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 a complete listing of all Friday Enrichment Activities for the Winter/Spring 2017 – click here.

 

Camp Friday: Fitness Games, Nature WALKS, S.T.E.M. & Arts Exploration!

Salida Recreation is offering one more session of CAMP Friday for this school year beginning, Friday, April 7 and running through Friday, April 28.  We are partnering with GARNA, Guidestone, Maverick Potter, Joe Lobeck, and CSU Extension 4H for this four-week session.  Each week different activities are grouped around a theme to encourage artistic, natural, scientific and physical exploration.  Ages 5-8, Fridays, April 7-28, 9am-2pm, cost $5/person/day.  CAMP Fridays are sponsored by High Country Bank and Monarch Community Outreach.  Preregistration is required.  No drop-ins accepted.  All registrations and liability waivers must be completed at the Aquatics Center.  Payment must be made at time of registration.  Locations/themes subject to change.  Click here for a full schedule of the spring session including descriptions and locations.  You can sign your child up for ALL days, or just days that fit your schedule.

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.