When daycare meets summer camp, you get a rodeo of happy kiddos.

Steamboat’s summer day camp for kids is made for adventure, exploration and self-expression. Mountain Camp welcomes kiddos ages 5 to 14 years weekdays June through mid-August to enjoy carefully customized days designed around safe, nurturing spaces. Mountain Camp offers quality childcare and memorable summertime experiences in a mountain environment for families visiting and living in Steamboat. Drop in for a day or a week.

Here’s what to expect:

Location: The new camp location in the west wing of the Sheraton Hotel has been built from the ground up as an intentional, welcoming environment.

Cost: Single-day sessions start at $95 per day/per camper and include activities such as arts and crafts, concerts, hiking, water sports, games, visits to Steamboat Lake and surrounding State Parks and more. Each camper must wear an official camp t-shirt each day while in the program. T-shirts are $15 and are available at check-in.

Register: We recommend registering a week prior, but in a pinch Mountain Camp staff can get paperwork pushed through as quickly as 48 hours in advance. 

Hours: Mountain Camp doors open at 7:30 a.m. and drop-off runs until 9 a.m. Campers are typically off on adventures until 4 p.m. and pick-up continues until 5:30 p.m. when Mountain Camp closes.

Parent Tip: Since a lot of campers participate in sports and sometimes need an early pick up, chat with the front desk team in the morning so counselors know when to expect you and can ensure a smooth transition.

Lunch and Snacks: Mountain Camp provides a morning snack and an afternoon snack. Lunch must be provided by the family and will not be refrigerated since often children eat away from the facility. Please provide dietary restrictions and/or allergies at the time of registration. Mountain Camp is not nut-free.

Parent Tip: Pack more food than you might normally pack for school since campers are going to work up one heck of an appetite. Quick snacks like sandwiches, veggie straws, carrot sticks and strawberries are great. Throw in an extra snack or two and focus on high protein and carbs to keep energy levels up.

What to Bring: Swimsuit, towel, water shoes, sun hat and sunglasses, water bottle, rain jacket, extra layer for warmth, appropriate footwear (no flip flops or crocs), kid-friendly bug spray and lunch each day. Please pack everything in a zippered backpack or bag and label all items with camper’s name.

Activities: Mountain Camp can expect age-appropriate activities that include crafts, concerts, swimming, sports games, outdoor exploration, bike riding, teambuilding and water sports at Steamboat and Stagecoach lakes. New this summer: Pickleball at the Steamboat Tennis Center!

Parent Tip: Arrive early on your first day and get a quick tour with your kiddos from our staff to help kids feel comfortable. We also recommend bringing an inexpensive water bottle rather than a fancy one, as they sometimes get banged up from all the running around.

Learn more about Mountain Camp and register your little wranglers for summertime fun today.