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Summer Camps

The Colorado Springs School has provided summer camp experiences to children for over 30 years. While we encourage CSS families, in particular, to take advantage of these experiential summer programs, they are open to the public and include a variety of STEM activities and athletics.

SUMMER 2024 INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

More camps will be added soon!

Sports
Chess & Gaming
Science Matters in America
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Sports

Challenger International Soccer Camp

Challenger Sports, the largest soccer company in North America, combines the elements of two existing soccer camp programs – British Soccer and TetraBrazil – into a collection of the most effective practices used by youth teams worldwide. The Challenger International Soccer Camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport, providing younger players with a variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences to help them develop a well-rounded skill set. Visit challengersports.com to learn more.

The Colorado Springs School

June 17th-21st, 2024

July 15th-19th, 2024

TinyTykes Summer Camp (Ages 3-5) - Early Bird Pricing of $105 is available if you sign up at least 30 days out - Price increases to $125

Half Day Camp (Ages 5-14) - Early Bird Pricing of $195 is available if you sign up at least 30 days out - Price increases to $225

Option to extend to a full day - Early Bird Pricing of $90 is available if you sign up at least 30 days out - Price increases to $105

(Special afternoon bonus session for half-day campers. Typically runs from Monday - Thursday. A packed lunch is required for a supervised break. Please check individual session details.)

Most camps include a free soccer ball, t-shirt, poster, and certificate.


Chess & Gaming

USA Chess Camp*

USA Chess is a nationally recognized premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children's chess instructors in North America. Under their tutelage, campers of all interest levels – from casual to competitive – experience chess instruction and play in a fun-filled environment designed to improve their skills. Camp options include mornings, afternoons, and all-day sessions.

Email Helen Jamison at h287jamison@gmail.com with questions.

Date(s): June 3-7, 2024 & July 15-19, 2024

Price:

Half-day Morning (9 a.m.–12 p.m.) - $345

Half-day Afternoon Session (1–4 p.m.) - $345

Full-day Session (9 a.m.–4 p.m.) - $520

*Combine USA Chess Camp with Video Game Design - $560

Age(s): 5–15 (Introductory to Advanced Levels Welcome)

Tuition includes a trophy, a chess set, a board, and more.


Modding, Networking & Hosting with Minecraft**

Minecraft has gained popularity due to its collaborative, open-ended, and moddable nature. The week-long program begins with a basic tutorial of the game – its controls, recipes, hosting, and networking. Afterward, campers will connect with different worlds hosted on The Colorado Springs School's secure server to experiment with character skins, mods, and custom maps. By day three, campers build their own rooms, moats, chessboards, and more in this Active Learning World that grows over time. The possibilities are endless! As with all game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem-solving for young learners.

Email Helen Jamison at h287jamison@gmail.com with questions.

Date(s): June 3-7, 2024 & July 15-19, 2024

Price:

Half-day Morning (9 a.m.–12 p.m.) - $385

Afternoon Session (1-4 p.m.) - $385

Full Day Session (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - $585

**Combine Minecraft and Video Game Design Camp for All-Day Gaming - $585

Age(s): 8–14

Learn more and register

Video Game Creation – Platform Style (in the Style of Sonic & Mario)* **

In this camp, children build a “Platform” game, like Sonic or Mario, to help their characters overcome obstacles and opponents, and eventually conquer the Big Boss. The character progresses on a long journey, with the background scrolling by as adversaries, prizes, and obstacles are encountered along the way. While beginning lessons on the basics are similar to the Arcade course, they later diverge to encompass programming techniques needed to build a Platform game. As with all game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem-solving for young minds.

Email Helen Jamison at h287jamison@gmail.com with questions.

Date(s): June 3-7, 2024
Price:

Half-day Morning (9 a.m.–12 p.m.) - $375

Afternoon Session (1–4 p.m.) - $375

*Combine Video Game Creation Camp with USA Chess Camp - $550

**Combine Video Game Creation Camp with Minecraft for All-Day Gaming - $575

Age(s): 8–14 (Introductory to Intermediate Levels Welcome)

Learn more and register

Video Game Creation - Arcade Style (in the Style of PacMan & Asteroids)* **

An "Arcade" style game is created with action for each level on one screen, similar to the classics Centipede, Asteroids and PacMan. In this camp, children design a main character from their own imagination, along with other characters, or enemies, who pursue the main character as it dodges their attack. This character can score points by picking up objects and destroying enemy objects. The options are endless, as campers create level after level for a whole week of fun. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem-solving for young minds.

Email Helen Jamison at h287jamison@gmail.com with questions.

Date(s): July 15-19, 2024

Price:

Half-day Morning (9 a.m.–12 p.m.) - $385

Afternoon Session (1–4 p.m.) - $385

*Combine Video Game Creation Camp with USA Chess Camp - $560

**Combine Arcade Game Creation Camp with Minecraft for All-Day Gaming - $585

Age(s): 8–14

Learn more and register

Science Matters in America

Ooey Gooey Science - Potions and Polymers

You won't believe how mixing fun can teach science before it's done. A little of this and a little of that; some wild reactions is where it's at! Campers will develop a slushy treat to eat and see Soda Slobber, make water disappear and play with snow that never melts, and concoct slime that looks alive! With a Pop or a Bang, or even some Fizz, your camper is sure to become a chemistry whiz!

Date(s): June 10–14, 2024
Time: 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Price: $279
Grade(s): K–5

Learn more and register by June 3, 2024

STEM Superheroes Save the Earth

(Grades K-5). STEM Superheroes Save the Earth: In this half-day - Join the Science Matters Superheroes dedicated to Fun and Saving the Earth. Design your own Superhero Side Kick, Make Art from the Sun and create a Yummy Treat at the same time. We’ll create a Germinator that makes measuring plants a snap, and design your own Hide-a-Rock. Earth is our Home and we need Superheroes to protect it.

Date(s): June 10–14, 2024
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Price: $279
Grade(s): K–5

Learn more and register by June 3, 2024

Tabletop Catapults

Tabletop Catapults: Throw things...really, really, really far with catapults, trebuchets, and cannons in this half-day camp. Build a working tabletop wooden trebuchet to start an exploration of Newton’s Laws of Motion, create games with the mini Basketball Catapult, float Flying Frisbees through the Firmament on our Science Matters Golf Course. Take some terrific target practice with a marshmallow gun. We’ll have things whizzing around the classroom for the whole camp.

Date(s): July 08–12, 2024
Time:
9 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Price: $279
Grade(s): K-5

Learn more and register by July 1, 2024

Roller Coaster Science

Roller Coaster Science: The Physics and Chemistry of the amusement park come alive in this half-day camp. Start by building roller coasters and then design and build other mini rides like a Merry Go Round or Ferris Wheel. Help EggMo survive the Tower of Doom. Then enter our Glow Lab and explore all things glowy and creepy, explore alchemy, and make a Golden Penny. You’ll smile from end to end when you join us for this Carnival of Fun.

Date(s): July 08-12, 2024
Time:
1 – 4 p.m.
Price: $279
Grade(s): K-5

Learn more and register by July 1, 2024

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