VMS hosts summer camp fair Sunday | VailDaily.com

VMS hosts summer camp fair Sunday

Daily Staff Writer

You love your kids for better or worse, but not for lunch – at least not every day of the summer.

The Parent Association at Vail Mountain School is hosting its fourth annual summer activities and camp fair, SummerStuff, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the VMS Campus Center, 3000 Booth Falls Road in East Vail. Representatives from more than 25 camps and activities will be there with information about fun stuff for children to do locally, in-state, out-of-state and even overseas.

Vail Mountain School’s Nancy Young said SummerStuff is just one of the many ways volunteers at Vail Mountain School get involved, mirroring the community service program in which VMS students participate during the school year. SummerStuff attracts families from Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Lake counties. School children received fliers at school listing the many and varied organizations that will be represented at the fair.

The event will include, for younger kids, a treasure hunt, face painting and experiential learning opportunities such as putting up a tent, building a camp fire and changing a bike tire. Those attending are asked to contribute a can of food for a local charity. Lunch will also be available.

A representative from the Rocky Mountain division of the American Camping Association will have information about how to choose a camp, and what qualifies a camp for accreditation by the American Camping Association.

Local organizations represented will include the Beaver Creek Children’s Theater Workshop; Beaver Creek Kids’ Day Camp; the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens; Creative Works for drawing, painting, clay work and creating; Gore Range Natural Science School; Hollywood 101 with former Power Ranger star Kate Sheldon; Keystone Science Discovery School; The Learning Camp; and the Vail Valley Soccer Club.

For more information call Vail Mountain School at 476-3850.

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