Afterschool and Summer Options
Out-of-School-Time Programming (Before/After School and Summer)
Aspen Youth Center
Aspen Youth Center provides free after school and full-day structured programs in the summer and on teacher work days, snow days, Spring Break, and some holidays. We also offer free play to youth in grades 4 through 12. For more information, contact www.aspenyouthcenter.org or 970.544.4130
Carbondale Branch Library
Makerspace: Children and teens (grades K-12) are invited to use the tools and supplies in our mobile makerspace to design, create, tinker, and play with art and technology. This drop-in event takes place every Wednesday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Free lunch is served between 2:00 and 2:30 to anyone 18 and under, in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies. For more information, call the library at 970.963.2889.
Summer Reading Program: See http://www.gcpld.org/summer-reading for more information.
- Performers: Every Tuesday at 10:30 from June 13th - July 25th (except July 4th), join us at the Carbondale Branch Library for children's performers, including musicians, magicians, and more! Programming is designed for ages 5-9.
- Duct Tape Creations: Flowers, wallets, bracelets, and more! See what you can create using duct tape! Free lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Programming is designed for rising 5th through 12th graders.
- Movie and a Snack: Teens are invited to watch a movie with us in the Calaway Community Room. Free lunch will be provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Programming is designed for rising 5th through 12th graders.
- CRP Training for Teens: Thinking about getting CPR certified? Join us! We will do training to prep you for your certification! Free lunch will be provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Programming is designed for rising 5th through 12th graders.
- Toy Hacking for Teens: Disassemble and reassemble toys to create a monster, masterpiece, or something in between! Take home your creation or give it to a friend. Programming is designed for rising 5th through 12th graders.
Roaring Fork Cycling
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
- "Meet the Winter" Snowshoe: Elementary school students gain skills to help them become more comfortable in the winter in Colorado. Lessons focus on Leave No Trace and outdoor play/character building. RFOV has a modest "winter gear closet" to help outfit students and keep them safe.
- Trail Service Days: Students in grades 2-12 have the opportunity to give back to their local communities while participating in trail maintenance with RFOV. This is a great authentic service learning opportunity that gets students outside to learn about stewardship in an experiential way.
Beyond the Bell
Carbondale's long standing school aged kids program.....making kinder people one happy camper at a time. After school, summer, and holiday/school break programs are offered for students from kindergarten to age 12 at Crystal River Elementary School. Program cost: $15 for after school, $20 early release Wednesday, $55 full day, with scholarships available. For more information, visit www.camprunamuk.net
Colorado Mountain College, Reach Your Peak Summer Camps
Reach Your Peak 2017 Summer Camps at CMC for students who have completed 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade. Youth will explore future careers in science, technology, arts, and communications in exciting, hands-on, low-cost weeklong camps, and can save money for college! Program cost: $125 (full day) or $70 (half-day), with scholarships available for students who qualify by calling 970.947.8357. Register now at www.reachyourpeakcolorado.org or http://coloradomtn.edu/academics/college_prep/reach-peak-colorado/
High School Girls Lacrosse
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
- How to be a Wilderness Explorer!: Elementary school students learn the basics of outdoor survival and Leave No Trace theory through hands-on, interactive play using real, trail-tested outdoor gear. This is for any student who wants to learn more about getting outside and being comfortable in the out of doors - while having tons of fun!
- Wilderness Survival & Ethics: Middle school students learn the about outdoor survival and Leave No Trace theory through hands-on, interactive play using real, trail-tested outdoor gear. This is a fun, dynamic, and active class that takes the "Wilderness Explorer" courses to the next level. Open to students who participated in the elementary school courses, or are totally new to outdoor exploration!
Yoga Time for Kids