After-School Programs in Durango

San Juan Science Ramblers

Get your kids outside with SJMA’s after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.

Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. Fall programming will include month-long sessions in September and October. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.

COVID Modifications

  • Participants will be asked to maintain 6 ft. of social distancing when reasonable, wear face-masks, and hand-wash/sanitize frequently
  • No shared food or communal eating spaces
  • Families will be expected to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms
  • We ask that parents please have conversations with their kids about social distancing, using the restroom outside, and the expectation of long(ish) periods of physical activity

2021 Fall Programming

September Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28
Session 2: Thursdays Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30

September Theme

Exploring the 5 Senses in Nature

September Locations

  • Week 1: Log Chutes
  • Week 2: Junction Creek
  • Week 3: Horse Gulch
  • Week 4: Oxbow Park

October Dates

Session 3: Tuesdays Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26
Session 4: Thursdays Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

October Theme

Getting Ready for Winter

October Locations

  • Week 1: Falls Creek
  • Week 2: Perins Peak (tentative)
  • Week 3: Log Chutes
  • Week 4: Sailing Hawks

November Dates

Session 5: Tuesdays Nov. 2, 9 and 16
Session 6: Thursdays Nov. 4, 11 and 18

November Theme

Going the Distance

November Locations

  • Week 1: Haflin Creek
  • Week 2: Animas City Mountain
  • Week 3: Hogsback

Drop Off Time & Location

  • SJMA Transportation: 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm at Park Elementary
  • Parent Transportation: 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm at In-Town Durango Trailhead

Cost

$80 with 10% discount for SJMA Member
If you are in need of financial assistance,  please submit our Camp Scholarship Form.

Fall Registration

Each child must be registered separately. After you enter your student information, you will be able to choose the after-school sessions you’d like them to attend. You must complete the registration for the first child, including payment, before registering your second child. If you have registration questions, check out our Registration Flow Chart.

Questions

Check out our FAQ and our Camp Policies or contact SJMA’s Education Director, Adriana Stimax: astimax@sjma.org

2022 Spring Programming

April Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19 and 26
Session 2: Thursdays April 7, 14, 21 and 28

April Theme & Locations

  • Week 1: TBD
  • Week 2: TBD
  • Week 3: TBD
  • Week 4: TBD

May Dates

Session 3: Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17 and 24
Session 4: Thursdays May 5, 12, 19 and 26

May Theme & Location

  • Week 1: TBD
  • Week 2: TBD
  • Week 3: TBD
  • Week 4: TBD

Drop Off Time & Location

Details TBD

Cost

Details TBD.
If you are in need of financial assistance,  please submit our Camp Scholarship Form.

Spring 2022 Registration

Stay tuned

Each child must be registered separately. After you enter your student information, you will be able to choose the after-school sessions you’d like them to attend. You must complete the registration for the first child, including payment, before registering your second child. If you have registration questions, check out our Registration Flow Chart.

Questions

Check out our FAQ and our Camp Policies or contact SJMA’s Education Director, Adriana Stimax: astimax@sjma.org