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Registration fills quickly for the Vail Recreation District's youth summer day camps and sports camps, so sign up early! Youth summer day camps feature hands-on learning about the natural environment, adventure-packed days including rafting and caving, arts and crafts, plus golf, gymnastics, ice skating and more. Sports Camps provide children with an opportunity to develop new skills and refine existing talents in baseball, basketball, sports training, lacrosse, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, tennis, soccer and more.

Gymnastics Camps

June-August | Ages: 5 and up

Children will learn how to flip, tumble and spin in these week-long gymnastics camps. Campers will have open gymnastics time, structured learning on all equipment, plus games, crafts and adventures to the parks within Vail Village. 


flag football camp

August 3-7 | Ages: 7 to 14 years

Skyhawks flag football is the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to football, or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play.

Skyhawks Cheerleading Camp

August 3-7 | Ages: 4 to 10 years

New for 2020! Skyhawks cheerleading teaches young athletes all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the home team.

Baseball Camps

June 22-26 | Ages: 6 and older

Join Colorado State University-Pueblo coach Stan Sanchez and his team for a week of fun! Learn new baseball skills or refine existing ones. This camp is designed for all abilities.

VRD Mountain Bike Camps

June 22-August 13 | Ages: 8 to 14

Riding a bike with the wind on your face is a timeless rite of childhood. Learn how to keep this joy for the rest of your life by improving your skills – and taking them to dirt!

Basketball Camps

July 27- 30 | Ages: 6 years and older

Join former NBA All-Star, All-Pro Sydney Moncrief and his award-winning staff as players learn new skills while building on their fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork and defense.

Golf Camps

June-August | Ages: 7 and up

Vail Golf Club offers a variety of golf camps where kids will learn fundamentals and etiquette of the game.

Ice Hockey Camps

June-August | Ages: 6 and up

Dobson Arena hosts exciting youth hockey camps every summer! Bob Johnson Hockey School is a reason why many families vacation in Vail in the summer, and Pro Ambitions provides circuit training style hockey instruction and small area games.

Lacrosse Camps

July 6-9 | Ages: 7-12

Find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country! Athletes will learn the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. Staff helps campers learn not only the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork and discipline.

Mini-Hawk Sports Training Camp

 July 20-24, 2020 | Ages: 4 to 7

This multi-sport program was developed to give children ages four to seven a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. 

Soccer Camps


July 13-17 or July 20-24 | Ages: 6 to 18 years

Join the VRD as they bring in professional coaches from around the world this summer to share their expertise on what makes these country the most successful in the world.


Tennis Camps

June-August | Ages: 7 to 17

Junior tennis camps are half-day lessons, taking place during five-day sessions. Children will be grouped by age level with a ratio of no more than six students to one coach in each session.

Pickleball Camps

June-August | Ages: 7 to 17 

Weekly pickleball camps offer kids the opportunity to learn how to play one of the fastest-growing sports in the country! Pickleball combines elements of tennis, table tennis and badminton.

Volleyball Camps

June 27-28 and July 25-26 | Ages: Grades 2-12

Join  former local standout Britney Brown for fun and energetic volleyabll camps. Work on individual skills and fundamentals of passing, setting and attacking.



Britney Brown Volleyball Camp


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Homestake Peak School Gymnasium

Dates:  June 27-28   and  July 25-26

3rd-5th Grade, 9-10:15 a.m., $50 

6th-8th Graders, 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m., $80

9th-12th Graders, 1:30-4:30 p.m., $120

Join 2006 Battle Mountain State Champion and Player of the Year, 2010 Division I Player of the Year for the Colonial Athletic Association, professional volleyball player, and Former Laramie County Community College Volleyball Coach Britney (Brown) Branson for a fun-filled and energetic volleyball camp. Enjoy a weekend camp with age-appropriate drills, game strategy and techniques. Britney will share her passion for the game of volleyball and provide all her insights to being a successful volleyball player. The first part of each day of camp will be focused on drills, and the second part will be competitive play. Sign up today to participate in Britney Brown's Volleyball Camp.



Summer Camp Brochure

Hot off the presses! Check out the new VRD summer guide, featuring all the VRD's summer offerings for children and adults. Registration is now open for sports camps and summer races. Day camp registration will open April 6 at 8 a.m.


Camp Vail

June 1-August 21 | Ages: 5 (AND entering K) to 12

Vail’s premier day camp invites children to experience Vail’s unique alpine setting. Campers tailor their day by choosing from a wide variety of sports, art and science activities or special outings.

VRD Camp Unleashed

August 24-28 | Ages: 5 (AND entering K) to 12

Daily excursions departing shortly after 9 a.m. and returning shortly before 4 p.m.

Pre Kamp Vail

June 8-END DATE TBD | Ages: 2.5 to 5

Pre Kamp Vail knows how to provide adventure for children with little legs and big spirits. The low camper-to-counselor ratio allows your camper to receive individual attention as they enjoy self-directed play, arts and crafts, songs, games and a daily adventure outing.

Mad Scientists

July 3, 10, 24, 31 | Ages: 7 to 12

Explore science to a depth rarely achieved with elementary-age children. Young scientists will gain a better understanding of how the world works through experimentation, building and revising. Children come home with fun toys that teach science.

Camp Eco Fun

June 15-August 13 | Ages: 4 to 11

Camp Eco Fun offers children hands-on learning about the natural environment at the Vail Nature Center, plus crafts and activities that support the weekly ecological theme. VRD partners with Walking Mountains and the Vail Nature Center to provide kids an opportunity to playfully explore nature.


July 17-18 | Ages: 7 to 12

Spend the day with fun-filled explorations and games! Enjoy dinner over a fire, then sleep in a tent and wake to breakfast before returning to Golden Peak for pick up.

Extreme Camp Vail

Wednesdays, July 1-29 | Ages: 8 to 13

Extreme Camp Vail offers children an adventure-packed day outside of Vail!

LEGO® Engineering Camps

June 15-19 | Ages: 5 to 12

NEW! Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts!