OCPR Update: Summertime fun on the schedule

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s almost here! Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for swim lessons and other summertime fun at the Osage City Aquatic Center. Also on the schedule are musical camp, football camp, and 3rd-4th grade football and 5th-6th grade football. Here are the details:

Red Cross Swim Lessons
Session Two, July 8-18

  • 10-10:45 a.m., Level 1, Level 3, Level 4
  • 11-11:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 2, Guard Start
  • 12-12:30 p.m., Parent Tot (6 months-2 years)
  • Signup deadline, July 1
  • Cost is $25 per swimmer per session

Private Lessons
Session Two, July 1-5, AM only

  • OCAC Staff will contact you about a time during the session selected. Other times may be available (contact OCAC).
  • $40 per week (one week=five 30-minute lessons)
  • Contact OCAC to signup

Pre-School Sessions, Pre-K Swimmers (Age 3-5) will be evaluated their first session and then placed in the appropriate group.

  • A minimum of 4 swimmers is needed for a class to make.
  • Swim Lessons are Monday-Thursday ONLY.
  • Friday will be used as a make-up day (as needed).
  • Lessons will not be held if the air temperature is below 70 degrees.

Private Swim Lessons

  • Contact OCAC for a Private Swim Lesson Form.

Group Swim Lessons

  • Group Swim Lesson Forms are available online at www.osagecity.com, at the Osage City Facebook Page (Photos Section) and Osage City Hall.
  • Group Swim Lesson Form available at OCAC.

Osage City Aquatic Center

OCAC Pool Hours:

  • May 25-August 4, Monday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
  • August 5 – Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (includes Labor Day).

Daily admission, $3 (age 4 & above); age 3 & below FREE; age 65 & over FREE.

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets

Swim Booklets can be purchased at OCAC; 50 Swim Card Booklet, $50.

Deck and pool rental reservations can be made with Corey Linton.


Willy Wonk Jr. Musical Camp
Musical Camp – July 22-26

Pre-K-2nd Grade

  • 10-11 a.m., OCHS Auditorium
  • $20 per student

3rd-6th Grade

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., OCHS Auditorium
  • $30 per student
  • Students need to bring a sack lunch each day.
  • Snack provided.
  • Signup deadline, June 11

Camp performance: 7 p.m., July 26, OCHS Auditorium

Questions? Contact Kathy Camarena, 785-207-6869 or [email protected]


Youth Football Camp
Kindergarten-6th Grade

  • Grade is based on the 2019-2020 school year.
  • 6:30-8 p.m. – July 22-25
  • $10 per player
  • Signup deadline, July 19

OCPR 3rd/4th Grade Tackle Football

  • Players must be USD 420 3rd/4th grade students based on the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The team will participate in the Sunrise Optimist Club Youth Football League in North Topeka.
  • League games are played in North Topeka-Topeka Seaman School District.
  • OCPR will attempt to schedule 1-2 league games in Osage City.
  • The team plays 7 league games + end of season tournament (single elimination).
  • League season – August 31 – October 19.
  • Practice starts the week of August 5 – practices dates will be determined by the head coach.
  • OCPR provides – helmet, chin strap, shoulder pads, pants (integrated, all 7 pads sewn in), team jersey and mouth piece (players can choose to use their own mouthpiece).
  • Each player needs to provide their own football shoes, any additional padding or accessories.
  • Player fee – $125 per player – Checks Payable to “OCPR”; $67.50 is due by June 28; $67.50 is due by August 5.
  • Signup forms and payment can be delivered to Osage City Hall or to the OCPR office (Corey).

OCPR 5th/6th Grade Tackle Football

  • Players must be USD 420 5th/6th grade students based on the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The team participates in the Emporia Recreation Commission’s 5th/6th grade Football League.
  • Team practice – Starts the week of August 5.
  • Weekly practice dates will be determined by the head coach.
  • ERC LEAGUE Games & Location
  • 8 League games – Played at the football fields north of Emporia High School.
  • ERC season – August 24-October 19.
  • OCPR will attempt to schedule 1-2 league or non-league games in Osage City.
  • OCPR provides ALL team football equipment – helmet, shoulder pads, pants (integrated, all 7 pads sewn in), mouthpiece (if needed) and team jersey.
  • Players provide their own football cleats and accessories.
  • 5th/6th Grade players must provide a medical form completed by a physician (no exceptions) – Deadline – August 16
  • Player fee – $80; $40 is due June 28; $40 is due August 5.

Signup forms and payment can be delivered to Osage City Hall or the OCPR Office (Corey).


See OCPR online at www.osagecity.com
*Click City Departments, then Parks & Recreation for program information,
printable signup forms, schedules and more!
Also visit Osage City on Facebook.

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