Kids’ Opportunities for Recreation Experience 2017

Youth Summer Volunteer Program

Community Tie Dye at the Farmers Market
Community Tie Dye at the Farmers Market

We have a new experience in mind for the K.O.R.E. Program 2017. Our K.O.R.E. team of eight participants will be chosen based on teacher or mentor recommendations and past participant performance. Our goal is for participants to gain hands-on experience through the Salida Recreation Department. Those selected will be an elite team of eighth and ninth grade students that possess an interest and passion for working with younger children in an active and creative setting, while striving for excellence and teamwork.

We strive to provide an enriching and engaging experience for K.O.R.E. members. K.O.R.E. allows participants to enjoy freedom and responsibility, and encourages them to learn to balance both in order to complete tasks in a fun, efficient, safe manner, while receiving guidance. Participants who complete the program will be eligible for letters of recommendation from the Recreation Supervisor, as well as eligibility for possible future employment with the Recreation Department. In addition, members receive individual swim benefits at the Hot Springs Aquatic Center through the end of August and are invited to participate in K.O.R.E. members-only special events!

This is not a summer camp. Members of K.O.R.E. are expected to know and follow rules laid out in training with an energetic and helpful attitude. Dismissal from the program and revocation of K.O.R.E. member benefits is possible if standards are not met. Family vacations and other summer activities are kept in mind. We do not expect members to attend every week.

If you know a teen interested in a program that will challenge them and encourage them to voice their recreation ideas and then implement them, please submit the attached K.O.R.E. application to the Recreation Department. This will be THE summer they can make a difference and be recognized for their input and effort!

Lanette Hartman, Recreation Supervisor
410 West Hwy 50, Salida, CO  81201

May 26: Applications and letter of recommendations due to Salida Recreation
May 30, 31: Individual introduction/training meetings scheduled
TBD: First Aid Training as needed
June – August: Summer programs! K.O.R.E. members will be expected to commit to at least 10 program days throughout the summer. Most programs are approximately 3 hours long. We will also schedule Youth Scholarship fundraising events and a special end-of-summer K.O.R.E. adventure!