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Online Registration | 2018-2019 Registration Form | 2018-2019 Policies & Procedures
School's Out Camp

Days: Monday through Friday during the school year

Time: 2:45-5:45 p.m. on School Days (After School)

Ages: 5-12 years (AND in grades K-5)

Location: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academny Gymnasium, Cafeteria and KidZone classroom (211): Enter Minturn-Maloit Park-VSSA Back Door (park in Camp Minturn Tigers/RSES school parking lot and follow the signs to the back door entrance of VSSA). Call 970-331-2909 if you can't find us.

A shuttle is available from Maloit Park/VSSA to Vail/Imagination Station on after school days. Separately register for KidZone SHUTTLE if you would like this service.

Advance registration is required, drop-ins will be accepted as space allows. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Operated by the VRD's Community Programming department, KidZone is fully licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care. Staff members are highly qualified youth professionals. KidZone's purpose is to provide a structured program during non-school hours that engages and challenges children so they may thrive socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. KidZone meets after school and on designated no-school days. Through sports, gym games, playground play, arts and crafts, group games, homework help, after school chores and relaxation time, KidZone's flexible schedule allows children to make choices, work and play cooperatively, develop a sense of responsibility and provides an experience full of imagination and activity.

The KidZone Philosophy

VRD Youth Services provides engaging life experiences for young people that promote physical activity and cognitive development in an inclusive setting where kids learn to make positive choices. KidZone accomplishes this by

• Providing a safe, caring and accepting environment

• Involving youth in developmentally appropriate activities

• Encouraging creativity and curiosity

• Modeling positive life skills

Staff members are active participants in children’s activities and openly communicate with children’s families. 


Before a child attends a KidZone program, a parent must do the following:

  • make a reservation online and complete a registration form


  • complete a registration form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax (970)479-2835.  

Once registered you must provide a copy of the child’s up-to-date immunization records (Non-Red Sandstone Students). Children are allowed two “sick days” per year where the payment can be applied to a later date. Registration is available online at and forms are available at the program, as well as at Red Sandstone Elementary School’s front desk, Imagination Station and the VRD Administrative Offices (Ford Park Tennis Center).

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and Scholarships available. Please call for more information. 

Program Location

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

KidZone staff will meet children at Red Sandstone Elementary and walk them to the VSSA campus. When picking up your child, please use the doors located on the NORTH side of the school between the cafeteria and the gymnasium.

KidZone uses the cafeteria, gymnasium, room 211 and VSSA and RSES outdoor facilities. When playing outside or upstairs, we place a sign near the gym notifying you of our location. 

Reservations, Drop Off & Pick Up

You must have a reserved and prepaid space for your child to attend KidZone. Call 479-2292 to see if space is available for drop-in.

Drop Off     Notify your child’s teacher that s/he will attend KidZone. Your child is not registered, nor considered in attendance, until s/he arrives at the program.
Pick Up 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. in the VSSA Gymnasium, Cafeteria or room 211

After School    $15 per day for reserved and pre-paid days (before 12pm the day of)
  $20 per day drop-in, if space is available

Daily Schedule
2:50 - 3:30 Group game & snack
3:30 - 4:15 Activity 1
4:15 - 5:00 Homework/Activity 2
5:00 - 5:45 Free play

KidZone staff plan Activity 1 and Activity 2 based on suggestions by children. One is active and the other is creative. Children will need to complete homework before doing creative activities. This schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the children.