Program Mission
The mission of The Learning Camp After School Program is to be a wonderful resource for parents that can't be at home after school.  Our goal is to provide a nurturing and safe environment where your children can have "free-time" play with their peers. During each day children will fill their afternoons with outdoor activiites, art, group play, healthy snacks, reading and homework help.

Learning Camps, Inc
Learning Camps, Inc. is headquartered in Gypsum, CO and is licensed by the State of Colorado to provide afterschool care. We have been providing afterschool care for Eagle County School District since 2005.  Learning Camps Inc was formed in 1996 and previously operated The Learning Camp, a residential summer camp for children with learning disabilities.   We retired The Learning Camp residential facility in 2013.  For more information on Learning Camps Inc or our After School programs contact Ann Cathcart at 970-524-2706 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Core Staff at The Learning Camp Afterschool Program
Our directors are listed below.  We have several teachers that also work with your children at each location. All are CPR and First Aid Certified and have Universal Precations Certificats.  All are adults, over 21 years of age and have experience working with children.

  • ann cathcart



    Ann has over 35 years of management experience. Prior to founding Learning Camps, Inc., Ann was CEO of the Better Business Bureau of the Mountain States serving Colorado and Wyoming.  Ann has 20+ years of experience working with children through Learning Camps, Inc.   Early in her career she was program Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation with Colorado Mountain College in Vail.   Ann has a BS in Social Work/Counseling from Florida State University. Additionally she is certified in Medical Administration, First Aid, Universal Precautions, and CPR.  Ann is a mother and a grandmother.

  • tom macht



    Tom has over 40 years of experience teaching children. Tom manages the financial division of Learning Camps,  Prior to building Learning Camps, Inc. Tom was a special education teacher and counselor with the Eagle County School District.   Tom has also worked as a learning specialist at Children’s Hospital in Denver.  Tom’s lengthy career has been devoted to the best interest of children.  He has a BS in Psychology and an MS in Special Education, both from the University of Wisconsin. Tom is certified in Medical Administration, universal precautions, First Aid and CPR  Tom is a father and a grandfather.

  • tucker lewandoski


    Director, Red Hill and Gypsum Elementary Schools

    From 2010 through 2013, Tucker was Operations Manager at The Learning Camp, a residential summer camp operated by Learning Camps Inc.   In the fall of 2013 Tucker opened our After School program at Red Hill Elementary as our Director, serving both Red Hill and Gypsum Elementary Schools. Tucker's experience in working with children goes back to summers in high school and college working in a residential summer camp setting. He has certifications in medical administration, universal precautions,  CPR, and First Aid. Tucker has an AA Degree from Colorado Mountain College, and attended Colorado Mesa University with a focus in English and Theater.


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    Shanna Seiler

    Director, Eagle Valley Elementary School

    Shanna begnis her third year with Learning Camps, Inc. as our Director at Eagle Valley Elementary School.  She has been our Program Lead since she joined our staff in 2014.   Shanna has an energy with the children that is contagious. She makes our program at EVES fun and full of love for our kids!  Shanna has several years experience in working with school age children from her hometown of North Platte, Nebraska. Most recently, she was a teacher's assistant for 5 years before moving to Eagle and joining our team. Shanna holds certificates in CPR, 1st Aid, Universal Precautions and Medical Administration. Shanna is a mother, soon to be a grandmother, and lives with her husband in Eagle, Colorado.

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    Jess Kubes

    Director, Brush Creek Elementary School

    Learning Camps, Inc. welcomes Jess back as our Director at BCES.  Jess originally worked for us as a teacher at our BCES program and later as the Director of our Eagle Valley Elementary School program.  Jess left for a year to get married and she worked as the Director of the school age children's program at The Westiin in Avon, Colorado. We are thrilled to have Jess return to lead our program at BCES.  She is compassionate with children and a talented artist developing creative craft projects for our kids.  Jess hails from Mankato, Minnesota and has taken many classes in child development. She has certificates in CPR, 1st Aid, Universal Precautions and Medical Administration. Jess and her husband live in Eagle, Colorado