Spring has nearly arrived in Southern Colorado, which means it is time to think ahead to summer camps. Early registration has begun for most programs, so we compiled this Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in and around Colorado Springs to help you plan. This list covers everything from outdoor adventures, dance, sports, and art. We recognize many moms can spend extensive amounts of time piecing together week to week activities for the summer. We hope this guide is a helpful one stop shop for all your summer camp wishes! Let’s make 2017 the best summer yet!
A special thank you goes out to our title sponsor, Catamount Institute, and to all of our sponsors that helped make this guide possible. We greatly appreciate the support of the community and the opportunity to present our readers with valuable resources.
A Resource of Day Camps, Sports & Dance Programs, Engineering Camps and so much more!
Catamount Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting kids with nature through meaningful outdoor experiences. What’s more, children learn that they have the powerful ability to protect and nurture the natural world. It is these young nature lovers that will be tomorrow’s stewards of the earth. Sign your child or grandchild up for a summer of outdoor adventure and science.
Catamount Institute has been providing camp experiences in and around Colorado Springs for 20 years. Young campers start close to home at Catamount Institute’s headquarters in the beautiful Sondermann Park near downtown Colorado Springs. There the 6-8-year-old campers in Creepy Crawly Safari explore the park and its creepy crawly critters who call it home. Campers who are 9-11 can sign up for the Outdoor Explorers Camp for a day camp with one overnight stay in a cabin in the mountains. This is an excellent introduction to a sleep away camp as well as a week full of outdoor exploration in Colorado Springs. Those campers who have a high interest in science will love Catamount Institute’s Field Science day camp for ages 10-12. During this week, campers will learn what it takes to become a naturalist. Also for ages 10-12 is the Dirt Camp day camp. Campers in Dirt Camp will spend their week at Garden of the Gods learning about the geology and history of the park while also volunteering with Rocky Mountain Field Institute to repair some of the damaged ecosystems. Campers who are 12-14 and ready for more adventure can register for the week long residential Adventure Camp. Campers will spend their time in the high country with three nights in cabins and a one night tent camp out at a wolf sanctuary. Looking for a little more wilderness? Campers 13-15 can join the Wilderness Adventure camp for a full week of tent camping, hiking, white water rafting, and shelter building. Finally, campers aged 13-16 can experience the Rocky Mountain Adventure Backpacking Trek with our professional outdoor guides on a 3 night 4 day trip to Northern Colorado.
Need-based scholarship available. Ask us about our partner discount with Kids on Bikes!
Colorado Ballet Society
Fun and challenging dance programs at Colorado Ballet Society this Summer! Classes are available in all disciplines beginning June 19, 2017! We offer special programs including Ballet Intensive and Young Dancers Workshop for intermediate and advanced dancers; themed dance camps for younger dancers; Broadway Workshop and Worship Dance Workshop for all levels. Located in a brand new state-of-the-art facility with five full-sized studios at 8570 Criterion Drive, Suite 154 (across from the Briargate Post Office in northeast C/S), the Ballet Society promotes health and excellence in training as it encourages cooperation and community for all of its students and their families.
For more information about Ballet Society, please visit us online.
CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies
SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVE | June 19-July 14
YOUNG DANCERS WORKSHOP | June 19-July 14
TWINKLE STAR DANCE PROGRAM | June 12-July 29
WEEKLY CLASSES | June 19-July 29. Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap for all ages and levels, Monday-Friday
BROADWAY WORKSHOP | July 17-21 ‘Beauty and the Beast’
WORSHIP DANCE WORKSHOP | July 24-28
This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure. Avid4 Adventure camps teach pre-K – 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. With help from our time-tested curriculum and insanely experienced instructors, we give campers solid skills and character-shaping confidence, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.
Day camp locations | Boulder | Golden | Highlands Ranch | Denver | Lafayette | Castle Rock | Colorado Springs
Overnight camps in Bailey and Evergreen, Colorado.
Learn more and sign up at Avid 4 Adventure or call 800-977-9873
CAMP DATES: Camps run weekly from June – August
CAMP HOURS: 9am-3pm *Extended care 8am-6pm
CAMP COST: Prices vary by camp
It’s FUNdamental is a multi-sport centered program, offering instructional services for children ages PreK to 5th grade in basic sports skills and knowledge. Multi-sport enables children to discover what sports most interest them, where their talents lie and the proper way to execute the fundamental components of the sport(s). Our week long Summer Sports Camps are the highlight of our year! We have camps for children ages 3-11. This summer we’ll offer lacrosse, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, football and baseball! All equipment is provided for all our programs–all we need is you!
CAMP DATES: June 5-8 – tennis, lacrosse, football, basketball, and soccer | June 12-15 – golf, baseball, lacrosse, football, and soccer | June 19-22 – tennis, golf, baseball, basketball and lacrosse | June 26-29 – football, soccer, baseball, golf and tennis | July 10-13 – lacrosse, basketball, soccer football and tennis | July 17-20 – golf, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and baseball | July 24-27 – baseball, basketball, golf, tennis and football
CAMP HOURS: Summer Camp: M-Th from 9-11:30 am (Pre-K-5th grade) | “Littles” Summer Camp: M-Th from 9-10:30 am (Pre-K only- for kiddos who would benefit from a shorter camp due to age)
CAMP COST: Summer Camp (PreK-5th Grade) $65 (includes water bottle and t-shirt) | “Littles” Summer Camp (PreK only) $45 (includes water bottle and t-shirt)
Air Force Academy
We are excited that you are considering the U.S. Air Force Academy for your summer sports camp experience and are certain that our camps will not disappoint!
AFA Sports Camps will once again be packed with great opportunities for athletes of all ages to hone their skills in their sport of choice. We will offer sports camps in the following sports: baseball, basketball, cheer-leading, cross country, diving, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. We will also offer elite camps in certain sports which are featured on the elite tab. Our sports camps are open to children ages 8-18 and are led by our very own AFA head coaches!
Our camps will be broken into three sessions.
Session 1: June 12-June 16 | Session 2: June 19-June 23 | Session 3: (A commuter-only week) June 26-28. Registration is Open!
CAMP DATES: June 12-June 28
CAMP HOURS: Varies
CAMP COST: Varies
Launch your future explorers, scientists and engineers into a memorable summer adventure at the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Explore Space Experience was created to inspire and engage children, ages 9 – 14, and to provide an educational, memorable experience. Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
Four themed sessions include: The Art of Space (Young aspiring artists and designers will embark on a creative journey combining art and space); Mars Survivor (Your adventurous explorer will learn what it takes to construct a habitat, work and live on Mars); Sci-Fi World explorers (Use some of the latest technology to learn about and develop connections between sci-fi movies and real-world space technologies); Jedi Training explorers (Learn the ways of the Jedi and utilize the latest in technology to explore our galaxy and other worlds).
CAMP DATES: The Art of Space, June 12-15 | Mars Survivor, June 19-22 | Sci-Fi World, July 10-13 | Jedi Training, July 17-20
CAMP HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CAMP COST: Full Day Rate: $295 per session. Sign Up for Multiple Sessions and Save! Two Sessions = $540 | Three Sessions = $785 | Four Sessions = $980. Register by April 7 – Receive a Discovery Center Family 4-Pass!
Turning Pointe Dance
Discover your passion and experience the joy of dance and theater this summer at Turning Pointe! Join us for fun-filled classes, mini camps, and intensives for all ages and abilities. We offer mini camps such as: Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, American Girl, and Star Wars for our younger dancers that include crafts and a program for parents at the end of camp. Turning Pointe also offers a 7 week summer mini mester of classes June 12th-July 31st with classes including, broadway tap, irish, dance sampler, and ballet for moms…it’s a great time to try something new! Call 445-9497 or visit Turning Pointe Dance for more information and take advantage of our early bird specials by enrolling soon!
CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies
Performance Workshop 1 – Ages 7-12 OR Performance Workshop 2 – Ages 13-17 will learn to sing and move through the Broadway choreography of 3 Musical Theater songs. Each song is age appropriate and tailored to their singing level. Learning how to sing and move at the same time is key to becoming a great performer. Each class will focus on breath support, learning songs and how to audition for future opportunities. We will have fun while leaning valuable performance, singing and self-confidence techniques! Location: Groh Music, 245 Second Street, Monument, CO 80132 (Inside Northland Community Church)
CAMP DATES: June 6 – 29th
CAMP HOURS: Workshop 1: Every Tuesday & Thursday 10 AM-10:50 AM | Workshop 2: Every Tuesday & Thursday 11 AM-11:50 AM.
CAMP COST: $75 for entire month
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