5 Reasons to Put Your Kids in Camp Aspen Snowmass

Summer fun for all ages and interests.

Camp Aspen Snowmass kids by a creek

Updated June 8, 2023

Camp Aspen Snowmass offers endless warm-weather adventures for your kids and teens. What better way to spend summer days in the mountains than downhill biking, rock climbing, fishing, rafting, rocket building, crafting, camping, tackling a ropes course, or riding the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster? Age-appropriate adventures for kids three and up are run by qualified educators and professional guides on-mountain and in state-of-the-art licensed childcare facilities. Cubs Camp Childcare is geared for the little ones ages 1 to 3 (walking but not yet potty-trained). We also offer Private Camp, Bike School, Paintball Camp, and Paintball Private Camp—there's something here for every kid to explore.

Here are just a few reasons to consider Camp Aspen Snowmass for your kids this summer:

1. Adventures in the Lost Forest
Appropriately named, the Lost Forest is hidden mid-mountain in the trees with adventures just waiting to be found, including the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, Treeline Trial Ropes Challenge Course, and the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall. There are also creeks to hike along, ponds for fishing, and two disc golf courses.
Lost Forest at Camp Aspen Snowmass
2. Bike School for flow-riding
Kids with an interest in downhill mountain biking can learn the basics in Biking Camp, where they'll build new skills, learn bike safety, and do some distance riding. The Snowmass Bike Park has more than 25 miles of purpose-built trails, including a beginners' area and a gorgeous green-rated run, Verde, that kids (of all ages!) love. If your kiddo is already an experienced rider, there are groups for them to continue to explore new trails while taking their skillset to the next level.

3. Flexible Options – Season Pass, Validation Pass or Daily Camp Rates
Receive discounted rates by purchasing a Camp Season Pass that offers daily Camp access as well as Summer 2023 gondola and lift access on Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. Camp Season Passholders can also purchase Lost Forest and Bike Haul Passes at discounted rates. The Camp Season Pass will often sell out, in which case, camp days are paid for by the day. Validation Passholders receive the benefit of discounted daily rates.
Making friends at Camp Aspen Snowmass
4. Exploring specific interests in Specialty Camps
Camp Aspen Snowmass is not your typical summer camp. The mountain environment provides opportunities for unique and adventurous activities supervised by professional guides and dedicated camp coaches—and kids are grouped by age range and engage in age-appropriate activities. Budding scientists design, build, and launch their own rocket in the 2- or 3-day Rocket Camp based out of the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center. Paintball Camp is a blast. And Mountain Skills Camp nurtures confidence and curiosity in any small explorer looking to learn more about the outdoors through scavenger hunts, outdoor art, and team building skills.
5. Childcare for wee ones ages 1-3
The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center and the surrounding environment are ideal for toddler-friendly adventures. In addition to exploring in the playrooms, toddlers engage in guided art and music activities and take rides up the Elk Camp Gondola to interact with nature. Childcare also offers thematic programming to learn about topics such as bugs; water animals (turtles, crabs, fish); flowers; things that fly; and things that grow; plus mud week and July 4 celebration week. Reservations for ages 1 (walking) and 2 are required and can be made at camp@aspensnowmass.com.

Kids exploring in the grass at Camp Aspen Snowmass

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