Summer Youth Sport Camps add golf, registration open

Youth Sport Camps at Colorado State University
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The Colorado State University Youth Sport Camps program has added golf to the list of activities offered in the summer of 2015. The Youth Sport Camps, which started in 1970, feature 13 different summer camp programs, and registration is now open.

While the registration deadline is May 10, officials expect most camps to be full by the end of March.

The Youth Sport Camps are an eleven-week day-camp program of sports activities. The 2015 camp season runs from June 1 to Aug. 22. Camps for most sports run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The exceptions are golf, the new activity added this year, which will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Fort Collins Country Club, and tennis, which is also a morning-only camp.

One-week sessions are offered in baseball, softball, basketball, field sports, inline hockey, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball.

In addition, the FunLIFE (Learning to Improve Fitness and Eating) camp will return this year, combining sports and physical activity with healthy lessons and curriculum.

This summer will also feature Music and Movement, which combines aerobic dance, rhythms and martial arts movement with music.

As always, the Super Sport Camp, a traditional day-camp program, will be offered in two-week sessions. The Super Sport Camp includes a focus activity (basketball/volleyball, soccer, baseball/softball, team/field sports, and track and field), plus group activities, swim lessons, and field trips.

The Colorado Adventure Camp is designed for older campers to experience some of what Colorado has to offer in outdoor activities. Depending on the weather, anticipated activities include bicycling, hiking, geocaching, exploring, and other outdoor pursuits. Due to the off-campus activities, this camp is open only to campers aged 10 and over.

“The Youth Sport Camps are a great way for kids to get involved and active with their friends and to experience great healthy role models,” said Brian Butki, director of Youth Sport Camps. “We know that exercise has positive physical and psychological benefits, and there’s no better way to spend a summer than to be with other happy, health-minded people.”

See the full schedule of sessions offered for more information.

Youth Sport Camps at Colorado State University
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Campers can use the before- and after-camp care program, which is available at both YSC facilities (South College and Moby Arena) from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. The additional cost for day care is $5 per visit per child.

Campers should bring a water bottle and sunscreen every day, and a sack lunch Monday–Thursday. Pizza will be provided for lunch on Fridays.

The camps are a program in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, part of the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Registration fees

  • All one-week camps (except tennis and golf) are $160 for the camper’s first week.
  • Tennis runs 8 to 10 a.m. only and costs $65 per week.
  • Golf runs 8 to 10 a.m. only and costs $75 per week.
  • Super Sport Camp sessions are two weeks long and cost $300 per session.
  • There is a $10 per session discount for each additional session for members of the same family.
  • There is an additional $5 per session discount for registering before May 15.
  • Full payment or $50 deposit is required to register for each session.
  • Refunds cannot be processed for $10 or less.
  • There is a $15 rescheduling fee if you need to change sessions.
  • There is a non-refundable $25 cancellation fee.
  • Campers can attend tennis or golf and another camp the same week – YSC will provide transportation.

Ways to register

  1. Online
  2. Complete the 2015 Registration Form and mail it to the address listed on the form
  3. Register in person at B100F Moby Complex

The majority of the YSC staff members (coordinators, counselors, and swim instructors) are students at CSU. Counselors are selected for their teaching and coaching skills, sports knowledge, passion, and desire to make a difference in the lives of the campers.