​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.

August 19​1-6 p.m. September 16​​​1-6 p.m.
October 21​​​1-6 p.m.November 18​​​1-6 p.m.
​December 16​1-6 p.m.

To register visit: Hunter Safety Course


Leaping and Learning Ages 3-6

September 10 - December 13

Interested in having more time to accomplish personal tasks, while expanding your child's knowledge base? Enroll your child in borth preschool adn dance and our staff will walk the children between classes and you will receive a $10 tuition discount! No classes November 19 - 22.

​The Arts &
Preschool Hip-Hop/Tap
​Tuesdays:  2:05-3:25 p.m.
Preschool Hip-Hop/Tap
​Wednesdays: 2:05-3:25 p.m.
​Our World &
Preschool Hip-Hop/Tap
​Thursdays: 2:05-3:25 p.m.

Gallery On The Go!

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 6-8:15 p.m. at the Carpenter Recreation Center.

Fees: $22R/$26NR

Kids 'n Canvas (Ages 7-14)

​216902-B​Wednesday ​August 15
​316902-A​Wednesday​September 19
​316902-B​Wednesday​October 17
​316902-C​Wednesday​November 21
​316902-D​Wednesday​December 19

Teens N Canvas: (Ages 11-15)

​216902-B​Wednesday ​August 1
​316903-A​Friday​September 14
​316903-B​Friday​October 12
​​316903-C​Friday​November 9
​​316903-D​Friday​December 14

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)

Does your child love spending time outdoors in beautiful Colorado wilderness? This camp will focus on some of the most common outdoor emergencies and how to handle them with confidence. Come explore with us as we role-play and learn about water safety, tourniquets and broken bones, snake bites, the dangers of hypothermia and more! Fee: $89R/NR

​313800-AMonday - TuesdayNovember 19-20​CRC1-4 p.m.


Fantastic Felines (Ages 6-10)

This camp will focus on basic cat care and what it is like to be a veterinarian who cares for kitties. Students will learn how to complete a proper Tip-to-Tail exam, understand cat body language, how to maintain a stress-free environment for cats, and more! Each future veterinarian will receive a disposable white coat, adopt a stuffed furry friend to use and take home and receive a graduation certificate upon completion of the program. Fee: $89R/NR
​313801-AMonday-TuesdayNovember 19-20​CRC9 a.m. - Noon

Spanish Language Classes for Children

Language World is offering 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 Spanish.

September 13 - November 8 
​Spanish for Children ​3-5 yearsFees: $80R/$96NR
​313711-AThursdays3-3:45 p.m.
Spanish for Children ​6-9 yearsFees: $100R/$120NR
​​313712-AThursdays4:15-5:15 p.m.