Kids Camps & Activities

2023 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 weeklong daycamps 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 a dozen 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, Robotics, 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

 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

July 17- Sep 1

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

 

 

Aspen Animation Camp

Do you dream of becoming a filmmaker? This is your chance to join fellow aspiring storytellers and filmmakers for an immersive dive into the world of animation. During this week-long camp, with the guidance of professional filmmakers and teaching artists, students will collaborate with each other and gain valuable hands-on experience as they craft individual fairytale stories through many styles of Stop Motion: Pixilation, Cut Out Animation, Object Motion, Claymation, and 2D Computer Generated Imagery. It’s an exciting hands-on experience with plenty of arts and crafts to keep the team engaged in the storytelling journey. We will also use Adobe Creative Cloud Software to composite all the animated elements together. Aspen Film partners with the Colorado Film School to provide experienced, bi-lingual (Spanish/English)  educators to teach the camps. The staff to camper ratio is under 1:5 to ensure each participant gets individual attention. 

July 10 – 14, 2023

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (bring lunch / snacks provided)
Tuition: $470 

Click here for more information. 

Aspen Art Museum Kids' Summer Workshops

This summer, the Aspen Art Museum will offer the two on-site workshops listed below, and four additional off-site workshops in collaboration with ACES. Participants will enjoy a variety of art projects, games, stories, and other fun activities to explore the weekly theme of their workshop.

 

Aspen Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

Aspen City Camp is excited to welcome local Roaring Fork Valley families to our summer program this year! Days will be packed full of fun and educational activities such as swimming, ice skating, rock climbing, hiking, arts & crafts, group activities, mindfulness exercises, and much more!  *As of January 1, 2022, all children must be locally enrolled in school in the Roaring Fork Valley to attend*

Dates: June 8—August 22, 2023

Hours: 8:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

Location: Aspen Middle School Cafeteria 

  • Price: $47—50/day 
  • Ages 5—10, locally enrolled in RFV school only
  • 970-920-5140 [email protected]  

 

Aspen Science Center

The Aspen Science Center offers a series of summer camp sessions designed specifically for children 3-13 years of age. Children are introduced to science terms and concepts in an exciting way! Each day children participate in hands-on investigations and projects, enjoy outdoor playtime, and lots of fun science learning. Intentional play and exploration are the guiding principles for our campers.

·      June-August

·      https://aspensciencecenter.org/science-education-programs/ or 970-236-2360

 

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.

Lewis Ice Arena

  • 719-440-5027

 

Buttermilk Glacier Summer Snow Sessions

For the 9th 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 has helped lower their injury rate. 

June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

 

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 5-August 25
  • Ages 3 & up
  • 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 5-August 11
  • Ages 7 & up
  • 970-922-0025

 

Challenge Aspen

An Aspen summer is like no other. The days are filled with sunshine, the evening skies are studded with stars, and the night air is cool enough to savor a toasty bonfire. Challenge Aspen has created summer camps for the music, art and dance enthusiast and the outdoor adventurer in your family. Our weeklong camps provide the perfect setting, knowledgeable staff and, for kids’ camps, a safe, natural community where they are free to create memories of their own to share with you at the end of a beautiful Colorado day.

July 17-23

 

JAS In-Schools Summer Camp

This Summer Camp consists of one-week sessions targeted toward applied techniques for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, as well as a computer-based JAS Beat Lab session. JAS brings in faculty from Colorado University as well as local musicians.

Stay tuned for 2023 summer camp information.

For more information contact 970-920-4996 [email protected]

 

Kidz Hike

The purpose of this class is to learn how to safely and responsibly hike through safety instruction, wilderness survival techniques, and plant and animal identification. At the end of the class, children will have a base to start a lifelong love of hiking and appreciation for nature. This class is intended for children ages 3 to 7 years old. 

July 3-August 18

Contact Christie for more information at 970-718-2872 or [email protected]

 

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 12-16, June 19-23

For more information contact 970-355-4908 [email protected]
 

Nordic Summer Training

Bases out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & Aspen High School Trails), this program bridges Base Camp and National Camp. 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. Activities will include trail running, core and agility, roller skiing, soccer, ultimate frisbee, ski walking, rock hopping and laughing. 

 

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. Visit RedBrickAspen.com for more info and to register.

 

Roaring Fork Fencer's Club

En garde! Join Roaring Fork Fencers Club for two summer camps for beginner fencers. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Learn the Olympic sport of fencing from Coach Greg Domashovetz, an internationally certified coach and referee. 

Camps focus on having fun, making connections, and building fundamental skills. Campers will learn the basics of footwork, bladework, tactics, and rules. On Friday, it's all put to the test with an in-camp tournament. Visit our website to register, find more information, or contact Coach Greg. See you on the piste!

Contact info: Greg Domashovetz, [email protected], 970-924-0459

Time: 9 am - 1 pm, Monday through Friday

Ages: 7-12

Location: Snowmass Recreation Center

 

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 maximize progressions and fun. Whether you're already an accomplished bouncer or just getting started, we have coaches and ability groups to take you to the next level. 

Ages at least 7 years old   

July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31-August 4, August 7-11, August 14-18

 

Theatre Aspen School

Whether your child is new to performing, seasoned on the stage, looking to make new connections, or is brimming with creative ideas, Theatre Aspen’s Summer Camps are designed to bring out the best in young artists K-12. 

With offerings ranging from one-week skills & creativity-based programs to five week fully produced shows, Theatre Aspen Education has the right fit for your camper this summer. We have everything from dancing to designing, Shakespeare to singing, and performing to playwriting. Check out our variety of camps for K-12, and join us all summer long to forge new friendships, sharpen artistic skills, and have some good old-fashioned summer fun!

 530.481.6260

 

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!

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