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Summer Camps 2020: A list of Eagle County offerings and social distancing policies

Kids and parents across the country are itching for activities, and now that Eagle County is able to enter the blue phase of social distancing, summer camps are able to better outline their offerings for 2020.

Note that the camps included here are ones that have expressly shared their social distancing policy with the Vail Daily and the public. This list is subject to change, so verify information directly with each organization. For a full list of summer camps, visit this complete list compiled by the Vail Daily.

Alpine Arts Center

Zoom classes with Alpine Arts Center allow for interaction with both the instructor and other participants. The store is now open for drop-in purchases as well.
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Dates: June 1 to Aug. 28

Social distancing protocols: Camp size will be limited, and camp will be outside at the Riverwalk backyard and in the art center. Staff will wear masks, and campers should bring a mask to wear for short periods when social distancing is not possible. Neither staff nor campers may come to camp if they are sick.

Camps offered: Select full camp sessions at half-day and full-day pricing, or stay flexible with punch cards to use when needed, and which can also be shared between siblings. Send teens and tweens to camp for more in-depth art practice. A variety of media and themes are offered.

Full schedule available here

Avon Recreation Center

Dates: June 8 – Aug. 14

Social distancing protocols: “We are following all guidelines set out for us by Colorado and Eagle County to ensure the safety of our staff and campers. Our motto this summer is safe, social and local,” said Avon Rec Center staff member Kara Schmidt in an email.

Camps offered: Day camps, group Antelope and group Brown Bear, 10 children in each group

Full schedule available here

Eagle Climbing + Fitness

Dates: June 1 to Aug. 14, with optional outdoor climbing days each Friday

Social distancing protocols: All staff and participants will be health-screened and temperature-checked at the beginning of the day, and must wash their hands upon entering. Climbing areas have been divided into zones to promote social distancing. Staff will wear masks and participants are highly encouraged to wear masks except while actively climbing. Staff and participants will provide their own drinking water, food, and utensils and will not share with others. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer, which will also be provided and frequent use encouraged. Any borrowed equipment will be sanitized at the end of the day. Vulnerable shared spaces including seating areas, drinking fountains and showers are closed. participating in the outdoor climbing on Fridays, passenger vans are limited to 50% capacity. Masks are required while in the vans. 

Camps offered: Half-day, full-day and week session pricing available. Five-day teen adventure camps available as well as kids camps.

Full schedule available here

Eagle Valley Library District

Dates: Starts June 1

Social distancing protocols: To visit library branches, appointments not exceeding one hour must be made in advance by calling or reserving online. Shared equipment is sanitized between appointments. Patrons who are sick may not enter the library. Curbside pickup and online resources are still available.

Camps offered: Virtual versions of typical summer programming for kids and teens, including book clubs and Dungeons & Dragons. Summer Learning Program to read for prizes is active. Activity logs are available online and at branches.

More information available here

More2Dance

Dates: June 8 to Aug. 14

Social distancing protocols: Session size is capped at eight campers. A wait-list will be used to add additional campers as maximum gathering sizes increase. Campers must be at least 7 years old to participate.

Camps offered: Select half-day and full-day options. A variety of dance styles and themes are offered.

Full schedule available here

Mountain Recreation

Mountain Recreation has discussed opening the Eagle pool in late June, though social distancing measures and restrictions will be implemented.
Eddie Campos | Special to the Daily

Dates: June 1 to Aug. 14

Social distancing protocols: All staff and campers will be health-screened and temperature-checked upon arrival and may not participate if they are found ill. Everyone will wash hands on arrival and between activity stations. Supplies will be sanitized and laid out for each camper to reduce contact. All staff will wear masks. Campers will not be able to share or trade food or bring in personal toys. Extensive details on social distancing protocols are available online under the “Rec Kids Day Camps” section of the “For Youth” menu tab. Camps that may be canceled will result in a refunded credit to the purhaser’s account.

Camps offered: Half-day and full-day options. Specialized sports clinics available in addition to general day camp, as well as explorer camp and one session of art camp.

Full schedule available here

Roundup River Ranch

Dates: June 10 to July 31

Social distancing protocols: Due to the nature of the camp, which offers a free of charge experience to kids with serious illnesses, all camps will be virtual. Participate from home or the hospital with Camp Kit included in registration.

Camps offered: Virtual versions of Summer Camps 1-6 and Family Camp 1.

Full schedule available here

Trinity Church Vacation Bible School

Dates: July 20 to 24

Social distancing protocols: Will be in compliance with all Eagle County guidelines and will do everything we can to make sure everyone is safe and healthy. Volunteers will be required to wear masks the entire day and children will be required to wear masks for indoor activities. There will be hand sanitizing stations available throughout the grounds and all activity group sizes will be reduced.

Camp offered: This free Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon. We will have a mixture of art, music, science, and sports activities throughout the morning. You can register online at www.trinityvail.com/creation-station and contact Pastor Nikki Kohrmann with any questions at nikki@trinityvail.com

Vail Performing Arts Academy

The Vail Performing Arts Academy will adjust its programming to account for social distancing, and recitals will be coordinated virtually to eliminate community spread that would occur in a traditional theater performance.
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Dates: June 22 to 25

Social distancing protocols: “We are creatively scheduling our programs to keep students separated safely in groups according to health guidelines,” the VPAA website states. Recital will be filmed during 4-day camp session and posted virtually with no live performance.

Camps offered: “Moana” summer musical full, limited spots still available for 4-day Broadway Motown workshop.

Full schedule available here

Vail Rec District

Dates: June 1 to Aug. 21

Social distancing protocols: To eliminate virus spread, all campers must be Eagle County residents. Campers must bring masks, water, lunch, utensils and snacks. Parents may take campers temperature at home and honestly report to camp staff, campers will be health-screened each day at drop off. Parents should bring their own pen to sign in. Staff will wear masks.

Camps offered: Single and multi-day rates available, camps for ages 5-12 and for 30 months-5 years old. Mountain bike, adventure and sports camps may be offered once Eagle County is comfortably in phase 2 (the blue phase) of social distancing. Keep up to date by emailing community@vailrec.com.

Full schedule available here

Walking Mountains Science Center

Dates: June 15 to Aug. 14

Social distancing protocols: Campers should bring own food and drink, as well as masks to be washed each night. Staff and campers will wear masks at all times. Increased sanitization of materials and spaces will occur. Group sizes will be limited. Field trips outside the camp sites at Avon Walking Mountains Center, the Vail Nature Center or Brush Creek Elementary will not occur. Extended care is canceled for summer 2020. Camps that may not be compliant with current social distancing policies in Eagle County are subject to cancelation.

Camps offered: Themes lasting up to one week, different camp sessions based on grade level. All overnight hut trips are canceled for summer 2020.

Full schedule available here

Women’s Empowerment Workshop

Dates: June 8 to 20

Social distancing protocols: “Current safety protocol for COVID19 will be strictly enforced,” the WEW website states.

Camps offered: Caterpillars Girls Nature Exploration for ages 7-10, Chrysalis Circle for Young Women for ages 11-16.

Full schedule available here

YouthPower 365

Dates: Starts June 1

Social distancing protocols: “All programming will adhere to social distancing protocols,” the YouthPower365 website states.

Camps offered: Some camps will not run due to the pandemic. Camps for dancing, college readiness, as well as drop-in style camps for elementary and middle school students.

Full schedule available here

Nike Tennis Camp

Campers of all ability levels have the opportunity to train with professional coaches who will cover all aspects of the game using the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and match play.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Nike Tennis Camp

Ages

6-17

Location

Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort, 4695 Vail Racquet Club Drive, Vail

Dates

7/20/20 – 7/30/20

Number of sessions: 2

Cost

$395

Contact Info

Phone: 800-645-3226

Email:

Website: https://www.ussportscamps.com

Junior Tennis Camps

Tennis camps will help improve the game of beginner, intermediate and advanced players while teaching hand-eye coordination, technique, footwork and match play. Campers will walk through a stroke a day.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Vail Recreation District

Ages

7-17

Location

Vail Tennis Center, 700 South Frontage Road E., Vail

Dates

6/22/20 – 8/15/20

Number of sessions: 10+

Cost

$250; July 27-30 is a four-day session, $200

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: http://www.vailrec.com

Tennis for Kids with Vicky Keleske

Returning tennis pro Vicky Keleske will help take each camper’s game to the next level. These tennis classes will emphasize basic skills, hand-eye coordination, tennis etiquette and fun. Private lessons also available.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Tennis for Kids with Vicky Keleske

Ages

All

Location

Eagle-Vail Courts, 134 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail

Dates

6/1/20 –

Number of sessions: 10+

Cost

$20 per day

Contact Info

Phone: 970-390-0734

Email: vickyfrk@yahoo.com

Website:

Tennis Camp

Designed for boys and girls interested in growing and developing their techniques in tennis, these lessons accommodate youth at different levels and abilities. All instruction will be done by a proven youth instructor. All talent levels are welcome.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

6-8, 9-12

Location

Eagle Pool & Ice Rink Tennis Courts, 1700 Bull Pasture Road, Eagle

Dates

6/16/20 – 8/13/20

Number of sessions: 8

Cost

$50 per session (scholarships available)

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: http://mountainrec.org/camps

Britney Brown Volleyball Camp

2006 Battle Mountain state champion and Player of the Year, 2010 Division I Player of the Year for the Colonial Athletic Association and former professional volleyball player Britney Branson (Brown) leads an energetic volleyball camp split between drills and competitive play.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Vail Recreation District

Ages

Third to 12th graders

Location

Homestake Peak School, 50 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail

Dates

6/27/20 – 7/26/20

Number of sessions: 2

Cost

Third to fifth grades, 9 to 10:15 a.m., $50; sixth to eight grades, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $80; ninth to 12th grades, 1:30-4:30 p.m., $120

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: http://www.vailrec.com

Volleyball Skills and Team Camp

Battle Mountain Women’s Volleyball players and alumni, along with experienced coaches, will complete the camp staff. Camp is a chance for teams to work on skills and systems that they plan to use in the fall.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

Entering fourth to ninth grades

Location

Battle Mountain High School, 151 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards

Dates

8/3/20 – 8/5/20

Number of sessions: 1

Cost

$60 (includes T-shirt)

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: https://mountainrec.org/camps

Challenger International Soccer Camp

This camp will feature a number of new soccer-training elements, plus providing players with an app-based platform that will help athletes prepare before camp, learn skills quicker and more efficiently during the camp and then help them to continue their education and skill development with camp homework and ongoing virtual training throughout their season.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Vail Recreation District

Ages

4-5 (July 13-17 only), 6 and older (must be 8 or older to attend full day)

Location

Ford Park, 700 South Frontage Road E., Vail

Dates

7/13/20 – 7/24/20

Number of sessions: 2

Cost

$250 full day, $180 half day, $118 4-5-year-olds

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: http://www.vailrec.com

EVHS Volleyball Camp

Camp is geared toward any player who wishes to build on his or her volleyball skill set. Campers will get the chance to learn from and work on their skills alongside EVHS coaches and players through numerous drills and games.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

8-11, 12-14

Location

Eagle Valley High School, 641 Valley Road, Gypsum

Dates

7/20/20 – 7/23/20

Number of sessions: 1

Cost

$75-$100 (scholarships available)

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: http://mountainrec.org/camps

Challenger Next Level Soccer Camp

Soccer at all levels is increasingly being played at a greater speed, and new demands are being placed on players to react and handle pressure from opponents. Next Level prepares players for these demands by focusing on speed of play, fast foot skills, first touch, strength and conditioning, attacking moves and more.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Vail Recreation District

Ages

9-18

Location

Ford Park, 700 South Frontage Road E., Vail

Dates

7/20/20 – 7/24/20

Number of sessions: 1

Cost

$230 half day, $330 full day

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: http://www.vailrec.com