Colorado’s overnight summer camp listings 2010
posted by: Amber Johnson
Colorado’s Overnight Camps
AAVE — All About Visiting Earth
Ages 11-19, coed. Wilderness, leadership, cultural and academic adventures in western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, China, Australia and southern Africa. Two-to-six-week sessions. 800-222-3595, aave.com, info@aave
Academic Treks Ages 15-19. College-accredited adventures abroad with hands-on learning, community service, cultural exploration and adventure travel. Study includes: marine science, language immersion or cultural studies, gaining a global perspective. High school and college credit is offered. 14-30-day programs in June, July and Aug. 888-833-1908, firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy of Law & Leadership
Ages 15-18. 10-day residential camp where campers partake in a mock trial, learn leadership and life skills, negotiate a ropes course, prepare criminal cases for trial and receive leadership challenges, courtroom experience, community-service project and individual mentoring. June 18-28. $960 sessions/activities; $880 room/board/security. 303-871-7550, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2255 E. Evans Ave., theprovidence foundation.org; email@example.com
The Acting Intensive
Ages 15 and older. Two-week residential course at the University of Denver to help with college entrance, confidence, creativity, acting skills and audition monologues. June 28-July 12. $2500. 303-759-8683, intensiveacting .com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam’s Camp — Adventure Camp
Ages 8-19. Week-long camp for kids with mild to moderate special needs who are mobile and enjoy group activities. Fun and adventure in the mountains while building self-esteem, independence and social skills. Activities: swimming, miniature golf, alpine slide, river rafting, campfires, climbing wall, zip line, go-carts, and a big dance on Friday night. I CAN! Camp, ages 8-12 with or without special needs. Teen Camps, ages 13-19. Boy and girl campers stay in separate family-style cabins at the YMCA at Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park. June 8-13, June 22-27, June 29-July 4, July 20-25, and Aug. 3-8. $695. Winter Park, 303-563-8290, adamscamp.org
Adams State College Field Events Camp
Ages 14-high school. June 10-13. Individual instruction for such field events as pole vault, jumping and throwing events taught by Adams State coaches John Wallin and John Ybarra. Training sessions, classroom instruction and video analysis. Alamosa, 719-587-7571, ascgrizzlies.com and click on the summer camps link, email@example.com.
Adventure Camp Series, by Outer Edge Performance
Teens. Rock-N-Rappel camp and teen camp with high- and low-challenge courses, rock climbing, rappelling, rafting, horseback riding. Tuition varies. Larkspur and Littleton, 303-458-1909, outeredgeperformance.com, inquiries @outeredgeperformance.com
Adventure Unlimited Ranches For Christian Scientists
Ages 8-17. Mountaineering, horsemanship, rafting, rock climbing, arts/crafts. Two-, four- and six-week sessions. June-Aug. Buena Vista, 719-395-2468 or 888-543-4849, adventureunlimited.org
Air Force Academy Sports Camps Ages 8-18. Baseball, boys and girls basketball, cheer, cross-country, diving, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, boys lacrosse, soccer, girls softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. June 7-12 and 14-19 for boarders and commuters; June 22-24 for commuters only Colorado Springs, 719-333-2116, goairforcefalcons.com
Anderson Western Colorado Camps Ltd.
Ages 7-17, coed. Rafting, swimming, horseback riding, backpacking, mountain biking, camping, rappelling. Colorado River Ranch for boys and Hill Top Ranch for girls: 10-day session, June 5-14, $1,000; two-week session June 16-June 29, $2,150; three-week session July 1-21, $2,950; three-week session July 24-Aug. 14, $3,200; two-week session, July 24-Aug. 5, $2,150. First session, June 16-June 29, $2,475; Second session, July 1-21, $3475; Third session, July 24-Aug. 14, $3715. 970-524-7766, e-mail: andecamp@andersoncamps .com, andersoncamps.com
Zip Line Adventure
Ages 5-15. Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, zip line and canoeing included. Day camp one-week sessions run M-F 8:45-2:30 for age 5-12 ($350). Denver July 6-31, Highlands Ranch June 22-July 3, Golden June 8-19 and Aug. 10-14, Boulder June 8-Aug. 28 and Longmont Aug. 4-15. 720-249-2412, Avid4.com, info@Avid4.com
The Bauen Camp
Ages 13-18, coed. July 8-27. Creative writing, visual art, performance, interpersonal and group communication and the natural world. $1,500, $500 deposit by April 1. near Sheridan, Wyo., 307-655-9760, the bauencamp.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Mountain Ranch
Grades 2-10 (as of fall 2009). Horses, sports, arts and crafts, campfires, campouts, hiking, tennis, swimming, canoeing and fishing on our own lake, as well as adventure activities (ropes course, hiking in the national forest). Limited enrollment. June 13-June 28, $2,000; June 30-July 24, $2,750; July 26-Aug. 10, $2,000. P.O. Box 146, Florissant, CO 80816, 719-748-3279, campblue email@example.com, bluemountainranch.com
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Ages 8-25, for campers with special needs or disabilities. Adventure- based camps to build self-esteem, group interactive skills and independence. Camp Big Tree July 7-11, ages 12-16 for those with sensory processing disorder; Junior. Adventurer’s Camp, Aug. 8-10, ages 8-14 for those with special needs or disabilities; Wilderness Camp July 20-24, ages 16-25 for those with developmental disabilities; Visually Impaired Wilderness Camp, (dates TBA) ages 13-17 a adventure camp for the blind or visually impaired; Labyrinth Canyon Canoe Trip, Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Breckenridge, 970-453-6422, boec.org, wildassist @boec.org
Broadreach Summer Adventures for Teenagers
Ages 13-19. Scuba, sailing, surfing, marine biology and wilderness programs in the Caribbean, Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, the Bahamas, Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Egypt. Trips are 14-32 days, June-Aug. Raleigh, NC, 888-833-1907
Buckhorn United Methodist Camp
Ages 9 and up. Families welcome. Residential, week-long youth camps. Activities include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, archery and boating. Week-long sessions. June-Aug. $300-600. near Bellevue, 970-484-2508 or 800-749-0082, buckhorncamp.org
CNI Cochlear Kids Camp
Ages 1-high school seniors who have cochlear implants and their families. Team-building activities for families; confidence- and self-esteem-enhancingactivities for cochlear implant children and their siblings; and educational workshops and technology updates for parents. June 25-28 or July 30-Aug. 2 (4 days/3 nights). Hosted by Colorado Neurological Institute’s Center for Hearing. Starting at $300 (all-inclusive) for a family of four. YMCA Family Conference Center, Estes Park, 303-806-7416, thecni.org/hearing /kidscamp.org
Colorado Honor Band Association Summer Band Camp
This overnight music camp is open to children ages 10-18 who have at least one year of experience on a band instrument. Under the direction of a large staff of counselors and music educators, participants attend daily band rehearsals and small-group master classes, and they enjoy supervised free time in the CSU Recreation Center. Students are housed in a campus dormitory and eat three meals a day in a nearby cafeteria. This week of hard work and fun culminates in a concert on the lawn for family and friends on the final evening. To register, call at 303-778-6693 or email Julie Larson at JulieLarsonCHBA@gmail.com. Dates are June 14-18. $360, payment due by May 1. cohonorband.org
CU Science Discovery Wilderness Camps
Grades 2-10. Yellowstone, Teton, Olympic, Mount Rainier, Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain National Park and Front Range locations, among others. Wolf ecology, wildlife, geology, marine and environmental science, cultural history, raft, climb, kayak, camp, wilderness skills and outdoor fun! Also, week-long science day camps and classes. June 3-Aug 9, $225-$2,300. firstname.lastname@example.org; colorado.edu/sciencediscovery
Camp Chief Ouray at Snow Mountain Ranch
Ages 7-17. Horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, archery, rafting, high ropes challenge course, team building, teen leadership programs, wilderness programs. Sponsored by YMCA of the Rockies. Costs start around $510. Granby, 970-887-2648, campchiefouray.org
Ages 9-18, coed. Church of the Brethren Christian Youth Camp offers disc golf, volleyball, softball, tetherball, four square, horseshoes, shuffleboard, foosball, pingpong, basketball, campfire, Bible study, craft and talent night. Pre-Junior, ages 9-10, June 21-15, $125; Junior, ages 11-12, June 7-14, $150; Junior High ages 13-15, June 14-20, $160; Senior High, ages 16-18, May 31-June 6, $175.near Salida, campcolorado.org
Ages 6-12. A bereavement camp near Georgetown, June 26-28 and July 24-26. Workshops and counseling on grief/loss, art therapy, swimming, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. $150 per child. Scholarships available. campcomfort.org, 303-674-6400
Grades 1-12 and adult. In the heart of the Rocky Mountains. TIPI camp, adventure programs. 719-836-2382, email@example.com, campcomo .com
Grades 3-12. Swimming, crafts, volleyball, basketball, campfires, canoeing, ropes course, climbing wall, archery, Bible lessons, singing and backpacking. One-week sessions June 7-Aug. 1. $300-400 per week. Woodland Park, 5567 Painted Rocks Road, 719-687-2030, campelim.com
Camp Fern for Boys and Girls
Grades 1-9 English horseback riding, Red Cross swimming, waterskiing, canoeing, sailing, trampoline, fencing, tennis, drama, dance, ropes course, archery, riflery, nature and camp crafts, arts and crafts, fishing, boxing, weightlifting and team sports. Coed, May 31-June 6, $1,060; Girls, June 7-July 4, $3,025 + $100 store account; Boys, July 5-Aug. 1, $3,025 + $100 store account; coed, Aug. 2-Aug. 15, $1,825 + $50 store account. Longer terms offer overnight horseback rides, whitewater or rappelling/mountain climbing trips, campouts in the Indian teepee and orienteering/backpacking trips. 903-935-5420, Marshall, TX, campfern .com, firstname.lastname@example.org
(I’d Rather Have Jesus) Grades: 1-12. Nondenominational Christian camps include Pioneer Camp (half week): Grades 1-3 ; Mountain Village: Grades 2-4; Tepee: Grades 4-6; Aspen View: Grades 6-8; High School: Grades 9-12; Boys Basketball: Grades 7-12; Soccer: Grades 4-10; Adventure 5: Grades 7-9; Adventure 5 Max: Grades 10-12; Advanced Rock Week: Grades 9-12; Expedition Moab: Grades 9-12; H2GO: Grades 9-12; Pedal & Paddle: Grades 9-12; Rocky Mountain Backpack: Grades 8-10; Rock and Rapids: Grades 9-12; Rock Week: Grades 9-12; Wilderness Adventure: Grades 7-9; Nine one-week sessions starting June 7-Aug. 8. Hayrides, campfires, water fights, hiking, great games, adventure activities, outdoor cooking, devotions, chapel time, archery, target shooting, pottery, horseback riding. $157-$457/week. Bailey, 303-838-5668 or 303-838-0685, idrahaje.org, email@example.com
Camp Lake Hubert for Girls/Camp Lincoln for Boys
Ages 8-17. Two- or four-week traditional sessions from June 16-Aug. 11 plus week-long golf and tennis camps in July and Aug. Family camp and a 10-day coed session Aug. 13-23. 750 acres in the lake country of Minnesota. Campers choose from 30 land and water activities. 800-242-1909, lincoln-lakehubert.com
Camp Menominee for Boys
Tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, football, roller hockey, climbing wall with zip line, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, fishing, archery . Modern cabins with bath and electricity. Two four-week sessions start June 22. Wisconsin, 800-236-CAMP (2267), campmenominee.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages 8-15, boys. Sports, waterfront and outdoor adventure camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 2 1/2- and 4 1/2-week sessions. New Hampshire, Kenny Miller, associate director, email@example.com, 720-219-1310, moosilauke.com.
Camp Oasis, Painted Turtle Camp
Ages 7-16. Children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Arts and crafts, horseback riding, hiking and campfires. July 14-20. Free camp. Travel to and from camp is also free. Lake Hughes, Calf., 303-639-9163, ccfa.org.
Ages 14-19, coed. Outdoor conservation-education camp July 5-11 focuses on the environment, forest management, rangeland science, soil and water conservation, fish and wildlife management. $250, includes registration, meals, lodging and tours. camp rocky.colostate.edu. for forms and details.near Divide, 719-686-0020 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, cacd.us.
Ages 7-18, coed. Christian sports and mountain adventure camp offering basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, fitness and dance, crafts, parties, hiking, climbing, challenge courses, backpacking trips and water activities. June 4-Aug. 12. $699 a week. Estes Park, 970-484-8462, camptimberline.com.
Ages 6-17. Free camp for children with cancer and their siblings. Rock climbing, high- and low-ropes course, kayaking, fishing, arts and crafts, dancing, hiking, team-building activities. May 31-June 5 and June 7-12 Estes Park, 303-534-0883, wapiyapi.org., email@example.com
Camp Young Judaea-Texas
Jewish youths entering grades 2-9. Intensive soccer camp, sports, Israeli culture, music, dance, drama, arts and crafts, aquatics center and lake. Session 1: June 14-July 5 ($2,950, entering grades 3-8; $3,800, entering grade 9) Nitzanim 1: June 14-21 ($1,300, entering grades 2 and 3). Chalutzim: June 25-July 5 ($1,750, entering grades 4-5); Session 2: July 12-Aug. 2 (same tuition as Session 1) Nitzanim 2: July 12-19 (Same tuition as Session 1) Chalutzim: July 23-Aug. 2 ($1,750, entering grades 4-5). Scholarships available. Wimberly, Texas, 800-CAMP-CYJ (800-227-6295), cyjtexas.org.
Career Explorations Summer Program
Summer before your junior or senior year, coed. July 10-12. Johnson & Wales University Denver campus. Introduction to study and work in the areas of business, hospitality or culinary arts. Lodging in residence halls, participate in mock classes or labs, go on industry-site visits, evening activities. Three-day, two-night program. Business and hospitality students pay $95; culinary arts, or baking and pastry students, $195 per person. Includes two nights lodging, meals, transportation and entertainment. Denver, John Rogers, Event Coordinator at 303-256-9313, jwu.edu., firstname.lastname@example.org
Champ Camp (American Lung Association of Colorado)
Ages 7-14. At Glacier View Ranch for kids with asthma. Activities include asthma education, rock climbing, ropes course, canoeing and swimming.July 19-25. $450 (max), $35 nonrefundable processing fee. Scholarships and financial aid available. Ward, 303-847-0270, lungcolorado.org. /champcamp.htm
Cheley Colorado Camps
Ages 9-17, coed. Hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, mountain biking, technical climbing, horse packing, sports, riflery, archery, crafts, river rafting, fishing. Two 27-day sessions, plus one-week family camp. First session: June 17-July 13; second session: July 15-Aug. 10. $4,250 per session. Estes Park, 303-377-3616, cheley.com., email@example.com.
Colorado Heritage Camps
Families. Ten weekend camps for families with children adopted from various cultural backgrounds: African/Caribbean, Cambodian, Chinese (two camps), Indian/Nepalese, Filipino, Korean, Latin American, Russian/Eastern European/Central Asian and Vietnamese. Cultural and educational workshops, family-related social activities, special events. Summer months. $95-$125 per family member. Lodging fees are separate. 303-320-4234, firstname.lastname@example.org, heritagecamps .org.
Colorado Lions Camp
Ages 8 and up. Ten one-week sessions June-Aug. for special needs campers. One week for blind or visually impaired only and one week for deaf campers or hearing impaired. Campers must be ambulatory to attend; not wheelchair-accessible. Horseback riding, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, camping, and bonfires. $500. Scholarships available. Woodland Park, 719-687-2087, coloradolionscamp .org.
Colorado Rapids Academy Soccer Camps
Ages 5-18, coed, boys-only and girls-only camps. Seven day and overnight soccer camps run by Colorado Rapids players and coaches at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Development Camp, Goalkeeper Camp, Kickin’ Kids Camp, Residential Camp, Striker Camp, Elite Fitness Camp and High School Boys Team Camp. April-Aug. Day camps begin at $95.303-727-3575, coloradorapids.com/academy.
Colorado School of Mines PREP and SUMMET Camps
Ninth-11th grades. Science and engineering programs for middle and high school minority students who are strong in science and math. Combining classwork, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. Mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science and engineering concepts. SUMMET (residential program for 10th and 11th grades)June 7-27; PREP (a day program for ninth grade) July 14-18. $50 nonrefundable confirmation fee (upon acceptance). Golden, 800-446-9488, ext. 3954, or 303-273-3954, mep@mines .edu., mines.edu/Stu_life/mep.
Colorado School of Mines Soccer Camps
Ages 8-18. Silver & Blue, June 8-11, Silver ages 6-12half-day, Blue ages 9-18 full-day, commuter camp only, $75 for half-day, $195 for full-day. Keepin’ and Krankin’ Academy, July 24-26, ages 10-18, commuter $210, overnighter $250. Keepin’ and Krankin’ ELITE, July 31-Aug. 2, ages 13-18, commuter $210, overnighter $250. All camps offer a 10 percent discount to teams of 13 or more who sign up all together. Golden, 303-384-2295, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, mines.edu., go to athletics, Men’s soccer, Summer Camps
Colvig Silver Camps
Grades 2-11 (completed), coed. Horsemanship, environmental education, mountaineering, camping, mountain biking, photography, canoeing, archery, riflery, fishing, arts and crafts, backpacking, rock climbing and rafting. Two- or four-week sessions June 11-July 9 and July 13-Aug. 10. $1,980-$3,960. Durango, 800-858-2850, colvigsilvercamps.com., office@colvig silvercamps.com.
Eight and ninth grades. Each day will combine academic and recreational activities, including hiking, rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing. Use mathematics, physics and computer science while building 3-D virtual worlds. No prior computing experience required. June 22-28. $450, which covers classes, recreation, lodging and meals. $200 deposit required upon registration, balance due on arrival. Gunnison, 970 943 2392, western.edu/. computerscience/computer_camp .html, email@example.com
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
Ages 10-18. Mountain climbing, backpacking, archaeology, ecology, rock climbing, river trips, Navajo weaving, exploring American Indian ruins and silversmithing. Two-six week sessions June 23-Aug. 10. Adult and family programs available. $975-3975. 800-246-8735, cottonwoodgulch.org.
Ages 13-18 years, adults, school groups. Week-long summer courses for high school and middle school students. Camping and wilderness survival skills, environmental service projects, including survival skills workshops, wildland firefighter project, Stone Age survival project, horse caretaker project, endangered wolves and animal tracking, mountain biking survival project, Mount Evans volunteer project. High school and college credit available. Throughout Colorado, including: Buena Vista, Crestone, Gardner, and Ward. May-Aug. $895-$995 per week. Scholarships available. Throughout Colorado, 303-447-1076, CottonwoodInstitute.org., info @cottonwoodinstitute.org
Covenant Heights Camp
Grades 2-high school. Christian camp offering traditional and adventure week-long summer camps. June-July. Spiritual growth, chapel times, group games, climbing wall, mountain biking, swimming, zip line, ropes course. Estes Park, 970-586-2900, Covenant Heights.org., firstname.lastname@example.org
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Middle school. Archaeology Program. June 21-27 $1,175; High School Field School, July 5-25, $3,950; High School Archaeology Program, July 26-Aug. 1, $1,175. Cortez, 800-422-8975, ext. 146, crowcanyon.org.
Deer Hill Expeditions
Ages 13-18. In-depth wilderness expeditions combined with community service projects. Coed and girls-only programs, 15-28 days, explore wilderness in canyons, rivers and mountains of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Costa Rica. whitewater rafting, backpacking, mountain biking, surfing, canoeing, rock climbing, leadership initiatives. Cross-cultural service and arts projects with Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Ute people, and conservation service with the U.S. Forest Service. June 23-Aug. 7. $2,495-$4,495. 800-533-7221, deerhillexpeditions.com., email@example.com
Denver Academy Elementary School Trips and Camps
Elementary students. A variety of three-day courses, as well as overnight trips. mbest@denveracademy .org. or 303-777-5870 ext. 260.
Denver Soccer Camp
Ages 14-18, coed. Boys July 12-14, girls July 16-19. Advanced residential soccer camp on the University of Denver campus. denversoccercamp.com, Adam.Buseck@du.edu, 303-871-3923
Seventh-12th grades, coed. Living history of Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C., on this interactive journey. Side trips will include Monticello and Jamestown. May 31-June 6. For pricing and trip details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-777-5870 x260.
Eagle Lake Camps
Ages 8-18. From residential to excursions, crew to horse camps, there is something for every kid. May 31-Aug. 7, five-day sessions $400-$725. Colorado Springs, 800-US-EAGLE (800-873-2453), eaglelake.org.
Easter Seals Colorado, Rocky Mountain Village
Ages 6-16, coed, for kids with disabilities. Completely accessible, traditional weekly camp May 31-Aug. 15. Each camp week serves a different population: autism, physically disabled, cognitively disabled, by age group. Fishing, swimming, music, drama, zip line, horses, outdoors living skills, sports/recreation and arts and crafts. $795. near Empire. 303-569-2333 x301, eastersealscolorado.org., cstalkfleet @eastersealscolorado.org
Educo Leadership Adventures
Ages 10-17. Fort Collins-based adventure trips camp with activities like backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, rafting, mountain biking and service learning to teach leadership. Intro trips stay local at our base camp in Red Feather. More advanced trips head to such destinations as Moab, Utah; Montana; or sea kayaking and volunteering in the Baja. 2601 S. Lemay Ave. No. 35, Fort Collins, CO 80525, 970-494-0785, educoadventures .org., email@example.com
Episcopal Summer Camps
Grades 2-12, coed. Christian camping week-long sessions in June and July, $350-$375 per week. Activites include archery, hiking, ropes courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, building leadership skills, whitewater rafting (junior and senior high only). Near Colorado Springs, 303-837-1173, 800-466-3081, coloradodiocese.org. /03_faithformation/camps.html
Ages 8-13. Alternating boys and girls weeks: Hiking, archery, crafts, zip line, canoeing, nature games, rock climbing, a ropes course. Five-day overnight camp sessions June-August. Transportation from Denver provided. Registration forms available in April at the eight Denver-area Boys & Girls Clubs. $10 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver members. Ward, 303-892-9200, bgcmd.org.
Girls’ Wilderness Program, The Women’s Wilderness Institute
Girls 8-18. Backpacking, rock climbing, outdoor skills and expressive arts in a program designed to build confidence and leadership skills. Four- to 12-day courses in Colorado and Wyoming. $490-$1,420. Adventure Camp: June 10-15, June 24-29, July 8-13, July 13-18 or Aug. 5-10; Wilderness Expedition: July 7-14 or July 27-Aug. 3; Wild Art: June 17-22; Wild Moves: June 27-July 2; Wild Voices: July 17-22; Rock Camp: July 22-25; Latina Girls Course: July 24-29; Leadership course: July 31-Aug. 11; Adventure Days: June 15-18, Aug. 4-7; Daughter-Parent Fly Fishing: June 28; Daughter-Parent Rock Climbing: Aug. 8. Financial aid available, gear and clothing provided. AEE accredited. 303-938-9191, womenswilderness.org.
Glacier View Ranch
Ages 7-17, coed. Residence camp with archery, arts and crafts, horse program, mountain bikes, rock climbing, ropes course, canoeing, go-carts, swimming, Bible study, photography. One-week sessions beginning June 7; registration is every Sunday at 1 p.m. June and July $285-$335. Champ Camp (American Lung Association) for ages 8-13 is July 19-25. Near Ward, 303-459-0771, glacierviewranch.com., firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Bell Camp and Conference Center
Grades 1-12 and family camps. Christian camp and retreat center with overnight, coed camp experiences for kids. Camps are three to five days and include Gravity Camps (climbing, rappelling, ascending a fourteener, whitewater rafting); Itch-ee-ow-ee Camps (rustic tepee camps); Pathfinders/Explorers camp (children’s cabin camps); Trailblazers (mini camp for first- and second-graders); Velocity Camp (high-energy week-long challenge); and Family Camp Weekends. Activities include: swimming, climbing wall, zip line, disc golf, archery, challenge course, high-ropes course, basketball, volleyball, fishing, funyaks, horseback riding, putt putt golf, hiking. $118-$275. Divide, 719-687-9561, email@example.com, goldenbellccc.org.
Group Workcamps Foundation
Preteens, youths and adults. More than 180 trips in the U.S. and international locations to serve elderly, disabled and low-income residents through free community service or home-repair projects. Week-long sessions, June 14-Aug. 1. Loveland, 800-385-4545, groupworkcamps.com., firstname.lastname@example.org
Heroic Journey, A Wilderness Adventure for Grieving Teens
Ages 14-18, coed. A Judi’s House and Outward Bound partnership. Hiking, backpacking, climbing, grief work activities. June 27-July 3, July 12-18, Aug. 8-14. $200 Leadville, Jason 720-941-0331, x206, judishouse.org.
High Altitude Cross Country and Distance Camp
For runners 14-high school, coed. Sponsored by Adams State College and ASICS. July 19-24. Taught by the National Champion Adams State College cross country coaches. Activities include classes, workouts, recreation, and individual instruction. Educational credit for coaches is available. Speakers include U.S. Olympic coach Joe Vigil and National Coach of the Year Damon Martin. Coach Damon Martin, Adams State College, Plachy Hall, Alamosa, CO 81102. 719-587-7266, email@example.com, ascgrizzlies.com. and click on the link to summer camps.
High Mountain Institute, The Leading Edge
Grades 9-12. An experiential leadership and wilderness backpacking program for teenagers in a backcountry Rocky Mountain setting. Session I: June 21-July 8, $3,095; Session II: July 18-Aug. 2, $2,795. Grades 9-10: Explorer Session: Session I: June 28-July 13; tuition: $2,795; Session II: July 18-Aug. 4; tuition: $3,095. Financial aid available. Christina Reiff, HMI programs manager.Leadville, 719-486-8200 x107, firstname.lastname@example.org or hminet.org.
High Peaks Adventure at The High Mountain Institute, Leadville
Grades 7-8. June 28-July 12. Extended backpacking trip in the Sawatch Mountains of central Colorado, service work on one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. $2,695. Financial aid available. Christina Reiff, HMI programs manager. Leadville, 719-486-8200 x107, email@example.com, hminet.org.
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center
All ages, coed. Whole- or half-week overnight camps including horse camps, adventure camps and family camps, community building, ecological awareness activities, programmatic games, relevant faith-building opportunities. $180-500. June 14-Aug. 7. Allenspark, 303-747-2888, highlands camp.org.
Horizon Adventures Inc.
Ages 13-18. June 13-Aug. 1. Four nine- day wilderness courses ($995-$1,095); two 12-day wilderness courses ($1,295-$1,395); two specialty courses: eight-day rock climbing/rafting course ($995); new six-day rafting course ($895). Wilderness courses are held in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Each may include a combination of backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting and 14,000-foot peak ascents. All equipment is provided. Financial aid available. 303-393-7297, woody@horizon adventures.com., horizonadventures .com.
Horse Crazy Camp
Ages 10-18. Grooming, saddling and riding; fishing, astronomy and campfires. $850 per child, per week. JML Outfitters. Meeker, 970-878-4749, firstname.lastname@example.org or horse crazycamp.com.
Horseback Riding Camp
Ages 9-18, coed. Located in New Mexico, but owned and operated by Jubilee Horse Co. in Evergreen. Horses, driving transportation, food and lodging is included in the price of the camp. $1,100 per child for a week. jubilee horse.com., email@example.com
Huck Forest Bike Camp
Ages 8-18, coed. Learn downhill free- ride mountain bike skills and stay in a remote mountain cabin. Gap jumps, mountain cross — beginner to advanced skills taught. See website for dates. $300. 970-726-4099, Fraser, lone somehut.com., firstname.lastname@example.org
iD Tech Camps: Hands-On Tech Fun
Ages 7-17. Use industry-standard products to create 2-D and 3-D video games, design websites with Flash, film and edit digital movies, produce special effects, create model 3D characters with Maya, design 3-D graphics, build robots then compete against their classmates, learn programming. Programs at more than 60 prestigious universities, including the University of Denver, Colorado State University and Arizona State University. InternalDrive.com or phone 1-888-709-TECH (8324). Save with code CO27, internal drive.com/index.php.
International Youth Ballet Summer Ballet Camp
Limited to 20 children ages 11 and up.July 19-Aug. 2. Class schedule 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 9-11:30 a.m. Technique, pointe, variations, stretch and strength, character, Modern, jazz, and student choreography workshop. Full day Colorado river trip, day trips to Winter Park, kayaking, horseback ride, bike trip, and a boat trip on the lake. Cost includes lodging, meals, activities, transportation and dance. $2,165. Grand Lake, Mark Carlson 302-229-3757 carlsonmark8@aol .com.
JA Business Week, underwritten by OppenheimerFunds
High school students. June 7-12 at Johnson & Wales University, an up-close look at business and leadership, and connection with mentors from the business world. Students work with companies such as Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard on an apprentice-style project and get a taste of college life by staying overnight on a university campus. Participants receive a $500 scholarship to the camp and are responsible for a $250 registration fee. Financial assistance is available. 303-260-6285, jabusinessweek.org.
J Bar CC Ranch camp
Grades 2-11, coed. Hiking, horseback riding, swimming, rock climbing, singing, creating art in Colorado Black Forest. 1-3 weeks sessions offered. 303-316-6384, email@example.com, ranchcamp.org.
Jason Fleishman Summer Camp
Ages 10-17. Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado. This is an overnight camp at Covenant Heights in Estes Park for youths living with epilepsy. July 12-16. $300/youth, scholarships available. Horseback riding, zip line, canoeing, archery, climbing, arts/crafts. 303-377-9774, marcee@epi lepsycolorado.org., epilepsycolorado.org. Keystone Science School Discovery Camp
Ages 6-17. Discovery Camp is residential camp ages 6-13. whitewater rafting, backpacking, wilderness camping,and campfires, Introduction to Discovery Camp, for children 6-10, new to the overnight camp experience. Counselor assistant program for ages 14-17. They will assist in leading programs, organize activities, and act as role models to the Discovery Campers. Scholarships available. Keystone, 800-215-5585, keystonescienceschool .org.
Keystone Science School — Keystone Mountain Adventures
Ages 13-17. Combines leadership skills, hands-on natural history and high adventure for future leaders with an interest in the wilds of Colorado. The 10-day session features backpacking, an extended whitewater rafting experience, rock climbing, sightseeing and an attempt at a 14,000-foot peak. New this year is Teen Camp, which combines leadership development, wilderness adventure, and science policy discussion. Keystone, 800-215-5585, keystonescienceschool.org.
Grades 1-8, coed. An academic and adventure summer camp in five two- to three-week sessions for children with ADD or ADHD and learning disabilities. Academic tutoring and building of self-esteem and self-confidence through summer camp adventures in a safe environment among peers and professionals. June 2-Aug. 29. Near Vail, 970-524-2706, learningcamp.com., firstname.lastname@example.org
Longacre Expeditions — World Class Student Adventures
Grades 5-12. Adventure travel in Ecuador and the Galapagos, Iceland, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Alaska and Ireland, Costa Rica, Panama, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, New England and the Outer Banks. Two- to four- week sessions, June 28-Aug. 15. $2,795-$5,995. 800-433-0127, Longacre expeditions.com., Longacre@Longacre Expeditions.com.
Magic Sky Ranch
Girls 9-17. Outdoor survival skills, acting and set design, hiking, horseback riding, rock-wall climbing, challenge course, archery and theater. Six- or 12-day overnight camps. June-early Aug. $400-$605. Girl Scouts of Colorado near Red Feather Lakes, 303-778-8774, 866-827-7033 girlscouts pfcolorado.org.
Magness Adventure Camp
For families with Cub Scouts ages 6-10. June-July. Swimming, crafts, nature, boating and archery. $90 per Cub Scout/$70 per adult for three-day session. Elbert, 303-455-5522, denverboy scouts.org.
Maranatha Bible Camp
All ages. A 500-bed facility with waterfront and beach, water slide, tubing, water ski, pool, gym. Primary Camps: junior, junior high and senior high camps. Family camps. Spring: ladies’ retreats. Fall: men’s events, sporting clays. Women’s events: scrapbooking and quilting. North Platte, Neb., maranathacamp.org., 308-582-4513
Monarch Center for Family Healing
Ages 10-18. Program is designed for youths and families looking for an intensive therapeutic intervention in order to address at-risk behaviors such as poor academics, strained relationships with family members and substance abuse. Wilderness therapy and education program. Backpacking, rafting, rock climbing and mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and Bandelier and Escalante National monuments. Minimum length of stay is 30 days. Operates year round. monarchfamily healing.com. Georgetown 303-569-0767
National Sports Center for the Disabled
Children (ages 4 and up) and adults with physical or developmental disabilities. NSCD camps from two to four days for families, women, teens, adults, and special groups. Adventures include hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, sailing, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing and resort activities. Registration deadlines and prices vary for each camp. Winter Park and Granby area, 303-316-1518 or 303-316-1544, nscd.org.
Outdoor Adventure Challenge Programs
Ages 18 and above, coed. Co-hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Colorado for the brain-injured community. Each camper is assigned staff, as well as an individual volunteer to be part of their experience, which includes such activities as hand cycling, river rafting, arts, theater, ropes course, a theme dance and socializing. June 7-12, July 12-17, Aug. 2-7, Aug. 23-28. Also a coed canoe trip down Rudy and Horse Thief canyons Sept. 2-6 and a Creative Minds (arts, theater, poetry) camp Sept. 11-14. . $750-$1,700, partial scholarships are available. Breckenridge, 303-355-9969 x310, www.biacolorado.org., or contact Linda, email@example.com
Ages 12 and up and families. Wilderness expeditions available year- round, from four days to three months, offered across the U.S. Activities include backpacking, canyoneering, canoeing, dogsledding, mountaineering, rafting, rock climbing, sailing, sea kayaking and snowboarding. Scholarships available. Golden, 866-467-7651, outwardbound.org.
Overland Summer Programs
Ages 11-18, coed. Hiking, biking, service, writing and language study in locations including New England, the American West, Canada, Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and the Virgin Islands. June-Aug. One-, two-, three-, four-, and six-week trips. $1,495- $6,495. 413-458-9672, overland summers.com.
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
Ages 11-18. Week-long summer camps for boys, mid-June through August Aquatics, crafts, archery, equestrian programs, shooting sports and ecology. $225. Elbert, 303-455-5522, denver boyscouts.org.
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp
Ages 10-college. Programs in dance, theater, musical theater, dramatic writing and horseback riding, with electives in visual arts and riding. One-week Equestrian Day Camp for ages 10-15, June 14-19; two-week Junior Camp for students entering grades 5-7, June 26-July 11; four-week Intermediate Young Artist Intensive for students entering grades 8-9, July 13-Aug. 8; six-week High School and College Intensive for students in grades 10-college, June 19-Aug. 2; 10-day New Noises Studio dramatic writing workshop for students in grades 10-college, June 10-20; one-week Equestrian Camp Session 2: ages 10-15, June 21-27; One-week Equestrian Day Camp for ages 10-15, Aug. 2-7; one-week in the U.K. study abroad for students in grades 10-college, Aug. 9-16. Steamboat Springs, 800-430-2787, perry-mansfield.org;
Peruvian Bio-cultural Immersion Seventh-12th grades, coed. Guided by some of Peru’s well-known biologists, campers explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit Machu Picchu at sunrise, interact with indigenous communities and are immersed in the culture and history of Peru. June 4-11, $2,995. 303-777-5870 ext. 260, denveracademy .org.
Planet Hockey Skills Camps — Colorado
Ages 6-16, coed, forwards, defensemen and goaltenders. Aspen July 13-17, Boulder June 22-26 and July 20-24, Breckenridge June 22-28, June 29-July 5 and July 6-10, Superior July 13-17. Extensive hockey-skills training on and off the ice. Expert, professional, international staff works to improve explosive power skating, creative stick handling, passing, scoring, puck protection, body contact, agility, acceleration, speed and confidence. Also, scrimmages, video/lecture, dryland circuit training, new innovative College Prep & European Drills, bungee cords, sports radar guns, player profile and action plan, final day game, awards and evaluation for TEAM Planet Hockey USA in Europe. Breckenridge, 720-304-3880 or 800-320-7545, firstname.lastname@example.org, planethockey .com.
Planet Hockey Ranch (Colorado 7-Day Resort Hockey/Adventure Camp)
Ages 6-16, coed, forwards, defensemen and goaltenders. Seven-day resident Colorado hockey/adventure super camp. Extensive hockey skills training on and off the ice. Off-ice adventures and features: whitewater rafting, mountain biking and hiking, paintball-gun wars, hot springs, hot tubs and swimming, one night at the private Planet Hockey Ranch, campfires. Stay at Beaver Run Resort. Sessions for: Elite/Travel Squirt through Midget, House/Intermediate Mite through Midget, Parent/Child. Breckenridge, 720-304-3880 or 800-320-7545, email@example.com, planethockey .com.
Ponderosa Retreat & Conference Center
Grades 4-6 and grades 7-12 as of fall 2009, coed. Kid’s Camp, June 22-25, and Summit Student Camp, July 20-24. Sponsored by the Colorado Baptist General Convention. 15235 Furrow Road. Larkspur, 303-771-2480 ext. 228, coloradobaptists.org.
Quaker Ridge Camp and Conference Center
Ages 8 and up. Nondenominational Christian youth camp and adult conference center. Horseback riding, swimming, volleyball, basketball, hiking, riflery, low and high ropes with zip line, and archery. Open year- round. Woodland Park, 719-687-9012, quakerridgecamp.org.
Girls ages 10-18 and adult men and women. Course in choral training and exploring choral music in liturgical or concert settings. On the campus of Regis University. Week-long, residential format. Choral services are held daily at area churches during the week, including St. John’s Cathedral. Activities include rehearsals, vocal training, recreation, crafts, a field trip to Boulder and fellowship. Program offers support to music directors through an organizational forum, which facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas. July 20-July 26. $580 to $630, depending on the date of application. RSCM Affiliates receive a $25 discount. rockymountainrscm .org. or 303-709-5815, 303-577-7726
Red Mountain Youth Camp
Ages 8-12 and 13-18. Church of Christ camp offering all outdoor sports, hiking and Bible classes. Preteen camp, June 7-13; teen camp, June 14-20. $150 per camp. 4632 North Creek Road, Beulah, CO 81023, 719-429-0658, tpitt @bresnan.net, churchofchrist atpueblowest.com.
Regis Soccer Academy I & II
Ages 10-13, coed. RSA I June 22-26, RSA II July 6-10. Staff includes licensed club, high school, and college coaches who will emphasize technical- and tactical-skill development and matches. $515 resident, $415 extended-day. RSA High School Academy Fall ’09 Grades 9-12, coed, $495 resident, $395 extended-day, June 28-July 1. All sessions performed by college coaches with lectures on sports psychology, college recruiting, nutrition, and strength and conditioning included. Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. J.B. Belzer, academy director, 303-458-4981, firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at regissocceracademy.com., 303-458-4981, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, regissoccer academy.com.
The Road Less Traveled Inc.
Ages 13-19. 15- to 39-day session. Adventure expeditions, service learning programs, language study and service programs, global perspectives programs, family service programs in the U.S. and abroad: the American West, Alaska, Hawaii, Bhutan, Africa, Spain, Guatemala, Panama, India, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Panama, Norway, Peru and Costa Rica. Wilderness activities, language immersion, cultural awareness, environmental education, formal language study, community service. June-Aug. $3,895- $7,450.800-939-9839, theroadless traveled.com.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
High school students. Week-long camps have a program fee of $605 and lodging fee of $540 (juniors and seniors only). Topics include Creating a Portfolio Camp, July 6-10; The Foundation of Art + Design Art Camp, July 13-17; Interior Design Camp, July 13-17; 3-D Computer Animation Camp, July 13-17; Character Design Art Camp, July 13-17; Comic Book Illustration Art Camp, July 20-24; Game Art Camp, July 20-24; Graphic Design Art Camp, July 20-24. Interdisciplinary Summer Studio Intensives, three college credits, July 6-25. Tuition $1,995, lodging fee $1,750. Denver, 303-225-8570, rmcad .edu. click on High School programs.
Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ
All ages. Grandparent & Me Camp, June 28-30, $185 grandparent, $125 grandchild, ages 5-11; Contemplative Life Adult Camp, July 5-11, $385 adults; Pioneer Camp, July 5-11, $375, entering grades 2-4; Explorer Camp, July 5-11, $375, entering grades 4-6; Explorer Music Camp, July 12-18, $385, entering grades 4-5; Voyager Music Camp, July 5-11, $385, entering grades 6-8; Voyager Camp, July 12-18, $375, entering grades 7-8; MADD Camp, July 26-Aug. 1, $385, entering grades 9-12. Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs, 303-984-9118, rmcucc.org.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Grades 2-12 June 8-11: grades 2-4; June 15-18: grades 5-7; June 22-26: grades 8-12; Camps are five days long, with hiking, theme nights, swimming, outdoor activities and field trips. $120- $200. Bailey, 303-752-5800, rmfu.org/. education, email@example.com
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
All ages and levels of talent. Aug. 9-16. Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Old Time, Bluegrass, & Swing fiddle. Also piano, cello, guitar, mandolin, bass and hammered dulcimer. Workshops and classes by day — jams, concerts and dancing at night. $725 adult, $625 under 17, $525 guardian. Deckers, YMCA Camp Shady Brook, 303-753-6870, RMFiddle.com.
Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp
Junior high, high school and recent graduates. At Colorado State University, Fort Collins. July 12-17. Musical activities with emphasis on education. On-campus, $463; off-campus, $299. Fort Collins, 970-491-5973, csumusiccamp.com.
Rocky Ridge Music Center
Ages 10-24. Programs for piano, voice and all orchestral instruments. Young Artist Seminar, June 30-Aug 2; Junior Student Seminar I: Intensive, June 12-June 28; Junior Student Seminar II, Aug. 4-16 $1,500-$3,200. 970-586-4031, rockyridge.org., firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanborn Western Camps
Ages 7-16, coed brother/sister camps. Big Spring Ranch for Boys and High Trails Ranch for Girls. Sanborn Camps are on 6,000 acres of mountain meadows and forests 35 miles west of Colorado Springs. Horseback riding, backpacking, rafting/tubing, camping out, fossil digging, tennis, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, astronomy, nature exploration, mountain biking, geology, high ropes, Western history, crafts, sports, natural sciences. Month-long terms, ages 9-16; two-week terms, ages 7-10. Four-week term: $4,100; two-week term: $2,050. Month-long program for campers ages 9-16 (June 14-July 14; July 17-Aug. 16); two-week program for campers ages 7-10 (June 14-June 28; June 30-July 14; July 17-July 31; Aug. 2-16. Florissant, 719-748-3341, info@sanborn westerncamps.com., sanbornwestern camps.com.
Shwayder Camp of Temple Emanuel
Grades 3-11. Jewish residential wilderness camp with backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, sports, day trips, arts and crafts, ropes course and music in a religious communal setting. Two-week sessions June 15-Aug. 9. One-week sessions for grades 2-4. Idaho Springs, P.O. Box 2899, 80452; 303-388-4013; shwayder.com.; email@example.com
Sky High Ranch
Girls ages 7-17. Hiking, crafts, cookouts, nature activities, singing, petting zoo, horse programs, canoeing, back packing, zip line. Three-, six- or 12-day overnight camps. June-early Aug. Girl Scouts of Colorado. $230-$605; near Woodland Park, 719-597-8603, ext. 28, 800-748-3343, girlscoutsofcolorado.org.
Sky High Hope Ranch
Ages 8-17, coed. For children who have or have had cancer and their siblings. Siblings who have lost a sibling to cancer are also included. July 12-18. The campers stay in rustic cabins with indoor plumbing. The entire camp is wheelchair-accessible. Horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, archery, low ropes course and nature hikes. whitewater rafting and a high-ropes course are available for teens. Singing around the campfire, skits and a dance with a live band are other activities. Free. There are medical doctors, physician assistants and nurses on staff. A number of staff members were once campers at Sky High Hope Camp and offer inspiration and empathy to current campers. Near Bellevue. Ronald McDonald Charities, 303-861-1754, ronaldhouse.org. and then links to SHHC or 720-350-1685
Grades 1-12, coed. Lutheran church camp located 54 miles west of Fort Collins. Day and residential camps. Backpacking, service trips and horseback riding. One-week sessions, June-August, $150-$420. 970-493-5258, ldoubler.org.
Ages 11-19, coed. SuperCamp is a 10-day summer program full of nonstop work and play, learning and growing, classes and outdoor challenges. It is based on accelerated-learning techniques, positive peer support and carefully orchestrated environmental factors that make the learning process fun and easy. SuperCamp provides an array of academic enrichment and personal development courses. The academic offering focuses on reading skills, memory techniques, test-taking, SAT/ACT prep, study skills, writing, and problem-solving. Personal-development activities concentrate on building confidence and self-esteem, increasing motivation, and enhancing skills to communicate with parents, peers and teachers. Residential programs offered at Colorado College include: Senior Forum, July 22-31 and Aug. 3-12 for teens entering grades 9-12; and Quantum U, Aug. 2-9, a college-success program for college students. Price is $2,695 for Senior Forum and $2,095 for Quantum U. 800-285-3276, supercamp.com., firstname.lastname@example.org
Tahosa High Adventure Base
Ages 14-21. Backpacking, rock climbing, ropes course and peak ascents in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. Seven week-long sessions from June-Aug. $325. Ward, 303-455-5522, denverarea council.com.
Teenage Whitewater Skills Camp
Ages 13-17, coed. 22-day whitewater boating skills course in kayak and raft, standard guide training and river safety/swift-water certification in Colorado and Utah. Full course: June 11-July 1, $2050; half course: June 11-21 or June 21-July 1, $1,150. Nathrop, 719-539-6851 or 800-824-3795, dvorakexpeditions.com., email@example.com
Ages 5-17. One- and two-week outdoor adventure and travel programs. Children cannot be boarded; parents must come to Telluride with them. More than 100 programs based in the arts, adventure travel, mountain sports and outdoor education and exploration. Students can also push beyond Telluride to explore the vibrant cultures of Mexico, Costa Rica, India and Ethiopia. June 15-Aug. 13. $330 and up. 970-728-5311, tellurideacademy.com.,firstname.lastname@example.org 970-728-5311, tellurideacademy.com., email@example.com
Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp
Ages 10-19, coed. By invitation only. Applications being evaluated now. Players from all over the world. Camp locations: Commerce, Texas; Prescott, Ariz.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Babson Park, Fla; Gainesville, Ga; Champaign, Ill; Glassboro, N.J.; Lebanon, Tenn.; and Blacksburg, Va. Also camp available for coeds ages 6-18. 704-373-0873, tenstarcampcom
Teton Valley Ranch Camp
Ages 11-18. Four-week camps. Boys, mid-June to mid-July; girls, mid-July to mid-August. Western riding, hiking, backpacking, fly-fishing, outdoor skills, archery, riflery and extended backpack courses for older campers. Dubois, WY, 307-733-2958, tvrcamp.org.
Girls ages 7-17. Traditional Girl Scout activities and activities from dancing to photography or backpacking . Three-, six- or 12-day overnight camps. Sessions are scheduled from June to early August. $230-$545. Contact Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council Bailey, 303-778-8774, 866-827-7033, girlscouts ofcolorado.org.
University of Colorado Sports Camps
For boys and girls of all ages. May-July. CU Athletics offers: football, golf, volleyball and soccer camps and provide a chance to work with CU coaches and athletes, as well as experience life on campus. University of Colorado, 80309. Boulder, 303-492-7931, cubuffs.com.
University of Denver Center for Innovative and Talented Youth
Grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 6-8, grades 8-10. Voyager Program, grades 1-3, one-week commuter program, July 13-17; Discovery Program, grades 4-6, one-week residential program, Aug. 2-8; Frontier Program, grades 6-8, two-week residential program, June 14-27; Pioneer Program, grades 8-10, three-week residential program, July 5-25. Academic enrichment or acceleration experience. Students focus on conceptual development through hands-on experiences that include inquiry, creativity, aesthetic expression, and problem-solving. Students qualify for these programs with Rocky Mountain Academic Talent Search scores or a portfolio. 303-871-3408, firstname.lastname@example.org, du.edu/city.
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Summer Enrichment Program
Grades 5-10. Residential program in academic courses. Four daily courses in science, mathematics, computers, social studies, language arts, visual arts and performing arts. Mini-sessions and Brain Bowl. Session 1: July 5-18; Session 2: July 19-Aug. 1. $1,425970-351-2683, unco.edu/cebs/sep.
Western Chamber Music Institute
Instrumentalists ages 14-19. April 1 deadline for application, recorded audition and recommendation. Curriculum includes instrumental ensemble coaching; private lessons; classes in performance practice, music theory and history; and faculty and student concerts. June 14-20 on the Western State College campus. $475 includes tuition, housing in residence hall, meals, recreation ($275 tuition-only option for students staying in Gunnison area). Gunnison, email@example.com, 970-943-2169, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-943-3054
Women’s Fitness Camp
Adult women. At Camp Chief Ouray at Snow Mountain Ranch with horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, archery, raft trip, high ropes challenge course, belly dancing, line dancing and lectures for women. Also aerobics classes, tai chi, yoga, fitball, water aerobics, massage therapy, a nighttime massage, evening skits and a campfire singalong. Aug. 15-20. Cost will include all meals, snacks, all activities except massage, high-ropes course and all day raft trip. Cost is $365 for a Y member, $385 for a non-Y member, $340 for a senior 65 and older, $350 for campers making their own lodging accommodations. Granby, 970-887-2151 x4172, ymcarockies .org/cco.
YMCA Camp Santa Maria
Ages 7-16, coed. Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, art, drama, and sports with a focus on youth development. One and two-week sessions June 28-Aug. 8. $545-$1095 8 miles west of Bailey, 303-413-9622 ext. 4450, email@example.com
Youth Group Summer Camp
Entering grades 7-12, coed. Two nights in the mountains at the spectacular Glenwood Canyon Resort. Camp, whitewater raft, hike, explore Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and soak in the world famous Hot Springs Pool. Camps are organized for groups of 12 are more and run throughout the months of April to October. $82 per person. Glenwood Springs, 970-945-6737; 800-958-6737, glenwoodcanyonresort.com., firstname.lastname@example.org.