Youth Programs

The Lake County Recreation Department offers year-round sports, activities, and events for children and teens. These programs are designed to expose youth to a variety of recreational activities in a supervised and safe environment. Our focus is on teamwork, sportsmanship, skill development, self-esteem and most of all, having fun! For additional youth programs not sponsored by the Recreation Department, please see our Recreation Links page.
Click HERE for a registration form - this can be used for all programs.
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Join us as we continue to bring Lake County youth spring soccer. Participants is this league will practice 1-2 times a week depending on their age and play games on Saturdays against Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay. This coed league provides the opportunity to learn and develop fundamental skills in a safe, fun environment. Participants will receive instruction on basic skills and rules of the game during practice sessions and be offered game time to utilize these techniques.
Dates: August 28 - October 21
Registration Deadline: All age groups are full and we are no longer accepting registrations.
Click HERE for a U6 schedule.
Click HERE for a U8 schedule.
Click HERE for a U10 schedule.
Click HERE for a U12 schedule. 
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Accepting kids as young as 3, experienced swimming instructor Cheryl Talbot, will help your child feel more comfortable in the water by introducing skills one-by-one, customized to each student's level. You will be amazed at the progress each week, as Cheryl's unique approach teaches them that "yes you can!" Days and times will be determined just prior to classes, and are based on the ages/skills of those who register. Be sure to express your preference for either Wednesday or Saturdays, if you have one and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Session 1: FULL!
Session 2: FULL!
Time: Wednesdays between 4:15-6:15pm & Saturdays between 9-11:00am
Location: Lake County Aquatic Center
Ages: 3+
Cost: Pass Holder $35 OR Non-Pass Holder $45
Registration Deadline: August 30
All classes will include an age appropriate introduction to ballet technique and dance terminology. Classes are structured for learning and fun with a focus on appreciating the performing arts. Students will be grouped by age.
Dates: September 18 - November 6, Mondays
Times: 4:30-5:15pm (ages 6-8) 
Location: 6th Street Gym
Cost: $35
Ages: 6-8
Registration Deadline: August 31
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to do a proper front dive off the diving board? Or to increase your height when jumping? If so, consider signing up for our beginner diving class. Accomplished diving coach Justin Richardson will teach you the basics to help improve your technique no matter what your age! All students must pass a swim test to enroll!
Dates: Septemebr 16 - October 21
Times: 8-9:00am, Saturdays
Location: Aquatic Center
Cost: Pass Holder - $35 OR Non-Pass Holder - $45
Ages: 12-17
Max # Participants: 8
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If you love climbing to the highest point or are just interested in trying climbing for the first time, this is the program for you. Gear is provided and pre-registration is required as class space is limited. 
Dates: October 4 - November 8
Times: 5-6:00pm, Wednesdays
Location: Colorado Mountain College
Cost: $35
Ages: 6 and up
Max # Participants: 10
Registration Deadline: September 27


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