Summer Day Camps

Update on Summer Camps (posted 7/2/20)

We are excited to begin offering summer camps on July 6! All July and August camps will be run on a 2.5 day schedule, with half of registered campers attending Monday-Wednesday and the second half attending Wednesday-Friday.

If your child is registered for summer camp, you will receive emails from us about this schedule as well as our camp policies. If you have not yet received information from us, please contact us at elc@csuelc.org.

If spots in camp become available, they will be offered to families on the wait list according to position on the wait list.

Be well, and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

NOTE: All Summer Day Camps are now full, please email us at elc@csuelc.org to be added to the wait list. Please include your child(ren)’s name(s) and the camp(s) you are interested in in your email.

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Child tries to catch insects in the river with a net
Child and adult search for insects in a tub of water

Registration Process

All Summer Day Camps are now full. Please contact us at elc@csuelc.org to be added to the wait list.

We will only collect some basic information when you register (i.e. child’s name, parent/guardian name, phone and email). After your registration is completely processed, you will receive an email asking you to complete additional forms with important information (e.g. emergency contacts, allergies/health concerns, etc).

To be put on a waitlist, you will need to email your request to elc@csuelc.org.  Folks are added to the wait list in the order that requests are received.

Ages

All camps are open to ages 7 through 12. We may accept 6-year-old siblings of older campers on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to request permission to register a younger sibling, please contact us at elc@csuelc.org or (970) 491-1661 by January 16. Participants will be broken up into age-appropriate groups for most activities, though this will vary based on number of attendees and the age break-down of each camp.

Camp Schedule

Drop off for camp takes place at 8:30-9:00 AM and pick at 4:00-4:30 PM each day. Drop off and pick up will always be at our East Drake site.

Prices and Scholarships

Camps are $170 per child, per week for ELC members and $195 per child, per week for non-members. Please see below for our payment and refund policy.

All scholarship funds have been allocated, no more scholarships are available.

Payment and Refund Policy

July Summer Camps

Payment for July summer camps is due in full by June 19. If payment is not received by June 19, you will forgo your spot in the camp(s).

Cancellations for July camps made prior to June 19 will be refunded at 100%. After June 19 and up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp, a 50% refund will be given. After two weeks prior, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to elc@csuelc.org.

August Summer Camps

Payment for August summer camps is due in full by July 1. If payment is not received by July 1, you will forgo your spot in the camp(s).

Cancellations for August camps made prior to July 1 will be refunded at 100%. After July 1 and up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp, a 50% refund will be given. After two weeks prior, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to elc@csuelc.org.

Summer Camp Dates and Descriptions

Growing Up Green (CANCELED)

June 8-12, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

How does your garden grow? We’ll find out in this week that’s all about plants, soil and all things green. We’ll do some planting in the garden as well as exploring the plants and trees that grow all over the ELC property. Get ready to investigate the parts of a plant, what makes soil so special and the insects and animals that depend on these green things.

Skills and Thrills (CANCELED)

June 15-19, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

Master the skills you need to rough it in the wild, including fire starting, shelter building and compass/GPS. Join us this week to learn outdoor skills and test your knowledge of the natural world. Please note that the programming for this week and the week of July 6-10 will be identical, we strongly encourage you to only register for one of these weeks.

Creative Curiosity (CANCELED)

June 22-26, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

Bring your creativity to this week of camp as we uncover the beauty of the natural world. We’ll use all forms of artful expression from painting to drawing to sculpture, gathering our inspiration from the land around us. Plus, we’ll use natural materials to make works of art and get dramatic with nature skits.

Skills and Thrills

July 6-10, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

Master the skills you need to rough it in the wild, including fire starting, shelter building and compass/GPS. Join us this week to learn outdoor skills and test your knowledge of the natural world. Please note that the programming for this week and the week of June 15-19 will be identical, we strongly encourage you to only register for one of these weeks.

Animal Antics

July 13-17, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

The ELC is filled with fascinating wildlife, and we’ll try to spot as many of them as we can in this camp. We’ll explore the adaptations that make each creature unique and discover how they each fit into their habitats and ecosystems. Furry or scaly, flying or swimming, see how many different animals you can spot in the wild this week.

Splish Splash

July 20-24, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

We love the Poudre River and it wouldn’t be a proper ELC summer if we didn’t spend some time splishing and splashing around in it. We will spend nearly every day at the river, catching crawdads, looking for toads and exploring this amazing river ecosystem. Please note that the programming for this week and the week of August 3-7 will be identical, we strongly encourage you to only register for one of these weeks.

Splish Splash

August 3-7, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

We love the Poudre River and it wouldn’t be a proper ELC summer if we didn’t spend some time splishing and splashing around in it. We will spend nearly every day at the river, catching crawdads, looking for toads and exploring this amazing river ecosystem. Please note that the programming for this week and the week of July 20-24 will be identical, we strongly encourage you to only register for one of these weeks.

Team E.S.I. (Environmental Science Investigators)

August 10-14, 8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 7-12

Put on your science caps and get ready to investigate nature this week. You’ll ask questions about nature and set out to find the answer for yourself through observation and exploration. We’ll use scientific tools like soil corers and microscopes to discover how nature works.