Summer Children's Programs

Read about the summer programs for your children.

Summer Fun

The Summer is here in Crested Butte!  Get yourself and you kiddos ready for a fun filled summer full of events, outdoors, and activities!  Many of these options are available for visitors and are a great way for the entire family to enjoy their time in Crested Butte.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I am happy to help!

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School of Dance– Dance Camps for ages 3-11

June 10 – July 26
Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Aerial & Afro-Fusion classes for ages 6 to adult! Incredible, professional instructors will be sure to get ya groovin’!  Come Dance with Us! For more info or to register visit us online here.

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The Trailhead Children’s Museum

Art Camp Ages 5-8
Advanced Art Camp Ages 8-11
Explore, Create, Play Ages 5-8
Environmental Art Ages 8-11
Outdoor Experience
Following CBCS Summer Experience Grades K-5
Summer Drop Off (Half-day) Ages 2.5-6 explore, create, play, learn.

Open Daily 10 AM-4 PM with New Hands-On Exhibits
www.trailheadkids.org • 970-349-7160

WESA’s Summer Soccer Clinics

WESA’s Summer Soccer Clinics are back for 2019!
New and improved structure to help develop the new soccer player as well as the experienced player. Improve your soccer skills all summer long. Ages 6-18. New for 2019, Goalkeeper Training Clinics with Amy Bell, Western Colorado University Womens Head Soccer Coach. These weekly clinics are exclusively designed for goalkeepers both new and experienced. WESA will also be offering week-long camps August 5-9 to get your ready for the Fall Season. WESA believes that every player is unique we coach base on players needs. No coaching method fits all! Our coaches have been through nationally recognized courses along with in-house training to make them knowledgeable coaches on current coaching methods. Questions? westelksoccer@gmail.com.

June 11th – August 9th
Ages 6-18
Weekly Clinics
Goalkeeper Clinics (NEW)
Summer Camps
Register at westelksoccer.org

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Camp CB & Mountain Adventures at CBMR

Your kids’ favorite ski instructors are sticking around this summer for a whole new adventure!  Camp CB offers quality childcare and memorable summertime experiences for ages 3 to 14. Campers can choose from lift rides, nature hikes, Adventure Park activities, sports and more. For ages 3 to 4, the Mini Camp program is designed for the younger age group to allow the counselors to structure the same activities around their interest and energy levels. Plus, the CBMR Nursery is the ideal spot for ages two months – three years old. Open June 8 – September 8. Visit ridecb.com/camps or call (970) 349-2211.

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Experience the mountains, rivers, lakes, crags, trails and scenery by river raft, foot, on a mountain bike, in a canoe, with a fly-rod in hand, or high on a cliff, zipline or chairlift! For its seventh summer, Mountain Adventures for children ages 7 to 14 will be based out of Crested Butte Mountain Resort with access to the CBMR Adventure Park, chairlifts and on-resort activities. Mountain Adventures will run from June 10 through August 23. Visit ridecb.com/camps or call (970) 349-2233.

– Canoeing
– Rafting
– Archery
– Disc Golf
– Paddle Boarding
– Fly Fishing
– Mountain Biking
– Ropes Course
– Hiking
– Zipline Tours
– Rock Climbing
– Swimming at Blue Mesa

Center For the Arts

Visual Arts for Kids at The Center.  The Center for the Arts offers a variety of summer art opportunities for children in our brand new facility! Rising middle and high school students choose from a wide variety of art classes and workshops. Children of all ages schedule private art lessons with our instructors in the medium of your choice. And, our 111 Elk Avenue annex location is open all summer Wednesday – Saturday from 1-5 p.m. for Paint-Your-Own-Pottery for all ages. Learn more and register at CrestedButteArts.org or 970-349-7487.

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Junior Golf Clinics

The Club at Crested Butte offers Junior Golf Clinics for all ages and abilities throughout the Summer. (Ages 7-10)
Clinics are packed with engaging activities to motivate the beginner golfer to learn and to enjoy the sport. Participants will progress his or her fundamentals, body awareness, and athletic ability. Additionally, junior golfers will learn rules, etiquette, and history of the game of golf. Participants will have a 6:1 child to instructor ratio.
Session 1: June 17th – July 10th
Session 2: July 22nd – August 14th
Choose One Day Per Week
Monday’s 10:00am – 11:15am
Tuesday’s 1:00pm -2:15pm
Wednesday’s 10:00am -11:15am
Price: $179

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Junior 4-Day Camp (Ages 7-13)
Join us for an exciting four-day camp where participants of any skill level will progress their knowledge, skills, and understanding of golf.  June 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th 9am-12pm.  Price: $375

The Club at Crested Butte Junior League (Ages 10 & up)
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
June 18th – August 15th (No Junior League 7/4, 7/18, & 7/30)
Past participation or approval required to join Junior League.
Price: $375

To register call Member Services (970) 349-8601 or email cacb@clubatcrestedbutte.com or read more here.
*Individual and Group instruction available upon request.

Crested Butte Library

The Crested Butte Library presents its annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories!” We will have regular children’s programming all summer, including Story Time on Fridays at 10 a.m. (all-ages); Baby & Toddler Story Time on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (ages birth to 3). Remember First Friday Family Films starting at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, when we show a kid-friendly movie, upstairs on the big screen. We will have Special Events all summer long, so please follow us on Facebook (@Crested Butte Old Rock Library) or check our website (gunnisoncountylibraries.org) for details. Kids may register, in person at the CB Library for the Summer Reading Program starting June 7 and begin their reading logs; online registration will start Friday, May 31. Please join us on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. for our Summer Reading Program, kick-off party; we’ll have snacks, signups, and books, of course! You can stop by the Library anytime (we have LOADS for kids to do: puzzles, lego kits, building materials, art supplies, tablets, etc.), and find out why Libraries have a “Universe of Stories” to explore! Important reminder: children younger than age nine must be accompanied by a caregiver 12 years or older when at the Library.

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Crested Butte Music Festival

Bluegrass Kids Camp
A fun, five-day music camp in Crested Butte that provides kids (ages 7-14) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs, and advance their individual skills through instrument breakout sessions. The day camp offers training for first-timers as well as intermediate players. Visit this link for more info. Dates: Monday, July 8 – 12. Location: Crested Butte
Cost: $299.

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Crested Butte Mountain Theater

The Children’s Vocal Theater Camp is a unique, 10-day intensive performance program for talented young singers aged 8-18. Led by acclaimed instructor, Nina Revering, Children’s Vocal Theater Camp participants receive professional-level performance training and experience. Additionally, they enjoy access to Festival events and have plenty to enjoy in the family-friendly Crested Butte region.
This 10-day offering will culminate in a staged musical theatre performance. Visit this link for more info. Dates: Monday, July 15 – 24. Location: Crested Butte, Cost: $450.

Crested Butte Mountain Theater

Crested Butte Mountain Theater presents two Summer Youth Theater Programs. Acting UP! for in-coming kindergartners* through incoming 3rd Grade on August 5, 7,and 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. where they will learn beginning acting skills through vocal warm ups, memorization games, scene work, basic improvisational skills, and character studies all culminating in an in-house performance of short scenes. *Child must be 5 years old by September 30th to participate.

Acting OUT! for incoming 4th Grade and older August 5 through August 22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. In the morning, actors will learn to hone their craft through vocal coaching, acting lessons including improvisational skills, and musical theater dance lessons and in the afternoon workshop a production culminating in an original work to be performed August, 23, 24 and 25. We also offer technical/backstage afternoons, or combine the morning acting workshops with afternoon tech. More information, registration, and payment options can be found at this link. Call (970) 349-0366 for multi-child discounts.

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Mountain Roots

Explore your world! In our traveling summer field adventure camps, we explore forests, fields, rivers, streams, meadows, trails, lakes, animal habitats, wetlands, farms, and even kitchens throughout the valley. We weave in nature-based art, cooperative games, cooking, and other fun experiences in the natural world. Younger children discover nature by planting, tending, and harvesting our organic gardens. Dig, Plant, Grow (K-2); Summer Field Adventures (gr. 2-6); Farm-to-Market Specialty Camp, a full week of farm stand fun (gr.4-7); Teen Farm Overnights (ages 10+), Backcountry Cooking (gr.5-8). We offer to pick up from the school Experiences program. Scholarships are available. Visit this link for info and registration.

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RMBL’s Youth Nature & Science Programs

Experience field science taking place in the Gothic area while learning from the researchers working at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Topics change every day of the summer! Through scientific inquiry, outdoor exploration, arts and games, youth engage with the spectacular mountain ecosystems of Colorado. Offerings include:

Introduction to Field Biology for students entering grades 10-12, July 29-August 9;

Project Eco-STEM for students entering grades 6-8, July 22-26;

Science Camp any T, W, or Th for students entering grades 3-5, June 11-August 8; and

Nature Camp any M, T, W, Th or F, June 10-August 9.

For families with children in preschool and younger, we offer Seedling Scientists on select Mondays.

Discover the practices of science while having fun outside! Nature & Science Camp schedules vary – M, T, Th, F, 8:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. ($55) or Wednesdays, 8:20 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ($75). This schedule includes bus ride from CB 4-Way Stop to Gothic. Register online at
www.rmbl.org or contact: youthscience@rmbl.org or 970-901-1395

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Good Life Girls, Girls Adventure Program

Good Life Girls is a girls adventure program for ages 7-14 in the Gunnison Valley. Our mission is to inspire all girls to live the good life by being true to themselves through confidence, positivity, self-love, kindness, and respect. Using our Move, Learn, Grow approach, we integrate outdoor adventure, creative projects, and interpersonal development activities. We always focus on a daily theme, examples include confidence, gratitude, empathy, and nature connection. Our activities include paddleboarding, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, yoga, art, journaling, cooking, science, and wilderness skills.

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From June 15th – August 24th, we offer programs on Saturdays from 9am-5pm, select overnight camping trips from 9am Saturday-12pm Sunday, and Tuesday evening workshops from 6pm-9pm. We are excited to offer a scholarship program for families needing financial assistance! For more information about living the good life with Good Life Girls, visit www.goodlifegirls.com, email info@goodlifegirls.com, or call 970-279-1173.

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Little Sparrow in the Nest

NEW! Kids Gear Rental Program

We are excited to announce we have expanded our offerings to include short-term gear rentals so that tourists can enjoy the conveniences of home when traveling with “littles”. Reservations are available online with pick-up available in the heart of Crested Butte at our 413 Elk Avenue location. 970-349-2611, 413 Elk Avenue littlesparrowcb@gmail.com.

Little Red Schoolhouse

We are a privately owned preschool and infant/toddler center located in CB South – 6 miles south of town – in a beautiful mountain setting. Little Red opened in 2001 with Teeny Red following in 2008, and it’s been a wonderful journey. We accept children as young as 3 months all the way up to Kindergarten age. We accept drop in visitors with prior reservations, and have a babysitting service as well. Schedule a visit to lilredschoolhouse1@gmail.com or 970-349-0996.

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