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Registration Deadlines

Registration Deadline date indicates the last date you can register without paying the late fee. Classes may fill prior to deadline date. That date is for us to be aware of how many students we will have in a class so preparations can be made for the class. Registering early for a class assures your participation in that class.

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2016/17 Fall/Winter Activities



K-1 Fall Soccer
Youth Flag Football
Fall Archery
Agility FUNdamentals for Athletic Performance

Special Skills Challenge Events

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick
Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge

Pickleball for Youth and Adult

Jr. Pickleball
Pickleball Date Night

Tennis for all ages

Youth Tennis
Middle School Tennis
High School Tennis
Family Tennis Evenings

Night Sky Series

Full Moon Celebration
Star Night Campout

Babysitter Training
K-2 Fall Basketball
Indoor Soccer Camp
Halloween Carnival

Winter Basketball

Instructional League Basketball
K-2 Mud Season Basketball
K-2 Basketball for Girls

Kids Beading Series with D.D. Gerdin

Beaded Feather Friendship Fairies
Beaded Stretchy Charm Bracelets
Beaded Halloween Spooky Spiders
Beaded Dia De Los Muertos Jewelry & Key Chain
Beaded Glow in the Dark Snakes
Beaded Snowflakes
Dazzling Beaded Snowflace Angels
Beautiful Beaded Christmas Spiders
Beaded Safety Pin Pins

Cross Country Skiing

After School Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing Day Adventures

Basalt Rec Programs
Aspen Elks Financial Aid Program

Adult Programs

Adult Flag Football League
Pickleball Date Night

Men's Basketball League


Pre-K/ Kinder & 1st Grade Fall Soccer

This class will introduce the beginner or challenge the seasoned soccer player with drills and games that will have them playing and scoring! We finish each class with a fun, team building games! Shin guards are recommended and bring water to class.

Who: Pre-K & Kindergarten & 1st Grades
When: Mon/Tu/Thu, Sept 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Cost: $40; $45 after deadline date
Where: Basalt Middle School side field
Registration deadline is Sept 16 Min/Max: 6/22


Flag Football

For kids who love football and want some non-competitive practice and fun. Each practice will include physical fitness and stretching, skills practice in throwing, catching, punting and field goal kicking, and a 30 minute flag-football scrimmage. If any Thursday session is cancelled due to rain, it will be rescheduled for the
Friday of that week.

Ages: 7-10
Dates: Thursday, Sept 8-Oct 13
Time: 4:30-5:30
Cost: $30
Where: BMS side field
Maximum enrollment: 20
Instructor: Garry Pfaffmann


Fall Archery 5th - 8th grades

This class teaches students how to hold a bow, aim, shoot, and be safe. We use long bows to teach the basics of this ancient hunting technique. Also for experienced archers to practice and improve technique.

When: Tues/Thurs Sept 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Where: Basalt High School Baseball Field
Cost: $25
Min/Max: 4/6

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Agility FUNdamentals for Athletic Performance

Fundamentals come first in this unique class, introducing jump rope tricks as a means for creating a healthy body, improving coordination, while enhancing the body & mind connection. Students will be introduced to juggling, and their hand-eye coordination is guaranteed to improve! Students will stay active, healthy and engaged as they learn the art of jump rope tricks and juggling. This class is designed to be effective and fun for young athletes in 3rd - 6th grade. Register today and be amazed at the different ways your child's body and mind will benefit. Participants must know the basics of jumping rope.

Grades: 3rd-6th

Session I: Tues/Thurs October 18, 20, 25, 27

Session II: Tues/Thurs March 28, 30, April 4, 6

Time: 3:30-4:20
Cost: $25 per session
Where: BES Cafeteria
Maximum enrollment: 20

Special Skills Challenge Events

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football

Young pro football fans have the opportunity to exhibit their skills when Basalt Recreation hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on September 17th at 1:00pm at Willits Field in Basalt. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Entry form is available on Basalt Rec’s website or you can register online at This event is FREE.

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on accuracy. Age classification is as of Dec. 31, 2016

The top finishers from each of ten age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scores from the pool of sectional champions advance to the championship to be held at a Broncos home game.

Nuggets Skill Challenge

Test your basketball skills with the Nuggets Skill Challenge. Winners of the local competition move on to the sectional. State
championship at a Nuggets game in Denver!

Who: Ages 7 - 14
When: Tuesday, January 24
Where: Basalt Elementary Gym
Time: 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE

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Jr. Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the easiest paddle games to learn for young or for old. You child will learn the basics of this fun, crazy sport. Two session available to provide your child with the maximum opportunity to gain proficiency at this fast growing sport.. Take one or take both!

Who: 3rd - 8th grades
Session I: September 6, 8, 12, 13
Session II: March 28, 30, April 4, 6
Time: 3:30 - 4:20
Where: BMS Outdoor Basketball Courts
Cost: $25 per session
Min/Max: 4/16


Pickleball Date Night

Grab your favorite Friday night date and come join us for some serious Pickleball competition. This is for ages 10 years and up to Adult. This is a great way for the family to get some fun family time too!

When: Fridays, Oct 16 Dec 18 5:45to 8 PM
Who: Ages 10 - Adult
Cost: $2 drop in fee
Where: BMS Gymnasium

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Tennis for all ages

Tiny Tot and Youth Tennis

Join us for some fall tennis with your young player. Zeljko from Aspen Meadows will show your child tennis essentials with drills and games staying active throughout the class.

Dates: Tue & Thurs, September 6-27 (September 29 will be used for a rain make up day if needed.)
Time: Tiny Tots, ages 4-6, 3:30-4:15
Youth, ages 7-11, 4:15-5:15
Cost: $90
Where: BMS Tennis Courts


Middle School Tennis

We will be working on serve, forehand/backhand and volley. This is geared to all level of players. We want to focus on bringing players up to a intermediate tennis level. Lots and lots of drill work. Limited to 10 players so we can really work on fundamentals. For more information please call Diana Cordova Elliott at 927-4693. USPTA/PTR Teaching Pro. 

Ages: 11-13
Time: 3:30-5:00
Dates: Monday and Friday, September 9- October 7
Where: BMS Tennis Courts
Cost: $40


High School Tennis

This class is geared to all level of tennis players. We will be working on serve, forehand/backhand and volley. We will split the practice up between the
different levels. Beginners will be brought up quickly to a intermediate level.  Lots and lots of drill work followed by play. Limited to 12 players so we can really work on fundamentals. Next spring we will be having a combined BHS and RFHS girls tennis team. For more information please call Diana Cordova Elliott at 927-4693.  USPTA/PTR Teaching Pro.

Ages: 14-18
Dates: Wednesdays, September 7- October 5
Time: 2:30-5:00
Where: BMS Tennis Courts
Cost: $40


Family Tennis Evenings at Basalt Courts

Mom’s and Dad’s, sons and daughters compete with each other and other families in the cool Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm. Bring your favorite  appetizer to share. We will provide
lemonade and water as well as tennis racquets and tennis balls to use. Three games with no ad scoring so everyone gets a chance to play. Call Diana (927-4693) by Friday every week so we know how many to expect.

When: Sunday, September 11-October 2 Cost: Free

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The Night Sky Series

Full Moon Celebration

A fun and insightful night out for kids, includes pizza, night games, science activities, and telescope viewing of the full moon. Local teacher and author of the book, The Night Sky: Stars, Constellations and Stories will lead the night. Oh, and it’s a Friday night out for the parents, and is cheaper than a babysitter! (A backup plan will take place in the high school gym if weather doesn’t cooperate).

Date: Sept. 16
Time: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Basalt High School Football Field
Ages: 7-11
Cost: $20 ($15 for two or more siblings)

You Bring: Warm clothes, binoculars

Star Night Campout

Part two of the Night Sky Series takes place under dark skies, and a starry night. Before sunset, kids will engage in interactive demonstrations showing the distance and size of stars, and
planetary movements. Pizza will be served at 7:00, then the night activities begin: rocket launches, a constellation hunt, storytelling, and a meteoroid (shooting star) watch as we drift off to sleep on the BHS football field. Kids wake up to bagels and fruit, and depart from the field by 9:00 AM. (*If weather doesn’t cooperate, we have an indoor plan in the high school gym).

Date: Sept. 23-Sept. 24
Time: 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Location: Basalt High School Football Field
Ages: 7-11
Cost: $35 ($30 if signing up two or more siblings)

You Bring: Sleeping Bag, pillow, toothbrush and toiletries, warm clothes, binoculars.

Do NOT Bring: Extra food or snacks (we will serve and store all food away from our sleeping area and wish to keep a clean and odor free sleeping space. Thank you!).

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Babysitter Training

babysitterWhat makes a “good” babysitter who is asked back again and again? Class participants can be successful babysitters by learning about leadership, basic care, safety, choking, rescue breathing, and first aid. Friday class we will be teaching CPR and first aid from 1-4 during parent teacher conferences. Successful babysitters will receive a handbook and a course completion card.

Attendance and participation in all days are mandatory.

When: Mon through Friday November 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Time: Mon-Thurs 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM; Fri, 1 PM to 4 PM
Where: BMS
Cost: $50
Max #: 6

K-2 Fall Basketball

Drills, skills, and games, with some competition thrown in. Here is a great opportunity to learn all you need to be a great basketball player.

When: Nov 1, 3, 8, 10, 15
Time: Kindergarten - 3:20 - 4:05
1st/2nd grades - 4:15 - 5:00
Cost: $40; $45 after deadline date
Where: BES gym
Maximum #: 22
Registration deadline October 30

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Indoor Soccer Camp

We will work on dribbling, passing, and shooting and wrap up every practices with team building games so players can use their skills in a practical environment, pushing them to become better players.  Overall, the camps are designed to help kids have fun playing and learning the game of soccer. Shin guards are required.
Min/Max: 8/22

FREE Basalt Longhorn soccer ball for each participant!

Who: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades
When: December 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15
Time: 3:20 - 4:20
Where: BES Gym
Cost: $36 ($40 after 12/3)

Halloween Carnival– October 30

Basalt Halloween Carnival benefits local non-profit clubs in the valley. If you have a non-profit club and would like to participate, please call us at 927-8214!

Sunday, October 30, 4:00 PM to 6:30 at
Basalt High School
$1 cover charge includes goodie bag. Ticket for game booths sold in $5 increments, and lots of dazzle.

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Mud Season Basketball

Instructional League

3rd/4th & 5th/6th grades Boys & Girls

Recreation Basketball is a great way to learn the game of basketball. Two practice nights per week with weekday games. Games are scheduled with Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Aspen.

Pre-season begins December 12th. Open gyms available during Winter Break. Regular season begins January 4 and ends with tournaments by Sunday March 1. 3/4 grade teams and 5/6 grade teams for boys and girls.

Cost: $75 (includes t-shirt); $85 after registration deadline date

Registration deadline is December 2. Registrations after deadline date is on an as needed basis. Please register early so we can assign coaches and make sure we have adequate supplies.

Youth League Basketball Coaches Needed

As our participants move on to school sports, so do our coaches. We are looking for volunteers to participate in our Instructional League Basketball season from December 14th to March 1st. If you are interested in being a head coach or assistant coach, please call the Recreation Department at 927-8214.

K2 Mud Season Basketball League

This is an opportunity for the younger basketball players both boys and gorls to get off the bench and on the courts with our K2 Mud Season Basketball League. Work on hoop fundamentals with games every practice day. End the season with a mini tournament for all players. Sign up for a team today!

Who: Kindergarten - 2nd grades
When: Feb 28, Mar 2, 6, 7, 9
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Where: Basalt Elementary Gym
Cost: $ 45 (includes t-shirt!) Registration deadline Feb 27; $50 after deadline

K-2 Basketball for Girls!

Girls rock in this camp designed for girls only. Learn the basic fundamentals of the game and compete against friends with games. This is a great way to introduce girls to the wonderful game of Basketball!

Who: Kindergarten - 2nd grades
When: Jan 24, 31, Feb 2, 9
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Where: Basalt Elementary Gym
Cost: $35 Registration deadline Jan 23; $40 after deadline


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Kids Beading Classes with D.D. Gerdin

Spend a few Monday afternoons relaxing from your day while creating something fun and beautiful! Class includes all materials plus a healthy snack & drink.

New this year…my classes are geared towards children, but they are just as fun for adults, too! If you sign your child up to take a class, you can join the class for just $15 and take the class with your child! All classes 3:30-5pm in the BES Art Room with the exception of Beaded Glowing Snakes which ends early to give your child time to go Trick or Treating.

Beaded Feather Friendship Fairies

We will use some feathers to give a new look to an old favorite. Bring your imagination and we will create some really neat little friends! These colorful little fairies or gnomes make great gifts!

Sept. 26th, Age 5 and up, $23

Beaded Stretchy Charm Bracelets

This class is by request….come make 2-3 stretchy bracelets with a charm of your choice to reflect your individual personality! Make one for yourself and a couple to give as gifts!

October 10th, Ages 5 and up, $24

Beaded Halloween Spooky Spiders

A fun and spooky class where we will make a giant beaded spider just in time for Halloween which can hang by its “web”!

October 17th, Ages 5 an up, $23

Beaded DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) Jewelry & Key Chain

This is a new class where you will be able to make a bracelet and keychain using very unique charms and beads to celebrate this
special day.

October 24th, Ages 5 and up, $22

Beaded Glow in the Dark Snakes

This class is an introduction for young beaders who want to create something fun and learn basic skills so they can make their own beaded snakes at home! This is a great opportunity for parents to join in to learn techniques you can use to make these really cool glow in the dark snakes. This class will end at 4:30 to give you time to go out trick or treating with your new Halloween spooky creations.

October 31st, Ages 4 and up, $18

Beaded Snowflakes

We will create unique and beautiful beaded snowflakes of every color. Hang them on a tree or in a window sill to enjoy them year round. These make perfect gifts for the holidays! You will make a minimum of two snowflakes in this very creative class!

November 7th, Ages 5 and up, $23

Dazzling Beaded Snowflake Angels

Make a few beautiful snowflake angels complete with a sparkling snowflake charm she holds in her hand.

November 14th, Ages 5 and up, $23


Beautiful Beaded Christmas Spiders

Do you know the magical Legend of the Christmas Spider? Come to this class and learn why every Christmas tree should have a Christmas spider hanging in its branches. You will make two Christmas spiders in this class and go home with a Legend of the Christmas Spider storybook.

November 28th, Ages 5 and up, $26

Beaded Safety Pin Pins

This class was offered last summer and was very popular with those who took it. So…I am offering it again. Make yourself a very cool and easy pin to wear proudly! Give these cool little pins as a gift or just hang them from your backpack!

December 5th, Ages 5 and up, $15

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Cross Country Skiing

After School XC Class
1st- 3rd& 4th-6th grades

Here is the chance to learn the fun sport of cross-country skiing. Techniques on stance and balance are taught with lots of fun and games. A fun way to have your child learn skiing without the crowds of the ski areas. Class is taught on the Rio Grande Trail. Class meets at the Rec House at the High School. Take one session or both! Days are dependent on snow conditions.

January Session:

1st - 3rd Grades - Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
4th - 6th Grades - Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26

February Session:

1st - 3rd Grades - Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28
4th - 6th Grades - Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
Cost: $25 per monthly session
Where: Meet at the Rec House at Basalt High School
Max#: 8

Cross Country Skiing Day Adventures!

Fridays with no school is a great time for your child to get outdoors and explore the great cross country skiing we have right in our backyard. We will be exploring Ashcroft for a day on the snow on January 20.

On February 17 we will visit Aspen Cross Country Center at Aspen Golf Course. We will explore animal tracks and learn about snow
structure. Your child will need to bring a lunch and a backpack for water and clothing layering.

Children must be comfortable on skis. We have skis available for your child. Meet at the rec house at 600 Southside Drive.

Who: 3rd-6th grades

Session I: Friday, January 20, 9 AM-3 PM-Ashcroft
Session II: Friday, February 17, 9 AM-3PM-Aspen Cross Country

Cost: $35.00 per session

Min/Max # : 6/8

What your child will need for the skiing trip:

  • A lightweight backpack for food, water and clothing.
  • Layered clothing, waterproof jacket, warm gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.
  • Lunch, snacks and water.
  • Intermediate skiing skills.
  • A positive attitude and the strong desire to learn and have fun!


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Basalt Recreation Programs

Basalt Recreation provides programs for youth by contracting with talented people who teach our activities. If you have a talent you would like to share give us a call to discuss. We can set up a location, provide advertising and public announcements, we provide registrations, and we also provide liability insurance for a percentage of the fee. As this valley grows, so do the demands on the recreation department. Feel free to call us at 927-8214 or email us at to discuss your enterprising idea!

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Aspen Elks Lodge Financial Aid Program

Aspen Elks Lodge provides funding for scholarships to participate in Basalt Recreation activities. Applications for funding can be found on the recreation website or at the town hall. This is becoming a popular way for children of our community to enjoy the many recreational activities with Basalt Recreation. Forms must be properly filled out to be considered. This scholarship money is to be used for Basalt Recreation programs only. Other organizations included in this brochure have a separate scholarship program. If you have questions regarding this program and if you qualify please call the Recreation Department at 927-8214. Click here for a Financial Assistance form.


Know Before You Go--Sign up to receive texts alerts regarding your events/camps

You can sign up to receive text messages relevant to programs you sign up for regarding changes due to weather, venue changes or cancellations.  The service will only be to make sure you will be informed and will only send you a text if anything changes from the regular schedule. We hope you take advantage of this system. It is super easy for us to send texts from anywhere and be sure to get in contact with you! Go to, search for Basalt Recreation and chose which programs you have registered for to receive text alerts regarding the programs.

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Adult Programs

Adult 4v4 Flag Football League

7 week season, followed by a single elimination tournament, prizes for winners. Games are 4v4, no more that 10 on a roster, open to males and females over 18 years of age. Registration open online August 29.

Dates: Saturdays, September 10-October 22 Time: Games at 3:30 & 4:30 PM
Where: Willits Field
Min/Max teams: 4/8
Cost: $200 per team
Registration Deadline: September 6th

Men’s Basketball League

The league consists of a 10-week season,
followed by a 2-week single elimination
tournament. Open to male and female players over 18 years of age. Online registration opens August 29.

Dates: Sundays, September 18-December 4 Time: 6, 7, 8 PM games each week
Where: Basalt High School
Min/Max 4/10 teams
Cost: $500 early bird, $550 after Sept 4 Registration Deadline: September 11


Pickleball date night

This is a great way for the whole family to get together for some fun competition with the pickleball crowd. Join us on Friday nights for entertaining competition with people from around the valley.

Pickleball is a wonderful way to get some exercise and meet new people.

When: Fridays, October 21-Memorial Day 2017, 5:45-8 PM
Who: Ages 10-Adult
Where: BMS Gymnasium (Please go to the back door next to the football field.)
Cost: $2 drop in fee.

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