Teen Programs and Activities

A cross country race starts at Bear Creek Lake Park.

Overview

The City of Lakewood offers programs for teens, ranging from recreation and the arts classes to job training and sports leagues.

Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

Register for Programs

To view current offerings, browse through the sections above or visit Lakewood.org/Register.

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Aquatics/Swimming

Lifeguard & Water Safety

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Swimming Lessons (not currently being offered)

Gymnastics

The Lakewood Link Recreation Center is home to a 5,000 sq. ft. gymnastics center that features a trampoline, balance beams, parallel bars and other equipment. Classes and teams are currently being offered. 

CARA Teams
Age: 7-18 years
Drop-In Gymnastics (not currently offered)
Lakewood Link Recreation Center

 

Jobs and Training

Not all may be offered at this time. Follow the links below to view current listings.

Babysitting CPR and First Aid Counselor in Training (CIT)
For summer camps (not offered 2021)
Seasonal & Part-Time Employment
Lifeguard Training
Ages 15+
Water Safety Instructor
Training to teach swim classes
Ages 16+ 
   

 

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Outdoors

View all upcoming programs and events at Lakewood.org/ParkPrograms.

Archery
Adult (16+) and family
Guided Night Hikes
All ages
Nature Hikes
All ages
Sunset Hikes
All ages

Annual events

Ice Fishing 101
Annually in January
Fishing Tournament
Annually in May
Let's Go Fishing 
Annually in summer
Let's Go Camping 
Annually in June

Grin and Bear It 
Annually in summer

Haunted Trail Adventure
Annually in October
Winter Solstice
Annually in December
 

 

Rock Climbing

The climbing wall at the Lakewood Link Recreation Center offers 2,000 sq. ft. of bouldering, lead and top-rope climbing. Classes and open climb are being offered with pre-registration.

CLASSES AND TEAMS

  1. Rock Stars: Ages 8-15
  2. Climbing Teams: Ages 8-16

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OPEN CLIMB

Two-hour open climb reservations are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning to early afternoon.

A use fee or climbing pass is required. 

 

Sports Leagues 

A cross country race starts at Bear Creek Lake Park. The city offers teen sports teams and leagues throughout the year. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at rhilger@lakewood.org or 303-987-5404 with any questions. Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund.

LEAGUE SCHEDULES AND STANDINGS

Visit the Lakewood Team Sideline for league schedules and standings.

WEATHER HOTLINE

Call 303-987-7078. Updates made daily at 4:30p.m. 

Recreational and Competitive Sports

CARA Track 
Summer

CARA Cross Country 
Fall 

Flag Football
Fall 

CARA Volleyball
Fall and Spring

Indoor Volleyball 
Winter

MSSP/Jeffco League

MSSP is back! Register now

The Jeffco League - previously known as the Middle School Sports Program (MSSP) - is a co-ed, recreational league for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Alameda, Creighton, Carmody and Dunstan middle schools.

Participants are taught the basic rules of the game along with sportsmanship. Games and practices are held on Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Practices are held after school at the school where the participant attends. Transportation is provided to and from away games.

Alameda

Register for Alameda Leagues

Basketball (boys and girls teams)
Winter
Cross Country (coed)
Fall
Flag Football
Fall
Soccer (coed)
Spring
Track and Field (coed) 
Spring
Volleyball (coed)
Nov/Dec
   

Carmody

Register for Carmody Leagues

Basketball (boys and girls teams)
Winter
Cross Country (coed)
Fall
Flag Football
Fall
Soccer (coed) 
Spring
Track and Field (coed) 
Spring
Volleyball (coed)
Nov/Dec
   

Creighton

Register for Creighton Leagues

Basketball (boys and girls teams)
Winter
Cross Country (coed)
Fall
Flag Football
Fall
Soccer (coed) 
Spring
Track and Field (coed) 
Spring
Volleyball (coed)
Nov/Dec
   

Dunstan

Register for Dunstan Leagues

Basketball (boys and girls teams)
Winter
Cross Country (coed)
Fall
Flag Football
Fall
Soccer (coed) 
Spring
Track and Field (coed) 
Spring  
Volleyball (coed)
Nov/Dec
 

 

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Sports: Unified

Unified Sports combines athletes with and without disabilities on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams. This pioneer program provides sporting competition and team opportunities for athletes seeking new and different challenges.

Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at rhilger@lakewood.org or 303-987-5404 with any questions. 

Basketball
Winter
Softball
Summer
Volleyball
Fall

Teen Adventure

A group of teens on horseback. Lakewood Recreation's summer Teen Adventure program is a full-day, weekday camp for ages 11-15 which takes them to some of Lakewood and the Metro Area’s top attractions. Participants gain skills in teamwork, leadership and self-confidence while enjoying a summer full of memories, friendships and adventure.

Field trips can include: Water World, Bear Creek Lake Park, laser tag, rafting, hiking, swimming and much more.

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Summer 2022 Schedule

Each week's schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All trips are tentative and subject to change.

WEEK 1: PASSPORT TO FUN

June 6-10

  • June 6: Carmody pool day
  • June 7: Adventure Golf and Raceway
  • June 8: Water World
  • June 9: Hike at St. Mary's Glacier
  • June 10: Wild Animal Sanctuary

WEEK 2: GAMES AND ART

June 13-17

  • June 13:Belmar Library
  • June 14: Photography
  • June 15: Water World
  • June 16:Entrepreneurial Day: Teach a skill, learn a skill
  • June 17: Elitch's

WEEK 3: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

June 20-24 

  • June 20: SUP
  • June 21: Carmody pool day
  • June 22: Water World
  • June 23: Hiking and photography
  • June 24: Rafting

WEEK 4: SURVIVOR WEEK

June 27-July 1

  • June 27: Archery
  • June 28: Rock Climbing
  • June 29: Water World
  • June 30: Laser Tag and Escape Room
  • July 1: Elitch's

WEEK 5: NATURE WEEK

July 11-15

  • July 11: Horseback riding
  • July 12: Denver Zoo
  • July 13: Water World
  • July 14: Botanic Gardens flower identification
  • July 15: Nature hike and gardening

WEEK 6: GET WET!

July 18-22

  • July 18: SUP and swim beach at Bear Creek Lake Park
  • July 19: Carmody pool day
  • July 20: Water World
  • July 21: Water balloons and slip and slide
  • July 22: Elitch's

WEEK 7: TIME TRAVELERS

July 25-29

  • July 25: Ocean journey
  • July 26: Dinosaur museum and hike
  • July 27: Water World
  • July 28: Belmar library and movie
  • July 29: Sprout City Farms

WEEK 8: SUMMER SPIRIT

August 1-5

  • August 1: Laser tag
  • August 2: Carmody pool day
  • August 3: Water World
  • August 4: Hike and swim beach at Bear Creek Lake Park
  • August 5: Elitch's

Cost

Cost is $250/week Lakewood residents, $275/week nonresidents.

Financial assistance is available for Lakewood residents through the Lakewood Possibilities Fund.

 

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation 

The City of Lakewood's Therapeutic Recreation program offers recreational opportunities for individuals of all abilities, including dances, community outings, overnight trips, a summer day-camp called Camp Paha, and much more.

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