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After-School Programs at ACDS

Sessions range from 6 weeks to a year long, Monday through Thursday. Most of our programs are held on campus, though some are off campus. Click here for program rules and guidelines. On a phone? Scroll down for signup form. 

After School Programs at Aspen Country Day School provide opportunities for students to pursue creative, intellectual, and physical interests in a safe and structured environment. Our programs encourage students to develop and strengthen talents and friendships that may not occur in the classroom. We strive to offer distinctive activities and to build relationships among Aspen Country Day and local non-profit organizations.

Below are sample programs: registration is now closed. Sign up for fall in midsummer 2017.

Stand Up Comedy: Mondays

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: 6 Mondays (April 10, 17, May 1, 8, 15, 22)
Time: 3:15-4:15 pm
Instructor: Bryan Sobolewski 
Location: MS Atrium
Cost: $150 
Minimum 4 students to run the program

Art Adventures: Thursdays

Let’s take advantage of our beautiful campus as we adventure and make art around ACDS! Each week we will have fun making art outside! This class offers a wide variety of unique materials and projects. Projects include winter dioramas by the pond, vibrant paper landscape collages, and mosaic bird houses.

For: Third-Eighth Grade
Day: 6 Thursdays (April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25)
Time: 3:15-4:45 pm
Instructor: Marge Dye
Location: Lower School Science Lab
Cost: $200 (includes material fee)
Minimum of 4 students to run program

Tynker & Minecraft: Tuesdays

Supervised independent study: Explore the world of computers! Students independently play and learn while interacting with and learning from their peers. 

For: First-Fifth Grade
Day: 6 Tuesdays (April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 16, 23)
Time: 3:15-4:15
Supervisor: Marge Dye
Location: Lower School Tech Lab
Cost: $60
Minimum of 3 students to run the program
NOTE: Students must have their own Tynker account and email the login information to Christina Smith ( before the program begins. Students will use the school's EDU version of Minecraft.

Spanish Story Hour: Thursdays

Please join parent Fiona Sada Hagist for Spanish Story Hour. Students will listen to books and songs in Spanish as well as play Spanish games.

For: PreK Three-First Grade
Day: 6 Thursdays (April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25)
Time: 3:15 - 4:15
Instructor: Fiona Sada Hagist
Location: Lower School Student Support
Cost: $150 
Minimum of 4 students to run program

Dramatic Voyages: Thursdays

You've got a ticket to ride - to any place and time your imagination takes you! We will explore music, movement and literature to experience a new time and place each week. Develop vocal and physical drama skills, while voyaging through a journey of your amazing mind. Taught by Theatre Aspen Education Associate Britney Kuehm.

For: Kindergarten-Third Grade
Day: 6 Thursdays (April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25)
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Britney Kuehm
Location: LS Commons
Cost: $120
Click here to register directly with Theatre Aspen

TinyTykes Soccer: Wednesdays

TinyTykes is an exciting child development program delivered through soccer. An innovative curriculum with immersive interactive adventures and fun themes allow children to build their own experiences and gain the basic skills needed in soccer. British coaches are experts at working with young children and will combine soccer and adventure in a way that keeps children entertained and eager to return each week.

For: 3-year-olds to 5-year-olds
Day: 4 Wednesdays  (May 3, 10, 17, 24)
Time: 2:05 - 2:50
Instructor: Lauren with Challenger Sports
Location: Reagan Field turf - children will be escorted to the turf by an after-school coordinator and a PreK teacher. 
Cost $95
Click here to register directly with Challenger Sports!

PARENT NOTE: All soccer balls stay at school. They will be given out at the end of the program. Children should have a water bottle and snack packed. Children attending the program must wear tennis shoes and their jerseys to school. The PreK teachers will not change them into soccer gear.

Yellow Canary Art: M or W

Sorry, this program has been CANCELLED

Croquet: Wednesdays

Sorry, this program has been CANCELLED

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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