​Youth Enrichment Classes

​The city of Thornton offers a variety of classes and programs designed to expand learning and help keep children active and moving. 

Family Fitness

We offer two family fitness programs.   

Jump Bunch

JumpBunch provides great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of sports, and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, then cool down.

Computer Explorers Offered in summer months only

Computer Explorers, by TechStars,  offers camps that takes learning to a whole new level. Through specialized, hands-on projects such as video-game animation, programming, robot building, engineering and creating digital movies, TechStars reinforce  the core academic skills children are learning in schools. This Summer discover, create and learn, as you access to a proprietary Minecraft mod created only for TechStars!

Adventure Club and My Escape Summer Camps

Give your kids, ages 5-13 a fun-filled summer. They will make new friends, have fun playing games, participating in sports, going on field trips, doing arts and crafts. All Children must have at least attended kindergarten.  All 5 and 6 year olds will be asked to provide a copy of their school report card.

Youth Triathlon Clinic  Offered in summer months only

The city of Thornton offers a one week youth triathlon clinic that will teach youth the fundamentals of the sport of Triathlon. On the final day the triathletes will participate in the Thornton Triple T Triathlon.

Musical Instruction

Henry Sherman has been playing and teaching music for over 35 years and has written two music teaching books. He uses inspiring teaching method based on students' interests and abilities.

Hunter Safety

Hunter Safety internet conclusion course. Students complete a portion of the course online at their convenience. This MUST be completed BEFORE the classroom portion. Spend 5 hours in the classroom followed by live firing exercise. We will cover Colorado laws and regulations, have hands-on exercises and end with a written test. All classes will be held at the Carpenter Recreation Center, Fees: $10R/NR All classes are held on Sunday.

Nov 19​1-6 p.m.Dec 17​​1-6 p.m.
​Jan 21​1-6 p.m. ​Feb 18​​​1-6 p.m.
​Mar 18​​​1-6 p.m.​Apr 22​​​1-6 p.m.

To register visit: Hunter Safety Course


Gallery On The Go!

Kids 'n Canvas (Ages 7-14)

It’s the “Art of Socializing,” we bring the fun to you! You will be guided through easy step-by-step instructions for you to paint on canvas, a simple, yet fun-themed piece of original artwork that you’ll be proud to show all of your friends! All supplies are included. A sack dinner is encouraged. NO art smarts are needed. All classes are held 6-8 p.m. at the Carpenter Recreation Center. Fees: $22R/$26NR

​616902-D​Wednesday​Dec 13
​116902-A​Wednesday​Jan 17
​116902-B​Wednesday​Feb 21
​116902-C​Wednesday​Mar 21
​116902-D​Wednesday​Apr 18

Teen Art Campers (Ages 13 - 15)

Each day we'll paint a new creation! Please bring your own lunch! Fees: $22R/$26NR

​616903-D​Wednesday​December 6​​6-8 p.m.
​116903-A​Wednesday January 10​6 - 8:15 p.m.
​116903-B​​Wednesday ​February 7​6 - 8:15 p.m.
​116903-C​​Wednesday ​March 7​6 - 8:15 p.m.


Little Medical School

Kids love to dress up and play doctor. This program encourages children to do this as they explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, role-playing, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work and how to use instruments that real doctors use. Children are awarded a graduation diploma at the end of the program. Little Medical School and Little Veterinarian School are taught by a contractual instructor who plans the program based upon the number of students registered 48 hours prior to the start of the program. Therefore, we cannot grant refund, credit, or transfer requests after 48 hours prior tot he start of the class. Thank you for your understanding.


Wilderness Medicine (Ages 6 - 10)

This class focuses on some of the most common outdoor emergencies and how to handle them with confidence. Come explore with us as we learn about water safety, tourniquest, snake bites, the dangers of hypothermia and more!

​113800-AThursdayJanuary 4 - February 8​CRC6 - 7 p.m.


Medical Minis (Ages 4-5)

This 6 week program encourages preschoool children to dress up and play doctor as they explore the exciting world of medicine. Kids learn about the body, how organs work and how to use instruments that real doctors use.

​113802-AThursdayFebruary 1 - March 8​CRC9 - 10 a.m.

Future Pediatricians/Expectant Siblings (Ages 4 - 8)

This class takes a new twist on teh traditional expectant siblings offerings. Students will assume the role of pediatrician and learn how to hold the baby, do an exam just like a real doctor, change a diaper and keep the baby safe. Each Future Pediatrician will receive a disposable white coat, a luxury plush baby, an exclusive mini Baby Box for safe sleeping, activity sheets and a birth certificate.

​113803-AThursday/FridayMarch 29 & 30​CRC9 a.m. - Noon

Little Veterinarian School, Darling Doggies Part 2 (Ages 6 - 10)

Does your child love animals? During Darling Doggies Part 2, we will continue to learn about the important careers of veterinarians and how to properly care for an animal. Interactive demonstrations, role playing, crafts and games will be used to learn about the different roles of people working in a veterinarian's office, Radiology, Canine Skin, Dog Digestion and Body Laanguare. Each future veterinarian will adopt a stuffed fury friend to use throughtout the program and take home.

​113800-AThursdayFebruary 15 - March 22​CRC6 - 7 p.m.

Immersion-based Language Classes

Language World offers immersion-based language classes. Their native speaking and bilingual teachers will lead the kids through adventure-filled lessons that combines storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play, to teach kids to understand and ultimately speak new languages.

​Spanish for Children ​​3 - 5 years​$113R/$136NR
​113711-A​MondaysJanuary 15 - February 124:30 - 5:15 p.m.
​113711-B​​Mondays​February 19 - March 19​4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Spanish for Children ​​6-8 years​$225R/$270NR
​​113712-A​Mo/WeJanuary 15 - February 14​5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
​113712-B​​Mo/We​February 19  - March 21​​5:30 - 6:30 p.m.