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Please mark all of the following with your child’s name.

  • A backpack
  • Swimsuit / swim shorts.
  • Clothing that can get wet.
  • An extra set of clothing.
  • Flat rubber soled shoes that can get wet.
  • Towel.
  • Sunhat, sunglasses & sunscreen.
  • Bagged lunch.
  • A healthy morning and afternoon snack.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Any personal medications.

Colorado Water Sports will supply an unlimited supply of drinking water, all the boats, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and all the safety equipment.

Yes.  There is an additional fee of $10 to drop off from 8:00 to 8:30 and an additional fee of $20 for picking up after 4:45.  Anny child not being picked up by 6:00 will incur a cost of $5. / minute after 6:00 p.m.  This may seem excessive, but the staff can not go home until you have picked up your child.

Yes, there is a $10.00/day park entrance fee from the state. If you have an annual state park pass that will grant you entry as well. This is a state fee and required by all cars entering the state park.


 An instructor will fill out an injury report whenever they administer first aid for a child.  This includes any minor injury such as a bruise, cut or banged head.  This report will be sent home with your child at the end of the day.


Our camper to instructor ratio is 10:1.  This limit is to insure that your child can learn and have fun in a safe environment.


Classes are held rain or shine.  We adjust activities each day to suit the weather conditions.  We have lots of games and activities to keep the kids as safe and entertained as possible. We also have a covered area which will protect the campers and instructors from the sun and rain.  In case of sever weather, we shelter inside our trailer until lightning is a safe distance away.


 Your child should have basic and competent swimming skills. They should be comfortable in and around water. All kids wear lifejackets the entire time they are on the water.


The safety and well being of your children is of paramount importance to us at Colorado Watersports.  This is why our instructors are qualified to the highest standards.  They are all First Aid and CPR trained.  They have all had background checks.


 Our instructors are trained to adapt their teaching techniques for different ages and abilities.  They will also ensure that they are divided according to their skill set.  For example all of our boats are designed for two/three children and this pairing will tend to be of similar age, strength and ability.

We have found that a range of ages in a group or team tends to promote the development of leadership qualities.  This is why our camps serve a wider are range than some of the other camps (6 – 14 years).


The schedule is busy but we have very regular snack and water breaks.  Please help us to manage this by ensuring that your child arrives with a water bottle and enough food to replenish their energy for the duration of the day.

We have found that a range of ages in a group or team tends to promote the development of leadership qualities.  This is why our camps serve a wider are range than some of the other camps (6 – 14 years).


Refund Policy for Watersports Camp:

  1. Refund Eligibility:
    1. Prior to April 15th: If you cancel your enrollment before April 15th, you are eligible for a full refund of the camp fees paid.
    2. After April 15th: If you cancel your enrollment after April 15th, you will receive a credit for the camp fees paid. This credit does not expire and can be used for future camp registrations.
  2. Weather Conditions:
    1. Camps are held every day, regardless of weather conditions. We do not provide refunds due to inclement weather.
    2. In the event of severe weather conditions or any situation that renders us unable to operate the camp in any capacity, rest assured that we are fully committed to finding a suitable solution. We will go above and beyond to make every effort to reschedule the camp or provide alternative dates that accommodate all participants.
  3. Refund Process:
    1. To request a refund, you must contact our camp administration office and provide the necessary details, including your name, camper’s name, camp session dates, and reason for cancellation.
  4. Refunds will be processed according to the following guidelines:

      – Full refunds: If you cancel before April 15th, a full refund will be issued to the original payment method used.

      – Camp fee credits: If you cancel after April 15th, a camp fee credit will be issued and applied to your account. This credit can be used for future camp registrations.

  1. All refund requests must be made in writing or via email to our camp administration office.

Please note that this refund policy is subject to change, and any updates or modifications will be communicated to registered participants in a timely manner.

Rentals: We offer full credit on all rentals in the event of foul weather, Chatfield state park reaching capacity, or any circumstances out of our control.You will receive a rain check for the allotted time missed due to the above reasons.

In the event of a rain check please call 303-697-7433 to reschedule your appointment. You must call before arriving at the lake to ensure the equipment and time you want are open.

We do not offer refunds or credit for missed or late appointments. Please note our location before you arrive to the park as there are about three separate companies within the park at all different locations. We are NOT at the gravel ponds.

Please note: if you are late coming in for the last reservation of the day you will be charged for the extra hour, a $10/half hour late fee, and an additional $25 for the labor of our staff staying late.