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Summer Activities for Children

We are often asked whether Country Day has any summer programs. Unfortunately we do not! But here are some great options for locals and visitors in the Roaring Fork Valley. You might also want to check out: listings at kidconnector 

Yoga camp with Morgan, for ages 4-10

Join the Wellness Tribe! Morgan Henschke, social-emotional coordinator at ACDS, offers a fun and relaxing summer camp at the King Yoga location in the AABC. Choose week 1 (July 17) or week 2 (July 24) with  morning sessions for kids 4-6 years old or afternoon sessions for 7-10. Yoga, mindfulness, art projects, meditation, and more. go to or click here for more

Fun music lessons with Jan Garrett

Noted local musician Jan Garrett (mom of ACDS's own Annie Garrett!) is now accepting new students.  She teaches piano-by-ear, authentic voice, creative songwriting, and harmony singing to kids and adults. Jan offers a fresh approach to learning - and retaining - lifelong musical skills. Playing by ear is not a mystery. It can be learned in a direct and friendly way when you have the right teacher. Contact 970-274-2082,, or click here.

Mountain biking skills: free clinics!

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club instructors are holding free Intro to Biking classes this summer. These three-hour clinics will teach kids how to use brakes and gears, basic maintenance, and trail etiquette. Schedule: 2-5 pm at Carbondale Bike Park (June 7 & 14, July 10 & 17); Basalt pump track (June 8 & 15, July 11 & 18); Snowmass Rodeo Grounds (June 9 & 16, July 12 & 19). There's also a three-morning Beginner/Intermediate Biking session in Snowmass with an advanced session, too. Click for info or visit

Maroon Bel Canto Festival Summer Choir Camp

For rising Fourth to Eighth Graders: learn about vocal techniques, sing in a choir, and perform a finale concert, attend Music Festival rehearsals and meet the artists and students -- an immersion in choral music. It's the first week in August and is based in the West End. Scholarships available.

Aspen AEROspace Junior Academy

Interested in airplanes? Want to learn more about flying? This camp is for students entering Fourth and Fifth Grades in the fall, and it includes field trips to the airport and a model-plane building activity. Sign up for one week or both: July 24-August 4. For more information

Aspen Art Museum

AAM's 2018 summer workshops develop an understanding of contemporary art through fun hands-on projects, gallery explorations, and off-site excursions that culminate in a student exhibition, performance, or party. Small class sizes encourage making friends and developing individual expression, and each week culminates with a party celebrating the students’ final performance or exhibition.

Piano lessons

Kimberly Bakker is offering summer piano lessons for ages 3 to 10 in your home. Starting June 21, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. No piano? No problem. Contact or call

970-379-0671. See flyer for more info.

Theatre Aspen School

Theatre Aspen has a full lineup of summer programs for children, including singing, dancing, puppetry, mask-making, storytelling and more. Click for more information.


WILD@ART weeks for ages 9-12

"Nature Inside Out" and "Printing Passion" are some of the intriguing workshops for kids at WILD@ART with artist Erica Balderson/Murray. There's a different theme each week in a six-week series in June & July for kids ages 9-12. Explore the creative process of making art and celebrating the natural surroundings of the Hunter Creek Valley.

Camp SMashBox

"Old school play in a new school way, where kids and their imaginations run wild outside all day." Based in Snowmass Village, with weeks for kids in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

Earth Keepers Community Day Camp

Aspen TREE has farmyard experiences, nature discovery, gardening, and arts and crafts day programs for all ages. A special "parent tot" farmyard program is for 1-5 year olds on Fridays from 10:30-noon through the summer, and day camp (registrable by the day, 3 day, or week at a time) is for 5-11 year olds. All programs are at Aspen TREE "FarmPark" at Cozy Point Ranch.

Snowmass Village Rec Center

The Snowmass Rec Center is a gem - convenient for families living or visiting in Snowmass Village, with a beautiful outdoor pool and skate park. Activities include indoor rock climbing, swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, gym and field activities, playgrounds, field trips, tennis, volleyball, and much more. Call 970-922-2240 or

Tutoring: Spanish

Maria Carbonetti, Spanish teacher, is available for tutoring beginning in mid-June throughout the summer (with the exception of July 29-August 7th).; 970-923-2355; or 917-902-1042. 

Ajax Adventure Camp

Nine weeks of all sorts of mountain adventures, including rock climbing, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, photography, whitewater rafting, "Iron Chef Campout" and "Scavenger Hunt Campout" overnight trips, plus wacky additions like Polar Bear Club, fort-building, and even mud-hat making.

Red Brick Summer Art Workshops

A central location -- at the Red Brick Center for the Arts on Hallam Street in Aspen -- makes these workshops convenient for families based in town during the summer. Topics range from "Camp Clay" to "Mosaic Madness" and "Mimic the Masters." Call 429-2777 or visit

Digital Media Academy

The acclaimed Digital Media Academy returns to Aspen with summer. Kids ages 8 to 12 can explore "adventures in programming" or "adventures in game design for iPhone or iPad" and much more. 

City of Aspen rec department

The City of Aspen offers busy day camps, along with other activities offered through the summer. There's a track program, summer climbing and gymnastics programs and much more at

Aspen Kayak Academy

Get out on the river to practice your paddling skills! Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) for kids and grownups.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Young artists ages 4 to 17 have a whole campus full of artmaking opportunities at their fingertips at this inspiring location in Snowmass Village. This year's programs cover beading, batik, stop-motion photography, and even a "mixed-media mashup." Act quickly, as these fill up fast.

Yellow Canary

A whimsical arts-and-crafts studio for children aged 20 months to 10 years old. You can drop by for a half-day session all summer long (schedule here:, with "Awesome Art Camps" and "Easy, Breezy Drop-in Classes." The Yellow Canary is also a great place to host a creative birthday party. Phone: (970) 927-0205 Email:

Pitkin County Library summer reading programs

There's always something fun happening at the library, opening this summer with an all new kids' room. This year's summer reading program theme is On your mark, get set, READ with a kickoff party June 3. Plus, story hours every week. Call (970) 429-1900 or

Mountain Kids Academy

One of the few Aspen summer activities that combines traditional team sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, rugby, and softball/baseball) with more backcountry-related activities, Mountain Kids Academy offers week-long sessions in June and the first part of July. Go to

ACES at Hallam Lake & Rock Bottom Ranch

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is abuzz with children's voices and laughter during the summer months. Fun and educational children's day camps and workshops are for immersing yourself in the natural world. PS to parents: there are also some great day-long programs for adults.

Ajax Sleepaway at 8K Ranch

Three-night and seven-night sleepaway adventures located close to Aspen with all the fun activities of camp like archery, hiking, arts & crafts, zipline, aquazorbs, s'mores, and good times with fun counselors. Check it out at

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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