Denver Summer Camp Guide 2023: Colorado’s Best Camps
posted by: Mile High Mamas
Summer camp season in Denver is right around the corner. For the first time in three years, most COVID restrictions are lifted and it is business as usual for our kids to gain new skills and play.
We’ve teamed up with Denver-area summer camps in our Denver Summer Camp Guide to include features of fabulous summer camps below (some are even offering discounts! ) From Denver STEM camps to Denver sports camps to investments camps for teens to Denver outdoor camps to Denver theatre academy to even a Renaissance camp or pediatric camp for picky eaters, movement and school readiness.
In addition to this directory, we will be featuring a variety of Denver camps over the next few months that give a more in-depth glimpse of camp life so keep checking in. Also, don’t procrastinate–many spots are filling up quickly!
Check back often for additions to our directory; businesses are posting every day. And don’t delay. Many camps fill up by April. Are you a summer camp? Be sure to go here to add your listing.
Denver Summer Camp Guide 2023
Arts Camps (music, dance, etc.)
Denver’s Featured Summer Camps
Renaissance Adventures is a summer camp adventure your kids will never forget! Girls and boys ages 6-17 explore compelling tales and solve riddles and mysteries as they play the heroes in a mythic quest, roleplaying outdoors in small groups of 6. Every decision counts as they co-create an adventure filled with fascinating characters, intriguing plots and diverse challenges. Adventure Quest is an award-winning experiential education summer camp designed to develop teamwork, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, communication, and other leadership skills. New Campers receive $50 off their first week-long, in-person summer camp. Sibling, multi-camp, and income-based discounts are also available. Summer 2022 Locations: Boulder, Denver, and Littleton. Serving ages 6 to 17. renaissanceadventures.com
Summit Sensory Ninja Camp
As a Sensory Ninja, your child will enjoy the fun and challenging courses designed by our own sensory experts. Our obstacles and vestibular swings will help motivate your child to explore and play while they become their best ninja-self. Combining sensory integration with a fun and challenging environment will inspire your child to participate in their own skill development, so they progress quicker as we provide a “just-right challenge” to push your child beyond their current abilities. Locations: Aurora, Centennial, Denver, Littleton, Parker & Westminster. summitpedstherapy.com
Blue Mountain Ranch
Blue Mountain Ranch is a third-generation owned and operated summer camp that is located just outside Florissant, CO. For the past 77 years, BMR has been enriching the lives of children from across the country and globe. BMR is a residential coeducational camp for children ages 7-15 years old who are placed in cabins based on their age but will interact with campers of all ages throughout the day. Our campers gain independence and confidence through the ability to choose their daily activities. Nestled in the foothills of Pikes Peak, surrounded by Pike National Forest, the camp is in a beautiful valley with a mountain stream that leads to a fishing and canoeing lake. Large open areas are used for sports fields, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball, and other activities.We encourage our campers to try as many activities as possible with our emphasis being participation over the competition we provide a welcoming environment for all children. Blue Mountain Rach is a fun safe place for kids to be kids and disconnect from technology and reconnect with childhood in the great Colorado outdoors. We are the camp you have been looking for! bluemountainranch.com
Women’s Wilderness mission is to support girls, women, and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through connection to the outdoors and community. We provide transformative outdoor experiences for youth, adults, and also create custom courses. We offer after-school programming as well as summer youth camps that give girls and non-binary youth the opportunity to learn leadership and find self-confidence. Participants also meet friends and create life-changing experiences in unexplored landscapes. Programs vary from exploring nature in day camps, backpacking trips, rock climbing trips, white water rafting, fly fishing and more. All of our programs qualify for financial aid assistance as well as free gear rentals. womenswilderness.org/
Steve & Kate’s Summer Camp Denver
When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment and tackle the challenges of an ever-changing world with creativity and confidence. Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, coding, sports & rec, makers crafts, baking, & more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long. This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations are required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, they’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end. Ages: 4–12 | Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8 am–6 pm) included. Now in Denver, Broomfield and Greenwood Village. steveandkatescamp.com
Summer at Kent Denver
Summer at Kent Denver offers all children ages 4-18 the opportunity to experience creative, hands-on learning in the arts, athletics, academics, innovation and technology, as well as the Tiny Farm Day Camp. With over 120 camps to choose from, there’s summer fun for everyone! Campers can design space missions at the Eurekus! NASA camp, make potions at Hogwarts Castle, perform in musicals, play sports and learn from experienced varsity coaches, design the home of their dreams, visit animal friends at the Tiny Farm and so much more. 2023 camps begin June 12 and run through July 28. Learn more and register now at www.kentdenver.org/
Littleton School of Music
Summer is a great time for children to try new activities and expand their interests. If you’re looking for a fun and educational experience for your kids, consider enrolling them in music lessons. Not only will they learn a new skill, but they’ll also be getting off the couch and engaging in an activity that promotes creativity and self-expression. Enrolling your kids in music lessons is a great investment in their future. Whether they continue to play music for years to come or simply enjoy it as a fun hobby, the skills they learn will stay with them for a lifetime. So, this summer, come take advantage of customized private music lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Ukulele, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Songwriting and more! Or check out our Little Tots program for small group classes, geared towards kids 2-5 years old. All with fun, patient teachers! Call 303-972-7625 or email: [email protected]
Colorado Summer AMP Camp
Our summer camps are built so that kids can maximize their time learning the ins and outs of the music business. By the end of two weeks time, they’ll be able to perform as a band and have the skills to run sound for a show. The camp will focus on students’ formation of bands of 4-8 people where each participant will learn an instrument they have not learned before. By the end of
the camp, the students will be prepared to do a performance of 3-4 pop songs. For $199 per person, they’ll learn music fundamentals and build friendships as they create logos, arrange songs, and learn about bands. They’ll also get the opportunity to create a recording of their efforts. By the end of two weeks with Colorado AMP, you won’t believe what they will have accomplished. coloradoamp.org/summer-camp
Teach Me Wall Street
Teach Me Wall Street makes online learning fun with Summer Finance Boot-Camps for middle and high school students that focus on Trading, Investing, Business and Personal Finance! The boot camps (one – four weeks in length) give kids who want to learn about Wall Street and money a chance to connect, work on exciting hands-on projects and gain valuable skills while having fun! LIVE instruction is offered by seasoned professionals. Sessions can be accessed from home or any place where there’s a quiet space and a reliable internet connection. Boot camps are offered 2 hours a day M-F at 8-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Students select the time that best fits their schedule and can alternate times when necessary. There are several one-week boot camps and multiple-week packages to choose from. Enroll before March 31 for early bird savings! Learn more here https://bit.ly/3B8Xn6m . Read featured blog post How to Raise Money-smart Kids from the Experts at ‘Teach Me Wall Street.’
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