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2018 Kids Camps & Activities

3D Printing Education for Kids 8 + years old in the form of 2-day workshop in downtown Aspen. The workshops are limited to only 6 students to ensure quality of the learning process. Each kid will be provided with their own 3D Printer to work with during the camp and will get to keep their own creations at the end. The 3D Printing Shop in Aspen also offers private one-on-one sessions for kids and adults alike who would like more personal attention and to go beyond the basics of 3D Printing.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.
Ages 4-18
ACES is abuzz with children's voices and laughter during the summer months. From June through August, we offer fun and educational kids' camps at Hallam Lake in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt. Featuring a mix of environmental science education and outdoor exploration, our drop-in, daily, weekly, and overnight options make for an exciting and memorable summer!
970-925-5756 [email protected]
Ajax Adventure Camp*
June 11 - August 10
Adventure day camp in Aspen. Basecamp at the Aspen Middle School.
9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri + Campouts Fri-Sat + Paintball Saturday
Ages 7-15
970-205-9392 [email protected]
Ajax Junior Camp*
June 12 - August 11
Adventure day camp in Aspen. 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 19 - August 16
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.
3-Day mini Sleepaway Sessions and 7-Day full Sleepaway adventures. 
$1225/weeklong session & $600/ 3-day mini sessions
Ages 7+
Basecamp at the Aspen Middle School
*sibling discounts available 
970-205-9392 [email protected]
June 11 - August 17
Ages 4-15
The Ranch engages and inspires young artists with week-long workshops and camps.
970-923-3181 [email protected]
June 17 - August 10
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 9-11, Week 2: July 16-18, Week 3: July 23-25
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!
$600 per session
970-920-2002 [email protected]
Playing with The Past
July 11- August 3
July 11-13 Candle Making
July 18-20 Beading and Native Stories
July 24-26 Butter Making
August 1-3 Potato Branding
Wheeler/Stallard Museum and Holden/Marolt Museum
Ages 4-14; June 4th- August 17th
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]
Session 1: June 21- July 8 (Ages 13-17) 
Session 2: July 10- July 23 (Ages 10-15)
Session 3: July 25- August 2 (Ages 8-12)
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. Youth 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.
Tuition: $1399-$1999 *Financial Aid packages 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  March, July and August. For the first time, ACES has partnered with Ajax Adventure Camp to offer sleep-away options for ages 8-15.
July 16 - 20
$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)
Starts June 28
Lessons with top AMFS students are available to all interested (part-time or full-time) residents of the Roaring Fork Vallet each summer at an extremely reasonable price. This opportunity is open to music enthusiasts of all ages!
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,
Creative Camps (Ages 3-4)
June 11-29 and July 2-28 (classes meet once a week)
Tuition- $60-$79
Pre Ballet (Ages 5-7)
June 11-29 and July 2-28 (classes meet once a week)
Tuition- $60-$79
Beginning Ballet Level 1
June 11- July 20 (every Tuesday and Thursday)
Tuition- $40/week
Level 2 and 3
June 11-July 20 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
Tuition- $90/week
Level 4 Intermediate/Advanced
June 11- July 20
Tuition- $120/week
June 4-August 22 (Ages 5-10)
7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
All camps meet at Aspen Elementary School Cafeteria 
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. 
Price: $45-$70/day 
970-920-5140 [email protected]
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 22-28
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
June 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
For the 6th year AVSC will host summer skiing and snowboarding training at Buttermilk! Each week will start with a goal setting session to get focusied and achieve the most out of the training. They offer professional coaches at a quality training facility for the fraction of the cost. Their continued summer on snow training has been instrumental in their tremendous athletic success and have helped lower their injury rate. 
Price: $100/day and $400/week
970-205-5130 [email protected]
June 11-August 31
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.
August 7-11
Ages 3-5th grade 
9:00 am-3:30pm
Camp Invention is where your child learns science, technology, engineering and math in a weeklong experience that taps into the spirit of innovation. 
Tuition: $225
July 23-27
9:00 am- 3:00pm daily
Children will learn choreography to live music, create visual arts projects & work toward a final performance for the community!
Tuition: $250 (scholarships available) 
602-770-1872 [email protected]
Challenge Aspen - 970-923-0578*
4th of July Camp- Superheroes 
July 2nd-6th
This year we will be celebrating all of our Super Heroes and having a little bit of fun. Join us for a week of creativity, swimming, rafting, mountain adventures and of course the celebration of our independence at one of the largest mountain towns 4th of July Parades!
Tuition: $750
Magic of Music and Dance Camp
July 16-20
For the 21st year of Music and Dance we are pleased to announce that we will be performing the music from the popular musical FROZEN!
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.
Tuition: $975
June 18-27 & July 16-28, 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.
Tuition- $400 
JAS Beginner's Camp
August 13-15, 10am-3pm
Students study introductory and applied techniques with direct guidance from a JAS Faculty Instructor. Enrollment fees vary, please visit the website. Scholarships are available.
Tuition- $175
JAS Beat Lab *new this summer
August 6-10, 10am-1pm
Free workshop introducing students to the concept and creation of electronic music and tracks while having them create the music that is being used for these tracks. 
Tuition- $250
For more information contact 970-920-4996 [email protected]
July 9- August 3
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
All sessions will be held at the Lower Moore Field next to Aspen Highschool 
For 27 years Junior's European Soccer Camps has provided young players with a premier soccer instructional training program unlike any other in the country. Welcoming players of all abilities for ages 5 to 15 the camp provides participants with a combination of the principles of soccer and the passion for playing the game. At "Juniors European Soccer Camps", players are immersed in a fully comprehensive program of technique and training, ultimately resulting in their appreciation of the game of Soccer!
Price $160/session

[email protected] 

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.
June 12-16 (1st-6th grades)
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Count Me In is a math camp program designed just for girls. Outside the traditional classroom, our unique approach sets girls up for success in math by starting young... and making it fun!
970-230-1621 [email protected]
June 4-8,18-20, and 25-29
Mountain Kids Academy is a dynamic summer experience, offering fun practice in a variety of sports and backcountry skills. Our mission is to foster team-building, confidence, connections, and enthusiasm for life within and beyond our beautifully unique mountain home. 
Price $150-$880

970-355-4908 [email protected]

My 3D Concepts 
3D Printing Education for Kids 8 + years old in the form of 2-day workshop in downtown Aspen. The workshops are limited to only 6 students to ensure quality of the learning process. Each kid will be provided with their own 3D Printer to work with during the camp and will get to keep their own creations at the end. The 3D Printing Shop in Aspen also offers private one-on-one sessions for kids and adults alike who would like more personal attention and to go beyond the basics of 3D Printing.
Price $189

June 12- August 16
Bases out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & Aspen High School Trails), this program bridges Base Camp and National Comp. It is designed for athletes of all ability levels. Skiers will continue to focus on fundamentals and fun. Dryland activities will be geared towards cross country skiing but are appropriate for any child wishing to increase athleticism. Activites will include trail running, core and agility, rollerskiing, games (soccer, ultimate frisbee) ski walking, rock hopping and laughing. 
Price $300-$900
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
$75 daily drop in, Space is limited to 10 students per group each week
603-997-1564 [email protected]
Beginner's Camp: June 18-22, August 6-10
Intermediate Continuation Camp: August 13-17
9:00 am- 1:00pm - Ages 8-18
Learn a new Olympic sport this summer with Roaring Fork Fencers Club. Campers will focus on having fun, making friends, and learning the basics of foil fencing. All equipment is provided for beginner camps, those opting to do an intermediate camp will receive more information ahead of time. Get your inner Olympian en garde this summer!
Tuition: $250/week for beginner camp; $325/week for intermediate camp
 847-778-8513 [email protected]
July 9-13th, July 16-20th, July 23-27th, July 30- August 3rd, August 6-10th, August 13-17th, and August 20-22nd
Ages 5-10 
Exciting and fun art-based summer camps for kids ages 6-12, hosted by Liz Waters!
School-aged camps will run from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, every Friday there will bea parents' presentation at 3:15 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.
Tuition: $275/week
Junior Cheer Summer Camp
June 4-8 Ages 6-12
From 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. join Summit Studio for their Junior Cheer Summer Camp, led by two Denver Broncos Cheerleaders! 
Tuition: $375/week
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Ages 6-12
June 4- August 17
Increase your air awareness, learn new tricks, build your confidence and continue your progression by enrolling in tramp camp with the AVSC coaches! At AVSC Tramp Camps athletes will use our Supertramp, Flybed Trampoline and Mini Tramp facilities to mazimize progressions and fun. Whether you're already an accomplished bouncer or just getting started, we have coachs and ability groups to take you to the next level. 
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 Madagascar, A Musical Adventure! and Marry Poppins. Plus Broadway Dreams & intensive training with Broadway pros.
970-300-4357 [email protected]
NEW: A TAS Summer Home: This summer all of our summer programs will be held on the beautiful Aspen Community School campus in Woody Creek!
NEW: Optional bus transportation: You can opt to have your student ride our bus to and from Aspen Community School for a nonimal weekly fee, which can be added during registration. Pick-up and drop off include the Red Brick, AABC, and Intercept Lot.
NEW: Hours that accommodate your schedule!: Our regular program hours are now 9am to 4 pm. If you include optional bus transportation, we've got your work day covered with quality instruction and summer fun for your children.
NEW: Added outdoor programming: Our summer programs cover three to four areas of theatre during each program and includes both structured and unstructured outdoor time, rounding out the Roaring Fork Valley philosophy of living: Mind, Body, & Spirit. 
ENHANCED: Free Theatre:  We believe students can create great theatre. We also believe students should SEE great theatre! All programs** include a voucher to redeem for one student ticket for Godspell or Mary Poppins, Jr. at the Hurst Theatre. Don't miss this opportunity to be INSPIRED!
*Broadway Dreams will take place at Dance Progressions Studios in the AABC.
**Conservatory and Broadway Dreams excluded. 
Juniors Programs (K to 2nd grade)
June 11-15 , 18-22,  25-29, July 9-13,  16-20,  23-27, and 30- August 3
Tuition: $330-$380
Juniors Programs (grades 3-4)
June 11-15
Tuition $330
Middle School Programs (grades 5-8)
June 11-15, 18-22
Tuition $340
Movie Star Camp (grades 3-6 and grades 7-12)
June 18-22 and Aug 6-10
Tuition: $330
Musical Theatre Workshop: Madagascar, A Musical Adventure! (grades 3-6)
July 2-27
Tuition: $895
Summer Conservatory: Mary Poppins (grades 7-12)
July 2-August 3
Audition only
New! Triple Threat Training (grades 7-12)
July 2-July 20
Tuition $565
TAS offers Sibling and Multi-Class discounts on all of our programs!
Ages 6-14
June 12- August 17
Train Your Brain Camp is a day camp in Aspen designed especially for girls and boys ages 6-14. Through the use of horseback riding, expressive arts and mindfulness practice, your child will strengthen her or his sense of self and be empowered to make positive choices in life. 
Tuition: $200/camper/day
Ages 3-5
June 11- August 10
We are excited to have your child with us this summer! The program will include many different activities and fun field trips. We will take advantage of programs offered by the Pitkin County Library, ACES at Hallam Lake, and any others that may come up during the summer. Our counselors are energetic, responsible, creative and FUN!
Tuition: $100/camper/day
970-925-5678 [email protected]
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]

4th of July Parade Waiver



PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this


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