The new school year is upon us and we want to help make the transition as simple as possible for you. Our Back to School Guide is filled with resources and tips to help your family start the school year off on the right foot.
What you will find in this year’s Back to School Guide:
- Our team’s favorite Back to School items that are sure to help you and your kiddos start the year off on the right foot.
- Nearby day camps and after-school activities that will get your kids exercising, socializing, and developing their talents.
- A roundup of school year related articles from current and former Co Springs Mom Contributors.
A big thank you to our sponsors, Pikes Peak Athletics and K12-Powered Online Schools, for making this guide possible.
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Our Contributors Share Their Back to School Must-Haves
Day Camps and After School Fun
Your kids work hard while in school, break up the school week with fun day camps and after-school activities that will get them exercising, socializing and developing their talents.
Pikes Peak Athletics: 602 Elkton Drive, 1880 Weiskopf Point, 125 E. Clubhouse Drive, and 1111 N. 31st
SafeSplash Swim School: 13171 Bass Pro Dr.
PPYMCA: Various Locations
Little Fins Swim School: 2233 Academy Place and 1625 Medical Center Point
Donna’s Dolphins Swim School: 5470 Powers Center Point #130
British Swim School: 7245 Commerce Center Dr. and 9805 Federal Dr.
Flipshack: Weekly gymnastics, tumbling, and urban gym classes, 1789 S. 8th Street
Aerials: Weekly gymnastics, parkour, and Shangri-La Aerial Arts classes, 3536 Hartsel Drive
Precizion509: Weekly gymnastics and urban gym classes, 7235 E U.S. Hwy 24
Kinetic Gymnastics: Weekly gymnastics and tumbling classes, 30 Widefield Blvd #E
Stars Gymnastics: Weekly gymnastics and tumbling & tramp classes, 3870 Mallow Rd.
Dance Unlimited: 7850 N. Academy Boulevard
Colorado Ballet Society: 8570 Criterion Drive #154
Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance: 1595 York Road
Kemper Dance Academy: 3958 N. Academy Blvd Suite 106
Turning Pointe School of Dance: 5540 Library Lane
Jillian’s School of Dance: 5229 Galley Rd.
Elevation Dance Academy: 5958 Stetson Hills
Synergy Dance Academy: 1759 S 8th St.
Kicking and Climbing
Soccer Buddies: Various Locations
Soccer Shots: Various Locations
Soccerhaus: 4845 List Dr.
CityROCK: 21 N Nevada Ave.
Altitude Ninja Gym: 750 Garden of the Gods Rd, Suite 125.
Lost Island Ninja: 6060 Hollow Tree Court, 1825 Dominion Wy.
United States Karate Academy: 207-A West Rockrimmon Blvd, 1769 S. 8th Street, and 4868 Galley Road
Coppock’s Kenpo Karate Academy: 5923 N. Academy Blvd.
Calvary Family Martial Arts & Fitness: 2361 N. Academy Blvd
Family Martial Arts: 3239 South Academy Blvd #140
U.S. Taekwondo Center: 16328 Jackson Creek Pkwy., 5799 Stetson Hills Blvd. Ste# 110.
Universal Kempo Karate Schools: Numerous locations in Monument, Colorado Springs and Falcon.
Z-Ultimate 5146 N Academy Blvd Ste A
Bemis School of Art: 818 Pelham Pl
Pikes Peak Artist Collective: 2708 West Colorado Ave., Suite C
Cottonwood Center for the Arts Youth Classes: 427 E Colorado Ave
Kids Can Draw Fine Arts Classes: 3617 Betty Dr. Suite S.
Colorado Springs Conservatory: 415 S. Sahwatch St
School of Rock: 7535 N Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale: 1409 Palmer Park Blvd
Academy of Children’s Theatre: 2314 Vickers Drive
Starz Theatre Company: 5540 Library Lane
CYT Colorado Springs: 3995 Timber Ln.