Overnight Trips

3-Day Overnight Camping Trips

Overnight Trips

Come join us on our 3-day overnight camping trip! On this rustic overnight camping trip in the White River National Forest, campers try their hands at building fires, making shelters, setting up tents, tracking animals, and so much more. Our campsite has some of the most breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. Campers will be able to see a ton of 14’ers rising high from the Elk Mountain range. In addition to unbeatable scenery, these 3-day campouts, are jam-packed with a ton of amazing activities. For example: a nature scavenger hunt, iron-chef, stargazing, flashlight tag, and others awesome activities. Click the tab labeled activities to the left to get a full list of these activities.

Spaces are limited so sign-up now.

Campout 1

Date: July 9th – July 11th 

Duration: 9:00 AM Thursday* – 12:00 PM Saturday 

Location: Kobey Park 

Ages: 7 – 15

Total spots available: 20 

*Vans do not leave for campout until 2 PM if later drop-off is required. Campers will participate in morning activity period and have lunch before departing for overnight. Vans will not depart for overnight campout until 2:00 PM

Campout 2

Date: July 23rd – July 25th

Duration: 9:00 AM Thursday* – 12:00 PM Saturday 

Location: Kobey Park 

Ages: 7 – 15

Total spots available: 20

*Vans do not leave for campout until 2 PM if later drop-off is required. Campers will participate in morning activity period and have lunch before departing for overnight. Vans will not depart for overnight campout until 2:00 PM.

Thursday

Drop-off: 

Aspen Middle School (235 High School Rd, Aspen CO): At 8:30 AM. Please bring campers with all of their overnight campout belongings. Please note: Campers will participate in morning activity period and have lunch before departing for overnight. Vans will not depart for overnight campout until 2:00 PM

Upon arrival, we will check your campers in, make sure all the proper forms are filled out, collect all medications and then head into the Day Camp room to pick their morning activity.

Morning: Campers will listen will all the other Day Campers to the morning activities. They will have between 8 to 10 activities to choose from that morning. 

Lunchtime: All morning activities will gather back at the basecamp area for lunch around 12:45 PM. 

Afternoon: Campers will load into vans after lunch and free play time around 2:00 PM. We will then make our way to Kobey Park. Expect one hour drive.

Arrival/ Pre-Dinner Hiatus: Campers will be introduced to the great outdoors with some traditional camping life i.e. sleeping in tents, using portable toilets and handwashing stations. Each camper will have an assigned tent and we will accommodate tent-mate requests as best we can. We will have a camp introduction, some ice-breaker games, and free time to hang out before dinner. 

Dinner Time: Dinner will be a rustic, but delicious meal cooked over the fire. 

After Dinner Activities:  Counselors will offer several different after-dinner activities for campers to participate in. Here are some examples of activities we will provide: Ajax’s famous counselor hunt, Bocce Ball, Craft Projects, Music Making, sunset hike, human bocce, cards, and other after-dinner activities that either campers request or counselors invent throughout the summer.

Night-Time Campfire: Every night we will have a campfire (weather permitting).  S’mores will be roasted (yes, every night… sorry parents, but we can’t resist!).  Songs will be sung, and campfire games will be played as the evening stars illuminate the sky

Bedtime: After the campfire, campers will head to their tents, brush their teeth and get ready for bed. We ask that all campers respect the lights out and quiet time, as a good night’s sleep is essential for energetic and fun days!

Friday

Official Wakeup Call @8:00 AM: Upon waking up, campers get dressed, brush their teeth and pick up their tents. 

Breakfast: Counselors will have breakfast ready as campers get up. 

Morning: Counselors will offer a variety of activities, to browse options click the activities tab to the left.

Lunchtime: All morning activities will gather back at the basecamp area for lunch.

Rest/Chill Time: After lunch, we have a rest time to re-energize for the afternoon fun.  Campers go back to their tents and can play quiet games, read a book, take a nap, or ponder the meaning of life.

Afternoon Activity Period: After the rest/chill time, counselors will offer a variety of activities. To see options for activities click here. 

Pre-Dinner Hiatus: Often one of the most popular times of the day, campers and counselors get a chance to hang out and swap stories from the day, work on an arts and crafts project and get ready for dinner.  

Dinner Time: Dinner will be Iron Chef! Teams of three or four will have to come up with an appetizer, entree, and dessert. However, each item must include the secret ingredient! Past secret ingredients have included: chocolate, cheerios, lemons, potatoes, onions, etc. 

Night-Time Campfire: Every night we will have a campfire (weather permitting). Iron Chef awards will be announced.  Songs will be sung, and campfire games will be played as the evening stars illuminate the sky

Bedtime: After the campfire, campers will head to their tents, brush their teeth and get ready for bed. We ask that all campers respect the lights out and quiet time, as a good night’s sleep is essential for energetic and fun days!

Saturday

Official Wakeup Call @8:00 AM: Upon waking up, campers get dressed, brush their teeth and pick up their tents. 

Breakfast: Counselors will have breakfast ready as campers get up. 

Morning: Counselors and campers will begin to pack up camp. We might have time to play one or two games before we head back to Base Camp. 

Pick-up: 

Aspen Middle School (235 High School Road, Aspen, CO): Noon

Clothing

  • Shirts
  • shorts
  • Pants
  • Long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Regular and warm socks
  • Sweatshirt, sweater, or Fleece
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm Hat
  • Rain Gear or Poncho
  • Swimsuit

Gear & Misc

  • Warm Sleeping Bag (Rated down to at least 30 degree, we recommend at 15 degree rating)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Hat for Sun Protection
  • Flashlight or Headlamp (Important)
  • Pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Sturdy shoes (closed toe)
  • Toiletries (At a minimum, toothbrush, toothpaste!)
  • Water Bottle (1 Liter Capacity)
  • Small Duffle Bag to fit all of their gear.

Optional Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Book (good for Chill times)
  • Compass
  • Medications(If applicable – MUST CHECK IN WITH MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINED STAFF. Please email us for medication form to be filled out by your doctor.)