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Teen/Youth Programs, Recreation Services

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Longmont Recreation Services offers a wide range of youth and teen programs throughout the year. For complete listing of Longmont Recreation Services' Teen and Youth programs, download pages from our current brochure.

Year-Round Programs

Summer Programs

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Outdoor Adventure Camp

What is the SPOT? The SPOT is an adventure based camp designed for teens 12 – 16 years old that have outgrown the traditional day camp and are looking for summer fun, exhilarating and challenging activities, and the opportunity to meet new friends! Every SPOT session consists of a 3 day itinerary with a day trip on Tuesday, and an overnight camping trip from Wednesday to Thursday.

Each session aims to entice youth to appreciate and respect the great outdoors, build confidence, and have fun! Most sessions will include a short and enjoyable hike in addition to scheduled activities. All outdoor adventure activities are facilitated by professional outfitters and our daily camp staff will ensure that your teens are having a safe, fun, and adventurous time! Fees include all outdoor activities, camping equipment, camp meals, transportation, and staff leaders.

2014 CALENDAR

 

2014 CAMP FEES

Weekly Fee (1-5): $195 resident/ $235 non-resident
Week 6 Fee: $240 resident/$290 non-resident
(*Must attend at least one other week to participate in Week 6)

 

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

**Enrollment is now OPEN for Summer 2014!!
Register online or by downloading a 2014 registration form and submitting payment at any recreation facility. Additionally, all participants need to complete a supplemental medical waiver to complete enrollment. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.
**Camps are limited to 14 youth. Be sure to reserve your ‘SPOT’ soon!

 

TYPICAL WEEK - What might a week at SPOT Look like? See our sample itinerary below!


Tuesday

9:00 Meet at the shelter at Sunset Pool (1900 Longs Peak Ave)
Introductions, Icebreakers, Name Games, Trip Expectations
10:00 ‘Camp-Off’ Obstacle Course (Thompson Park)
11:00 Tree Climbing at Thompson Park
1:30 BBQ lunch at Union Reservoir – kayak, swim, beach volleyball, games
5:00 Parent Pick up at Sunset Pool


Wednesday

9:00 Meet at the shelter at Sunset Pool (1900 Longs Peak Ave)
Depart for Estes Park
10:30 -3 Rock Climbing Trip (bring bag lunch)
Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
5:00 Camping: Moraine Park Campground - cook dinner, games, and campfire
9:00 Optional Moonlight hike at Rock Cut
11:00 Lights Out


Thursday, June 26

8:00 Cook breakfast, pack up camp, pack lunches for the day
Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park
Go to Craft Shop at YMCA of the Rockies
4:00 Swimming at Sunset Pool
5:00 Parent Pick up at Sunset Pool

PARENT MEETINGS

Parent meetings are for registered or interested campers however camp spaces can fill up quickly!

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Karen via e-mail or call 303-774-4562.

Longmont Youth Triathlon Club - Longmont Recreation Services offers the Youth Triathlon club for youth ages 9 to 19 to develop swimming, cycling and running abilities while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and having fun!

 

Fall Programs

Sponsored by the City of Longmont, Intramural Soccer is offered both Fall and Spring seasons. Information is available at participating schools.

 

Winter Programs

 

Spring Programs

 


Babysitter Training Classes

This course provides youth with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children while babysitting. Participants will develop skills in 5 critical areas: leadership, safety and safe play, basic care, first aid, and professionalism. For ages 11 to 16 years.

See L-Trac for current listing of babysitting classes.

Babysitter’s Boot Camp

Three classes in one--American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training, First Aid, and CPR for infants & children. Includes two text books for later reference. Great for both experienced and novice sitters. For ages 12 to Adult.

See L-Trac for a current listing of babysitter's boot camp classes.


Babysitter’s Practicum

Have you taken Babysitter’s or Swim Instructor Aide Training and want to put your skills to work in a supervised environment? Join us for Parents’ Night Out to practice in a supportive setting! This is a FREE volunteer opportunity. For ages 11 to 18 years.

See L-Trac for a current listing of practicum opportunities.

Alive at 25

The “Alive at 25” course is a national program intended to teach young drivers, ages 15-24, to be aware of the many dangers and typical driving hazards facing young motorists today. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities, accounting for 44% of teen deaths in the U.S. “Alive at 25” is designed to be an early intervention program to help prevent traffic violations, collisions, and/or fatalities. For more information call 1-866-605-3900. Registration is taken at www.aliveat25.us. For individuals ages 15 to 24 years. Class held at the St Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont.

Saturdays, 8am-12:45pm, offered the second Saturday of each month.

 

updated 7/16/2013 by Web page author S. Dabney (303) 774-4827