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Summer Camps 2020

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 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 16 years and teaching PE for 10 years. An Indiana Basketball Hall ofFame player, Coach Vaughan has been facilitating camps for over 25 years and takes pride in teaching basketball in a fun, safe, and healthy environment. CSS  girls’ basketball Coach Caleb Strickland will be joining her for this camp. This year, he was named the CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) Assistant Coach of the Month for January. 

  • Date: July 13-July 17, 2020
  • Session I: Fundamentals
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Session II: Positions & Shooting
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $185 per session OR $360 for both am/pm sessions
  • Ages: 8-14 years old
  • Registration Form (PDF)

For questions, email Coach Vaughan at vvaughan@css.org

 

CSS 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.

  

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. Any camp or clinic participant will receive the iChallenge App and 20 free skill-building videos! Click here to register. Two sessions are offered:

  • Session I: June 8-12, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $95
  • Location: CSS soccer field
  • Age: 3-5 years old
  • Session I: June 8-12, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Extended day bonus option available)
  • Cost: $180
  • Location: CSS soccer field
  • Age: 5-13 years old
  • Session II: July 20-24, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $95
  • Location: CSS soccer field
  • Age: 3-5 years old
  • Session II: July 20-24, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Extended day bonus option available)
  • Cost: $180
  • Location: CSS soccer field
  • Age: 5-13 years old

Register with Challenger Sports 

 

 

Girls Multi-sport Camp

Our goal is to create more opportunities for girls to experience different sports in a supportive environment where they learn the positive physical, emotional, and mental benefits of sport.  Girls will learn skills in the following sports: tennis, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, track and field, golf, softball, volleyball, soccer, and other recreational sports. 

  • Date: July 6-10, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $360 
  • Age: Rising 3rd graders through rising 9th graders
  • Register here.

 

Chess and Video Game Creation Camps

USA Chess Camp

USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. Their staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoon 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 trophy, chess set and much more. 

  • Session I: June 22-26, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $300 for half day or $470 for full day
  • Age: 5-16 years old, introductory to advanced
  • Register here.
  • Session II: July 20-24, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $300 for half day or $470 for full day
  • Age: 5-16 years old, introductory to advanced
  • 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, mod s 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 creativit y, storytelling, programming and problem solving for their young minds.

This is half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it full-day camp.

  • Session I: June 22-26, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $340 for half day or $470 for full day
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here. 
  • Session II: July 20-24, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $340 for half day or $470 for full day
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here.

Kodu Video Game Creation - Adventure Style

Children will have the option of learning how to program using a Microsoft Xbox controller! Students will create their own custom world and navigate through it. Within this world they will create tasks that need to be completed in order to progress to the next level. Some of those tasks include escaping a sewer maze, outwitting rivals, creating decoys and collecting bonus items. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming and problem solving for their youngminds.

This is a half-day camp. Xbox controller is optional and must be supplied by the student. Students can add an additional program to make it a full-day camp.

  • Date: June 22-26, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $340 for half day or varies for full day
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here. 

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

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.

This is a half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full-day camp.

  • Session I: June 22-26, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $340 for half day or varies for full day
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here. 
  • Session II: July 20-24, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $340 for half day or varies for full day
  • 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 full week of fun. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming and problem solving for their young minds.

This is a half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full-day camp.

  • Date: July 20-24, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for half day or 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. for full day
  • Cost: $340 for half day or varies for full day
  • Age: 7-16 years old
  • Register here.

Register with Active Learning Camps

 

LEGO Camps

Jedi Starship Engineering using LEGO Materials

Win the Millennium Falcon from Lando and maneuver through the Kessel run, challenge the First Order in your Resistance Bomber, and collect bounties in Boba Fetts Slave I. Using tens of thousands of LEGO parts, learn about STEM concepts as you design and fly various starships through the vast Star Wars universe.

  • Date: June 22-26, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $165 
  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Register here.

Jedi Master Starship Engineering using LEGO Materials

Use tens of thousands of LEGO parts to pilot a B-Wing with the Resistance, snatch the coaxium with an Imperial Hauler, and track Kylos Rens Shuttle to help Rey. Travel to a galaxy far, far away as you learn about the designs and engineering behind various starships in the Star Wars universe..

  • Date: June 24-28, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $165
  • Age: 7-12 years old
  • Register here.

Level-Up Engineering using LEGO Materials

Design and engineer your favorite virtual gaming elements in the physical world with LEGO Materials and NO SCREENS. Run and hop to avoid Piranha plants with the Super Mario Brothers, help defeat the Ender Dragon in the world of Minecraft, and expand your favorite Pokdex as you collect your favorite Pokemon. Be your favorite video game character while learning how the world works through STEM concepts!

  • Date: July 13-17, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $165
  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Register here.

Level-Up Pro Engineering using LEGO Materials

Bridge the gap between virtual gaming worlds and the physical world with LEGO Materials and NO SCREENS. Save the princess with the Super Mario Brothers, capture and train your favorite Pokemon, and travel on the Fortnite Battle Bus. Explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while recreating your favorite video games in LEGO.

  • Date: July 13-17, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $165
  • Age: 7-12 years old
  • Register here.

Register with Lego Play-Well

 

STEM Science Camps

Tabletop Catapults

Throw things really, really, really far with catapults, trebuchets, and cannons in this half day camp. Build a working tabletop wooden trebuchet to start an exploration of Newton’s Laws of Motion, create games with the mini Basketball Catapult, float Flying Frisbees through the Firmament on our Science Matters Golf Course. Take some terrific target practice with a marshmallow gun. We’ll have things whizzing around the classroom for the whole camp.

  • Date: June 15-19, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $209
  • Age: Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Register here.

The Invention Convention

A camp for all inventors – test the steadiness of your hand with your own Nerve Tester, make a set of Monster Jaws, go mad with Pinball Madness. Make Art with a Computer (not the way you think). Show off your crazy skills in the Engineering X Challenge, a daily series of team and individual challenges that apply creativity and engineering skills. Have Hammer; Will Travel. Join the Crazy Inventors Collective.

  • Date: June 15-19, 2020
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $209
  • Age: Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Register here.

Roller Coaster Science

The Physics and Chemistry of the amusement park come alive in this half-day camp. Start by building roller coasters and then design and build other mini rides like a Merry Go Round or Ferris Wheel. Help EggMo survive the Tower of
Doom. Then enter our Glow Lab and explore all things glowy and creepy, explore alchemy and make a Golden Penny. You’ll smile from end to end when you join us for this Carnival of Fun.

  • Date: July 13-17, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $209
  • Age: Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Register here.

STEM SuperHeros Save the Earth

Join the Science Matters Super Hero dedicated to Fun and Saving the Earth. Design your own cuddly Side Kick, Make Art from the Sun and create a Yummy Treat at the same time. We’ll create a Germinator that makes measuring plants a snap, and design your own Hide-a-Rock. Earth is our Home and we need Super Heroes to protect it.

  • Date: July 13-17, 2020
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $209
  • Age: Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Register here.

Register with Science Matters 

 

 
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