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Telluride Colorado

Kids Summer Camps

Summer 2020 dates and pricing are now listed below! If you have any questions about summer 2020 camps please call the Adventure Center at (970) 728-7433.

kids camp

for ages 5-8 years

Kids Camp


    Kids Camp is a full day program introducing kids ages 5-8 to the natural wonders of the world around them. These young adventurers will go on scenic hikes, discover local plants and animals, play games, and create nature crafts. Whether they’re peeking at insects through a magnifying glass or splashing around in the creek, your kids are sure to have a blast!

    • Offered Monday – Friday: June 15th – Sept. 4th
    • 9:30AM-3:30PM
    • Kids ages 5-8
    • Wednesdays are our Water Wednesdays. Please see description listed below and pack accordingly.
    • $90/child/day. Register online by June 1st to receive a $10/day discount.
    • $750 for a 10-day package (days do not need to be consecutive).


for ages 9-14 years


    Explorers ages 9-14 will discover the environment in new and challenging ways. 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. If you’re looking for a more specific skill, check out our special programs listed further down.

    • Offered Monday – Friday: June 15th – Sept. 4th
    • 9:30AM-3:30PM
    • Kids ages 9-14
    • Wednesdays are our Water Wednesdays. Please pack accordingly.
    • Friday is Capture the Flag. Please see the description listed further down and pack accordingly.
    • $90/child/day. Register online by June 1st and receive a $10/day discount.
    • $750 for a 10-day package (days do not need to be consecutive).

    To maintain proper group dynamic, we strongly recommend older and younger siblings to split and join the specific program designed for their age group.

Water Wednesday

all ages

Kids Tubing in River


    Splash your way through Telluride during our wild Water Wednesdays! Kids will have fun while staying cool under the summer sun. We have a day full of water based activities; whether its stand up paddle boarding, tubing down the San Miguel River, or competing in liquid limbo

    • Offered the following Wednesdays: Offered the following Wednesdays: June 24, July 8, 15, 22, TUESDAY July 28, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
    • 9:30AM - 3:30PM
    • Standard Kids Camp rates apply: $90/child.
    • Please arrive at the Telluride Adventure Center ready with a bathing suit, water shoes, and a towel in addition to normal camp items.

    To book, please buy a Kids Camp or EcoX product for the corresponding Wednesday.

Capture the Flag

for ages 8 years and over


    Join us for a classic game of strategy and team-building. The game takes place in a wooded setting perfect for sneaking around your opponents. Teams will play multiple games throughout the day to have many opportunities to come out on top! Our Capture the Flag Fridays are favored among kids and staff alike, and each participant will receive a team-colored bandana to keep as a souvenir.

    • Offered the following Fridays: June 26; July 3, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21
    • No Capture the Flag will be held on Friday, July 10th, due to the Ride Festival.
    • 9:30AM – 3:30PM
    • Kids ages 8+ (younger kids will have an opportunity to play in the afternoon games)
    • Standard Kids Camp rates apply: $90/child
    • Book online before June 1, 2020 and receive $10 discount

Build A Float

for ages 5-14 years

Kids Standing in front of 4th of July Parade Float


    In place of our standard camps on July 1st and 2nd, we will be offering kids the opportunity to help build our Telluride-themed float for the 4th of July parade. Kids who participate in building the float on either day can join us as we march in the Parade Wednesday, July 4th.

    • Offered Wednesday, July 1st & Thursday, July 2nd
    • 9:30AM – 3PM
    • Ages 5-14
    • Standard Kids Camp rates apply: $90/child. Register by June 1st and receive a $10 discount.
    • Maximum of 24 float builders each day.
    • To give all kids a chance to participate, please reserve your child for only one day of float building.

Kids Adventure Race

for ages 5-14 years

Kids Racing through Field with Counselor


    This summer brings the ninth annual Kids Adventure Race in Telluride. Modeled after the hit CBS series, Amazing Race, teams of kids, along with their fearless adult leaders, will collect hints that direct the team to obstacles which everyone must overcome together to advance. The race course and challenges will be located in the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village, and within the Ski Area. All participants will receive a certificate and an invitation to the celebratory pizza party in the Children's center after the race.

    • Offered one day only: Thursday, July 23rd
    • 9:30AM – 3:30PM
    • Kids ages 5-14
    • $95 through July 20th, $100 if booked on July 21st-22nd

Old Sawmill Ranch
Horses & Ropes Course

for all ages depending on session


    This day-trip to the Old Sawmill Ranch in Norwood teaches kids about Natural Horsemanship, a training and handling technique which is gentler than traditional methods and builds a beneficial relationship between horses and their handlers. In addition to developing leadership skills through riding horses, the group will challenge themselves in a low ropes course built in an amazing natural setting.

    • Dates TBD 
    • 9:00AM – 4:00PM
    • $110/child. Register by June 1st and receive a $10 discount
    • Reservations are required 48 hours in advance
    • Maximum of 9 kids

2-day ecoXploration
(with overnight)

for ages 9-14 years


    This adventure includes two full days of outdoor exploration outside of the ski area and a fun overnight in a Colorado state park-sanctioned camp ground. The group will discuss basic wilderness awareness & Leave No Trace ethics as they learn to appreciate the natural world.  To encourage independence, instructors will help kids be responsible for their own belongings, set up and break down camp and prepare for and clean up after meals.

    Both male and female instructors will be present. To fully experience the wilderness and all it has to offer, kids’ electronic devices are prohibited on this 2-day camping excursion. Counselors will carry mobile phones and share their numbers with parents.

    • Offered July 11 to 12; July 31 to August 1
    • Ages 9-14
    • $290/child (cost includes sleeping bag/pad, headlamp & life jacket rental, dinner on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday) Register by May 15th and receive a $30 discount.
    • Maximum of 8 kids. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Biking 101

for ages 9-14 years


    While pedaling on some beginner trails, this group will study appropriate trail etiquette and proper mountain biking technique for bike/body position, shifting, braking, climbing, and descending. However, if you have the basics down, just enjoy a ride with friends! Our goal is to evolve from wider trails to single track.

    • Dates TBD 
    • 9:30AM – 3:30PM  
    • Ages 9-14
    • Standard Kids Camp rates apply: $90/day. Register by June 1st and receive a $10 discount
    • Please arrive to the Telluride Adventure Center ready with a bike and helmet. Mountain bike and helmet not included in camp cost.
    • Maximum of ten participants. Must reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Top-A-Ten Yurt Trips

for families of all ages


    Treat your friends and family to an adventure-packed overnight trip of mountaineering and glamping in your own private yurt. Our guides will take you on scenic hikes at a challenge-level of your choosing, cook you delicious meals, and guide you through each step of your trip in a catered experience to remember. It’s your dream, we’re just in it. Click here for more information on our Top-A-Ten Yurt Trips.

    To book, call (970) 728-7433 or email us at

Nature Center Mini Camps

for ages 5 years and up


    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

St. Sophia Nature Center

all ages welcome!


    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, and Native American history & water use. The Nature Center is open daily from 9AM-4PM Monday, June 8th through September 6th.

Every child must come to camp prepared with:

  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Water
  • Hiking boots or hiking sneakers
  • Clothes okay to get wet, muddy, dirty
  • Additional layers
  • Sunglasses or Hat
  • Extra socks
  • Swim suit (on water Wednesdays)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Backpack to store all items
Lunch is not included in the camp fee, but we are happy to provide a sack lunch for an additional $10 charge. Please request the lunch while making your reservation.

You will need to fill out the Summer Adventure Camp Registration form and Liability Waiver.

For more information please call (970) 728-7433 or email us at

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