Camp Erie Parent Information

Camp Erie is a state licensed camp program for school-aged children. We take pride in offering a high-quality camp experience for your children and are looking forward to meeting you soon!  A printable version of this parent information is also available as a pdf

Eligibility for Participation

All children must be a minimum of 6 years of age as of the camp start date. The maximum age is 14 years of age as of the camp end date. 

The Parks & Recreation Department is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities and we are happy to discuss any special accommodations or adaptions necessary for participation. Please contact the Recreation Coordinator – Youth & Families at 303-926-2797 or by Monday, May 8 for assistance requests or inquiries.  

Philosophy of the Camp Erie Program

The camp program focuses on the whole child as we offer hands-on experiences that enrich and build each camper’s learning skills according to their age and ability. 

Important Numbers 

Erie Community Center Guest Service: 303-926-2550 

Recreation Coordinator – Youth & Families, Austin Russell, phone: 303-926-2797, email:

Camp Directors 

  • 6-7 Year Old's: 303-902-8013
  • 8-12 Year Old's: 303-990-3179 

Trailblazers Director 

  • 13-14 Year Old's: 720-498-1985 

Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care: 303-866-5958 

Registration Information

Camp Erie (6-12 years old) summer camp is limited to full-summer participants only. Registration opens at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1 for those classified as Erie Residents.

Registration for Camp Erie Trailblazers (13-14 years old) summer camp is limited to an 8-week summer program. Registration opens at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22 for those classified as Erie Residents. 

Registration can be completed online only. At this time over the phone and in-person registrations will not be accepted. 

Hours of Operation

Camp activities are programmed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the exception of holiday dates. Before and after care is available beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. There is no additional fee for before or after care, however, a late fee will apply for any pick-up after 6 p.m. Camp will be closed on July 3rd and 4th.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is Monday, April 24 or until camp reaches maximum capacity (per state licensing regulations), whichever comes first. We anticipate camp reaching maximum capacity quickly so please register immediately if you are interested in attending. 

Payment Plan Available

A convenient, weekly payment plan is available in-person or online for no additional fee. The standard payment plan will divide the total amount due into ten payments and automatically charge a card we have on file on the following dates: May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28. If your payment does not go through, your child will not be able to attend camp until the remaining balance has been paid. Please communicate with the Youth and Families Program Coordinator with issues or concerns regarding payment plans.  

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To create a safe and fun environment for all campers.
  • To provide an organized program that offers a variety of activities for all campers.
  • To introduce positive asset building to all of the campers.
  • To introduce activities that will exercise the mind and body.
  • To promote a life-long habit of exercise and recreation.
  • To create opportunities for new friendships.
  • To teach acceptance of all members of society.
  • To create opportunities for personal challenge.
  • To promote healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
  • To provide an environment where campers can be themselves and have fun!
  1. Camp Forms
  2. Parent Meeting
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. Behavior Management

Camp Erie partners with ePACT Network to offer a convenient and secure way to submit your child’s required camp forms. 

Approximately one week following registration, you will receive an email from the ePACT Network with a link to create your account and complete the required forms for camp. Please make sure that we have a valid phone number, email, and other contact details on file for your camper’s accounts. 

Returning campers who completed the forms online last year or attended our fall, winter, and spring break Camps will still need to login to review and update information as necessary. An email will be sent when it is time to login to ePACT and review and reconfirm information. 

Immunization forms must be completed on the state of Colorado immunization record form. All other immunization record forms will not be accepted. We request the immunization forms be dated from 2021 and current.  If you choose to not vaccinate your child, the Colorado immunization exemption form must be completed. No other immunization exemption forms will be accepted. 

Medication Administration Forms 

If your child needs medication administered during camp, whether it be EPI Pens, Inhalers, or Prescription Medications, we require a form to be completed and submitted to ePact with directions from the prescribing physician. Forms can be found in your ePact information or provided by request. 

All camp forms must be completed and correctly submitted by Monday, April 24. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your child’s spot in Camp Erie Programming. 

  1. Refund Policy
  2. Waitlist Policy
  3. Visitor and Volunteer Policy

100% refund if requested prior to the registration deadline minus the $50 non-refundable deposit. Refunds requested after the registration deadline are not guaranteed but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee (excludes household credits). The registration deadline for summer camp is Monday, April 24. Refunds will not be given for missed days, vacations, sickness, or other unplanned emergencies.  

  1. Camp Arrival and Dismissal
  2. Late Arrival or Early Dismissal
  3. Missed Days
  4. Late Pick-up

Location and Home Base

Camp Erie (6-12 years old) at the Erie Community Center begins each day in the Briggs Room, which also serves as home base.  

Camp Erie Trailblazers (13-14 years old) at the Erie Community Center  begins each day in the gymnasium, which then by 9:00 a.m., will move to a separate room  located inside the ECC that will serve as a home base.  

When campers are not at their respective sites, a sign will be posted on the door as to where the campers can be located. Parents can also call the site-specific Camp Director to identify their current location. 

Arrival and Dismissal Time 

Sign-in and sign-out is completed at the home base of each site unless otherwise noted. You may sign in your camper(s) as early as 7:00 a.m. Please be aware that programmed activities are typically scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You may pick up your camper at any time of the camp day until 6:00p.m. For the safety of your camper(s), please plan to show a picture ID for sign-out.

  1. Dress Code
  2. Personal Belongings
  3. Lost and Found
  4. Meals and Snacks
  5. Sunscreen

Please dress children appropriately according to weather, activities such as gym time, rock climbing, swimming, and arts & crafts. 

  • All clothing should be comfortable, and children should be able to handle it themselves (avoid one-piece jumpsuits, complicated belts, etc.) 
  • Proper swim attire is required for swim days. 
  • Closed-toe shoes are required for all activities except swim. If a camper arrives without proper footwear, parents/guardians will be asked to bring appropriate footwear. If no footwear can be brought, the camper will be required to sit out of certain activities. 
  • Campers will receive one Camp Erie t-shirt at the beginning of camp. Additional t-shirts are available for $15. The Camp Erie t-shirt must be worn on all field trips to assist staff in identifying campers.

Parents are encouraged to pack extra clothes each day in case of a spill or accident.

  1. Activity Schedule
  2. Administering Medication
  3. Illness and Accidents
  4. Emergencies
  5. Lost Campers

Staff work very hard to provide and implement a wide variety of fun and engaging activities. Activities may include swimming, climbing, field trips, arts & crafts, artistic performances, board games, sports, gym games, music & dance, individual & group games, or educational assemblies. 

A schedule of activities for the upcoming week will be provided each Monday by the Camp Directors. Please note that schedules are subject to change and any major changes will be communicated in a timely manner. 


All ECC campers will have the opportunity to swim on Mondays and Wednesdays. Access to specific pool areas is based on age and swimming ability. All campers will be swim tested (by Erie Community Center Aquatics Staff) on their first day of swimming in camp and will be issued a colored bracelet to wear in the pool to identify the area of the pool they have access to. If your camper(s) are not satisfied with their swim test, they will be able to retest starting the next week. Campers will not be allowed to use the hot tub at any time. There will be an alternative activity for campers who do not want to swim. 

Climbing Wall

All campers will have the opportunity to use the climbing wall located inside the Erie Community Center. Activities at the wall are by choice and include the bouldering wall and the climbing pinnacle. Certified staff will belay campers. Athletic, closed-toe shoes are required. 

Field Trips 

Camp will attend Field Trips on Thursdays of each week (EXCEPT June 1). All campers and staff members attend the field trip each week. Campers will be provided a Camp Erie Field Trip t-shirt to wear on Thursdays for the entire summer; on Field Trip days, campers MUST wear their field trip shirt. Notice of departure time and arrival time will be provided to families prior to the field trip date. Please be sure to arrive at camp for sign-in on time. 

Video Viewing 

In the event that any videos are viewed during camp, all videos will be viewed in accordance with federal copyright laws and will be G or PG-rated.