challenge aspen summer REC

An Aspen summer is like no other. The days are filled with sunshine, the evening skies are studded with stars, and the night air is cool enough to savor a toasty bonfire. Challenge Aspen has created summer camps for the music, art and dance enthusiast and the outdoor adventurer in your family. Our weeklong camps provide the perfect setting, a knowledgeable staff and, for kids’ camps, a safe, natural community where they are free to create memories of their own to share with you at the end of a beautiful Colorado day.

4th of July Camp – Super Heroes

July 1st to July 5th, 2019

Early Bird Registration $875 (Until June 1st) – Regular Registration $925

Registration coming soon.

This year we will be celebrating all of our Super Heroes and having a little bit of fun. Join us for a week of creativity, swimming, rafting, mountain adventures and of course the celebration of our independence at one of the largest mountain towns 4th of July Parades! Lunches included, drop-off 9 AM, pick-up 4 PM. Note, 12 Noon pick-up in Aspen on the 4th of July.


  • Art – creating our float and costumes for the parade
  • Swimming
  • Mini Golf
  • Mountain rides at the New Snowmass Lost Forest *
  • Whispering Winds Ranch –
    • Archery
    • climbing tower
    • fishing and more
  • River Rafting
  • Aspen 4th of July Parade

*Rides are restricted for some disabilities – see guidelines.

To register for the July 4th Super Heroes Camp click HERE!

Scholarships are available, click here for the Scholarship Application. Applications due June 1, 2019

The Magic of Music and Dance Camp

July 22nd to July 26th, 2019 – Basalt Middle School

Early Bird Registration $1050 (until June 1st) – Regular Registration $1100

This week-long day camp provides artists of ALL AGES with disabilities the opportunity to release their creative spirits and express themselves through dance, movement, singing and acting.

This year’s performance will be an original show based on friendships, called “The Friends We Are”. The show will focus on different aspects of our friendships, from wanting to make friends, to relying on them when times are tough. Disney and original songs will accompany each scenario. Do you have any examples that could be one of the scenes? We could also pair it with a song you would really like to sing. We would like your suggestions!

Participants create and rehearse a full stage production with dialogue, songs, costumes and dance. Afternoon activities include swimming, whitewater rafting and a family BBQ. The camp culminates with a magical performance of the production for the local community. Lunch is provided Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Camp will meet each day at Basalt Middle School where morning rehearsal and final performance will take place. Afternoon activity locations will vary based on activity.


  • Rehearse a full stage production of a musical
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Family BBQ Hoedown – Wednesday, July 24th
  • Singing, dancing, and acting

To register for the Magic of Music and Dance Camp click HERE!

Scholarships are available, click here for the Scholarship Application. Applications due June 1, 2019

3, 4 & 5 Day Adventures

YOU pick your dates!

3 Days = $800.00

4 Days  = $900.00

5 Days = $1000.00

Registration includes activities, lunch, transportation and adaptive-trained staff

To Register, please email request to Deb or Callie we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Choose from the following adventures:

Option 1:  Horseback Riding and Glenwood Adventure Park    9 AM to 4 PM

Option 2:  A day at Whispering Winds Ranch   9 AM to 4 PM

Option 3:  Glenwood Hot Springs and River Rafting   9 AM to 4 PM

Option 4:  Bike riding and a visit to the Lost Forest    9 AM to 4 PM

Option 5:  Hiking and a visit to the Lost Forest   9 AM to 4 PM

Option 6:  Glenwood Hot Springs and a movie   9 AM to 4 PM

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