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Summer Camps 2021

The Colorado Springs School has been providing summer camp experiences for more than 30 years. All programs are open to the public, and we encourage CSS families to take advantage of these experiential education programs. Camps include a wide variety of STEM activities and athletics.

If you are new to campus, please use this campus map to find the specific building location of your chosen camp.

CSS All-Star Basketball Camp

The Colorado Springs School is proud to offer the CSS All-Star Basketball Camps again in the Honnen Tutt Field House. Coach Vicki Vaughan leads the Kodiak basketball program where she has been coaching for 17 years and teaching PE for 10 years. An Indiana Basketball Hall ofFame player, Coach Vaughan has been facilitating camps for more than 25 years and takes pride in teaching basketball in a fun, safe, and healthy environment. Questions? Email Coach Vaughan at vvaughan@css.org.

 

CSS All-Star Volleyball Camp 

The Colorado Springs School is proud to offer Volleyball Camp again in the Honnen Tutt Field House. CSS Middle School Head Volleyball Coach Blisse Beardsley will emphasize the fundamentals of volleyball while building love for the sport. She will leave a lasting impact on your child who will find inspiration from this camp along with sharper skills and a better understanding of the game.

Email Coach Beardsley at bbeardsley@css.org for more information.

Rocky Mountain Soccer Camp

 

The Rocky Mountain Soccer Camp (RMSC) is the longest running soccer camp in the nation, started in 1971 by Artie Wachter. The current Camp Director is Mark Perdew, who has been running the RMSC since 1992. Various camp programs include Mini-Camps, Day Camps, Team Camps and Residential Camps.

The RMSC experience goes far beyond the soccer field. We use the camp as a vehicle for teaching valuable “life lessons” such as integrity, sportsmanship, discipline and responsibility, while at the same time providing a high level of soccer training and education.

Our goal is to provide a fun, safe and creative environment that promotes the integrity of the game of soccer and is both educational and challenging. Our staff uses innovative methods to teach the game in a way that allows for enjoyment, easy understanding and quick improvement.

For more information, please contact Coach Mark Perdew at mperdew@css.org or visit www.rockymountainsoccercamp.com.

  • Date: June 28-July 2, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $185
  • Ages: 8-14 years old
  • Register by emailing Coach Mark Perdew at mperdew@css.org

 

Challenger Sports Soccer Camps

Challenger Sports, the leading soccer camp company in North America, is combining the most popular elements of their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, integrating them into a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.

The new Challenger International Soccer Camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences that will help them develop a well-rounded skill set. We have taken the best coaching methodologies and practices from England, Brazil, Spain, USA and France and have woven them together in a multi-faceted on and off-field coaching experience.

Most camps will include a free soccer ball, T-shirt, Poster and Certificate, but please check your individual sessions on the next page to confirm this. Click here to register. Two sessions are offered:

  • Dates: June 7-11, 2021 or July 19-23, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $95
  • Location: CSS soccer field
  • Age: 3-5 years old
  • Register here.
  • Dates: June 7-11, 2021 or July 19-23, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon (Extend from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for another $70)
  • Cost: $180
  • Location: CSS soccer field
  • Age: 5-14 years old
  • Register here.

 

Chess and Video Game Creation Camps

USA Chess Camp 

USA Chess is the largest premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoons, and all day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun-filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes a trophy, a chess set, and much more.

  • Dates: June 21-25, 2021 or July 19-23, 2021
  • Time: AM/PM/Full Day/Combo Sessions
  • Cost: Varies
  • Age: 5-16 years old
  • Register here.

 

Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft 

Minecraft is hugely popular because it is a collaborative, open-ended, and moddable program. Our program promotes those qualities for a week of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes, and a bit about hosting & networking. Next, campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods, and custom maps. By day three, the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat, or even creating a chessboard, the possibilities are nearly limitless. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds. 

  • Dates: June 21-25, 2021 or July 19-23, 2021
  • Time: AM/PM/Combo Sessions
  • Cost: Varies
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here.

  

Video Game Creation - Platform Style - In the Style of Sonic & Mario 

In this camp, children build a game described as a “platform” game like Sonic or Mario. Children have a blast as their characters overcome obstacles and opponents and then conquer the Big Boss. The character progresses on a long path/journey with the background scrolling behind it as adversaries, prizes, and obstacles are encountered along the way. Lessons on the basics will be similar to the Arcade course in the very beginning, but the class diverges, and different programming techniques are taught in order to build this Platform game. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds. 

  • Dates: June 21-25, 2021 
  • Time: PM/Combo Sessions
  • Cost: Varies
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here.

 

Video Game Creation - Arcade Style - In the Style of PacMan & Asteroids 

The Arcade course is a program where the game that is created has action for each level all on one screen, similar to Centipede, Asteroids, or PacMan. The children create a main character, which can be anything their imagination can think of. Other characters, or enemies, pursue the main character who dodges their attacks. The character will score points for picking up objects and destroying the enemy objects. Options are endless, and children create level after level for a whole week of fun. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds. 

  • Dates: July 19-23, 2021 
  • Time: PM/Combo Sessions
  • Cost: Varies
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here.

 

LEGO Camps

Pokemon Engineering with Lego

Join Ash and Pikachu as you build, capture, train, and explore the vast world of Pokemon with tens of thousands of LEGO parts. Design your own Poke Balls, explore the Kanto region, and fly with Charizard. Explore engineering through the fun world of Pokemon with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor.

  • Dates: June 28-July 2, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon  
  • Cost: $177
  • Age: Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • Register here.

Pokemon Master Engineering with Lego
Start your training in Pallet Town and expand your Pokedex as you collect your favorite Pokemon with LEGO materials. Surf with Blastoise, challenge Team Rocket, and earn badges from gym leaders on your way to the Pokemon League. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas while learning about STEM concepts.
  • Dates: June 28-July 2, 2021
  • Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
  • Cost: $177
  • Age: 3rd-5th grade
  • Register here.

Animal Architects With Lego
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
  • Dates: July 26-30, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon 
  • Cost: $177
  • Age: Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • Register here.

 

Animal Master Architects With Lego
Be inspired by the natural innovation and engineering of the animal world and tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Design and build fluttering butterflies, stomping elephants, and fierce Tasmanian devils. Apply real-world mechanical engineering concepts as you design, build, and explore your craziest ideas.
  • Dates: July 26-30, 2021
  • Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
  • Cost: $177
  • Age: 3rd-5th grade
  • Register here.
 
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