After-School Programs at ACDS

Our campus hosts several programs from various partner organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley community. All activities are open to ACDS students as well as those from other schools. Register for programs directly with the organizations listed below. For further questions, please contact

TinyTykes Soccer: Wednesdays

TinyTykes has a fun new coach this year, right from England. Matthew Carnelley has worked as an elementary school PE teacher and is ready to show kids how much fun soccer can be.
For: 3-year-olds to 5-year-olds
Day: 7 Wednesdays  (September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25)
Time: 2:05 - 2:50
Coach: Matthew Carnelley
Location: Reagan Field turf
Cost: $110
Click here to register directly with Challenger Sports!
PARENT NOTE: Children should have a water bottle and snack packed and set aside for after school. The coach will pick them up at the end of the day and escort them to the field. Children attending the program must wear tennis shoes and their jerseys to school. 

Girls on the Run: Tuesdays & Thursdays

We are thrilled to announce the return of ACDS's Girls on the Run, a program that has been super-popular over the past few years. It's open to girls in Third through Eighth Grade and meets every Tuesday AND Thursday from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm starting September 12. It's almost too late to sign up, but if you hurry, you can still participate. 
Girls gather twice weekly for running games, great conversations, team building and training. To top it all off, everyone travels to Steamboat the first weekend in November for the big Girls on the Run fun race. Questions or want to sign up? Ask coach Lise Sansom. Here is the signup form.

Pottery Painting Workshop: Mondays

Handprints, drawings and stencils will help create memorable keepsakes and make great holiday gifts! Alicia Dewey leads children in a fun after-school art activity. Paints are lead-free and pottery is safe for use. Water based paints are completely washable from skin and clothes. All pottery will be fired and returned to students prior to Thanksgiving holiday break.
Day: 6 Mondays, October 9-November 13
Time: 3:14-4 pm
Location: Lower School Science Lab
Cost: $180, includes all materials-pottery/paints, etc 
Maximum class:15

Beginning Strings: Mondays

The popular Aspen Music Festival & School program, Beginning Strings, returns to ACDS after school Mondays this fall. It's open to students in grades 1-5 who wish to study a string instrument (violin, viola, or cello) through a curriculum that starts with group lessons, master classes, ensemble playing, and performance opportunities. The program also includes a series of private lessons for each Beginning Strings student. There is a required Parent Meeting: Monday, October 9 at 4:45 pm.
For more information or to register, click here. 

Stand Up Comedy: Tuesdays

Learn the elusive art of public speaking while breaking any tension with laughter. Participants learn how to deliver a five-minute set of comedic material (jokes and/or storytelling) to a crowd of family and friends. Get ready to tickle some ribs. Program culminates with a comedy show for parents and friends!
    This program will be led by Bryan Sobolewski, whose foray into stand up began with a class at Improv Boston. He was a regular at The Comedy Studio in Cambridge MA, performed at clubs in throughout New England and New York, and was a finalist in The World Series of Comedy in North Carolina. 

For: Fifth-Eighth Grade
Day: Tuesdays, exact dates to be announced
Time: 3:15-4:15 pm
Instructor: Bryan Sobolewski 
Location: MS Atrium
More details to come
Minimum 4 students to run the program

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