​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.   


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. 

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​5:25-5:55 p.m.
​Sept 5 - Oct 10
​5:25-5:55 p.m.
​Oct 24 - Nov 21
​5:25-5:55 p.m.
​Dec 5 - Dec 19
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​6-6:30 p.m.
​Sept 5 - Oct 10
​6-6:30 p.m.
​Oct 24 - Nov 21
​6-6:30 p.m.
​Dec 5 - Dec 19

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.

September 15​1-6 p.m.
October 27​​​1-6 p.m.
November 17​1-6 p.m.
​December 15​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 December.

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 class November 27.

STEAM & Preschool
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.

Gallery On The Go!

Please join Gallery On The Go for a fun Canvas Painting session where you will follow your Gallery Guide's easy step-by-step instructions for you to paint a fun-themed piece of original artwork on 11x14 canvas.  All art supplies are included.  NO art smarts are needed.  Only requirement is you come ready to have a good time.  A small snack will be provided but please feel free to bring your own sack dinner.

All classes are held at the Carpenter Recreation Center.

Youth 'N Canvas (Ages 7-15)

A sack dinner is encouraged.  Light refreshments provided.  Fees:  $24R/$29NR

​616902-A​Wednesday, December 18​6-8:15 p.m.

Friends 'N Family: (Ages 7+)

Come join us for a canvas painting party with your favorite adult!  Fees are based on per person registration.  Fees:  $24R/$29NR

616902-B Tuesday, November 266-8:15 p.m.

Jr. Art Bar

Craft a different project at each Jr. Art Bar working with wood, vinyl, paint and more!  Our Jr. Art Bars are fully stocked with trending art projects.  Your Gallery On The Go Art Tender will bring all the supplies needed to make a variety of creative projects.  A light snack will be provided but please feel free to bring your own sack dinner.  Don't miss these Gallery On the Go Anti-DIY craft parties because friends don't let friends craft alone!  Fees:  $30R/$36NR

Jr. Artsy Pop-Up (Ages 10-15)

​616903-A​Tuesday, October 29​5:30-8 p.m.
​616903-B​Tuesday, December 17​5:30-8 p.m.

Friends 'N Family Artsy Pop-Up (Ages 7+)

​616901-B​Monday, November 25​5:30-8 p.m.

Little Medical School

Kids love to dress up and play doctor. Our programs encourages children to do this as they explore the exciting world of medicine and different careers in healthcare.  Using interactive demonstrations, role-playing, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work and how to perform tasks that real medical professionals do.  Parents are invited to attend a mini-graduation ceremony at the end of each program.   This program is 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.

Sports Medicine (Ages 6 - 10)

Come explore the exciting world of sports medicine with Little Medical School!  With your white coat and reflex hammer, learn how doctors do an assessment for sports injuries.  learn about common problems from playing sports such as sprains, strains and athlete's foot and how to diagnosis and treat them.  See what it is like to be an orthopedic surgeon and perform Tommmy John Surgery.  Make a model of the hand and see how the tendons and ligaments work and what can go wrong.   Fee: $94R/NR

​613800-AMonday - TuesdayNovember 25-26​CRC9 a.m. - Noon

Little Dental School (Ages 6-10)

How many teeth do babies have?  Kids?  Adults?  Have you ever had a cavity?  Root canal?  Braces?  X-rays?  Come learn the answers to these questions and other cool dental procedures.  Enjoy coloring parts of the tooth like enamel, dentin, pulp, and gums.  Prepare and fill a tooth cavity!  We provide a model of a mouth to experiment on and there are plenty of games, activities, and worksheets along the way.  Fee: $94R/NR

​613801-AMonday-TuesdayNovember 25-26​CRC12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Spanish Immersion for Children

In this eight week course, Language World native-speaking and bilingual teachers lead the kids through adventure-filled lessons that combines storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play, to teach kids to understand and ultimately speak new languages.
​613711-A (Ages 3-5)​TuesdaySeptember 10 - October 29​CRC3-3:45 p.m.​$89R/$96NR
​​613712-A (Ages 6-9)​TuesdaySeptember 10 - October 29​CRC4 - 5 p.m. ​$100R/$120NR