Summer Camp Guide 2018 

Camp Guide

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Academy of Children's Theatre (ACT)

Email: Director@ACTcolorado.net

Phone: 282.9101

Website: www.ACTcolorado.net

Are you looking for a fantastic theatre experience where your student can have fun and learn? Students from 4-years-old through High School can take camps in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Broadway Combo. Various weekly camps run throughout June and July, and each camp ends with a performance on a theatre stage!

Registration is available at www.ACTcolorado.net

Adaptive Sports Center

Phone: 866.349.2296

Website: Adaptivesports.org

Bring your family to Crested Butte this summer for three days of therapeutic outdoor recreation for children with disabilities and their families. We provide adventure education, family inclusion and networking at The Adaptive Sports Center. Ropes course, canoe, raft. Two camps. Camp 1 - June 29 – July 2. Camp 2 – July 6-9. Adaptivesports.org/familycamps

Family adventure for people with disabilities and their families in Crested Butte! Our outdoor programs are inclusive to friends and family, and we believe this plays an important part in providing the most therapeutic and phenomenal experience possible. Challenge course, bikes, water sports! Scholarships available.

Archery School of the Rockies

Email: bockrmr@aol.com

Phone: 719-272-4379

Website: www.archeryschooloftherockies.com

Go for the BULLSEYE this summer with Archery School of the Rockies camps! Archery is one of the safest, year-round sports to enjoy and teaches focus, self-discipline, confidence, goal setting and life skills. At our camps, 6-15 year olds will learn the steps of archery and correct form from certified USA Archery coaches, using the same process as Olympians! Archery games, life size 3D targets, mini tournaments and more are offered as well! Lunch and all equipment is provided with registration. After care, 3-5pm, is available for an additional $10/day. Registration at least one week prior to camp start date is required.

Catamount Institute

Email: info@catamountinstitute.org

Phone: 719-471-0910

Website: catamountinstitute.org

Creepy Crawly Safari campers ages 6-8 will investigate the wild world of all things that hop, wiggle, swim, run and fly. Half-day camps, June 4-8 or July 23-27. $195.

Explore all things outdoors, and let your love of nature run wild at Outdoor Explorers nature adventure camp for ages 9-11. Part day-camp, part overnight, this is a great introduction to sleep-away camp. $375 includes meals/accommodation during overnight.

A Field Scientist is someone who loves to explore and learn outside, teaching others about the plants and animals they know. Daily choices for small-group nature classes and activities that let you choose the adventure. Campers ages 10-12 can join us June 26-30 for this camp. $285.

Campers aged 10-12 can learn all about soil conservation and caves at Dirt Camp July 9-13. Work with Rocky Mountain Field Institute on conservation in Garden of the Gods. Then learn all about conserving water in Water Camp July 23-27. Visit the top of the watershed to the bottom with this mountain to tap camp. $285.

Get ready for a week of fun during Adventure Camp. Spend one day building your team with fellow campers to leave the next day for two nights in cabins and one night in tents! Campers aged 12-14/ June 19-23. $675, all-inclusive (all meals provided).

Start your week with a day of leave no trace then pack your backpack for four days in the wilderness. Meet new friends who share your sense of adventure. 3 nights in tents and white-water rafting. Campers ages 13-15/$675, all-inclusive (all meals provided).

Strap on your backpack for a four-day backpacking trek in the Rocky Mountains with our experienced guides. Our Rocky Mountain Adventure Backpacking Trek is for ages 13-16. $675 all-inclusive (all meals provided).

Registration is open at catamountinstitute.org - t-shirt included for all camps.

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CSU-Pueblo Campus

Email: dax.larson@csupueblo.edu

Phone: 719-549-2711

Website: http://www.packcamps.com

Are the kids looking for something to do this summer? Looking for a low-cost, high-quality opportunity for your son or daughter to improve their athletic skills? Then consider a summer sports camp at CSU-Pueblo! Camps range from one-day skills camps to overnight intensive camps in a variety of different sports for kids in grade school through young adults entering senior year of high school. Costs range from as low as $75 to $400 for multi-day overnight camps.

CSU-Pueblo Sports Camps provide an outstanding opportunity to develop each camper's athletic skills. In addition to fundamental instruction, campers will be exposed to sport specific strategies and will have the chance to improve their individual area. CSU-Pueblo coaches and players will provide instruction and feedback that will help you improve your athletic performance and develop the skills necessary for success.


Costs range from as low as $75 to $400 for multi-day overnight camps.

Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Recreation Center

Email: student.recreation@csupueblo.edu

Phone: 719-549-2085

Website: http://www.packmultisportscamps.com

Colorado State University-Pueblo invites you to join us this summer for our REC PACK SUMMER CAMP! Kids entering Kindergarten through 8th Grade will enjoy a variety of sports and adventure activities with an emphasis on FUN, learning and participation! Our competitive prices, flexible schedules, state of the art facilities and enthusiastic staff will surely keep you and your child happy! Our staff is composed of professional educators, student-athletes, and college students with a background in recreation and working with youth. These staff members are selected for their experience, skills and enthusiasm. Camp staff emphasizes in campers having fun, learning, and displaying sportsmanship.

Registration is OPEN - http://www.packmultisportscamps.com

Early Connections Learning Centers

Email: mwillers@earlyconnections.org

Phone: (719) 381-4805

Website: earlyconnections.org

Don't let your children fall into a summer slump. Keep them and their minds engaged all summer long by enrolling with Early Connections Learning Centers. Not just for preschool, Early Connections serves children ages six weeks to fourteen years at locations throughout Colorado Springs. Keep your school age children happy, healthy and learning at Early Connections this summer.

The summer program for school age children at Early Connections includes three nutritious meals each day, weekly educational field trips and convenient hours from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Each week your child will read books, play games and make new friends in a high quality educational setting.

Income based sliding fee scale.

El Paso County Parks

Website: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com

Bear Creek Nature Camps-are for children entering grades 1- 9. Half-day camp (July 30-August 3) is $90/member and $100/nonmember. Full-day camps (June 4-8, June 18-22, and July 23-27) are $130/member, $140/nonmember. Middle School Evening Camp (July 9-13) is $110/member, $120 nonmember. Call 719-520-6972 for more information or go to www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or email mariapetkash@elpasoco.com.

Fountain Creek Nature Camps-are for children entering grades 1-5, (June 11-15, July 23-27 & August 6-10) as well as a camp for 6th-8th graders (July 9-13). $130/member, $140/nonmember. Call 719-520-6745 for more information or go to www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or email nancybernard@elpasoco.com.

Fox Run Park Nature Camp-June 25-29, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. $90/member, $100/nonmember. Call 719-520-6745 or email nancybernard@elpasoco.com.

All camps feature an environmental stewardship theme including naturalist-led hikes, discovery time in the woods, hands-on activities, songs, puppet shows, storytelling, crafts, T-shirt, games, & camp photo. Discounts and scholarships available. Easy online or phone registration. 

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Ent Center for the Arts

Email: jcooklev@uccs.edu

Phone: 719-255-3919

Website: http://uccspresents.org/

UCCS Presents Education Program - We offer immersive summer theatre camps! Choose from comic book capers, Shakespeare, swordplay, clowning, glee camp for teens, and improv. June 25-Aug 3 for kids 8-18 years old. Call or visit our website for details & registration.

Registration opens March 14, 2018 at http://tickets.uccspresents.org/

Go West Camps

Email: andrew@gowestcamps.com

Phone: 719-357-8872

Website: www.gowestcamps.com

Go West Camps offers summer day camp and teen adventure programs for kids entering 1st - 9th grades. We offer three 3 week camp sessions from June 4th - August 3rd. Our camp day starts at 9am and ends at 4pm. Pre-camp and post-camp activities are offered from 8am-9am and from 4pm-5pm. Our home base at Eagleview Middle School allows us to grow and harvest fruits and veggies for our lunch in the school's garden, hike and bike the trails of Ute Valley Park, and rock climb in nearby Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon. The activities and community culture at camp allow kids to build life skills. Kids will learn initiative, accountability, responsibility, communication, collaboration and leadership. Teens can choose between our traditional camp program and our Challengers Program which includes overnight trips to Buena Vista, Sand Dunes and other Southern Colorado destinations. A summer at Go West can be a truly transformational experience. We love talking to parents about camp. Give us a call or email us! See our ad on page 32.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Email: Lgrove@hsppr.org

Phone: (719) 302-8739

Website: https://www.hsppr.org/camp

Join us this summer for an unforgettable adventure at Camp Whiskers & Wags — where kids and critters become friends. Explore the world of animal welfare and veterinary medicine. Learn to take responsible and compassionate actions for all living beings. Enjoy hands-on activities and daily encounters with animals.

Registration - now open.

Camps run 9:00-3:00 daily

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Junior Academy Children's Centers

Email: auntiemel@mac.com

Phone: (719) 632-7681

Website: jracademykids.com

Colorado Springs' best summer day camp program hands down. Red-Cross approved swim lessons 3 days a week, age divided groups, field trips every day keep kids on the go, high quality enrichment program with hands-on art, cooking, science and physical activities daily. Family owned and operated since 1951.  

Registration open at jracademykids.com or call 719 632-7681 for additional information.

National Cybersecurity Center

Email: mary.graft@cyber-center.org

Phone: 719-255-5223

Website: https://cyber-center.org/

CyberCamp for ages 12-16 that are new to cybersecurity. Hands-on instruction covers: STEM career opportunities, cyber defense skills, protecting personal devices and data from outside threats, and exposure to networks running Windows and Ubuntu operating systems. CyberCamp ends with a final team competition simulating real cybersecurity situations. Build skills, confidence, and interest in an important career pathway. $495/1 week camp.

Registration opens May 1, 2018 on the NCC website: https://cyber-center.org/.

Call or email the NCC to be added to the preregistration interest list.

Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center

Email: ashley@hikeandlearn.org

Phone: 719-485-4444

Website: hikeandlearn.org

Calling all K-12 Campers! Come explore the new Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center! We offer THREE unique camp locations: The Mountain Park Campus in Beulah, River Campus and Raptor Center both in Pueblo. Transportation from Pueblo to Beulah is included. Scholarships are available.

To register online, please visit hikeandlearn.org!


Email: Bones bonesdrums@gmail.com

Phone: 719 207 3422

Website: www.rokkamp.com

High Skool Rok Kamp: June 17-23

Middle Skool Rok Kamp: July 22-28

$350 Early-Bird / $400 Lazy-Bonz.

Rok Kamp is a week-long immersion in your own Rok Band culminating in a real, all-ages concert at Central Colorado's premier music venue.

Rok Starz get to play music every day and also go whitewater rafting, zip-lining, arcading, disc-golfing and screen-print their own band t-shirts.

All lunches, adventures and transportation are included

The SoccerHaus

Email: thoang.soccerhauscs@gmail.com

Phone: 719-761-7586

Website: soccerhauscs.com

Soccerhaus prides itself by offering nothing but the highest quality indoor facility and sports programming. It is with great excitement that we will be hosting Hi-Five Sports Camp this summer!

Hi-Five Sports Camp is dedicated to a full menu of team sports designed for children from pre-K to 8th grade. Our staff is filled with local athletes and experienced P.E. teachers who promote the fundamentals through personalized instruction and positive reinforcement with a sense of humor! Our goal remains the same: to have a great time, while learning the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship. All of which results in a positive, self-esteem building experience.

Space Foundation Discovery Center

Email: sfdcreservations@spacefoundation.org

Phone: 719-576-8000

Website: www.DiscoverSpace.org/explorespace


Young explorers, Ages 7 - 12, will enjoy hands-on activities based on space and science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Our program is designed to provide a fun, educational experience and is led by certified master teachers. Four unique sessions are offered:

Mars Survivor - Adventurous explorers will learn what it takes to construct a habitat, work and live on Mars.

Jedi Training - Explorers will learn the ways of the Jedi and utilize the latest in technology to explore our galaxy and other worlds.

Sci-Fi World - Explorers will use some of the latest technology to learn about and develop connections between sci-fi movies and real-world space technologies.

I Heart Space - Young aspiring artists and designers will embark on a creative journey combining art and space.

Enroll today! Space is limited. Scholarships, multi-session and military discounts available.

Visit: DiscoverSpace.org/explorespace or email


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Taylor Theater at Colorado College

Email: cwarfield@coloradocollege.edu

Phone: 7193897217

Website: coloradocollege.edu/funquest

Summer Day Camp for children 6-12 years old, 1st-6th grades. 9 weekly sessions beginning 6/4/18 -8/3/18. come the whole summer or pick and choose your weeks.. Activities include field trips, swimming, ice skating, art, games, and many fun and diverse adventures on Colorado College campus. Registration is first come-first served and space is limited. Registration opens 3/19/18 and form will be on the website.

Registration is first come-first served and space is limited. Registration opens 3/19/18 and form will be found at www.coloradocollege.edu/funquest. $60 registration fee and discounts may apply. $220 for non-CC families; $200 for CC families. If your child is attending GT+ or Whiz Bang in the mornings and you want afternoon care, further discounts apply.

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa

Email: mickey_stout@villasport.com

Phone: 719-522-1221

Website: villasport.com/coloradp-springs/camps

Each week will be full of fun, exploration, and entertainment. Bring your sense of adventure as we navigate through different lands and experience worlds of wonder. Your antics will include field trips, crazy crafts, wacky sports and games, and splashing away in VillaSport's amazing pools. You'll reconnect with old pals and make new friends along the way. Get ready for an action-packed summer!

Register today at villasport.com/Colorado-springs/camps


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