General registration for 2017 Summer Camp is now open!

Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center offers something for every age range, from elementary school through high school. With a focus on social-emotional learning, campers will spend all day outdoors, experiencing new adventures, meeting new friends and stepping outside of their comfort zones. The goal is for each camper is to leave with a positive experience and a better understanding of how to manage new situations.

All summer camps include the camp activities as outlined in each description, meals for the campout days (dinner, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks,) transportation to and from all activities, and an amazing opportunity to build trusting connections and relationships, to improve self-esteem, and to invest in personal and social leadership skills through experiential education in our shared natural environment.

As you search for a summer camp that is right for your child, you may see “full” or “wait list” next to camp dates. A “full” camp already has several individuals on a wait list and cannot accept any additional registrants. A “wait list” camp still has room for individuals on that camps’ wait list and can accept additional registrations.

Note: Up valley locations pick up and drop off at Homestake Peak School. Down valley locations will pick up and drop off at a location in Eagle Valley Elementary School.

Adventure Camp 2nd-5th Grade

Adventure camp takes campers on daily trips throughout the valley to include exploration and learning on Vail or Beaver Creek mountain, boat building, canoeing and fishing at Piney River Ranch or Sylvan Lake. On day 3, campers will set up camp for their overnight in Gypsum while practicing their frontier skills. Camp will end with a trip to Mountain Valley Horse Rescue where they will spend time connecting with horses, new friends, and working together on a community service project. This is a four day program with a one night campout on Thursday. Each day camp runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Cost: $250 per camper per week (scholarships are available)

Schedule
  • Up Valley
    July 4 – 7, 2017
    July 11 – 14, 2017 (full)
    August 1 – 4, 2017 (full)
    August 8-11, 2017 (full)
  • Down Valley
    June 20 – 23, 2017 

    July 11-14, 2017 (full)
    August 1 – 4, 2017 (wait list)
    August 8-11, 2017 (full)

Extreme Adventure Camp 4th-5th Grade

Extreme Camp offers a chance to broaden camper’s experiences by stepping out of their comfort zone and enjoying the best adventure based experiences the Rockies have to offer. Daily outings include hiking, challenge courses, trail ride and rafting. We cannot forget about the amazing time they will have while camping out in Gypsum. This is a four day program with a one night campout on Thursday. Each day camp runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Cost: $335 per camper per week (scholarships are available)

Schedule
  • Up Valley
    July 25 – 28, 2017 (full)
  • Down Valley
    July 18 – 21, 2017

Challenge Camp 6th- 9th Grade

Our 6th – 9th graders will have an exciting new experience with the revamped challenge camp. This summer they will start off on the river followed by a three-day backpacking trip and a float to finish up the week. This camp will challenge campers through various activities all built around our CARING values and the Colorado State standards for social emotional wellness. This program is four days with three nights of camping out.

Cost: $335 per camper per week (scholarships are available)

Schedule
  • Up Valley
    July 18 – 21, 2017 (full)
  • Down Valley
    July 25 – 28, 2017 (full)

Extreme Challenge Camp 6th – 9th Grade

Extreme Challenge Camp offers campers the travel trip of the summer! This year camp activities will include extreme hiking on Vail Mountain, rock climbing on Independence Pass, duckying the Roaring Fork, and horseback riding with Someday Outfitters. Plus new locations nightly. An exciting, new adventure is waiting for your child with this year’s EXTREME Challenge Camp! This program is four days with three nights of camping out.

Cost: $385 per camper per week (scholarships are available)

Schedule
  • Up Valley
    June 27 – 30, 2017 (full)
  • Down Valley
    July 4 – 7, 2017 (full)

Adventure Horse Camp 4th-5th Grade

Adventure Horse Camp is all about our connections with horses and the campers that explore, learn and live together for the week. Campers will learn the basics of horsemanship including building trust through grooming, feeding, care and groundwork. Campers will identify their own personal strengths and challenges as they work to communicate to build relationships with the horses and their peers. Campers will also get riding time during a riding lesson and a trail ride. This is a four day program with a one night campout on Thursday. Each day camp runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Cost: $335 per camper per week (scholarships are available)

Schedule
  • Down Valley
    June 27 – 30, 2017 (full)

Challenge Horse Camp 6th – 9th Grade

New this year, this program will start off with an optional first day to introduce campers to the wild horse habitats of Western Colorado. Campers will then spend the night at a State Park and begin to build the leadership skills every horseman requires. Following days will work to deepen their knowledge of both horsemanship as well as riding and group cohesion. Campers will focus on a horse of their choosing to solidify their bond. This program is four days with three nights of camping out.

Cost: $385 per camper per week (scholarships are available)

Schedule
  • Down Valley
    June 20-23, 2017 (full)

Leadership Academy 10th – 12th Grade

The Leadership Academy is a four-day, three-night experience at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in Glenwood Springs. Individuals journey outside of their comfort zone to identify their individual purpose. Campers need to bring a sense of adventure and humor as they complete the CMC Challenge Ropes Course, learn orienteering skills with maps and compasses, and most importantly, define their personal values as they create their own Personal Statement. Students should be prepared to experience more of themselves than they ever dreamed.

After completion of the Leadership Academy students will have the opportunity for paid, credit-earning internships throughout Eagle County for the remainder of the summer.

This program is a collaboration of Eagle County School District Career X, the Vail Valley Partnership, and Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center.

Cost: Only the students’ energy and time to invest in their future. The Leadership Academy costs students and their parents nothing monetarily — it is 100% funded by community partners who believe social-emotional experiential education is a gateway for students to lead a healthy and successful life.

Become a Leadership Academy partner! Ute Springs is looking for businesses, business leaders and community members to provide internships to students upon successful completion of the Leadership Academy, and sponsor the 2017 Leadership Academy to provide this amazing development opportunity to students at no cost. To learn more please download this Leadership Academy packet or contact Julie at julie@uselc.org or at 970-328-3005.

Schedule
  • Down Valley
    June 13 – 16, 2017 (full)