Summer Activities for Middle Schoolers
Art Base Camp with Guineve Jones: Art Explore.
This summer camp is with our very own Amazing Guinevere Jones. July 5 – 7 from 9:30A – 3:30P, For students entering grades 3 – 8, Members $120, Non-members $170 (scholarships available). Making the town of Basalt your personal studio, paint in plein air at Old Pond park, assist with an urban-inspired graffiti mural, build gnome homes in the garden at the Basalt Library, and design a chalk art optical illusion. Collaborate with artists, organizations, and citizens to make art that has social relevance and community impact. Register here:
Swim Team Forming
Tryouts for Team Sopris Swimming are May 31 and June 1 at 4:15pm pm at the Glenwood Rec Center. For details, see the flyer here or visit. www.teamsopris.org.
Mountain Biking Summer Camps for students in grades 1-12
Roaring Fork Cycling and the Town of Snowmass Village are offering a variety of mountain biking summer camps for middle school and high school students. For the middle school flyer in English & Spanish, Click Here. For high school Freeride flyer in English & Spanish, Click Here
Aspen Art Museum Summer Programs.
Full scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. Teen classes include: Fashion for Real, July 24 - 28, ages 12 - 14; Teen Design Challenge, July 17 - 21, ages 12 - 14. For more information on the full summer schedule (for ages 4 - 14) visit: https://www.aspenartmuseum.org/learning/summer-workshops
Free Summer Volleyball.
Volleyball players currently in 6th-8th grades are invited to join the volleyball fun on the sand courts in the Blue Lake subdivision this summer, June 5-August 28. All abilities welcome; FREE! Keep updated by following the Valley Chaos Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyChaosVolleyballClub/
Summer Reading Program @ Basalt Regional Library.
The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Thursday, June 8th from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Kick-Off Party during which students can register, play ultimate Hide & Seek, and eat ice cream! Other events and more information about the reading challenge can be found at brlteens.tumblr.com, where students can also register. Check out the flyer here.
Reach Your Peak:
Colorado Mountain College: Summer Camp opportunity called Reach Your Peak – this is open for students currently in 6th grade up to 9th grade. Information is here, http://coloradomtn.edu/academics/college_prep/reach-peak-colorado/
8th Grade: First Ascent Youth Leadership Program (FREE: Deadline rolling until spots filled. Camp in June)
First Ascent instills lifelong leadership skills in youth. In addition to outdoor activities, academic subjects such as land and water conservation and orienteering are introduced. During the program, students engage in outdoor physical activities such as rock climbing (including climbing Mt. Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado), rafting and hiking. Students will complete a challenge course designed to teach and develop: Team Building, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Consensus Building, Problem Solving, Building Trust. The 2017 Program runs : June 25 – June 30, 2017. Application at: http://coloradomtn.edu/academics/college_prep/first_ascent/how_to_apply/
Anderson Ranch Summer Camps
Anderson Ranch offers a variety of amazing summer camps for students all summer long. Ms. Jones is even teaching a class!. Scholarships are available while $$ lasts, so get your application in soon.
The Art Base
The Art Base offers a variety of summer camps for children and teens. Check out the calendar here:https://theartbase.org/education/#1441874023759-fa988392-b9adfae7-0abe
Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Radio Camp (June)
Maroon Bell Canto Summer Chorus Festival Camp (July 31-Aug. 4)
The Aspen Music Festival and School is pleased to once again offer a fun and music-filled summer choir camp through the AMFS AfterWorks program. As part of the Maroon Bel Canto Children’s Chorus (MBCCC), the fifth annual MBCCC Festival Summer Camp is open to students entering fourth through eighth grades. The camp will be run by professional music educators and choir directors