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2019 Kids Camps & Activities

Ages 4-18
ACES is abuzz with children's voices and laughter during the summer months. From June through August, they 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, their drop-in, daily, weekly, and overnight options make for an exciting and memorable summer!
970-925-5756 [email protected]
Ajax Adventure Camp
June - August 
Ajax Adventure Camp's mission is to Inspire Awesomeness! Ajax Adventure Camp is not your typical kids camp. The camp philosophy is to give campers the freedom to craft their own adventure by choosing from about a dozen activity offerings every morning and anozen activity offerings after lunch (lunch is provided of course!). There are 100's of different activities offered throughout the summer including: Rock Climbing, Paddle boarding, Paint-balling, Rafting, Archery, Robitics, Canoeing, BMX Biking, Fishing, Rockets, Paintchery, Marmot Tag, Skateboarding, Camping, Small animals, Sportz, Arts & Crafts, Tenkara Fly Fishing, and 100's more. Registration options include punch passes (pick and choose what days throughout the summer you would like to attend) and full day trips. Learn more at: ajaxadventurecamp.com
9am-5pm Monday - Saturday
Ages 6-15
970-718-6007 [email protected]
Ajax Sleepaway 
June - August 
Aspen's first real sleepaway camp since the Ashcrofters in the 1960's! Sleep in Glamping Villages where Peter Pan meets Alice in Wonderland atmosphere. Twinkling lights at night complement the stars as campers gather by the campfire to roast, listen to some cowboy guitar playing before retire to their bunks and rest up for the next day of adventure. Campers will have 100's of different activity choices throughout the day including: Ziplining (1/2 mile of zipping!) Climbing, Paddle boarding, Paint-balling, Archery, Fishing, Giant Inflatable Slip-N-Sliding, Rockets, Paintchery, Tracking, Camping, Outdoor Cooking, Survival Skills, Shelter building, Sportz, Arts & Crafts, Tenkara Fly Fishing, plus 100's of other creative and adventurous activities including ranching opportunities such as helping to raise the ranch animals (Goat, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Rabbits, etc.) There will also be speical activities as the Ranch Camp. All weeks will have the staple sleepaway activities, but through unique partnerships we may offer a few special weeks like Survival Skills and Animal Tracking wiht the Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). The ranch is nestled in the Rockies about 1 hour from Aspen. We provide transportation from Aspen and Basalt for all campers. View the sleepaway schedule at the registration page of the website.
Ages 7+
*Sibling discounts available 
970-718-6008 [email protected]
June 10 - August 16
Ages 4-15
The Ranch engages and inspires young artists with week-long workshops and camps.
970-923-3181 [email protected]
At Aspen Science Center (ASC), their goal is to develop and deliver programs that cultivate critical thinking, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills and illustrate how science can be used to better understand our world. They do this by engaging with people in their topics of interest and showing them how understanding the science behind those topics can help enhance their enjoyment. About 75% of our programs are geared toward children, because they are committed to developing the next generation of STEM professionals. For enrollment and a full list of summer camp programs, click here
970-236-2360 [email protected]spensciencecenter.org
Playing with The Past
Recommended for ages 3 and 6
July 10- August 9
July 10-12 Paint Bayer Number at Wheeler/Stallard Museum
July 17-19 Butter Making at Wheeler/Stallard Museum 
July 24-26 Candle Making at Wheeler/Stallard Museum
July 31, August 1-2 Beading & Native Story Telling at Wheeler/Stallard Museum
August 7, 8, 9- Potato Branding at Holden Marolt Museum 
Families and school groups are invited to explore the past with kids-friendly activities and stories led by the AHS Education staff. 
$3/child 970-925-3721
Ages 4-14; June 3rd- August 16th
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]
Starts June 24
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!
Creative Camps (Ages 3-4)
June 10-28 and July 8-August 3 
Tuition- $60-$79
Pre Ballet (Ages 5-7)
June 10-28 and July 8-Aug 3 
Tuition- $60-$79
Beginning Ballet Level 1
June 10- July 26 
Tuition- $55/week
Level 2 and 3
June 10-July 26 
Tuition- $90/week
Level 4 Intermediate/Advanced
June 10- July 26
Tuition- $120/week
June 3-August 21 (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: $48-$70/day 
970-920-5140 [email protected]
July 21-27
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 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
For the 7th year AVSC will host summer skiing and snowboarding training at Buttermilk! Each week will start with a goal setting session to get focused 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. 
970-205-5130 [email protected]
June 10-August 30
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.
June 10-August 16 
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.
4th of July Camp- Superheroes 
July 1st-5th
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: $875
Advanced June 17-26 Intermediate July 15-27, 10am-3pm
Advanced and Intermediate
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 Beat Lab
June 10-14, 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]
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 3-7,17-19, and 24-28
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 $285-$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

Dates coming soon!
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
During the summer the Red Brick hosts week-long day camps where children explore different themes each week through a variety of mediums such as papier-mâché, ceramics, mosaic, painting, collage and more!  In addition to art making, campers will venture outside for a picnic and play in the park and enjoy weekly field trips to experience and see art in Aspen.  Camp themes include Latin Festia, Mythical Creatures, Plateosaurus Printmaking, Sewing and Jewelry Making, POW! Comic Book Art, and Plein-Air painting.  Weekly camps will run July 8 – August 21.  Visit RedBrickAspen.com for more info and to register.
July 8th-July 13th
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, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, challenge courses, and more! 
Ages at least 7 years old
June 4-29
1:30-3:30 p.m.
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. 
Theatre Aspen’s summer education experiences inspire and educate the next generation of theatre artists, enthusiasts, and patrons through high-quality, age-appropriate training programs and productions. Students will enhance their creative impulses, strengthen collaborative skills, build confidence, make new friends, and much more. Theatre education empowers students of all ages to meet life head-on wherever they go, and in whatever circumstances they find themselves, whether on stage, in the classroom, the workplace, or beyond.
970-300-4357 [email protected] 
Juniors Programs (K to 2nd grade)
June 10-14 , 17-21,  24-28, July 8-12,  15-19,  22-26, and August 5-9
Tuition: $330
Juniors Programs (grades 3-4)
June 10-14
Juniors Programs (grades 5-8)
June 17-21, 24-28
Tuition $330
Middle School Programs (grades 5-8)
June 11-15, 18-22
Tuition $340
Movie Star Camp (grades 7-12)
June 17-21 and Aug 5-9
Tuition: $330
Musical Theatre Workshop: Dr. Dolittle (grades 3-6)
July 8-August 3
Tuition: $895
Summer Conservatory: The Wizard of O (grades 7-12)
July 1-August 4
Audition only
New! Triple Threat Training (grades 7-12)
July 17-July 21
Tuition $595
TAS offers Sibling and Multi-Class discounts on all of our programs!
Ages 3-5
June 10- August 12
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!
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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