​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. 

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.

Square State Skate

Square State Skate provides skateboard instruction and guidance for children of all ages, allowing your youngsters' skills, passion and personality to grow in a safe, fun environment.

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 20​1-6 pm.Sept 17​1-6 p.m.
Oct 15​1-6 p.m.Nov 19​​1-6 p.m.
​Dec 17​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

​516902-B​Wednesday​July 19
616902-A​WednesdaySept 20
​616902-B​Wednesday​Oct 25
​616902-C​Wednesday​Nov 15
​616902-D​Wednesday​Dec 13

Teen Art Campers (Ages 13 - 15)

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

​516903-A​Wednesday​August 2​10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
​516903-B​Thursday​August 3​10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
​516903-C​Friday​August 4​10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
​616903-A​Wednesday​September 6​6-8 p.m.
​616903-B​Wednesday​October 4​6-8 p.m.
​616903-C​Wednesday​November 1​​6-8 p.m.
​616903-D​Wednesday​December 6​​6-8 p.m.


Friends 'N Family Painting: Ages: Children 6+/Adult 18+

Kids, grab an adult and come get creative togethr! Although the pricing is per person, it is strongly encouraged that each Friend 'N Family set register together in order to paint together. All supplies and light refreshments are included. Classes are held 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. aat the Carpenter Recreation Center. Fees: $26R/$32NR per person.

​416901-A​January 21
​416901-B​February 18
​416901-C​March 11

Junior Art Campers

Become a young Picasso with Gallery On The Go. Each day we'll paint a new creation. Please bring your own lunch. All supplies are included. Classes are held 10 a.m. - 12:15p.m. at the Carpenter Recreation Center. Fees: $22R/$26NR per person.

​516901-A​Tuesday ​August 8
​516901-B​Wednesday​August 9
​516901-C​Thursday​August 10

Little Medical School (Ages 6-11)

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.

A $20 supplies fee is due to instructor on the first day of class. Cash or check made payable to Little Medical School.

FEES: $189R/NR

Topics include: What's in the Doctor's Bag? All About the Heart!, Digestion Fun!, All About the Lungs! and Is There a Surgeon in the House?

​513800-AMonday - FridayJuly 31-August 4​CRC1-4 p.m.

Future Doctor Series (Ages 6-10)
Fees: $22R/NR per class or all 8 classes $162R/NR

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Recreation Center

​613800-B​September 5​Medical Instruments & Exam
​613800-C​September 19​All About the Heart & Lungs
​613800-D​October 3​Digesting Digestion & Muscles
​613800-E​October 17​Is There a Surgeon in the House?
​613800-F​November 7​Your Spine is Fine & Broken Bowns
​613800-G​November 28​The Wonderful Brain & Exciting Eye
​613800-H​December 5​Anatomy of Blood & How Do Shots Work?
​613800-I​December 12​Pharmacy & Drug Safety

​Future Pediatricians/Expectant Siblings (Ages 4-8) 



​September 14 - October 19


6-7 p.m.


​Medical Minis (Ages 3-5)



​September 21 - October 26


​9-9:45 a.m.


​Nifty Nurses (Ages 6-10)



​November 2 - December 14


​6-7 p.m.



Immersion-based Language Classes

Language World offers immersion-based language classes. Our dynamic teachers employ our curriculum, which combines storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play, to teach kids to understand and ultimately speak new languages. Our native-speaking and bilingual teacheres lead kids through adventure-filled lessons that are customized for Language Wonderland's instructional purposes. FEE: $180R/NR

​Spanish for Children ​​3 - 5 years​$90
​613711-A​Mondays​Sep 11 - Oct 25:30 - 6:15 p.m.
​613711-B​​Mondays​Oct 23 - Nov 13​5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
​ ​​Spanish for Children ​​6-8 years $180
​​613712-A​Mo/We​Sep 11 - Oct 4​6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
​613712-B​​Mo/We​Oct 23 - Nov 15​​6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


NEW! LEGO Classes with Play-Well Teknologies

Super Hero Engineering Using LEGO

Save the world with LEGO Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them ont oly Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. FEE: $155R/NR

​513715-A5-7years​Mo-Fr​July 17-219 a.m. - Noon

Girl-Powered STEM Challenge with LEGO

A Play-Well offering for girls who love to build! This course will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.  FEE: $155R/NR

​513716-A​8-12 years​Mo-Fr​July 17-21​1-4 p.m.