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Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014

Are you thinking about enrolling your child in an overnight camp? Colorado has many overnight camp options–from outdoor adventures to band association to Easter Seals to camps for grieving children to camps for economically-disadvantaged kids. Also don’t miss these day camps:

 Summer Camp Guide 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, A-C
 
Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp, D-M
 
Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, N-Z

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Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014

Alpine Adventure

June 15-July 26 Week-long high-altitude backpacking trips for Boy Scout troops and Venture Crews in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Cost: $850. Age range: 13-17; 173 County Road 96, Ward, CO 80481; 720-266-2111, e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps

July 20-Aug. 16 Hiking, sailing, climbing, horseback riding, backpacking, crafts, music and more on the 135-acre camp with a private lake. One- and two-week sessions. Cost: $900 per week, discounts available. Age range: 7-14; 11902 Camp Eden Road, Golden, CO 80403; 720-249-2997, e-mail: [email protected], website: aocamps.com

Archaeology Camp

June-July Campers work on digs alongside archaeologists to learn excavation techniques and lab work. For students ages 12-18, one-week and three-week programs. Cost: $1,500-$4,875, scholarships available. Age range: 12-18; 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321; 800-422-8975 ext. 146, e-mail: [email protected], website: crowcanyon.org/summercamps

Bold Earth Teen Adventures

June 28-Aug. 16 Adventure travel camp offers exploration, learning and discovery. Trips in Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific. Cost: $2,488-$6,888. Age range: 11-18; 2308 Fossil Trace Drive, Golden, CO 80401; 303-526-0806, e-mail: [email protected], website: BoldEarth.com

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

June-August BOEC offers outdoor experiences with a specialized focus on serving those with disabilities and special needs. Cost: $475-$800. Age range: 8-25; PO Box 697, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-6422, e-mail: [email protected], website: boec.org

Camp Chief Ouray

June 8-Aug. 12 Camp Chief Ouray is the longest running camp in Colorado, providing opportunities for growth in spirit, mind and body on 5,100 acres of fields, streams, trails and mountains. Cost: $615. Age range: 7-17; 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO 80446; 970- 887-2648, e-mail: [email protected], website: campchiefouray.org

 Camp Colorado

June 1-26 Christian Youth Camp in the Pike National Forest. Separate boys and girls dormitory areas. Each year in June there are four week-long camps staffed by volunteers. Cost: Varies by age, $150 to $200. Age range: 9-18; 238 N. Highway 67, Sedalia, CO 80135; use website or e-mail, e-mail: camp [email protected], website: campcolorado.org

Camp Comfort

June 27-29 and July 25-27 A weekend camp that addresses the special needs of grieving children ages 6-12. A supportive environment in which campers can gain an understanding of grief and loss. Cost: $150 (scholarships available). Age range: 6-12; , Empire, CO ; 303-674-6400, e-mail: [email protected] [email protected], website: campcomfort.org

Camp Cortlandt Dietler

June 8 – Aug. 2 This is a week-long camp for Boy Scout Troops and individual Boy Scouts in the Black Forest. Camping, cooking, swimming, canoeing, small boat sailing, rock climbing, nature hikes, arts and crafts, shooting, archery, horseback riding, mountain biking, outdoor skills and leadership training. Cost: $275. Age range: 11-17; 22799 North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO 80106; 720-266-2143, e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Camp Courage

June 23-27 A free camp for children suffering from cancer and their siblings. Zipline, big swing, challenge course, fishing, archery, hiking and nature. Cost: Free. Age range: 9-15; 1192 County Road 87, Jamestown, CO 80455; 303-329-8464, e-mail: [email protected], website: camp-courage.org

Camp Cris Dobbins

June 8 – Aug. 2 Week-long resident camp for Boy Scout Troops in the Black Forest. Outdoor and leadership skills, camping, swimming, canoeing, small boat sailing, rock climbing, nature hikes, arts and crafts, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, archery shooting, horseback riding and mountain biking. Cost: $275 Age range: 11-17; 22799 North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO 80106; 720-266-2111, e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Camp Eden

June 16-July 12 Christian, week-long resident camps for junior campers (4th through 6th grades) and teen campers (7th through 12th grades) in Coal Creek Canyon. Well-trained Christian counselors, hearty, healthy meals and more. Cost: $265 Age range: 9-18; 11583 Camp Eden Rd, Golden, CO 804o3; 303-238-7711, e-mail: [email protected], website: campeden.org

Camp Inc.

June 22-Aug. 6 7th- to 12th-graders from around the world explore what it means to be an entrepreneur. Daily team challenges, interactions with guest entrepreneurs, tours of local businesses, and weekly “Shark Tank” style pitch competitions. Cost: $2,900 for the 7th and 8th grade two week program. $3,900 for the 9th to 12th grade three week programs. Age range: 11-17; 11902 Camp Eden Road, Golden, CO 80403; 303-998-1900, e-mail: [email protected], website: CampInc.com

Camp Wapiyapi

May 31-June 14 Camping and retreat experiences at no cost for pediatric oncology patients and their families. Kids enjoy the opportunity to feel carefree again, surrounded by other kids who understand and supported by adults who care about their cancer journey. Cost: Free Age range: 6-17; 7400 Highway 7, Estes Park, CO 80517; 720-284-4301, e-mail: [email protected], website: wapiyapi.org

Camp Whatchamakeit

June-July Boy and girl basketball players in the 6th to 11th grade enjoy a high energy Christian-based basketball camp encompasses life and leadership skills while improving basketball fundamentals. Separate programs for each gender, and a maximum of twenty campers. Cost: Camp Fee Paid by Donation Age range: 11-17; 3924 Bingham Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521; 970-488-3091, e-mail: [email protected], website: campwhatchamakeit.com

Camp Wojtyla

June 15- July 27 A Catholic outdoor camp that challenges young people through adventures in the wilderness. Campers live out of teepees. We integrate outdoor experiences with faith formation. Cost: $475-$699. Age range: 11-18; 2282 Country Road 87, Jamestown, CO 80455; 303-586-1799, e-mail: [email protected], website: camp-w.com

CCO Women’s Fitness Camp

Aug. 15-20 For women over the age of 18 interested in improving fitness, learning about balanced nutrition and living a healthier life. Cost: $450 Age range: 18-118; 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO 80446; 970-887-2648, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.campchiefouray.org/womens_fitness.htm

Centennial Canoe Outfitters Inc.

late May to mid-September Overnight family canoe adventure and camping trip, guided and outfitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Astronomy, geology, dinosaurs, archaeology, bird and wildlife, and family games. Cost: 1 to 5-day adventures: $130-$559 kids 6-12; $145-$619 adults Age range: 6-99; 8033 S Corona Way, Centennial, CO 80122; 720-283-0553, e-mail: [email protected], website: CentennialCanoe.com

Champ Camp

June 20-July 26 An educational program and week-long summer camp for children with asthma. Children gain confidence in themselves and their ability to take control of their asthma. Cost: $35 application fee. $450 tuition. Scholarships available Age range: 7-14; 8748 Overland Road, Ward, CO 80481; 303-847-0279, e-mail: [email protected], website: champcampcolorado.org

Cheley Colorado Camps

June 18-Aug. 11 Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, technical climbing, rafting and more are offered in two 27-day sessions. Cost: $5100 Age range: 9-18; 3960 Fish Creek Road, Estes Park, CO 80517; 303-377-3616, e-mail: [email protected], website: cheley.com

CNI Cochlear Kids Camp

June 19-22 and July 31-Aug 3 For families to share the success of cochlear implant children, from 3 years old to high school seniors. Four days and three nights of recreation, education and celebration. Cost: $400.00 + Age range: 3-18; 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511; 303-357-5442, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.thecni.org/features/by-condition-2/hearing-disorders/cochlear-kids-camp/

College Preparatory Music Academy

June 1-4 For advanced high school students seeking a high-level music experience. One-on-one rehearsal, performance and interaction with CSU faculty. Cost: $350 (scholarships available); housing/dining included Age range: 14-18; 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, Co 80523-1778; 970-491-3603, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://artsoutreach.colostate.edu/high-school-programs-camps

Colorado Honor Band Association Summer Camp

June 8-12 A five-day, four-night camp for band students ranging in playing ability from beginner to the most advanced. Full-band rehearsals, small-group master classes and recreation time. The week ends with a public performance. Cost: $400 Age range: 9-18; Ingersol Hall, Fort Collins, Co 80521; 303-778-6693, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://cohonorband.org/events/summer-camp/

Colorado Lions Camp

June 1-Aug. 8 An outdoor recreation experience designed to meet the needs of each camper. Campers are grouped by age for each one week session. Cost: $500/week Age range: 8-90; 28541 Hwy 67N, Woodland Park, CO 80863; 719-687-2087, e-mail: colorado [email protected], website: coloradolionscamp.org

Colorado Outward Bound School

Year-round A non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging wilderness-based learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership and service. Cost: varies Age range: 12-100; 828-239-2320, e-mail: [email protected], website: cobs.org

Colorado Trout Unlimited River Conservation and Fly-fishing Youth Camp

June 8-13 Designed to educate 14 to 18 year old students on the importance of cold water conservation and provide hands-on fly-fishing instruction. Aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate sampling, hydrology, trout behavior, fly-tying, fly-casting, fly-fishing and more. Cost: $450 (financial aid available) Age range: 14-18; , Trinidad, CO 81082; 812-756-0753, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.coloradotu.org/river-conservation-and-fly-fishing-youth-camp

Covenant Heights

June-July Week-long faith-based programs, chapels and cabin Bible studies. Zip line, climbing wall, high ropes, kayaking, hiking, crafts, horseback riding and crazy games all run by our super-fun and well-trained counselors. Cost: $325 Age range: 7-19; 7400 HWY 7, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-2900, e-mail: [email protected], website: covenantheights.org

Dance Camps of Colorado

July 13-19, 20-26 Offered to girls entering 3rd through 12th grade of all experience levels. Dance classes and master workshops along with camp life. DCC is designed like a traditional residential camp and offers one- and two-week sessions during the summer. Cost: $950-$1200 Age range: 8-18; , Winter Park, CO ; 303-810-2372, e-mail: [email protected], website: dancecampscolorado.com

EaglePoint

June 15-July 26 Week-long resident camp for Boy Scout Troops focused on outdoor and leadership skills. Activities include camping, swimming, canoeing, nature hikes, arts and crafts, archery shooting, and fishing. Cost: 275 Age range: 11-17; 173 County Road 96, Ward, CO 80481; 720-266-2111, e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Easter Seals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village

May 25 -Aug. 8 A nonprofit summer camp for adults and children with mental and/or physical disabilities. We host eleven week-long, overnight sessions that are divided by age and general abilities. Cost: 850 Age range: 6-; , Empire, CO ; 303-569-2333, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/camping-recreation/rocky-mountain-village.html

Echo Mountain Adventure Camp

June 15-28 Seven- and 10-day sessions involving canoeing, mountain biking, archery, backpacking, hiking and many other great summer camp activities. Cost: $500 Age range: 12-17; , Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-340-2584, e-mail: [email protected], website: EchoMountainCamp.com

Explore Cathedral Ridge

June 21-28, 2014 Outdoor activities include a low and high elements ropes course, archery, water slide, hiking trails, arts and crafts, creative worship, campfires, and more in this religious camp. Age range: 8-14; 1364 County Road 75, Woodland Park, CO 80863; 719-687-9038, e-mail: [email protected], website: cathedralridge.org

Footprints Adventures

Summer 2014 Empowering adventures for teens and adults with limb differences and amputations. Adult Colorado Expedition (June 26-29) and Young Adult Colorado Rock ‘n Splash (July 7-13). Age range: 16-66; 7154 S. Eudora Ct., Centennial, CO 80122; 720-445-5238, e-mail: [email protected], website: footprintsadventures.org

Front Range

July 13-19, 2014 Activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, high ropes course, archery, and many others. Environment for campers to grow in their faith without high pressure. Cost: $225-300 Age range: 7-18; 30150 North Hwy 67, Woodland Park, CO 80863; 303-988-3900, e-mail: [email protected], website: frontrangecamping.org/

Gates Camp

May 26-Aug. 8 A residential summer camp facility located at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness offering Boys & Girls Club members, most from economically-disadvantaged families, a chance to escape the sometimes stark realities of city life and gain new perspectives. Cost: $10/week Age range: 8-13; , Ward, CO 80481; 303-443-7394, e-mail: [email protected], website: bgcmd.org/clubs/gates-camp

High Mountain Institute

June 23-Aug. 3 Wilderness, community and academic pursuits exploring sense of place, leadership, wilderness skills and environmental ethics in a small, residential community that requires the participation and commitment of each member. Age range: 13-17; 531 County Road 5A, Leadville, CO 80461; 719-486-8200, e-mail: [email protected], website: hminet.org

Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center

June 15-July 25 Recreation, reflection, and renewal at this camp for ages 5-99. Cost: Varies by camp, beginning at $235 Age range: 5-99; 1306 Business Highway 7, Allenspark, CO 80510; 303-747-2149, e-mail: [email protected], website: highlandscamp.org

Horse Crazy Camp

June-August A week-long camp for kids who want to learn about horses and ride horses. We ride every day and try to camp a couple of nights on the Flat Tops. Cost: 850 Age range: 10-18; 300 County Road 75, Meeker, CO 81641; 970-878-4749, e-mail: [email protected], website: horsecrazycamp.com

iD Game Design & Development

Summer 2014 Campers create, design and develop their own games. Pre-college, intensive summer programs for ages 13-18. Cost: Please check website Age range: 13-18; and select universities nationwide, Denver, CO 80208; 1-888-709-TECH (8324), e-mail: [email protected], website: iDGameDevAcademy.com

iD Programming Academy

Summer 2014 Two-week, pre-college summer programs in programming, app development, and robotics engineering. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17. Cost: Please check website Age range: 13-18; and select universities nationwide, Denver, CO 80208; 1-888-709-TECH (8324), e-mail: [email protected], website: iDProgrammingAcademy.com

IdRaHaJe

June 8-Aug. 2 Overnight resident summer camps for ages 6-17. Exciting adventures and activities. Cost: $189-$479 Age range: 6-17; 571 County Road 43, Bailey, CO 80421; 303-838-5668, e-mail: [email protected], website: idrahaje.org

JA Business Week

June 8-13 275 high-schoolers, 30 companies, six days, five nights and a university. Cost: $350, scholarships are available Age range: 14-19; 7150 E. Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220; e-mail: [email protected], website: jabusinessweek.org

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs

June-August More than 30 courses in the arts, science, sports and academics taught by college professors and other professionals. Including business leadership, fashion, cooking, technology, science, tennis, golf and more. Cost: Fees vary; see website for details Age range: 10-17; 610-265-9401, e-mail: [email protected], website: jkcp.com

Junior Student Seminar

Session 1: June 10-22; Session 2: July 29-Aug. 10 For students ages 10-15 offering opportunities for private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestra, choir, concerto competition, performances, hiking, horseback riding and more. Orchestra instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass), piano, voice, and composition. Cost: 1800 Age range: 10-15; 465 Longs Peak Road, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-4031, e-mail: [email protected], website: rockyridge.org

Kent Mountain Adventure Center

Summer 2014 Beginner and advanced rock climbing camps. Cost: $120 per day Age range: 12-21; 170 Elm Road, Estes Park, CO 80517; 9705865990, e-mail: [email protected], website: kmaconline.com

Magness Adventure Camp

June 15-July 26 A three-day, two-night themed resident camp for Cub Scouts and their families. Cost: 110 Age range: 6-10; 22799 North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO 80106; 720-266-2143, e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Nighthawk Ranch

June-August 2014 Safe, healing environment for those recovering from cancer with the goal of increasing self-esteem and hope for the future. Activities include horseback riding, archery, ropes course, arts and crafts, camping, swimming, and more. Age range: 10-18; 2980 County Rd. 102, Guffey, CO 80820-9703; 719-689-5634, e-mail: [email protected], website: nighthawkranchcolorado.org/index.html

Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies

June 23-Aug. 19 Two and four week camping experiences for Jewish children of all backgrounds. We also have a program for children with developmental disabilities that allows them to participate in camp alongside their neuro-typical peers. Cost: 2100-4300 Age range: 8-17; 300 S Dahlia St #205, Denver, CO 80246; 303 261 8214, e-mail: [email protected], website :ramahoutdoors.org

Renaissance Adventures

July 8-11 Participants play the heroes of a mythical adventure in an immersive quest filled with elaborate plots, authentic props, and surprise encounters as we explore the forested wilderness of Cal-wood Education Center. Cost: $645 Age range: 9-18; 2282 County Road 87, Jamestown, CO 80455; 303-786-9216, e-mail: renaissanceadventures.com, website: [email protected]

Road Scholar Intergenerational

June 16-Aug. 1 Intergenerational adventures for grandparents and grandkids ages 8 to 13. Five and six night programs. Cost: Price varies Age range: 8-13; 970-267-3031, e-mail: [email protected], website: mpills.org/programs.html

Rock ‘n’ Rally for children with Epilepsy

July 25-27 An overnight weekend camp designed specifically for children with seizures to focus on what they can do. A positive, safe experience. Cost: $150; scholarships are available Age range: 8-12; , Jamestown, Co ; 303-377-9774, e-mail: [email protected], website: epilepsycolorado.org

Rocky Mountain Choral Camp

June 22-28, 2014 Open to all 6-12 grade students. The performance is part of the Summerfest series, which is free. Cost: 479 Age range: 10-18; P.O. Box 591, Henderson, CO 80640; 720-989-1446, e-mail: [email protected], website: rockymountainchoralcamp.com

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative Leadership Camp

June 2014 Urban and rural youths learn leadership skills, self-confidence and lifelong friendships. Program includes co- operative games, field trips, team-building activities and theme nights. Cost: $195-$320 Age range: 7-18; , Bailey, CO ; 303-752-5800, e-mail: [email protected], website: rmfu.org/education

Roundup River Ranch

June-August A medically supported camp for children ages 7 to 17 who have been diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Cost: Camp is free of charge to eligible campers. Age range: 7-17; 8333 Colorado River Road, Gypsum, CO 81637; 970-524-5713, e-mail: [email protected], website: roundupriverranch.org

Snow Valley Colorado Basketball School

June 29-July 3 Helping young basketball players improve their individual skills. Cost: $450 Age range: 12-18; 1700 9th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631; 720-470-4282, e-mail: [email protected], website: snowvalleycolorado.com

Summer Enrichment Program

July 6-19 Two-week residential program for gifted, talented, creative and high-ability learners entering fifth through 10th grades. Cost: 1745 Age range: 10-18; 501 20th St., Greeley, CO 80639; 970-351-2683, e-mail: [email protected], website: unco.edu/sep

Summit Camps Colorado Weekender

May 2-May 4 For kids with Aspergers syndrome, NVLD, autism spectrum, ADHD/ADD or other learning disabilities who would benefit from a directed weekend experience designed to foster socialization, peer interaction and independence. Cost: $425 Age range: 11-19; 100 Elk Outdoor Center, Buena Vista, CO 81211; 888-550-3111, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradoweekender.com

Teenage Whitewater Skills Camp

June 5-26 All meals, equipment, lodging, camping and professional instructors are included. Numerous river trips and water crafts are included. We teach river boating, swift water safety, ecology and wilderness ethics. Cost: $2,060. Age range: 13-17; 17921 U.S. 285, Nathrop, CO 81236; 719-539-6851, e-mail: [email protected], website: dvorakexpeditions.com/paddling-clinics/teenage-whitewater-skills

The Jason Fleishman Summer Camp

July 9-14 A place for teens living with epilepsy to build new friendships, develop confidence and self esteem in a safe environment. Campers focus on the things they can do. Cost: $300; scholarships are available Age range: 13-17; , Estes Park, CO ; 303-377-9774, e-mail: [email protected], website: epilepsycolorado.org

The Realm

June 18-20 A Live-Action-Role-playing game that puts the camper in charge of the fate of The Realm. Cost: 175 Age range: 13-18; 757 County Road 101, Allenspark, CO 80510; e-mail: [email protected], website: TheRealmLLC.com

The Salvation Army High Peak Camp

June-August Sessions for children ages 7-17 as well as senior citizens. Each camp session offers a wide variety of activities including fishing, hiking, low and high ropes courses, paddle boats, kayaking, camp wide game, crafts, campfires and more. Cost: $300 Age range: 7-17; 111 Salvation Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-3311, e-mail: [email protected], website: highpeakcamp.com

The Salvation Army High Peak Camp

June 9-July 26 Various camps focus on a range of activities, including canoeing, swimming, ropes courses music and worship; wilderness and sports. Age range: 7-17; 111 Salvation Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517; website: highpeakcamp.info

Tipi Overnights

July 11-12, July 18-19, July 25-26 Evening activities including safari wagon ride, American Indian lore and campfire. Make memories sleeping under the stars in a Cheyenne tipi. Mornings will include breakfast and special explorations of the prairie and Cheyenne camp. Cost: 50 Age range: 6-12; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website: plainscenter.org

Twin Peaks Bible Camp

July 7-Aug. 2 A week dedicated to faith, fellowship and fun. Each week is geared toward a specific age group ranging from 3rd- and 4th-graders to high school students. Our goal is to make sure every camper has a great week with a variety of activities on the schedule. Cost: $165 Age range: 8-18; 9807 59 Road, Collbran, CO 81624; 970-487-3891, e-mail: [email protected], website: tpbc-co.org

UNC Jazz Camp

July 13-18 Campers will be a part of big bands, combos, vocal jazz ensembles, jazz master classes, jazz theory and listening classes, nightly faculty group concerts, and a special performance by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra. Age range: 12-22; 501 20th St., Greeley, CO 80639; 970-351-2394, e-mail: [email protected], website: uncjazz.com

Upon The Rock

June through late July Campers learn more about being in a relationship with Jesus. High School Wilderness Camp is four days in La Veta. Elementary and Junior Camps are six days in Divide. Cost: $90-$475 Age range: 9-19; , La Veta, CO 81055; 719-742-6777, e-mail: [email protected], website: upontherock.com

Walking Mountains Science Center

June 23-Aug. 8 Based out of backcountry huts, yurts or camp sites, our overnight courses allow young explorers, scientists and stewards to experience the thrill of mountain living. Cost: Range $325 – $390 Age range: 8-17; 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620; 970- 827-9725, e-mail: [email protected], website: walkingmountains.org

West Star Wilderness

June 2-Aug. 15 Year-round trips offer adventures and opportunities to connect with nature. Cost: $850 Age range: 10-17; 138 W. 5th Ave., Denver, CO 80204; 303-459-7195, e-mail: [email protected], website: weststarwilderness.com

YMCA Camp Jackson

June 15-Aug. 1 Base camp program offers such experiences as backpacking, horsemanship, archery, canoeing, rock climbing and more. Extended rock climbing and white water rafting trips. Scholarships available. Cost: $370 – $860 Scholarships Available. Age range: 7-17; 9126 County Highway 165, Rye, Co 81069; 719-543-5151, e-mail: [email protected], website: campjackson.com

YMCA Camp Santa Maria

June 8-Aug. 2 Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, swimming, art, drama and sports. Cost: Varies. Age range: 6-17; 51321 US Hwy 285, Grant, CO 80448; 303-413-9622, e-mail: [email protected], website: ymcacampsantamaria.org/

Young Artist Seminar

June 24-July 27 Private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestra, concerto competition, classes, recitals and more for high school and college students. Students may choose primary and optional secondary instruments, piano, voice, and composition. Cost: 3850 Age range: 15-24; 465 Longs Peak Road, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-4031, e-mail: [email protected], website: rockyridge.org

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Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, A-C

The sky is literally the limit when choosing a day camp in Colorado.  We have divided day camps into three alphabetized categories. In “A-C,” you’ll find everything from girl’s math camp to 80’s metal band camp to gymnastics to volleyball to disc golf!

Your Guide to Colorado’s 2014 Summer Camps

Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014

Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp, D-M

Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, N-Z

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Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, A-C

A Child’s Touch…

June 2-Aug. 8 Field trips, weekly swimming, diverse enrichment programs, science experiments, character building, devotions and themed adventures on 2.5 acre play area. Cost: $195 weekly. Age range: 5-12; 9141 Poze Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229; 303-286-8460, e-mail: [email protected], website: AChildsTouch.com

Audience of One Youth Theater

Audience of One Youth Theater is committed to developing character, integrity, teamwork and leadership in their youth through the theatrical and arts experience. They offer three different camps: “It’s a Jungle Out There,” “Jungle Book Kids,” and “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” Cost starts at $175 for a 5-day camp. P.O. Box 631340, Highlands Ranch, Co 80163; 303-564-1569. website: http://www.ao1theater.org/

“Beauty and The Beast”

Aug. 4-8 Perform songs and scenes from this classic show. Learn Broadway professional skills along with expert vocal technique. Full- and part-day options are available. Cost: $175. Age range: 8-14; 3727 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-884-8719, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradochildrenstheatre.org

“Cinderella”

9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. June 9-13 Perform songs and scenes from this classic show. Learn Broadway professional skills along with vocal technique Cost: $175. Age range: 4-8; 3727 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80129; 303-884-8719, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradochildrenstheatre.org

Count Me In Math Camp for Girls

June-August Program for girls is a place to practice, create and compete in math in an engaging and supportive setting. Cost: varies. Age range: 6-12; 303-564-6512, e-mail: [email protected], website: countmeinmath.com

“Little Mermaid Camp”

9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 Learn and perform songs and scenes from this show and help create a showcase performed at the end of the week. Classes in Littleton, too. Cost: $175. Age range: 4-8; 3727 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-884-8719, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradochildrenstheatre.org

Mind Craft Math

June 9-June 13 Students will work through Common Core Math problems through gaming (specifically Minecraft Math) and problem-based learning. Cost: $135. Age range: 7-11; 200 Quebec St. Bldg 600 #218, Denver, CO 80230; 303-364-9581, e-mail: [email protected], website: exllearning.com

“Oklahoma”

10 a.m. -4 p.m. June 16-20 Learn songs and scenes from this classic show. Study Broadway professional skills and vocal technique. Cost: $250. Age range: 9-16; 3727 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-884-8719, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradochildrenstheatre.org

Pocahontas Musical Showcase and Costuming Collaboration

9:30-12:30 a.m. June 23-27 Learn and perform songs and scenes from this classic show. In collaboration with Artful Journey camp, 1-3 p.m.Students help create a showcase performed at the end of the week. Cost: $175. Age range: 4-8; 3727 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-884-8719, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradochildrenstheatre.org

20th Annual International Summer Dance Institute

July 7-25 Three-week dance intensive that features a week-long Children’s Dance Camp for kids ages 3-12.Four different cultures highlight as well as fundamental training in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Cost: $320. Age range: 3-18; 119 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205; 303-295-1759, e-mail: [email protected], website: cleoparkerdance.org

303 Volleyball Skills Clinic

July Clinics for beginning and intermediate volleyball players. Cost: $60-$66. Age range: 8-18; 18700 E Plaza Drive, Parker, CO 80134; 303-805-6308, e-mail: [email protected], website: ParkerRec.com

303 Volleyball Specialized Camps Weekends in July Saturday and Sunday afternoon skill development in hitting, setting and defense. Cost: $100. Age range: 12-18; 18700 E. Plaza Drive, Parker, CO 80134; 303-805-6308, e-mail: [email protected], website: ParkerRec.com
 

303 Volleyball Summer Camp July-August Hosted by 303 Volleyball Club, this 4-day camp introduces and builds volleyball skills and techniques for your son or daughter. Cost: $125- $140. Age range: 8-18; 18700 E Plaza Drive, Parker, CO 80134; 303-805-6308, e-mail: [email protected], website: ParkerRec.com4-H Jr. Science ExplorersJune 9-27 Critter Camp participants learn about and meet all types of pets, farm animals, insects, birds, bats and wild animals. For children entering 3rd grade in the fall. 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. daily at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Cost: $160. Age range: 8-9; 15200 W. 6th Ave., Unit C, Golden, CO 80401; 303-271-6620, e-mail: [email protected], website: jeffcoextension.org

5280 Gymnastics Summer Camp

June 2-Aug. 8 Gymnastics, field trips, athletic games, arts and crafts and music. Cost: $250 per week, $60 per day. Age range: 5-12; 10577 W. Centennial Road, Littleton, CO 80127; 303-973-7098, e-mail: [email protected], website: 5280gymnastics.com

5280 Karate Academy

June 2- August 18 Field trips, karate, bully proofing, self-defense training, child safety and awareness, swimming, tours, hiking, movies, crafts. Cost: 149 per week. Age range: 5-13; 10815 W Jewell Ave #G, Lakewood, CO 80232; 303-986-5468, e-mail: [email protected], website: 5280karate.com

80’s Metal

June 16-20 Students will learn the tunes of such Eighties Metal giants such as the Scorpions, Def Leppard, White Snake, Motley Crue and more. Cost: $450. Age range: 8-18; 5950 South Platte Canyon Road D20, Littleton, CO 80123; 303-974-7568, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://littleton.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

88 Creative Keys

July 21- Aug. 2, 2014 Students, adult pianists and educators supplement traditional reading-based skills with hands-on instruction in improvisation. Cost: approximately $200. Age range: 10-100; 7275 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 80122; 720-560-9434, e-mail: [email protected], website: 88Creativekeys.com

90’s Grunge

Aug. 4-8 Learn the art of Nineties Grunge with the School of Rock program featuring the music of bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins. Cost: $450 . Age range: 8-18; 5950 South Platte Canyon Road D20, Littleton, CO 80123; 303-974-7568, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://littleton.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

A Week of Art & Dance Day Camp: Starring Dr. Seuss

June 23-27 I. Art on the Brix and Virtuosity Dance Centre present a week of Dr. Seuss inspired dance and art. Cost: $250. Age range: 5-14; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303 862 5426, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://artonthebrix.com/summer2014camps.php

A Summer at Swallow Hill Music

June and July 2014 Campers ages 6-17 explore music, performance, and playing in a rock band in our House of Rock, Belt It Out. and Explore. Music camps. Cost: $350+/week, tuition assistance available. Age range: 6-18; 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210; 303-777-1003, e-mail: [email protected], website: swallowhillmusic.org/camps

Academy Adventures

June 16-July 25 Classes include computers, rockets, recreation, cooking, academics and performance arts. Cost: $399 for two weeks. Age range: 5-13; 4545 S. University Blvd., Englewood, CO 80210; 303-783-6217, e-mail: [email protected], website: smanet.org

Acting Up for Summer: Animal Tales

Jul. 22- Aug. 1 Act out a different animal tale every day. Perform your favorite for family and friends on the final day. Cost: $100 ($80 Aurora residents). Age range: 4-6; 23911 East Arapahoe Rd., Aurora, CO 80016; 303-627-3050, e-mail: [email protected], website: aurorafox.org

Acting Up, Super Heroes

Jun 23- Jul 3 Create your own super hero characters and build a play about their adventures. Cost: $100 ($80 Aurora residents). Age range: 4-7; 9898 East Colfax, Aurora, CO 80010; 303-739-1973, e-mail: [email protected], website: aurorafox.org

Advanced Soccer Camps

June 9-12, July 7-10, July 21-24 Skyline soccer camps offer players opportunities to play soccer during the summer months and for players seeking an advanced environment. Camps run 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday with Friday as a make-up day Cost: $130. Age range: 7-12; 2370 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222; 303-691-5662, e-mail: [email protected], website: skylinesoccer.org/Advanced_Camps

Adventure Camp

May 27-Aug. 8 This outdoor camp includes sports, swimming, field trips, arts and crafts and more. Cost: $135 a week Age range: 6-11; 10470 Oak St.., Westminster, CO 80020; 303-658-2219, e-mail: [email protected], website: cityofwestminster.us/Parks&Rec/Child Teen Activities

Adventure Camp

May 27-Aug. 14 This outdoor camp includes sports, swimming, field trips, arts and crafts and more. Cost: $135 a week Age range: 6-11; 10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031; 303-658-2219, e-mail: [email protected], website: cityofwestminster.us/Parks&Rec/Child Teen Activities

Adventure Mini Camp

June 9-July 25 Discover, explore and go on adventures in a park setting. Class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $86, $66 residents, per week Age range: 3-6; 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora, Co 80012; 303-326-8640, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/preschool

Adventures Outside Day Camps

June 9-Aug. 22 Week-long camps from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 10t through Aug.t 23. Cost: $180 per week. Age range: 5-12; 1401 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80202; 303-743-9720 ext. 830, e-mail: [email protected], website: greenwayfoundation.org/summercamp

Aerospace FUNdamentals with LEGO

1-4 p. m. June 9-13 Learn the secrets of flight in Aerospace FUNdamentals. Launch rockets, build record-breaking aircraft, and create a working parachute. Cost: district rate $175, non-district ate $201 .Age range: 7-12; 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1111, e-mail: [email protected], website: evergreenrecreation.com

Afternoon Adventure Camp

June 9- July 31 Kids enjoy afternoons experiencing arts, crafts and large motor activities. Cost: $23 ($18 resident) per week. Age range: 3-6; 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora, Co 80013; 303-326-8304, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/preschool

All Girls- All Science

July 21-25 Explore the exciting aspects of science and nature and how girls have a role as future scientists, ecologists, and biologists.Learn about such scientists as Mary Anning, who was one of the original fossil hunters, and bring some of their work to life on the prairie. Cost: $180. Age range: 9-12; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website: plainscenter.org

All Sports Camp

June 2- Aug. 15 Boys and girls of all levels learn the thrill of sports, the benefit of skill development and the joy of personal achievement. Choose between half-day and full-day options. Cost: $110 week. Age range: 6-12; 1422 Sugarbush Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1221, e-mail: [email protected], website: evergreenrecreation.com

All Styles Dance Camp

July 21-25 Work on a different style of dance each day, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and modern. Learn short dance segments to perform at the end of the week. Cost: $115 ($90 Aurora resident). Age range: 8-12; 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora, CO 80014; 303-326-8308, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/dance

Altogether Outdoors

June 9-July 18 Boulder Junior and Eldorado Canyon programs include hiking, climbing, kites, crafts, music, environmental education programs and more. Cost: $340 per week, discounts available. Age range: 4.5-11; 2008 Pine St., Boulder, CO 80302; 720-249-2997, e-mail: [email protected], website: aocamps.com

Altogether Outdoors

June 9-July 18 Denver Junior & Explorers Programs include hiking, climbing, kites, crafts, music, environmental education programs and more. Cost: $340 per week, discounts available. Age range: 5-11; 8700 E. 21st St., Denver, CO 80238; 720-249-2997, e-mail: [email protected], website: aocamps.com

Ameribotics Robotics

June 16-July 3 Three different camps in three weeks. June 16 is humanoid robot dance for middle/high school students. Robots and movies for K-7. June 23 is event preparation for the International Robot Olympiad featuring wheeled and human robots for all ages. July 3 is humanoid robots for middle and high school and robots in movies for K-7. Cost: $700 full day or $350 for half day. Age range: 6-18; 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126; 720-446-6878, e-mail: [email protected], website: ameribotics org

Animal Adventure Art Camp

August 5-7 Explore love of animals through painting, sculpture, collage, dance, craft and creation. Includes zoo trip. Cost: $175 Age range: 7-12; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://artonthebrix.com/summer2014camps.php

Animation Lab, School of Poetic City

June 2-6, June 9-13 Learn to make cartoons using stop-action animation, cel animation, and rotoscope. This camp is an official partner of OhHeckYeah, a first-of-its-kind arts + technology initiative at the Denver Theater District for the summer. Cost: $300. Age range: 5-15; 2015 Glenarm Place., Denver, CO 80205; 720-323-4884, e-mail: [email protected], website: schoolofthepoeticcity.com

Animation Station

June 16-20 Stop-motion animation workshop for those interested in movie-making, animation and digital story-telling. Learn the basics of story-boarding and project planning; create. animated production. Cost: $145. Age range: 8-12; 200 Quebec St. Bldg 600 #218, Denver, CO 80230; 303-364-9581, e-mail: [email protected], website: exllearning.com

Apex PRD Counselor-In-Training

June 2-Aug. 15 Teens who enjoy working with younger kids and are interested in building job/life skills engage in a variety of meaningful and fun activities that may include adventure courses, team building, white-water rafting, sports/games, special field trips, volunteerism, memorable meals, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, exploration, and more. Plan and execute games, activities, songs, and more throughout the summer with the help of the CIT directors and camp counselors. Cost: $110/week for APRD residents, $120 for non-residents. Age range: 13-15; 6820 W. 66th Ave, Arvada, CO 80003; 303-403-2555, e-mail: [email protected], website: apexprd.org

Apex PRD Team 7-12 Day Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Fun, yet structured program full of variety. Each week’s activities include sports, swimming, crafts, outdoor games and a Friday field trip. Cost: $150/week ($160 non-resident). Age range: 7-12; 6820 W.66th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002; 303-403-2555, e-mail: [email protected]

Arapahoe District Twilight Camp

June 18-20 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program. Centennial, CO ; e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Arapahoe District Webelos Twilight Camp

June 17-20 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program for registered Tiger, Cub and Webelos Scouts. Centennial, CO ; e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Arma Dei Academy Rocketry Camp

April – May Instructor Greg Vigil is an engineer and experienced rocketeer. Fee includes an age appropriate rocket kit. Cost: $40 Age range: 6-14; 345 East Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126; 303-346-4523, e-mail: [email protected], website: armadeiacademy.com

Art & Adventure Camp

July 7-10 Learn to paint Colorado adventure scenes with of mountains, forests, trees, and athletes. Create art using natural materials. Get out in nature on local hikes, go to a climbing gym and explore adventures Cost: $250 .Age range: 7-12; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 300- 862-5426, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://artonthebrix.com/summer2014camps.php

Art Camp

June 9- Sept. 5 Discover a world of inspiration and creativity at the Art Garage. Weeklong, age-appropriate classes are designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, and imagination for children and youth ages 3-18. Cost: $210+/week. Age range: 3-18; 6100 E. 23rd Ave., Denver, CO 80401; 303-377-2353, e-mail: [email protected], website: artgaragedenver.com

Art Camp- Exploring Color Theory

July 28-Aug. 1 Combine the fun and expertise of Art on the Brix and Golden Fiber Arts Studio Classes. Cost: $250- five days. Age range: 5-14; 1105 Miners Alley & 1299 Washington Ave #180, Golden, CO 80401; 720-524-4822, e-mail: [email protected], website: goldenfiberarts.com or artonthebrix.com

Art Camp- Nature’s Beauty

July 14- 18 Exploring the inherent beauty nature offers with many exciting projects such as sun printing, crayon batiks, collage, painting and silk screening. Cost: $100/day.Age range: 5-14; 1105 Miners Alley& 1299 Washington Ave #180, Golden, CO 80401; 720-524-4822, e-mail: [email protected], website: goldenfiberarts.com &/or artonthebrix.com

Bicentennial Art Center Camps

June 2-July 31 Get your creative juices flowing with fun art programs. Cost: $107 ($87 esident). Age range: 6-12; 13655 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012; 303-344-1776, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/recreation

Artful Journey School of Fine Art

June 2-Aug. 29 Drawing, painting, printmaking, wheel throwing, mixed media, documentary filmmaking and stop motion animation camps offered Monday-Thursday. Cost: $164. Age range: 4-18; 3743 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, Co 80439; 303-921-9444, e-mail: [email protected], website: artfuljourneyschool.com

Arvada Center: BoyZ Theater Dance

June 23-27 No formal dance training is required, but trained dancers will have a blast with this camp for boys. Cost: $100. Age range: 10-14; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center:Choreography Camp

July 7- 11 Learn the elements of choreography from a creative movement approach doing exercises that explore the creative process all choreographers use. Students must have at least two years of formal ballet, jazz or modern training. Cost: $100. Age range: 8-12; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Musical Theater: Dance

June 2- June 6 Learn what it feels like to dance in a Broadway musical. This camp is for students with less than two years of formal dance training. Cost: $110. Age range: 8-12; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Drama: Much Ado About Nothing

June 10- July 17 Students put together a full production of Much Ado About Nothing to be performed in the Black Box Theater at the Arvada Center. Regular attendance and commitment are required to attend this camp. A mandatory audition will be held on Tues., May 13. Cost: $475. Age range: 14-18; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Drama: Pinocchio

June 9- 27 Join the cast of Pinocchio, the puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy. With speaking roles for all, camp participants put together a full ensemble production to be performed in the Black Box Theater at the Arvada Center. Regular attendance and commitment as well as line memorization are required for this camp. Limited to 30 students. Cost: $300 .Age range: 6-9; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Musical Theater:Fame

June 9- Aug. 7 Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, Fame is the inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With its topical subject matter, contemporary pop score, and diverse cast of actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists, Fame is ideal for young performers. Cost: $300. Age range: 8-16; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Musical Theater: The Sound of Music

June 30- July 25 This final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Cost: $390. Age range: 9-13; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Master Class Dance Series

June 23- 27 This intermediate master series is an exciting way to experience three of Denver’s top-notch dance teachers. Each instructor teaches at least one class. Cost: $100. Age range: 12-18; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Summer Camps

June 2- Aug. 15 These inspiring and creative camps offer experiences in ceramics, dance, drama, humanities, music, photography, visual arts and more. Programs are designed for kids to learn new skills and discover new interests. Cost: varies. Age range: 2-18; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80214; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: arvadacenter.org

Arvada Center Arts Sampler

June 8- July 30 Following an interdisciplinary approach to the arts, program offers creative experiences in music, dance, visual arts and drama. Cost: $300. Age range: 6-8; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center ArtStart Collage

June 2- Aug. 15 Interdisciplinary arts class for preschool-age children. Two mornings or afternoons per week, a team of instructors presents experiences in creative dramatics, music, visual arts and movement. Cost: $275 tuition includes a $30 material fee. Age range: 3-5; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Awesome Art Packs

June 2- Aug. 15 . Camp packages are a creative and convenient way to give your child a multi-disciplinary arts experience this summer. Cost: varies. Age range: 5-12; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Clay for Kids

dates vary This class explores making objects from clay that range from functional vessels to sculptures or whistles. Cost: $180.Age range: 9-12; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada CenterHands On Clay

dates vary Making things with clay is fun, and doing so in this class includes drawing, painting and learning to design. Cost: $180. Age range: 6-8; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Musical Theater Teen Intensive

July 14- Aug. 15 Explore creativity regardless of theatrical experience. Students will work on a production of Urinetown: The Musical. Mandatory auditions Saturday, June 7. Cost: $950. Age range: 14-18; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Parent & Child Pottery

dates vary Parents and kids work on a variety of clay projects that may include musical instruments, family portraits, whimsical sculptures, functional pieces and tableware. Cost: $155 (each additional child or adult $77). Age range: 6-13; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Arvada Center Technical Theater Teen Intensive

July 14- Aug. 15 A limited number of technical theater students will be admitted into this program to assist with stage management, costuming/wardrobe, props and other technical jobs in our summer Teen Intensive production of Urinetown: The Musical. Interested students should send a letter of interest to the Education Coordinator at the Arvada Center by June 2. Cost: $475. Age range: 14-18; 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003; 720-898-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://arvadacenter.org/education

Audience of One Youth Theater

June-July Five-day musical theater performance camps and teen intensive performance camp. Camps in Centennial, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. Cost: $175-$350. Age range: 4-18; , Highlands Ranch, CO 80163; 303-564-1569, e-mail: [email protected], website: audienceofonetheater.org

Audubon Summer Camp

July 7-25 Our programs include Wildlife Detectives, where kids ages 8-11 spend the week outdoors catching tadpoles, netting bugs, using track boxes to ID night-time critters, visiting live birds, learning how animals camouflage in nature, examining nature artifacts and making nature crafts; Wetland Warriors, in which kids ages 9-12 use scientific equipment, hike, river walk and wade in rivers and ponds to catch water wildlife and conduct scientific experiments; and Bird Nerds, in which kids ages 5-9 hike, go bird watching, play games, do crafts and learn about all types of birds including a visit with live raptors. Cost: $355 .Age range: 6-12; 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128; 303-973-9530, e-mail: [email protected], website:coloradoacademysummer.org/

Aurora History Museum Pioneers

June 23-27, July 7-11 Learn about the lives of pioneers and cowboys. Make candles and butter, ride horses, practice leatherworking and bake in a wood burning stove. Cost: $90 Aurora residents, $110 non-residents. Age range: 8-12; 170 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO 80012; 300-739-6660, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroramuseum.org

B.A.S.E. Camp

June 2- Aug. 11 . Camp is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday, and the program is held at one Fort Collins school site where B.A.S.E. Camp uses the entire facility. Cost: $41 per day. Age range: 5-12; 1241 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524; 970-266-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: mybasecampkids.org

Baseball

June 30- July 3 Learn skills like throwing, catching, hitting and fielding in a fun and safe environment. Cost: $160/member; $180 guest. Age range: 7-12; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-331-6307, e-mail: [email protected], website: jccdenver.org

Basketball

June 16-20 and July 28- Aug. 1 Learn and play in an age-appropriate environment with kids of similar skills and size. Cost: $160/member; $180 guest . Age range: 7-12; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-331-6307, e-mail: [email protected], website: jccdenver.org

Be The Best

Aug. 4- 6 Ddevelopmental lacrosse camp for players of all levels and ages. Founded 12 years ago by Peter Worstell, this instructional camp teaches 3d’s Box/Field Hybrid Development System. Cost: $175- $375. Age range: 5-18; 9750 W. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80235; 720-204-7933, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://3dlacrosse.com/signup/be-best-colorado-2014

Beats, Keys and Hues

June 9- 13 Program combines movement, keyboarding, integrative arts, set design and crafts.Explore Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in the morning and Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in the afternoon. Cost: $210 for half day, $400 for full day. Age range: 4-8; 901 Front St, Ste B150, Louisville, CO 80027; 300- 974-5586, e-mail: [email protected], website: danavmusic.com

Beauty and the Beast

Aug. 4-Aug. 8 Musical theater workshop of Beauty and the Beast. Cost: $325. Age range: 6-12; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website: noteablekids.com

Bed Bugs. Camp

June 16-20 Marie is a little girl who likes to jump on her bed. But to the bedbugs being squished underfoot, she is the wicked witch who causes earthquakes. The microscopic citizens of her bed are up in arms over the rhyme Marie’s mother says to her every night before bed: Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite. Peter, an impassioned bedbug, feels they must take action against the witch. Cost: $95 . Age range: 8-12; 6757 Simms St., Arvada, CO 80004; 303-456-6772, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradoacts.org

Bella Fired Creations

June- August Create a variety of glass, pottery and resin projects. No two camps will be the same. Cost: $100 per session. Age range: 5-16; 3950 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80002; 303-462-4221, e-mail: [email protected], website: bellafiredcreations.com

Bethlehem Summer Camp

June 3, 2014- Aug. 15 This full-day camp, open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. is a field trip camp on the west side of Denver. Swim lessons available. Cost: $36 day + $75 registration fee. Age range: 3-12; 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80215; 303-233-0401, e-mail: [email protected], website:bethlehemschool.org/k-8/summercamp/

Beyond Calculus: An Intro to Pure Mathematics for the Young

June 16- 20 Honors math students in middle or in high school will learn the basics of number theory, real analysis and linear algebra. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and student also must pass an honors math exam. Cost: $275. Age range: 10-19; 1250 14th St., Denver, CO 80202; 720-239-2252, e-mail: [email protected], website: mathpioneersignite.org

Bike Depot Bike Camp

June 9-Aug. 15 Focus on creating sustainable, lifelong cyclists. Rides and bicycle maintenance skills included. Cost: $425 per two-week session. Age range: 7-14; 2825 Fairfax St., Denver, CO 80207; 303-393-1963, e-mail: [email protected], website: thebikedepot.org/index.php/programs/bike-camp

Bike Path Learning Foreign Language Summer Immersion Camp

June 16-20, 23-27, July 7-11, 14-18 Two-hour immersion camp for French or Spanish for five days.Obtain multiple skills including auditory understanding, speaking and reading. Classes for all levels. Cost: $150/week. Age range: 6-14; 720-445-1216, e-mail: [email protected], website: bikepathlearning.com

Bill Hanzlik Summer Hoops Camp

July 14-July 25 Camp is divided into two weeks and multiple sessions to serve 2nd through 9th-grade boys and girls. Campers are divided into teams by grade, height and ability with a coach-to-camper ratio of one coach to every eight players. Cost: $125-$150. Age range: 6-14; 150 S. Harlan St., Lakewood, CO 80226; 303-233-6776, e-mail: [email protected], website: goldcrownfoundation.com

Bits, Bytes & Bots

June 9-July 25 Build /program LEGO robots; program a computer game, make stop-motion movies; make computer animation. Cost: $285 per session. Age range: 6-14; 4085 Lark Sparrow St., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126; 303-841-4411, e-mail: [email protected], website: denverco.bitsbytesbots.com

Colorado Athletic Club Blast Camp

June 9- Aug. 8 Play games, experience new sports, learn life skills and build new friendships. Cost: $199/$249 per week. Age range: 5-12; 2695 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80222; 303-758-7080, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColortadoAthleticClubs.com/Monaco

BLAST OFF Science Camp

July 14-18 Campers conduct science experiments and set off rockets. Swimming is also included. Campers are divided by age and ability. Cost: $198/$248. Age range: 6-11; 1360 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder, CO 80305; 303-441-4137, e-mail: [email protected], website: BoulderParks-Rec.org

Blast Summer Camp

May 27-Aug. 15 Activities include sport specific training, swimming, arts and crafts and more. Cost: Five day, three day and daily rates available. Age range: 5-12; 374 Inverness Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112; 720-895-0929, e-mail: [email protected], website: wellbridge.com/colorado-athletic-club/inverness/family

Blues and Soul

July 14-18 Focus on the music of such blues artists as Muddy Waters, Ledbelly, Robin Trower and more. Cost: $450. Age range: 8-18; 5950 South Platte Canyon Road D20, Littleton, CO 80123; 303-974-7568, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://littleton.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

Boys Youth Strength and Speed June 9- 27 Strength and speed class for athletes pursuing such sports as football, soccer, baseball, track, cross country, rugby, swimming, hockey, and lacrosse. Sharpen skills to increase strength, stamina, core stability, speed, explosiveness, and prevent injuries. Cost: $125. Age range: 7-14; 6400 S. Lewiston Way, Aurora, CO 80016; e-mail: [email protected], website: https://www.regisjesuit.com/page.aspx?pid=339

Brain Ingenuity

June 2-Aug. 1 Programs uses results-driven exercises that specialize in attention, organization, study skills, memory, math, ACT/SAT prep. and reading skills. Cost: varies. Age range: 8-18; , Highlands Ranch, CO 80124; 303-649-2225, e-mail: [email protected], website: brainingenuity.com

Breckenridge High Altitude Heritage

Late June Explore Summit County history through game-based activities and hiking. Camp runs 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday (no camp on Wednesday). Cost: $120 per week. Age range: 7-12; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1209

Breckenridge Ice Skating

June-August Campers participate in a variety of on-ice specialty classes and dry-land training. Camp is held 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Thursday with progressive instruction. Cost: $192 per week, monthly rates available. Age range: 5-12; 0189 Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-547-9974, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1475

Breckenridge Mountain

June 2-Aug. 15 Climbing, hiking and exploring with a focus on building character through recreational programs. Cost: $43 per day. Age range: 5-12; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1207

Breckenridge Mountain Counselor In Training Program

June 2-Aug. 15 The CIT program is for motivated teens who want an active, fun summer while learning responsibility through camp programs under the supervision of state-licensed adult counselors. Cost: $20 per day. Age range: 13-16; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1207

Breckenridge Preschool

June-July Week-long morning program offers four themes: Camp Sing-A-Long, Little Picassos, Camp Cowpoke and Camp Caterpillar. Activities include art, music, the natural world and historic Summit County. Cost: $120 per week. Age range: 3-6; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1212

Breckenridge Recreation Climbing

June-August Beginner, intermediate and advanced indoor and outdoor climbing progressive week-long camps are offered each month. Cost: $120-$180 per week. Age range: 6-12; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1210

Breckenridge Rec Mountain Biking

August Week-long mountain bike camps. Each morning, head out to a select Summit County trail system to ride and refine bike skills. Cost: $120 per week. Age range: 8-13; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1208

Breckenridge Recreation Tennis

June-August Learn the fundamentals of tennis from experienced pros. Camp runs twice a week for three weeks for an hour. Drop-ins are welcome for $15 per day. Cost: $55 per three-week session. Age range: 4-14; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1211

Breckenridge Wild Child Wilderness

Mid-July Campers hike and explore Breckenridge through educational activities and play time. Camp meets 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday (no camp Wednesday). Cost: $120 per week. Age range: 7-12; 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-1734, e-mail: [email protected], website: townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1209

Bring it to Broadway: In the Books

July 27-Aug. 2 Join Broadway star Justin Greer and friends in learning scenes, solos, ensembles and choreography from musicals based on famous literary works. The week will culminate in a performance on Aug. 2. Cost: $350. Age range: 9-60; 901 Front St, Ste B150, Louisville, CO 80027; 300- 974-5586, e-mail: [email protected], website: danavmusic.com/bringittobroadway

British Invasion

July 28-Aug. 1 Explore the music of such British mega-stars as The Beatles, the Kinks, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and many more. Cost: $450. Age range: 8-18; 5950 South Platte Canyon Road D20, Littleton, CO 80123; 303-974-7568, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://littleton.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

Broadway Bound

Jul 21-Aug. 12 Prepare to audition for and act in musicals by rehearsing dances, musical numbers and scenes from a musical. Actors will improve your musical and movement skills, Singers will enhance your acting. Dancers will expand your vocal skills. All performers are challenged to strut their stuff in the final performance. Cost: $200. ($180 Aurora residents). Age range: 11-18; 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80010; 303-739-1973, e-mail: [email protected], website: aurorafoxarts.center

Broadway Your Way

June 9-27 Experience musical theater in a fun, friendly environment. Learn character development, stage fighting, monologue methods and a lot of music to go along with it. Cost: to be announced. Age range: 13-18; 8555 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215; 303-233-4444, e-mail: [email protected], website: rockleymusic.com after Feb 1st

Broomfield Academy 2014 Summer Academic Preparation Classes and Summer Enrichment Camp

June 2- Aug. 1 Co-ed educational and fun enrichment prep classes and day camp for children ages 3-12: Exploration Station. June 2- August 1. Days and weeks flexible. Sibling discounts. One- and two-week camp sessions including brain games, techno-robotics, sports adventures, mythology, culinary arts, film arts and music. On site saltwater pool, field trips. Cost : $100-$300/week depending on program. Age range: 3-12; 7203 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020; 303-469-6449, e-mail: mgreenberg, website: broomfieldacademy.com

Bulldog Basketball Basics

June 2-5 A one-on-one and shooting skills Camp. Cost: $25. Age range: 9-14; 7951 W. 65th Ave., Arvada, CO 80004; 303-982-0418, e-mail: [email protected]

Butterflies, Dragonflies, Insects, and Spider Art Camp

July 1 and July 3 Make art about insects on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: $50. Age range: 4-7; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://artonthebrix.com/summer2014camps.php

Butterflies, Dragonflies, Insects, and Spider Art Camp

July 1 and July 3 Create butterfly and insect mobiles for your room. Learn to paint butterfly on canvas. Cost: $90. Age range: 8-13; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://artonthebrix.com/summer2014camps.php

Butterfly Pavilion Summer Nature Camps & Classes

Summer Exploration, inquiry, art, play and discovery programs ignite curiosity and connect campers to nature. Age range: 4-14; 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020; 303-469-5441, e-mail: [email protected], website: https://www.butterflies.org/learn/children-families

Camp Adventure

May- August Programs for children who have completed kindergarten through age 11 include educational field trips, hands-on cooking classes, arts and crafts, and trips to Pirates Cove, restaurants and ice-cream parlors. Cost: varies. Age range: 6-11; 15151 E. Wesley Ave., Aurora, CO 80247; 303-751-4004, e-mail: [email protected], website: Carefree Early Learnning Center

Camp ArtReach—The Summer Adventure

June 2-Aug. 22 Hands-on, non-competitive environment for imaginative thinking, self-confidence and personal growth. Cost: $100-$200 per week. Age range: 6-12; 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80222; 303-433-2882 ext. 223, e-mail: [email protected], website: artreachdenver.org

Camp Cook a Munga

June and July This camp is five half days offered twice during the summer. Age range: 6-12; 10955 E. Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012; 303-326-8630, e-mail: [email protected]

Camp Freedom

June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27 Hands-on dog training skills along with arts and crafts, games, and humane education. Guest speakers will talk about their jobs working with all types of animals in different settings. Cost: $175 per week. Age range: 8-12; 2000 W. Union Ave., Englewood, CO 80110; 300- 922-6231, e-mail: [email protected], website:freedomservicedogs.org/

Camp Gan Israel of the Rockies

June 30- July 25 Camp Gan Israel of the Rockies is a Jewish summer day camp based in North Metro Denver serving families in the 36 corridor and North Metro Denver and beyond. Cost: $165. Age range: 2-13; 4505 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031; 720-837-3733, e-mail: [email protected], website: Jewishkidscamp.com

Camp Gratitude Kids Yoga Camp

June 16- Aug. 22 Explore creativity through art, theatrical games and signing, practice peace through yoga, meditation and expression through dance and music. No experience necessary. Cost: $225. Age range: 5-12; 560 South Holly St. #15, Denver, CO 80246; 415-475-9642, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://kidsyogaguide.com/campgratitude

Camp Learn A-Lot

June 9- July 31 This class meets weekly Monday through Thursday. Kids learn about various fun themes each week. Cost: $69 ($55 resident) per week. Age range: 3-6; 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora, Co 80013; 303-326-8304, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/preschool

Camp Make It, Take It

June 20-Aug. 1 Make crafts each week; take them home on Friday morning. Cost: $16 ($12 resident) per week. Age range: 3-7; 1016 Boston St. #880, Aurora, CO 80230; 303-326-8328, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org

Camp Paha & Paha Adults in Transition

June 16- Aug. 1 Camp Paha and the Paha Adults in transition programs are t for kids and young adults with disabilities. Cost: $1,450 resident/$1860 non-resident. Age range: 6-25; 1555 Dover St., Lakewood, Co 80215; 303-987-4869, e-mail: [email protected], website: lakewood.org/Paha

Camp Primrose (multiple locations)

June-August Engaging group projects, team sports, art, special events, splash days and educational field trips. Half- and full- day programs, daily and weekly rates. Certified teachers, low teacher/student ratio. Cost: varies. Age range: 3-12; 17050 E. 103rd Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022; 303-637-9999, e-mail: [email protected], website:primroseschools.com/schools/reunion/classrooms/summer-camp

2501 Syracuse St., Denver, CO 80238; 303-322-7200, e-mail: [email protected], website:primroseschools.com/schools/stapleton/classrooms/summer-camp 12899 Grant Drive, Thornton, CO 80241; 303-279-0525, e-mail: [email protected], website:primroseschools.com/schools/thornton/classrooms/summer-camp

Camp Shai- Chaverim (Grades K-1) and Tzeadim (Grades 2-3)

Session 1: June 9-20; Session 2: June 23-July 3; Session 3: July 7-18; Session 4: July 21-Aug. 1 Jewish culture and values are taught as participants enjoy traditional camp rotations, Shabbat Celebrations, Friday Fundays and electives. Each cabin will swim three days a week at the JCC pool. Cost: $716 per session for members, $945 per sessions for guests. Age range: 4-6; 2450 S. Wabash St, Denver, CO 80231; 303-316-6307, e-mail: [email protected], website: jccdenver.org

Camp Shai Post Camp (Grades K-5)

Aug. 11-15 Held at the JCC,. Post Camp features daily trips in the morning and free swim in the afternoon. Cost: $393 members, $523 guests. Age range: 5-10; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80231; 303-316-6307, e-mail: [email protected], website: jccdenver.org

Camp Surf & Turf

June 17-July 31 Crafts and swimming are included. Classes meet one day a week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Cost: $25, $20 residents, per day. Age range: 3-5; 1300 S. Chambers Cir., Aurora, Co 80012; 303-326-8640, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/preschool

Camp Totally Tots

June 9- July 30 New themes each week including color creations, bubble trouble and alphabet soup. Class times are 1:30-4 p.m. Cost: $54 ($42 resident) per week. Age range: 3-4; 17400 E. Lehigh Pl., Aurora, Co 80013; 303-326-8676, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/preschool

Camps at The Wildlife Experience

June 2- Aug. 8 Connect with nature and wildlife in expeditions that include live animal demonstrations, Extreme Theater movies, interactive exhibits, hiking, and outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, geocaching, stand-up paddle-boarding, rock climbing and more. Cost: Varies. Age range: 5-12; 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134; 720-488-3372, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://thewildlifeexperience.org/classes-activities/camps/

CCJA Jazz Boot Camp

June 10-13 Young musicians take their jazz playing to the next level in theory classes, multi-topic master classes, small group playing focusing on improvisation, and faculty performances. Cost: $280. Age range: 11-18; 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208; 720-201-6885, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://jazzarts.org/programs/camps/

Centaur Rising Horse Camps

June 1-Aug. 13 At this location since 1993, program uses well-trained, show-quality school horses. Camps range from Little Kids’ Camps (ages 5 -7) to Dressage Camps (for any age). Campers receive at least one private riding lesson per day and learn about horse care, horse safety, general horse knowledge and the responsibilities of horse ownership. Cost: $50-$450. Age range: 5-90; 12889 S. Parker Ave., Pine, CO 80470; 303-838-5086, e-mail: [email protected], website: CentaurRising.org/page/horse_camps.html

Centennial District Scout Camp

June 24-27 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program for registered Tiger, Cub and Webelos Scouts. Please visit our website for more information , Aurora, CO ; e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org

Centennial District-Twilight Camp

June 25-27 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program for registered Tiger, Cub and Webelos Scouts. Please visit our website for more information , Aurora, CO ; e-mail: [email protected]

Center for the Arts Evergreen

June 2-Aug. 15 Each week presents a new medium to work with including pastels, acrylics, ceramics, soap carving, creative writing, encaustics and more.. Cost: $120-135, Age range: 5-13; 32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, Co 80439; 303-674-0056, e-mail: [email protected], website: evergreenarts.org

Centerstage Starz Performing Arts

June-August Those who like to act, dance and sing may attend sessions offered throughout the summer, Cost: $250. Age range: 6-14; 8150 S. University Blvd., Suite 120, Centennial, CO 80122; 303-944-3660, e-mail: [email protected], website: centerstagestarz.com

Ceramics in the City- Fired Arts

June 1-Aug. 20 Campers work in clay, glass, paint pottery and more. Face shapes, line drawing and textures are also included. Age range: 7-16; 1912 Pearl St., Denver, CO 80203; 303-200-0461, e-mail: [email protected], website: ceramicsinthecity.com/kids-camps.html

Challenger Sports British Soccer

June 9-13 or July 21-25 Challenger Sports Corporation is a British Soccer company that provides summer camp programs for youth of all ages and will offer two soccer camps in Parker. Cost: varies. Age range: 3-14; 775 Stroh Rd., Parker, CO 80134; 303-805-6308, e-mail: [email protected], website: challengersports.com

Cherokee Ranch & Castle Science & Nature Youth Summer Day Camps

June 2-6; June 16-20 and July 21-25 Campers explore the 3,300-acre Cherokee Ranch in Douglas County and observe wildlife and study geology. Participants dig fossils, cast animal tracks, collect and press flowers, maintain trails and more. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Cost: 300. Age range: 8-12; 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, CO 80135; 303-688-5555 ext. 2, e-mail: [email protected], website: cherokeeranch.org

Chess Academy of Denver

June 9-13 and July 7-9 Learn score keeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical-thinking and strategic planning. Workshops, tournaments and follow-up classes also available.Full and half-day options, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: varies. Age range: 6-16; 303-770-6696, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMasterChess.com

Chess Strategy Camp

June 2-6 & July 14-18 Players are divided into groups based upon age and skill level. Activities include chess instruction, an unrated tournament, puzzle solving, blitz and chess variants, set up competition, simul and magic. Cost: $290/wk (Register by 4/1/14; $335 after). Age range: 5-18; 4820 Nautilus Court North, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-652-8890, e-mail: [email protected], website:bouldercountychessschool.com/

Cheyenne Camp

July 7-11 ,July 14-18, July 21-25 Experience the prairie like never before as you spend each day immersed in life at an 1837 Cheyenne Indian camp. Build your own tipi, craft your own arrows, cook fry bread over the campfire, paint a story hide with yucca brushes, find soap underground and make your own rope.Face daily challenges like learning how to use sign language to trade with other tribes and have fun practicing your archery skills and Cheyenne games. Cost:$180. Age range: 9-12; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected]

Child & Adolescent Socialization Groups

Mid-June to mid-September Connect socialization groups are designed to help children and teens improve social skills in the areas of getting along with others, making friends and keeping them, and handling and expressing frustration. Cost: $50-$115 per session. Age range: 5-22; Various Locations, Denver Metro Area ; 303-756-4924, e-mail: [email protected], website: craigknippenberg.com

Christian Soccer Clinic

July 7-18 Designed for students of all skill levels. Speed, strength, agility and power are included with a Christian theme. 8-11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Cost: 150 Age range: 6-14; 345 East Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126; 214-215-6504, e-mail: [email protected], website: armadeiacademy.com

Cinderella

July 28-Aug. 1 Join us for a musical theater workshop of Cinderella. Make new friends while putting together your showcase of this enchanting story and music. Cost: $185. Age range: 5-8; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website: noteablekids.com

City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

May 30-Aug. 22 Choose sailing, water sports, kids camps, adventure, LEGO, science, dance, arts, pottery, drama and more. Cost: $75-$200. Age range: 4-11; Various Locations, Boulder, CO ; 303-413-7270, website: BoulderParks-Rec.org

City of Lakewood Camps

June 2-Aug. 15 Art, sports, explore and build, full day, magic, outdoor adventure, golf, junior naturalist, climbing, performing arts, swimming, history and gymnastics. Register online, by phone or in person starting March 14. Age range: 4-17; 720-963-5360, e-mail: [email protected], website: Lakewood.org/Camps

City of Northglenn Summer Camps

June 2-Aug. 8 We offer 10 one-week sessions featuring skating, swimming, field trips, pedal boating, playing at the park, crafts, theater performances and more. Cost: $130/week/resident,$140/week/non-residents. Age range: 6-11; 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233; 303-450-8800, e-mail: [email protected], website: northglenn.org

City of Thornton Summer Camp

May 27-Aug. 8 Two summer camps available: Adventure Club for ages 5-11 and My Escape for ages 11-14. Registration open now. Cost: $954 or $1,017. Age range: 5-14; 2211 Eppinger Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229; 303-255-7830, e-mail: [email protected]

Classical Ballet of Colorado Fairytale Ballet Camp

July 14-Aug. 8 A different fairy tale is featured each week. Dance and arts and crafts are offered daily. A performance is presented at the end of each week. Cost: $200 per week. Age range: 4-7; 6740 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80220; 303-756-1970, e-mail: [email protected], website: classicalballetofcolorado.com

Clay Camp

Varies by age group- multiple sessions Students will improve their techniques in clay, decorate with a variety of slips and have their pieces glazed and fired . Cost: $135/$169. Age range: 6-12; 1010 Aurora Ave., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-441-3446, website: BoulderParks-Rec.org

Club Lone Tree

May 27-Aug. 15 In this licensed day camp, participants enjoy a wide variety of activities, including sports, indoor/outdoor activities and fun field trips. Participants must have completed kindergarten to attend. Cost: Non-Field Trip Days $33/$25 Resident; Field Trip Days $50/$38 Resident. Age range: 5-10; 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124; 303-708-3518, e-mail: [email protected], website: sspr.org

Club Scientific Science Day Camps

July Hands-on, minds-on activities in topics such as: robotics, paleontology, engineering, biology, video game creation, astronomy, chemistry, veterinary medicine and more. Camps appeal to children who have a genuine interest in the world around them, how things work, and what things are made of. Cost: $300/week. Age range: 4-13; 720-588-2069, e-mail: [email protected], website: highlandsranch.clubscientific.com

CMC Summer Technology Institute

July 21,- July 25 At the computer lab at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge students will learn web site development, digital photography, e-commerce shopping carts, Photoshop, video production and editing, and more. Teams will demonstrate skills in a final capstone project. Cost: $495. Age range: 11-14; 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-453-6757 ext. 2629, e-mail: [email protected], website: SummerTechnologyInstitute.com

Colorado Academy Programs

June 9-Aug. 1 Mix and match all programs for your camper. Traditional activities are offered along with academics. Extended care, bus service, swimming lessons, and lunch available. Cost: Camps start at $120. Age range: 5-16; 3800 S. Pierce St., Denver, CO 80235; 303-914-2531, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradoacademysummer.org

Colorado Ballet Academy

June 2-Aug. 8 Four- or five-day weekly summer offerings are augmented by beginner to intermediate level, adult and teen classes. Class offerings include Creative Dance (ages 3-4), Sleeping Beauty Fairy Camp (ages 5-6), Boys Movement (ages 6-8), Dancing Days (ages 7-9), and Ballet Academy Summer Program (ages 8-10). Cost: $125-$300 per week/ Age range: 3-18; 1075 Santa Fe, Denver, CO 80204; 303-339-1623, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://coloradoballet.org/academy/summerprograms

Colorado Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Camp

June 9-13 Instrumental music instruction camp for beginner and first and second year band and orchestra students. Cost: $65. Age range: 10-12; 5810 McArthur Ranch Rd, Highlands Ranch, C0 80124; 300- 912-0701, e-mail: [email protected], website: rceim.webs.com/summercamp2014.htm

Colorado Mountain Ranch Earth Camp

June 9- August 15 Learn about sustainability, using resources wisely, recycling and minimizing ecological carbon footprints by conserving fossil-fuel based products. Cost: $495 per week. Age range: 10-15; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Disc Golf

June 9- August 15 Disc golf strategy and skills are taught using the ranch’s 18-hols course. Cost: $495 per week. Age range: 10-15; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Horse Camp

June 9- Aug. 15, At least half the day is spent on horseback; the rest of the time is filled with learning more about horses, building relationships with the animals, caring for them and working with them from the ground up. Days round out with ropes course challenges and choices from other activities. Cost: $545 per week. Age range: 10-16; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Mountain Adventure Day Camp

June 9- Aug. 15 Traditional summer camp activities including horseback riding, archery and gymnastics. Cost: $445 per week. Age range: 7-13; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Mountainboarding Camp

June 9- Aug. 15, Learn to maneuver a mountainboard at different speeds over varying terrain. Master turns and jumps. Days also include ropes course challenges, horsebackriding, outdoor skills, archery, yoga, mountainboarding, disc golf, Indian lore, arts and crafts and drama, Cost: $495 Age range: 10-15; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Teen Leader Counselor-in-Training Camp

June 9- Aug. 15, Teens learn to assist with group dynamics and to lead and teach activities to younger children. Cost: $320-495 per week Age range: 13-16; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Trailblazers Camp

June 9- Aug. 15, Learn how to survive on your own while enjoying the wilderness through games and activities. Learn fire ecology, environmental appreciation and outdoor living skills. Cost: $495 per week. Age range: 10-15; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch Water Camp

June 9- Aug. 15 Each day includes a half-day outing to a local Boulder swimming pool or nearby reservoir, lake or stream. Extra pool time with coaches to improve strokes, style, strength, speed, stamina and water safety. Cost: $495 per week. Age range: 10-15; 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-4557, e-mail: [email protected], website: ColoradoMountainRanch.com

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

Players are engage dand challenged in a safe and enjoyable environment. Each camp is designed and led by qualified technical staff and are based on our Colorado Rapids youth development curriculum. Age range: 4-18; , Denver, CO 80231; 303-399-5858, e-mail: [email protected], website: rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Colorado Riding Academy Horse Camp

June- Aug. Learn a variety of skills and horse information including riding techniques, general horse care, grooming, nutrition, and what it takes to have your own horse. Cost: $500. Age range: 5-16; 7062 Rafter Road, Franktown, CO 80116; 3030-840-7105, e-mail: [email protected], website: coloradoridingacademy.net

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

June 2-Aug. 8, Shakespeare’s Sprites (ages 6-9) and Camp Shakespeare (ages 10-18) teach students about Shakespeare in performance, and take place at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. See website for details. Cost: $180-$850. Age range: 6-18; 277 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309; 300- 492-1973, e-mail: [email protected], website:coloradoshakes.org/education/summer-camps

Colorado State Volleyball Libero Camp

June 14 or July 25 Join former professional libero Brook Coulter for CSU’s Libero Camp. The one-day camp is geared toward players in grades 7-12 who have a strong interest and passion to pursue and improve their defense and serve-receive skills. Cost: $95. Age range: 12-18; McGraw Athletic Center, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0120; 970-213-1830, e-mail: [email protected], website: csuvolleyballcamps.com

Colorado State Volleyball Mighty Ram Youth Camp

May 31-June 1 This camp will serve the beginner as well as the advanced youth player in grades 4-8. Players will be divided into training groups according to skill level and will be taught at a pace that is beneficial for the athlete. Cost: $145. Age range: 9-13; Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0120; 970-213-1830, e-mail: [email protected], website: csuvolleyballcamps.com

Compugirls

June 9- July 25 CompuGirls is a culturally-relevant technology program for ambitious girls ages 13-18. The program teaches girls how to use a MacBook and various applications to create their own movies, digital stories and virtual worlds.Cost: Free. Age range: 13-18; 1380 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80204; 303-315-0138, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://cruecenter.org/compugirls/

COMPUTER EXPLORERS TechStars STEM Summer Camps

June 2-Aug. 8 The complex world of technology is simplified by connecting science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. Classes include engineering, photography, video game programming, Minecraft, EV3 and more. Cost: varies. Age range: 5-14; 12650 W. 64TH Ave #E209, Arvada, CO 80004; 877-266-7859, e-mail: [email protected], website: cedenver.com

Conductive Education Therapy

June and July Program provides conductive education therapy for children and teenagers with motor disabilities, particularly those with cerebral palsy. Children work for three to five hours each day toward independence through active learning. Two-week minimum; see website for details. Cost: Averages $500 per week. Age range: 2-18; 970-667-0348, e-mail: [email protected], website: conductiveed.com

Construction Camp

July 14-17 Dig in the dirt, nail and paint. Class time is 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $69, $55 residents. Age range: 4-7; 1300 S. Chambers Circle., Aurora, Co 80012; 303-326-8640, e-mail: [email protected], website: auroragov.org/preschool

Construction Vehicles and Machines with LEGO

9 a.m.-noon Aug. 4-8 Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles and super machines. Explore the engineering terms, concepts and vocabulary behind large scale building machines. Cost: district rate $175, non -district rate $201. Age range: 5-6; 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1111, e-mail: [email protected], website: evergreenrecreation.com

Cornerstone Farm Summer Horsemanship Camp

June-Aug. Camp at Cornerstone Farm teaches riders the fundamentals of horsemanship both in and out of the saddle. Each day students will have a detailed riding lesson, sessions on caring for horses and equipment and time for fun. Cost: $450. Age range: 7-; 4255 Nelson Rd, Longmont, Co ; 3038289040, e-mail: [email protected], website: cornerstonefarmllc.com

Cornerstone Montessori School Summer Camp

June 2-Aug. 22 Half- and full-day camp options with such special offerings as Spanish Culture/Soccer Camp, Science/Gymnastic Camp, and Ready, Set, Go Camp (preparing for new school year)/Outdoor Fun & Games. Cost: $564-$1,087 plus activity fees Age range: 3-7; 15970 W. 50th Ave., Golden, CO 80403; 303-277-0245, e-mail: [email protected], website: cornerstonemontessori.net

Create Your Own Eco Conscious Body Positive Couture

9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. June 16- Aug. 22 Design and create your own couture from your cherished collection of lost but not forgotten textiles. Learn how to reconstruct old textiles into a new high-fashion outfit made to fit you, by you. Eco Conscious design will be emphasized along with a healthy dose of positive body image. Some weeks will focus on basic sewing, knitting and crocheting. Cost: $333 per week. Age range: 11-18; 1574 York St. Suite 300, Denver, CO 80206; 41-50-8177, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://maisonderose.net/couture-camp/couture-camp

Creative Computing

June 9-June 13 Develop personal connections to computing by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests. Students develop independent projects by defining a project to work on, collaborating with others to improve the project, and presenting the project in its development process. Cost: $145. Age range: 7-11; 200 Quebec St. Bldg 600 #218, Denver, CO 80230; 303-364-9581, e-mail: [email protected], website: exllearning.com

Creative Industries Internship

June 10-26 The program is designed for interns to engage with professionals in the fields of visual and performing arts, digital design, programming and urban planning. Cost: Free. Age range: 15-20; 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204; 303-294-5207, e-mail: [email protected], website: msudenver.edu/cva/education/

Create Your Own Creative Arts Camp

June 16-20 Choose one, two or all five days. Each day is a different art. Theater, Glee, The Band Xperience, Visual Arts & Photography, and Martial Arts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. dailiy. Bring a sack lunch. Cost: $75-$90 per day or $350 for full week. Age range: 8-17; 555 Alter St., Ste. C, Broomfield, CO 80020; 303-280-6000, e-mail: [email protected], website: fullcirclefc2.com

Creepiest Critters of the Prairie

July 21-25 Have you ever seen an Ant Lion catch its prey? Do you know why snakes are a farmer’s best friend? Explore the prairie in search of the most interesting creepy crawlies on Earth. Cost: $180. Age range: 6-8; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website: plainscenter.org

Creme de la Creme

May 27-Aug. 15 Different themes and activities every week, from sports to science and outdoor fun. Age range: 5-12; 7550 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124; 303-662-9150, e-mail: [email protected], website: cremedelacreme.com

Curiosity Club Camp

June 30-July 3, July 14-18,Aug. 11-15,Aug. 18-22, Sept. 2-5-22Three hours each day chock full of challenging, energetic and creative activities. These camps are filled with hands-on activities making connections in and between science, art, music, literature and the world around us.. Flexible scheduling. Cost: $35-$150. Age range: 3.5-6; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website: noteablekids.com

Curious New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive

July 7- Aug. 3 Young playwrights work alongside nationally-recognized playwrights, actors and directors to create short plays. Cost: $750. Age range: 15-21; , Denver, CO 80204; 303-565-1560, e-mail: [email protected], website: curioustheatre.org

-Denver Post

 

Denver Post’s Extensive Summer Camp Guide 2013

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The right summer camp for the right kid: A parent’s guide

And, of course, the Denver Post’s extensive summer camp listing that details hundreds of overnight and day camps that are searchable by zipcode, activity, camp name and child’s age.