Clubs and Activities

Clubs and activities generally take place outside of school hours. Many are sponsored by NRCCS staff, but other are sponsored and led by the Steamboat Springs Middle School or other authorized organizations.

Service Learning

We conduct one or two service projects as a school each school year. Additionally, our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students must complete a service project each year on their own.

"Service Learning” is an EL teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. The integration of service enriches students’ learning experiences, teaches them civic responsibility, and strengthens their communities. Beyond charitable acts, Service Learning extends to rigorous academic products that provide a service for the community.

Boy Scout & Girls Scout groups are available to our students. We have many students that belong to these groups and we encourage children to attend one of these groups.

Nordic Ski

Book Clubs

Led by a NRCCS teacher, separate book clubs for our gentlemen scholars and lady scholars meet throughout the year. Books are chosen to encourage new or continued interest in critical reading. Each student will read the selected book and develop questions for the group to consider during the club meeting. Book selections and meeting dates are posted on this website.

Yampa Valley Science School

Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) serves all of the Routt County 6th grade students each year in a residential, experiential Science Camp. Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 5-day, 3-night science curriculum integrated with 6th grade academic standards, team-building activities and personal growth experiences for the students. Goals of the program include:

  • Providing place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities.
  • Providing intergenerational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults.
  • Fostering integrated academic education with the public school system.

Agriculture and 4-H

Many of our students participate in 4-H. There are many 4-H Clubs in Routt County, including The Elk River Wranglers that has its roots in North Routt. Through 4-H, kids can participate in many activities including shooting sports, cake decorating, sewing, livestock judging, leadership activities, and livestock showing (including small and large animals).

Most of these activities culminate at the Routt County Fair held in August. 


Participation in football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, cheerleading, gymnastics, soccer, etc. are provided by the Steamboat Springs School District for 7th & 8th graders. Most athletic activities occur in town. Bus transportation is available for North Routt students.

Ice Fishing

Our Ice fishing club all started with students falling in love with ice fishing and wanting to do it more and more. The ice fishing club is open to grades 3-8 and students head to a local lake with their club leader. Students learn about ice safety, proper techniques and how to catch huge fish as the leader does! Depending on the school year, the ice fishing club is usually on Thursday and starts around the end of December until March.