June – August
Day Camp + Extended Hours
Come play with the Aspen Recreation Department during summer break. All camps are state-licensed programs designed for youth 5-10-years-old. Kids who are 5-years-old must be in Kindergarten. Days will be packed full of fun activities such as swimming, skating, climbing, hiking, and rafting. The camp provides an opportunity for children to be challenged each day. The campus and setting provide equal access to nature and indoor amenities. Traditional team building and camp games will be played, along with trips and excursions to adventures around the valley. Whitewater rafting is always a popular choice and helps families give their kids a high-adrenaline experience that they might not be able to do themselves. The camp is ideal for working parents in the summer, with hours that compliment a full workday.
Red Brick Center for the Arts
110 East Hallam St. , Aspen
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Offering vibrant art exhibitions for the public to view, along with ongoing youth art classes and summer camps, The Red Brick Center Center for the Arts is one of our favorite family-friendly destinations in Aspen. The Red Brick Center for the Art’s mission of creating colorful community starts with the youngest of artists.
After school Art Play Classes: Afterschool Art Play is a chance for elementary age children to be creative, learn through art and have fun with friends. For the rest of the 2021 school year, Afterschool Art Play will require registration for 4 weekly classes occurring on Wednesdays. See the full detail in the Mountain Parent Activity Finder here.
Camps: During the summer the Red Brick provides week-long day camps where children explore different themes each week through a variety of mediums such as papier-mâché, ceramics, mosaic, painting, and collage. In addition to art making, campers will venture outside for a picnic and play in the park and enjoy weekly field trips to experience and see art in Aspen.
Aspen Recreation Center (The ARC), Aspen
0861 Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen
Hours: Monday – Saturday › By Reservation Only
The ARC pool, home of the beloved Lazy River and water slide, is Mountain Parent’s top of list for locals and tourists. Open by reservations, try the leisure pool, lap lane sessions, Master Swim and water aerobics classes. Reservations sign-up information here.
The cardio room, weight room and ice rink are also available by reservation.
20 visit punch passes are on sale. Classes and sessions cost 1 punch. NO drop-ins or daily admission at this time.
Red Brick Recreation Center
110 East Hallam St. , Aspen
Hours: Monday – Friday › By Reservation Only
Make a reservation for a Fitness Classes (register here) or a Climbing Wall Sessions (register here).
Kids must be 12 and older to use the climbing wall for bouldering. At present, rental equipment is not available. Please bring your own shoes. Please use liquid chalk at this time.