SUMMER CAMPS

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.

**All Challenge Aspen summer camps are day camps**

Outdoor Adventure Camp

June 19 – 23, 2017

Where: Meet at the Challenge Aspen office each morning

Participants ages 10 to 25 years old with a cognitive disability. Participants will gain a sense of personal growth and self-empowerment by actively participating in fun, supervised and structured activities that focus on group recreation, life skills, communication and safety.

Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Education) – Outdoor education tour
  • Equine Therapy
  • Ropes Course/Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Ice Caves hike
  • Overnight Camping

Cost: $950

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ChAMP Camp

July 3, 5, 6, 7, 2017

Challenge Autism has created highly structured summer camps for the outdoor adventurer with ASD in your family. Our weeklong camps provide the perfect setting, a staff extensively trained in working with those on the spectrum, and a community where they are free to create memories. Athletes/campers will build skills in sports, communication, daily living, and an overall independence.

*Although July 4th is not an official scheduled date for the ChAMP Camp, participants are invited to take part in riding on the Challenge Aspen float in Aspen’s annual 4th of July parade.

Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • Hot Springs
  • Equine Therapy
  • Ropes Course/Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Ice Caves hike
  • Music Therapy

Cost: $1250

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Magic of Music and Dance Camp

July 17 – 21, 2017

Where: Meet at the Basalt Middle School every morning

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.

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 each day.

Activities:

  • Rehearse and perform a full stage production of a musical
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Family BBQ
  • Singing, dancing, and acting

Cost: $975

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Just for Teens Camp

August 7 – 10, 2017

Where: Meet at the Challenge Aspen office each morning

This camp is specifically designed to provide participants aged 13 to 20 years the opportunity to explore outdoor adventure activities, with a focus on life skills and long-term goals. Professional instructors lead the camp, and each participant will also have an assigned buddy each day to assist with activities. Activities include: rafting, ropes course, camping, fishing and equine therapy.

Activities:

  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Equine Therapy
  • Hot Springs
  • Ropes Course/Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Bowling

Cost: $825

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