Summer is right around the corner and the Vail Recreation District is offering camps and programs for all abilities, ages and interests. Registration is already open for sports camps, plus whitewater, mountain bike, and trail running races, and summer day camp registration opens online this Monday, April 3 at 8 a.m. with discounted pricing for early-bird and multi-day registrations. 
Once again, the Vail Recreation District is proud to offer a stellar lineup of day camps, where children ages 2.5 to 12 can spend a day, a week or the whole summer having fun while exploring and learning in Pre Kamp Vail, Camp Vail, Camp Eco Fun, Camp Eco Fun Campouts (with an additional campout scheduled this summer), Mad Scientists and Extreme Camp Vail. Daily rates for day camps start as low as $40 per day, so be sure to mark your calendar to register on Monday!
VRD is also pleased to bring back an outstanding variety of summer sports camps, many of which are led by professional athletes and coaches. These camps range in age from 4 to 18 years old, and cover the sports of baseball, basketball, flag football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball. 
To register for sports camps and day camps, visit vailrec.com/register. Before you register, make sure you have an updated online account and your children are included as dependents. It's easy to create an account; the online registration will lead you through the steps. Don't miss out - these camps will sell out, so be sure to sign up early!
SUMMER DAY CAMPS - Registration opens Monday at 8 a.m.
Ages 2.5 to 5 years
Pre Kamp Vail knows how to provide adventure for children with little legs and big spirits. The low camper-to-counselor ratio allows your camper to receive individual attention as they enjoy self-directed play, arts and crafts, songs, games and a daily adventure outing.
Ages 5 (AND entering Kindergarten) to 12 years
Vail's premier day camp invites children to experience the countless activities of Vail's unique alpine setting in an engaging and inclusive environment. Campers tailor their day by choosing from a wide variety of sports, art and science activities or special outings.
Ages 4 to 11 years
Camp Eco Fun offers children hands-on learning about the natural environment at the Vail Nature Center, plus crafts and activities that support the weekly ecological theme. VRD Community Programming partners with Walking Mountains and the Vail Nature Center to provide children an opportunity to playfully explore the natural world.
Ages 6 to 12 years
Spend the day with fun-filled explorations and games (including exploring by boat at Sweetwater Lake)! Enjoy dinner over a fire, then sleep in a tent and wake to breakfast before returning to Golden Peak for pick up.
Ages 7 to 12 years
Explore science to a depth rarely achieved with elementary-age children. Young scientists will gain a better understanding of how the world works through experimentation, building and revising. Children come home with fun toys that teach science. Topics include rockets, energy conversion and science & math in art.
Ages 8 to 12 years
Extreme Camp Vail takes place on Wednesdays and offers children an adventure-packed day outside of Vail. Outings include going on a Wild Cave Tour at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, indoor skydiving in Denver, paddleboarding on the Colorado River and more.
Ages 7 to 14
Take advantage of the Vail Skatepark at the bottom level of the Lionshead Parking Structure! Learn to skateboard with instructors who will teach everything from basic skills and etiquette to perfecting a boardslide or kickflip. Skateboards and helmets are required, and wrist guards and knee pads are recommended. 
SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS - Registration open now
June 12-16 | Ages: 6 and older
Join Colorado State University-Pueblo coach Stan Sanchez and his team for a week of fun! Learn new baseball skills or refine existing ones. This camp is designed for all abilities.
July 24-27 | Ages: 6 years and older
Join former NBA All-Star, All-Pro Sydney Moncrief and his award-winning staff as players learn new skills while building on their fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork and defense.
June-August | Ages: 7 and up
Vail Golf Club offers a variety of golf camps where kids will learn fundamentals and etiquette of the game.
June-August | Ages: 5 and up
Children will learn how to flip, tumble and spin in these week-long gymnastics camps. Campers will have open gymnastics time, structured learning on all equipment, plus games, crafts and adventures to the parks within Vail Village.
June-August | Ages: 6 and up
Dobson Arena hosts exciting youth hockey camps every summer! Bob Johnson Hockey School is a reason why many families vacation in Vail in the summer, and Pro Ambitions provides circuit training style hockey instruction and small area games.

July 10-14 | Ages: 7-18
Find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country! Athletes will learn the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. Staff helps campers learn not only the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork and discipline.
June 19-23 or July 24-28 | Ages: 4 to 7
This multi-sport program was developed to give children ages four to seven a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. 
August 7-11 | Ages: 7 to 14 years
Skyhawks flag football is the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to football, or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play.
July 17-21 or July 31-Aug. 4 | Ages: 4 to 18 years
Join the VRD as they bring in professional coaches from England and Brazil this summer to share their expertise on what makes these countries the most successful in the world.
June-August | Ages: 7 to 17
Junior tennis camps are half-day lessons, taking place during five-day sessions. Children will be grouped by age level with a ratio of no more than six students to one coach in each session.
June 5-7 | Ages: Grades 2-12
Join Colorado State University assistant coach Luke Murray and team athletes for fun and energetic skill sessions. Work on individual skills and fundamentals of passing, setting and attacking.
For a full list of summer day camps and sports camps including dates, times and cost, click here to view and download the Summer Programs & Activities Guide.
For questions or more information about summer day camps, contact Chad Young at 970-479-2292 or at community@vailrec.com. For questions or more information about summer sports camps, contact the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280 or sports@vailrec.com.
About the Vail Recreation District
The Vail Recreation District's mission is to offer diverse and exceptional recreation opportunities that enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all its residents and guests. The VRD aims to help Vail Valley residents and visitors pursue their recreational passions by providing the following outlets for competition in summer and winter via a running and a mountain bike race series, numerous tournaments and/or leagues for hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, flag football, broomball, figure skating and rugby; venues like Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf Club, Vail Nordic Center, Vail Gymnastics Center, Vail Nature Center, Vail Skatepark, Vail Tennis Center, Community Programming, Vail's Imagination Station and use of additional gyms, playing fields and the surrounding White River National Forest via collaboration with local entities; sports classes and camps for youth, adults and families; and opportunities to learn about and appreciate our Rocky Mountain environment through guided activities, classes and camps.


Chad Young, 970-479-2292, community@vailrec.com
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