Summer Activities!


Adventure Day Camp 2016-Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for CSU Extension- Pueblo County’s Adventure Day Camp for Pueblo County youth aged 6-11. Camp is scheduled forAugust 8th, 9th, and 10th. The first two days of camp will be held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds where the campers will rotate through a series of ten science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workshops that relate to our theme, “Light, Heat, Energy!” The third day of camp will be held at Colorado State University- Pueblo where the campers will participate in outdoor adventure programs that challenge the individual and build team skills. Campers pay a $15.00 fee with limited scholarships available upon request. Camp includes meals, snacks, project supplies, and a camp T-shirt.

For application visit or call 719-583-6566. Must be a resident of Pueblo County to attend.


August 4, 2016 “Creating Healing Attachments for Children” This one day course, designed both for caseworkers and for foster and kinship parents, highlights the needs of children and youth in out of home care around the critical area of attachment. Through collaborative discussions and interactions, you’ll leverage your knowledge and experiences while also deepening your understanding of the risk factors for attachment difficulties. The facilitator will engage you in considering the impact maltreatment can have on attachment and in exploring ways of exploring supporting children and youth in out-of-home care, through healing attachment experiences and care. You’ll also have opportunities to practice assessing for and documenting attachment.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:30am to 4:30pm (6.5 training hours)


LOCATION: Southeast Regional Training Center- Door C Room 3

ADDRESS: 172 Justice Center Road, Canon City, Co. 81212

DESCRIPTION: Fremont County DHS, enter building through South entrance



MANDATORY: Please make sure you sign up for “The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard” web-based training listed below. If you have any questions please talk to your Coordinators. (Once completed no longer mandatory) Thank you!

AVAILABLE NOW “The Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard” (Web-Based Training)
On a daily basis, parents and caregivers are faced with decisions regarding their children’s safety, permanency, and well-being. These decisions require the use of judgment. The task is complicated for caregivers of children and youth in foster care given the number of laws, policies, guidelines, and rules that restrict activities and require potentially time-consuming approval processes.
Because most children or youth in foster care will likely struggle to experience a “normal” childhood or adolescence, the Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard was enacted to create more normalcy for them. this self-paced web-based training will help you.

  • understand the Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) as it is outlined in federal law and in Volume 7 (Social Services Rules);
  • consider how to work effectively with those involved in the care of children and youth in out-of-home placement to operationalize the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard in decisions that are made for children in out-of-home placements; and
  • reflect on how to interact with children and youth in a culturally responsive and supportive way to promote their healthy development and enhance their well-being.

If you will be a foster or out-of-home caregiver or provider in Colorado, you must obtain initial training in the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard through this web-based training. You are then required to receive training annually from your certifying, sponsoring, or owning organization in applying the RPPS.

It is designed to help caseworkers working with children and youth in out-of-home care by enhancing their understanding of the RPPS and how they can support caregivers or providers in operationalizing it.

Once you are registered for this online training, please log in to your account and select Access Online Training from the left side of your profile page. In the new window that opens, click the listing for this training under My Courses.

To get the most from this course, be sure to use an up-to-date browser on your computer. If you have technical questions, please contact .

ONLINE TRAINING (1.5 hours of training)

Fit and Fun Fridays!

Event: Swimming

Location: Bessemer Park Pool

Date: July 25

Time: 1-5pm

Event: Swimming

Location: City Park Pool

Date: August 1

Time: 1-5pm

Event: Ice Skating

Location: Pueblo Ice Arena

Date: August 8

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

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