With 52 years of experience in personalized growth and outdoor adventure at Colvig Silver Camps, we have designed a day camp consistent with our core values. Our program focuses on our players’ physical, social, and emotional connections with themselves, each other, and the world around them.
FUN is our medium, and our 600 acre site is our playground. From our basecamp tent, our players embark on one-week adventures that include various activities, around camp and on the adjacent San Juan National Forest:
What further makes our program unique is the addition of a significant free-play component. To steal a phrase,
“Play is the business of childhood.” Currently, we often hear and see that “business” is not good. Recognizing this condition, our quest for deeper developmental value in our summer experience leads us to a model where we take advantage of every available chance to help our players self-guide their adventure.
The additional focus on free-play allows dynamic opportunities for players to grow. It is an active and intentional return to one of the primary ways that children learn how to learn. In the “Clinical Report on The Importance of Play,” the American Academy of Pediatrics lists the many benefits of free-play for children:
Our free-play model, the connections that we strive for, and the ability to individualize the experience for every camper, are all enabled by a higher level of attention that we provide with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio, a group size limited to 16 players, and a carefully selected staff. As our players journey through the day, our approach and our 4 staff provide them ample time to let their imaginations roam and explore in different individual directions, even within the scheduled activities. By facilitating a process of discovery and opportunity, rather than dictating a curriculum, our players’ choices become an integral part of each day’s adventure.
In this manner they connect, they explore, and they grow, by returning to what we know is one the best things for them to do in the summer,
Each session provides endless opportunity to inspire the players’ imagination and guide their wonderings and wanderings within that session’s structured activities, thus making every session its own unique journey. A typical day in camp:
One week sessions, Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm, $550
June 6th to June 10th
June 13th to June 17th
June 20th to June 24th
June 27th to July 1st
July 11th to July 15th
July 18th to July 22nd
July 25th to July 29th
August 1st - August 5th
We are always searching for amazing summer staff!More info please!