Adventure Center Summer

TELLURIDE ADVENTURE CENTER

The Telluride Adventure Center, located in Mountain Village, offers an abundant selection of kids camps and summer adventures for all ages. Space is limited so advance reservations are recommended!

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Kids Summer Camps provide fun and exciting kids’ activities to children ages 5–14 years.

In Mountain Village, kids will enjoy the spider jump and mining sluice.

Note: The Spider Jump is now closed for the season.

Choose your adventure, there’s something for everyone!

Kids Summer Camps

2024 Kids Camp Details Below – Advanced Reservations Recommended!

The weekly themes are for Pikas, Beavers, and Lynx Camps. Any special programs such as Fishing 101 or Mountain Biking are separate from the camps and must be booked individually.

Weekly Theme and Special Programs Calendars

 

June 2024 Calendar

July 2024 Calendar

August 2024 Calendar

Summary of activities for Weekly Themes

 

As of summer 2024, State law requires Telluride Kids Camp to collect Immunization Records or a Certificate of Exemption for all children prior to their first day of camp.

 

Please click here for more info on Immunization Record requirements

 

If you child has any medications that may need to be taken or administered during their stay at camp (EpiPen, Inhaler, etc.):

Please click here for pertinent information regarding additional information forms needed to authorize the use of any medications during camp

GENERAL DETAILS

Dates: Mon – Fri, June 10th to August 30th, 2024
(Closed July 4th)

Pricing: $110/child per day

Unless stated otherwise, all days of camp have check-in from 9 to 9:30 am and a pick up time of 3:30 pm. Pick up and drop off for all camps will be taking place inside the Mountain Sales lobby and Children’s Center located in the Mountain Village beneath Gondola Plaza.

Each camper must come prepared each day with the following:

    • Rain Jacket or Rain Suit
    • Extra long-sleeved layer recommended on cold and rainy days
    • Reuseable Water Bottle
    • Lunch (Alternatively, you may order a sack lunch from camp for an additional $15)
    • Sunglasses or Hat
    • Proper hiking boots or sneakers that can get wet, muddy, & dirty
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Backpack to carry all of their belongings (We prefer backpacks NOT to be shared among siblings)
  • On Water Wednesday: Bathing suit, towel, and water shoes (Crocs and flip-flops are not acceptable footwear for Water Wednesday activities)
  • Disclaimer: Most of the packing list equipment is available for purchase at the Kids Camp check-in desk. However, children who arrive with inadequate footwear for the program of the day will not be allowed to participate in camp.

PIKAS

Ages 5 – 7

Five kids hiking through grassy field with engaged counselor in Telluride with a view of Lone Cone.

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Join us for an all-day Adventure at Kids Camp! Groups spend all day outside hiking and playing games while learning about the unique ecosystem we have here in the Southwestern San Juan Mountains. The planned activities change for any given day, but include a variety of different themes and activities such as Fungus Among-us Mushroom Mondays, Wilderness Survival, Water Wednesday, Wilderness Olympics, Capture the Flag Friday, and much, much more!

Pricing: $110

BEAVERS

Ages 8 – 10

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This is our new intermediate aged camp group for children ages 8 – 10! Spend the week outside on medium difficulty adventures playing games and learning about local wildlife, outdoor adventure skills, local history, water science, and San Juan Mountain ecology.

Pricing: $110

LYNX

Ages 11 – 14

Five kids on a mountain ridge in Telluride.

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A more challenging day of adventure for our older campers. In a full day of ecoXploration, your kids could learn to navigate with just a map and compass, build a survival fort, learn about the geology and plant life of Telluride, or hike to a waterfall.

Pricing: $110

SACK LUNCH

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Don’t want to have to pack a lunch for your children each day? Sign them up for a sack lunch on any day of camp they are attending and allow their instructors to prepare their lunches for them!

Pricing: $15

CAPTURE THE FLAG FRIDAY

Ages 8 – 14

Two Boys Running in Telluride

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A full day of Capture the Flag fun down in Telluride Town Park. Older kids play all day, while the younger group (ages 5-7) do a mini half day of camp and join the older kids after lunch. Takes place every Friday from June 28th to August 16th 2024!

Pricing: $110

KIDS ADVENTURE RACE

All Ages

Four kids and a counselor running in Telluride.

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July 25th, 2024 marks our 11th Annual Kids Adventure Race! inspired by the NBC hit series ‘Amazing Race’, the children join up with a team and counselor to race around Mountain Village and Telluride competing in a multitude of group challenges and activities.

The race concludes with an awards ceremony and pizza party in the Children’s Center at the end of the day.

Pricing: $125

FISHING 101

Ages 8 – 14

Kid Fishing from Canoe in Telluride

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Join us on this 2 day program where we teach the kids the ins and outs of basic rod and reel fishing. Start off by learning the various knots and bait choices on some still water the first day, and then go on a stream-walking fishing adventure on day 2!

Dates: July 8th&9th 22nd&23rd, August 5th&6th, 12th&13th
Pricing: $280

ARCHERY 101

Ages 9 – 14

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Experience a day in the woods learning about one of the most important tools in human history. We will go over safety, the history and technique behind shooting a bow and arrow. After the basics are covered, we will have target practice and then enter our 3D archery range. We want the campers to know how important learning safety around a bow is. We also build confidence and patience with this hobby.

Dates: June 25th, July 2nd, 16th, & 30th, August 6th
Pricing: $125

MOUNTAIN BIKING 101

Ages 9 – 14

Kids Mountain Biking Through a Field of Lupines in Telluride

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Go out for a day of learning the basics of mountain biking on the Beautiful Telluride Valley floor. This camp is for novice riders who want to learn the basics of mountain biking and who just want to have a fun day on the bike at camp. Children must come with their own bikes or rent one from Telluride Sports or any other rental outfitter in Mountain Village.

Dates: June 27th, July 11th & July 18th, August 1st, 8th, & 15th
Pricing: $125

Minimum Requirements:  Bicycles must have 20″ diameter wheels or larger, knobby tires, front and rear handbrakes, and protective equipment including helmet, sunglasses and gloves.

Immunization Requirements

 

A new Colorado state law has gone in effect this summer which requires Telluride Kids Camp to collect the following for each child entering prior to or on the first day of admission to camp:

  • Documentation of school-required immunization status
    OR
  • Certificate of Medical or Nonmedical Exemption

Up-to-date school-required immunizations must be documented as specified on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Certificate of Immunization (attached), or an approved alternate Certificate of Immunization. These documents may either be provided as a hard copy at the first day of check-in, or otherwise emailed to immunizations@tellurideskiresort.com where I will have confidential access to sorting and storing these documents safely. Please click the link below to access a copy of the State of Colorado Certificate of Immunization form.

Colorado Certificate of Immunization

Unfortunately, if neither an official Form of Immunization Status nor Certificate of Exemption is provided, we will be unable to allow the child or children to attend camp until we receive this documentation. I know this is an extra step that has not been required to register for Kids Camp in the past, but we must abide by this law for both the children’s safety and to maintain our Childcare License through the state of Colorado. Please see below for the exact wording on this rule as written in our licensing guidelines. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tyler Sandstrom, Kids Camp Director, directly: tsandstrom@telski.com.

School-age Childcare Program License Rule 2.512.A.1.b:At the time of enrollment, the parent(s)/guardian(s) must provide for each child entering the center: Documentation of school-required immunization status or Certificate of Medical or Nonmedical Exemption, is required by the Colorado Board of Health. Up-to-date school-required immunizations must be documented as specified on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Certificate of Immunization or on an “approved alternate” Certificate of Immunization, defined in Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulation at 6 CCR 1009-2:VI(A)

Medications

 

Per our Medical Administration Policies and Procedures, any child who has any medications that may possibly need to be taken or administered by staff must have the following forms filled out by a medical practitioner prior to their first day of camp.

  • There must be a permission form filled out for each individual medication. For Anaphylaxis and Asthma Medications, please be sure to have the additional specific forms filed out for those emergency care plans, (see link to forms below.)
  • Any medication must be handed from the parent or guardian in its original container. Children who have been granted permission to sign themselves in or out are not permitted to bring their medication in themselves.
  • For any prescription medication, they must be in the original container labeled with the following information:
    • Child’s Name
    • Dosage
    • Expiration Date

Required for any over-the-counter or prescription medications:
Permission for Medical Administration

Required for any asthma inhaler related medicines:
Colorado Asthma Inhaled Medication Health Care Plan

Required for any severe allergy anaphylaxis medicines:
Colorado Severe Allergy Anaphylaxis Health Care Plan

Plaza Activities

 

Kid Flips on Spider Jump

SPIDER JUMP

Located in Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola

Price: $15 per person

Age: This activity is for all age groups and experience levels.

Weight: Maximum weight is 240 lbs.

The Spider Jump is now closed for the season.

MINING SLUICE

Located in Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola

Price: $20 per person

Put your mining and precious stone identification skills to work with this all ages activity! Participants receive a bag of pay dirt, a sluice box, gem identification card, and access to the multi-level sluice. This is a dirt & water driven activity – so miners prepare to get your hands dirty and feet wet!

TOP-A-TEN YURT TRIPS

It’s your dream, we’re just in it.

Yurt at Top of Lift 10

Join our experienced chef/mountain guide Eric Thoren on a worry-free stay in our private yurt located on the top of the mountain. Take your pick from a multitude of homemade gourmet cuisine options and sit back and soak in the mountain scenery as your appetizers and meals are prepared. Eric will happily guide you on a hike suitable to your needs, from a leisurely stroll along one of the many hiking trails to summiting Bald Mountain if you’re feeling extra adventurous. As the night draws to an end, enjoy an epic sunset and soak in the starry night sky far away from any light pollution. Once utter exhaustion has set in, you can cozy up in our heated yurt, all bundled up in our provided mummy bags on cots or an air mattress. Wake up to warm coffee and a continental breakfast, then it’s your choice whether to hike down the mountain or be chauffeured back down by your guide(s).

What to Bring: All food and camping gear is provided on the trip. You are required to bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the variable weather conditions the mountain experiences, as well as your own pillow for sleeping. Alcoholic beverages are not provided, but you are certainly welcome to supply your own libations.

 

Pricing

  • $1200 for up to 6 people.
  • $200 non-refundable down payment required to reserve your trip dates
  • $200 for each additional person (Please contact Adventure Manager Tyler Sandstrom to pay for any additional members over 6)
  • Must be booked at least 5 days in advance to allow time to plan the meals and itinerary with your guide Eric.

Operating Dates: July 1st – Sept. 1st

  • Subject to sporadic blackout dates for busy Kids Camp programs.
  • If your desired date appears unavailable online, please reach out to our Adventure Manager Tyler Sandstrom to see if there is any possibility the date may be open. (970) 728-7528

Special Windows

  • Meteor showers (Mid-July to Mid-August) Peak Dates: August 12th.
  • Mushroom hunting: August (Hunting success not guaranteed)
  • Amateur landscape and starry sky photography guiding: Inquire about learning some basics in landscape photography and night sky capturing with DSLR cameras.
  • Full Moon Windows for Night Hikes: July 17th-21st, August 18th-22nd.
  • New Moon Windows for best Star Gazing and Milky Way viewing:  July 2nd-9th, August 1st-8th

QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE ADVENTURE CENTER

(970) 728-7433
adventure@telski.com

Nature Center

 

St. Sophia Nature Center

The Nature Center is closed for Winter Season. See you in the Spring!

At the San Sophia Nature Center you’ll find information on hiking and biking trails, weather expectations and local ecosystems to help prepare you for your adventures in the area. Interpretive displays include: geology, animal tracks and signs, pelts and skulls, Native American history & water use.

Ranger Talks

Come join our experienced Interpreter at the Nature Center @ 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays for an all ages ranger talk of subjects ranging from local wildlife, geology, edible plants, mining history, and much more!

Location

Located just a short distance from the top of the gondola, the San Sophia Nature Center is located atop Coonskin Ridge overlooking the town of Telluride.

Please call (970) 728-7360 to learn more.