Your Guide to Colorado Springs Summer Camps!

Growing up, if you ever had the chance to experience what summer camp is all about, you know just how much fun it can be for kids. It provides profound positive effects that are instilled into you as an adult, and you probably want something just as great for your own kids. But if you didn’t go to camp as a child, you may not realize just how good the experience is for children. So this week, we're sharing with you some information about the wonderful benefits that summer camp can provide for kids, as well as information on some local Colorado Springs summer camps to check out!

5 Benefits of Summer Camp

1. Engage in Physical Activities
As children spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Running, swimming, jumping, hiking, climbing! Camp is action!

2. Grow More Independent
Camp is the perfect place for kids to practice making decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding every move. Managing their daily choices in the safe, caring environment of camp, children welcome this as a freedom to blossom in new directions. Camp helps kids develop who they are.

3. Develop Life-long Skills
Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at camp makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do. Camp expands every child’s abilities.

4. Learn Social Skills
Coming to camp means joining a close-knit community where everyone must agree to cooperate and respect each other. When they live in a cabin with others, kids share chores, resolve disagreements, and see firsthand the importance of sincere communication. Camp builds teamwork.

5. Experience Success and Become Confident
Camp helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day. Camp teaches kids that they can.

Colorado Springs Summer Camps

Now that you've seen just a few of the many benefits kids can gain by attending summer camp, we want to share some information with you about some great local camps to check out!

UCCS RecKids Camp
UCCS RecKids Camp program offers children a variety of activities each day focused on fun and developing relationships as they experience and discover the world around them. Both small and large group activities will allow your child(ren) to learn the importance of valuing diversity, being a team player and leading by example.

Pikes Peak Athletics
Pikes Peak Athletics offers swim camps geared toward achieving comfort and safety in and around the water. These camps take place during the work week Monday-Friday and are offered to all levels of swimmers, starting at age 4. Each day, campers will engage in lessons focused on learning and repeating skills in the water as well as basic water safety. Campers will also enjoy interactive deck games and free swim with their new friends as we know that social skills and comfort in and around the water are important to develop too!

Avid4 Adventure
There’s no better place to build confidence through outdoor adventure than the Rocky Mountains with Avid4 Adventure. Avid4 Adventure summer camps use their home at the base of Pikes Peak at to introduce Pre-K – 7th graders of all levels to a host of adventures—climbing, biking, hiking, paddling—in awe-inspiring natural settings they can keep coming back to.

iGovern West
Generation Joshua’s iGovern West camp is unlike any other camp you’ll hear about this summer. For a whole week, students step into a simulation and take on the roles of United States legislators and officials to learn about government structure, political parties, presidential elections, international relations, and leadership in real time. The fast-paced world of politics is brought to life before their eyes. They can spend the week as a member of the House or Senate, a journalist, a member of the executive branch, or even a presidential candidate in a mock election! They will be responsible to govern the nation wisely with other GenJ campers, make decisions, and live with the rewards—or consequences. It is not all work, though. There is rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, volleyball, Bear Trap’s rescue course, and more!

YMCA Summer Day Camps
YMCA Summer Day Camps offer enriching weekly camp theme activities where friends are made through group games, sports and fitness, hands-on science activities, arts and crafts, music and swimming! The Y’s Summer Day Camp program is one of the oldest and most trusted camping programs in the country. Our day camps provide fun, child-centered activities and opportunities for learning through discovery, and challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative and leadership.

Spring is the perfect time to start looking into summer camps and figuring out which one to enroll your kids in. This summer camp list doesn't even begin to touch the many opportunities within the Colorado Springs area! For more great summer camp ideas and information, click here! Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to call home, and we look forward to assisting you in finding the perfect community and home. The MacGuire team also specializes in military relocation in Colorado Springs - so if you're moving FAST, we have the best military relocation service in Colorado Springs with CASH BACK! Visit our website to learn more about buying a home in Colorado Springs and how our team can help.

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The MacGuire Team
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