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Audiology, Speech and Learning Care

First Steps Camp 2019: Family Education & Experience Program

Applications are closed.

If you are interested in First Steps Camp, but cannot join us for this round, please consider applying the fall. Applications will be posted in August 2019 and Fall First Steps Camp will take place October 17-21, 2019. Please email to be added to the mailing list for updates.

Date: April 11-14, 2019
Check-in time: Thursday, April 11th from 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Check-out time: Sunday, April 14th at 12:00pm
Instructor: Various Instructors

Rocky Mountain Village Camp, Easterseals Colorado
Empire, CO

Location directions:
The camp is located near Empire, Colorado, just off I-70 (west) about 1 ½ hour driving time from Denver.

Cost and funding options

Scholarship assistance is made available through a generous grant from the Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation to help Colorado families with the costs associated in attending FSC. Please see below for the scholarship application. Please note that scholarships are only available to children from Colorado. Therefore, children applying from out-of-state will need to pay the full camper, sibling and adult fee.

Camper fee: $1,816 ($1,440-program fee (therapy cost) + $376.00 camp fee (room, board and counselors)

Sibling fee: $335 (3 years and older)
This camp fee covers room, board, activities, counselors, etc., at camp for the camper's brother or sister.

Sibling fee: $0 (0 to 36 months)
Rocky Mountain Village Staff does not provide care during camp for children ages 0-36 months. Children ages 0-36 months are welcome to stay at camp. Parents will be responsible for providing direct care or coordinating care with a grandparent, older sibling (over 14 years), or other caregiver while at camp.

Adult fee: $191 (per adult, per weekend)

Application forms and deadlines

The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Please submit the following:


  • Children’s Hospital Family Application Form (.docx) [Applications are closed]
  • Scottish Rite Foundation Financial Assistance Form (.pdf) (For Colorado Residents ONLY) [Applications are closed]
  • Rocky Mountain Village, Easterseals Colorado - Camper Application (.docx) [Applications are closed]


  • Rocky Mountain Village, Easterseals Colorado - Sibling Application (.docx) (required for all siblings attending) [Applications are closed]


If you are a graduate student wanting to gain Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) training, you are welcome to complete the attached application. Two graduate students are accepted each camp. Room and board is the responsibility of the student applying and is the rate of the adult fee ($191). No application fee.

  • Adult Trainer Application (.docx) [Applications are closed]

Please send completed forms to:

Felicia Hardney
Children’s Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th Avenue, Box 030-ASL
Aurora, CO 80045

Or email:
Or fax: Attention: Felicia Hardney, 720-777-7878

If you have any questions, please contact:

Caroline Woeber
Team Lead for Augmentative Communication Camps
Phone: 720-478-2353


Felicia Hardney
Administrative Service Coordinator
Phone: 720-777-5537