Kids Connection

Kids Connection is an after school and summer day camp program for youth ages 5 - 18. Monte Vista Kids Connection recently moved into its first ever completely-their-own facility at 134 Washington Street. Visit the organization's Facebook page for more information. 


Logo picture of Monte Vista Kids Connection

Monte Vista Kids Connection has also partnered with the Alpine Achievers Initiative through the Americorps program, and receives support in the form of various volunteers who assist with homework help, tutoring, and program leader assistance.



Click here for the 2021 Parent Packet 


Mission Statement

To provide a safe place for the youth of the San Luis Valley. Where every child gets a chance, especially those that need us most, to be inspired to reach their full potential and to be cared for unconditionally.


Children living in Rio Grande County households that earn less than $75,000 annually, are eligible for free submission. Otherwise, we are  currently offering a reduced amount of $15 per week per child if you pay in advance for the next month. Otherwise it is $20 per week per child. Payments are accepted at Monte Vista City Hall or online.
Looking for a way to help?

  • Volunteer your time.
  • Share a skill with the youth.
  • Give financial support.
  • Sponsor a child's field trip.
  • Donate some goods from our wish list.


Anika Velasquez

Anika Velasquez

Kids Connection Director

Phone: 719-852-6966


Kids Connection Quick Links

Dept. Forms/Documents

Press Releases

Parent Packet


After School Program Hours

Monday - Thursday

3:30 - 6 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.