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2018 Kids Camps & Activities

2018 Camps are in the process of being updated. Please check back in March of 2018 for a complete listing. 
As a local or a visitor, there are a variety of camps ranging from outdoor adventure to arts & culture to specialized camps. Also, check out the Veteran's Programs section for adults.
Ajax Adventure Camp*
June 12 - August 13
Adventure day camp in Aspen, starting at $93/day. Basecamp at the Aspen Middle School.
9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri + Campouts Fri-Sat + Paintball Saturday
Ages 7-14
970-205-9392 [email protected]
Ajax Junior Camp*
June 12 - August 11
Adventure day camp in Aspen, starting at $93/day. Basecamp at the Aspen Middle School.
9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri
Ages 5-6
970-205-9392 [email protected]
Ajax Adventure Ranch Camp*
June 25 - August 19
Aspen's first sleepaway camp since the 1960's! Sleep in tipi villages, participate in hundreds of different adventure activities from rock climbing, paddle-boarding, and archery, to caring for animals, paintball, and go carting.
8 different Weeklong Sessions (Sunday-Saturday) sleepaway camp!
$995/weeklong session (6 nights, 7 days)
Basecamp at the Aspen Middle School
970-205-9392 [email protected]
June 5 - August 18
Ages 4-15
The Ranch engages and inspires young artists with week-long workshops and camps.
970-923-3181 [email protected]
June 11 - August 11
Ascendigo offers rewarding and challenging summer camps with positive, autism-friendly supports so your child can succeed and have fun. The Ascendigo team has the specialized training to work with all levels of ability, behaviors, and functioning. We offer 9 weeks of camp, with residential and day options.
970-927-3143 [email protected]
Week 1: July 10-12, Week 2: July 17-19, Week 3: July 24-26
Ages 9-16
The Cooking School of Aspen will be holding a kid's day camp this summer.
The theme is "A Culinary Trip Around the World". Kids will learn the basics of cooking and baking, how to read and prepare recipes and hopefully an increased passion for food and cooking! Lunch and a snack will be provided.
It is recommended that parents sign kids up for all three days as they will be progressive from one lesson to the next. Themes will include but are not limited to: bread baking, meat butchering, ingredient history, organizing prep, and exploring new foods!
$500 per session
970-920-2002 [email protected]
Aspen Art Museum Camp
June 26-30
Ages 9-11
In partnership with Aspen Art Museum, historical objects and sculptures in Aspen come to life through storytelling.
Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Living History Camp
July 10-14
Theater meets history, as children learn about their favorite Aspen character to prepare for a final performance on Friday afternoon. This workshop will include researching, writing and performing.
Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Playing with The Past
July 5-7 Butter Making
July 12-14 Scavenger Hunt
July 19-21 Candle Making
July 26-28 Storytelling
Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Ages 4-14
Summer Workshops at the Aspen Art Museum use art on view as a starting point for unique, creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests.
Professional artists and educators guide participants through concept and material exploration. Each Workshop develops an understanding of contemporary art through fun hands-on projects, gallery explorations, and off-site excursions that culminate in a student exhibition, performance, or party.
970-925-8050 ext133 [email protected]
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing*
Since 1967, Aspen Camp has provided Life-changing experiences to Deaf* children from around the world. These experiences include summer camp, winter camp, family camp, and more. You Camps are also available for local families and organizations to rent the campus and create their own unique, fun experience. Sign language classes and Deaf Culture leadership training available.
Ages 4-15
Fun and educational kids' camps are offered at both Hallam Lake in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt and include drop-in, week-long and overnight options for kids age 4-14. A camp shuttle from Hallam Lake to and from Rock Bottom Ranch will run during July and August. For the first time, ACES has partnered with Ajax Adventure Camp to offer sleep-away options for ages 8-15.
July 31 - August 4
$200 for the week
The fifth annual MBCCC Festival Summer Camp is open to students entering fourth through eighth grades. The camp will be run by professional music educators and choir directors, along with the AMFS Director of Education Katie Hone Wiltgen. Participating kids will have an opportunity to learn about vocal technique in a choir setting, sing a varied repertoire and perform a camp finale concert, attend AMFS rehearsals and observe closed rehearsals in the Aspen Opera Center, meet Festival guest artists, conductors, and students, and participate in fun acting, movement, and outdoor activities.
8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with a performance on Friday at 4 p.m. (also at CEC)
July 24 - August 4
Full Two Week Program: $225 first child, $175 each additional child from same immediate family
One Week Program (either July 24-28 or July 31-August 4): $150 first child, $125 each additional child from same immediate family
An early childhood music education program for the youngest classical music fans! Sing Play Move’s curriculum is based in folk/world music, action and game songs, nursery rhymes, instrumental play, free/creative and guided movement, and simple composition.
Morning and afternoon options available for both infant and toddler class and preschool class.
Come play with the Aspen Recreation Department during summer break. All camps are state licensed programs designed for youth 5-10 years old. Days will be packed full of fun & educational activities such as swimming, skating, climbing, hiking, rafting and much more.
Not your average summer camp - A dynamic, week-long program for children ages 8-14 facing cancer or another life threatening illness. The program is designed to foster new relationships between participants, while giving them challenging and unique experiences. Activities include rock climbing and rappelling, outdoor education, team building activities, rafting, therapeutic arts & crafts, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, challenge courses, and more!
Earth Keepers Community Summer Camp
Our fun filled programs get children outside by sharing the joy of exploring nature and the farm. Our experienced educators support each child's innate curiosity about the world around them as a guide for teaching about safely interacting with our outdoors and stewarding a better future.
Daily activities include interactions with farmyard animals, garden and farmyard exploration, nature discovery, traditional arts and crafts including basket making and fiber arts (from our alpaca's fiber), solar cooking, and community building activities.
July 16-22
Join us for great aerobic conditioning in Colorado's mountains. All sessions offer three "on ice" sessions per day, plus daily video and lecture sessions by the coaching staff. Our new daily schedule allows time for various recreational activities. The Bob Johnson Hockey School also offers specialized instructional sessions & discounted tuition for goalies.
Lewis Ice Arena
A fun, dynamic mountain environment with daily and weekly programs for kids of all ages at the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center. A wide range of daily activities and specialty camps, including mountainboarding, climbing, hiking, eurobungee, overnight camping, and rocket building,  make this a must-experience summer adventure.
Camp Cozy Point*
Camp Cozy Point focuses on cultivating confident and responsible riders with a foundation in basic horsemanship. Our campers gain a well-rounded education on and off the horse in skill specific group riding lessons and in the barn -- learning basic veterinary care and general care for the horses and equipment.
Challenge Aspen - 970-923-0578*
Outdoor Adventure Camp
June 19-23
Participants ages 10-25 years old with a cognitive disability.
Participants will gain a sense of personal growth and self-empowerment by actively participating in fun, supervised and structured activities that focus on group recreation, life skills, communication, and safety.
ChAMP Camp
July 3, 5, 6, & 7
Challenge Autism has created highly structured summer camps for the outdoor adventurer with ASD in your family. Our weeklong camps provide the perfect setting, a staff extensively trained in working with those on the spectrum, and a community where they are free to create memories. Athletes/campers will build skills in sports, communication, daily living, and an overall independence.
Magic of Music and Dance Camp
July 17-21
This week-long day camp provides artists of ALL AGES with disabilities the opportunity to release their creative spirits and express themselves through dance, movement, singing and acting.
Participants create and rehearse a full stage production with dialogue, songs, costumes, and dance. Afternoon activities include swimming, whitewater rafting, and a family BBQ. The camp culminates with a magical performance of the production for the local community.
Just for Teens Camp
August 7-10
This camp is specifically designed to provide participants aged 13 to 20 years the opportunity to explore outdoor adventure activities, with a focus on life skills and long-term goals. Professional instructors lead the camp, and each participant will also have an assigned buddy each day to assist with activities. Activities include: rafting, ropes course, camping, fishing and equine therapy.
June 19-28 & July 17-28, 10am-3pm
College students from the Denver area, who are currently music majors, will join the June group for the last two days of the camp and will perform with them at the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music at Two Rivers Park. The July group will perform at the Carbondale Mountain Fair.
970-920-4996 [email protected]
August 14-21, 10am-1pm
The JAS Beat Lab is an opportunity for small groups of students to compose, arrange, perform, and mix original music using the professional recording software Reason 8. The program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of computer-based music production in a studio environment while having them create the music that is being recorded.
It is an applied education involving them with the instrument they play, the development of keyboard and programming skills, as well as an understanding of how to collaborate effectively within a group. 1-2 years beginning music experience required.

970-920-4996 [email protected]

MEH YOGA - Morgan Elaine Henschke
Yoga, mindfulness, social-emotional learning art projects, meditation at King Yoga
July 17-21 & 24-28
11:30am-1:30pm - Ages 4-6
2pm-4pm - Ages 7-10
$300/week, Space is limited to 10 students per group each week

603-997-1564 [email protected]

Exciting and fun art-based summer camps for kids ages 6-12, hosted by Liz Waters!
School-aged camps will run from 9 am - 3 pm Monday through Thursday and 9am-1:30 pm on Friday with a parents' presentation on Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm to show you all of the art and progress that was made throughout the week! All of our camps feature the expertise of our favorite art teacher, Liz Waters.
Dream BIGGER with Theatre Aspen School! Join us for fun camps and theatre intensives for kids ages 4-19 with music, dance, costumes, improv and more. This summer includes productions of SPAMALOT and Alice in Wonderland. Plus Broadway Dreams & intensive training with Broadway pros.
970-300-4357 [email protected]
Juniors Half-Day Programs (pre-K to 1st grade)
June 12-16 and June 26-30
Tuition: $195
Juniors Programs (grades 1-2+)
June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
July 17-21, 31-Aug 4 and Aug 7-11
Tuition $320
The Glee Factor (grades 3-6+)
June 7-16
Tuition $465
Movie Star Camp (grades 3-6+ and grades 7-12+)
June 19-23 and Aug 7-11
Tuition: $320
Musical Theatre Workshop: Alice in Wonderland (grades 3-6+)
July 3-29
Tuition: $320
Summer Conservatory: Monty Python's SPAMALOT
July 10-August 6
Tuition: $995
TAS Tech Company
July 17-Aug 6
Tuition $195
CAMO provides adaptive therapeutic recreation and wellness experiences for military personnel diagnosed with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. CAMO offers an opportunity for veterans, their spouses/partners and caregivers to reconnect with outdoor recreation activities through professional adaptive instruction for summer and winter sports. CAMO encourages participants to attend one summer and one winter retreat so they can be exposed to one or more activities that may open the door to continued health and wellness.
970-923-0578 x 217 [email protected]

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