Vail is a great place for active kids! With many athletic facilities, youth camps, and tournaments, there is no shortage of possibilities to get out and be healthy!
Kids Sports Camps | Tennis Center | Gymnastics | Tournaments | Dobson Ice Arena | Golf
Kids Sports Camps
Vail Recreation District offers exciting Youth Sports Camps for young athletes of all abilities. Our wide range of camps includes specialized programs for volleyball, baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. All are designed around low participant-to-coach ratios, expert instruction and a fun spirit of camaraderie. Programs accommodate ages 4 to 18, with age groups varying among individual camp offerings.
For more information, call (970) 479-2279 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Wright Tennis Center
At the Bill Wright Tennis Center, kids learn from expert instructors in a fun, inspiring setting. Junior Tennis Lessons and Kids' Clinics maximize skill-building and enjoyment with an impressive ratio of no more than five students per coach. The center is the Valley's premier clay- court facility, offering eight HAR-TRU® clay courts and two hard courts. An energetic, professional staff and full-service pro shop await you at the base of the Gore Range.
Call (970) 479-2294 to sign up your child.
Vail Gymnastics Center
Gymnastics is just the start at our new 9,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, located in the heart of Vail. Kids of all ages are welcome to explore a range of classes in dance, martial arts, trampoline, as well as gymnastics.
Why not try something different this summer? In the center’s new trampoline classes, children have a blast while learning basic trampoline safety, and young skiers and boarders safely perfect tricks to show off on the mountain in the winter. In the innovative martial arts curriculum, kids are active and engaged thanks to an eclectic blend of Golden Gloves Boxing, Ju-jitsu, Aikido, Kenpo, Kung Fu and Tai Kwon Do.
For more information, please contact the main office at (970) 479-2287 or visit VailRec.com.
Team Sports Tournaments
Vail also hosts a number of youth team sports tournaments. Click here for for a full schedule.
Dobson Ice Arena
Put your summer on ice! Located conveniently between Vail Village and Lionshead, Dobson Ice Arena invites families to drop in for one of their many open-ice public skating sessions. Want to master some new moves? Check out the Bob Johnson Hockey Camp, Mite Hockey for the little ones, or our USFSA Basic Skills and Freestyle/Jumps/Spins lessons. The fully stocked skate-rental shop has everything you need to enjoy your time on the ice.
For information about lessons or our public skating schedule, call (970) 479-2271.
More information about Dobson Ice Arena is also available at VailRec.com
Kids can take a swing with the PGA Tour Academy Junior Golf Camps at Vail Golf Club, a championship 18-hole course in the heart of Vail Valley. Overnight and day-campers alike can expect first-class facilities and first-class instruction. Students willl be evaluated and grouped with juniors of similar ability and small instructor to student ratios ensure progress and fun. Campers can expect instruction in putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers and full swing as well as on-course play, guests speakers, seminars, movies, filed games and swimming.
Vail Golf Club is one of several area courses that offer The First Tee program, a unique blend of life-skills education and golf instruction. Through a variety of golf-related activities, kids learn about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, making decisions by considering consequences, defining and setting goals and more. While the focus is on how responsibility, respect, confidence and sportsmanship translate from the golf course to everyday life, fun is always the primary goal.
For more information, please call (970) 479-2260.