The calendar says spring is on the way, but the release of the Grand Junction Parks and Rec Summer Camp Activity Guide means it's time to think about summer.

Every summer, Grand Junction Parks and Rec offers a variety of camps for kids of all ages. Knowing that families need to plan their summer vacations and activities, the summer camp guide is out so everyone can make plans.

Most of the camps are constructed to keep kids active and engaged, but not all of them necessarily involve sports activities. There's a good chance that your child will have an interest in at least one of these summer camps in Grand Junction. You can check out the complete list of camps being offered by Grand Junction Parks and Rec and get your kids signed up. Registration begins March 10.

Here's a quick look at 5 summer camps your kids will love.

  • 1


    Cost: $188

    This 5-day camp teaches basic climbing skills and kids will learn to top rope climb and enjoy guided instruction in the bouldering area. Every day is different and includes instruction, games, art projects, an indoor obstacle course, and more. Climbing gear is provided including harness and shoes.

  • 2


    Cost: $63

    There are two fishing camps including one for beginners as well as an intermediate camp for more experienced anglers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of fishing, tying knots, identification of choices in bait and lures, casting, and safety. The intermediate camp teaches advanced methods, strategies, protocol, fishing handling, maintenance of equipment, and health awareness. Fishing gear is supplied, though advanced campers can bring their own.

  • 3


    Cost: $76

    Kids love being in the water during the summer and the swim camp offers lots of water-based activities including stroke workshops, obstacle courses, diving, snorkeling, lifeguarding, games, and team buildings. Following each day's camp activities kids are welcome to stay and swim the rest of the day, including the water slide at the Lincoln Park Moyer Pool.

  • 4


    Cost: $94

    The SCORE camp is built for boys and girls who enjoy playing sports. Basketball, soccer, football, and baseball are among the sports keeping the youngsters active and engaged.

  • 5


    Cost: $94

    The STARS camp has been around for about 20 years. This is a camp that focuses on building social skills, developing self-confidence, and staying healthy. There is a variety of activities including field trips around the valley, games, and lots of new friends.

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