Between 9:15 – 9:45 every morning we meet at the base of the Aspen Mountain Gondola for registration. There’s plenty of parking and you can grab a cup of coffee too. At 9:45 we head off to that day’s adventure… Lunch is usually between 11:30 and 12:30. Our downvalley days will return to the gondola plaza at 4:30, our Aspen-area days will finish at 3:00. On downvalley days we will have a pickup and drop off available at the Snowmass Intercept Lot (for those parents coming from Snowmass). Usually a 10:00 pick-up and 4:00 to 4:15 drop off. There is flexibility in the times, given the activities and driving conditions, so please feel free to call if you need extra time, or you are concerned for any reason. Open for fun and adventure from mid-June through Labor Day.
Our weekly schedule and activities are designed so that each day is a social and physical progression. Your children are taught, guided and paced through each day. Day Tripper kids come to camp prepared and ready to learn skills and happiness…
Monday – Rafting/Kayaking
Tuesday – Urban Mountain Biking
Wednesday night – Overnight campout, is a blast!
Thursday – All Girls Urban Mountain Biking or Ducky Day (inflatable kayak) and/or 6 person paddle rafting
Friday – Urban Mountain Biking
Saturday – Private Lessons/Special Adventures
Sunday – Private Lessons/Special Adventures
Parents’ Checklist & Day Tripper Info:
-Aspen Day Trippers is a Colorado state licensed company with qualified instructors and counselors.
-Please call ahead for reservations.
-For boys and girls 8-14 years old.
-Two meeting locations: The base of the Aspen Mountain Gondola and the Snowmass Intercept Lot on Hwy. 82.
-Kids should bring a Camelbak or backpack filled with:
-Please wear appropriate shoes!
Daily rate, $120 per child, certain activities are an additional charge. We take checks or cash, private lessons and some activities are an additional charge.
Accreditation / Staff
Aspen Day Trippers was the first adventure camp designed for children in Aspen. Our staff are trained in Red Cross first aid and CPR procedures. ADT is a Colorado licensed childcare company. Employees are screened for strong educational backgrounds, enthusiasm, reliability, experience with children and personalities/skills appropriate to ADT’s goals and objectives. Motor Vehicle checks are performed on all staff. Our Training covers emergency procedures, behavior/discipline, conflict resolution, and all policies/procedures.
Transportation / Food
- We have two well maintained Ford vans to transport your children safely. Day Tripper kids are required to buckle-up and a great attention is placed on driving safely.
- With a variety of choices we try and select to best possible meals. Day Tripper kids with special dietary needs will be accommodated upon request.
Health Insurance, Emergencies or Injuries
Our primary goal at Aspen Day Trippers is to keep your children safe. We teach kids how to make responsible common sense decisions, to know their own limits and to communicate if they are getting tired. Our staff is well trained to prevent and mitigate injuries, but camp activities include certain risks and dangers, and injuries can happen. If a child requires medical attention he/she will be taken to the following hospitals:
Aspen Valley Hospital, 970-925-1120 avhaspen.org
Valley View Hospital, 970-945-6535 vvh.org
We will do everything possible to contact parents or legal guardians in the event of a medical emergency. When filling out the registration form please complete all of the necessary information—your child’s well being depends it.
Report of Immunization
ARTICLE ONE: For the benefit of individual health as well as that of the community in general, it is Aspen Day Trippers policy that members of the organization adhere to the joint recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians with regard to obtaining age-appropriate immunizations.
ARTICLE TWO: When attending Aspen Day Trippers activities that require an annual health and medical record, it is required to have current tetanus immunization. The following immunizations are strongly recommended.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, pertussis
- Measles, mumps, rubella
ARTICLE THREE: Persons attending Aspen Day Trippers activities who have not received the above immunizations, a medical alert must be noted on the individual’s registration form. Aspen Day Trippers must maintain the ability to identify inadequately immunized participants and locate them in case of a necessity for isolation or quarantine as per local health official directives. Exceptions to tetanus immunization will be accepted for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons.
Additional Information on Immunizations:
Aspen Day Trippers encourages children to become fully protected with vaccines that are now available to prevent infectious diseases that are dangerous for children and adults living in the United States. The current immunization recommendations are posted on official websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for infants, children, and adults.
The development of vaccines has been one of the great accomplishments of the modern era. These dangerous diseases and the the safety of our children depends upon their obtaining immunizations and keeping them current. The recommended adult vaccines not only protect the person receiving the vaccine, but also help prevent the spread of disease to children.
For any concerns, contact the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Child Care Licensing Administration at (303)866-5948