Activities for Children & Teens



4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H engages young people in positive youth development experiences. The experiences are based on the idea that young people should be regarded as resources to be developed. 2010 marked the 4-H centennial in Colorado with a renewed commitment to helping shape youth and communities. In looking to the next century, 4-H develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.” The name of the club in La Veta is Snowy Range.


Jul 1 – Independence Day Parade in La Veta



art classes

SPACe Gallery

32 W Ryus Ave, La Veta, CO 81055

(719) 742-3074

Children’s Art Workshop – Art in the Elements- July 10-July 14, 9:00- Noon. he 2017 Children’s Art Workshop in La Veta, CO is July 10-14 from 9 am – noon each day for children between Kindergarten and 7th Grade. We are excited to have top quality artists to teach and help students complete a project in a variety of media and materials.

The youngest children must have completed Kindergarten and the oldest, 6th grade. Snacks will be provided each day and there will be a show of the children’s artwork at 2 pm Friday, July 14. Snacks and materials are included. The fees are $55 for the first child, $45 for additional siblings. Children will be placed in one of two age groups. There will be no more than 20 children in each group. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Go to SPACe web-site for a link to the 2017 CAW registration form and mail it with your check to SPACe, PO Box 803, La Veta, CO 81055.


Teen Art Workshop – Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes – July 10-14, 1:00 – 4:00. The Spanish Peaks Arts Council is introducing a new opportunity for young adults to explore five different art media. All materials will be provided (no snacks), for a $55 fee per student. The workshop will be held upstairs at SPACe.

Students must be either Middle School or High School students. (7-12th grades)

Kid Art at the Cuchara Community Center

16500 CO-12., La Veta, CO 81055

(719) 742-3092

A new program for the Cuchara Valley Recreation but echoing the days of long ago when we had an “arts and crafts” element of the Recreation program. Kid’s Art will have a different art project each week and participants will learn a new art skill and will come home with a completed project. All supplies will be provided. Please contact director Bruce Johnson @ 719-742- 3092 if your child(ren) plan on attending.

July 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Kids Quilting Workshop for ages 6-14.

July 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Kid Art.

July 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Kid Art.

July 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Kid Art.



Yellow Pine Ranch

15880 US Highway 12

Cuchara, CO 81055

(719) 742-3528

Horseback trail rides provide a relaxing tour of the ranch pastures, streams, and forest. Horseback rides are available during the summer months to adults and children ages 7 years and up. Reservations required.




Summer Reading Program 2017

“Build a Better World”


La Veta Public Library

310 S. Main Street

La Veta, CO 81055

(719) 742-3572


Sign up for the library’s free summer reading program by visiting the La Veta Public Library at 310 S. Main Street. Children will complete literacy-related activities on a bingo card for prizes.


The library also has fun activities for youngsters planned throughout the summer, including crafts and storytimes. Contact the library for more information about specific programs and dates.




mini golf

Bear’s Den Miniature Golf

75 Cuchara Ave. E., Cuchara, CO 81055






Lathrop State Park

70 County Road 502, Walsenburg, CO 81089

(719) 738-2376

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Directions: Highway 160 across from Spanish Peaks Regional Hospital.

Martin Lake swim beach is open from mid-May to Labor Day weekend for young and old alike. Amenities include a new swim beach area, lap lane, large paved parking lot, concrete walks, picnic tables close to the water, a drinking fountain, and a beach shower.



water park

Walsenburg Wild Water Park

700 West 7th St., Walsenburg, CO 81089

Call for hours 719-738-2628

Discount available at City Hall to Huerfano County residents. No refunds or rain-checks will be issued. Park staff may choose to close the park early, or not open at all depending on weather conditions. Call ahead.