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2019 Kids Camps & Activities

ACES Educational Summer Camps

June-August

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!

 

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

 

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.

 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

June 10 - August 16

The Ranch engages and inspires young artists with week-long workshops and camps.

 

Aspen Science Center

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

 

Aspen Historical Society Camp 

Playing with The Past

  • Recommended for ages 3 and 6

July 10- August 9

  • 10:30-11:30am

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

 

Aspen Art Museum Kids' Summer Workshops

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.

9am-3pm

 

Aspen Music Festival & School's Roaring Fork Valley Music Lesson Program*

  • 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!
  • 970-205-5055

 

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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
  • 970.925.7175

 

Aspen Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

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. 

June 3-August 21 

7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

All camps meet at Aspen Elementary School Cafeteria 

 

Bob Johnson Ice Hockey School

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.

July 21-27

Lewis Ice Arena

  • 719-440-5027

 

Buttermilk Glacier Summer Snow Sessions

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. 

June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28

 

Camp Aspen Snowmass

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 30
  • 970-923-1227

 

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 10-August 16 
  • 970-922-0025

 

Challenge Aspen 

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
  • 4th of July Camp- Superheroes 
  • July 1st-5th
  • 970-923-0578

 

JAS In-Schools Summer Camp

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.

Advanced June 17-26 Intermediate July 15-27, 10am-3pm

  • Advanced and Intermediate
  • 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]

 

Math Camp for Girls

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!

 

Mountain Kids Academy

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. 

June 3-7,17-19, and 24-28

 

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.

 

Nordic Summer Training

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. 

Dates coming soon!

  • Price $300-$900

 

The Red Brick Arts

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.

 

Shining Stars Aspen Summer Adventure

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! 

July 8th-July 13th

 

Tramp Camps

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. 

Ages at least 7 years old

June 4-29

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • $65-$300
  • 970-429-2777

 

Theatre Aspen School

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!

Multi Class Discounts

Wildwood Summer Camp

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!

Ages 3-5

 

Veteran's Programs

Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) 

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]