​Youth Enrichment Classes

​The city of Thornton offers a variety of classes and programs designed to expand learning and help keep children active and moving. 

Family Fitness

We offer two family fitness programs.   

Jump Bunch

JumpBunch provides great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of sports, and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, then cool down.

Computer Explorers Offered in summer months only

Computer Explorers, by TechStars,  offers camps that takes learning to a whole new level. Through specialized, hands-on projects such as video-game animation, programming, robot building, engineering and creating digital movies, TechStars reinforce  the core academic skills children are learning in schools. This Summer discover, create and learn, as you access to a proprietary Minecraft mod created only for TechStars!

Adventure Club and My Escape Summer Camps

Give your kids, ages 5-13 a fun-filled summer. They will make new friends, have fun playing games, participating in sports, going on field trips, doing arts and crafts. All Children must have at least attended kindergarten.  All 5 and 6 year olds will be asked to provide a copy of their school report card.

Youth Triathlon Clinic  Offered in summer months only

The city of Thornton offers a one week youth triathlon clinic that will teach youth the fundamentals of the sport of Triathlon. On the final day the triathletes will participate in the Thornton Triple T Triathlon.

Hunter Safety

Hunter Safety internet conclusion course. Students complete a portion of the course online at their convenience. This MUST be completed BEFORE the classroom portion. Spend 5 hours in the classroom followed by live firing exercise. We will cover Colorado laws and regulations, have hands-on exercises and end with a written test. All classes will be held at the Carpenter Recreation Center, Fees: $10R/NR All classes are held on Sunday.

November 18​1-6 p.m. ​December 16​​​1-6 p.m.
January 20​​​1-6 p.m.February 16​​​1-6 p.m.
​March 17​1-6 p.m.​April 28​​​​1-6 p.m.

To register visit: Hunter Safety Course


Leaping and Learning Ages 3-6

January 8 - June 6

Delightful Discovery classes include projects, activities and exploration of a unique topic in each area.

Dance Variety Exploration students explore creative movement, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical.  Includes costume and participation in the performance on June 8.

Interested in having more time to accomplish personal tasks while expanding your child's knowledge base? Enroll your child in both Delightful Discoveries and Dance. Our staff will walk the children between classes and you will receive a $10 tuition discount! No classes March 26 - 28.

Dance Variety Exploration
Tuesdays: 2:05-2:45 p.m.
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:25 p.m.
Combined - Tuesdays: 2:05-3:25 p.m.
​Cooking Around the World &
Dance Variety Exploration
​Wednesdays: 2:05-2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2:45-3:25 p.m.
Combined - Wednesdays: 2:05-3:25 p.m.
​The Arts: Music, Theater, Mixed Media & Dance Variety ExplorationThursdays: 2:05-2:45 p.m.
Thursdays: 2:45-3:25 p.m.
Combined - Thursdays: 2:05-3:25 p.m.

Gallery On The Go!

It’s the “Art of Socializing,” we bring the fun to you! You will be guided through easy step-by-step instructions for you to paint on canvas, a simple, yet fun-themed piece of original artwork that you’ll be proud to show all of your friends! All supplies are included. A sack dinner is encouraged. NO art smarts are needed.

All classes are held 6-8:15 p.m. at the Carpenter Recreation Center.

Fees: $22R/$26NR

Kids 'n Canvas (Ages 7-14)

​316902-C​Wednesday ​November 21
​316902-D​Wednesday​December 19
​416902-A​Wednesday​January 25
​416902-B​Wednesday​February 22
​416902-C​Wednesday​March 22
​416902-D​Wednesday​April 26

Teens N Canvas: (Ages 11-15)

316903-C​Friday November 9
​​316903-D​Friday​December 14
​416903-A​​Friday​January 11
​416903-B​Friday​February 8
​​416903-C​Friday​March 8
​​416903-D​Friday​April 19

Little Veterinarian/Medical School

Kids love to dress up and play doctor. This program encourages children to do this as they explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, role-playing, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work and how to use instruments that real doctors use. Children are awarded a graduation diploma at the end of the program. Little Medical School and Little Veterinarian School are taught by a contractual instructor who plans the program based upon the number of students registered 48 hours prior to the start of the program. Therefore, we cannot grant refund, credit, or transfer requests after 48 hours prior tot he start of the class. Thank you for your understanding.

Wilderness Medicine (Ages 6 - 10)

Does your child love spending time outdoors in beautiful Colorado wilderness? This camp will focus on some of the most common outdoor emergencies and how to handle them with confidence. Come explore with us as we role-play and learn about water safety, tourniquets and broken bones, snake bites, the dangers of hypothermia and more! Fee: $89R/NR

​313800-AMonday - TuesdayNovember 19-20​CRC1-4 p.m.


Fantastic Felines (Ages 6-10)

This camp will focus on basic cat care and what it is like to be a veterinarian who cares for kitties. Students will learn how to complete a proper Tip-to-Tail exam, understand cat body language, how to maintain a stress-free environment for cats, and more! Each future veterinarian will receive a disposable white coat, adopt a stuffed furry friend to use and take home and receive a graduation certificate upon completion of the program. Fee: $89R/NR
​313801-AMonday-TuesdayNovember 19-20​CRC9 a.m. - Noon

Darling Doggies (Ages 6-10)

Join us for either a half-day or a full-day of Veterinarian fun! Pack a lunch and eat with the instructor if attending the full day option. . Fee: $94R/NR
​413801-AThursday-FridayJanuary 3-4​CRC9 a.m. - Noon
​413801-B​Thursday-Friday​January 3-4​​CRC​12:30-3:30 p.m.

Spanish Language Classes for Children

Language World is offering immersion-based language classes. Their native-speaking and bilingual teachers will lead the kids through adventure-filled lessons that combines storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play to teach kids to understand and ultimately speak Spanish.

January 29 - March 19 
​Spanish for Children ​3-5 yearsFees: $80R/$96NR
​413711-ATuesdays3-3:45 p.m.
Spanish for Children ​6-9 yearsFees: $100R/$120NR
​​413712-ATuesdays4:15-5:15 p.m.