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Parks and Rec Admin

Address: 1340 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-254-3866
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Camps


Registration for summer camps like STARS, SCORE, and Tween camp or the Just Add Kids program during the school year is easy, just follow these easy steps:

Required Camp Form     Register for Summer Camp

  1. Complete a required camp form for each camper by clicking on the link Required Camp Form.
  2. Once you have filled out the Required Camp Form, our office will need one business day to process your form, then you will be ready to register for any of our camps! The easiest way to register is by visiting us online at www.gjparksandrec.org, stop by our office or call us at 970-254-3866!  

 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, some of our Spring Break and Summer Camps have been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. These include:
Mesa to Monuments Adventure Camp
Road Rash Riders Downhill Biking Clinic
Treeline Travelers Backpacking Camp
Dialed In Mountain Bike Adventure Camp
If you have any questions or concerns about the camps that have been cancelled, please feel free to contact us at 970-254-3866 and we would be happy to help assist you!

Just Add Kids

We have stirred up some fun and exciting activities, but we are missing one ingredient, YOU! Beat the humdrums when school is out and still exercise your brain and body with all day fun activities. This program is available on most no school days during the school year.

Schedule for Spring Break (March 20-24) ~ CLICK HERE

Fee: $34 per day

Age : 5-12

Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Class Date Day
6301 2/16 Thurs
6302 2/17 Fri
6303 2/20 Mon
6304 3/20 Mon
6305 3/21 Tues
6306 3/22 Wed
6307 3/23 Thur
6308 3/24 Fri
6309 5/4 Thurs
6310 5/5 Fri

 

STARS Camp - Registration Opens March 14

The STARS (Summer Time Arts and Recreation) camp offers a one-of-a-kind day camp experience for your kids! Full of wide-ranging and hands-on classes, explorations, games, and activities, STARS caters to boys and girls entering 1st-8th grades. Participants must bring a lunch in a backpack and wear tennis shoes.

Fee: $89.00               Age: 1st grade - 8th grade               Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm

 

Bookcliff Middle School

East Middle School

Orchard Mesa Middle School

Wingate Elementary School

May 30 - June 2 *  6774 Not available this week Not available this week Not available this week
June 5 - June 9  6777  6794  6785  6803
June 12 - June 16  6778  6795  6786  6804
June 19 - June 23  6779 6796  6787  6805 
June 26 - June 30 6780  6797  6788  6806 
July 5 - July 7 * 6781 6798 6789 6807
July 10 - July 14 6782  6799  6790  6808 
July 17 - July 21 6783  6800  6791  6809 
July 24 - July 28 6784  6801  6792  6810 
July 31 - Aug 4 6802  6802  6793  6811 
Aug 7 - Aug 11  6776 Not available this week Not available this week  Not available this week

* Prorated Fee

Tween Camp - Registration Opens March 14

This isn't your average summer camp! Get your 6th-8th graders out from in front of the TV and they will be inspired to stay active, discover new interests, and make life-long friends. Tween campers have a style and a pace all their own and through a mixture of structured activities our program has been designed to meet their needs. Just like your preteens, Tween Extreme is always on the go, therefore drop off and pick up locations will change daily based on activities.

 Fee: $89.00               Age: 6th - 8th grade               Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Class # Date Day
6812 May 30 - June 2 * Tues-Fri
6815 June 5 - June 9 Mon-Fri
6816 June 12 - June 16 Mon-Fri
6817 June 19 - June 23 Mon-Fri
6818 June 26 - June 30 Mon-Fri
6819 July 5 - July 7 * Mon-Fri (No Tues)
6820 July 10 - July 14 Mon-Fri
6821 July 17 - July 21 Mon-Fri
6822  July 24 - July 28 Mon-Fri
6813 July 31 - Aug 4 Mon-Fri
6814 Aug 7 - Aug 11 Mon-Fri

* Prorated Fee

SCORE Camp - Registration Opens March 14

SCORE (Sports Camps Offer Recreation for Everyone is the cool place to be this summer! Camp will be based at Chipeta Elementary School but may move to nearby schools and parks. Participants will swim from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool, excluding Wednesdays when they will participate in other activities.

Fee:  $89.00               Age: 6 - 12               Location: Chipeta Elementary

Class# Date Day Camp
6745  May 30 - June 2 * Tues-Fri Baseball/Softball
6746 June 5 - June 9 Mon-Fri Basketball
6754 June 12 - June 16 Mon-Fri Volleyball
6750 June 19 - June 23 Mon-Fri Soccer
6747 June 26 - June 30 Mon-Fri Football
6748 July 3 - July 7 * Wed-Fri Gettin' Fit
6749 July 10 - July 14 Tues-Fri Outdoor Adventures
6751 July 17 - July 21 Mon-Fri Sports Mania
6753 July 24 - July 28 Mon-Fri Summer Rewind
6752 July 31 - Aug 4 Mon-Fri Wide World of Sports

* Prorated Fee

Counselor-In-Training Program - Applications are accepted starting March 14

Want to be a STARS staff member? The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program is the first step to becoming a camp counselor. In addition to working with children, gaining leadership experience, and receiving great job training, a CIT is involved in planning and implementing camp programs. Submitting an application does not guarantee a candidate's acceptance into the program. Interviews will be conducted in May.  The first step for interested candidate's is to fill out the below application and submit it to Emily Krause at the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation office in Lincoln Park.  We encourage the interested candidate to complete this step on their own with limited parent assistance as this is part of the education process.

Counselor-In-Trainng Application

Please submit the above application to Emily Krause at Grand Junction Parks and Recreation at 1340 Gunnison Ave. located in Lincoln Park or email the application to emilyk@gjcity.org.

Fee:  $250 per month               Age: 15 - 18

Class# Location: Date:
 6830 STARS - East Middle School June 5 - June 30
 6831 STARS - Orchard Mesa Middle School June 5 - June 30
 6832 STARS - Wingate Elementary School June 5 - June 30
 6829 STARS - Bookcliff Middle School June 5 - June 30