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Summer Camp – and Other Fun Things To Do This Summer

Going to camp can be a special experience. Here are some camps that might enrich your child’s summer.

2018 YOUTH PROGRAMS RESIDENTIAL CAMPS – General Information

The application process for these Air Force Residential Camps is completed online through a system with Georgia 4-H. All applications are due by Friday, May 11, 2018. Click here for residential camp information, see pages 1-5 of the attached document, and for application information.

Air Force Teen Aviation Camp (See pages 1-5 of the attached)

June 16-22, 2018 – United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). 
Call:  210-395-7514 or 210-395-1822

Air Force Space Camp (See pages 1-5 of the attached)

Session 1:  July 29 – August 3, 2018 and Session 2: August 5-10, 2018 – Huntsville, AL.
Call:  210-395-7519 or 210-395-1822

Air Force Teen Leadership Summits (See pages 1-5 of the attached)

Session 1:  July 8-13, 2018 – Dahlonega, GA
Session 2:  July 15-20, 2018 – Jekyll Island, GA
Session 3:  July 22-27, 2018 – Dahlonega, GA
Session 4:  August 6-11, 2018 – Estes Park, CO
Call:  210-395-7519 or 210-395-1822

2018 YOUTH PROGRAMS INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTIAL SPORTS CAMPS – General Information

Click here for residential sports camp information, see pages 6-8 of the attached document.

Application deadline is Friday, May 11, 2018. Click here for the application.

The Nike Softball Camp (See pages 6-8 for this camp)June 10-14, 2018 @ The University of Dallas
Call:  210-395-1822 or 210-395-7509

The Nike Coed Soccer Camp (See pages 6-8 for this camp)
June 22-24, 18 @ Elmhurst College
Call:  210-395-1822 or 210-395-7509

The Nike Boys Basketball Camp (2 Sessions) (See pages 6-8 for this camp)
July 6-10, 2018 @ Wartburg College
July 18-22, 2018 @ Wartburg College
Call: 210-395-1822 or 210-395-7509

The Nike Girls Basketball Camp (See pages 6-8 for this camp)
July 23-26, 2018 – Wartburg College
Call:  210-395-1822 or 210-395-7509

The Nike Baseball Camp (See pages 6-8 for this camp)
July 9-12, 2018 @ Davenport University
Call:  210-395-1822 or 210-395-7509

The Nike Volleyball Camp (See pages 6-8 for this camp)
July 23-25, 2018 @ Seattle University
Call:  210-395-1822 or 210-395-7509

PETERSON STARBASE PRESENTS: S.T.E.M. CAMP

July 16-19, 2018 and July 23-26, 2018 for students entering 5th or 6th grade. Click here for the flyer.

Camp is FREE! Each week is limited to the first 24 students to apply. Both camps are identical. Application deadline is July 1, 2018.

Peterson STARBASE is located in Bldg. 850, 710 Lorig Street, Peterson AFB.

Call 719-556-9500 or email psstarbasepeterson@gmail.com

OPERATION OUTDOORS: MILITARY FAMILY WEEKEND CAMP at YMCA CAMP SHADY BROOK

Info on our upcoming Armed Services YMCA/Camp Shady Brook Military Family Weekend Camp, specifically for ALL SERVICES, E1-E5 only (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve.)

Camp Weekend Date – May 18-20, 2018.

Camp activities may include:  Swimming, nature, arts & crafts, target sports, climbing wall, ropes course/zip wire, hiking, canoeing, stargazing, evening events and more! (Activities offered based on age requirements.)  For cost, time, and accommodation information, click here for the flyer.

Register online at ppymca.org/register (search “2018 Operation Outdoors – Armed Forces Day Weekend”) Registration period is April 1 – May 6, 2018. Limited space available.

With deployments ramping up this year, this is a great opportunity for spouses & their children of deployed service members to keep busy and have quality bonding time together. Limited spots (30) available.

SUMMER DAY CAMP at the SOUTHEAST ARMED SERVICES YMCA

The Southeast Armed Services YMCA is offering military service members (E1-E5 ranks: Active Duty,  National Guard, Reserve and Spouses) 50% off vouchers for their children to participate in a full week of Summer Day Camp programs at any of our participating YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region locations. Priority will be given to children of deployed service members.

For more information on this junior enlisted discount voucher program, please call 719-622-3567or stop by any participating YMCA Branch.

Certain restrictions apply; limited quantities.

Information on Summer Day Camp themes and registration can be found by visiting www.ppymca.org/programs/youth/day-camp or by contacting the Child Care Office at childcare@ppymca.org or 719-329-7289.

SUMMER DAY CAMP 2018 LOCATIONS:

Briargate YMCA
Downtown YMCA
Garden Ranch YMCA
Meridian Ranch Recreation Center
Southeast YMCA
Tri-Lakes YMCA/Lewis Palmer Elementary School*
– Westside Community Center

*Camp in Monument will be at the Tri-Lakes YMCA on May 21 – 25, August 6 -10, and August 13 – 17, and at Lewis Palmer Elementary School on May 29 – August 3. 

CAMP CORRAL

Camp Corral, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, is a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen military service members.  Although any child from a military family (incl. veterans) is eligible, registration priority is given to children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen military service members.

The vision behind Camp Corral is one where kids, ages 8 to 15, are free to be kids, far away from the day-to-day challenges they face as children of military service members. The reality of a parent being deployed away from home for over a year is the norm for all children from military families. And for 91 percent of Camp Corral’s campers, a parent coming back injured, wounded or never coming back is their reality.

Find out more and register at https://campcorral.org/camp-experience/

DoD SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Okay, it’s not like a camp in the forest or anything like that, but you can experience thrilling adventures and distant worlds when you dive into a great book. Books take you places.

You can register as early as May 21, but you won’t be able to log reading time until the Summer Reading Program officially starts June 4. To register for the DoD Summer Reading Program, click here. Call 719-556-7462.

This year’s theme is, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” Hold on!  We’re going places. This is going to be a great summer!

SUMMER YOUTH GOLF CAMPS

Silver Spruce Golf Course will offer two youth golf camps this summer for ages 6-17. Learn the fundamentals of the game and maybe even a useful trick or two.

  •  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 18-22 – Includes instruction, snacks & lunch, $250.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 30 – August 3 – Includes instruction, snacks & lunch, $250.

Sign up in the Pro Shop or call 719-556-7414.

MILE HIGH YOUTH CORPS: SUMMER OF SERVICE

May – August 2018 for age 18-24.

  • Trail Work, Fire Mitigation, and more!
  • Earn $720 bi-weekly stipend (before taxes)
  • Earn a $1,583 AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, student loans, certifications.
  • Must be 18-24 years of age to apply.
  • Must have a G.E.D. or H.S. Diploma.

To apply, visit milehighyouthcorps.org and click “Apply Now.”

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