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. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Fall programming will include month-long sessions in September, October and November. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session.

Fall Programming

September

Theme: Nature’s Bounty

Session 1 (Tuesdays): Sept 6, 13, 20 and 27

Session 2 (Thursdays): Sept 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: Drop off between 3 to 3:30pm; Pick up at 5:45pm

Location: Pick up and Drop off at Park elementary, trail locations TBD

Cost: $80/session*

October

Theme: Wildlife Neighbors

Session 3 (Tuesdays): Oct 4, 11, 18 and 25

Session 4 (Thursdays): Oct 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: Drop off between 3 to 3:30pm; Pick up at 5:45pm

Location: Pick up and Drop off at Park elementary, trail locations TBD

Cost: $80/session*

November

Theme: Going the Distance – Hiking Skills

Session 5 (Tuesdays): Nov 1, 8 and 15

Session 6 (Thursdays): Nov 3, 10 and 17

Time: Drop off between 3 to 3:30pm; Pick up at 4:45pm

Location: Pick up and Drop off at Park elementary, trail locations TBD

Cost: $60/session*

REMEMBER, with a minimum SJMA Household Membership, you receive a 10% discount.  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.

Spring Programming

April

Theme: TBD

Sessions: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: TBD*

May

Theme: TBD

Sessions: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: TBD*

*REMEMBER, with a minimum SJMA Household Membership, you receive a 10% discount.  If you are in need of financial assistance,  please submit our Camp Scholarship Form.

Spring Registration

Registration opens Feb. 1, 2023. 

COVID Modifications

  • Participants will be asked to social distance when reasonable, wear face-masks during van rides, and hand-wash/sanitize frequently
  • No shared food or communal eating spaces
  • Families will be expected to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Please do not send your child if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness
  • 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
  • SJMA will transport the campers each day but we ask that they wear masks for the entire car ride (Parents can meet us if you would prefer to transport  your child)
  • We strongly encourage COVID vaccinations to help keep our staff and other campers safe

Questions

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