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 Classes

*All Ballet Classes require ballet attire*

Age Price Day(s) offered Dates Time # of classes
Ages 2-3          
2-3 $50 M/W Jul 24 - Aug 19 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8
Ages 3-5          
3-5 $50 M/W Jul 24 - Aug 19 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Ages 4-9          
4-9 $50 M/W Jul 24 - Aug 19 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
Ages 3-7          
3-7 $50 T/Th Jul 25 - Aug 20 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8
Ages 2-3          
2-3 $40 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 4
Ages 4-9          
4-9 $40 Sat Jun 29 - Aug 3 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4
4-9 $40 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4

 

Life Skills

Cooking

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Junior Chefs 5-14 $20 Wed Aug 7 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1
Junior Chefs 5-14 $20 Sat Aug 10 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1

Card Magic

*Bring a deck of cards to class

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Card Magic 9-16 $40 Sat Jul 20 - Aug 10 11:05 a.m. - 11:50 p.m. 4

 

Martial Arts

Lil Dragons

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 M/W Jul 17 - Aug 12 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Lil Dragons 3-5 $55 M/W Jul 17 - Aug 12 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8
             
Lil Dragons 3-5 $40 Sat Jul 20 - Aug 10 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 4

 

Kung Fu

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Kung Fu 5-11 $55 M/W Jul 10 - Aug 5 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8
Kung Fu 5-11 $55 T/Th Jul 30 - Aug 22 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8
             
Kung Fu 5-18 $45 Sat Jul 20 - Aug 10 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4
             
Kung Fu - Colored Belt Advanced Class 12-18 $55 T/Th Jul 30 - Aug 22 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8

 

Uniforms Price
Lil Dragons Uniform $27.00
Martial Art Uniform $30.50

 

 

Music

Drum

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Drums 5-18 $55 Thu Aug 1 - Sep 5 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 4
             
Drums 5-18 $65 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 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 Thu Aug 1 - Sep 5 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
             
Guitar 5-18 $75 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4

 

 

Piano

*We offer private Piano lessons $100 for four 45 minute lessons. Just ask to speak to the instructor.

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates   Time # of Classes
Group Piano 5-18 $55 Mon Jul 22 - Aug 19   4:10 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. 4
               
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7   9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 4
               
Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7   10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 4
               
Private Piano 5-18 $100 Thu Aug 1 - Sep 5   3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4
               
Private Piano 5-18 $65 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7   12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 4

Violin

*Violins are available for use.
** We offer private Violin lessons $100 for four 45 minute lessons. Just ask to speak to the instructor.

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Ages 3-5            
Violin - Group 3-5 $45 Wed Aug 7 - Aug 28 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 4
Ages 5-18            
Violin - Private 5-18 $100 Tue Aug 13 - Sep 10 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4
             
Violin - Group 5-18 $55 Tue Aug 13 - Sep 10 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 4

Sports Classes

Gymnastics

Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Ages 2-3            
Gymnastics 2-3 $45 T/Th Jul 25 - Aug 20 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 2-3 $40 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4
Ages 3-5            
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 M/W Aug 12 - Sep 16 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Gymnastics 3-5 $45 T/Th Jul 25 - Aug 20 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8
Ages 4-5            
Gymnastics 4-5 $40 Sat Aug 10 - Sept 7 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 4
Level 1 & 2            
Level 1 & 2 5-18 $55 M/W Aug 12 - Sep 16 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 8
Level 1& 2 5-18 $55 T/Th Aug 13 - Sep 12 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 8
Level 3, 4, 5, Intermediate/Advanced            
Level 3, 4, 5, Intermediate/Advanced 5-18 $55 M/W Aug 12 - Sep 16 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 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 4

Youth Golf

*Meet instructor inside the club house at Cheyenne Mountain Shadows Golf Course
*Classes are held inside during winter weather
Class Age Price Day(s) Offered Dates Time # of Classes
Youth Golf 5-14 $60 Sun Aug 4 - Aug 25 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 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 Aug 12 - Sep 16 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 8
Parent & Me Gymnastics 1-2 $40 Sat Aug 10 - Sep 7 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4
             
Parent & Me Lil Dragons 2-3 $55 M/W Jul 17 - Aug 12 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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