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Centerville City plans to keep kids – and adults – busy this summer

May 12, 2023 11:41AM ● By Linda Petersen

Although it might seem spring has come late to Centerville, it’s not too soon to be thinking about summer and getting the kids out of the house and away from screens. Sign ups for Centerville City summer classes, for kids ages 6 and older, most of which will take place at City Hall, began April 3.

“It’s a bit different from years past where we’ve had programs in multiple locations,” Recreation Coordinator Bryce King said of this year’s offerings, “ but because of staffing and schedules, it’s just a lot easier to have everything in one location.” 

Several three-day sessions of what the city is calling Craftastic Summer Camps will begin June 6-8 and go through Aug. 3. Themed sessions include science, art, dinosaur, outdoor, physics/space, bricks/STEM and SLIME. All crafts will be made from scratch. Cost is $40; includes supplies.

The cooking classes have been renamed Tasty Town Cooking Classes with the same schedule. Sessions include Let’s Get Fruity, Food & Science, Food To Dye For, Pancakes & Pajamas, Cooking with Math, Solar Cooking and Dr. Seuss Snacks. Participants will receive an apron and mixing spoon. Cost, which includes supplies, is $40.

Lego Town Creations will be held Mondays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in June and July ( no classes July 3 or July 24) at City Hall. Cost $40. Participants will build their own Centerville Lego City in small groups, while guest speakers will share with them what it takes to build and maintain a city. Cost is $40.

Centerville Adventures for kids 4 to 13 will have two sessions this year: July 18-20 and Aug. 1-3. Kids will  have a chance to learn about Centerville and its history,  hang out with a police officer, enjoy a treat with the mayor and explore Centerville businesses. Cost is $20.

Outdoor Adventures is a self-paced program that participants complete on their own any day from June 1 to July 31. Activities include camping, hiking, mountain biking, nature conservation and more. Cost is $10. Each participant will receive a water bottle.

A 3D Printing for Beginners Class will be also be held Mondays in June and July (no classes July 3 or July 24) at City Hall; class time is 5 to 6:15 p.m. Each week there will be theme-based projects. Cost is $35.

For the athletically inclined, the city is also offering dodgeball for kids 6 and older with three sessions: June 13-15, July 11-13 and Aug. 1-3. Cost is $15. Kids 4 and older can participate in sports and fitness camps with six three-day sessions beginning in June. A June 6-8 Itty Bitty session is designed for kids ages 3 to 5. Cost is $35.

For adults, the city is offering adult kickball and Cornhole leagues. Kickball league for ages 16 and up June 8 – July 20 with games on Thursday evenings. Cost $250 per team. Teams will get a six-week session with a single elimination tournament at the end. Cornhole for ages 12 and up, June 5 to July 17.

Movies in the Park will continue this year at Centerville-Smith Park, 300 N. 100 East with extra activities at each event. Movies will be shown at 9:15 p.m.

June 16 


Scales and Tails will be on site for the event, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

June 30 

“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”

Kids will be able to make box cars to watch the movie in. 

July 14

“The Proposal”

Activities and prizes for older teens and adults

July 28


Guests Cinderella, Rapunzel and Elsa will visit from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 18

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie””

Esports and SuperMario, 7 to 9 p.m.

The city will also offer free Neighborhood Nights Wednesday evenings, 6-8 p.m. for all ages with socializing, special guests, activities and treats. Locations will be posted on the city’s Facebook page. Free Game Nights with board games, card games, Pokemon, magic and more will also be held Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  in June and July at City Hall. All ages.

For more information, visit the city website at or call Bryce King, recreation coordinator, at 801-677-6435. λ