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Spring Break Camp

Summer Camp Sampler

camp type
Full-day Camp
Dates & Locations

Camp Favorites Before Summer Starts!

Spring break always feels like a teaser to summer break—lengthening days, warming weather, and school is even out for a bit! We will be leaning into that ‘summer break warm-up’ feeling by having a camp that is a “sampler” of our whole summer camp slate. Each day of camp will be a condensed version of one of our summer camp weeks, utilizing activities that campers love doing year after year! Of course, we will also lean into the spring season by utilizing unique opportunities the season provides. In Catamount Institute fashion, we will do almost every activity outside if it is safe weather-wise! 

Logistics Overview

Dates Times Days Location Spots for 5-8 year olds (Updated 3/19) Spots for 9-12 year olds (Updated 3/19))
March 25-29 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday Sondermann Park 3 Spots left! Full (No Waitlist Available)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please familiarize yourself with our Camp Policies and Procedures 
Have questions call Billy at 719-471-0910 or click here to contact us!

    • Drop off is at 9:00 AM and pick up is at 4:00 PM at Catamount Institute, 740 W Caramillo St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 

      Our camp staff will be busy preparing for camp in the mornings so we kindly ask you not bring your child any earlier than 9am.

    • For this day camp, please pack a snack, lunch and water bottle for your camper each day.
    • Any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes (see additional information in faq question below and in registration forms). 
    • Campers will be outside so we recommend they put sunscreen on in the morning before camp and bring a bottle to reapply as needed throughout the day (we cannot provide sunscreen). Even with cloudy weather, sunburns are still possible. 
    • Wear or bring a brimmed hat, rain jacket, and winter weather appropriate shoes (tennis shoes, hiking boots, or snow boots).
    • Clothing you don’t mind getting wet and muddy as campers will be outside exploring doing field studies. Sometimes an extra pair of socks can come in handy as well.
    • We are expecting chilly weather so have your camper dress very warm in several layers! It is better if they come over prepared and can take layers off than underprepared and be cold all day. 

All employed by Catamount Institute have passed background checks through the state of Colorado. They also go through the application, interview, and reference check process. All are trained in CPR and First Aid with some having higher certifications such as Wilderness First Responder. All summer employees go through an extensive week-long training before campers arrive. Instructors have a very diverse professional background ranging from environmental education to outdoor recreation. They all have experience with and a passion for working with children and connecting kids to the outdoors!

Most of our camp experiences have a 5:1 camper-to-staff ratio with none of them exceeding 8:1.

Sibling discounts are available and will automatically be applied when more then one child is registered and is $10 off each registration. Limited need based scholarships are available click here for the application

Please pack any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes. Make sure their name is clearly printed on the medication and instructions of use are included. Check all medications into camp upon arrival.

At Catamount Institute, we strive to create programs that are enjoyable for as many children as possible. The health and safety of our campers are our top priorities in everything that we do. Due to this, there are some limitations of our program and its staff. We are not able to provide a one-on-one attendant to address a camper’s individual personal needs. We are also not able to accommodate some medical/health conditions that are beyond the scope of our staff’s medical training. Before enrolling a child with any special needs, please contact us to discuss potential accommodations. Our goal is to make camp an equal opportunity for all.

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