Nature Before & After School


Young Explorers: Bradford K-8 Before and After School Program at Dakota Lodge

2019-2020 Registration

Come explore the natural surroundings of Ken-Caryl Ranch through experiments, lessons, activities, games and hikes before and after school each day. Every week there will be a new topic to discover. Please bring appropriate clothes to be outside. A light snack is provided before and after school. Registration packet is required to start program.

Hours: 6:45 am until school starts and after school until 6 pm
Ages: K – 6th grade
Locations: Dakota Lodge (Transportation is provided to and from Bradford K-8 each day.)

Registration is currently ongoing until full.

Bradford B&A Registration

We also offer Before & After School Care at the Ranch House for Shaffer Elementary.

Monthly Calendar Schedules

Families currently registered for the Before & After School program can download the monthly calendar to choose your dates each month.

Parent Handbook & School Year Calendars

Helpful Program Forms


Dakota Lodge: Alex Shermot at 303-979-4070, ext. 469, or alexs@kcranch.org
Ranch House/Community Center
: Lizz Lackey at 303-979-4070, ext. 132, or lizzl@kcranch.org
Payments & Registration: Gina Hawk at 303-979-4070 or ginah@kcranch.org

Before & After Care is also offered at the Ranch House and Community Center. See details on our Before & After Care page.

KCRMD Youth Programs’ Mission

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Youth Programs collaborate to promote safe, enriching experiences for youth and families through educational exploration. As a dedicated team, we foster positive development and healthy lifestyles.

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