05/2018
by Susan Linden


Summer is just around the corner and Camp Aspen Snowmass offers state-of-the-art licensed childcare facilities packed with fun and adventure for kids. What better way to spend summer days in the mountains than downhill biking, rock climbing, fishing, rafting, rocket building, mountainboarding, creating arts & crafts, camping, tackling a ropes course, or riding the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster? Age-appropriate adventures for kids 3 to teens are run by qualified educators and professional guides. Cubs Camp Childcare is geared for the little ones ages 1 to 3 (walking but not yet potty trained).


“Camp Aspen Snowmass is an incredible opportunity for kids and teens to get outside, get on the mountains and be part of a summer adventure that every kid dreams about,” said Sue Way, Director of Children’s Programs.

Camp Dates: June 11 – August 31, 2018
(Closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018)
Camp Hours: 8 am – 4pm


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


1. Adventures in the New Lost Forest

This summer, camp kids have access to the new Lost Forest. Appropriately named, the Lost Forest is hidden 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 (opening late Summer 2018). Not to mention, creeks to hike along, ponds for fishing, and two disc golf courses.

2. Multi-Day Specialty Camps

Kids with special interests or wish to explore something new can participate in multi-day camps. During the 2-day Downhill Biking Camp, they build new skills, learn bike safety, and do some distance riding. Real mountainboard Pro’s and talented camp coaches teach campers new skills in the 3-day Dirt Dawg Mountainboard Camp. 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. Overnight Camping is a blast with a campfire, s’mores, songs, and stargazing. Kids spend the night at the private Snowmass campsite in a fun, supervised setting. Reservations are required for multi-day camps, so don’t delay!

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 2018 gondola and lift access on Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. Camp Season Passholders can also purchase Lost Forest and Bike Haul Passes at discounted rates. Purchase the season pass by March 31, 2018 for the best deal! At 15 days, the Camp Season Pass pays for itself at the Early Rate of $2,099.

Without the Camp Season Pass, camp days are paid for by the day, however holders of the validation pass receive discounted rates ($144 per day for non-passholders, $72 per day for Validation Passholders and no additional fee for Camp Season Passholders with the exception of overnight campouts where Camp Season Passholders also pay $72).

4. Exceptional Summer Camp Activities for Ages 3 to Teens

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. Kids are grouped by age range and engage in age-appropriate activities. Teens get to hang out with their peer group and enjoy their favorite activities whether it be downhill mountain biking, mountainboarding and other on-mountain activities.

5. Cubs Camp Childcare – 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 for interaction with nature. Children at Cubs Camp Childcare also experience thematic programming such as bugs, water animals (turtles, crabs, fish), flowers, things that fly, things that grow, mud week, and July 4 celebration week. Reservations are recommended.


“Every year our two kids ask to go back to Camp Aspen Snowmass and still come home every day laughing, telling stories about their friends, and completely exhausted from a full day of outdoor fun. We love that every day is different and the kids are able to truly choose their own adventure.”

Published May 2018

About the Author

Susan Linden IAS
Susan Linden IAS

SUSAN LINDEN

Susan Linden has been wordsmithing as an advertising copywriter, feature writer, and storyteller since her college days. She left the whirlwind corporate world to live in the mountains and spends as much time as she can hiking, biking, and skiing in them. Working, playing, and raising a family in the Roaring Fork Valley for the last 29 years gives Susan a unique insider’s perspective to share.