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: Red Sandstone Elementary School Gymnasium, Cafeteria and KidZone classroom above the gym. Pick up at front entrance security foyer. Call 970-331-2909 if you don't see us.
Ages: Children 5 years old (AND in kindergarten) through 5th grade will enjoy a variety of activities. Advanced registration required. 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:
- Make a reservation online
- Complete a registration form - 2020 Camp Vail registration form is sufficient
- Email or fax up-to-date immunization record (non-Red Sandstone students)
- Provide medication paperwork if needed
ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED 2 DAYS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. CHILDREN MAY NOT ATTEND IF PAPERWORK IS NOT ON FILE 2 DAYS PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE.
Registration available online at www.vailrec.com/register. Forms are available at the program, 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.
Red Sandstone Elementary School
KidZone staff will meet children at Red Sandstone Elementary cafeteria and walk to gymnasium. When picking up your child, please park at curb in front of school, wait for your child to enter the security foyer, mask up and enter security foyer to sign out. Call 970-331-2909 if you don't see us.
KidZone uses the cafeteria, gymnasium, KidZone classroom and RSES outdoor facilities.
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||park at curb in front of school, wait for your child to enter the security foyer, mask up and enter security foyer to sign out. Call 970-331-2909 if you don't see us|
|After School||$16 per day for reserved and pre-paid days (before 12 p.m. the day of)|
|$20 per day drop-in, if space is available|
|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.