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Youth/Teen Programming

Search and Register for Toddler Programs

We offer various programs to improve your child's social, emotional, and physical development. Participating in our enrichment activities allows your children to learn and grow while enhancing their fine and gross motor skills, creativity, teamwork, communication, critical thinking, literacy, and free play. We encourage them to explore, engage, and, above all else, have fun.

Contact Kelli at [email protected], 303.467.7195, for more information.

  • Baby Playdate
  • Building Buddies
  • Big Comfy Carpet
  • Gym Jam
  • Hop, Skip, and Jump
  • Kreative Kids
  • Messes and Masterpieces
  • Mini Chefs
  • Silly Science
  • Paint and Play
  • Preschool Puppet Time
  • Strider Bike Camp

Youth Clubs and Classes

Search and Register for Teen Programs

  • Dungeons and Dragons Club (D and D)
  • Monthly Esports Tournament
  • Pokémon Club
  • Fun with Drones
  • Teen Self Defense Workshops
  • Cooking Club

Secrest Teen Center Pass

Purchase Teen Center Pass

The Secrest Recreation Center Teen Center is a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community space for youth to gather, socialize, and recreate. The best way to gain access to the fun is with the new Teen Center Pass. Teens will have access Monday through Friday from 2-6 pm to use the fitness center, gymnasium, and Teen Center (which features air hockey, pool table, pop-a-shot, video games, and daily activities). The pass also includes a weight room orientation (orientation is required to be completed before teens can use the weight room). This is an annual pass for the school year that is valid from August-May.

Core Competencies of Teen Programming

To assist and inform programming options, core competencies have been developed and include:

  • Community Service
  • Technology
  • Activities and Social Opportunities
  • Educational and Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Events
  • Health Promotion

Pride Night

At Secrest Recreation Center, Pride Night is an event exclusively for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies. Participants are encouraged to reach beyond their comfort zone and join their peers in a safe and engaging environment. Teens will have access to the gymnasium, indoor pool, and the Teen Center outside of business hours. First Friday of each month.

Secrest/Teen Takeover

A social event for youth/teens to join their peers in a safe and engaging environment. Participants are encouraged to bring friends and make new friends. Youth will have access to the gymnasium, indoor pool, and the Teen Center outside of business hours. Third Friday on each month. Ages vary based on month: odd months, ages 7-12; even months, ages 11-17.

Parents’ Night Out at Apex

Parents, need a night out? Our certified staff is here for your childcare needs year-round. Join us on the second Friday of each month at the Apex Center. The kids get an evening filled with swimming, crafts, dancing, and pizza dinner is included, all while you get to have a night out to catch up on errands, dinner plans, or just relax. Ages 2-12.

Teen Camps

Find Out More About Teen Camps

Apex offers fun and engaging year-round recreational opportunities for teens, such as our Teen Adventure camps and Leader in Training programs. These programs are designed to build confidence and self-esteem, promote positive social interactions, teach important leadership skills, provide opportunities to learn the importance of community service and engagement, and help teens discover their passions as they prepare for their futures.

Coordinator Contact Info

Laina Doyle
Recreation Manager
[email protected]

Viola (Vee) Duran
Recreation Coordinator – Camps/Teens
[email protected]

Melinda Roy
Recreation Coordinator – Licensed Preschools/Camps
[email protected]

Kelli Scharfenberg
Recreation Coordinator – Camps/Youth Enrichment
[email protected]