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Youth Activities in Junction City, KS

Ultimate Frisbee Class

Have you always wanted to learn how to play Ultimate Frisbee? Here’s your chance! This free class will run March 9 through 13 from noon to 1 p.m.

No registration required for this free class! To stay up to date on events at 12th Street, follow the center on Facebook!

YMCA Soccer Season

Do you have the next Lionel Messi or Alex Morgan at home? Cultivate those soccer skills by registering your kiddo for the Junction City YMCA’s soccer program! The YMCA offers soccer for grades 1 through 6, as well as an instructional league for ages 3 to 6.

The deadline to register is March 16. Forms and fees ($35, including t-shirt) can be returned to the YMCA (1703 McFarland Road). Download the registration form and sign your player up today!

T-Ball Registration

It’s almost that time of year – t-ball season! JC Little League Super Stars offers t-ball for ages 3 to 5. Registration will be $30, and 30-minute games will run Tuesdays from April 21 through June 9 at Sertoma Park (501 Filley Street). This league offers a great opportunity to introduce your little one to a team sport!

Download the Registration Form (PDF) and sign up during the following registration events:

  • March 3 and March 5
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    JC Auto Sales
    1001 N Washington Street
  • March 7
    8 to 10 a.m.
    Knights of Columbus
    126 W 7th Street


Safe Sitter Course

Safe Sitter course flyerDo you have a student in grades 6 through 8 who is interested in babysitting? Or maybe you want your tween to learn a few skills for staying home alone or with younger siblings? An upcoming Safe Sitter course at the 12th Street Community Center may be just what you need to feel confident leaving your tween with little ones! Participants will learn important safety skills through fun roleplay and games, including practicing CPR on manikins!

The course will be held on March 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 12th Street Community Center. Participants should bring a sack lunch both days. Register online by March 5 for $40! To stay informed about other classes at 12th Street, follow the center on Facebook!

Basketball Skills & Drills

It’s important to develop those FUNdamentals! Youth basketball enthusiasts from elementary through high school will be able to practice their skills and drills every Monday in February at 12th Street Community Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.!

No registration required for this open practice opportunity! To stay up to date on events at 12th Street, follow the center on Facebook!

Mad Scientists in Junction City

Mad scientists flyerDo you have a kiddo who loves turning your kitchen into their laboratory with vinegar/baking soda volcanoes? Then an upcoming program at the 12th Street Community Center is right for you! The mad scientists  in your family can “Take chances! Get messy! Make mistakes!” And someone else can handle the clean up from these science experiments with safe materials found at home.

The program will take place for ages 6 to 10 on Monday, February 17 (no school that day!) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the 12th Street Community Center. Register online for $15 by February 12. To stay up to date on events at 12th Street, follow the center on Facebook!

Dog Jog & Adoption Event

Join Coldwell Banker Mowry Custer, Realtors for a fun 2-mile dog jog and adoption event on Sunday, September 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 522 Eisenhower Drive in Junction City!

Festivities will include:

  • 2-mile jog/walk with your family pet
    • Registration is $20 per dog and includes a t-shirt, dog bandana, and meal ticket. Additional t-shirts are $15.
    • Register online!
  • Bratwurst/hot dogs
    • Suggested donation of $5 or meal ticket from Dog Jog or donation.
  • Free pet photos
  • Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter and Purple Power Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on-site with adoptable dogs
  • Supply donation drive for local animal shelters. Receive a meal ticket with a donation of:
    • Bleach
    • Cat litter
    • Iams brand dry dog or cat food
    • Kong toys
    • Peanut butter

All proceeds will go to local animal shelters and rescues! Enjoy an afternoon stroll with your dog and human family, and help homeless dogs find forever homes!

Land Navigation Course with Junction City Recreation

Land Navigation flyerThe 12th Street Community Center will provide a land navigation course for ages 10 to 14 on Saturday, October 19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at B&G Farm. Participants will learn:

  • How to determine pace correctly
  • Identify an object at a given azimuth
  • Find 5 orienteering points
  • Skills like dependability, strength, adaptability, perseverance, and purpose

Register online before October 7. You can also visit the 12th Street Community Center (1002 W 12th Street) or call 785-238-7529.

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