Youth & Teen Camps & Activities (ages 5-16)

P.S. I Love You Day: Valentine Dance

Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6:00-8:00P

Presented by the Loveland Parks & Recreation Junior Leadership Committee

Join Chilson's first valentine dance in support of P.S. I Love You Day, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to the importance of mental health by spreading the message of love and kindness.

Help us support this nationally recognized day by wearing the color purple. Prizes will be awarded for those dressed to impress in the following categories: Fanciest, Most Creative and Most Purple.

For ages 2+ - dads/daughters, moms/sons and grandparents/children will enjoy age-appropriate games, music, dancing, raffle prizes and a special treat for each child. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the P.S. I Love You Day cause. Location: Chilson Recreation Center

Fee: $15/adult & child pair in advance, $5 each additional child; $20/adult & child pair at the door

NEW! Cheer With Steele Athletics

Ages 5-8 & 8-14; Learn how to stunt, jump and dance while learning full cheerleading routines and chants. The team performs in-house or at community events. $15 cheer shirt not included.

Location: Steele Athletics, 148 Second St. SW

Sessions start in Jan., Feb., March, April & May

Big Foot Camp

Get your climb on! Squeeze rocks, gain confidence, learn to take risks, make crafts and foster a love of a sport that is growing faster than you! This camp is appropriate for new as well as experienced climbers. Get out and climb our walls instead of your own. Lunch, equipment and professional instructors provided each day.

Location: Wooden Mountain Bouldering Gym, 1503 Taurus Ct.

March 16-19 9:00A - 2:00P

SkateStart 1-Day Camp (Level 1)

Your son or daughter will learn the basics of skateboarding using the patented SkateStart skateboard, including proper foot placement and riding technique. This camp is for beginners and never-evers as well as those who don't have a skateboard. A helmet and proper shoes are required. SkateStart patented skateboards are provided. NEW! Skatestart is offering its skateboards for purchase - call 541.350.9296 for more info on how to get yours. Bring a water bottle.

Location: Loveland Sports Park, 950 N. Boyd Lake Ave.

Saturday Feb. 29 9:00-10:30A

SkateStart 1-Day Camp (Level 2)

Join us for an awesome spring break skate camp! Kids will learn new tricks, make new friends and most importantly have fun. We strive to promote health and determination through skateboarding. This camp is for kids who have completed a SkateStart Level 1 class. A helmet and proper shoes are required. SkateStart patented skateboards are provided. NEW! Skatestart is offering its skateboards for purchase - call 541.350.9296 for more info on how to get yours. Bring a water bottle.

Location: Mehaffey Park, 3350 W. 29th St.

Thursday March 19 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!

Animal Architects - March 16-18 9:00A-12:00P

Let your imagination run wild as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives and towering giraffes. Use LEGO® materials to design and build as never before. Play, create and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom.

Ultimate Babysitter's Boot Camp

A comprehensive skills-based class that covers topics including business and leadership principles, discipline, communication, safe play, basic care for infants and children, disaster preparedness and responding to emergencies. Receive a Child & Babysitting Safety certificate from the American Safety & Health Institute. CPR certification is NOT included.

Jan. 18, March 17, April 20, May 9

Junior Leadership Committee

Calling all teens grades 6-10 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 to join!

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

  • January 4
  • Feb. 1
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2

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


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 - January 12 - March 1 - 4:15-5:45P

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 from 4:30 - 5:30P

January 8-29; February 5-26; March 4-25; April 1-22; April 29-May 20

Art & Ceramic Classes at Artisan You! Studio

Kids' Fused Glass: Erasable Message Board - March 7 or April 11

Painted Stoneware Pizza Stone - April 16

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.

Self Portraits - Feb. 22

Colorful Parrots - March 21

Paint a Panda Bear - April 18

Chilson Art Studio - Pottery

Youth Pottery

Concentrate on the basics of hand-built stoneware, including various methods of forming pieces, glazing techniques, firing, tools and more! Returning students from previous classes work on more advanced techniques. Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00P 1/14-2/18 and 4/7-5/12

Hand Built Keepsakes

Create hand built keepsakes in a atmosphere of fun and learning. Keep for yourself or give away as gifts! Suitable for beginners and experts alike. Projects will change each session so you can enjoy the class again and again. Fridays from 3:00-5:00P 2/7-2/28 and 4/4-4/24

Hand Built Vases

Use hand building and slab construction to explore various texture techniques for your vase. Make a template to use again on future projects. Attend a Tuesday Lab Night or Saturday Studio date to glaze after pieces are bisque fired. Age 16+; Saturday January 11 from 9:00A-12:00P

More Pottery Classes

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


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