The Recreation Center 

The Recreation Center at the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club 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. Our 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 snacks and beverages. Kids Club does not allow outside food and keeps a strict nut free facility.

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.

The Recreation Center Pool and Hang Out Lounge are open now through Labor Day. Kids Club is open year-round at the Recreation Center!

rec center at garden of the gods club

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
  • Cabanas
  • Locker Rooms
  • Snack Bar
  • Recreation Room with Games for All Ages
  • Four Indoor Tennis Courts, Two Outdoor Tennis Courts, and Tennis Pro Shop
  • Basketball/Soccer Court
  • Children’s Playground
  • Kids Club

Open through Labor Day

Rec Center Pool Hours 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Splash Garden Hours: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Staffed Pool Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lifeguards on Stand 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Snack Bar Hours 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (weather pending)

Member Guest fee $10 (special event pricing may apply for non-members)

Resort Guests access included in the resort fee.

Daily cabana rentals available by reservation only (special event cabana rentals may apply)
$20 Monday – Thursday
$25 Friday – Sunday

July 4th, 2019 Pool Cabana Reservation Procedure: April 1 – 30, 2019, the Recreation Center Team will be accepting July 4th Cabana reservations applications. In early May all applications will be entered into a random lottery system to determine which four families have reservations of a pool Cabana on the July 4th. All other applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Lap swimming 6:00 am – 8:30 am daily
Swim Team Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 9:45 am daily

Please be courteous to your fellow lap swimmers and the GGCR Swim Team

Pool will not be staffed if the temperature is below 55 degrees

To keep all patrons safe, Garden of the Gods Club follows the National Weather Service as well as the American Red Cross Thunder and Lightning Procedures.


Basket of Corn Tortilla Chips | $9
Salsa & Guacamole

Crisp Summer Crudites | $6
Carrot & Celery Sticks, Hummus Dip

Watermelon Plate | $6

Yogurt Parfait & Granola | $5

Cheese Quesadilla | $7
Salsa & Sour Cream

Cheese Nacho’s | $5
Jalapenos, Tomatoes & Sour Cream
add Grilled Chicken for an additional $3

Chicken Tenders, Ranch or Honey Mustard | $6

Basket of Fries | $5

Bag of Chips | $2


PB & J | $4

Grilled American Cheese on Wheat Bread | $5

Jumbo Corn Dog | $5

Natural Turkey and Swiss Tortilla Wrap | $6

All served with choice of Chips or Watermelon


Shrimp Louis | $15
Hearts of Palm, Romaine, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocado & Hard Boiled Egg

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado | $13
Bed of Quinoa & Spinach, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Asian Chicken, Sesame Vinaigrette | $13
Napa Romaine Mix, Scallions, Carrots, Cucumber, Edamame & Wonton Crisps


Deli Fresh Sandwiches |  $8
Choice of Spring Water Tuna Salad, Natural Turkey, Chicken Salad or Classic BLT
Whole or White Bread, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle

Turkey Caesar Tortilla Wrap | $8
Romaine, Parmesan, Croutons & Caesar Dressing

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Wrap | $10
Tomatoes, Onions, Romaine & Ranch Dressing


Old Fashion Quarter Pound Burger | $8

Veggie Burger | $7

Spicy Breaded Breast of Chicken | $7

All Beef Hot Dog | $6

Add Swiss or American Cheese 1 Add Smoked Bacon 2


Ice Cream Novelties | $3.50

Whole Fruit | $2

A scoop of Ice Cream | $3

Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Cookies | $3

Apples & Peanut Butter | $3


Ice Tea | $3

Orange, Grapefruit or Apple Juice | $3

Fountain Drinks | $3
Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite


Milk Shakes- Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry | $6



Grand Mariner, Mandarin Vodka, Vanilla Ice Cream & Orange Juice


Skinny Margarita
Fresh Lime Juice, Agave Nectar and Tequila

The Clubs Mountain Breeze
Cranberry & Grapefruit Juice, Vodka

Lime in the Coconut
Coconut Water, Fresh Lemon Juice, Light Rum & Muddled Rosemary



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
Family Cooking Class


Tennis Super Bowl Round Robin
Valentine’s Day Dinner
That’s Amore Dinner Show
Zoo Edventure Afternoon


Family Art Class
Wine Dinner


Easter Brunch
Grand Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Dying & CraftsNeiman Marcus Fashion Show
Margarita Tennis Mixer
KC Fashion with a View
Wine Dinner


Kentucky Derby Party
Family Art Class
Memorial Day Ice Cream Social at the Recreation
Memorial Day Tennis Mixer
Wine Dinner


Smoochers Golf Tournament
Summer Camps
Music Under the Stars
Junior Tennis Tournament


Fourth of July Fireworks, BBQ and Pool Party
Camel Drivers Golf Tournament
Wimbledon Round Robin
Music Under the Stars


Neiman Marcus Fashion Show
Sheiks and Shebas Golf Tournament
Ladies & Men’s Club Golf Championship
End of Summer Pool Party
Pow Wow Tennis Tournament
Music Under the Stars


Labor Day BBQ & Concert
Woods -N- Whites Tennis Tournament
Shirley Cup Golf Tournament
Red Rock Showdown Tennis Tournament


Annual Trunk or Treat & Fall Festival
Scarecrow Building & Pumpkin Carving for Kids
Clash of the Titans Tennis Tournament


Turkey Trot 5k
Neiman Marcus Pop-up Shop
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
Holiday Lighting Ceremony


Family Brunch with Santa
Letters to Santa and North Pole
Gingerbread House Building
Polar Express and Stories with Santa
Christmas Eve Dinner
Christmas Day Brunch
New Years Eve Celebration

No matter what your interest, we have something for everyone with our new and member favorite reoccurring events.

Monthly Member Socials
Spa Couples Night
Themed Dining Nights
Wellness Series Luncheons
Adult & Children’s Cooking Classes
Late Night at the Pool
Movies Under the Stars
Winemakers Dinners
Sunday Funday with Kids Club
Rotating Culinary Specials
Exercise and Fitness Special Events
Happy Hour
Meetup Groups
USTA and Jr. Tennis Team
Pickleball Mixers and Clinics
Jr. PGA Golf League
Children’s Enrichment Programs

Kids Club

Fun For the Kids & Free Time for You

Take advantage of the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club amenities – 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 every Friday evening and/or the last Saturday of each month. 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 Kids Club to make arrangements for your children during your stay 719.329.4017.

Kissing Camels Recreation Center Kids Club Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday Nights: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Open Year Round

children playing games

To reserve a space for your children or grandchildren, members and resort guests can sign up online via the Member Central Calendar and hotel guests please feel free to call Kids Club at 719.329.4017 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 Club are required to stay on the Garden of the Gods Collection complex.
  • Please note, late pickups (more than 5 minutes late after 3 hours or after closing time) 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 fee for each child.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but contingent on space availability.
  • Jr. Member Social is $30 per child, dinner included. For families, each sibling after the first is available for only $20 with dinner included [Cancellation Policy: 48-hours to avoid full charge]
  • Private Childcare is available with a 2 weeks notice. If you find a need for private childcare with less than two weeks notice, please reach out immediately to see if we can accommodate the request. [Cancellation Policy: 48-hours to avoid full charge]
    • Members: $8 per hour per child *minimum of 3 children required for private childcare…if the minimum is not met the price is $15 per hour per child
    • Resort Guests: $15 an hour per child *no minimum required.
  • Kids Club is available in conjunction with your special event. Please contact Megan Piirainen for more details about pricing and availability at or 719.329.4017

Members’ Children and Grandchildren

$4 per child, per hour
24-Hour Cancellation notice required. Failure to do so will result in the full charge of all reserved time.

Non-Member & Resort Guests

$12 per child, per hour
24-Hour Cancellation notice required. Failure to do so will result in the full charge of all reserved time.

Contact Megan Piirainen at or 719.329.4017 with any questions.

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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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