Aspen Youth In Action

Mad Science
Students and program staff plan and participate in a wide variety of science experiments. Through this hands on learning experience, youth members forge their own discoveries using critical thinking skills...
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Art Spot
Art Spot is a place where kids get in touch with their creative side. We have a variety of guided arts and crafts such as collaging, painting, working with clay, drawing, and using recycled materials to...
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AYC is located on the second floor of the Aspen Recreation Center. When youth enter our facility they are immersed in a space that offers virtually unlimited options for fun. We have a computer lab for...
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Special Programs, Partnerships and Field Trips
AYC is partnering with people and organizations all over the Roaring Fork Valley and is always looking for new ways to engage kids in fun and enriching activities. Please reach out if you would like to...
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Outdoor Explore
Outdoor Explore is a summer program that gets kids outside to experience the joy and education that our great mountain outdoors has to offer. Expeditions include river rafting with Blazing Adventures,...
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Top Chef
Top Chef is a crowd favorite here at Aspen Youth Center. Kids love experimenting in our fully-stocked kitchen and cooking delicious food with our AYC staff. We cook on Thursdays and Fridays during the...
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What our guests say

Testimonials from some of our guests and visitors.

“I was bullied a lot as a kid. As I got older, I became angry, unhappy, and uncomfortable in my skin. I started to believe what kids said about me:…
Nick De La Torre
AYC Alum
“I have been involved with Aspen Youth Center as a board member since 2016. I was approached by a current board member who thought my combined love for this community…
Emery Holton
Board Member
“I love what AYC does and I am so thankful for Aspen Youth Center. My stepson has visited AYC frequently over the last couple of years after moving to the…
Lauri Jackson
Parent of AYC Child

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AYC is FREE; however, we kindly ask that you complete the online membership form for each new youth member. Alternatively, you can obtain a membership form at our facility located inside of the Aspen Recreation Center.

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