The 2013-2014 Summit County School Year is wrapping up shortly with the last day of school being May 30th. There are many summer camps and programs in Summit County. Some to check out are:
Frisco Fun Club2558 The Frisco Fun Club is a state-licensed day-camp program which is open to children ages 5-12. The Frisco Fun Club will run Monday-Friday, June 2-August 15 at the Frisco Nordic Center. Camp will start each day at 8:00 am and end at 5:30 pm (new this year- previously camp ended at 5:00 pm). The focus of Frisco Fun Club is on staying active and making healthy choices. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes to camp so they can bike from place to place throughout the summer. Fun Club will also have some bikes which campers may borrow. The Frisco Fun Club will offer local and Front Range field trips including hiking, playground visits and swimming in Summit County and visits to Jumpstreet and Water World in Denver. “Frisco Fun Club is intended to entertain and engage your child and create summer memories which they will have with them forever. Our goal is to make our camps so interesting and enriching that kids look forward to Fun Club each day and come home each night filled with tales of their summer adventures with us,” stated Sara Skinner, Frisco Fun Club Camp Coordinator.
Easter Seals Camp is an amazing camp based out of Frisco helping individuals with disabilities and special needs. The cost is $45 per day due on the Friday prior the week the camper will be participating. Camperships and sliding scale options are also available. The dates will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from June 9th through August 1st at the SOS Building in Frisco. Check in time will be 8:30 am and check out by 4:30 pm. Activities will include swimming, Breckenridge Recreation Center, fishing, cookouts, local field trips and tons of fun! For more information or an application please contact Roman Krafczyk at (303) 233-1666 ext. 235 or email him at [email protected]
The Frisco Recreation Department is offering 5 different sport camps this summer which each run in week-long sessions. Frisco’s camps stand out from similar camps in Summit County because they are predominately full-day camps. Sports camps run from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, with the exception of Girls on the Run which will run from 9:00 am-3:30 pm and the Skateboard Camp which will be a half-day camp.
Frisco Adventure Camp is open to children ages 6-12 who are looking to increase their knowledge of and ability in the bike and skate parks. Instructors will guide the participants through all of the park features, beginning with the basics and progressing them to the intermediate level by the end of the week. All participants must bring the following to the program: bike, skateboard, helmet, pads (optional), water, sunscreen, tennis shoes and a sack lunch.
Frisco Bike Camp is open to youth ages 6-14. Instructors will focus on all of the Frisco Bike Park features. Participants will learn body positioning, balance and how to maneuver through obstacles. Participants should feel comfortable riding a bike and be familiar with breaking, cornering and pumping their bike. The class will also utilize Frisco Peninsula trails assisted by instructors and focusing on body positioning, balance, gear shifting and maneuvering over obstacles on the trails. New this summer, the Bike Camp will be divided into two age groups: 6-8 years old and 9-14 years old. Participants must bring: bike, skateboard, helmet, pads (optional), water (camelback preferred), sunscreen, tennis shoes and a sack lunch.
Girls on the Run Camp is a program which uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities, such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. This camp is open to girls entering grades 3-8. Girls must bring their lunch to camp every day and dress appropriately for running outside. Participants should come prepared with layers of clothing as the weather may vary.
Frisco H20 Camp is a new water sports camp open to youth ages 9-15 for adventurous kids who want to explore Lake Dillon and learn kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, canoeing and fishing skills. H2O Camp will finish up a week of adventures with a whitewater rafting trip with Kodi Rafting. The Frisco Bay Marina will provide the necessary gear and expertise for all other activities. Participants must bring: bathing suits, towels, sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm dry clothes and water shoes.
Frisco Skateboard Camp is a half-day camp designed for beginner and intermediate level skateboarders ages 6-12. Instructors will lead the participants through the Frisco skate park features step-by-step with a focus on balance, safety and technique. Participants must bring: skateboard, helmet, pads (optional), water, sunscreen, tennis shoes and lunch.
Keystone Science School. This camp offers some amazing discover opportunities for the kids ages 5-18. 970-455-4228. Day camp ages 5-11 has theme weeks that include: DAY CAMP SESSION 1: Let Me Atom: Let’s Get Physic-cool!, DAY CAMP SESSION 2: Space Your Face Off: Constellation Sensation, DAY CAMP SESSION 3: Wild West Quest: There’s Gold in Dem Hills!, DAY CAMP SESSION 4: Dino-SOAR: A Wing-Flapping, Tail-Tapping, Prehistoric Party!, DAY CAMP SESSION 4: Dino-SOAR: A Wing-Flapping, Tail-Tapping, Prehistoric Party!, DAY CAMP SESSION 6: Wonders of the World: The Art of Music,
DAY CAMP SESSION 7: Camp Castaway: A Pirate’s Life For Me, DAY CAMP SESSION 8: Superhero POWER Week!, DAY CAMP SESSION 9: Summit County Survivor.
Breckenridge Recreation Center is also offering some day camps this summer.
Breckenridge Mountain Camp Summer Camp (Ages 5-12) Please contact Youth Coordinator, Jess Morse at 970-547-4333 or via email at least one week before camp for information and registration. Theme weeks include:
June 2 – Pike’s Peak or Bust! Bank robbers, gold, miners and mountain settlers – a great way to start the summer! This week we learn about historic mountain culture and how our first settlers survived here. We even visit a working mine here in Summit County.
June 9 – Fairytale Magic, trolls, giants and elves! So much to imagine and explore in the world of fairy tales! We will learn about famous fairytales this week and how we can make them come to life!
June 16 – Train Like a Super Hero Ever wonder how the Hulk got so strong or how Aquaman can swim so fast? Find out this week as campers learn how to form healthy habits for life all while acting like their favorite Super Heroes. Who knew exercise could be so fun?!
June 23 – Amazing Race Camp jump starts the week with a camp-wide scavenger hunt through town! Stay tuned to find out which group wins the race to the finish!
June 30 – Party in the USA Campers create their very own 4th of July Float that will be featured in the Town of Breckenridge’s 4th of July Parade! USA! USA! USA! No camp on Friday, July 4.
July 7 – Under the Sea Campers will love this week’s field trip to the Denver Aquarium. Campers experience a flash flood and even see real mermaids! The fun doesn’t end in Denver — be prepared for a week full of water sports. Don’t forget your swimsuits and sunscreen!
July 14 – Splish Splash! Enjoy a week of water balloons, slip ‘n’ slides, sprinklers, squirt gun fights and the ultimate obstacle course! Don’t forget our swimsuit and, of course, a trip to Water World!
July 21 – Blast-Off into Space July 28 – Wild Animal Kingdom .
August 4 – Music Mania August 11 – Mad Scientists