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FREE PROGRAMS

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, and free play to youth in 4th-12th grades. During the school year we are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, with select extended Friday nights for "Middle School Nights." Each day we offer at least two structured programs after school (five on non-school days) and free play. 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 to design and create with iPads, engineer duct tape creations, make their own stop-motion animation movies, and more. 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.

Roaring Fork Cycling

Roaring Fork Cycling is a new nonprofit that aims to "empower youth through cycling." We want cycling to be the most accessible sport in the Roaring Fork Valley. We are an inclusive, values based program that offers free and easy to access programing to local youth. We offer free programing for middle school students in grades 5-8, and for high school students for a small fee (scholarships are available to offset team fees, league fees and race registration). If athletes do not have a bike or appropriate gear, RFC will help source equipment for the athlete to be able to participate. For more information, call 970.618.8588 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AVSC Intro to Mountain Biking

AVSC Intro to Mountain Biking. Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to offer year-round programming for the greater Roaring Fork Valley. Come ride with our coaches who will teach techniques and tactics, while minimizing risk. The Pre-requisites: 8 years and up. Must be able to ride a bike. 
This 2-hour clinic from 3:00-5:00 will teach kids how to properly use brakes, gears and basic riding positions. Basic maintenance and etiquette will be covered. Bikes and helmets will be provided (if needed). Available in all schools in the RFV. Program is Free! To register please contact, Jason Cook at 970-205-5150 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

See below for two no-cost programs (and scroll down for two more programs included in the "Fee-Based Programs" section). For more information, contact Lizz Bailey at 970-927-8241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the RFOV website at www.RFOV.org.

  • "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.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is an after school program for 5th-8th graders (ages 10-14). The program will run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00 - 6:00pm, and Wednesday 1:50 - 6:00pm at our drop-in center in Carbondale (located at 1154 HWY 133, Suite #2, Carbondale, CO 81623). Our drop-in center has something for students of all interests, including an art room, music room, study/homework room and a rec room. Additionally, we offer diverse programming opportunities including homework help, hiking, bowling, biking, dancing, and other adventures exploring the valley. All of the programs are free, and dinner is provided daily at no cost. For more information, visit steppingstonesrfv.org, call 773.450.7738, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FEE-BASED PROGRAMS

Access Roaring Fork's SecondShift Program

SecondShift provides middle school students with high-quality, low-cost after-school enrichment and academic activities three days a week (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) in two sessions in the fall and spring. Our philosophy is rooted in the idea that after a full day of school, students need hands-on opportunities that spark their passions and allow them to apply what they learn in the classroom to their lives. We maintain a maximum ratio of 10 students to one teacher and classes are just $25 for the entire session. Access AfterSchool has been the primary provider for high-quality after-school activities for local middle school students since 2009. Classes are held at the middle schools, which allows students to seamlessly move from their school day to after-school activities. Class schedules and registration information will be available mid-September (for fall session) and mid-January (for spring session) at each middle school and can also be found online at www.AccessAfterSchool.org. Interested parents can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-281-KIDS (5437).

Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell offers extracurricular activities programs after school, before school, and during the summer that are state licensed childcare serving youth from kindergarten to age 15. Our program offers a convenient way for students to participate in positive, educational and fun activities. Children receive a snack, programming and homework help. While at Beyond the Bell, students build positive relationships with other students at the school, and choose to participate in extracurricular programs all while in a safe and friendly environment. Progam cost: $8 for before school, $12 for after-school, $15-20 for early release Wednesday, $50/day for Summer Camp. For more information, please Contact Crystal Garrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 707-631-3993, or go to our website at beyondthebelldaycamp.com.


Camp Chip-a-Tooth

Camp Chip-A-Tooth (CCAT) is an after-school and out of school time program for children 5 – 12 years of age that offers arts & crafts, homework help and outside play during the school year. CCAT has been located on the Basalt Elementary campus since 1997. It is our philosophy that because we as parents work an 8-10 hour day does not mean our children should to do the same! CCAT is a creative, home-away-from-home supervised program. Our summers are themed based which include field trips, arts & crafts and athletic activities. Program cost: $15 for after school, $20 for Early Release Wednesdays, $42 for full day (contracted rate) or $48 (drop-in rate). For more information, contact Deb Morrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (970)379-2567, or check out our Facebook page.


Camp Run-a-Muk

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 

Camp Invention-Invent the future today!

Explore the technology behind self-driving cars and invent a vehicle of the future, design futuristic dream homes with smart furniture and smart energy, build and personalize a robotic dog and construct a one-of-a-kind dog park. Register at campinvention.org or 800.968.4332. For children entering grades k-6, Price $235. The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, Co 81623. June 18-22, 2018 from 9:00am-3:30pm. Directed by Jamie Prough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 248.880.5679

Wind Walkers 

WindWalkers Out- Of-School Time Programs. All Inclusive All Abilities Camps, Private/Group Lessons, and Ranch Days available. Tailored for "first timers" to novice riders. Bareback games. Learn about the West from the eyes of the horse. Walk, Trot..Canter... Make new Friends. For grades K-12. Program is not in Schools- but on WindWalkers' Ranch, 1030 County Road 102, Carbondale. Cost varies according to program enrollment. Financial Aid is available; aka Rider Scholarships. For more information, please call (970)963-2909 and visit windwalkerstrc.org. All are Welcome!


Colorado Mountain College, Reach Your Peak Summer Camps

Reach Your Peak 2018 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 in Spring 2018 at www.reachyourpeakcolorado.org or http://coloradomtn.edu/academics/college_prep/reach-peak-colorado/

CMC & Glenwood Springs Arts Council

Summer Dance/Art& Photography/Yoga Camps. Come Dance and Create in 3 Summer Camps held at CMC in Glenwood Springs. Designed to challenge the experienced dancer/mover/creator; and to welcome those who are just getting into it, or getting back into it. Personalized instruction from professional teachers. Integrate art and the art of dance, as you experience different styles of dance and art techniques, including photography, with yoga on Fridays. Small classes will help you learn in a super-fun and creative environment. June 11-22 (2 weeks); June 25-29 (1 week); July 9-20 (2 weeks). For ages 3 yrs to 12th grade. Varying costs for different age groups. To register contact Maurine Taufer 970-618-6067 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit www.coloradomtn.edu/events/artscamps.

Gardening Boots & Paint Brushes Summer Camp

Come join us for a nature-inspired week of art and gardening. Your child will embark on an artistic garden voyage that explores the magical world of nature inspired art and gardening. In the garden you will learn about and be inspired by the beauty of seeds, plants, trees and other natural wonders. In the art studio you will use your inspirations to create original 2D+3D artwork using a wide variety of mixed mediums. Monday-Friday, full and half days, Ages 6+, Location: Carbondale Community School, Fee $150 for half day/ $325 for a full day (full day includes a nutritous lunch). instructors: Lynne Cassidy (Art) + Diana Alcantara (Garden). Registration forms are available at CCS or Register online at www.inky-hands-studio.com, sibling discount available, 970.618.1480

Monkey House Carbondale

Climb in a safe and fun modern climbing gym under supervision. Shoes and chalk provided, no prior skill necessary. 16" padded floor allows for safe falls as kids learn how to solve the vertical problems on the walls. This is for children 8 and up and costs $8 for 2 hours from 2pm-4pm. Call 970.340.4988 or go to www.monkeyhousecarbondale.com to learn more.  

Soccer Camp

July 2-6, 2018, 9am-3pm. Location: Colorado Mountain College, Gates Soccder Complex, Cost $250, scholarships available. Youth ages 8-13 years. Champion coach Stefan Caulfied, Former coaching staff at Lipscomb NCAA Div 1 Men's Soccer and Former Player at Virginia Tech. For additional information visit our website GameOnCamps.com/soccer or 1-800.963.1602

Stage Door-Find your Spotlight! 

Summer Theatre Program- Disney's classic 101 Dalmations musical adventure, Ages 5-11. Introduction to stage production- get strenght as an actor by learning "the other side" of production, Ages 12-17. The little Mermaid, Ages 5-17. June Tuition $275, July Tuition $475. Rehearsal dates are: July 9th-26th Mon-Thur 9am-3pm. Performance dates: July 27th, 28th & 29th. Audition dates: June 25th-27th


Glenwood Community Rec Center: Afterschool Arts & Crafts Club

  • Afterschool Arts & Crafts Club for grades K-5. Get creative and have fun with a different project every day. We will provide all the supplies and guidance for you to artistically express yourself. Projects may include: tie-dye, knitting/crochet, beading, painting, duct tape projects, cooking, collage, science experiments, hula hoops and many more. Dates: Tuesday & Thursday Sept. 5-December 19 (No class Nov. 26+28). Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: $12.00/day members receive 25% discount.
  • Flag Football for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Are you ready for some football??? Flag Football that is!!! Join the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department for an after-school flag football program for 1st – 3rd graders. Participants will learn fundamental skills such as passing, offense, defense, stance and much more. Bring a water bottle each day and dress to get dirty! Age: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Graders. Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm. Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept 5th – Oct 5th (10 sessions). Fee: $50M / $60 NM. Register by: Open until filled. Location: Open space behind community center. Register online at www.glenwoodrec.com
  • Intramural Volleyball for 5th and 6th grade girls. 5th and 6th Grade Girls! Come play Mondays and Wednesdays after school. There will be warm ups, drills, practices, and scrimmages. Everyone gets a T-Shirt and we’ll end the season with an in-house tournament. Depending on the number of girls signed up, we’ll break the girls into evenly matched teams for practice and scrimmage. The final tournament may consist of further breaking the teams down into teams of six and playing each other in a round robin format. Age: 5th and 6th Grade Girls Only. Time: Practices, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm, Aug 21st – Oct 5th. Games Thursdays, Times and Locations TBD. Fee: $50 M / $60 NM. Register by: Open until filled. Location: Community Center Gym. Register online at www.glenwoodrec.com

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

See below for two great programs offered for a small fee. For more information, contact Lizz Bailey at 970-927-8241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the RFOV website at www.RFOV.org.

  • 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!

Roaring Fork Fencers Club

Roaring Fork Fencers Club is pleased to offer before- and after-school beginner fencing classes for youth ages 6 and up. Students will be introduced to this Olympic sport in a safe and age-appropriate environment. RFFC provides equipment rental for $5 per session. Students must bring athletic pants and shoes--no jeans, shorts, or sandals. Classes will focus on having fun, making friends, and learning the basics of fencing. Fencing promotes fitness, coordination, good sporting behavior, critical thinking, and problem solving skills all while being one of the safest sports in both the summer and winter Olympic games. Sessions costs $25 each ($20 fee + $5 equip rental cost). Check website for class schedule and locations: www.RoaringForkFC.com 

AVSC Mtn Bike Camp Intermediate and Advanced

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to offer year-round programming for the greater Roaring Fork Valley. Come ride with our coaches who will teach techniques and tactics, while minimizing risk, to everyone from beginners through young expert riders. We will explore local Roaring Fork Valley trails, whether it’s at the Carbondale or Basalt Bike Parks or multiple lift access trails including "Valhalla" trail at Snowmass, which requires a summer lift pass. Rides include Sky Mountain Park, Smuggler Mountain, Rim Trail, and many more. Cost $150-$165 per week. After school program. For 4th grade ages 9 and up. Offered in all of the RFV. To register, please contanct Jason Cook at 970-205-5150. For more information visit, Teamavsc.org


Yoga Time for Kids

I work with people young and old, including people with injuries and/or disabilities, to be able to learn from yoga. I am also a licensed K-12 educator, bilingual (English/Spanish). I incorporate literacy and numeracy concepts into yoga programming that is developmentally appropriate for each age group I work with. Kids love yoga when we let it be creative and fun, and they also benefit from the quiet calming parts of the practice, as we find balance with both activity and rest. Artistic expression using a variety of mediums can also be incorporated into educational experiences as requested. Program cost: $45/hr--negotiable and also open to trade agreements. Contact Erin to schedule time and location that works for you via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (303) 587-4869.

Come Dance & Create with Us

Dance/Art/Yoga Camps-These unique camps integrate at with dance each day and add yoga on Fridays. Camps are designed to improve skills and expand imagination and creativity. Students will experience Modern Dance, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical Dance, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Improv/Composition. Art includes drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and photography. Held at Colorado Mountain College 1402 Blake Ave, Glenwood Springs. Register in person at any CMC campus. For more information, contact Maurine Taufer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sam Schroyerat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Providers: Here's the link to a short form you can complete to share information on your out-of-school-time (before/after school or summer) program. Please complete one form for each program you'd like advertised. Updates will be posted monthly throughout the summer. Contact Angie Davlyn with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970.384.6001

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