​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.

​Apr 22​1-6 p.m. May 20​​​1-6 p.m.
 19August​​​1-6 p.m.​​​

To register visit: Hunter Safety Course


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 7-13)

​116902-D​Wednesday​Apr 18
​216902-A​Wednesday​May 30
​216902-B​Wednesday ​August 15

Teens N Canvas: (Ages 11-15)

​216902-A​Wednesday​May 2
​216902-B​Wednesday ​August 1


Teen Art Camp (Ages 11 - 15)

Each day we'll paint a new creation! Please bring your own lunch!

216905-A​Mon/Wed/Fri​June 4,6,811 a.m. - 1 p.m. $53R/$64NR
​216905-B​MondayJune 411 a.m. - 1 p.m. ​$22R/$26NR
​116903-B​​Wednesday June 611 a.m. - 1 p.m. $22R/$26NR
​116903-C​​FridayJune 8 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $22R/$26NR

Junior Art Camp (Ages 7 - 13)

Each day we'll paint a new creation! Please bring your own lunch!

216905-A​Mon/Wed/Fri​June 18,20,2211 a.m. - 1 p.m. $53R/$64NR
​216905-B​MondayJune 1811 a.m. - 1 p.m. ​$22R/$26NR
​116903-B​​Wednesday June 2011 a.m. - 1 p.m. $22R/$26NR
​116903-CFridayJune 22 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $22R/$26NR



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, tourniquets, snake bites, the dangers of hypothermia and more! Fee: $189R/NR

​213810-AMonday - FridayJune 25 - 29​CRC9 a.m. - Noon


Little Medical School Camp (Ages 6-10)

Little Medical School Camp includes all of the topics offered in Little Medical School Part 1 and Little Medical School Part 2 plus more in a convenient one-week format.
Kids love to dress up and play doctor. This program encourages children to do this as they explore the exciting world of medicine. Children are awarded a graduation diploma at the end of the program.
Topics include: What’s in the Doctor’s Bag; All About the Heart; Digestion Fun; All About the Lungs; Is There a Surgeon in the House; First Aid; The Wonderful Brain; That is Gross; Your Spine is Fine and Pharmacy. Fee: $189R/NR
​213800-AMonday - FridayJuly 30 - August 3​CRC9 a.m. - Noon

Little Veterinarian School Camp (Ages 6 - 10)

Little Veterinarian School encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each child will take home their stuffed furry friend used throughout the program and a diploma as a graduate of the Little Veterinarian School.
Topics include: What is in the Veterinarian’s Office; The ABCs of Dog Care-Keeping Animals Healthy with Food and Water; Lacerations; Sick of Ticks and The Immune System and Vaccinations. Fee: $89R/NR
​213801-AThursday - FridayJuly 5 - 6​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. Fees: $100R/$120NR

Jun 4-Aug 7 (10-week session)
​Spanish for Children ​​2.5 - 6 years
​213711-A​Mondays11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
​213711-B​​Tuesdays11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Spanish for Children ​5 - 10 years
​​213712-AMondays3 - 3:55 p.m.
​213712-BTuesdays3 - 3:55 p.m.