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Open Recreation Programs

What are your plans for the summer?

Summer camps offer youth a chance to try something new or devote more time to something they already love.

Here are the Youth Center’s summer camps – listed in chronological order. When you find one that lights your fire, sign up right away. Some camps have limited capacity.

SCHOOL AGE SUMMER CAMP

Wait List Registration is open.

  • The School Age Summer Camp Wait List Registration is now open in https://MilitaryChildCare.com.  
  • The program runs from May 28 – August 9, 2019. (Note change of start date.)
  • To apply, families must register in militarychildcare.com (https://militarychildcare.cnic.navy.mil/mcc-consumer/home/viewhome.action) and place their child on the waiting list.  This is the only way that families can request care, as we have gone to the automated system. 
  • If you need further assistance, please call the Youth Center at 719-556-7220.

DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) – offered by the Youth Center

Youth will be able to design and complete “Do It Yourself” projects throughout the week. Empowering youth to feel confident about making their own projects, youth and staff will work together to create fun DIY pieces.

Dates:  May 27 – 31
Cost:  $100
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

AROUND THE WORLD – offered by the Youth Center

Africa, Asia, Europe …oh my! Throughout the week, youth will experience other cultures from around the world. Activities ranging from sports to cooking and art will be provided, allowing youth to taste, experience and learn about other cultures.

Dates:  June 3-7
Cost:  $150
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

DECADES – offered by the Youth Center

We’re going back in time this week. Each day this week, youth will have the opportunity to experience different periods of time. Youth will explore the Cretaceous period and learn about the cave man lifestyle, then they will dive into the Renaissance period, lastly they will hit the trail with an Oregon Trail adventure.

Dates:  June 10-14
Cost:  $125
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

SUPER HERO – offered by the Youth Center

BOOM! POW! WHAM! This week youth will get to create their own super hero and develop its character through art, science and technology.

Dates:  June 17-21
Cost:  $175
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

SPARTAN WEEK – offered by the Youth Center

SPARTAAAA! Youth will experience what it is like to live in the days of the Sparta and ancient Greece. A Spartan course will be made in Patriot Park on Friday, June 28, to cap off the week and to celebrate National Mud Day. Please ensure youth bring grubby clothing and footwear so they can participate in the obstacle course.

Dates:  June 24-28
Cost:  $100
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

STAR WARS – offered by the Youth Center

May the Force be with you this week when youth discover all things Star Wars and space. Activities will be a mix of the movie Star Wars and discovery in space.

Dates:  July 1-3
Cost:  $100
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WEEK – offered by the Youth Center and Outdoor Recreation

There is a great big world out there, and this week we plan on exploring some of the best parts of it. During Outdoor Adventure Week, youth will learn outdoor adventure skills through different activities such as hiking, rock climbing, biking, stand-up paddle boarding, and rafting.

Permission slips and waivers required. Youth must be proficient swimmers and bikers to attend this camp.

Dates:  July 8-12
Cost:  $175
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 20 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

GAME SHOW WEEK – offered by the Youth Center

Open Rec Camper, COME ON DOOOOWN! You’re the next contestant for Game Show Week! Youth will participate in some of our very own staff created game shows, as well as create their own.

Dates:  July 15-19
Cost:  $125
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

CRIME SCENE WEEK – offered by the Youth Center

Was it murder, sabotage or a crime of opportunity? Campers will discover this week what it takes to solve a crime scene – everything from searching for clues to the science of DNA. This  week will be adventure packed with suspense around every corner.

Dates:  July 22-26
Cost:  $125
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

OLYMPIC WEEK – offered by the Youth Center

What is better than representing your country at the Olympics? Representing your community at Field Day, of course! Youth will spend the week learning bout and practicing Olympic style events for the Field Day at USAFA on Friday, August 2.

Dates:  July 29 – August 2
Cost:  $100
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

HARRY POTTER – offered by the Youth Center

Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter!  Youth will experience all things magic this week, from cooking activities to wand making and games of Quiddich. A magical world awaits!

Dates:  August 5-9
Cost:  $150
Ages:  9-13
Eligibility:  Dependents of Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Employees, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
Class Limit:  Limited to 24 youth.
Register:  Between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. starting April 1 at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555. Call 719-556-7220. NOTE:   Physical and immunizations must be current and turned in at the time of registration.

Hours of Operation

Inclement Weather
Open Recreation/BGCA Programs will close if early release/base closure is issued by installation commander.
Monday-Thursday
6:30-8:30 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.
Friday
6:30-8:30 a.m. and 3-9 p.m.
Saturday
Closed

S.M.A.R.T. GIRLS
A prevention program that educates girls about healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Topics of discussion include physical and emotional growth, media influences, eating disorders, sexual myths/truths, personal values and social interactions, dating responsibility, STDs, exercise and physical activity, food programs, healthy appetites, etc. For age groups 9-12 and 13-17. Must have signed permission slip from parents before attending the club.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD
A program designed for young males to understand and manage a variety of issues and transitions during their passage from boyhood to manhood. Topics of discussion include physical changes in their bodies, altering relationships with authority, friends and members of the opposite sex, preparation for life roles, pressure from peers, sexual relations, drugs and other controlled substances, etc. For ages 11-14. Must have signed permission slip from parents before attending the club.

For more information on activities for youth ages 9-12 (pre-teens) and ages 13-18 (teens), please click here.

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