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.

Choose your adventure, there’s something for everyone!

Kids Summer Camps

 

GENERAL DETAILS

Dates: Mon. – Fri. June 17th – Sept. 3, 2021

Pricing:
1-Day Kids Camp $95

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
    • Reuseable Water Bottle
    • Lunch
    • 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 (Flips flops highly discouraged)

KIDS CAMP

Ages 5 – 8

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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!

ECOXPLORATION

Ages 9 – 14

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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.

CAPTURE THE FLAG FRIDAY

Ages 8 – 14

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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 July 2nd to August 13th!

WATER WEDNESDAY

All Ages

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Water Wednesday is our weekly aquatic based day of fun. Our main activities include either stand up paddleboarding in Mountain Village or tubing down on the San Miguel River in Town Park. Water Wednesdays take place every Wednesday all summer, so if you would like to reserve your spot, please simply book a Kids Camp or EcoX on the corresponding Wed. date.

MOUNTAIN BIKING 101

Ages 8 – 14

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Every Thursday beginning July 1st through August 19th, 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.

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

KIDS ADVENTURE RACE

All Ages

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July 22nd, 2021 marks our 9th annual Kids Adventure Race! Based off 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.

FISHING 101

Ages 8 – 14

FISHING 101

Ages 8 – 14

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A new program for 2021! 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!

FISHING 101

Ages 8 – 14

NATURE CENTER MINI CAMPS

Ages 5 and up

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Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a fun, abbreviated program for kids ages 5 and up that focuses on using the outdoors as a “living classroom”. Lessons include Geocaching, Bug Safari, and Squirrel Olympics, upon many more. Please contact the Nature Center for a tentative schedule of activities.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 10AM – noon
  • Ages 5+
  • $25/child
  • Meet at the St. Sophia Nature Center outside the top Gondola station.
  • Maximum 14 kids

Adventure Activities

 

Kid Flips on Spider Jump

SPIDER JUMP

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

Price: Single Jump – $15

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

Weight: Maximum weight is 240 lbs.

MINING SLUICE

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

Price: Single Use – $15

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!

Nature Center

 

St. Sophia Nature Center

The Nature Center is open 10-2 daily beginning June 5th through September 3rd.

At the St. 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.

Guided hikes

Join our experienced interpreter and learn about life zones, tree identification, geology, birds, wildflowers and local human history. Hikes can be customized to guests’ requests and will range from an easy two-hour stroll to longer treks on more challenging terrain.

Location

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

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