Inspiration Programs for Winter 2015

Join our faculty and staff  as they inspire children to try new things and enjoy learning many different skills. These not-for-credit, just-for-fun programs allow students to explore in the company of other students who are interested in the topic. All programs are open to children from the wider Steamboat community, as well as to Emerald's own students. Each program has a maximum enrollment, so be sure to get your form in early! The dates for each program are different so be sure to check the schedule for each individual program.   All classes are held at Emerald Mountain School, 818 Oak St.  A light snack will be provided.



Jiu Jitsu

Holiday Arts


Mondays: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

                      December 7, 14; January 4, 11, 25


Students in Grades 2-4     4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Students in Grades 5-8      5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Cost: $200

Wednesdays:  November 4, 11, 18 & December 2, 9, 16


Students of all ages are welcome!   3:30 -5:00 p.m.


Cost: $120

Happy Holidays!  Have fun making Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday arts and crafts.  We will place an emphasis on recycled materials and found objects from nature.  Projects can be adapted to an appropriate level of challenge for ALL ages. Our instructor, Keri Searls, is a well-known mixed-meida artist.


Sign up soon!  Minimum class size is 4 students and maximum is 12 students.  Please send a snack for your child.


Instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps students build confidence, discipline, strength, and agility. Dave Marrs, a founding member of Steamboat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Old Dog Fight Club and an experienced practitioner of multiple martial art styles, will help your child develop an appreciation for self defense, grappling, and the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 


Sign up soon. Minimum class size is four students, and maximum class size is 14 students. Please feel free to contact Dave with any questions at


No special gear or attire is required (just shorts and a tee-shirt). 


Holiday Arts registration form

Cribbage Club

Tuesdays:  November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 15


Students in grades 3-8    3:30-4:40 p.m.


Cost: $50

Jiu Jitsu registration form

Have fun learning a classic game while enhancing your math skills, as well as learning about odds & probability, how to strategize, and apply critical thinking. 


Emerald Mountain School parent Terry Brown is a lifelong cribbage player and math aficionado; three years ago, he started teaching cribbage to small groups. He noticed that they immediately took to the game and enjoyed both working in teams and competing against each other. They especially loved competing (and very occasionally, winning) against him, and the fact that their math and reasoning skills increased along with their cribbage time did not decrease their love of playing! 


Cribbage is a great family game that your child will want to continue to play at home; once everyone gets comfortable with the rules, it is a rare game that can be played fairly equally across many ages, and it’s very portable for traveling! 


Sign up soon. Minimum class size is four students, and maximum class size is 14 students. 


Stock Market Game

Wednesdays:  November 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16; January 6, 20, 27; February 3, 10


Students in grades 4-8       3:30-5:00 p.m.


Cost: $180

Students will invest an imaginary $100,000 in the stock market.  They will learn some strategies for investment choices, research company financials, track their investments, and buy and sell stock.  For a little friendly competition, we'll see whose portfolio has the greatest value at our last meeting on February 10.


Sharon Mensing is the Head of School of Emerald Mountain School.  She is a mathematics education expert with a healthy interest and background in finance.


Sign up by October 16.  Minimum class size is four students, and maximum class size is 12 students.  Please feel free to contact Sharon at with any questions. 

Cribbage Club registraton form Stock Market Game registration form

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