Vail summer camp options for kids
VAIL — The Vail Recreation District will keep kids busy all summer long offering young athletes a variety of sports camps to learn and refine their skills and day camps that teach about Vail’s natural surroundings. Sports camps feature volleyball, baseball, sports training, soccer, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, flag football, skateboarding and gymnastics. Day camps feature hands-on learning about the natural environment, adventure-packed days, arts and crafts, and more. The camps begin in early June and last through August. Registration is underway for sports camps, with the exception of tennis, which will begin in mid-May. Registration is now open for the summer day camps. Camps fill quickly; early registration is recommended. Details are as follows:
Day Camps: 970-479-2292. Registration open.
• VRD Pre Kamp Vail, ages 30 months to 5 years, held June 8 to Aug. 14
• VRD Camp Vail, ages 5 to 12, June 8 to Aug. 21
• VRD Camp Eco Fun, ages 4 to 11, June 8 to Aug. 13
• VRD Extreme Camp Vail, ages 8 to 13, June 29 and July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
• VRD Mad Scientists, ages 7 to 13, Fridays from July 3-31
Tennis Camps and Clinics: 970-479-2294. Registration opens mid-May.
• VRD Youth Tennis Camps and Clinics, ages 5 and Older, June through August
Volleyball Camps: 970-479-2280. Registration underway.
• VRD Skills Volleyball Camp, kids in grade 2 to 12, May 31 to June 2
• Britney Brown Volleyball Camp, kids in grade 3 to 12, June 15-18 and July 27-30
Baseball Camp: 970-479-2280. Registration underway.
• VRD Rocky Mountain Baseball Camp, ages 6 and older, June 8-12
Ice Hockey: 970-479-2271. Registration underway.
• Canadian Professional Hockey School, June 29 to July 3
• Bob Johnson Hockey School, ages 7 and up (one year of experience required), July 19-25
• Pro Ambitions Ice Hockey Battle Camp, ages 6 to 17, Aug. 3-7
Vail Golf Club Camps and Clinics: 970-479-2260. Registration underway.
• Beginner Two Day Camp, ages 6 to 17, June 16-17
• Beginner Three Day Camp, ages 6 to 17, July 14-15
• Intermediate Three Day Camps, ages 6 to 17, June 30 to July 2, July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6
• Advanced Three Day Camp, ages 10 to 17 (must have completed par and birdie levels of First Tee program), July 28-30
• Vail Golf Club Junior Academy, ages 10 to 17, June 22-25 and Aug. 10-13 (experience preferred)
• First Tee of Eagle County, ages 7 and older, begins June 10
Gymnastics: 970-479-2287. Registration underway.
Public camps, age 5 and older
June 15-19: Rock ‘N Roll Week
June 22-26: Tie Dye Week
July 13-17: Splish Splash Week
July 20-24: Neon Week
Aug. 3-7: Jungle Rumble
Team camps, age 5 and older, June 8-12, July 6-10 and July 27-31
Sports Training: 970-479-2280. Registration underway.
• VRD Mini-Hawks Sports Training Camp, ages 4 to 7, June 15-19 and July 20-24
Soccer: 970-479-2280, registration underway
• VRD Girl’s Soccer Academy, ages 6 to 15, June 22-26
• TetraBrazil Soccer Camp, ages 7 to 16, July 13-17
• VRD British Soccer Camp, ages 4 and older, July 27-30
Lacrosse: 970-479-2280. Registration underway.
• VRD Skyhawks Lacrosse Camp, ages 7 to 14, July 6-10
• Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp, Ages Eight to 18
Session 1: July 20-23
Session 2: July 27-30 (girl’s only)
Basketball: 970-479-2280. Registration underway.
• VRD Back-2-Basics All-Star Basketball Academy, ages 6 and older, Aug. 3-6
• Sidney Moncrief’s Shooting Camp, ages 10 to 16, Aug. 3-6
Flag Football: 970-479-2280. Registration underway.
• Skyhawks Flag Football Camp, ages 7 to 14, Aug. 10-14
Skateboarding: 970-479-2292. Registration underway.
• VRD Skateboard Clinics, ages 7 to 12, 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, June 9 to Aug. 11
Featured coaches of the sports camps include Stan Sanchez, Colorado State University at Pueblo head baseball coach; Sidney Moncrief, former NBA All-Star, All-Pro and Milwaukee Bucks coach; Tom Hilbert, Colorado State University head volleyball coach; Georgia Gym Dogs guest coaches Mary Beth Box and Beth Roberts; as well as top-ranked international and national athletes.
For more information about the camps and to sign up, call 970-479-2279 or visit http://www.vail rec.com.
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