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Staff, Pikes Peak Parent - Updated: May 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

MAY'S FEATURED CAMP

CityROCK: Indoor Climbing Summer Camp

CityROCK Climbing Center is offering indoor climbing camps for children ages 4 and up. Whether you are an experienced climber or a newcomer, summer camps at CityROCK offer a great climbing experience for everybody.

Ages: 4+; Days: Monday-Friday; Time: 9 a.m.-noon; Cost: $229/week

Indoor camp dates:

1st week, June 2-6; 2nd week, June 16-20; 3rd week, June 23-27; 4th week, July 7-11; 5th week, July 14-18; 6th week, July 21-25

For more information call 719-634-9099. ClimbCityROCK.com/camps.html?camps=1.

CityROCK: Outdoor Climbing Summer Camp

Ages: 10+; Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Cost: $379/week

Indoor camp dates:

1st week, June 2-6; 2nd week, June 9-13*; 3rd week, July 7-11; 4th week, July 21-25; 5th week, July 28-Aug. 1

*2nd week is only for kids who have already been at the outdoor camps or have outdoor experience.

For more information call 719-634-9099. ClimbCityROCK.com/camps.html?camps=2.

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa: Summer Camps

All summer long, VillaSport offers a wide variety of exciting, educational and fun-filled camps for members and non-members. Are you ready for the ultimate summer camp experience? Discover the power of imagination through creative projects, sports, competitions, swimming and crazy shenanigans at KIDPOW Camp. Looking for more of a skills camp? VillaSport is offering Equestrian Camp, Swim Camp and Junior Lifeguard Camp, the perfect camp for kids looking to improve their skills. Your VillaSport summer camp adventure awaits you! Register on or before May 16 and save! Enroll now at www.villasport.com/cs/camp.

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, 5904 Prairie Schooner Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 | 719-522-1221 | villasport.com

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region: Day Camp

KIDS LOVE US, PARENTS TRUST US

YMCA Day Camp is one of the oldest and most trusted camping programs in the country. Offered at six local YMCAs, Day Camp provides children with fun, kid-centered weekly themes, activities and opportunities for learning through discovery. Sports add-ons are also available to enhance your child's experience. YMCA Day Camp challenges children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative, and leadership. We reinforce good values and promote relationships, leadership and support of others through the embracement of healthy options in a diverse group setting. For more information, check out www.ppymca.org. Visit any of our YMCA Family Centers to register.

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region: Camp Shady Brook

Welcome to 2014 Summer Camp at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's Camp Shady Brook. Located just 75 minutes from Colorado Springs and 90 minutes from Denver in Deckers, Colo., campers call this slice of Rocky Mountain heaven "the world: as it should be." The Y welcomes all kids ages 6-17 years old to adventure, learn, make new friends, build self-esteem, gain independence, make responsible decisions, and create memories to last a lifetime! The Y offers a safe, overnight camping experience and environment, a qualified and dedicated staff, and activities that are designed to foster growth through fun and challenging programs. Learn more at www.campshadybrook.com.

Junior Academy Summer Day Camp

For more than 60 years, Junior Academy has operated one of Colorado's finest summer day camps for children ages 5-15. We offer Red Cross approved swimming lessons and exciting fieldtrips across Colorado for age-divided groups. Field trips include the North Pole, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pirate's Cove, Itz, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Dinosaur Resource Center, Pueblo Children's Museum and Starsmore Discovery Center. We also keep the kids busy with bowling, miniature golf, ice and roller skating.

Junior Academy offers exciting and energetic summer programs at a competitive rate. We invite families to shop and compare our programs located in Colorado Springs, Widefield and Fountain. We have multiple options to meet your family's needs and budget. Junior Academy is proud of the quality, affordability and flexibility we offer families in our terrific summer day camps.

Junior Academy is a locally owned and operated family business and we are responsive to your family's needs. Our family cares about your family. For more information, and enrollment assistance, please contact Junior Academy at 598-2095, 272-9070 or 632-7681 or www.jracademykids.com.

Computer Programming Camp

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create the next iPhone app (think Angry Birds) or the next Internet Search Engine (like Google)? These technological sensations are created by computer programmers, and our Summer Camp experience is designed to introduce children ages 8-13 to the concepts of computer programming in a richly FUN and interactive environment.

We will be using the kid friendly programming language, SCRATCH, and our campers will learn the same basic programming concepts that are used across all programming languages.

Throughout the week-long camp, the children will expand on each new concept to design and create their own computer games. Our goal is to spark a life-long passion for technology by demonstrating the joy and fulfillment experienced by creating programming solutions to technological problems.

Come join us during one of our TWO offerings!

Monday-Friday, June 16-20 OR Monday-Friday, July 14-18

Ages 8-10, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages 11-13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Tuition is $150 per session

Contact 719-694-2690 Ext. 2 or dawn.ashbridge@collegetutors.com for more information.

Colorado Baseball Academy

The Spring's only year-round, Indoor TBall League for players 4-7 years of age will begin its next session on June 2. Our League offers invaluable skill development in a structured and fun indoor environment. Our goal is to teach a love of the Game through incremental instruction, instill attitudes of teamwork, friendship, and sportsmanship, and to provide a solid foundation for future skill development. All participants receive one hour of professional instruction per week, 1-2 games per week, a game jersey/hat, a team/individual keepsake picture, and a certificate of participation. www.coloradobaseballacademy.com - Youth Tab, for more information or to Register!

Is your 6 or 7 year old looking for a summer baseball team? Well, look no further! This team will compete in the West El Paso League as a "Midget" Team (Minors Division) and will use a Pitching Machine. Practice will begin on or before Monday, June 2, with games starting on June 14. The last tournament will be the weekend of August 1. This team will play approximately 12 games and will also receive 4 Professional Indoor Training sessions at CBA's Indoor Facility, taught by CBA Instructors and the Team Coach. In addition to the Professional Instruction, the team will practice at least twice a week outdoors throughout the season. Check out our Website, Youth Tab, for more information or to Register! SPACE IS LIMITED! DON'T DELAY!

CBA week-long Summer Camps for ages 7-13 will start the week of June 2, and will feature every aspect of the game. We build the foundation to not only enable a player to advance to the next level, but also to excel. Our goal is to develop skill sets that recruiters and scouts look for. With an acute focus upon building skills incrementally, we seek to change the way players look at their development. Check out our Website, Instruction Tab, for more information or to Register!

Dream Big, Work Harder at CBA This Summer!

Venetucci Farm's Summer Programs for Kids

New! Farm to Fork: Cooking with Kids,

Junior Farmhands & Farm Animals/Wild Animals

Web site: www.venetuccifarm.org and click on Summer Programs for Kids

E-mail: drudin@ppcf.org, Phone: 389-1251 ext. 112

Venetucci Farm now offers three different, week-long, day programs. Farm to Fork: Cooking with Kids combines farm exploration and meeting animals with cooking and eating delicious foods. Junior Farmhands is filled with farm experiences like collecting eggs, feeding chickens, grooming a horse, slopping pigs, exploring wetlands, planting seeds, caring for gardens, and maybe even harvesting tasty garden snacks. Farm Animals/Wild Animals focuses on the horses, chickens, cows and pigs we raise as well as the bobcats, coyotes, wild turkeys and other wild animals that make Venetucci Farm their home.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: Art and Acting in the Forest

For kids 6 to 11, this day camp in the wild forest surrounding La Foret Conference Center offers campers the opportunity to swim and experience the joys of summer camp, while experimenting with artistic styles and theater exercises. June 9-July 25, 475-2444

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: Fine Arts Center Theatre School

Innovative and comprehensive professional theater training programs for students ages 6-18, with specific sessions for ages 6-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Four 2-week sessions for the younger kids and one 5-week session for the older kids. Each session ends with a performance. June 2-Aug. 3, 477-4340

Bemis School of Art Colorado Springs: Summer Art Classes and Workshops

available June 9-Aug. 31, 475-2444

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center/Bemis School of Art Colorado Springs, 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org

Kids for City Kids Day Camp

Prairie Springs Farm

7415 Templeton Gap Rd.

www.kidsforcitykids.com

Would you like to spend time at camp taking care of farm animals?

You get to choose your own animal-- miniature horse, llama, dairy goat or pygmy goat and own it for one week at camp

-You get to name your own animal

-Learn about the animal

-Learn how to take care of it

-How to feed

-Learn basic nutrition & vet care

-How to clean, groom and show your animal

-End of camp party

Each day, you will learn with your animal, learn from animal experts, and much, much more... At the end of the week at camp you will get to share and demonstrate what you have learned to your parents!

Sound like fun??? Well this is the camp for you!!!

Week 1 - Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 - 9 a.m. to noon*

Week 1 - Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 - 1 to 4 p.m.*

Week 2 - Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27 - 9 a.m. to noon*

Week 2 - Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27 - 1 to 4 p.m.*

All Day Camp also available.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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