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More Summer Activities in Loveland

If you missed the Summer Adventure Bound day Camp of Chilson Center, don’t worry, there are still a lot of recreational activities available.

Here are some that you might find one or two interests for your child’s summer activities:

Arts & Crafts

The City of Loveland Parks and Recreation Department offers several Arts & Crafts classes ranging from general crafts classes in Clay & Pottery, Drawing, Stained Glass, to painting with Watercolor, or Acrylic & Oil Based Painting classes. Arts & Crafts classes are offered for all ages.

Pottery Studio

You can register by clicking on this link:

  • Parent/Child classes: 3-5 years old
  • Holiday Clay for Youth:  Grades 1-6
  • Youth Handbuilding: 7-16-year-olds
  • Teen and Adult Classes for Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing
  • Holiday Paint & Fire Classes:  All ages

The programs are taught by highly qualified instructors who will guide you through the clay building process. Clay, glazing, firing, and instruction are all included in our classes. Learn a new hobby that will last a lifetime!

Music, Dance, Theater

The department provides several music classes from Rhythm & Rhyme Tyme for the pre-schooler, to guitar lessons for older youth and adults. Dance classes are offered at every level, and style of dance. You can learn to Tap dance with your tot, or you can watch while your child learns Ballet, not to mention the Hip Hop styles that your teenager will love to learn. Theater & Drama classes are offered in the fall of each year and are based on space availability for the rest of the year. Details in the Leisure Times Activity Guide.

Here’s the link for the Summer Activity Guide 2018:


Tots & Preschool

Parks & Recreation offers classes for your tots beginning at age 1 1/2 years through age 6, in the areas of tumbling, music, dance, arts & crafts, cooking, and general interest classes.

A “Small Fries” preschool program is also available. The program focuses on cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional development. Each child is encouraged to be an active participant by learning about his/her world through a variety of hands-on experiences with his/her peers.  Please see the Small Fries web page & handout for more information HERE.

Outdoor Recreation

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Loveland Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor classes for young and old including Hunter’s Education Certification, Horse Riding, Survival Plants, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Skateboarding, Scuba Diving and more.  Learn more about the outdoors with our experienced instructors!  Please see the Leisure Times Activity Guide for more about classes in these exciting areas.

General & Special Interest

The Chilson Recreation Center offers many General & Special Interest Classes for all age groups that cover many varied areas. These classes will inspire you to pick up an old hobby or to start a new one!

Enjoy learning new cooking recipes from around the world, languages, painting, drawing, photography, knitting, wreath making, and many others which would be listed in each brochure. These classes will bring you great enjoyment while learning something new, and a chance to share with others for years to come. Put a smile on your face and a skip to your walk by developing a new interest while attending a class.

You can contact these numbers if you have questions or want more information:

Chilson Recreation Center
700 East Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537
General Information: (970) 962-2458 
Tiny Tots, Tiny Tot Special Events, and Youth Classes: (970) 962-2446
Small Fries Preschool (state-licensed, school-year round):  (970) 962-2467 
Clay & Pottery Classes for Tots, Youth & Adults: (970) 962-2467 
Adventure Bound Day CampWinter & Spring Break Day Camps: (970) 962-2467 
Outdoor Recreation (includes Hunter’s Education): (970) 962-2467 
Adult General Interest & Special Interest Classes: (970) 962-2446
Credits: City of Loveland

Lori Jacobs, SFR Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist Contact: (970)250-1999

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