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.
For more information on Water Safety Week please visit the Community Events page. 
Swim Lessons & Swim Club
Session 2: April 1 - May 6, Registration Closed
Time: TBD - Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:15pm OR Saturdays 9-11:00am (time/day will depend on your child's level)
Location: Aquatic Center
Ages: 3+
Cost: $35/pass holder and $45/non pass holder
For more information, or if you'd like to be contacted about swim lessons please contact Judy at 719-427-7892 or
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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 should wear comfortable clothing and while tights, leotards and ballet shoes are recommended they are not required!
Date: March 30 - May 18, Thursdays
Location: Aquatic Center (Party Room)  
Cost: $35
Times & Ages: 4:30-5pm (ages 5-7), 5:15-6pm (ages 8-11)
Registration Deadline: March 23
Join us in this great program to learn the fundamentals of volleyball. Participants will be divided by grade level to work on passing, serving, setting, hitting and court positions through a variety of drills and games. Participants who are ready, will also work on base/free ball and rotations. Players will have the opportunity for game play by attending a CARA tournament. 
Date: March 14-May 9 (no class 3/21)
Times: 4-5;00pm (grades 2-4) 5-6:00pm (grades 5-6) 6:00-7:00pm (grades 7-8) - Cancelled
Location: 6th Street Gym
Cost: $50 (includes a t-shirt and tournament fee)
Registration Deadline: March 7
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New for youth in Lake County is Climbing Club! Under the instruction of experienced climbers, participants will expand upon their basic rock climbing knowledge. Participants at this level must have taken one session of On Belay.
Date: February 15-March 29 (no class 3/15)
Location: Colorado Mountain College
Ages: 6+
Cost: $45
Time: 4:30-6:00pm, Wednesdays
Registration Deadline: February 8

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We have lost our space in the Pitts Elementary School Gym, and have had to cancel classes for this coming spring! If you know of somewhere that youth archery could be held (and has a place for equipment storage) please contact Karen at 719-486-7494! Look for outdoor classes coming in the summer and fall of 2017.
Session 2: CANCELLED

Youth Soccer
All age groups are currently full, please call Karen at 719-486-7494 to be placed on the wait list. 
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. 

Challenger Soccer Camp

Challenger Sports run over 4,000 professionally staffed summer camps and year-round coaching programs for players of all ages and abilities. Conveniently located in our community, Challenger makes high quality soccer coaching affordable and available to everyone!

In addition to helping develop your child’s core soccer skills and understanding of the game, Challenger's camp philosophy encourages children to: become independent learners; to develop socially; and to better understand the meaning of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Our innovative curriculum will engage, educate and entertain your child and will make this one of their most treasured soccer memories.

Challenger’s British Soccer and TetraBrazil summer camp programs include a free ball, t-shirt, poster, on-line learning subscription, plus campers registering 45 days or more prior to camp will immediately receive a replica game jersey!

Click HERE for the link to the registration page.



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