SKIES Unlimited-Instructional Programs

The name SKIESUnlimited is an acronym for "Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills," with the word "Unlimited" for the unlimited possibilities this program can offer Army children and youth.

SKIESUnlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from four weeks old to adolescence. Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth in Child Development Services, School Age Services, Middle School and Teen, and Outreach Services (OS) Programs, as well as home-schooled children, have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills.


SKIESUnlimited has a four-school system. The four schools are:

  • School of Sports
  • School of Arts
  • School of Life Skills
  • School of Academic Skills.
 

Current Class Schedule (PDF)

Dance

Ballet

*All Ballet Classes require ballet attire*

Age Price Day(s) offered Dates Time # of classes
2-3 $50 M/W Oct 17 - Nov 14 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8
2-3 $50 M/W Nov 19 - Dec 12 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8
3-5 $50 M/W Oct 17 - Nov 14 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
3-5 $50 M/W Nov 19 - Dec 12 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
3-7 $50 T/Th Sep 11 - Oct 20 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8
3-7 $50 T/Th Nov 24 - Dec 6 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 8
2-3 $40 Sat Sep 29 - Oct 20 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 4
2-3 $40 Sat Nov 24 - Dec 15 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 4
4-9 $40 Sat Sep 29 - Oct 20 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
4-9 $40 Sat Nov 24 - Dec 15 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4

Life Skills

Babysitting

*Lunch will be provided

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Babysitting 13-18 FREE Sat Oct 19 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1

Cooking

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Junior Chefs 5-14 $50 Sat Oct 20 - Oct 27 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2
Junior Chefs 5-14 $50 Sat Nov 3 - Nov10 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2
Junior Chefs 5-14 $50 Sat Nov 17 - Dec 1 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2

 

 

Martial Arts

Lil Dragons

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 M/W Oct 10 - Nov 5 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 M/W Nov 7 - Dec 5 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 M/W Oct 10 - Nov 5 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 M/W Nov 7 - Dec 5 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 T/Th Nov 13 - Dec 11 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8

 

Kung Fu

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Kung Fu 5-11 $55 M/W Oct 3 - Oct 31 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8
Kung Fu 5-11 $55 M/W Nov 5 - Dec 3 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8
Kung Fu 5-11 $55 T/Th Oct 4 - Oct 30 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8
Kung Fu 5-11 $55 T/Th Nov 1 - Nov 29 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8
Kung Fu - Colored Belt Advanced Class 12-18 $55 T/Th Oct 4 - Oct 30 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8
Kung Fu - Colored Belt Advanced Class 12-18 $55 T/Th Nov 1 - Nov 29 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8

 

Lil Dragon and Kung Fu

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Lil Dragon & Kung Fu 3-5 $40 Sat Oct 13 - Nov 3 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Lil Dragon & Kung Fu 3-5 $40 Sat Nov 10 - Dec 1 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Lil Dragon & Kung Fu 5-18 $45 Sat Oct 13 - Nov 3 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4
Lil Dragon & Kung Fu 5-18 $45 Sat Nov 10 - Dec 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4

 

Uniforms Price
Lil Dragons Uniform $25.00
Kung Fu Uniform (with patches) $27.50

 

 

Music

Drum

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Drums - Group 5-18 $55 Wed Sep 26 - Oct 17 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Drums - Group 5-18 $55 Wed Oct 24 - Nov 14 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Drums - Group 5-18 $55 Wed Nov 21 - Dec 12 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Drums - Group 5-18 $55 Thu Oct 4 - Oct 25 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Drums - Group 5-18 $55 Thu Nov 1 - Nov 29 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Drums - Group 5-18 $55 Thu Dec 6 - Jan 3 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Drums 5-18 $65 Sat Oct 6 - Oct 27 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4
Drums 5-18 $65 Sat Nov 3 - Nov 24 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4
Drums 5-18 $65 Sat Dec 1 - Dec 22 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4

Guitar

*Guitars are available for use.

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Guitar 5-18 $55 Wed Sep 26 - Oct 17 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $55 Wed Oct 24 - Nov 14 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $55 Wed Nov 21 - Dec 12 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $55 Thu Oct 4 - Oct 25 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $55 Thu Nov 1 - Nov 29 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $55 Thu Dec 6 - Jan 3 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $75 Sat Oct 6 - Oct 27 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $75 Sat Nov 3 - Nov 24 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4
Guitar 5-18 $75 Sat Dec 1 - Dec 22 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4

 

 

Piano

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Group Piano 3-5 $45 Wed Oct 3 - Oct 24 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Group Piano 3-5 $45 Wed Oct 31 - Nov 21 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Group Piano 3-5 $45 Wed Nov 28 - Dec 19 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Group Piano 5-18 $55 Mon Oct 15 - Nov 5 4:10 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. 4
Group Piano 5-18 $55 Mon Nov 19 - Dec 10 4:10 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. 4
Group Piano 5-18 $55 Wed Sep 26 - Oct 17 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
Group Piano 5-18 $55 Wed Oct 24 - Nov 14 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
Group Piano 5-18 $55 Wed Nov 21 - Dec 12 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Aug 4 - Aug 25 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Sep 8 - Sep 29 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Oct 6 - Oct 27 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Nov 3 - Nov 24 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Dec 1 - Dec 22 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Oct 6 - Oct 27 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Nov 3 - Nov 24 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 4
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Dec 1 - Dec 22 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 4
Private Piano 5-18 $100 Thu Oct 4 - Oct 25 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
Private Piano 5-18 $100 Thu Nov 1 - Nov 29 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
Private Piano 5-18 $100 Thu Dec 6 - Jan 3 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
Private Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Oct 6 - Oct 27 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 4
Private Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Nov 3 - Nov 24 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 4
Private Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Dec 1 - Dec 22 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 4

Violin

*Violins are available for use.

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Violin - Group 3-5 $45 Wed Oct 3 - Oct 24 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 4
Violin - Group 3-5 $45 Wed Oct 31 - Nov 21 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 4
Violin - Group 3-5 $45 Wed Nov 28 - Dec 19 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  
Violin - Group 5-18 $55 Tue Oct 2 - Oct 23 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Violin - Group 5-18 $55 Tue Oct 30 - Nov 20 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
Violin - Group 5-18 $55 Tue Nov 27 - Dec 18 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4

Sports Classes

Gymnastics

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Gymnastics 2-3 $45 T/Th Sep 25 - Oct 18 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 2-3 $45 T/Th Oct 23 - Nov 15 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 2-3 $40 Sat Sep 29 - Oct 20 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4
Gymnastics 2-3 $40 Sat Oct 27 - Nov 17 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4
Gymnastics 2-3 $40 Sat Nov 24 - Dec 15 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 M/W Oct 1 - Oct 29 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 M/W Oct 31 - Nov 28 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 M/W Oct 1 - Oct 29 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 M/W Oct 31 - Nov 28 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 T/Th Sep 25 - Oct 18 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 T/Th Oct 23 - Nov 15 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 T/Th Sep 25 - Oct 18 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 T/Th Oct 23 - Nov 15 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Gymnastics 4-5 $40 Sat Sep 29 - Oct 20 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4
Gymnastics 4-5 $40 Sat Oct 27 - Nov 17 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4
Gymnastics 4-5 $40 Sat Nov 24 - Dec 15 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4
Level 1 & 2 5-18 $55 M/W Oct 1 - Oct 29 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 8
Level 1 & 2 5-18 $55 M/W Oct 31 - Nov 28 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 8
Level 1 & 2 5-18 $55 T/Th Oct 11 - Nov 6 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 8
Level 1 & 2 5-18 $55 T/Th Nov 8 - Dec 6 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 8
Level 3, 4, 5, Intermediate/Advanced 5-18 $55 M/W Oct 1 - Oct 29 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 8
Level 3, 4, 5, Intermediate/Advanced 5-18 $55 M/W Oct 31 - Nov 28 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 8

 Tiny Tot Soccer

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Tiny Tot Soccer 2-4 $40 Tue Oct 2 - Oct 23 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Tiny Tot Soccer 2-4 $40 Tue Oct 30 - Nov 20 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Tiny Tot Soccer 2-4 $40 Tue Nov 27 - Dec 18 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
Tiny Tot Soccer 2-4 $40 Sat Oct 6 - Oct 27 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 4
Tiny Tot Soccer 2-4 $40 Sat Nov 3 - Nov 24 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 4
Tiny Tot Soccer 2-4 $40 Sat Dec 1 - Dec 22 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 4

Youth Golf

*Meet instructor inside the club house at Cheyenne Mountain Shadows Golf Course
Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Youth Golf 5-14 $60 Sun Oct 7 - Oct 28 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4
Youth Golf 5-14 $60 Sun Nov 4 - Nov 25 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4

 

Parent & Me Participation Classes

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $40 M/W Oct 1 - Oct 29 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 8
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $4- M/W Oct 31 - Nov 28 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 8
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $40 T/Th Sep 25 - Oct 18 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m 8
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $40 T/Th Oct 23 - Nov 15 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 8
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $40 Sat Sep 29 - Oct 20 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4
Parent & Me Gymnastic 1-2 $40 Sat Oct 27 - Nov 17 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $40 Sat Nov 24 - Dec 15 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4
Parent & Me Lil Dragons 2-3 $55 M/W Oct 10 - Nov 5 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Parent & Me Lil Dragons 2-3 $55 M/W Nov 7 - Dec 5 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
SKIES Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

1352 Ellis St.
Bldg. 5939
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Tel:
+1(719)526-6197

Military DSN Tel:
(312)691-6197

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Enrollment

Children enrolled with CYS Services are eligible to register for SKIESUnlimited classes and programs.

A two-week drop notice is required to disenroll from SKIESUnlimited classes. For additional information regarding SKIES, please call+1 (719)526-6197.

The Benefits of SKIESUnlimited

There is no question that military-connected children and youth face special challenges, and Army CYS Services believes the youth development benefits that can be derived from participating in SKIESUnlimited are significant. Instructional programs touch every aspect of child and youth development: physical, cognitive, emotional and social.

A student's age and developmental stage must be properly assessed in order to make best use of an instructional program. The latest research shows that young people spend as much as 80 percent of their waking time outside of the classroom. Students involved in after-school instructional programs have been shown to have developed an intellectual and emotional level that will be beneficial well into adulthood. When involved in instructional programs during the critical hours of 3-8 p.m., they are less likely to engage in undesirable behavior.

Children and youth are able to participate in our instructional programs for multiple purposes: to explore new skills, to pursue and nurture personal interests, to interact socially with others, to build a resume, to bolster a college application, or even to foster a close relationship with caring , knowledgeable adults outside of the home. Instructional programs foster the development of critical life, leadership, and social skills.

Instructors Wanted

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in someone’s life by sharing your passion with our Fort Carson youth? Now, you can! SKIESUnlimited is seeking new contractors in:

  • School of Arts, Recreation & Leisure
  • School of Sports, Fitness & Health
  • School of Life Skills, Citizenship & Leadership
  • School of Academic Skills, Mentoring & Intervention
  • Foreign Languages, Sign Language, Film Production, 2D and 3D Art, Culinary, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Beading

For ages 6 weeks to 18 years.These are professional contract positions where instructors bid for services. Instructors must be at least 18 years old. Call +1 (719)526-6197 for more information

Inclement Weather-Related Post Closure Information

During a weather-related post closure, if you are required to work, CYS will operate and open the following facilities to ensure full-day and Before & After school care is provided for your children:

If Post is closed AND School District 8 is CLOSED:

  • Child care will be provided at the East CDC, Bldg. 6058 for all CDC and Kindergarten children. The East CDC is located just inside Gate 1 on Coleman Avenue.  The phone number is +1(719)526-5977.  We request that parents bring any emergency medications the child may need as well as diapers and a change of clothes.
  • For School Age children/youth, Patriot School Age Center will open for youth that normally attend Patriot SAC, Mesa SAC, or the Before School Program at the Youth Center. Patriot SAC, Bldg. 6204 is located on Harr Avenue just inside Gate 1.
  • All non-critical CYS programs will close (SKIES, Hourly Care, Part-Day Pre-School, Youth Center Open Recreation and Outreach).

If Post is closed BUT School District 8 is OPEN:

  • Child care will be provided at the East CDC, Bldg. 6058 for all CDC children except Kindergarten children.
  • School Age Youth who attend Patriot or Mesa SAC will attend these programs as normal.
  • Kindergarteners that attend Cheyenne Mtn CDC will receive care at Patriot School Age Center. Kindergarteners that attend Aspen CDC will receive care at the Mesa School Age Center. Children will be walked or bused to school and back again as normal.
  • The Youth Center wil be open after school and remain open until 1800.
  • Pre-school students that attend Weikel Elementary School will be walked to and from Weikel Elementary School from the East CDC by CYS staff.
  • These facilities will operate at their normal times during weather related installation clorsures unless directed otherwise by the installation commander.

 

For weather related early releases or delayed reporting, CYS Services essential child care programs will operate as normal.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your facility manager.

 

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