Apple Valley resumes more summer recreation programs

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– As the economy and society slowly reopen, the Town of Apple Valley will resume a variety of sports, recreation, and activity programs in the coming weeks; including launching a themed summer day camp, reopening the aquatic center and expanding its popular running series. 

Recreational Sports Programs

Registration for the Town of Apple Valley’s youth co-ed volleyball league is now open. Volleyball player assessments will be held May 3, and practices begin the week of May 17. Games will be played in the Michael H. Martin Gym at James Woody Park beginning the week of May 24.

Basketball players can maintain their skills this summer in the Town’s Summer Youth Co-ed Basketball league. Practice begins the week of June 28 for games between July 10 and August 28. The program will emphasize sportsmanship, learning basic skills, teamwork and fun. All girls and boys entering grades 2 – 12 are invited to play.

Running Series

Registration opened on April 19 for the inaugural May the Fourth Fun Run on May 4, and the Firecracker Run scheduled for July 4. These events follow the successful and socially distanced St. Paddy’s Day and Easter themed Bunny Run 5K/10k events that were held in March and April, respectively.

Aquatic Center Activities

The Aquatic Center at Civic Center Park will reopen on Saturday, May 29 for recreational swim sessions; group, private and semi-private lessons; dive-in movies, a cardboard boat regatta, overnight pool parties and more. Visit the recreation website for schedule and pricing. Registration for Aquatic programs will open April 26.

Summer Day Camp

Registration will open April 26 for Summer Day Camp that will offer fun activities with different themes each week for students entering first through eighth grade. Day camp is a safe and affordable option for families seeking childcare over the summer; or, as space permits, as a week to week alternative of fun and unique experiences to break up a long boring summer.

Day camp operates from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Friday with full-week and three days per week options. Themes planned this year include:

  • Games, Games, Games: From virtual to board games, we will play them all!
  • Culinary Creations: Bringing out the inner chef.
  • MVP Zone: Explore a variety of sports that will challenge even the true athlete.
  • Builder Brigade: Build. Demolish. Repeat.
  • Beat the Heat: Cool off with us as we celebrate the red, white, and blue. 
  • Straight from the Screen: Dive into this animated adventure as we explore the world of cartoons. 
  • Animal Planet: From the Jungle to your own backyard.
  • Operation Apple: Do you have what it takes?
  • Camp Carnival: Step right up to this week’s fun.
  • Hawaiian Hullaballoo: Grab your grass skirts and leis and celebrate the end of summer in style.

Rockin’ Flea Market

They say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Find some treasure or sell your stuff at the Rockin’ Flea Market on August 14 at Lion’s Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor applications will be accepted starting May 3 for Apple Valley residents and businesses, and May 10 for non-residents. The cost is $20 for a 12 x 12 space. Non-profit spaces are $10. Admission and parking for shoppers is free.

The Town will follow any public health guidelines in place at the time of each event such as capacity limits, social distancing and masks, as required.

Vendor applications and registration for all programs will be available at

Follow Apple Valley on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date information. Call the Recreation Department for additional information at (760) 240-7880.

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