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.
**IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE! Challenge Aspen is suspending registration for all summer programming until further notice. Please stay posted to this page and information that will be sent via our newsletter and social media.
June 15th to June 19th, 2020
Challenge Aspen, in partnership with ICanBike, will offer a one-week program at Glenwood Springs High School. Participants must be 8 years and older and capacity is limited to 25. ICanBike has an 80% success rate, using specially designed bicycle equipment that progressively changes until participants are riding independently. Visit ICanShine.org for more details.
- Minimum age of 8 years old
- Able to sidestep to both sides
- Have a disability
- Able to attend camp all 5 days
- Able to walk without assistive device
- Maximum weight 220 lbs.
- Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
- Minimum inseam of 20″ (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers)
- A parent, legal guardian, or other adult must remain on-site for duration of each day’s 75-minute program
4th of July Camp – Super Heroes
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
- Mini Golf
- Mountain rides at the New Snowmass Lost Forest *
- Whispering Winds Ranch –
- climbing tower
- fishing and more
- River Rafting
- Aspen 4th of July Parade
*Rides are restricted for some disabilities – see guidelines.
The Magic of Music and Dance Camp
July 13th to July 17th, 2020 – 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.
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
- Whitewater Rafting
- Family BBQ Hoedown – Wednesday, July 15th
- Singing, dancing, and acting
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
Choose from the following adventures:
Option 2: A day at Whispering Winds Ranch 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