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Camper Check-in and Sunday Dinner
- Drop off time is Sunday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs
- We are unable to check in campers before 4:00pm
- There is more than one location for Colorado Mountain College. Drop off is at the SPRING VALLEY LOCATION. Address is on the right.
- Should you arrive in the valley before 4:00 pm, we have attached a flyer with numerous local activity options.
- Please join us for dinner on the patio at 6:00pm for a family style meal with your camper and their 1:1 counselor.
- Camper enrollment covers dinner for the camper and one guest.
- Additional meals are $12/per person.
- Mattress pad (single bed)
- Sheet set (single bed)
- Sleeping Bag
- Bath towel
- Beach towel or quick dry pack towel (for lake and river sports)
to prevent bursting inside luggage.
- Medications – with dosing instructions in original RX bottle
- Lip balm w/ sunscreen
- Deodorant – teens/adults
- Razor – teens/adults
- Baseball cap or/ Full Brim Hat
- Sunglass strap for watersports
- 1 – 1 liter Water Bottle (for daily hydration)
- Day Pack (small backpack to carry your water, beach towel, change of clothes, snacks, sunscreen, etc. to different daily activities.)
- Rain Jacket (waterproof)
- Long sleeved fleece hoodie or pullover (cool mornings & evenings)
- 1 – 2 pairs long pants
- 2 pairs – Shorts
- 3 – 5 – short sleeved shirts
- 2 pairs hiking socks
- Bathing suit – Girls – 2 @ one piece bathing suits (racing-type suits)
- Bathing suit – Boys – Board shorts
- Rash guard top –Light colored long sleeved (protects skin under lifejacket and from strong mountain sun)
- 2 pairs- Baggies – (long, surfer-type trunks)
- Rash guard top – Light colored long sleeved protects skin under lifejacket and from strong mountain sun
- Swim Goggles – (Optional)
- 1 pair –sneakers or low top hiking shoes (hiking and daily wear)
- 1 pair – Sandals or water shoes – must have heel straps (no flip flops) for lake & river sports
- ESC is an outdoor recreation and sport camp and would like to encourage campers to leave their electronic devices at home. We understand that many campers use electronic devices for communication and these devices are fine to bring, but please make sure they are well protected, as we are on the water and outdoors most of the week.
- It is important to note that campers are discouraged from using electronic devices during sports activities. If your camper must carry electronics of any type, please insure that they are enclosed in an easy to carry waterproof container, labeled with their name.
- To help your child/teen/adult keep track of all of their gear, please label all of their items…Thank you!
If you have questions, please call or email, we’d be happy to help!
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
Friday Awards Dinner
- The Camper Awards Ceremony & Dinner is on Friday at 5:00 pm
- A very special occasion that celebrates new friends, new experiences, accomplishments and life!
- This is a very important part of the camp experience, please plan on attending this ceremony with your camper.
- If your camper is enrolled for multiple sessions, please plan on attending the ceremony that takes place on the Friday of their last session.
- Camp registration includes dinner for your camper and one additional person.
- Additional guests are welcome and encouraged.
- To secure additional guests for dinner, please call or email the Extreme Sports Camp office at 970-927-3143 prior your camp date.
- Additional meals are $12 per person
Fun Things To Do If You Arrive Early
Places to Stay in the Glenwood Springs Area
Red Mountain Inn
- 11.8 miles from CMC campus, 26 minutes
- Outdoor Pool
- Hot Tub
- Say you are with the Extreme Sports Camp and receive 10% off your stay (Rates listed are before discount). Rooms for the summer are booking up, so call as soon as possible.
- Cabin/Room: 1 queen bed + Full Kitchen ~ $120 weekdays, $130 weekends
- Cabin: 1 queen bed in separate room + Full kitchen, Fireplace ~ $123 weekdays, $133 weekends
- Cabin Cottage: 2 queen beds + Full Kitchen ~ $129 weekdays, $139 weekends
BRB Crystal River Resort Glenwood Springs
- 14.6 miles from CMC campus, 23 minutes
- Outdoor Pool
- On River
- 1 Room Cabin with Full Kitchen, Sleeps 4 ~ $105
- 2 Room Cabin with Full Kitchen, Sleeps 7 ~$145 on the river, $125 not on the river
- 3 Room Cabin with Full Kitchen, Sleeps 9 ~ $165
Marriott Residence Inn Glenwood Springs
- 10.1 miles from CMC campus, 21 minutes
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Hot tub
- Fitness Room
- Studio: 1 king, 1 sofabed + Full Kitchen ~ $169
- 1 bedroom: 1 king, 1 sofabed + Full Kitchen ~ $189
- 2 bedroom: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 sofabed + Full Kitchen ~ $239
Hotel Denver Glenwood Springs
- 10 miles from CMC campus, 21 minutes
- Historical hotel located downtown Glewood Springs across from the hotsprings.
- Queen Size- $129-$179
- Double queen-$169
Comfort Inn & Suites Carbondale
- Phone: (970) 963-8880
- 920 Cowen Dr., Carbondale, CO, US, 8162
- 6.6 miles to CMC campus, 10 minutes
- Say you are with Extreme Sports Camp and get 15% off your reservation.
Travel Tips and Resources: Preparing your child for Extreme Sports Camp
“Transitions are usually difficult for many on the spectrum," says autism mom Chantal Sicile-Kara, "and travelling is really a series of transitions.” Odds are that traveling to our camp will be stressful to your child, whether you’re travelling a few hours by car or an entire day by plane. We want your child to arrive to camp as soundly and happily as possible, the better to smoothly transition into our activities. In that spirit, here are some tips and links to resources that can help you and your child manage your journey here, one transition after another.
Let us know if you have any tips or resources of your own in the comments section!
Tips From Parents of ESC Campers
- Always request bulkhead seating (seats that have no seating in front of them, allowing for more leg room and personal space).
- Let all crew know ahead of the flight that your child has autism and not to be alarmed by any sudden movements and/or noises.
- Always ask for special assistance in the security line. They may let you cut to the front.
- Use a visual story for the entire travel day, including "waiting," as there is so much of it.
- Ride the train back and forth in the Denver airport on layovers. Not much else to do there for kids.
- Encourage crying if you think it will be helpful! It’s a natural cleansing process, with the bonus that it helps to pop ears on the airplane.
- Put IDs on your child’s bags and person.
- Carry a snapshot of your child to show to other travelers if he gets lost.
- National parks now offer free parks passes to those with autism. Bring a recognized certification of your child’s autism to any park ticket office and your purchase will be compensated in full.
- Check for early boarding if you can!
General travel resources
Autism Speaks has a roundup of travel books, tips, web resources and articles specifically for individuals with autism and their families.
Angel Flight provides free air transportation to medical treatment providers for individuals with disabilities. Extreme Sports Camp has been approved as one such provider for its therapeutic benefits, so seize the opportunity if you can!
In select airports, JetBlue offers its Wings for Autism program, a walkthrough/ simulation of the air travel process for people on the autims spectrum and their families. Check to see if the program is offered at your nearby airport.
A social story for those on the autism spectrum about waiting for, boarding, and flying on an airplane.
A downloadable airport flight simulator for personal computer use modeled after the Denver International Airport.
Information for persons with disabilities at Eagle County Airport in Vail.
Travel information for persons with disabilities from airlines that regularly fly to/ from nearby airports:
Aspen/ Pitkin County Airport
Eagle County Airport (Vail, Colorado)
Grand Junction Regional Airport
The Roaring Fork Valley’s RFTA bus system provides paratransit services for persons with disabilities within Aspen and to the airport. For more information, call RFTA at 970-925-4482.
Colorado Mountain Express (CME), a shuttle service that transports passengers between the Denver International Airport and the Roaring Fork Valley, requests that you call them at least 24 hours prior to riding for them to accommodate your needs.