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Coming Up For Air

Coming Up for Air is a family respite weekend held at Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO (about 40 miles West of Denver). 

During the weekend, children and teens are matched with counselors and participate in fun, recreational activities, while parents and guardians attend training sessions.

Past sessions have included training for caregivers, focused on stress management, self-care, accessing community resources and financial planning. Food and lodging is included. 

***Registration for 2019 is NOW OPEN!*** 

Two sessions available:

  • March 8-10, 2019: Families with children and teens with special needs and their siblings *Session is currently full*
  • March 29-31, 2019: Caregivers 50+ caring for adults with disabilities or health challenges - Space still available!

Please contact Jenny Rigby at 303-569-2333 x 301 or [email protected] to register! 

See the 2019 flier here.

The focus of the event is to connect families facing similar caregiving challenges and provide resources to support them, while also providing respite away from everyday life. 

In the past, Easterseals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition have offered the weekend to families with children and teens with special needs and to kinship care, adoptive and foster families.


Looking for other summer camp options? Check out Developmental Pathway's 2019 Summer Respite Guide


Family Testimonials:

  • "Being given a path that will hopefully allow for a better life. Found something I did not know that could make a huge family change."
  • "The respite, the kids having fun, the information on resources (huge!!), the camaraderie, the other families we met, knowing we are not so alone..."
  • "The information shared by the experts as well as the other families was so valuable. The time away from the kids was so re-energizing!"


Are you interested in partnering to host a Coming Up for Air?

Easterseals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition are interested in working with agencies to sponsor or co-host future sessions.

Do you have a population that hasn't been served by this program in the past? No problem, we'd love to brainstorm!

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Meghan Kluth at [email protected].

Contact Us:


Colorado Respite Coalition
393 S Harlan St, Ste 108
Lakewood, CO 80226

303-233-1666 Phone
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