The Recreation Center
at Garden of the Gods Collection
The Recreation Center at the Garden of the Gods Collection offers beautiful facilities, fun classes and activities that keep kids and their parents coming back for more. Our weekday Kids Care offers abundant activities and interactive personal care to children of our Members and Resort Guests Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12 noon and Friday evenings from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Out teen room allows older kids the perfect space to spend time with friends, watch movies, play video games, foosball, pool and ping pong.
Light fare is available through the Recreation Center Snack Bar serving hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream and a variety of beverages.
Our Recreation Center is the perfect place for your kids to experience excellent activities of their own. From swimming to tennis to basketball and more, you can be sure they’ll never be bored.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Recreation Center will open for the season on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Recreation Center Facility
Member children and grandchildren age 23 and under are entitled to Recreation Center privileges if accompanied by the Member. Babysitters and nannies accompanying children are considered members of the household. Guests must be accompanied by their host, and the host will be charged a Recreation Center guest fee of $10 per guest for each visit.
Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
The Recreation Center includes:
- Junior Olympic-size swimming pool and wading pools
- Spray Garden
- Locker rooms
- Snack bar
- Recreation room with games for all ages
- Multipurpose room for social events
- Four indoor tennis courts
- Basketball/soccer court
- Children’s playground
Recreation Center Hours & Information
Rec Center Pool Hours 6a-8p
Staffed Pool Hours: 9a-8p
Lifeguards on stand 10a-6p
Snack Bar Hours 11a 7p (weather pending)
Guest fee $10 (special event pricing may apply for non-members)
Daily cabana Rentals available by reservation only (special event cabana rentals may apply)
Lap swimming 6a-8:30a daily
Swim Team 8:45a-11a daily
Please be courteous to your fellow lap swimmers and the GGCR Swim Team
Pool will not be staffed if temperature is below 50
To keep all patrons safe, Garden of the Gods Collection follows the National Weather Service as well as the American Red Cross Thunder and Lightning Procedures.
Recreation Center Menu
Cheese Quesadilla | 6
Salsa, Sour Cream
Chicken Strips | 7
Nachos (GF) | 5
Pretzel with Cheese Sauce | 4
Veggie Cup (GF/VG) | 4
Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Peppers
Add: Hummus $2, Ranch $1
Sides (GF/VG) | 4
Curly Fries, Straight Fries, Fruit Cup, or Cole Slaw
Choice of dressing: Ranch, Apple Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese, Balsamic, Caesar
Garden Salad (GF/VG) | 7
Romaine, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumber
Add: Chicken or Tuna Salad $4
Chef Salad (GF) | 11
Romaine, Ham, Turkey, Carrots, Tomato, Egg, Cheese
Apple Walnut Salad (GF) | 10
Mixed greens, Dried Cranberries, Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Green Apples, Apple Vinaigrette
Add: Chicken $4
Asian Chicken Salad | 13
Grilled Chicken, Napa Romaine Mix, Green Onions, Carrots, Cucumber, Edamame, Wonton Crisps, Spicy Peanuts, Sesame Dressing
Choice of Whole Wheat or White Bread. Add Swiss of American Cheese $0.75. Add Bacon $2.
Quarter Pound Hamburger | 6
Grilled Chicken Breast | 6
Grilled Ham and Cheese | 7
Grilled Cheese | 5
Sandwiches | 7
Choice of Tuna, Turkey, Ham, or BLT
Hot Dog | 4 large/2 small
Bratwurst | 6
Chicken Caesar Wrap | 11
Chicken Breast, Romaine, Parmesan, Croutons, Tortilla Wrap, Caesar Dressing
Buffalo Chicken Wrap | 12
Chicken Tenders in Buffalo Sauce, Tomatoes, Onions, Romaine, Avocado Ranch dressing, Tortilla Wrap
Milkshake (GF) | 6
Power Bar | 4
Ice Cream Novelty | 3
Scoop Ice Cream (GF) | 2
Cookies, Chips, Crackers, Candy | 2
Whole Fruit | 2
Yogurt (GF) | 2
Fountain Soda | 3
Iced Tea | 3
Juice Box | 2
Domestic Beer | 4
Premium Beer | 5
Margarita | 8
House Wine | 8
Vodka or Rum | 8
Annual Club Events
All year long, Garden of the Gods Collection has events for every member of your family. Below is a list of our annual events.
New Years Day Breakfast
Hot Cocoa Fun Run
Member Dance Lessons
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dancing
Delilah Spa Event
Grand Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Dying & Crafts
Generation Next: Social Mixer
Spring Member-Member Golf Tournament
Spring Dinner and Dancing
Margarita Tennis Mixer
Kentucky Derby Party
Smoochers Golf Tournament
Music Under the Stars
Fourth of July Fireworks, BBQ and Pool Party
Camel Drivers Golf Tournament
Neiman Marcus Fashion Show
Sheiks and Shebas Golf Tournament
Ladies & Men’s Club Golf Championship
Back to School Bonanza
Alaskan Fly Fishing Trip
Men’s 27-hole Golf Tournament
Trunk or Treat
Scarecrow Building & Pumpkin Carving for Kids
Turkey Trot 5k
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
Family Flag Football
Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Cookies and Stories with Santa
Gingerbread House Building
Exclusive Member COG Railway Santa Train
Christmas Eve Dinner
Christmas Day Brunch
New Years Eve Champagne Celebration
No matter what your interest, we have something for everyone with our new and member favorite reoccurring events.
Fly Fishing Lessons
Adult Bingo at KC Grille,
Movies Under the Stars
Monthly Member Socials
Family Photography with Teresa Lee
Adult & Children’s Cooking Classes
Themed Dining Nights
Wellness Series Luncheons
Rotating Culinary Specials
Exercise and Fitness Special Events
USTA and Jr. Tennis Team
Jr. PGA Golf League
Children’s Enrichment Programs
Fun For the Kids & Free Time for You
Family Services has come to the Club and Resort at Garden of the Gods Collection! Take advantage of the Club and Resort- enjoy lunch, a Spa treatment, take a Sports Club Fitness Class, play 9 holes of golf or even a few games of tennis while your children enjoy our extraordinary Recreation Center. With plenty of games and activities, your children will have fun while you take some time to relax. Take advantage of our daytime hours during the week for some “me time” or enjoy a date or event on Friday evening. All participating children must be potty trained and fully independent in the restroom.
Members, sign up online on the Member Central Calendar. Hotel Guests and Kissing Camels Property Owners, call the Front Desk at 719.632.5541 to make arrangments for your children during your stay.
Kissing Camels Recreation Center Kids Club Hours
Monday – Friday: 9am – 12pm
Friday Nights: 5pm – 8pm
Kids Club Details
To reserve a space for your children or grandchildren, members can sign up online via the Member Central Calendar and hotel guests please feel free to call the Front Desk at 719.632.5541 to make arrangements for your children during your stay.
- Maximum time in Kids Club is limited to 3 hours per day.
- All Children must be potty trained and independent in the restroom.
- Parents and Grandparents of children in Kids Care are required to stay on the Garden of the Gods Collection complex.
- Please note, late pickups (more than 5 minutes late after 3 hours) will be charged $2 per minute for every minute late.
- Dinner is available for purchase on Friday evening between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm for an additional $9 per child.
- Walk-ins are welcome, but contingent on space availability.
- Kids Club is available in conjunction with your special event. Please contact Alison King-Weiker for more details about pricing and availability – 719.520.4976
Members’ Children and Grandchildren
$3 per child, per hour
$12 per child, per hour
Contact Alison King at 719.520.4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Recreation Center Rules & Regulations
Members’ children and grandchildren age 23 and under are entitled to Recreation Center privileges if accompanied by the member. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Babysitters and nannies accompanying children are considered members of the household. Guests must be accompanied by their member host, and the host will be charged a Recreation Center guest fee of $10 per guest for each visit.
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Recreation Center Team
Alison King-Wieker, Recreation and Event Manager
Alison moved from Northern California and been enjoying the mountain life of Colorado for 12 years with her husband and two young sons. Since joining the club in 2010, Alison enjoys connecting member families together and thinking of new ways for members and families to have fun at the club. She is passionate about helping in creating lifelong memories through these activities, and two of her perennial favorites are Trunk or Treat and the Christmas Tree Lighting. In addition to her work helping families have fun and make memories, Alison coaches basketball and track. She loves interacting with Members and feels there feedback is invaluable for the success of the club, she welcomes innovative ideas, comments and concerns.
Scott Leifer, Director of Tennis
Scott Leifer started playing tennis at the age of seven and loves to share his passion for tennis with all the children and adults he coaches. He comes to us from the Country Club of Colorado. Scott is a stroke technician and relies on coaching mental toughness. He has molded many junior players into strong athletes and successful college students, and his life lessons turn them into great individuals who thrive in whatever endeavor they choose. These skills make him a fantastic asset to The Club and member tennis programs. Scott is happily married to his wife, Shannon, and is a father to three children: Savannah, Samson and Scarlet. He also has two dogs, Solo and Sylvie.
Trish Pino, Kissing Camels Grille Manager
Trish Pino has more than three decades of hospitality experience, most recently as the food and beverage manager at Colorado Springs Country Club. She has spent her career building teams focused on excellent service and member satisfaction. Trish has always loved Colorado Springs and returned here in 1996 after spending three years in San Antonio, Texas. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her three sons and daughter-in-law, cooking, entertaining, gardening, and learning anything new. Trish is thrilled to be at The Club at Garden of the Gods and looks forward to getting to know our members and guests.
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