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FAQ

What are the  dates for camp in 2018? 

There are nine weekly sessions beginning June 4, 2018and ending August 3, 2018. You can sign up for individual or multiple weeks as needed.

What are the hours?         

Camp runs from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How much does it cost?

FunQuest costs $220 per week for non-Colorado College families and $200 for children of CC employees. The week of 4th of July costs $205 for non-CC families and $185 for CC families. The registration fee is $60. Discounts apply to returning camp families and if more than one child in a family is registered.

What about food and extra expenses?

The weekly fee includes two snacks and a hot lunch at the dining hall each day. A pack-out lunch is provided on Wednesday field trip days, and any venue fees or activity charges are also part of camp tuition.  The only extra expense is $6 for ice skating, if your child chooses that activity on the days it is offered.

Where is camp located?

Camp is located in Taylor Hall, which is adjacent to Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Avenue (see Taylor Hall on campus map).  Other campus facilities used by FunQuest include the dining hall, skating rink, the CC pool, and many outdoor spaces for outside activities.

What do children do at camp?

Some activities are already scheduled for campers, such as the Wednesday field trips. Other activities are always available for campers such as Legos and blocks, art activities, games, books, and more. Each Monday, campers sign up for the club they wish to participate in for that particular week, which makes up the structured portion of the mornings (9:30-11 a.m.) We offer a wide range of experiences that may include sports and active games, and various art and science activities. In the afternoons, campers may have the option to sign up to swim at the CC pool or skate at the CC ice rink, depending on the schedule for that week. On Friday afternoons, we offer a G-rated movie (yes, they do still exist!) We go outside every day as much as possible.

What kinds of field trips are there?

Wednesdays are field trip days.  Destinations may include the El Paso County Fair, Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo, bowling, roller skating, and more.  The schedule is usually ready in April or May and will be posted on the website around that time.

FunQuest pays for all field trips and children are not allowed to bring money for gift shops, etc.

What if my child is attending another CC children’s program such as Whiz Bang or Gifted &Talented + and I need afternoon care?

In addition to the full-day experience, we offer a half-day schedule on a space available basis that coordinates with the Colorado College Education Department’s Gifted and Talented+ and Whiz Bang programs, as well as the CC youth sports camps, such as soccer and hockey. Parents who are interested in this option have to sign up for both FunQuest and the other program(s). There is a separate registration fee and form for FunQuest.  The registration form for 2018 will be available March 19 at www.coloradocollege.edu/FunQuest.  The half-day rates are $105 for non-CC families; $95 for CC families. Families will have to provide lunch for their child every day for the duration of the other program.  Families will either need to arrange transportation to meet up with FunQuest on Wednesdays when we are offsite at a field trip location, or arrange for their child to spend the full day at FunQuest on those days.

Who staffs FunQuest?

FunQuest is staffed by a coordinator, assistant coordinator, and four to five team leaders. All have at least 480 hours of experience working with school-age children and most are licensed teachers.

Several staff members have been involved with our program for many years.

What makes FunQuest different?

All of our staff members are group leader-qualified and bring their interests and expertise with them. They design the curriculum and are highly invested in creating a fulfilling experience for the children.

We offer a wide range of activity choices every day, allowing the children to decide how they want to spend their time at camp.

Our location at Colorado College provides access to many unique environments, such as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the CC Summer Music Festival, and buildings on the state historic registry. CC drivers provide field trip transportation in highway buses.

Food is included in the cost of full-day camp. The dining hall offers ample food choices and we encourage healthy eating. On field trip days we provide a pack-out lunch. 

How do I register?

The registration form will be made available for download on our website at www.coloradocollege.edu/FunQuest on March 19

You will need to complete the form, sign it, and return it to us along with the $60 registration fee.  It is best to mail both together to FunQuest Summer Day Camp: 909 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Is registration competitive?

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. It can be competitive but we do our utmost to place your child. Children are placed on one of four to five teams of up to 14 children.  We are licensed for 70 children. The teams are age-based, which narrows the number of available spots.

Is there a cancellation penalty?

We require a written cancellation notice two weeks in advance. If there are extenuating circumstances, we will consider them on a case-by-case basis.

Where do I get more information?

Please email Chris Warfield, the camp coordinator at cwarfield@coloradocollege.edu.  There is a camp phone number but it is only active during the time that camp is in session.