Great School Escapes

Our Great School Escapes take place on Poudre School District school-out days and are available for students in grades K-5. Each Great School Escape runs 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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Registration Process

Online registration is required for Great School Escapes.

You will have the option either to pay for Great School Escapes online with a credit card at the time of registration, mail us a check after registering or pay on the day of the program. Payment for Great School Escapes is due in full by the day of the program.


Drop off takes place at 8:30-9:00AM and pick up takes place at 3:00-3:30pm.

Drop off and pick up for all Great School Escapes will take place at our East Drake site. In case of cold weather, we may transport students to the CSU main campus to use an indoor space. Parents will be informed in advance of any off-site field trips. Please note that if the weather forecast is favorable, we will spend the entire day at the East Drake site and most of the day will be spent outside.

Prices and Scholarships

The cost for each Great School Escape is $25 per child for current ELC members and $50 per child for non-members. Learn more about membership benefits and prices.

We offer several need-based scholarships for these programs. Please request a scholarship prior to registering for these programs.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the day of the program will receive a full refund. After two weeks prior, no refunds will be given, but you may request a credit towards future programs. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to

Program Dates and Descriptions

Information about Fall 2020 Great School Escapes is coming soon!