Red Lady Realty - Crested Butte, CO

2017 Kids Summer Program Guide

Courtesy of the Crested Butte News
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Camp CB

Your kids’ favorite ski instructors are sticking around the mountain for a whole new adventure! Camp CB offers quality childcare and memorable summertime experiences for ages three-14. The nursery is the perfect spot for ages two months – three years while mom and dad enjoy a day on the mountain. Campers can choose from lift rides, nature hikes, Adventure Park, sports and more. For ages three and four, the Mini Camp program is designed for the younger age group to allow the counselors to structure the same activities around their interest and energy level. Open daily from June 10 – September 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit www.skicb. com/camps or call 970-349-2211.


CB Kids

CB Kids has the best selection in town for all your summer camp essentials. From convertible pants and rain coats to SPF shirts and shorts, we’ve got your camper covered rain or shine. Get them ready for a day of adventure with our swimsuits, water bottles, sunglasses and snacks. Located at 326 Elk Avenue, we will be open daily starting May 19.


Character Camp

Character Camp nurtures the development of healthy character traits in children (K graduates-fi fth). Through games, dramas, crafts, stories, teamwork and more we explore a new character trait each day. There’ll be no June camp this summer, but we’ll be back in action with a camp being held the fi nal week of CBCS Summer Break - August 21-25. Early registration is $30/day ($40/day thereafter). Come join us for the whole week or just one day! Crested Butte Town Hall Jerry’s Gym 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information and to register, contact Rosie Geisler (rosannageisler@gmail.com).


Crested Butte Library

The Crested Butte Library presents its annual Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Build A Better World!” We will continue with all of our regular youth programming, incorporating the theme into everything we do! Mondays at 3:30 p.m.- “Messy Monday” for ages fi ve and up, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.: Tween Scene (STEAM activities) for ages nine-12, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.: Baby/Toddler time, Fridays at 11 a.m.: Story Time, and First Friday Family Film every month! Each month we’ll also have a “Special Event,” so please follow us on Facebook (Crested Butte Old Rock Library) or check our website (gunnisoncountylibraries.org) for details. Kids may also register any time after June 9 for their reading and “Bee Kind” logs. Stop by anytime (we’ve got LOADS for kids to do: puzzles, building materials, art supplies, tablets, etc.), and help us build a better world, together! Children younger than age nine must be accompanied by an adult.


Crested Butte Mountain Theatre

This camp is open to children grades K-5 and will expose them to all aspects of a theatrical production such as set design, stage tech (lighting and sound), costume design, makeup (both character and stage), and acting (warm up skills and concepts like character development). There is also a mentors program for grades 6-12. These mentors will gain the same experience as grades K-5 with an emphasis on taking a leadership role. Mentors will be in charge of helping kids with costume design, lighting and set building. Finally, mentors will direct grades K-5 in a theatrical production.
The camp runs Monday thru Friday, August 14th - 25th9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for grades K-5 and 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. for mentors.
  • Enrollment for grades K-5 is $350 if you register before June 21st and $400 thereafter. 
  • ​Enrollment in the mentors program is $200. 
For registration forms or additional information, please visit the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre's website


CBMF Bluegrass Kids Camp

A fun, fi ve-day music camp in Crested Butte that provides kids (ages seven-14) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs, and advance their individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. The day camp off ers training for fi rst-timers as well as intermediate players, provided by faculty from the esteemed Swallow Hill Music School in Denver. This camp is a collaboration between the Crested Butte Music Festival and Swallow Hill Music School. Enter discount code LOCAL at checkout for $50 off your registration. Visit www.CrestedButteMusicFestival.org for more info. Dates: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, Location: Crested Butte Cost: $299


CBMF Opera Children’s Chorus

The Crested Butte Music Festival features world-class artists, teachers, and music of all kinds in the pristine beauty of one of Colorado’s premier mountain resorts. The Festival’s Opera Children’s Chorus (OCC) is a unique, three-week intensive performance program for talented young singers aged eight to 18. Led by acclaimed director and clinician Nina Revering, OCC participants receive professional-level performance training and experience. Visit www.CrestedButteMusicFestival.org for more info. Dates: Monday, June 26 - Saturday, July 15, Location: Crested Butte, Cost: $399


Crested Butte Parks & Recreation

Summer has arrived and with it our programs and facilities are ready to serve you. Baseball & tennis will be happening all summer long! Scholarships are available. With great weather and better views, renting Rainbow Pavilion is the perfect choice for your next family picnic or birthday barbecue. For more information on your next adventure, go online, call 970-349-7197, or stop by Town Hall. All program and facility information can be found at www.crestedbutterec.com.


Crested Butte School of Dance

DANCE IN THE MOUNTAINS Summer 2017! Seven weeks of pure dance June 11 - July 28. Classes for all levels, ages 3 - adult! Dance Camp for three to fi ve year olds & six to nine year olds. Weekly classes for ages six to adult taught by incredible, professional, local teachers off er a variety of rad styles! Aerial Dance Intensives with Jocelyn Rudwig JUNE 23 & 24. Master Classes & Performance with Cleo Parker JULY 5-7! Private Aerial Classes any time. Strengthen your technical skills, try something new, or simply have fun. We are sure to get ya groovin.’ *Save the Date – National Dance Day July 29 – FREE community tutu dance party in the Alpenglow fi eld! Check the website www.dancecrestedbutte.org. Classes are held in the Pump Room or the Center for the Arts. We are thrilled to share our studios with YOU! Come dance with us!


Gunnison Arts Center

The Gunnison Arts Center is your number one creative resource for kids in the Gunnison Valley. Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp is back this Aug. 7-12 with a production of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The Clay Studio off ers Kids Clay Camps Aug. 1-4. Help design and create a fl oat for the Cattlemen’s Day Parade in the Parade Prep Party Camp July 10-15. Marimba Music Workshop for kids 10+ on June 3. Choose from Plein Air Watercolor (ages 11-16), Art Fusion Fridays (ages seven to 13) and ArtHouse Teen Art Camp (ages 13-18). Learn more at gunnisonartscenter.org. Get Into It!


Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse in CB South is a great place for your child to spend their summer and beyond! We accept children as young as three months at Teeny Red, and kids as old as eight for our Big Kid Camp. Preschoolers will get to enjoy outside adventures on a daily basis with everything from hiking, biking, Blue Mesa, rock climbing and more! Summers combine a learning element with lots of exploration to provide a well-rounded program for your little one. Big kid camp is happening Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-5 p.m. and is for children entering fi rst and second grades. This camp consists of a science or art project in the mornings, with literacy as well, and an outside adventure which changes daily for the afternoons. It’s a fun and worthwhile experience! If you are visiting, we also take daily, weekly, or monthly drop-ins! Check out our website at crestedbuttelittlered.com for more enrollment information, or call 970-349-0996 to set up a tour with Jessica.


Maker Fun Factory Adventure Camp

Come join us for “Maker Fun Factory Adventure Camp” It is for ages four to 11. Come enjoy dinner, music, games, stories, kid vids and imaginative crafts. 403 Maroon Ave is the location at Union Congregational Church. July 31- Aug. 3 from 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. The kids will be entering a make believe world of “Creative Adventures”. Through the many activities they will have the opportunity to learn that they were created by God and built for a Purpose. We will also give the opportunity to learn how we can help kids from other countries with not as much as we have. If you enjoyed “Caves around Bethlehem” at the town hall in December you will LOVE this! IT IS FREE!!! Just call 970-349-6405 to fi nd out more. Sign up on line at ucccrestedbutte.org or ohbejoyful.org. You can also sign up through your local church.


Mountain Adventures

Experience our mountains, rivers, lakes, crags, trails, and scenery from river raft, by foot, on a mountain bike, in a canoe, with a fl y-rod in hand, or high on a cliff , zipline or chairlift! For its fi fth summer, Mountain Adventures for children ages seven to 14 will be based out of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The program will continue as it has for the last 20 years; however there will now be added benefi ts of having access to the CBMR Adventure Park, chairlifts, and on-resort activities. Mountain Adventures will run from June 12 through August 25 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit skicb.com/camps or call 970-349-2211.


Mountain Roots

Hands-on, minds-on outdoor environmental education programs for kids of all ages. Planting, tending, and harvesting our organic gardens is just the beginning. We explore fields, meadows, trails, rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, farms, and even kitchens throughout the valley. We weave in nature-based art, cooperative games, cooking, and other fun experiences in the natural world. Make lasting memories and build connections between earth, food, and community. Morning Garden Parent/Toddler class; Dig, Plant, Grow (half-day for K-1-2); Summer Field Studies (full day for grades 2-6); Farm-to-Market Specialty Camp (weeklong camp of harvesting, cooking, and a kids farm stand for grades 4-7); Teen Farm Overnights (out-of-valley trips offered in June and July, age 10+). Scholarships available. Visit mountainrootsfoodproject.org for info and registration.


Paradise Place Preschool

Paradise Place Preschool opens our doors and our hearts to you and your little ones. Come visit us at 404 Maroon Ave. We are now accepting applications for one to four-year olds and our summer Club Paradise Adventure Program K - third graders. We have space for visiting students to “drop in” depending on day and availability. This is a great opportunity to promote the social and emotional growth of your child by participating in group activities, special art projects, learning fun and much more! For more information please call Ben at 970-349-2149 or visit www.paradiseplacepreschool.com and we’ll see you in Paradise!


RMBL Youth Nature & Science Camps

RMBL youth nature & science camps provide youth with an opportunity to experience field science taking place in the Gothic area while learning from the researchers working at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Through scientific inquiry, outdoor exploration, arts and games, children engage with the spectacular mountain ecosystems of Colorado. For youth entering grades sixth to eighth we offer Project Eco-STEM on Fridays. For youth entering grades third through fifth, we offer Science Camp any T, W, or TH. For youth entering grades K through second we offer Nature Camp any M, T, W, Th or F. For families with children in preschool and younger, we offer Seedling Scientists on select Mondays. Topics change every day of the summer. Find out what makes science fun! June 12 to August 11, - Schedules vary - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($65) or 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($45). Register on-line at http://www.rmbl.org/youth-programsprek-through-8th-grade/. For more info contact: enviro-ed@rmbl.org or 970-901-1395.


Stepping Stones Children’s Center

Stepping Stones Children’s Center offers an outdoorbased summer program for children ages three months to seven years old. Our summer program runs from June 15 through August 18. Hours are 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Our programs are for: The Bumblebees three to 12 months, Hummingbirds two to 24 months, the Bluebirds 24 - 36 months, Park Play ages three to four, Day Camp ages four to five, and Adventure Club ages five to seven. We received a level four out of five rating from Colorado Shines last May! Outdoor adventure and education for all ages, arts and crafts, water play, and much more! Small student/teacher ratios, highly trained and experienced staff; come and enjoy summer with us! Please visit our website for more information: www.steppingstonechildrenscenter.com, email us at: steppingstonescb@gmail.com or call 349-5288.


Synergy Athlete

Synergy Athlete will be hosting an afternoon CrossFit Kids camp Tuesday and Thursdays June 27- July 27 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Kids will be met at CBCS and escorted to Synergy. Program is designed to pair all aspects of fi tness with fun, while teaching children how to perform foundational movements safely. No class on July 4 or July 27. $30 per day. Grades fi rst through sixth. Contact carriejo@synergyathlete.com.


The Art Studio

The Art Studio of The Center for the Arts, located at 111 Elk Ave., offers summer art classes and private art lessons for kids 12 - 17. Those ages 12 - 14, sign up for two-day Middle School Art Sessions on Wednesdays all summer from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Choose from Paper Quilling, Image Transfer, Cyanotype Photo Production, Jewelry Making, Design Your Own Beauty Product Line, Assemblage Art, Cake Decorating, and Drawing Skills. Ages 12 and up can join most of our adult classes or schedule private lessons. We are also open for Paint-Your-Own-Pottery, Wednesday - Saturday from 1-5 p.m., June 21 - August 26 for kids of all ages. Learn more and register at crestedbuttearts.org or 970-349-7044.


The Club at Crested Butte

The Club at Crested Butte in Skyland off ers both golf and tennis instruction to the Crested Butte Community for all ages and abilities throughout the Summer. Our PGA certified professional golf instructors will teach your beginner golfer a sport they will enjoy for a lifetime or help grow your advanced golfers game through a variety of clinics and camps. The Club’s Head Tennis Professional, with over 21 years of experience, off ers tennis clinics for your child to enjoy exhilarating exercise while learning a new skill set. Private and semi-private instruction for both golf and tennis are available. Additional weekly themed camps and swim instruction are available for Club Members. Call Member Services for more information or to register at 970-349-8601. Visit the Club’s website at www.theclubatcrestedbutte.com to view additional offerings.


The Trailhead Children’s Museum

Explore! Create! Play! Learn! Visit The Trailhead Children’s Museum to experience our hands-on creative exhibits in the arts, sciences and play for children and families. This summer, don’t miss your favorite Art and Science Camps for ages four to 11! Visit www.trailheadkids.org to learn about NEW camps, drop off programs, and parent - child classes, throughout the summer! Located at the base of the ski area in Mt. Crested Butte. For more information please contact The Trailhead at (970) 349-7160 or visit our website at www.trailheadkids.org.


West Elk Soccer Association Summer Soccer Program

WESA’s summer soccer program will run June 15 - August 3, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Rainbow Park. U8/U10 age groups sessions will be 3:45-5 p.m. and cost is $150. U12/U14 age groups sessions will be 5:15-6:45 p.m., cost is $200. Goal Keeper Sessions are Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m, cost is $80. Registration opens May 1. Challenger Soccer Camps also available. For more information and to register visit our website www.westelksoccer.org.