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.

The Shout Point Winter/Spring 2018 document outlining all Friday Enrichment offerings gets distributed to all parents in the Salida School District via email.

WINTER CAMP FRIDAYS 2018

Fridays, 9am to 2pm, Cost $5, Ages 5-8
Winter Session: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9

Salida Recreation is partnering with GARNA, Guidestone, Box of Bubbles, The Maverick Potter, KHEN, Season’s Café and Joe Lobeck to encourage kids in scientific, musical, natural, artistic and physical exploration. Morning snack provided, please bring lunch,
water, and appropriate layers for outside play.

Jan 12 – Join Ken Brandon’s team of local creatives at BOX OF BUBBLES for a “Sensorium” Part 1: participants will learn to use their senses, story-tell, and illustrate their stories. After lunch Joe Lobeck will focus on group games designed to increase social and emotional intelligence with a bit of a circus twist. DROP OFF AT BOX OF BUBBLES, 206 E ST. PICK UP AT STEAMPLANT.

Jan 19 – Join Ken Brandon’s team of local creatives at BOX OF BUBBLES for a “Sensorium” Part 1: participants will learn to use their senses, story-tell, and illustrate their storiesp. After lunch Joe Lobeck will focus on group games designed to increase social and emotional intelligence with a bit of a circus twist. DROP OFF AT BOX OF BUBBLES, 206 E ST. PICK UP AT STEAMPLANT.

Jan 26 – Join Ken Brandon’s team of local creatives at BOX OF BUBBLES for a “Sensorium” Part 1: participants will learn to use their senses, story-tell, and illustrate their stories. After lunch Joe Lobeck will focus on group games designed to increase social and emotional intelligence with a bit of a circus twist. DROP OFF AT BOX OF BUBBLES, 206 E ST. PICK UP AT STEAMPLANT.

Feb 2 – Join GUIDESTONE COLORADO on the Ranch. Season’s Kitchen Tour & Cooking after lunch. DROP OFF AT HUTCHINSON HOMESTEAD 8913 W HWY 50. PICK UP AT SEASON’S CAFÉ, 300 W SACKETT.

Feb 9 – Clay Play at MAVERICK POTTERS. Science Magic with Salida Rec after lunch. DROP OFF AT MAVERICK POTTER, 119 F STREET. PICK UP AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

Feb 16 – Join GARNA for Wilderness Skills Camp, Part I. Try your hand at building your own shelter and cooking some great recipes. Dress warm, we will be spending time outside! Season’s Baking & Decorating Cookies after lunch. DROP OFF AT CHISHOLM PARK, 324 HUNT STREET. PICK UP AT SEASON’S CAFÉ, 300 W SACKETT.

Feb 23 – Join GARNA for Wilderness Skills Camp, Part II. Dress warm, we will be spending time outside! Science of Bubbles with Salida Rec after lunch. DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT CHISHOLM PARK, 324 HUNT STREET.

March 2 – Join GUIDESTONE COLORADO on the Ranch. Season’s Cook’s Garden Tour after lunch. DROP OFF AT HUTCHINSON HOMESTEAD 8913 W HWY 50. PICK UP AT SEASON’S CAFÉ, 300 W SACKETT.

March 9 – Join SALIDA RECREATION for a hike on S Mountain. Take a tour and learn the ropes of how a radio station works with KHEN after lunch. DROP OFF AT RIVERSIDE PARK. PICK UP AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

CAMP FRIDAY HAS A STRICT NO PEANUT OR NUT INGREDIENTS POLICY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS’ ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES. LOCATIONS/THEMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON WEATHER. FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAM QUESTIONS, CONTACT LANETTE AT 539-5703 OR SALIDA.RECREATION@CITYOFSALIDA.COM.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Spring Session: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 19, 26, May 4

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+

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

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 CREATIVITY LAB: ART & IMAGINATION FRIDAYS

Explore your imagination as you paint, draw, assemble, and create with Salida Creativity Lab on Fridays this winter. Come dressed for painting and creativity in this fun mixed media class. About the Teacher/Salida Creativity Lab: Tina Gramann is a theatre and visual artist, and has taught arts and education for over 20 years. She has developed numerous creative projects with Salida children including Salida Children’s Pop-Up Museum at ArtWalk, the Chinese New Year Dragon Parade at Longfellow Elementary, the SuperHeroes on Stage production at the Boys and Girls Club, and Dia de los Muertos at Children’s Discovery Ranch. She is the drama teacher at Salida Montessori, and has an MFA in Theatre, and A.A.S. in Child Development.

Every Friday from January 12 through February 9 from 9am-12pm at Chisholm Park, AGES 7-10, $10/student per session

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.

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.