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June 4 – The Citizens for Lake County Schools meets Monday, June 4 – at 6 p.m. at the school district office. This group was founded to address the current issues facing the buildings and facilities in the Lake County School District. The group is committed to keeping parents, students and the Lake County community informed about the status and progress of work and grant applications. Please join them tonight. For a full progress report, CLICK to Connect.

Answers to that Summer Lament: “Mom, I’m BORED!”

June 4 – School might have only let out for summer last week, but answering the “I’m Bored!” call of kids everywhere has Leadville parents searching for things for kids to do this summer.

Well, here’s the good news, especially for middle school students!


This summer the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Lake County Middle School will be offering Panther Camp for students entering 5th – 8th grades.

At Panther Camp children will have fun reading about interesting topics, playing math games, doing art projects, exploring the natural beauty surrounding Leadville, and playing games outside with friends.

Research shows that many children lose learning during the summer which leads to starting the next year behind. It is important to make sure that your child keeps reading, doing real life math, writing, problem solving and exercising. Panther Camp offers an affordable option for working families who want to make sure their children have enriching activities during the summer months.

Each session runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Transportation and lunch is available. Each session only costs $6! However, the true cost of each session is $30 per week, so if your family is in a position to contribute more, please consider making a donation to offset your child’s true cost. However, no child will be turned away for an inability to pay. Scholarships and payment plans are available. They still have a few openings. Please call Susan Fishman at 719-293-0115 if you have any questions.

For registration form and session dates CLICK to Connect.

SOS summer Program

While most parents are familiar with the SOS Learn to Ski Program, the program will extend through the warmer months and include a summer of fun, adventure, and community!

SOS Outreach is a youth program for kids 8-15, focusing on core values, service learning, mentoring, adventures, and having fun in Lake County.

Some activities include: Canoeing on Twin Lakes, helping at the animal shelter, horseback riding, farm days, camping, rafting, and SO much more! Total cost for 5 Backyard Adventure days is $175. (That’s $35 a day!). Overnight camping trips also available. Please call Sara Pederson with any questions 651-247-5467.

Full Circle – summer fun!

For over 20 years the Lake County community has been reaping the benefits of the Full Circle program. And this summer they have a lot of great activities and programs. While some of the events are open to all Full Circle members, most of these programs are for 7th and 8th graders.

Wednesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Highway Clean-up. All Full Circle members are invited to participate in this community service Highway Clean-Up, followed by a fabulous picnic! Full Circle’s annual service program will have kids and staff cleaning up their section of the highway. Afterward everyone will meet back to Ski Cooper for a picnic. One of the best benefits to this day – aside from building community pride – will be that kids participating in this day will receive first priority for all special summer activities. Call Rohan at 719-486-2400 (x14) for information and sign-up.

Tuesday June 26 – Wednesday June 27. The Outdoor Leadership Club’s Boys and Girls Cabin Trip – This group will hike and stay at one of the 10th Mountain Division Huts (Cabins). There is room for 8 boys and girls from the 7th or 8th grade. The trip will include hiking, playing games, helping at at the hut and roasting marshmallows around the campfire. Call Rohan at 719-486-2400 (x14) for information and sign-up.

Tuesday, June 12 @ 10 a.m. – Girls Hiking Trip for 7th & 8th graders.

Weds, June 12 @ 10 a.m. – Boys Hiking Trip for 7th & 8th graders.

Tuesday, June 19 @ 10 a.m. – Girls Club Rock Climbing for 7th & 8th graders.

Weds, June 20 @ 10 a.m. – Boys Club Rock Climbing for 7th & 8th Graders.

If you wish to participate in any activities you MUST call Full Circle for information about eligibility and space availability. Contact Full Circle Program Coordinator Rohan Roy at 719-486-2400 (x14). To check out their website: CLICK to Connect

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