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March Toward Summer 

A comprehensive guide to kids' camps throughout the Pikes Peak Region

Summer. It can mean s'mores, running around in your bathing suit for 10 hours a day, watching the sunburn peeling on your best friend's nose, or riding your bike over a million adventurous miles through the neighborhood back yards and alleys. It can also mean hearing that always-dreaded, "Mom, I'm bored."

You could let the kids lie around in their pajamas watching Nickelodeon, soap operas and game shows all day. You could try to trick them into some "fun" chores like cleaning out the basement, landscaping the yard or painting the back fence. You could send them to stay with their cousins in Wyoming. Or you could search our guide for fun summer stuff right here in the Springs. On the following pages, you can find something to appeal to every age, every interest and every wallet -- whether you're looking for overnight camps, day camps or an occasional class. Take a browse, and make your reservations early.

Please note: We didn't list Vacation Bible School, because almost every church in town offers some variation. We advise you to check with your favorite church if you're looking for VBS. Also, the fees quoted are the basic fees for the camps and courses listed; some organizations require a registration fee, and some may offer discounts for additional siblings or additional days/weeks of camp, as well as scholarships.We've listed Web sites where they are available, but your best source for information is still picking up the phone and talking to a real, live person.

Overnight Camps

Sanborn Western Camps: High Trails Ranch for Girls and Big Spring Ranch for Boys

Where: Florissant

Ages: Junior Camp (two weeks) for ages 7-10; 5-week sessions for ages 9-17

Cost: $1,600 for Junior Camp, $3,300 for regular camp.

Dates: Jr: 2-week sessions from June 13 through Aug. 20; regular sessions 6/13-7/16 and 7/18-8/20.

Details: Everything you'd expect: water sports, horseback riding, fishing, sports, creative arts, astronomy, Western history and more.

Contact: 719/748-3341 or www.sanbornwesterncamps.com

Outpost Wilderness Adventure

Where: Lake George

Ages: 11-17

Cost: Ranges from $950 for two-week mountain bike/rock climbing camp to $2,600 for three-week camp that includes a trip to Mexico.

Dates: Mid-June through mid-August

Details: Co-ed. These are action-oriented camps, specializing in rock climbing, mountain biking, back-packing, white-water rafting, fly fishing and more.

Contact: 719/748-3080 or www.owa.com

Blue Mountain Ranch

Where: Florissant

Ages: 7-16

Cost: 16-, 24-, and 40-day terms for $1,550-$3,200

Dates: 6/10-6/25, 6/27-7/22, 7/23-8/7

Details: Coed. Wide variety of activities, emphasis on noncompetitive atmosphere, lots of fun day trips.

Contact: 719/748-3279 or www.bluemountainranch.com

YMCA Camp Shady Brook

Where: Deckers

Ages: Mini Camp, 6-8; Discovery Camp, 8-10; Adventurer Camp, 10-12; Explorer Camp, 12-14;

Cost: $150 for 3-day Mini Camp, ranging to $700 for a two-week Leadership Development Program for ages 14-16. Most weekly camps are $375, with extra fees for art camp and horse camp.

Dates: Mid-June through mid-August

Details: Campfires, crafts, camping out, hiking, water fun and more. Additional $5 for non-YMCA members.

Contact: 532-1539, 303/647-2313 or www.campshadybrook.com

Colorado Lions Camps

Where: Woodland Park

Ages: 8-12, 13-19, 19-30, 30-50 and one for 45+

Cost: $450/week

Dates: June 1-Aug.1

Details: Therapeutic activities in a fun atmosphere, targeting increased independent living skills. Specializing in visual, hearing and multiple impairments, and sessions for developmentally delayed individuals

Contact: 687-2087 or www.lionscampco.org

Religious-based Overnight Camps

Eagle Lake Camp

Where: Glen Eyrie, the Navigators' headquarters, Colorado Springs

Ages: 8-18

Cost: Basic 1-week camp is $398; other camps range up to $528 for Ranch Camp, where campers take part in a working Colorado ranch

Dates: Early June to mid-August

Details: Coed. Christian-based and "unashamedly spiritual." Some camps offer horseback pack trips, or mountain bike trips.

Contact: 472-1260 or www.eaglelake.org

Templed Hills Camp and Retreat

Where: Woodland Park

Ages: Small Wonders, grades K-2; Tracks, Trails and Treks, grades 3-6; Rocks, Ropes and Rapids, grades 7-10.

Cost: From $106 for 3-day Small Wonders to $338/week for older grades.

Dates: End of June through early August

Details: Traditional camping activities plus bible study

Contact: 687-9038 or www.templedhills.org

J-CC Ranch Camp

Where: Elbert

Ages: Mini, grades 2-4; Ranch camp, grades 2-8; Mountain Bike Adventure, grades 8-10; Teen Adventure and Service Corps, Art Quest, grades 9-10; Equestrian Experience, grades 5-10 (with riding experience); Teen Village Expedition, grade 10

Cost: From $1,000 for Mini to $2,650 for Teen Village

Dates: Session I: 6/11-29, Mini 6/18-29, Teen Village 6/22-7/20. Session II: 7/2-20. Session III: 7/23-8/10, Mini 7/23-8/3.

Details: Jewish values, traditions and rituals are woven into the fabric of camp life.

Contact: 303/316-6384 or www.ranchcamp.org

Black Forest Camp and Conference Center

Where: 780 E. Baptist Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 2-3, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Cost: $100-$220; higher costs are for Mountain Bike Camp and Music-Art-Drama.

Dates: Various sessions 6/8-8/2

Details: American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains. Typical camp activities plus chapel services and daily devotionals.

Contact: 488-3750 or www.bfccc.org

Camp Elim

Where: 5567 Country Road 78, Woodland Park

Ages: Grades 3-6, 6-8 and 9-12

Cost: $235-$270. Father/son pack trip for grades 3 and up is $150, July 5-8.

Dates: Various sessions 6/22-8/9

Details: A "youth-centered retreat environment for evangelism and spiritual growth."

Contact: 687-2030 or www.campelim.com

Golden Bell Camp

Where: Divide

Ages: Grades 3-6, 6-8, 7-12

Cost: $135-$185

Dates: Weekly sessions from 6/10-8/9.

Details: Offers a sports camp with emphasis on basketball or soccer, and Adventure Camp with rafting, mountain biking and climbing. Owned and operated by the Colorado District Church of the Nazarene.

Contact: 687-9561 or www.goldenbellccc.org

Lutheran Valley Retreat

Where: Woodland Park

Ages: Young Adventurers, ages 6-8; Classic Summer Camp, ages 8-13; Teen Camp for grades 9-12

Cost: $80 for 3-day Young Adventurers, $215/week for the others

Dates: Mid-June through July

Details: Classic camp adventures with Bible study and campfire devotions

Contact: 687-3560 or www.lvr.org

Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center

Where: Larkspur

Ages: Grades 6-12 for paintball camp; grades 4-6 for Kids Kamp, ages 8+ for horseback riding day camp

Cost: Day camp $35/rider/day; paintball, $250, Kids Kamp $120

Dates: Day camps all summer, paintball 6/9-13, Kids Kamp 6/30-7/3

Details: Combines camp with chapel and Bible study

Contact: 719/481-2482 or visitponderosa.com

Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp

Where: Divide

Ages: Grades 3-12

Cost: $136 for resident camps, $310 for wilderness camps

Dates: June and July

Details: Also offers three family camps.

Contact: 687-9506 or rmmc.org

Upward Bound Mountain Camp

Where: Camp Elim, Woodland Park

Ages: Grades 3-5

Cost: $260

Dates: 6/8-13

Details: Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church

Contact: 471-3763

Ascent Mountain Camp

Where: Horn Creek Ranch, Westcliff

Ages: Grades 6-8

Cost: $285

Dates: 6/20-7/5

Details: Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church

Contact: 471-3763

General Day Camps

FunQuest Day Camp

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: 6-12 or grades 1-6

Cost: $140/week includes snacks and lunches

Dates: 6/2-8/8

Details: Weekly themes, swimming, sports, movies, arts and crafts, many utilizing the facilities on the CC campus

Contact: 389-6764

Camp Funshine Express and Camp Kids Rule

Where: La Petite Academy, 2760 Purgatory Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3-5 and 6-12

Cost: $139/week includes lunches

Dates: 5/27-9/5 and 6/2-8/8

Details: Different themes each week, field trips, crafts, games and more

Contact: 599-0540

Funtastic Primary Day Camp

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades K-2

Cost: $65

Dates: 7/7-11, 9 a.m. to noon

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Joyrides Summer One-Day Camps

Where: 5150 Edison Ave., Colorado Springs

Ages: 5-11

Cost: $28 included lunch and snack

Dates: 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24

Details: Structured and chaperoned, go-carts, bumper boats, crafts, arcade and more.

Contact: 573-5500 ext. 11

Junior Academy Children's Centers

Where: 4750 El Camino Drive, 1311 N. Nevada Ave., and 1511 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs; plus sites in elementary schools all over town for Imagination in Education

Ages: 5-15 for Traveling Day Camp; ages 12 months-6 years for Summer Preschool

Cost: $125/week for preschool, $105/week for older kids; discount offered for second child enrolled

Dates: 5/27-8/23

Details: Lots of fun activities and field trips, lots of different themes

Contact: 598-2095

New Stars, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec

Where: Oak Meadows Park, Gossage Sports Complex and Ford Frick Park, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3-5

Cost: Mon/Wed/Fri, $155 per week; Tues/Thurs, $102 per week

Dates: June and July; 9-11:30 a.m.,

Details: Broaden your child's creativity, independence and social skills. Arts, games, singing, storytelling, special events and more.

Contact: 385-5981

Primrose School of Briargate

Where: 2380 Briar Ridge Point, Colorado Springs

Ages: 4-12

Cost: $165/week

Dates: Follows D-20 summer schedule

Details: Different themes each week, like Bugs Bugs Bugs and Space Chase.

Contact: 268-0664

Rockrimmon Children's Center

Where: 6835 Delmonico Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: First grade through 13 years

Cost: From $42/day to $126/week

Dates: Follows D-20 summer schedule

Details: Field trips, parks, swimming, arts and crafts, skits, reading programs and more.

Contact: 598-1818

Summer Odyssey and Summer Safari

Where: Young Scholars Academy, 4408 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs

Ages: Over 4

Dates: Early June to mid-August

Cost: $150/$145/week, lunches and snacks included

Details: Odyssey is out and about all day long: swimming, museums, art in the park, gymnastics, bowling and more. Safari is more in-house fun with regular field trips.

Contact: 522-9099

YMCA Summer Day Camps

Where: All over town, through the Downtown Y, Garden Ranch Y, Briargate Y, Southeast Y, Fountain Valley Y and satellite Y -- all locations

Ages: Y-Kits for ages 5-7 years, day camps for ages 5-10, Adventure camps for ages 10-13, Teen Camp for ages 13-16, Counselor-in-Training program for ages 13-16, and Specialty Camps for ages 8-12.

Cost: ranges from $95-$230, depending on camp

Dates: 13 sessions from 5/27 through 8/18

Details: Extremely wide range of activities for all interests; different camp themes each week. Campers are responsible for lunch, water bottles, sunscreen, swimsuits and close-toed shoes. Before- and after-camp care is available.

Contact: Downtown, 473-9622; Garden Ranch, 593-9622; Briargate, 282-9622, Southeast, 622-9622; Fountain Valley, 382-1561. All details and application forms also available at

www.ppymca.org

Young Stars Summer Day Camp, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec

Where: Panorama, Community Prep School, Palmer Park and Golden Hills, Colorado Springs

Ages: 6-13

Cost: $100

Dates: June and July, Monday-Friday,

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details: Neighborhood-based camps giving kids a chance to hang out with friends in a positive, safe environment including sports and field trips.

Contact: 385-5981

Nature Day CampsBear Creek Summer Nature Camp

Where: Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 1-5

Cost: $70

Dates: 6/10-13, 6/24-27, 7/22-25, 9 a.m. to noon

Contact: 520-6387

Fountain Creek Summer Nature Camp

Where: Fountain Creek Nature Center, on Cattail March Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 1-5

Cost: $120

Dates: 6/2-6, 6/16-20, 7/14-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact: 520-6745

Summer Day Camps

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Where: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: 5-7 for Zoofari, 6-11 for Girafrica Camp and 11-13 for Colorado Trails

Cost: $125 and $225

Dates: Zoofari, 6/30-7/4; Girafrica, 6/2-13, 6/16-27, 7/7-18, 7/21-8/1, 8/4-15; Trails, 7/7-18

Details: Meet the animals up close, make animal treats, meet zookeepers; includes crafts, games and more. Two older camps end with an optional overnight at the Zoo (accompanied by a parent).

Contact: 636-2544 or www.cmzoo.org

Academic campsCamp: iD Tech Camps

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: Stop Motion Animation, 10-12; Web Design and Graphic Arts, 8-17; Multimedia and Game Creation, 8-17; Digital Video and Movie Production, 10-17; Programming and Robotics, 11-17

Cost: Range from $629/week for day camp to $979/week for overnight camp, with discounts for additional weeks

Dates: 6/22-27, 6/29-7/4, 7/6-11, 7/13-18, 7/20-25, 7/27-8/1

Contact: 888/709-TECH or www.internaldrive.com

SuperCamp

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: Junior Forum, ages 11-13 or grades 6-8; Senior Forum, ages 14-18 or grades 9-12

Cost: $2,095 includes course materials, outdoor adventure course, dorm and meals

Dates: Junior, 7/19-28; Senior, 7/7-16

Details: Improve grades, motivation and confidence and develop high self-esteem

Contact: 800/285-3276 or www.supercamp.com

Dance/Drama/Art camps

Bemis Summer Classes

Where: Bemis School of Art at the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs

Ages: 2 through adult

Cost: Varies according to class

Dates: 1-week, 4-week, 6-week and 10-week classes, beginning June 16

Details: Ceramics, cartooning, mixed media, drawing, painting, drama and more

Contact: 475-2444

Craft Camp

Where: Michael's, 2140 Southgate Road and 7664 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs

Ages: 5-8 in a.m. classes, 9-12 in p.m. classes

Cost: $5-$7.50/class, includes all supplies for two crafts

Dates: Five days, 2 hours per day, usually second week in July; call to confirm

Details: Wide range of classes, like birdfeeders, book bags, collage, papier-mch, clay pots, lots of paint and kid creativity

Contact: Southgate: Southgate: 475-7580; N. Academy: 260-6902

Drawing for Kids

Where: Hobby Lobby, 6950 N. Academy (at Woodmen), Colorado Springs

Ages: 7-18

Cost: $55/month for 1 lesson per week

Dates: Ongoing over the summer, can continue into the fall

Details: Usually takes four to six lessons to complete the drawing course, then advance to inking, pencils, oils, markers and all other media

Contact: Lori, 531-6491;Hobby Lobby, 260-6920

Graphe Arts Camp

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 3-5

Cost: $75

Dates: 7/21-25, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Details: Clay, watercolor, calligraphy, stamping, woodworking and more.

Contact: 471-3763

Theater Camp, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec

Where: Call Parks and Rec

Ages: 8-13; limit of 25 spaces

Dates: June and July

Details: Camp director will introduce participants to all theatrical skill areas, culminating in a performance for family and friends.

Contact: 578-6652

Music Camp

Where: Village Seven Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 1-6

Cost: $35

Dates: 6/16-20

Contact: 574-6700 for registration forms; deadline to register is Monday, June 9

Upbeat Music and Drama Day Camp

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 3-7

Cost: $90

Dates: 6/16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details: Learn costumes, scenery, staging, makeup, drama, singing and more. Ends with performance.

Contact: 471-3763

Dance and Gymnastics Lessons/Camps

Artsports Gym Camp

Where: 4626 Northpark Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages 5-13

Cost: Ranges from $40 for once a week to $125 for 5 days a week, or $395 per month

Dates: Mid-June to mid-August; drop-off after 7 a.m., pick-up by 6 p.m.

Details: Gymnastics plus art, stories, movie making and more

Contact: 531-5867 or www.artsportsworld.com

Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance

Where: 1595 York Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3 to adult

Cost: $90 for 1-hour session/week for 6 weeks

Dates: 6 weeks beginning 6/23

Details: Tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, rock and pop and combo classes

Contact: 598-4426

Dance World

Where: Artsports, 4626 Northpark Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3 and up

Cost: $70/3 weeks or $13 per class

Dates: 6/17-7/5, 7/8-26, 7/29-8/16

Details: Pre-ballet, ballet, beginners combo, intermediate combo, tap, jazz, street, hip hop, lyrical, pom and more.

Contact: 531-5867 or wwwartsportsworld.com

International Ballet School July Workshop

Where: 127 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs

Ages: 1.5 hour class for ages 6-8; July Intensive is 4 hours/day, focusing on beginners ages 9-12, those with approximately 2 years of training, and those with a minimum of 3 years training at intermediate or advanced level.

Dates: 7/7-31, Mon.-Thurs.

Cost: $180 for 6-8 year olds; Intensive is $700

Details: No audition required; A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed at the conclusion of the program.

Contact: 578-1646

Jungle Gymnastics Summer Day Camp

Where: Jungle Gymnastics, 2360-C Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 2 and up (activities divided by age)

Cost: Approximately $35/day, $130/week or $400/month, includes lunch and snacks. Call for cost for half-days.

Dates: 6/2 through early August

Details: Gymnastics, sports, movies, arts and crafts. Will also offer separate summer lessons in cheerleading (grades K-6), Intro to Sports for ages 5 and up, gymnastics and tumbling ($80 per session, 1-hour/week for 8 weeks).

Contact: 599-5759

Robin's Danceworks

Where: 3352 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3 and up

Cost: $70 for 1 class/week for 8 weeks

Dates: 8 weeks beginning 6/16

Details: Ballet, tap, combo, jazz, acrobatics, pompom and more, broken out by age and according to interest and ability

Contact: 328-0694

Springs City Ballet

Where: 4847 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3 and up, beginner through advanced

Cost: $72 for one lesson/week for 8 weeks

Dates: 8 weeks beginning 6/15

Details: Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more

Contact: 550-1616

Star Mountain Performing Arts School

Where: 108 N. Park St., Woodland Park

Ages: 3 to adult

Cost: $6 per 45-minute class, $8 per hour class

Dates: Early June through mid-August

Details: Ballet, tap, hip hop, yoga, jazz. There will also be a 4-day dance intensive in July for ages 8 and up.

Contact: 686-8610

Stars Day Camp

Where: Stars Gymnastics, 3870 Mallow Road, Colorado Springs

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $35/day, $130/week or $405/month; 3-hour camps are $25 for one or three for $65

Dates: 5/27-8/15, plus 3-hour gymnastics camps for ages 5-12, 3 times/week, one each in June, July and August

Details: Day camp includes local field trips, gymnastics, games, swimming twice a week, arts and crafts and more.

Contact: 598-6863

Summer Dance Classes

Where: ENCORE Dance Studio, 2458 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3 and up

Cost: Tot classes, 4 ?-hour classes per month, $30. Other classes/ages are $38 for 4 one-hour lessons per month, or $205 per month for unlimited classes.

Dates: 8 weeks beginning in June. Also, auditions for the performing ensemble that will compete in the 2003-04 season will be held in July

Details: Jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, modern, pom and pointe. Jazz and tap combo classes for boys.

Contact: 594-9228 or www.EncoreDanceStudio.com

Summer Gymnastics Camp

Where: Aerials Gymnastics North, 3536 Hartsel Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 6-11

Cost: $175 first class, $155 subsequent classes

Dates: 6/9-13, 6/16-20, 6/23-27, 7/14-18, 7/21-25, 7/28-8/1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Details: Cost includes leotard for girls or shorts for boys, water bottle, 3 field trips/week, 10 hours gymnastics/week, crafts, snacks

Contact: 260-1893 or www.aerialsgymnastics.info

A Summer Journey In Movement

Where: Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs

Ages: 6-13

Cost: Call for details

Dates: 6/9-20

Details: Eclectic program includes ballet, jazz, acrobatics, yoga, Balinese dance, Brazilian Capoeira, African dance and drum, Middle Eastern dance and more.

Contact: 632-7511

Tramp Camp

Where: Artsports, 4626 Northpark Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 5 and up

Cost: From $30 for one day to $105 for 5 days

Dates: Mid-June through mid-August, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Details: A well-supervised trampoline camp

Contact: 531-5867

Sports Camps & Swimming Lessons

Basketball Camp

Where: Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South

Ages: Grades 1-12

Cost: $50

Dates: July 28 to Aug. 1; 9 to noon for grades 1-4; 1-4 p.m. for grades 5-8; 6-9 p.m. for grades 9-12

Contact: 574-6700 for registration forms; deadline to register July 21

Basketball Camp

Where: Soc n' Roll Sports Center, 16240 Old Denver Highway, Monument

Ages: 6-10

Cost: $90

Dates: 6/23-27, 7/28-8/1, 9 a.m.-noon

Details: Focuses on fundamental skills.

Contact: 487-8572 or www.socnroll.com

Boys Basketball

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: 10-15

Cost: $125

Dates: 6/16-20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact: Mike McCubbin, 389-6482

Break Away Hockey Clinics

Where: World Arena Ice Hall (adjacent to the arena), Colorado Springs

Ages: 7-15

Cost: $89-$375 per skater

Dates: June-July

Details: Weeklong clinics focusing on stick handling, passing, shooting, checking, defensive skills and goaltending.

Contact: 591-5855 or www.breakawayhockeyclinics.com

Buddy Baseball and Buddy Soccer

Where: Sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec in various locations

Ages: 7-16

Cost: Contact Parks and Rec

Dates: Ongoing with baseball and soccer seasons

Details: Allows athletes with special needs an opportunity to experience baseball and soccer in an environment that fosters skill enhancement, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Contact: 385-5981

CSAHA Three-on-Three Summer League

Where: World Arena Ice Hall (adjacent to the arena), Colorado Springs

Ages: Boys and girls, all skill levelsAge range?>

Cost: $125/player

Dates: May-June

Contact: 598-6235 or www.csaha.com

Colorado Springs Swim Team Swimming Lessons

Where: Liberty High School, Nor'wood pool and Wagon Trails pool, Colorado Springs

Ages: 3 and up

Cost: $35 for a two-week session of 8 one-hour lessons

Dates: June through August

Details: Uses Swim America program, ratio of 5 kids to 1 teacher.

Contact: 634-0270 or www.csstswimming.com

Falcon Sports Camps

Where: Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

Ages: 8-18

Cost: $300 for commuters, $500 for boarders (ages 12+), extra charge for golf; discounts for groups of 10 or more, and for USAFA personnel and DOD personnel

Dates: 6/9-13, 6/16-20, 6/23-27

Details: Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheerleading/Dance, Fencing, Diving, Boys Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling and Volleyball

Contact: 333-2116 or 333-9532

Figure Skating School

Where: World Arena Ice Hall (adjacent to the arena), Colorado Springs

Ages: For beginners-advanced, all ages

Cost: 45-minute to one-hour ice sessions run from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Weekly ice session price starts at $90, not including private lessons.

Dates: 6/23-8/16

Contact: 477-2153

Girls Basketball

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 7-12

Cost: $100

Dates: 6/9-13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Contact: Kelly Mahlum, 389-6478

Hockey Goal Scorer's Clinic

Where: Colorado Springs World Arena

Ages: 6-14

Cost: $50 for goalies, $160 for skaters

Dates: 5/23-25

Details: Primary focus will be shooting and scoring techniques.

Contact: 866/RNK-RATS or www.kellyshockey.com

Hockey Goalie Clinic

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: 7-17

Cost: $140

Dates: 7/25-27

Contact: Scott Owens, 389-6480

Hockey School

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: Mites (8 and under), Squirts (9-10), PeeWee (11-12)

Cost: $145-$170

Dates: 7/28-8/2

Contact: Scott Owens, 389-6480

Indoor Soccer Camp

Where: Soc n' Roll Sports Center, 16240 Old Denver Highway, Monument

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $120

Dates: 7/14-18, 9 a.m.-noon

Contact: 487-8572 or www.socnroll.com

Inline Hockey Camp

Where: Soc n' Roll Sports Center, 16240 Old Denver Highway, Monument

Ages: 7-15

Cost: $145 half-day, $225 full day

Dates: Beginner, 6/16-20; Intermediate, 7/7-11; Advanced, 7/21-25

Details: Must have proper equipment

Contact: 487-8572 or www.socnroll.com

Iron Edge-Youth Weightlifting

Where: Sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec

Ages: 12-18

Cost: $55 per person, additional fee required for USA Weightlifting Membership

Dates: TBA

Contact: 385-5981

Learn-to-Swim

Where: Two indoor and five outdoor public pools in Colorado Springs: Aquatic and Fitness Center, Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center, Wilson Ranch, Deerfield Hills, Valley Hi, Monument Valley and Portal

Ages: 3 and up

Cost: $32 for 10 30-minute lessons

Dates: 6/2-13, 6/16-27, 6/30-7/11, 7/14-25, 7/28-8/8 (Deerfield Hills only has first four sessions)

Details: Registration for first session will be 5/19-29, subsequent sessions will register 1 week before the start of the session. Registration runs Monday-Thursday.

Contact: 385-5984

Leon's Kids Summer Baseball

Where: Leon Young Baseball Complex, Colorado Springs

Ages: 7-13

Cost: $15

Dates: 6/9, 6/17-19, 6/24-26, 7/1-2, 9-11 a.m.

Details: An opportunity to learn and/or improve baseball skills, working with current and former high school baseball coaches and players.

Contact: 385-5981

Memorial Park Tennis Center Camps and Lessons

Where: Memorial Park, Cottonwood Park and Foothills Park, Colorado Springs

Ages: 4 and up

Cost: From $60 for two lessons/week for three weeks, to $225 for a week of all-day camp with swimming

Dates: Early June through mid-August

Details: All-day camps offered at Memorial and Cottonwood, half-day camps and lessons available at all three locations

Contact: 385-6023

Multi Sport Camp

Where: Soc n' Roll Sports Center, 16240 Old Denver Highway, Monument

Ages: 7-13

Cost: $145

Dates: 6/9-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details: Some equipment needed. Focuses on volleyball, basketball, soccer and inline skating.

Contact: 487-8572 or www.socnroll.com

Nike Junior Resident Tennis Camp

Where: Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs

Ages: 9-18

Cost: From $365 for day students to $665 for resident students

Dates: 7/6-11, 7/13-18, 7/20-25, 7/27-8/1

Contact: 800/645-3226 or www.ussportscamps.com

Planet Hockey Summer Camps

Where: Colorado Springs World Arena

Ages: Mites/Squirts and PeeWees and up

Cost: $245

Dates: Sunday nights, 7/6-27, 4:30-6:45 p.m., and Complete Skills Camp, 7/13-15, 3:30-7:45 p.m.

Contact: 800/320-7545 or www.planethockey.com

Power Up Middle School Sports Camp

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 3-5 and 6-8

Cost: $85

Dates: 7/14-18, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Details: Choose from basketball, soccer, swimming, inline hockey, tennis, volleyball, cheerleading

Contact: 471-3763

Rick Heinz Goalie Camp

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $375

Dates: 7/14-18

Contact: 800/434-6977

Robby Glantz Power Skating Camp

Where: World Arena Ice Hall (adjacent to the arena), Colorado Springs

Ages: Mites/Squirts, PeeWee and up, all skill levels

Cost: $270/player

Dates: 6/7-10

Contact: 800/547-5283 or www.robbyglantz.com

SCAHA Four-on-Four Summer League

Where: World Arena Ice Hall (adjacent to the arena), Colorado Springs

Ages: 8-15, boys and girls, all skill levels

Cost: $90/player

Dates: May-July

Contact: 380-5388 or www.scahahockey.com

Sky Sox Baseball Camp

Where: Sky Sox Stadium, Colorado Springs

Ages: 8-12 for 5-day camp, ages 5-7 for 1-day Rookie Clinic

Cost: Camp is $125, clinic is $45

Dates: camp is 7/28-8/1, 9 a.m. to noon; clinic is 7/30, 9 a.m. to noon

Details: Camp includes camp shirt, refreshments and admission to 7/31 Sky Sox game

Contact: 597-1449 ext. 341, or email prdept@skysox.com

Soccer Camp

Where: Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 1-8

Cost: $50

Dates: Aug. 4-8

Details: Coached by Steve Long, Pro Soccer Camps; 1 a.m. to noon for grades 1-4; 1-4 p.m. for grades 5-8; deadline to register July 28

Contact: 574-6700 for registration forms

Soccer Camp, Boys and Girls

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $100

Dates: 7/28-8/1 and 8/4-8, 9 a.m.-noon

Contact: Erik Oman, 389-6496

Sports Specific Athletic Development

Where: Sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec

Ages: 12-18

Cost: $300 per person

Dates: TBA; sessions run M/W/F for 4-week sessions

Details: Maximize sports-related skill through specific exercises.

Contact: 385-5981

Summer Karate Sports Camp

Where: Universal Kempo-Karate, 2360 E. Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs

Ages: 4 and up (activities divided by age)

Cost: $144/week, with military, single-parent family and multiple family discounts

Dates: 6/1-8/23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after care available.

Details: Focuses on safety and awareness with 2 45-minute karate classes daily. Camp also includes field trips, arts and crafts, computers, reading programs, games and more.

Contact: 598-6046

Summer Youth Baseball, T-Ball and Softball

Where: Sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec in various locations

Ages: 5-17

Cost: $37.50 includes team T-shirt and hat

Dates: Practice starts week of 6/2, games begin 6/16, season ends by 8/1

Details: Progresses from T-ball to coach-pitch to player-pitch leagues.

Contact: 385-5981

Track Camp

Where: Harrison High School Track, Colorado Springs

Ages: 7-18

Cost: $75

Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays, 5/21-6/21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Details: Partnering with Teeva Track to provide a program for all levels of track enthusiasts.

Contact: 385-5981

Volleyball Camp

Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Ages: Grades 3-6, 7-9 and 9-12

Cost: $100-$175

Dates: 6/2-5

Contact: Rick Swan, 389-6485

Volleyball Camp

Where: Soc n' Roll Sports Center, 16240 Old Denver Highway, Monument

Ages: 9-14

Cost: $90

Dates: 6/23-27, 7/28-8/1, 9 a.m.-noon

Details: Become a better team and individual player.

Contact: 487-8572 or www.socnroll.com

YMCA Sports Camps

Where: Three Y locations around town

Ages: 8-12

Cost: $60-$155

Dates: Weeklong camps, 6/2-8/18

Details: Downtown Y will offer martial arts, roller hockey, racquet sports, flag football, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, baseball/softball and cycling. Garden Ranch Y will offer football, cheerleading, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, martial arts and basketball. Briargate Y will offer basketball, soccer, inline hockey, baseball/softball, lacrosse, volleyball, flag football, cheerleading and basketball.

Contact: Downtown: 473-9622; Garden Ranch: 593-9622; Briargate: 282-9622; or www.ppymca.org

Youth and Recreation Sports Camps

Where: Locations throughout Colorado Springs

Ages: 5-15

Cost: $75/person

Dates: See list below; most camps take place weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon, for one week

Details: Golf at Appletree, 6/2-6; Hockey 4 Fun at Sertich Ice Center, 6/2-6, 7/7-11, 6/23-27, 7/28-8/1; Girl's Softball at Cottonwood, 6/9-13; Soccer at Memorial Park, 6/16-20; Cheerleading at Nancy Lewis Park, 6/23-27, 7/14-18; Basketball at Wasson High School, 6/23-27; Baseball at Cottonwood, 7/7-11; Volleyball at Memorial Park, 7/14-18; Football at Memorial Park, 7/21-25; In-Line Hockey at Cottonwood, dates TBA; Lacrosse at Gossage Complex, 7/28-8/1.

Absolutely freePikes Peak Library District Summer Reading Program

Where: All library branches

Ages: All ages through high school

Cost: $0

Dates: 5/31-8/2

Details: This summer's programs are Bookpacking for wee ones through elementary school, and Fourteeners for middle school through high school. Sign up at your nearest PPLD branch and check in over the summer as you read books to earn cool prizes. In fact, you get a reward just for signing up. Program ends with a big end-of-the-summer party or two.

Contact: 531-6333 or library.ppld.org.

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