Friday Enrichment

Dear Community,

We hope that your summer was fun-filled and relaxing! On behalf of the Friday Enrichment program through the City of Salida Recreation Department, and on behalf of all of our wonderful providers, we would like to welcome you back to the 2015 - 2016 school year!! Thank you for taking advantage of all that we have to offer!

We could not be doing what we are doing without the help of our dedicated sponsor, High Country Bank! They are the reason that we are able to promote, offer scholarships, and grow, for the benefit of our children! Another major sponsor that we need to thank are our friends at Amicas Pizza. Again, we are indebted to them, for their willingness to always put community first! Thank you High Country Bank and Amicas Pizza!

We enjoy promoting and offering Friday activities for your children, and are excited to tell you about this upcoming semester’s happenings! On the agenda for this semester are the following Friday offerings:

City of Salida Recreation Department Register by calling (719) 539-6738 or come to the Aquatic Center Scholarships are available for all Salida Rec programs. Call Maggie at 539-5703 to register.

Babysitting 101 plus First Aid and CPR Our popular babysitting training class returns this fall! Kids who are interested in working with kids and earning money should take this course to learn many important things about babysitting. In class you will learn how to: respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and more; make good decisions under pressure; communicate effectively with parents; recognize safety and hygiene issues; manage young children feed, diaper and care for infants; and start your babysitting business. You will also earn pediatric and child first aid and CPR certifications. Ages: 11 – 15 Program dates and times: Fridays and Saturdays, August 28, 29, September 4 and 5. 9am – 1 pm. Cost: $100. Scholarships available, please see or talk to Maggie at (719) 539-5703. Location: Salida Scout Hut in Riverside Park. Notes: Please bring snack and a lunch all days. MAX 8 students – preregistration encouraged.

Camp Friday Recreation will again be partnering with GARNA, Guidestone, CSU Extension/4H, Articipate, Earth Knack and the Maverick Potter to host a wide variety of educational, recreational and interactive programs throughout the fall. We are still solidifying the dates of specific programs, but we will have everything from bike riding to bats (the flying kind), pioneer skills to tinkering. Look for more information at or around town! Ages: 5 – 10 Program dates and times: Fridays, September 18 – November 6. 10 am – 2 pm with a lunch break 11:45am – 12:15pm. “Campers” can join us for a full or half day (leave/come before or after lunch). Cost: $10 for full day/$5 half day. Enroll in all 8 weeks for just $65. Scholarships available, please see or talk to Maggie at (719) 539-5703. Register at the Aquatic Center or call (719) 539-6738. Location: There will be several different locations. Please see once schedule is set. Notes: Be dressed and prepared to be outside in all weather. Please pack a snack and a lunch to cover 4 hours, but please, NO NUTS OR NUT INGREDIENTS.

Tumbling Coach Tex from High Country Gymnastics Academy in Colorado Springs continues to bring his fantastic program to Salida on Fridays. Tumblers of all ages can learn fundamental athletic skills that will prepare them for gymnastics, cheer, dance, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding. Ages: 4 and up Program dates and times: At press time, we do not have a schedule as Coach Tex works with elite athletes with shifting meet schedules. As soon as dates and times are set, they will be posted on and sent out to the Salida Rec tumbling email list. If you wish to join this list so you don’t miss out on any tumbling sessions, please send an email to [email protected] Cost: 1 hour classes: $50/4 sessions or $15/drop in (if space allows). 1.5 hour classes: $60/4 sessions or $18/drop in (if space allows). Scholarships available, please see or talk to Maggie at (719) 539-5703. Register at the Aquatic Center or call (719) 539-6738. Location: Longfellow Elementary Gym

Jive and Dive A monthly pool party just for middle schoolers! That means your music, your friends and plenty of fun! Bring any musical requests and we’ll bump your tunes. Snack is served and no adults are allowed! Ages: Middle school Program dates and times: Fridays, September 11, October 2, December 4, 7 – 9 pm. Cost: $5 drop in, or 2 youth punch pass visits. Scholarships available, please see or talk to Maggie at (719) 539-5703. Location: Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. Notes: Please arrange for prompt pick up at 9 pm.

Ski Bus When the snow starts to fly, load your gear on the Monarch Ski Bus and head up to the mountain! This is the easiest way to reliably get to the slopes. Ages: all, must be 10 to ride the bus unaccompanied by an adult Program dates and times: Fridays and Saturdays, December – March, once the mountain opens. See as the season nears. Bus leaves Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center at 9 am SHARP and returns at 4:00 pm. Cost: $5 round trip. One ways allowed if you check in before bus leaves in the morning. Scholarships available, please see or talk to Maggie at (719) 539-5703. Preregister at the Aquatic Center or drop in. Location: Round trip to/from Aquatic Center. Notes: There is no supervision once we are on the mountain. Your child must be responsible for getting themselves to the bus by 3:30 SHARP as we must leave promptly.


You will see GARNA at Camp Fridays (please see Salida Recreation schedule), this semester!

Salida Dance Studio

The Salida Dance Studio has a variety of fitness and dance classes available on Friday’s beginning on September 4, 2015.

8:15 am Zumba(All ages, All Levels)  9:30 am Intro to Modern (All ages, All Levels)  10:30 am Improvisation & Composition (All ages, All Levels)  12:00 pm Gentle Yoga (All ages, All Levels)  1:00 pm Ballet (All Levels)  2:15 pm Pre-pointe (12+ Ballet All Levels recommended)  3:15 pm Advanced Jazz (12+ recommended)  4:15 pm Advanced Contemporary (12+ recommended)  5:30 pm Zumba (All ages, All Levels) 

Registration is open and available at  Salida Dance Studio  108 F St.  Salida, Co 81201  719.221.0515

Boys and Girls Club

Friday Hours 8:30-5:30pm Many opportunities await your 6-18 year old! Including though not limited to Circus for All, Fiber Arts, Chess Club, Khan Academy, Pickle Ball, Floor Hockey, Basketball and more! Please stop by the Club for our specific weekly schedule. Cost: $10/Friday.

Boys & Girls Club-Chaffee County, 340 E 5th St, Salida, CO, United States

Salida Circus

Boys & Girls Club-Chaffee County, 340 E 5th St, Salida, CO, United States

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kids aged 6 and older can learn trapeze, silks, lyra, tumbling, juggling, stilt-walking clowning and more! Free to Boys and Girls Club participants. For more information call Jennifer Dempsey, Salida Circus director at 530-1494

Center Stage Academy of Dance and Theatre!

1548 G Street Unit 5 Salida, CO 81201

Our website is take a look at all of our new classes offered!

****Absolute Youth Cycling 2-Wheel Fridays****

A Program of Absolute Bikes Adventures

2-Wheel Fridays, Fall 2015 Enrichment Program

What: 2-Wheel Fridays bicycling and mountain biking programs provide a safe, supportive atmosphere for elementary and middle school children to learn the lifelong joy and skills of bicycling, while having fun outside with friends. Sessions consist of a blend of biking skills, safety, fitness, outdoor exploration, and good, clean fun! Depending on age and ability other topics might include: road/traffic/trail etiquette; team work; bicycle maintenance; trail-side repairs; nutrition and hydration; first aid; land and trail stewardship; and trail use and access issues.

The lowest acceptable skill level is that the child must be comfortable and safe riding his/her bike around town with an adult. This is not a program for children with training wheels. Kids will be broken up into groups by skill level in accordance with coach/child ratios

When: Six week session (with possible makeup on 7th week) Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 18, 25, Oct 2

Age Groups: 3rd and 4th graders will register for the 8am to 10am class.   1st and 2nd graders will register for the 10:30am to 12:30pm class.   5th through 8th graders will register for the 1:30pm to 4pm class.

Where: Meet behind Absolute Bikes, next to River’s Edge outdoor seating. Riding locations will vary each week, depending on age and skill level. Riders may be transported or shuttled via ABA van depending on location/skill/age/etc…

Cost: 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th = $120 5th through 8th = $150

What’s Included: Coaching with 5:1 ratio (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) or 7:1 ratio (5th-8th) All coaches are CPR and First Aid certified Licensed and insured transportation between Absolute Bikes and riding areas, as necessary Custom T-shirt Water bottle Loaner helmet, if needed Discount on bike rental, if needed (Regular daily rental fee becomes the weekly rental rate for program participants. And you keep the bike for the duration of the session.)

For more information, please contact: James Haarmeyer, Program Director [email protected] (719) 539-9295 (719) 221-9394 (cell)

Salida Mountain Kids Childcare, LLC

230 E 1st St, Salida, CO 81201, USA

8 am - 5:30 pm daily, including Fridays

“Salida Mountain Kids Childcare, LLC is a licensed childcare facility that is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5:30 pm. We do take children on a drop-in basis. We take children 2 - 16 years old and provide a safe and fun environment, friendly and loving staff that is fully trained in early childhood development.”

CKS Paddle Club L2 and L3

August 21st and 28th /September 4th and 11th

L2 - Focus will be on river techniques like peel outs, eddy turns, ferries. Will finish with a short downriver run. Day 5 consists of competition and BBQ at FIBArk building.

L3 - Focus will be on downriver running techniques like reading water, communication and safety. River sections will be mostly class II water with some class III rapids.

August 21stand 28th /September 4th and 11th

5 half day courses on Friday mornings, 8:30- Noon or 12:30 pm - 4 pm.

Prerequisite: Completed L1 course or comparable experience or completed L2 course or comparable experience.

Limit 10 students

To register for either level- call 719.539.2420.

Please note, that these activities are subject to change. We encourage you to check back at often! We are constantly adding more events to our calendar, so please understand that this calendar in “living”; constantly changing, in order to bring more FUN, to you and your family!

Another reminder...the City of Salida does offer scholarships for programming for all activities offered through Salida Recreation (both for children and adults). If you have financial need, or know of someone that does, please contact Maggie Murdoch at 719-539-5703. Many of our providers also have financial aid available, so please contact them individually to find out how they might be able to assist.

Respectfully Submitted by Robin NeJame, contractor to the City of Salida as the Friday Enrichment Outreach Coordinator.

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