Inspiration Programs for 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.   A light snack will be provided.



Jiu Jitsu

Let it Snow!


Tuesdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 24 


Open to Students in all Grades     3:30-5:00 p.m


Cost: $175 per session


We will make snow people, snowflakes, snow globes, and maybe even snow sculptures outside! Emphasis will be on using upcycled materials. Our instructor, Keri Searls, is a well-known mixed-media artist. 


Mondays:  January 5, 12, 26 & February 2, 9, 23


Grades 2-4     3:45 - 4:45 p.m.


Grades 5-8       4:50 - 5:50 p.m.


Cost: $150

 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. 


Let it Snow! registration form

Cribbage Club

Jiu Jitsu registration form


Mondays:  January 5, 26 & February 2, 9, 23  


Grades 3-8     3:30-4:40 p.m.


Cost: $50



Emerald Mountain School Fellowship Hall

with  Instructor, Dave Marrs.    







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.




Puppets & a Play


Mondays: January 5, 12, 26 & February 2, 9, 23


Grades 3-8      3:30- 5:00 p.m.                                 


Cost: $190


Come use your imagination to create sock puppets and write a play for your puppets to perform in the puppet theater! Students can choose to design puppets in the form of animals or people; they can be simple or elaborate. They will use their puppets to act out their original play at the final session. They can write the play on their own or with a friend. It’s a chance to be a creative puppeteer and writer. Bring your own socks, and the rest of the materials will be supplied.



Kim Schulz has taught writing to 1st through 8th grade students. She loves to help writers use their imaginations to create stories to share.  Sign up soon! Minimum class size is three students, and maximum class size is 12 students. Contact Kim at with any questions. 

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Cribbage Club registration form



Wednesdays:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 18, 25


Grades 1-5   3:30-5:00 p.m.


Cost: $25 per class


BookTrails provides students with an opportunity to enrich and improve their reading and writing skills after school. Each class follows an interesting theme and introduces stories, non-fictional accounts, and unique writing activities and games. Past themes have emphasized both science and history lessons, including the Civil War, Mars rover, and the Titanic. At least 30 minutes of each class is devoted to homework help and independent reading. Minimum class size is 4 students and maximum is 12 students. 



Puppets & a Play registration form

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BookTrails registration form