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2018 Guide to Summer Camps In And Around Colorado Springs

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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!

Pikes Peak Community College Teen College Summer Camp

MAKE SUMMER EPIC FOR YOUR TEEN!
Want your teen to explore their interests, other than their phone, and get an idea of the world of possibilities after high school? Pikes Peak Community College is offering 31 different sessions this summer for incoming 7-9th graders. 

We offer FUN, hands-on programs to explore real careers from culinary to robotics, cyber to game design, and TV to construction. Our instructors are college professors who will put the excitement into going to college and exploring a career.

They can create, explore, build and game with camps like: 
• All Baking No Faking (culinary)
• Selfie on Steroids (multi-media graphics)
• Scene of the Crime (criminal justice)
• DIY Robotics (electronics)
• Creepy-Crawly Kingdom (zoo keeping)
• Hard-Hat Crash Course (construction)
• Sound Check: Podcasting 101 (radio production)
• Black Rocket gaming and coding (IT- information technology)

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COSTS:

Half day camps, Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM-noon
Weeks: June 4 – July 23 (excludes week of July 2)
$175 per week; scholarships available – apply now!
All classes are at the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Classes are filling, register NOW at ppcc.edu/teencollege or 719-502-2404.

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. 

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies

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

Learn more today at www.avid4.com 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.

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST:

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.

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies

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

GIVE YOUR KIDS LOTS OF SPACE THIS SUMMER! 
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. 

CAMP DATES:
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

CAMP HOURS:

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

CAMP COST:

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

Learn More! www.DiscoverSpace.org/explorespace
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.

CAMP DATES:

Monday, June 4 – Thursday, July 26.

CAMP HOURS:

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

CAMP COST:

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.

CAMP DATES:

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.

CAMP HOURS | CAMP PRICE: Varies

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 cctigers.com and click on Volleyball Camps!

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies

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; www.kidsonbikes.net/camps/

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies

Flipshack

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 flipshack.com/camps-clinics/quick-camps

CAMP DATES | HOURS | COST: Varies

Colorado Soccer Buddies

Kick off your Summer right with Soccer Buddies camps for kids ages 4 to 12 years old! We have different day camps around the city at different parks. Your child will have a blast at our outrageously FUN day camps! Kids get great exercise while parents get time to themselves with our drop-off camps. Our high-energy coaches will take your child on a roller coaster of FUN while we develop their soccer skills and their love for physical fitness. We make it easy for parents with our drop-off program, pay by the day options, and flexible scheduling.

CAMP COST: $150/week OR $35/day 

CAMP ADDRESS: Buckskin Charlie Park: 7665 Scarborough Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 | Bear Creek Regional Park: South 21st Street and Argus Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

CAMP DATES | HOURS: Varies

CityROCK Climbing Center

Bring your summer break experience to new heights this year with Summer Climbing Camps at CityROCK! Our camp program keeps kids ages 4 and up engaged and entertained with climbing, games, obstacle course challenges (including some of our favorite ninja obstacles), and more!

CAMP DATES:

1st week June 4 – 8
2nd week June 11 – 15
3rd week June 18 – 22
4th week June 25 – 29
5th week July 9 – 13
6th week July 16 – 20
7th week July 23 – 27
8th week July 30 – Aug 3

CAMP HOURS:

9:00am – 3:30pm (full-day)
9:00am – 12:00pm (half-day)
12:30pm – 3:30pm (half- day)

CAMP COST: 

$80/daily for full-day
$59/daily for half-day
$380/week for full-day
$281/week for half-day

LARPing Summer Camp

Are you looking to connect with other kids and have outrageous fun? Are you a parent looking for something educational yet exciting for your children age 9 and up? Do you have a homeschool, public school or private school child who loves fantasy and wants to make new friends?

Announcing, LARPing summer camp that includes:

* Ditch Battling
* Sword Making
* Crafts
* Live Action Role Playing
* Narrative Role Playing
* Acting Games
* Education based and fun!
* Medieval fantasy
* Special needs kids more than welcome and encouraged
• For ages 9 through 18

CAMP DATES | HOURS:

Taking place June 25-29, 12:30-4:30 pm, Fox Run Park, Pavilion #3.

Colorado College Soccer

The youth soccer camps at Colorado College provide a fun, exciting, and affordable learning environment for your children to enhance their skills in the sport they love. We will have a 4-day camp taking place here at Colorado College from July 24th – 27th. The camp will take place Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and be filled with varying games where your teams and children will be able to enhance their soccer skills in a fun way!

For just $155, your sons and daughters, ages 5-12, will be able to experience these unique soccer camps that are led by the Men’s & Women’s assistant soccer coaches and players.

CAMP DATES | HOURS:

Taking place July 24 -27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Colorado College – Washburn Field (Turf).

CAMP COST: 

$155 per week (Includes T-Shirt and Ball)

SCIENCE

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

ACADEMIC | SCHOOL-RELATED PROGRAMS

CHRISTIAN CAMPS

ZOO, PARKS, & NATURE

SPORTS

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6 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.

  3. Michelle March 20, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

    We are moving to the area this summer. This list will be a lifesaver while us parents are unpacking boxes stacked floor to ceiling! :). Thanks so much!

  4. alyson brickman April 3, 2018 at 2:53 am #

    I have a nephew that is spending the summer with his father and has been going through an emotional custody battle. He currently attends a small town school with extremely small class sizes. So when visiting his father for the summer we’d like to find friends for him. He’s a shy 15 y/o that eventually comes out of his shell. Any suggestions? Any groups? literally any suggestions will help. Our family wasn’t raised in Springs so we aren’t really familiar with the schools or things available.

  5. Shelly Coveyou May 16, 2018 at 6:59 am #

    We are coming to Colorado for a month to work our children are coming with us and they would like to go to some camps we signed him up for the Rockwall camp and some others that they are interested in but they would really like to go to a water camp like a pool or something like that as anyone have any suggestions I can’t find any pool or water camps ?!?!?! Please and thank you for any suggestions

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