Hello Larimer County Families!

The coaches at Leading Learners are excited to kick off our Youth FUN Program for two groups of local middle school students, ages 10-11 and 12-13.

  • Not sure what you want to do outside of school?

  • Ready to make new friends?

  • Wanting to explore more of Fort Collins and spend time outside?

We are offering this exciting opportunity for students who are ready for new adventures, a variety of fun experiences, and time with local friends this summer. Spend your days discovering, creating and enjoying your time away from school.

Let’s Go! Our friendly coaches and mentors will participate in every class !

  • Take an art lesson!

  • Become a mad scientist!

  • Learn to cook exotic cuisine!

  • Explore the outdoors!

  • Let’s have FUN!


*Students are not required to sign up for the whole program.

Contact us to learn more and sign-up today!

Email: [email protected]

Call 970-226-8704.

Summer sessions are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

 Students can bring their own lunches and eat together with their summer leaders. Free healthy snacks and herbal tea always available.

Monday, June 6th First Day! Meet at Leading Learners at 9:45am!

  • 10am Social Hour Meet your new group of friends and get to know your summer leaders! Take a tour of Galvanize and ask any questions about the schedule.
  • 10:45am RESPECT Carol Anne Lucero, our Summer Leader, will share guidelines and lead a discussion on Respect and Community.
  • 11am Decorate & Plant Decorate and paint your own garden pot and plant basil to watch grow over the summer and possibly use as an ingredient in another fun class!
  • 12pm Lunch
  • 1pm Painting Class Begin an art project to submit for display with the ArtLab Youth Gallery

Wednesday, June 8th

  • 10am Nature Walk On Spring Creek Trail
  • 1pm Scavenger Hunt for native Colorado plants at Horsetooth Falls

Friday, June 10th

  • 10am Science Lab Make your own CLOUD and Psychedelic Flowers
  • 1pm Ice Cream Making Afternoon Learn to make ice cream and eat it!

Monday, June 13

  • 10am Make Your Own Comic Book! *1st of three worshops
  • 1am Candle Factory Learn to make candles!

Wednesday, June 15th

  • 10am Silk Screen T-Shirt Production *More information to follow
  • 1pm Field Day *at City Park! Outdoor fun and games.

Friday, June 17th

  • 10am Fort Collins Museum of Art Tour
  • 1pm Center for Fine Art & Photography Tour

Monday, June 20th

  • 10am Painting Class
  • 1pm Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 22

  • 10am Mad Scientist Day! *Counts as two sessions, more information to follow!

Friday, June 24th

  • 10am Horsetooth Hike *Counts as two sessions.

Monday, June 27th

  • 10am Arts & Crafts
  • 1pm Outside Yoga

Wednesday, June 29th

  • 10am Farmer’s Market
  • 1pm CSU Cooking Class!

JULY 1st-4th NO SESSIONS SCHEDULED! Happy 4th of July!!!

Wednesday, July 6th

  • 10am Farmer’s Market
  • 1pm CSU Cooking Class!

Friday, July 8th

  • 10am Sylvan Dale Ranch Tour *Counts as two sessions.

Monday, July 11

  • 10am Art Lab
  • 1pm Comic Book Making

Wednesday, July 13th

  • 10am MAD SCIENTIST LABS ALL DAY! Counts as two sessions. More info to follow.

Friday, July 15th

  • 10am Photography Shoot This extra fun session will include shadowing a local Fort Collin photographer!
  • 1pm Creative Writing Workshop

 Monday, July 18th

  • 10am – 3pm Museum of Science and Discovery *Counts as two sessions.

Wednesday, July 20th

  • 10am Farmer’s Market
  • 1pm CSU Cooking Class

Friday, July 22nd

  • 10am Horsetooth Hike and Nature Day *Counts as two sessions

Monday, July 25

  • 10am Arts and Crafts!
  • 1pm Comic Book Making

Wednesday, July 27th

  • 10am Denver Field Day *Counts as two sessions. More information to follow.

Friday, July 29th

  • 10am Nature Walk on Spring Creek Trail
  • 1pm Game Day Bring your favorite board games and play!


Each group will have a maximum of ten youth and two friendly adult leaders.

Contact us for more information at [email protected]