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Youth Sport Camps

Contact & About Us

Brian Butki

Brian Butki, Ph.D., Camp Director

Brian has been developing and directing summer camps for 20 years, all over the country. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology (focusing on child psychology) and a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Wyoming, and a master’s degree in counseling and a doctorate in sport and exercise psychology from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He has experience coaching volleyball, baseball, tennis, and softball. His passion is working with kids to promote active and healthy lifestyles, and the Youth Sport Camps allow him to pursue his passion every day.

Brian can be reached by phone at (970) 491-3183 or by email at brian.butki@colostate.edu.

Katie Heitz

Katie Heitz, Camp Assistant Director

Katie is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Colorado State in Health and Exercise Science, concentrating in Sports Medicine. This is her third year at Youth Sport Camps, with previous positions as camp coordinator and counselor. Originally from Nebraska, she moved to Fort Collins in 2012 for school. She hopes to continue working with kids camps in the future.

Katie can be reached by phone at (970) 491-6318 or by email at ysc@colostate.edu.


The majority of the YSC staff members (coordinators, counselors, and swim instructors) are students at CSU. We also hire coaches and teachers who have a passion for summer camps. We received hundreds of applications every summer, so we are very selective about whom we select to work with the campers. Counselors are selected for their teaching and coaching skills, sports knowledge, passion, and desire to make a difference in the lives of the campers. We truly believe that our staff is amazing and that we have the best people possible. Our staff members care about your children – take a minute and get to know us. We’re here to help!

For further information or to have your name added to our mailing list, please email us at ysc@colostate.edu