Gilpin County Community Center

Parks & Recreation

Youth Programs

All Classes Have Been Cancelled Until Reopening

Youth Enrichment Programs


Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance. It teaches self discipline, poise and grace. Each class will include a warm-up at the barre, Ballet techniques in center floor, and progressions across the floor such as turns, leaps and a Ballet combination. Songs and dances will be taught for ages 3-5.

Acrobatics will improve large motor skills and build strength and flexibility. Young students will learn basic exercises and tumbling. Older students and those with previous acrobatic or gymnastic experience will be taught according to their ability.

Tap is an enjoyable way to learn rhythm and coordination. The students will learn basic to advanced Tap technique, progressions across the floor, turns and a Tap combination.

Instructor: Leslie Ann Chiucchi Dysart- check out LA's website

Martial Arts

Kinder Kix Thursdays- 4:45p - 5:45p   Ages: 4-6 years

Kids will have fun learning basic Tae Kwon Do blocks and kicks, while also improving their coordination, balance, self-confidence, discipline and respect.

Tae Kwon Do Tuesdays/Thursdays- 6:00p-7:30p  Ages: 7+

Instructors: Imy Rich Fitness Classes - I.M.Y. Fitness   and Jim Beasley

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Chisholm-

2019 - 2020 K-6th After School Program

After School Monday-Thursday

  • Calendar Cost:    $6/day resident, $8/day non-resident
  • Drop-In Cost:      $8/day resident, $10/day non-resident
  • Times:  Bus arrival - 6:00pm

Take the school bus from Gilpin RE-1 School to the Gilpin County Community Center and get ready to have some fun! Only students PRE-REGISTERED in the program will be allowed on the bus. 

Friday All Day Camp

  • Cost:    $35 resident, $45 non-resident
  • Times:  7:30am - 6pm Full Day

Questions? Contact Jake Rippy -

Registration Packet- Please drop off at front desk with registration deposit.

Parent Handbook

Gilpin School District 2019-2020 Calendar

Registration packet is also available at the front desk. Once your child is registered you will be emailed a monthly calendar to register for the days you want to enroll in program. For additional questions, please contact the front desk at 303-582-1453 or Jake Rippy

We accept CCCAP from Gilpin and Boulder County, please call Human Services at 303-582-5444 for more information. 

Teen After School Program (TASP) 12-17

All children ages 12-17 must be enrolled in the TASP M-Th from 4:15-6:15pm. 

Please click HERE for the registration form and information. 

Children 11 and under must be supervised by an adult 18+ while in the Community Center. 

Open Gym- Family Fun Time!

Meet up with other young/home school families in the area!

CSU Extension Programs

STEAM Afterschool & Youth Camp Programs with CSU Extension

We offer youth age 5 – 13 fun and exploration on Mondays & Wednesdays during the Gilpin Parks & Recreation Afterschool program 4-6 pm and on Fridays from 10-12 .  Register for the afterschool/youth camp program at the front desk or online for your child to attend.  Thursday Tech program in collaboration with the library is every Thursday from  4:30 – 6 pm, and is for ages 8 & up – register with Kirsten Springer, 4-H Youth Development associate ( 970-389-4833 or email  Registration forms can also be picked up at the library or Gilpin Community Center (ask for Kirsten). A shuttle picks kids up on Thursdays at the Rec center from the school bus drop off, pick up by parents is at the library at 6 pm. We have to have the registration in advance for a child to ride the shuttle.

Our afterschool/youth camp kids have been having a lot of fun building paper airplanes to learn about aeronautics and the physics of flight, using the Energy kit and building alternative energy powered horns and lights and making microwave magic.  As we continue into Fall and winter our Monday afternoon program will be blasting off building different kinds of rockets and rocket powered machines.  Wednesdays will enter the wacky and weird world of “Steve Spangler” science explorations and on Fridays we will continue making magic with the microwave moving into complete meal entrees.  Who knew you could make bar cookies in a microwave?    Currently at the Thursday Tech program at the Library, we are building robots from the very basic to an elephant that walks and moves its trunk!  We are moving into making adaptations and free form building and will be concentrating on programming.  Come join our explorations and make magic!

Many think that if they do not have animals, there may be little else to do in a 4-H club. That is a common myth and in fact, the 4-H club is committed to helping foster positive youth development in our community in many ways.  This is an inspiring factor behind a new series called "Show-Me 4-H" where youth ages 8-18 can come check out some of the thousands of topics available in the 4-H of today (no enrollment necessary)! Young people and their parents are invited and welcome.  Please note: RSVPs to are required so that enough materials and supplies can be made available for every participant. 

Do you have a special trade, skill, hobby or passion that you might like to share with our area youth for a couple of hours? Please share with us! You can contact Organization Leader Krystal Meyer at or by calling (720)323-9228 to receive more information about sharing or participating in the Gilpin Archwood 4-H Club as a potential youth member, parent or community volunteer.