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.


Salida Recreation’s Winter CAMP Friday programming begins January 12 and will run through March 9. This session will be followed by our Spring CAMP Fridays from April 6 through May 5. Exploration, Enrichment, and Empowerment for students. Salida Recreation is partnering with many great organizations to host CAMP Friday, a weekly program for kids ages 5-8 years old. Each week offers different activities that encourage scientific, natural, musical, artistic, and physical exploration.


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.

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

Join Salida Recreation and Salida Circus: Circus Skills Aerial, Acrobatics and Equilibristic classes for youth ages 4 and up!

Salida Circus tutors Jennifer Dempsey, Heather Haggerty and Joan Lobeck will be leading Circus Skills classes including Tumbling, Acrobatic balancing, Aerial and Equilibiristics (juggling, etc). Participants will use aerial fabric, static trapeze and lyra. Skills taught include traditional and Russian climb, foot locks, hip keys on silks; Single/double moves on trapeze and lyra. All classes are suitable for beginners and those with experience. Don’t miss out! Only 15 spots per class. Enroll today through Salida Recreation!

Three 4-week sessions offered:
Fridays, Jan 19-Feb 9, Feb 16-March 9, April 6-April 27
2pm, ages 4-7, $50, 45 mins, 3pm, ages 8+, $50, 45 mins

Please register by calling or in person at the Aquatic Center. May sign up for all sessions together. Payment must be received at time of registration. No drop-ins accepted. Scholarships available.

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

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

*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.