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Youth & Teen Enrichment (ages 5-16)

Scooter & BMX Clinic

Pro Scooter and BMX introduction. We will go through set-up and beginner to intermediate tricks. The first class will be at Mehaffey Skate Park and the second class will be at Loveland Sports Park. Bring your scooter/bike and a helmet.

Sundays Sept. 8-15 9:00-10:30A

NEW! Nature-Based Education with Wild Within Reach

Learn about nature, explore the outdoors and get WILD right here in our own backyard. Children reconnect with nature in their own community while cultivating a lifelong connection with the outdoors. Programs spend time outdoors - please dress your child in layers for all weather conditions, including appropriate closed-toe shoes that can get dirty.

Wild About Bugs & Invertebrates

Catch bugs, learn how they grow and why they are important. Wednesdays 4:00-5:00P Sept. 11 - Oct. 2

Wild About Fall: Trees & Tracks

Learn what plants and animals are doing to prepare for winter. Wednesdays 4:00-5:00P Oct. 30 - Nov. 20

SkateStart 1-Day Camp

Your little ripper will develop their skills, learning drop-ins, ollies and more. Other activities: skateboard assembly, scavenger hunts, proper pad usage, fun games and ventures throughout the park. Kids will have a blast and make new friends. A helmet and proper shoes are required. SkateStart patented skateboards are provided.

NEW! Skatestart is offering its skateboards for purchase - call 970.962.2446. Bring water. Sunscreen provided by Sun Bum.

Friday Oct. 4 9:00A - 12:00P

LEGO® with Play-Well TEKnologies

Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts!

Halloween Creations - Oct. 11 9:00A - 12:00P

Get spooky and get into the Halloween spirit with LEGO® spiders, bats, ghosts or haunted houses.

Winter Wonderland Workshop - Dec. 26 & 27 9:00A - 12:00P

Apply engineering, architecture, creativity and fun to create motorized contraptions like snowmobiles, gondolas, a hilltop village or slopes for LEGO® skiers and sledders.

Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour

A Colorado Youth Adventures Trip

Immerse yourself in the rich story of the historic Stanley Hotel. Meet Mr. F.O. Stanley, his wife Flora, Stephen King and other noteworthy visitors of last 110 years. Explore the hotel, ask questions and perhaps leave with a few stories of your own. Lunch cost is included in trip fee.

Saturday Oct. 26 - 9:30A-3:00P

Babysitter Course Series

Comprehensive skills-based classes cover topics including business and leadership principles, discipline, communication, safe play, basic care for infants and children, disaster preparedness and responding to emergencies. Taking the Ultimate Babysitter’s Boot Camp first is recommended; however, classes can be taken individually based on personal preference.

Ultimate Babysitter's Boot Camp - Sept. 21, Oct. 11, Nov. 9 8:30A - 5:00P

Be Disaster Ready - Sept. 7 8:30A - 3:00P

Inner Power & Self-Confidence - Oct. 4 8:30A - 3:00P

Entrepreneurship - Nov. 23 - 8:30A - 3:00P

Junior Leadership Committee

Calling all teens to engage in this action-oriented, community leadership opportunity that focuses on the THREE pillars of the Loveland Parks & Recreation Department: Conservation, Health & Wellness and Social Equity. Participants undergo team building and leadership trainings and will play a vital role in developing, planning and implementing the activities the group engages in. *Additional dates may be added based on involvement in current activities and events. FREE!

First Saturday of the Month from 9:00-10:00A

  • Sept. 7
  • Oct. 5
  • Nov. 2
  • Dec. 7

Krav Maga Self-Defense

A self-defense training for civilians adapted from Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga provides everyone with the skills to defend themselves and others effectively. Techniques are easy to learn and can be implemented quickly.

Youth, Teen & Adult (14+) Classes Available

Fencing

Join this fast growing Olympic sport to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with Youth Enrichment League {YEL!}. Classes follow four basic components:

  • Teach It! - Learn from professional coach, John Cade
  • Practice It! - pair up and practice fencing moves and concepts
  • Move It! - participate in matches using only learned moves
  • Play It! - spend time each class matched up with multiple fencers

May include an in-class tournament. All equipment provided.

Sundays Sept. 8 - Nov. 3 from 3-4P or 4:15-5:15P depending on age group

NEW! Beginning Irish Dance

The Avoca Irish Dance Academy (formerly Moriarty-Moffitt School of Longmont) has arrived in Loveland! Children are introduced to Irish dance techniques such as turn out, good posture, timing, arching feet, elevation and toe height. Champion Irish dance instructors lead students in learning their first soft-shoe Irish dances. Parents: join us on the final day of each session for a fun presentation! Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:30 - 5:30P

Sept. 4-25; Oct. 2-23; Oct. 30 - Nov. 20

Art & Ceramic Classes at Artisan You! Studio

Sugar Skull Plate - Oct. 12

Fused Glass: Pumpkin Sun Catcher or Dish - Sept. 7 or Oct. 4

Ceramic Stoneware Mug - Sept. 26 or Oct. 11

Youth Pastel & Painting

Work in paint or pastels and create your own art with these very user-friendly and forgiving mediums. Structured lessons in a fun and creative environment with emphasis on drawing and blending with pastels or painting composition. No prior experience necessary. $7 supply fee due to instructor at each class.

Pet Portraits - Sept. 21

Jack O'Lanterns - Oct. 19

Snowman Painting - Nov. 30

Chilson Art Studio: Pottery

Mommy & Me Classes:

Fairy Houses - Saturdays Sept. 14-28 2:30-4:00P

Work with your child to complete a unique project for your home or gift-giving. Completed projects will be ready for pick-up two weeks after completion of class.

Spend the first week assembling the shape and defining the uniqueness of your clay fairy house. Finish the class by learning a variety of glazing techniques.

Holiday Treasures - Saturdays 2:30-4:00P Nov. 2-23

Come engage with your child, learn a new skill, and maybe start a new tradition! An experience for those of all ages, get messy and create wonderful memories with clay.

More Pottery Classes:

QUESTIONS? Contact Kelly Rathbun, Day Camp Director at 970.962.2487 or at kelly.rathbun@cityofloveland.org

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