For summer 2014, the town of Frisco Recreation Department is offering adventurous and fun-filled day- and sports-camp options for children ages 5 to 15. Registration opens at 8 a.m. today, Monday, April 7, and the camps typically fill quickly.
two camper options
There are two options for Frisco summer day camps: Frisco Fun Club and sports camp.
The Frisco Fun Club is a state-licensed day-camp program open to children ages 5 to 12. The Fun Club runs Monday through Friday from June 2 to Aug. 15 at the Frisco Nordic Center.
Camp starts daily at 8 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m., a half hour extension compared with previous years.
The focus of Fun Club is on staying active and making healthy choices. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes to camp, so they can bike from place to place throughout the summer. Fun Club also will have limited bikes for campers to borrow.
The Fun Club offers local and Front Range field trips, including hiking, playground visits and swimming in Summit County, as well as visits to Jumpstreet and Water World in Denver.
“Frisco Fun Club is intended to entertain and engage your child and create summer memories, which they will have with them forever,” said Sara Skinner, Frisco Fun Club camp coordinator, in a news release. “Our goal is to make our camps so interesting and enriching that kids look forward to Fun Club each day and come home each night filled with tales of their summer adventures with us.”
The Frisco Recreation Department also is offering five sport camps this summer, with each running in weeklong sessions. Frisco’s camps stand out from similar camps in Summit County because they are predominately full-day camps, the release stated. Sports camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of Girls on the Run, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the skateboard camp, which is a half-day camp.
Frisco Adventure Camp is open to children ages 6 to 12 who are looking to increase their knowledge of and ability in the bike and skate parks. Instructors will guide the participants through all of the park features, beginning with the basics and progressing to intermediate skills by week’s end.
Participants must bring their own bikes, skateboards, helmets, optional pads, water, sunscreen, tennis shoes and sack lunches.
Frisco Bike Camp is open to youths ages 6 to 14. Instructors will focus on all of the Frisco Bike Park features. Participants will learn body positioning, balance and how to maneuver through obstacles.
Participants should feel comfortable riding a bike and be familiar with braking, cornering and pumping their bikes. The class will utilize Frisco peninsula trails and, assisted by instructors, will focus on body positioning, balance, gear shifting and maneuvering over obstacles.
New this summer, the Bike Camp will be divided into two age groups, 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 14-years-olds.
Participants must bring their own equipment and sack lunches.
Girls on the Run Camp is a program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities, such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls.
The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. The camp is open to girls entering the third through eighth grades. Girls must bring their lunches to camp every day and dress appropriately for running outside. Participants should come prepared with layers of clothing, as weather may vary.
new water-sports camp
Frisco H20 Camp is a new water-sports camp open to adventurous youths ages 9 to 15 who want to explore Lake Dillon and learn kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, canoeing and fishing skills.
H2O Camp will finish up a week of adventures with a whitewater rafting trip with Kodi Rafting. The Frisco Bay Marina will provide the necessary gear and expertise for all other activities.
Participants must bring their own bathing suits, towels, sack lunches, water bottles, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, warm dry clothes and water shoes.
Frisco Skateboard Camp is a half-day camp designed for beginner and intermediate skateboarders ages 6 to 12. Instructors will lead participants through the Frisco skate park features, with a focus on balance, safety and technique.
Participants must bring their own gear and sack lunches.
To register for any of Frisco’s summer camps, parents may visit the Frisco Day Lodge, 621 Recreation Way, go online to www.FriscoRecreation.com or call the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge at 668-2558.
Camp prices vary and additional-child discounts are available. The additional-child discount is available only by registering in person or over the phone.
Rates are available online at www.FriscoRecreation.com.