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Snowmass debuts rec camp for kids

Mike Canino
Snowmass Village correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” Summer’s here and the time is right ” for an action-packed recreation camp organized by the Snowmass Village Recreation Department.

The supervised day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. In addition, the Friday Adventure Club will offer various outings for youngsters, ages 6 to 16.

The recreation program’s Chris “Woodsie” Woods is heading the summer’s events, organizing activities such as hiking, day trips, fishing, nature trips, pool activities, arts and crafts, gym activities and more.

“This is the first year that we are organizing something like this,” said Woods. “We really want to get a good base for next year when all of the facilities will be open, including the skate park and new gymnasium. This is a recreation-based summer camp and the place where we live is absolutely perfect for this sort of thing.”

Space is limited for registration for the Monday-to-Thursday camp, as there is a maximum of 30 participants daily. Rates are as follows:

– $75 per day (drop-in rate)

– $225 per four-day week (25 percent discount on daily rates)

– $740 per four-week month (20 percent discount on weekly rates)

– A 50 percent discount for three-month and annual family membership holders in the town’s new Recreation Center.

– The Friday Adventure Club sessions are separate; activities will cost anywhere from $95 to $110.

A June 13 horseback ride kicked off the Friday Adventure Club. The rest of the summer schedule looks like this:

June 20: Rafting on the Middle Roaring Fork with Blazing Adventures guides and a Rim Trail Hike.

June 27: Participants test their skills on the High Ropes Course at the Aspen School for the Deaf. A full day with certified instructors.

July 11: Spend the day in Grand Junction at the Bananas Fun Park. This will be a full day filled with go-carting, mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats, Laser Tag and food.

July 18: Rafting down the Shoshone section of the Colorado River with Blazing Adventure guides. After that, explore the marble quarry in Marble.

July 25: A full day includes the rides at the Glenwood Springs Caverns Adventure Park, plus exploring the Fairy Caves there, and relaxing in the Hot Springs Pool.

Aug. 1: A morning, half-day Jeep excursion guided by Blazing Adventures.

Aug. 8: A second chance at the High Ropes Course at the Aspen School for the Deaf.

Aug. 15: The final Friday Adventure Club outing of the summer includes paintball, exploration hikes and a final party at the Snowmass Recreation Center.

For more information regarding summer camp registration and other summer activities, contact Woods at 922-2240 or online at