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There is no time like the present to find a hobby you can enjoy with your kids. Family time is not saved for the dinner table. From running to fishing, here are a few options:

Who says summer camps are for kids only? Now parents can come and join in the fun and activities at Cheley in Estes Park. They provide a five-day getaway with hiking, horseback riding, fishing, campfires and more. It’s designed for children 4 and older and parents of any age. cheley.com

Family classes at the Gymboree in Boulder provide a chance for good family fun, no matter how old they are. The Play and Learn activity is good for any age, just as long as they’re old enough to be mobile. They also have a music program for ages 6 months to 5 years, and an art program for ages 18 months to 5 years. gymboreeclasses.com

You love your time on the river, so why not share it? Rocky Mountain Anglers offers fly-fishing camps for the youngsters. Focusing on three-day sessions with small groups of kids, Boulder’s Rocky Mountain Anglers makes sure your son and daughter have the skills to handle their reels and rods with the best of ’em. rockymtanglers.com

Snowmobile! Need I say more? Cottonwood Country Snowmobile Tours in Buena Vista can satisfy this craving for fresh powder. If your child is younger than 16 (but older than 5), they’d have to ride with an adult on the snowmobiles built for two, but if they’re 16 years old, they can have at it. Go wild; be safe. colorado-snowmobile-tours.com

Denver Zoo has a few options to bond with your child while exploring the wild and the friendly. They offer a keeper experience, which invites anyone 9 years and older to spend one morning in the shoes of a zoo keeper. Tots can have their fun in Tot Trekkers and kids 6 to 8 can experience the Junior Explorers program. denverzoo.org

Along the Front Range, running, cycling and swimming are more than just hobbies. They combine to become a way of life and an identity: the triathlete. Longmont Recreation Services offers a Youth Triathlon Club, which helps kids develop their running, cycling and swimming skills and ensures that you will have a running partner for life. The spring program starts in April. ci.longmont.co.us

Indoor Rock Climbing is a good activity to try in a controlled environment, and Boulder Rock Club and Colorado Mountain School is the perfect venue to expand current abilities or start on a beginner’s level. totalclimbing.com


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