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.  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. For the coming school year Ann will oversee Eagle Valley Elementary after school program as the Director.   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 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, Inc. and he visits all of our programs each week.  Prior to building Learning Camps, Inc., Tom was a special education teacher and counselor with 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 and First Aid/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. He also was an after school teacher for our program at Brush Creek Elementary during the school year.   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, CPR, and First Aid. Tucker has an AA from Colorado Mountain College, and attended Colorado Mesa University with a focus in English and Theater.

  • nora reed


    Director, Brush Creek Elementary School

    Nora joined Learning Camp staff in 2014.  Prior to working with us Nora was a teacher at Miller Ranch Childcare Center in Edwards, CO. In January 2015, Nora was promoted to Director at Learning Camp After School @ BCES.  Nora has a BA in Liberal Studies and a minor in History from California State University. Nora has her certification in Medical Administration and First Aid/CPR.   Nora's flexible leadership and her skills with arts and crafts makes her a favorite with our children at BCES.  Nora is also the Mother of two young sons.