Before & After School and Summer Camp Programs



Here is a list of Summer Camps offered this summer by the RP Lee Youth Center at Peterson Space Force Base.  All are currently full except for SOCCER and BASKETBALL.  See below for more information.


Week 1:  May 31 – June 3 – SECRET LIFE OF DOGS:   FULL

Take a dive into the many different roles dogs play in our community, from making people feel happy in a hospital to taking down bad guys.  Join us to find out about the Secret Life of Dogs.  Cost $100.


Week 2:  June 6-10 – SCI-FIFULL

Space, the final frontier….or is it!  Launch into summer by exploring what is possible with science and asking “What if?”  Cost $140.


Week 2:  June 6-10 – SOCCER:  For ages 7 and older.  From 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  Cost is $100.  Space available.

Soccer camp is for youth ages 7 and older and will expand the fundamentals of soccer and provide youth with an understanding of the various techniques and skills used in soccer. Participants will receive instruction on targeting accuracy, strategy, tactical analysis, physical fitness, and rules of the game.   Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.


Week 3:  June 13-16 – INTO THE WILD – CAMPING 101FULL

An outdoor camping adventure, young people will not soon forget!  Join us for a three day camping trip to Farish Campground. Three full days of hiking, fishing, comradery and fun.    (Fri., June 17, is a Family Day; the YC is closed.)  Cost $180.



Should you choose to accept this mission, you will learn about air rifling while completing challenges.  For ages 9 and older.  From 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday – Friday.  Cost is $100. 

Air Rifle camp is for youth ages 9 and older, and provides youth an introduction to shooting sports. Activities will include (but are not limited to): Rifle safety, targeting accuracy, tactical analysis, risk management and teamwork while shooting. Camp will be held Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Monday, June 20, Juneteenth, is a federal holiday observed; the YC is closed.)


Week 5:  June 27-30 – SPORTS:  ARCHERY:  For ages 9 and older.  From 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  Cost is $100.  FULL

Archery camp is for youth ages 9 and older, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Archery can be enjoyed year round and teaches focus, self-discipline, confidence, goal setting and life skills.  Learn range safety and fundamental archery skills, work with knowledgeable coaches, while mastering bows, arrows and targets. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  (Friday, July 1, is a Family Day; the YC is closed.)



Learn about how coasters and slides are made.  We’ll build our own and experience the excitement of both at Elitch Gardens!  (Monday, July 4, Independence Day is a federal holiday; the YC is closed.)  Cost $150.


Week 7:  July 11-15 – COOKINGFULL

Ever wondered how Dippin’ Dots are made, or how to make bread from scratch?  Grab and apron, wash your hands, and let’s get cooking!  Cost $130.


Week 7:  July 11-15 – SPORTS:  BASKETBALL.  For ages 7 and older.  From 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  Cost is $100.  Space available.

Basketball camp is for youth ages 7 and up, and is geared towards learning the basic fundamentals of defense, rebounding, dribbling, passing, and  shooting, with an emphasis on team play, overall gameplay and additional basketball concepts! Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -12 p.m.


Week 8:  July 18-22 – OUTDOOR REC WEEKFULL

Hike, bike and explore new outdoor sports this week when we partner with Outdoor Rec on some exciting outdoor activities, such as Hiking / Climbing, Whitewater Park, Horseback Riding, Falconry, Rafting.  Cost $130.


Week 9:  July 25-29 – SPORTS:  MULTISPORT WEEK:  Join us for a week of non-traditional sports.  For ages 9 and older.  From 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  Cost is $100.  FULL

MultiSports camp is for youth ages 9 and older, and will teach the fundamental concepts of how to play Disc Golf, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, and Volleyball.  (Sports listed are subject to change.)  The goal of the MultiSports Camp is to expand and assist youth (ages 9 to 18) in understanding the different sports and provide team building activities. Team building and a hands-on learning experience while having fun is the goal. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.


Week 10:  August 1-5 – WOODWORKINGFULL

Nails, drills, and skills is what it takes to build a wooden master piece.  Youth will work with staff to learn the safety and skill of working with their hands to create a project of their own. Cost $110.


Week 11:  August 8-12 – (Open at 12 p.m. to clinics throughout the week.)


  • These summer camps are for ages 9 through 18, unless specified otherwise.
  • Each camp is limited to 24 youth.
  • Registration is at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555.
  • Physicals and immunizations of applicants must be current and turned in at the time of registration.
  • Those eligible are dependents of Active Duty Military, Military Retirees, Coast Guard, DoD employees, Contractors, and surviving dependents.


Registration is currently open but closes for a camp when it fills to its maximum of 24.  Register at the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555.  Call the front desk at 719-556-7220.




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Programs Offered

School Age Care:
Before & After, Before Only, After Only, Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter Break & Spring Break

Summer Camp:
Camp includes weekly field trips*, weekly swimming, bi-weekly bowling and library trips, special interest clubs, and open choice activities.
*Admission and transportation fees may apply to field trips.


Hours of Operation:
The School Age Program runs Monday – Friday based on District 11 school schedule and is closed all federal holidays.

Before School 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
After School 2:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m
Camp / All Day Out 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Provide care for D-11 Kindergarten Program

The School Age Program (SAP) offers transportation as follows:

  • Van transportation to and from James Irwin Charter School, District 2.
  • School bus transportation is offered by the city of Colorado Springs. These buses arrive and depart from SAP for Christa McAuliffe Elementary, District 11.
  • Supervised walking escorts to and from Colorado Military Academy (CMA) is offered with SAP staff. In severe weather, van transportation will be provided.
  • Transportation fees vary with each school, so please contact the Youth Center at 719-556-7220 for details.

Before and After School registration is held in July, and the registration for Summer Camp is held in April. You can now enroll, request changes of category (B/A, A-only, B-only) and make holiday requests online at Military Child Care’s website ( Remember to allow 24 to 72 hours for any change request. As always, you may call our front desk at 719-556-7220 to inquire or follow up.

Current immunizations must be provided in order to attend Peterson School-Age Program.

Children enrolled in either program must re-register for the next program.

Fees & Payments:
Fees are based on total family income. Fees are due by COB each Monday. A late fee of $10 per day will be assessed until payment is made in full. Failure to pay your weekly and late fees within two weeks could result in suspension from program.

The program provides School Age Program (SAP) staff with continuous training on youth development, health, safety, nutrition, child guidance and activities to provide a safe and child-friendly environment. Our staff to child ratio is 1:12 (one adult for every 12 children). High yield activities such as swimming, field trips, etc. require a 1:8 ratio.

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