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2018 Guide to Summer Camps In And Around Colorado Springs

The 2018 Guide to Summer Camps in Colorado Springs is brought to you by our many local sponsors. Thank you for helping us make this guide possible. Would you like to have your camp added to the guide? Please feel free to email [email protected] or fill out the form below! Let’s explore where we can send our little happy campers this summer!

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 2018 the best summer yet!

A Resource of Day Camps, Sports & Dance Programs, Engineering Camps and so much more!

Avid4 Adventure

This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure.
Avid4 Adventure Summer Camps for entering pre-K – 7th graders are in your community! Through outdoor activities like biking, climbing, paddling and hiking, kids build confidence, learn to take positive risks and are inspired to stay active.

Backed by our inclusive, time-tested curriculum and highly qualified instructors, kids of all abilities develop outdoor skills that instill a lifelong love of adventure. 


Adventure Camp Schedule | Explorer Camp Schedule | Learn to Bike Schedule | Biking for Tykes Schedule 

Learn more today at or call 800-977-9873


Pikes Peak Athletics

Pikes Peak Athletics offers swim camps geared toward achieving comfort and safety in and around the water. Each day, campers will engage in swim lessons focused on learning and repeating skills in the water as well as basic water safety. Campers will also enjoy interactive deck games and free swim with their new friends as we know social skills are important to develop too! 

Ages 4 years and up, all skill levels welcome. Snacks included in all camps, lunch included in full day camp.


Full and Half Day Camps Available, Monday-Friday at Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center: $445 | $235
June 18-22, June 25-29, July 30-Aug 3, 2018

Half Day Camps Available, Monday-Friday at The Country Club of Colorado and The Club at Flying Horse:
$270 non-member | $235 club member
June 11-15 & July 23-27, 2018 at The Country Club of Colorado | June 25-29, 2018 at The Club at Flying Horse

For more information contact (719) 629-8322 or [email protected]

YMCA - Camp Shady Brook

Your child will never be lost in the crowd at Camp Shady Brook. We offer a personalized camp experience that sets us apart and brings campers back year after year to reconnect with this special place, mentors and friends. We know no camper is one size fits all, so we offer a range of different camp experiences to ensure that everyone can have a summer to remember.

Many people have come to know Camp Shady Brook as ‘the world as it should be.’ At Camp Shady Brook, campers make new friends, build their self-esteem, gain independence, learn responsible decision making and have an adventure! Campers will be able to enjoy themselves in a safe environment that is designed to foster growth through fun, safe and challenging programs.

Our overnight camp program is intentionally designed for campers to have fun while realizing their individual and collective potential. An overnight camp experience is a unique opportunity for children to gain a sense of independence with the freedom to be themselves. Our incredible variety of activities allows campers to build confidence, try new things and have fun, and a combination of personal choice activities and scheduled programming means that campers have the freedom to customize their experience.


YMCA Camp Shady Brook is located 70 minutes northwest of Colorado Springs and 90 minutes southwest of Denver at 8716 South Y Camp Road, Deckers CO, 80135.

Space Foundation

Children, ages seven through 12 will enjoy an Explore Space Experience. Four hands-on sessions are offered: Mars Survivor, Jedi Training, Sci-Fi World and I Heart Space. 

Explore Space Experience was created to inspire and engage children and to provide a memorable educational experience. 

Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Explore Space Experience is designed and led by certified master teachers, with over 50 years combined teaching experience.

Four sessions with two age tracks (7-9 and 10-12) are scheduled so children can enjoy some or all of our unique space and science-related topics.

The sessions are held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center. The program does not include lunch or snacks.

Enroll today! Limited space available. 

Mars Survivor – Ages 7-9 – June 11 – 14; Ages 10-12 – July 9 – 12 
Jedi Training – Ages 10-12 – June 11 – 14; Ages 7-9 – July 9 – 12 
Sci-Fi World – Ages 7-9 – June 18 – 21; Ages 10-12 – July 16 – 19
I Heart Space – Ages 10-12 – June 18 – 21; Ages 7-9 – July 16 – 19


9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


Full Day Rate = $295
Scholarships, multi-session and military discounts available. 

Learn More!
Call: 719-576-8000
Email: [email protected]

Space Foundation Discovery Center
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

CB Young Stars

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department offers a variety of camps for youth throughout the summer. CB Young Stars and community center day camps run Monday-Thursday June-July at city parks, community centers and other locations across the city, including Venezia Park (Briargate), Colorado College, Golden Hills Park (Rockrimmon) and Meadows Park Community Center (Stratton Meadows in south Colorado Springs). Camps are designated for K-5 and there is a teen camp for middle school students. Youth over age 13 may serve as a camp volunteer as well. Additional quality summer recreational programs are available as well for area youth at a very reasonable cost that also focus on fun, leadership, health and engagement.


Monday, June 4 – Thursday, July 26.


Times range based on the camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Varies based on the camp from $325 – $400/7 weeks.

AFA Sports Camps

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, cheerleading, cross country, diving, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.


Session 1 will run from June 11-June 15
Session 2 will run from June 18-June 22
Session 3, which is a commuter-only week, will run from June 25-27.


If you have a question about our Sports Camps contact us (719)333-2116 or [email protected].

Colorado College Volleyball

Register now for the Colorado College Summer Volleyball Camps. We offer a variety of camps ranging from beginners to advance for boys and girls grades 2nd thru 12th. Camps are designed to improve skills, enhance player development and build confidence in your ability. Come train with CC players and staff (who this past season were 33-2 and finished ranked 4th in the nation NCAA DIII) and have fun improving your game in a positive learning environment. Camps fill up fast, so for more information or to register go to and click on Volleyball Camps!


Kids on Bikes

Kids on Bikes is a local non-profit with a mission to inspire and empower all kids to lead healthy, active, and happy lives through bicycling. Summer bicycle camps is a great way to focus on our mission while providing necessary revenue in order to accomplish our mission and break down barriers to bicycling for kids and families in neighborhoods throughout the Pikes Peak region.

Our week-long summer bike camp opportunities range from Learning-to-Ride, All-Girls, Urban Trails, to Advanced Mountain biking camps! We host multiple camps at local parks, both half-day and full-day depending on child’s age, throughout the city of Colorado Springs with all the details found at our website;



Flipshack takes gymnastics, parkour and key general fitness movements, and blends them into a powerful physical education curriculum. The result is elevated coordination, balance and confidence that will serve you in all spots and your everyday life. At Flipshack, we have fun building smart bodies and strong spirits that can do great things!
In addition to our ongoing classes, we are offering three challenging summer camps in 2018. Choose AGILITY (a mix of gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing and obstacle course fun), TUMBLING (the development of skills like cartwheels, handsprings and flips), and/or URBAN GYM (movement education based on our popular parkour program). Camps are for ages 6–12, and run Monday thru Thursday from 12 pm to 3 pm. Register at





THE ARTS (Music, Theatre, Dance, Fine Arts, Culinary Arts)





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3 Responses to 2018 Guide to Summer Camps In And Around Colorado Springs

  1. Kristen February 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    This is so awesome, very helpful for someone moving into the area!

    • Tara
      Tara February 27, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

      So great to hear!!

  2. Dinosaur River Expeditions March 15, 2018 at 12:21 am #

    Planning for a camping activity isn’t much handy than setting up the camp it self but it is really time consuming. So glad that I found this insightful guide, great work on sharing these infos. Thank you for your post.

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