Friday Enrichment Hub

In Salida, Friday is a day when many working and non-working parents are looking for worthwhile activities for their children and when children can be attracted to things they see as fun and useful. With the help of High Country Bank, the Support Our Schools Salida organization supports the educational programs of the Salida Public Schools and is a resource for after school and Friday Enrichment child care activities. SOSS provides funds and referrals for educational programs and activities which have been under-funded by the normal operating budget. It is the mission of SOSS to provide a referral service and disseminate information to assist parents and students in obtaining quality child care activities as part of our community’s Friday Enrichment program.

History of the Friday Enrichment Program
When the 4-day school week first took effect in 2011, the community took an immediate role in stepping up to offer programs on Fridays. However, this uncoordinated effort produced lots of randomly scheduled, often competing programs that did not come close to covering a typical parent’s workday. With the formalization of the Friday Enrichment program with the City of Salida, we have begun addressing these needs. Friday Enrichment is working to create an environment where programmers can increase enrollment by working together, stretching our funding by proactive scheduling.

A more complete description of Friday Enrichment Programming and Giving Opportunities can be found here.
For the “SHOUT POINT” document that gets distributed to all parents in the Salida School District, please click here.

Fall CAMP FRIDAYS
Fridays, 9am to 2pm, Cost $5, Ages 5-8
September 22 through November 17

Salida Recreation is partnering with Articipate, GARNA, Guidestone, The Maverick Potter and other community parnters to encourage kids in scientific, natural, artistic and physical exploration. Morning snack provided, please bring lunch, water, and appropriate layers for outside play and walking from place to place some days.

SEPT 22–Join GUIDESTONE COLORADO at the School Farm on Holman. Sports Camp with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AT SCHOOL FARM ON HOLMAN. PICK UP AT CENTENNIAL PARK.
SEPT 29 – Join ARTICIPATE for Part I Marimba workshop. Open play with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT ALPINE PARK.
OCT 6 – Clay Play at MAVERICK POTTER. Open play with Salida Recreation after lunch.. DROP OFF AT MAVERICK POTTER, 119 F STREET. PICK UP AT ALPINE PARK.
OCT 13 – Join ARTICIPATE for Part II Marimba workshop. “Sound Science” with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT ALPINE PARK.
OCT 20 – Wilderness Adventure Hike with GARNA on S Mountain. Please send kids dressed appropriately with good walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and water. Open play with Salida Recreation after lunch.. DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT RIVERSIDE PARK.
OCT 27 – Join GUIDESTONE COLORADO at the Ranch. The “Science of Bubbles” with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AT HUTCHINSON HOMESTEAD 8913 W HWY 50. PICK UP AT CHISHOLM PARK, 324 HUNT STREET.
NOV 3 – Join GARNA for a morning of learning about water, nature and other outdoor experiences. “Water Science” with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT CHISHOLM PARK, 324 HUNT STREET.
NOV 10 – Join GUIDESTONE COLORADO at the School Farm on Holman. Community Service introduction and food bank tour with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AT SCHOOL FARM ON HOLMAN. PICK UP AT THONOFF PARK.
NOV 17 – Join GUIDESTONE COLORADO on the Ranch. Community Service project and bake sale with Salida Recreation after lunch. DROP OFF AT HUTCHINSON HOMESTEAD 8913 W HWY 50. PICK UP AT RIVERSIDE PARK.

For a downloadable flyer with complete details, click here.
For a downloadable registration form, click here.

ARTS & IMAGINATION FRIDAYS!
Fridays, September 22 through October 20
9am-12pm, ages 7-10, $10 per class @ Chisholm Park

Explore your imagination as you paint, draw, assemble, and create with Salida Creativity Lab on Fridays this fall. Come dressed for painting and creativity in this fun mixed media class. Sign up for all five Fridays or just the ones that fit your schedule.

For a downloadable flyer with complete details, click here.
For a downloadable registration form, click here.

FUN FALL FRIDAY FIELD TRIPS!

During the pool closure, which begins September 18, Salida Recreation is ready to take your kids on some Friday adventures this fall. We have five field trips planned –
September 29 – Captain Zipline Lost Canyon Aerial Course
October 6 – Rocky Mountain Mini Golf
October 13 – Gunnison Community Center
October 20  – Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
October 27 – Hooper Pool
For a downloadable flyer with complete details, click here.
For a downloadable registration form, click here.

Registration during pool closure:

All participants must pre-register and have a completed liability waiver on file at the Aquatic Center. Payment must be made at time of registration. Youth scholarship funds may be used for any programs, classes or field trips. While the pool is closed we will have staff answering phones for questions and registrations Tues-Thurs, 10am-2pm. Please call during these times to register or use the registration form found here. Mail to 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 with a check written to City of Salida. No patrons will be allowed in the building due to construction.
Aquatic Center: 719.539.6738
Recreation: 719.539.5703

The google calendar below includes all Friday activities for program partners.
Click on an activity for more information. 
If you have an activity you would like to submit, please send information to fridays@cityofsalida.com

*Programs directly related to Salida Recreation will utilize the City of Salida Recreation Release of Liability. The City of Salida, Support Our Schools Salida and High Country Bank are not responsible for the actions of any other party.