bring to life in a stuffed animal or pillow. You don’t have to have any sewing experience just show up with a creation in mind. We will learn how to sew on buttons, how to hand sew around the edge and how to stuff our creations and seal them. 
Entry Deadline: June 5
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday, June 11
Times: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 -16
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
KNITTING
Learn the basic stitches of knitting during this class.  You will learn how to make a dishcloth.  As part of the fee, each participant will receive a pair of knitting needle and yarn. 
Entry Deadline: June 5
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – June 11 & 18
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 10 – 15
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
MARBLED MUG
Complete a set of mugs to keep or to give away. 
Entry Deadline: June 5
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Monday, June 10
Times: 1:00pm
Ages: 6 – 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
McKIDS DAY AT LARKS PARK
Spend a McGreat day at Larks Park!  The day will start off with a game of McKid Ball with Larks players coaching and pitching to each team.  After McKid Ball enjoy lunch, provided by McDonald’s of Hays.  Larks players will also be on hand for autographs.  Participants will return to Larks Park that evening to run on the field for the starting lineup with the Larks, throw out the first pitch, and watch the Larks take on the opposing team.  McDonald’s of Hays will sponsor the Larks game providing free admission for the general public.  McKids Day at Larks Park is sponsored by McDonald’s of Hays along with the support from the Larks Baseball Team, and the HRC. Every child will receive a t-shirt that the Lark players can sign at the end of the morning.
Entry Deadline: June 12
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Saturday, June 15
Time: McKid Ball: 10:00am
Larks Game: TBA
Ages: 7 – 10
Location: Larks Park – 4th & Oak
Limitations: Min. 9   Max. 24
 
TENNIS LESSONS
It’s never too early to start playing tennis! This summer I will introduce the young player to the game of tennis. Basic tennis skills, games, and fun will fill the weekly lesson which will be offered at our local tennis courts. The session will be geared to the levels of players. Players must supply their own tennis racket and water bottle.  A t-shirt will be included in the cost. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kaylene at kaylenegabel@gmail.com or by phone at 785-650-3318.
Entry Deadline: June 12
Entry Fee: $30.00 per session/shirt included
Held on: Mon. – Fri. - June 17 - 21
Times: Time A: 7:00 – 8:30am
Time B: 8:45 – 9:45am
Ages: Time A: 8 – 12
Time B: 13 – 18
Location: City Courts BEHIND AND SOUTHEAST
OF HAYS AQUATIC PARK
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 16
Instructor: Kaylene Gabel
 
FORT HAYS JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
Do you want your son or daughter to learn a great lifetime sport this summer?  If so, get your child signed up. This camp is for beginners to advanced players.  Players will be learning everything from putting, chipping to the full swing.  Rules and etiquette of the game of golf as well as the strategy of how to play the game on the course. We will conclude the camp with a Junior/Adult golf alternate shot golf tournament for the 5th session with a meal and awards ceremony after the tournament. Participants will need to bring their own clubs.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Entry Deadline: June 19
Entry Fee: $50.00
Held on: Monday’s – July 1 -29
Times: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 8 – 14
Location: Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course
1450 Golf Course Road
Limitation: Min. 20   Max. 50
Instructor: Jeremy Coulter
 
KIDS DAY TRIP
Join us on a trip to Salina the day will include swimming, jumping, and a whole lot of fun.   Your meal is included in your entry fee. 
Entry Deadline: June 19
Entry Fee: $30.00
Held on: Monday, June 24
Depart at: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 & older
Depart from: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
NATIONAL YOGA DAY
You are invited to come and celebrate OM International Yoga Day. The event will be filled with yoga poses, yoga games and a lot of fun.  This is a great time for your kids and yourself to experience yoga in a fun way.   Namaste!
Entry Deadline: June 19
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Friday, June 21
Times: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 – 12 w/an adult
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 50
 
ACROBATICS & HAMMOCKS
We all had the joy of balancing on our parent’s feet as a kid. Letting your kids fly is a great way to increase their interest in doing yoga or partner stunts, which helps them build strength in the arms and legs too. Haley will work with kids on partner tricks and skills on the floor while Gail helps with aerial yoga moves in the sky.  Only twelve kids so sign up before the class gets filled.
Entry Deadline: June 26
Entry Fee: $20.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - July 2 - 30
Time: 11:00 – 11:45am
Ages: 8 - 15
Location: Fitness Center Studio 1
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 12
 
BOWLING 4 BEGINNERS
Do you want your child to learn a great lifetime sport?  If you do, try bowling.  During this beginners’ class, participants will learn how to find the right ball, learn the correct approach, follow through, how to keep score and much more.  On the last day of class, the participants will have a chance to demonstrate their skills in a tournament.  Dallas Herreman along with Centennial Lanes staff will instruct the lessons.
Entry Deadline: July 3
Entry Fee: $16.00
Held on: Monday - Thursday - July 8 - 11
Times: 1:00 – 2:00pm
Ages: 8 – 14
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 15   Max. 24
 
GIRLS DAY CAMP
The day is all yours.  In case you needed an excuse to wear your pajamas out it is a slumber party theme.  The afternoon will be filled with games, crafts, and of course junk food.  Wear your pajamas grab your favorite pillow and be ready to have some fun.
Entry Deadline: July 3
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, July 9
Times: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 24
 
FUN & FITNESS
Get a fun workout using basic body movement and gross motor skills?  Gain strength, flexibility, and balance crawling up, down, over and through mats, hoops and more! At the end of the session get a t-shirt to show your hard efforts.
Entry Deadline: July 10
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday’s - July 11 – August 1
Times: 2:00 – 2:45pm
Ages: 5 - 11
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
TATTING
Learn shuttle tatting in this class.  You will learn the basics of how to make rings, joining and chains.  You will learn how to make a snowflake and do some edging.  As part of the fee, each participant will receive a shuttle and thread.
Entry Deadline: July 10
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – July 16 & 23
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 10 – 15
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
T-SHIRT RUG
Put some of those old t-shirts to good use as we design and create a t-shirt strip rug. You can make a checkered flag, a heart, stripes, or whatever you would like from recycling t-shirts. 
Entry Deadline: July 10
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s, July 16
Times: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 -16
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
BOYS ADVENTURE CAMP
Boys, it’s your day without the girls. There’s nothing like a challenging group of activities to make a group of boys work together. Be ready to play some games outside and in the dark. We will build a fort of hoops and a special snack. Nerf guns, glow sticks and other material will be involved.  
Entry Deadline: July 17
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, July 23
Times: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 24
 
ADVANCED KNITTING
Learn how to read patterns and make slippers.  You will need to bring to class knitting needles and 4 ounces of yarn.
Entry Deadline: July 31
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on Tuesday’s - August 6 & 13
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 10 - 15
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE
Come and celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of another school year at the Hays Recreation Commission. Concessions included.
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Friday, August 16
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Grades: 6th - 8th
 
24TH ANNUAL YOUTH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
Area conservation groups and businesses have teamed together to offer a FREE day of target shooting for youth.  All target shooting materials and equipment are supplied for the event which offers trap shooting, skeet shooting, archery, air rifle / BB gun, muzzleloader, small bore rifle, computerized target shooting, paintball target shooting, BASS Casting Kids, and fur harvesting demonstrations.  
This is an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to the world of shooting sports, hunting, fishing, and fur harvesting. Hunter Education Certification is not required, but participants must be accompanied by an adult. Persons specializing in their field of shooting will closely supervise youth at each station.  Registration for the event will be completed on site and participants can enjoy a free lunch. 
For more information, contact, or Kent Hensley (785) 726-3212, or Troy Mattheyer (785) 726-4212.
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Saturday, August 17
Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm - come and go
Ages: 17 & under w/an adult
Location: Hays City Sportsman’s Club
1/4 mile north of I-70, Exit 157