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Add your camp to our Denver Summer Camp Guide 2018

Mile High Mamas will soon be launching our Denver Summer Camp Guide 2018. Now through March 1 you may post your listing for free:

We have other affordable advertising options available as well. Be sure to email us themilehighmamas [at] gmail [dot] com.

Bring on summer!

Your Guide to Colorado Summer Camp Listings 2015

Believe it or not, now is the time to start researching Colorado summer camps. If you’re scratching your head in disbelief, I recently registered my daughter for our favorite overnight camp, Camp Chief Ouray, for the third year in a row. We got in by the skin of our teeth because that week (and a few others) already have wait lists. In February.  Lesson learned : Do not procrastinate.

To help you wade through the many camps, The Denver Post recently published a Colorado Summer Camp Guide.


A few of our featured camps:

Camp Chief Ouray

We have a deep-rooted love for Camp Chief Ouray, Colorado’s longest-running overnight camp for boys and girls ages 7-17 at YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colo. My kids have stayed in their rustic cabins as they did archery, camp crafts, swam, rode horses, canoed, hiked, raided the kitchen, camped under the stars one night, gorged on s’mores, had regular devotionals, skits, campfire songs and so much more. CCO’s new Camp Director Matt Sullivan says in addition to “theme weeks” such as Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Frozen and Hunger Games, the popular camp is putting an emphasis on camper progression. “Many families come back year after year and we want them to be able to advance so we’ll offer beginner, intermediate and expert-level activities,” he says. “In addition to outdoor fun, we’re also offering more in-depth options in the arts including calligraphy, painting, water acrylics and ceramics with potter’s wheels.”ccomap======

Art Fun For Kids!

Join Art Fun for Kids for a fabulous week of drawing, painting and sculpting:  Draw and paint critters that live in our oceans and rivers and the Galapagos Islands. Children’s literature and music provides the inspiration for dragons, the Hogwarts Express, Hedwig, “things that fly”, rock & roll stars and more. Camp dates: July 20-24 (Monday-Friday10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 6-11.  Cost is $ 205. for the first child, $ 185. for each additional sibling. Tuition covers all materials.  The camp is held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave, Denver.  For more information, contact Karen, 720-227-2471; email, [email protected] and

Art Fun for Kids

Art Fun for Kids


 JCC Denver Camp Shai

 Explore. Imagine. Create. The JCC Denver’s Camp Shai offers summer camps and programs for kids of every age. In this supportive community,  campers can be themselves, have fun, and are challenged by choice. The J Sports Academies cover the gamut; from tennis to Nuggets Basketball–their goal is to make your kids great and have fun, no matter what skills they have. The MACC Art and Theatre Academy is a growth-focused program designed to bring every child to the next level in their cultural education. Renowned professionals foster the development of students as individuals and artists. Since 1953, JCC Ranch Camp has established a strong tradition of community that is built around and devoted to their campers. It is a place where life-long friendships are born.;

Camp Shai

Camp Shai


 Swallow Hill Music Camps

Spend the summer with Swallow Hill Music! Campers ages 6-17 explore music in a variety of settings including performance and hands-on learning. Music camps include Explore! Music (ages 6-9), Belt It Out! (ages 10-13), and House of Rock (ages 13-18). Explore! Music is a fun and exciting way for your child to explore music, performance, singing, drumming, movement, art, ensemble play and outdoor fun. Campers in Belt It Out! explore music and theater, including vocal basics, stage presence, movement, and more. Teens in House of Rock learn to use their gear and play together as a band. They bring those skills to the stage with a final performance at Moe’s BBQ. Week-long camps run in June, July and August at our Yale Ave. and Lowry locations. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying families. Phone: 303-777-1003×2; Camp Director: Chris McGarry, [email protected]swallowhill======

Threshold School

If your teens need something that goes a bit further than a run-of-the-mill, campfire song summer camp this year, let us introduce you to Threshold School. Threshold is presenting four immersive, one-of-a-kind camps that range from body mural painting to playing with motion in Zentai suits to pirate paddleboarding and whitewater rafting. Oh, and did we mention the intellectual side? The camps in which they must experiment with physics to create their own worlds, worlds that materialize into actual board games?! Never before have summer camps so readily shown tweens and teens how to break through limitation and begin to see their full creative potential. Every experience that Threshold designs is constructed around the question: “Will this help them be creative thought leaders for the future?” Phone 720-525-8951;


 Colorado Ballet Academy

Colorado Ballet Academy will offer summer classes and day camps for children ages 3-12, June-August 2015.  Explore various forms of movement through games, songs, music and patterns in Creative Dance; classic princesses featured prominently in the world of ballet come to life in Ballet Princess Camp; learn about the 11 fairies in The Sleeping Beauty with music, ballet and crafts in Sleeping Beauty Fairy Camp; explore dance while improving basic skills in Level 1 Dancing Camp; students further their dancing in Level 2 Dancing Camp; and serious ballet students ages 9-12 train in Young Dancer Workshop.  Visit 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, 303-339-1623.


Great Play Cherry Creek

Great Play Cherry Creek’s classes give children a broad foundation of essential introductory motor skills, including a full range of locomotor, stability and manipulative skills. Play camps: Ages 3 – 6 (2½ hours, drop-off program). Based on their Motor Skills and Intro Athletic Development Program, each camp includes instruction in motor skills and introductory sport skills, plus tumbling, balancing, rhythm, obstacle courses, and plenty of free play time and running around! Sports/PE clinics: Ages 4 ½ to 10 (2½ hours, drop off-program). Each camp includes instruction on two of their 24 sports skills, based on their SCORE method, and extensive specialized games designed to turn practice into play. Elements of their innovative physical education program are woven in to keep kids in shape (and they won’t even know it)! Classes: ages 12 months to 3 ½ (50 minutes, adult participation). View their full schedule at


Critters, Creeks, and Crows: A Family Nature Adventure

 Critters, Creeks & Crows: A Family Nature Adventure is Shadowcliff’s annual call to come out with your family to learn and play in the Rockies June 25-28 and July 5-9. With children spending more and more playtime inside on electronic devices, “Critters” is an ideal time to unplug and enjoy family-centered learning & playing in the great outdoors. Guests spend nights in our cozy mountain lodge and enjoy a full course of activities planned by their professional faculty. They also serve home-cooked meals from their kitchen in our family-style dining room. This is an ideal all-inclusive getaway for parents, grandparents and kids, ages 6 and up. We love to see inter-generational groups! Shadowcliff Lodge, 100 Summlerand Park Road, Grand Lake, CO, 80447. June 25-28th is $1000 for a family of three, July 5-9 is $1350 for a family of three. 

Girls Leadership Institute Summer Day Camp

Looking for a camp that is fun and empowering? Girls Leadership Institute Summer Day Camp is specifically tailored for rising 4th & 5th grade girls. These are often the years when girls experience significant shifts in their self-confidence and increasing social pressures to conform. There is no better time to empower girls to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it! Throughout this week we provide the space for girls to be silly and play, while also equipping them with the tools to build healthy and rewarding relationships. By the end of the week, they form an amazing community of girls that give each other the courage to take risks and the confidence to be their authentic selves! Boulder JCC – June 8-12;  Colorado Academy – June 8-12; Brown International Academy – August 3-7.


Avid4 Adventure

Avid4 Adventure is the Denver area’s best outdoor day camp where Pre-K – 11th graders of all levels learn to kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, rock climb, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. Camps are offered in Boulder, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Washington Park and Stapleton. They also have Colorado Mountain Camp, a sleep away camp located at Windy Peak, a beautiful location near Bailey, Colorado. Avid4 Adventure is an immersive experience that makes a deep imprint on kids, leaving them with lasting skills and new reserves of confidence they can use in all aspects of their lives. Learn more and sign up at, see the full camp schedule here or call 800-977-9873.


Forget the kids: try summer camp for moms with Vela Adventures Camp!

Do you have kids heading to camp this summer?
Well, why should they have all the fun? When I heard about Camp Via, Colorado’s all-inclusive, five-star summer day camp just for women, I was hooked!

With exciting and fun outings like Standup Paddleboard & Yoga, Whitewater Rafting & Wine Tasting, Horseback Riding & Spa Party, you can love your summer again. 

Camp Vela Denver runs from Tues., June 17 to Fri., June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Camp Vela Boulder runs from Tues., July 15 to Fri., July 18. You can select to join the entire four-day week or join them for just one day.

Don’t let this summer be just about the kids. Enjoy some time for yourself, embrace your inner child and make this a summer to remember.

For more information go to Camp Vela.

Engineering for Kids: How This New Centennial Facility Can Change Your Kids’ Future

When the new Denver company Engineering for Kids® reached out to Mile High Mamas to partner, I immediately thought of my 7-year-old son. As an avid science and math lover, I knew he would love their programs that are dedicated to exciting kids ages 4-14 about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies in a fun and challenging way through after-school classes, summer camps, clubs and parties.

What I did not expect: My math-challenged 9-year-old daughter to catch on fire with engineering.

Over Spring Break, the three of us toured their facilities at the Streets of SouthGlenn. Denver parent Iris Lozano recently left her successful career in Merger and Acquisitions and Operations to lead the organization. Her husband Sidney consults and oversees instructor training and quality while continuing to work in the aerospace industry as the Director of Business Development of Engineering Solutions.  

Steckmann_Jacob-19-2“Our focus is to provide a fun and friendly environment, where kids can apply the math and science principles they learn in school and bring engineering to their life,” said Iris.  “We offer summer camps and six-week programs in Aerospace, Mechanical, Computer Game Design, and Robotics – all aimed at engaging kids to develop a love for STEM education.”

Sounds like a lofty goal?  In just two hours, my kids were inspired in this MythBusters-come-to-life learning center as they used the scientific method in real-life situations. They were electrical engineers as they experimented with circuits. They were aerospace engineers as they learned to launch rockets. They learned robotics as they built a car and navigated it via block programming on the computer, opening a whole new world of gears, pulleys, motors and sensors. And not to be forgotten was the sumo wrestling match between robots.

“We originally employed teachers but quickly realized we needed a different mindset than what the kids are getting in school,” said Sidney. “Now, everyone in our staff has an engineering background to help kids learn not just what and how but the even more important why.”

happy girlsAccording to the US Department of Education, only 16 percent of high school students proficient in mathematics are interested in a STEM career. Through Engineering for Kids, Iris and Sidney hope to make an impact to today’s youth and steer them in the direction of a STEM-related career. They believe building fond memories of learning engineering and math starts at a young age.

And lest you think Engineering for Kids is all work and no play, Southglenn has a fun water feature for Brain Breaks – and a grassy area where they launch their rockets, construct water ballon trebuchets and torsion machines and blast off cars.

My daughter struggles in math and science and we hired a tutor for her this year. Though she has has made some progress, she still lacks the confidence and fails to see the real-world application. Sidney patiently walked her through the non-formal learning process at Engineering for Kids. He asked her questions, she hesitatingly gave her answers. But it wasn’t until she started to apply these real-life skills through trial-and-error-based experiments that she finally started getting it.

If we’re being honest here, I even got a bit teary-eyed as I saw her starting to grasp concepts I assumed she would never be able to understand. She even enthusiastically told me when we were walking out to the car that “I would LOVE to have my birthday party here!”

If she was able to catch such a powerful glimpse at her potential after a brief two-hour tour, just think what their summer camps and after-school programs can do for your child.


Engineering for Kids Open House
Join Engineer for Kids on Friday, April 18th from 5:30-8 p.m. for a family-free event showcasing Engineering for Kids Summer Camps and After-School workshops.  Families will gain a preview of Summer Camp & Workshop activities and meet their instructors. 

Summer Camp

Engineering for Kids’ week-long camps will keep your kids learning all summer long and they will have fun doing it! Programs range from the Engineering  of Travel where they build planes, cars and rockets, to LEGO® Robotics WeDo Construction where your young engineer learns the basic mechanics of robots using gears, motors, pulleys and programming, to Kids Chemistry and Building Fun where they explore a wide range of chemical reactions. Be sure to go to for the full schedule.    

jraeroJunior Engineers, Ages Kindergarten to 1st grade
3-hour camps (Monday – Friday); Morning Session Only
$149.00 on or before April 30, 2014 $169.00 after April 30, 2014

Apprentice Engineers, Ages 2nd Grade to 5th Grade
3 hour camps (Monday – Friday); Morning or Afternoon Sessions
$149.00 on or before April 30, 2014 $169.00 after April 30, 2014

The cost of the camp is $149.00 per half-day session, prior to April 30, 2014.  Create and account on their website to begin:

About Engineering for Kids

EFK_R copyEngineering for Kids is a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based franchise offering a range of learning-based classes including after school programs, camps, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops and even birthday parties for kids ages 4-14. Founded by Dori Roberts, Engineering for Kids has 15 locations throughout the United States, offering classes on Aerospace, Chemical, Civil and Industrial Engineering to help kids develop math and science skills.

 Engineering for Kids
6972 S Vine Street  (next to the Arapahoe Library)
Centennial, CO 80122
720-390-7972 phone
[email protected]

Mile High Mamas is partnering with Engineering for Kids; all opinions express are our own.

Win a week at the Mizel Museum’s summer camp with nationally-renowned instructors

What would you think of a summer camp where the arts are a vehicle through which children learn content, world history, take on big ideas through hands-on and imaginative activities and solve problems through critical thinking? Where the instructors aren’t college students on summer break but rather, nationally-renowned visual artists, NASA consultants, puppeteers, improvisational actors and photographers and mixed-media masters?

Welcome to the Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys summer day camps in southeast Denver where kids ages 3-14 of all backgrounds and interests engage in meaningful learning through the arts.

Photo: Dona Laurita

Photo: Dona Laurita

My kids and I recently took at tour of this charming museum unassumingly tucked away in the South Hilltop neighborhood that took us on a “4,000-year road trip” through Jewish and world history. We learned about Jewish culture’s idea of sparks and how to find them within us to follow our passions.

Creative Journeys week-long summer camps are all about creating an environment where kids can explore, find that spark within them through exploring their inner curiosity in a cultural setting.

“We use art as a tool to engage kids in education and discussion about everything from science/engineering to being kind to animals,” says the Mizel Museum’s Lisa Rimmert. “It’s very hands-on, with lots of attention from the teaching artists. Kids get to express themselves creatively, make new friends with kids of all backgrounds and have awesome art and science projects to show for it. As a cultural institution, the museum can offer a very rich experience with interesting and important content.”

 The best news of all? These summer camps are jam-packed with education but your kids won’t even notice because they are having so much fun examining the world around them as they learn about science, comedy, technology, creativity, animals and more! Some sample classes include:

ArtRageous Pets, Compassionate Friends. Kids illustrate their favorite critters and are introduced to local animal welfare and service representatives.

Earth Shakin’ Planet. Join NASA consultants Tyler and Monica Aiello for this immersive summer camp that takes a holistic approach to exploring our unique planet

Comedy Kids: Improvisation and Cartooning. Talented local improviser/actress Abbie Booth leads this fast-paced, high-energy, week long journey through improvisational theatre.

 Mighty Middle School Girls. This special camp is specifically designed to help middle school girls find and express their own individual path in a fun and personal way through creative arts


Photo: Dona Laurita

Photo: Dona Laurita

No Strings Attached: Puppets and Masks from Around the World. Join local puppeteer, Betsy Tobin, who will guide kids on a fun, interactive tour of puppet and mask traditions from around the world.

Tech Town: All Charged Up. Imaginations are charged as campers are introduced to engineering and electronics through the lens of art and culture.

High Octane Creativity Lab. Award winning art teacher Barth Quenzer and visiting artists will lead kids in an experimental journey through outside-the-box ideas, process-driven learning and self-expression through visual art and language.

View a complete list of their camps, ages, and schedules


Mile High Mamas is partnering with the Mizel Museum to give away a FREE week of camp! Be sure to enter the following raffle code on the form: 2014MHB. Please go here to enter:  Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are our own.

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

Colorado’s summer day camp listings are so extensive that we had to divide them into three different alphabetized categories. In “D-Z” you’ll find everything from Pinocchio Camp to Pop Star Music Camp to a Prairie Safari to Urban Farm to dance camp to Make-a-Movie to an Unprincess Camp.

Don’t miss:

Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014

 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

Nature’s Beauty Art Camp

July 21-25 Spend days creating paintings along with such amazing fiber project as sun printing, crayon batiks and silk screening. Cost: $45 for half day; $100 for full day. Age range: 7-12; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website:

New Wave Summer Camp

July 7-11 Performance based program for intermediate to advanced levels. Placement in a band setting, daily rehearsals with group instruction, and a concert. Cost: $425. .Age range: 10-18; 216 S. Grant St., Denver, CO 80209; 720-221-6991, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Nike Softball Camp

June 23-27 This NIKE Softball Camp will be hosted on the home field of the Metro State Roadrunners. Cost: $285. Age range: 8-18; 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204; 1 800- 645-3226, e-mail: [email protected], website:


Campers compete in several sports with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and what it means to be an Olympian. Cost: $209/$262. Age range: 5-11; 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303; website:

Outdoor Adventure

June-August Weekly sessions help youth engage in outdoor awareness. Theme weeks include hiking, biking, climbing, water exploration, wilderness skills and mountain experiences. Cost: $80. Age range: 7-13; 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1218, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Outdoor Skills

July 14-18 Do you have what it takes to survive the harsh environment of the short-grass prairie? Practice finding a shelter, mapping and orienteering, tracking, building a campfire, archery and more. Cost: $180. Age range: 9-12; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected]

OWL Tech Camp

June-July Learn computer programming, Stop motion animation, graphic design and Robotics during this multi-week camp. Cost: $125- $200 per week. Age range: 8-12; 303-832-0066, e-mail: [email protected],

P.A.S.S. Camp

June 2-Aug. 22 Weekly sport camps for ages 5- 11 focus on sportsmanship, teamwork and the fundamentals of sports. All equipment is provided and all activities occur on the University of Denver campus. Cost: $240/week. Age range: 5-11; 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208; 303-871-3908, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Paddington Station Preschool

June 2-27 and July 7- Aug. 1 Campers will play, sing, explore and grow as they discover the world around them. Connect with nature through outdoor and hands-on exploration. Cost: varies. Age range: 3-5; 1301 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80220; 303-333-9154, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Page to Stage Theatre Camp

July 28-Aug. 1 Kids help write the script for this story from a favorite book that comes to life in this fun, engaging and encouraging camp. Cost: $185. Age range: 6-12; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Painting Colorado Landscapes

June 17 and June 19 Learn the techniques for painting nature and landscapes. Cost: $90. Age range: 8-13; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Nature Art Camp

June 17 and June 19 Join us from 9-11 a.m. as we play and create sculptures, drawings, stories and crafts all about Colorado landscapes using natural materials. Cost: $50. Age range: 4-7; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Parker Fieldhouse Day Camp

year-round Games, sports, crafts, science experiments, special guests and the climbing wall and a weekly field trip. Cost: $35. Age range: 5-13; 18700 E. Plaza Drive, Parker, CO 80138; 303-805-6315, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Parkour Summer Camps

June 9-Aug. 16 Become a Ninja. Run, jump, climb, swing, flip. Cost: $250 for the 5-day camp. Age range: 5-16; 3850 Frontier Ave. Suite 250, Boulder, CO 80301; 720-432-0279, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pedal Adventure Camps

June 9-Aug. 8 Each morning we gather near Washington Park and then head out for the day exploring Denver on bicycles. Cost: $275. Age range: 5-14; , Denver, CO 80210; 303-956-4252, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pinocchio Camp

July 7-11 and July 21-25 Acting camp based on the story of Pinocchio. Cost: $95. Age range: 6-12; 6757 Simms St., Arvada, CO 80004; 303-456-6772, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pioneer Trails District Cub Scout

June 24-26 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program for registered Tiger, Cub and Webelos Scouts. , Sedalia, CO ; e-mail: [email protected], website:

Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO Camps

Multiple sessions for various age groups. Project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to grades K-5 . Campers learn problem-solving skills and how things work. Cost: $178 . Age range: 5-12; 3198 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305; website:


July 14-18 Musical theater workshop on Pocahontas. Cost: $185. Age range: 5-8; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Poms & Cheerleading Camp

June 23-27 and July 14-18 Learn arm movements, jumps, turns, leaps, cheers and dances appropriate for cheerleading and poms. Cost: $115 ($90 Aurora Resident). Age range: 7-10; 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora, CO 80012; 303-326-8308, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pop Star Music Camp

June 23-27 Learn contemporary choreography, vocal technique and performance techniques in this half-day camp. Cost: $185 . Age range: 5-12; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Prairie Excavators

July 7-11 Dive underground with the masters of digging: prairie dogs. Discover the world of wildlife, roots and activity that goes on unseen under your feet. Cost: $180. Age range: 6-8; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Prairie Safari

July 28-Aug. 1 Put on safari hats and vests, and use our binoculars to explore the animals and plants of the prairie. Cost: $90. Age range: 4-5; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pre-College Percussion Workshop at Colorado State University

June 12-13 High school students learn how to prepare and audition for acceptance as a collegiate music major in percussion instruments. Cost: $125; includes t-shirt, session handouts, and lunches; housing not included; $30/half hour private lessons optional. Age range: 14-18; 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, Co 80524; 970-491-3603, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pre-Engineering with LEGO

9 a.m.-noon July 21-25 Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO. Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars. Cost: District Rate $175, Non District Rate $201. Age range: 5-7; 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1111, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Pre-K Music and Martial Arts

Saturdays in June Piano Playtime and Lil’Dragons Martial Arts offer Pre-K and Kindergarten children early piano training followed by Martial Arts Classes. Cost: $200.Age range: 3-6; 555 Alter St., Ste. A, Broomfield, CO 80020; 720-466-5119, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Preschool Adventure Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Educational and recreational activities. Cost: $32. Age range: 3-5; 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1218, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Preschool Explorer Camp

June 9th- July 31st Class meets Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Explore new themes each week from dinosaurs to astronauts. Cost: $108 ($88 Resident) per week. Age range: 3-7; 17400 E. Lehigh Pl., Aurora, Co 80013; 303-326-8676, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Primrose Schools (mulitple locations)

June-August Weekly themes and a variety of field trips and activities. Lunch is provided and full-day care is available. Cost: based on program Age range: 4-11; 150 Spruce St., Denver, CO 80230; 303-341-7000, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Age range: 4-10; 2998 Ridgeview Dr., Erie, CO 80516; 303-665.3444, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Age range: 4-9; 7991 SouthPark Way, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-795.6555, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Quill Kids

June- August Budding authors write in an informal group setting, using innovative techniques. Supplies and a snack are provided. Cost: $85 per session. Age range: 6-12; 303-618-9701, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Quilting Camp

June 9- 13 Create a quilt using traditional piecing, fusible applique, fabric painting and embroidery techniques. Cost: $225.Age range: 8-16; 1105 Miners Alley, Golden, CO 80401; 720-524-4822, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rainbow Alley Stepping Out

July 7-25 Summer Academy is designed to help youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning identify possible careers, align these interests with potential courses of study, and expose youth to professionals in the community through field trips and presentations. Cost: Free. Age range: 13-17; 1301 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218; 303-733-7743, e-mail: [email protected],

Recording Studio Camp

10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-25 We will help you pick out the perfect song to record, train you with the best techniques, then take you into the recording studio to cut your own demo. . Cost: $325. Age range: 9-16; 3727 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-884-8719, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Renaissance Adventures

June 16- Aug. 8 Participants choose mythic archetypes and powers, band together as a team, solve riddles and dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes using foam swords. Cost: $295. Age range: 6-17; 901 South Fordham St., Longmont, CO 80503; 303-786-9216, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Roadrunner Soccer Academy

July 7-11 Camp curriculum emphasizes technique, tactics and small-sided play to help develop each player’s potential. Cost: $200. Age range: 6-14; 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204; 303-556-4874, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Robotics with LEGO

1-4 p. m. July 21-25 Learn about building a programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system. Cost: District Rate $224, Non District Rate $258. Age range: 8-12; 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1111, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Robots & I

June 9-June 13 Explore the interdependence between robots and humans while being introduced to programming and coding through a variety of means both visual and digital. Cost: $135. Age range: 5-7; 200 Quebec St. Bldg 600 #218, Denver, CO 80230; 303-364-9581, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rock 101 Summer Camp

June 9 -13 Performance-based music camp for intermediate to advanced levels. This camp will feature placement in a band setting, daily rehearsals with group instruction, and a concert. Cost: $425 .Age range: 8-12; 216 S. Grant St., Denver, CO 80209; 720-221-6991, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rockin’ Artists

June 30-July 3 Three hours each day are chock full of challenging, energetic and creative activities. Cost: $35-$120. Age range: 3.5-6; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rockin’ Rockets Space Camp

July 21-25 Explore the science of rocketry and space by building and launching safe, non-combustible rockets. Cost: $165. Age range: 5-12; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rockin’ Rockstars Musical Camp

Aug. 25-29 Learn contemporary choreography, vocal technique and performance techniques in this half-day camp. Cost: $65-$150. Age range: 3.5-6; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum I Can Quilt. Camp

June 9-13; June 23-27 Learn basic hand- and machine-sewing skills by making a doll quilt and other projects the week of June 9. Fee includes all supplies and the use of a sewing machine. Kids age 11 and up learn traditional quilting methods to make a throw-sized modern-style quilt the week of June 23. Cost: $100-$150. Age range: 8-18; 651 Corporate Circle, Unit 102, Golden, CO 80401; 303-277-0377, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids and Teens

June 2- Aug. 22 Program includes age-appropriate performing arts curriculum that includes dance technique, character study and voice training. Cost: $295- $1,395. Age range: 5-17; 5311 Western Ave. Suite 135, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-245-8150, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Rosie’s Ranch

June 9-Sept. 20 The Pony Camp brings together deaf/hard of hearing children with their hearing peers, and both groups leave with new skills. Cost: $350 per week. Age range: 6-13; 10556 E. Parker Road, Parker, CO 80138; 720-851-0927, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sailing Camp

June- August Learn how to up a sailboat, the necessary knots used in sailing, points of sail, land and dock boat, and other boating skills. Cost: $300/week. Age range: 9-16; 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1311, e-mail: [email protected], website:

School of the Poetic City Urban Art Camp

June 9-13, June 16-20 Artistic urban adventure includes walks downtown to galleries and museums each morning, then afternoon studio sessions to make more art. Cost: $300 Age range: 5-15; 2015 Glenarm Pl., Denver, CO 80205; 720-323-4884, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Science Camp

July 7-10 New experiments each day. Class time is 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $69, $55 residents.Age range: 4-7; 1300 S. Chambers Cir., Aurora, Co 80012; 303-326-8640, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Scuba Camp

June 16-19 or July 28-32 Class and pool training necessary to prepare the diver for their open water training ertification. Class size is limited. Cost: $175 .Age range: 12-18; 115 W. Harvard St, Fort Collins, Co 80525; 970-493-8562, e-mail: [email protected], website:

SCUBA Diving Kids Camp

June 16-July 18 Learn to scuba dive. Complete the class and pool sessions toward scuba certification. Cost: $175 + materials. Age range: 10-18; 6860 S Clinton Court, Greenwood Village, CO 80112; 303-220-8282, e-mail: [email protected],

Scuba Rangers

June 16-19 or July 21-24 Numerous water activities designed to get scuba campers comfortable with swimming, snorkeling, scuba and underwater photography. Cost: $225. Age range: 8-12; 115 W. Harvard St., Ft. Collins, Co 80525; 970-493-8562, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sensational Kids Kamp

TBD For boys and girls with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADD and Asperger’s Disorder and their siblings. Therapists at the STAR Center help children improve socialization with their peers, and learn to self-regulate sensory information through building relationships and activities. Cost: $285. Age range: 4-10; 5420 S. Quebec St. #103, Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-221-7827, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Serve Snack and Splash

June 9-Aug. 8 Learn basic tennis strokes and swim in the pool. Two age groups switch from the pool and tennis center during the class. Age range: 4-6; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, Co 80246; website:

Shepherd of the Hills Summer Camp

june 2- Aug. 1 Christian based summer day camp. Arts, crafts, sports, swim lessons, and field trips for all ages. M-F 7-6 Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 yrs. 8:00-3:oo M- F. Cost: $45 per day, drop in $50. Age range: 3-14; 7691 S. University Blvd., Centennial, co 80122; 303-798-0711, e-mail: [email protected]

Shining Stars: A Class for Differently-Abled Actors and Actresses

June 23-27 and July 14-18 Shining Stars is a drama camp experience for children with special needs. Students with varying abilities expand their communication and social skills through dramatic play and storytelling. Cost: $100. Age range: 5-18; 6757 Simms St., Arvada, CO 80004; 303-456-6772, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Shoot Snack and Splash

July 14-18 This camp is just like Serve, Snack and Splash except with hoops. Kids will get to spend half of the time playing and learning basketball skills, and the other half will be spent at the pool. Cost: $160/Member; $180 Guest. Age range: 4-14; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-331-6307, e-mail: [email protected], website:

SkateStart SkateCamp

Beginning of August Activities include skateboard assembly, skate kickball, building an obstacle, skate collaging, proper pad usage, sharks and skaters, treasure hunt , and games. Cost: TBD Age range: 6-14; 10543 Twenty Mile Rd, Parker, CO 80134; 303-805-6308, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Smart-Girl Summer Leadership Camp

June 23-June 27 or July 14-18 Girls entering 6th- through 8th-grade participate in a week-long day camp filled with activities that sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills, explore the influence of the media and offer strategies to deal with peer pressure, friendship and bullying issues. Cost: $280. Age range: 10-14; 2450 S. Wabash St.,, Denver, Co 80231; 303-815-1921, e-mail: [email protected],

SMRT Training: Beginning and Advanced Summer Horse Camp

June-August Beginner and intermediate horse camps teach horse care and Western Riding in the arena and on the trail. Dates, times vary. Cost: $180-$240 Age range: 5-14; 17421 State Highway 8, Morrison, Co 80465; 303-697-3996, e-mail: [email protected]


June 23-27 Learn skills like passing, dribbling and shooting in a fun environment with other kids their age. Cost: $160/Member; $180 Guest. Age range: 7-12; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-331-6307, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Soda Lakes Water Ski School

Water Skiing and/or wakeboading lessons. on private lake;; all equipment is provided. Classes meet two days per week from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $140. Age range: 8-16; 15600 W. Morrison Road, Morrison, CO ; 303-478-8680, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sodbusters-Life on a Prairie Homestead

July 7-11 for ages 6-8; July 14-18 for ages 9-12 Explore homesteading life through daily adventures; care for the farm animals and garden, cook on the wood stove, attend a one-room school house, heritage crafts and more. Cost: $180. 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, Co 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sonshine Center Summer Camp

May 27- Aug. 14 Weekly field trips along with weekly themes, bike day, water day, electronics day, computer lab and devotions. Meals and snacks provided. Cost: $200 week. Age range: 6-12; 6250 Ward Road, Arvada, Co 80004; 303-424-2121 ext. 92310, e-mail: [email protected], website:

South Fellowship Jamboree

June 2-Aug. 22 Field trips, park and picnics, swimming, arts and crafts, breakfast, lunch and snack included. Cost: please call Age range: 5-10; 6570 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-738-1801, e-mail: [email protected]

South Suburban Park and Recreation District

May 27- Aug. 15 South Suburban Park and Recreation District offers more than 200 camps in the areas of nature, sports, recreation, technology, art and performing arts. Cost: varies. Age range: 3-17; 6631 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121; 303-347-5999, e-mail: [email protected], website:

South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Junior Golf Camps

June 9-July 17 Instruction includes all aspects of game, rules and etiquette, plus skills challenge. Clubs provided if needed. Cost: $75/$60 resident. Age range: 7-17; 6631 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121; 303-770-5500, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Space Voyage Space Camp

June 9- Aug. 1 Students like an astronaut in STEM-focused, immersive and project based curriculum. Cost: $249 to $349 Age range: 5-16; 11809 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80127; 303-985-3143, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Special Needs Adventure Camp

June 2- August 15 . Adventures for special needs youth 5-17 (state licensed day camp) and adults 18 and up. Each week has an educational experience with a theme. Cost: $32/day. Age range: 5-17; 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1219, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Splash & Create Camp

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: 6-12; 1300 S. Chambers Cir., Aurora, Co 80012; 303-326-8640, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sports, Reading & Science

June 9- July 25 Daily well-structured reading and STEM educational program to keep students engaged and excited about learning during the summer. Also a well-supervised, fun-filled health and fitness program. Cost: $300/week. Age range: 5-14; 3605 Martin Luther King Drive, Denver, CO 80205; 303-30-JULIA, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sports, Splash & Mini Golf Champs Camps

weekly, June- Aug. After sports, participants play a round of mini-golf at Colorado Journey and then cool off at the sprayground. Cost: $50- $70. Age range: 5-12; 5150 S. Windermere St., Littleton, CO 80120; 303-798-7515, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sportswomen of Colorado Camp Scholarship Program

June- August Camp scholarship opportunities to Colorado girls ages 9 to 13. Cost: none Age range: 9-13; 100 S. Madison St., Suite 3B, Denver, CO 80209; 720-201-0600, e-mail: [email protected], website:

SportXcel Summer Speed Camps

June and July Four separate week-long Speed Camps will focus on a progressive program of speed, agility and quickness for young developing athletes. Cost: $50/week Age range: 7-14; 7101 S. Fulton St., Unit G, Centennial, CO 80112; 303-662-1300, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Spring Blast Camp

March 31-April 4 One week during the kids school break where parents don’t have to worry about what to do with their children during work hours. Cost: Member: Daily $35, Weekly $100. Non-member Daily $50, Weekly $150. Age range: 4-12; 2695 S Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80222; 303-782-4515, e-mail: [email protected]

St. Joan of Arc ELC Summer Camp

June 2- Aug. 15 Experiential learning through activities and field trips. Learning themes change weekly. Sign up for a week at a time or for the whole summer. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $95 per week. Age range: 3-6; 12735 W. 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002; 303-422-4949, e-mail: [email protected], website:

St. Luke’s Performing Arts Academy

Year Round Fun and challenging musical theater intensives in music theory, voice, dance and acting classes. Cost: $100 to $425. Age range: 3-19; 8817 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129; 303-900-7041, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Standup Paddle Board Camp

June 1-Aug. 30 Standup paddle boarding or SUP day camps at Chatfield Lake with certified SUP instructors. Cost: $60. Age range: 6-18; 303-956-7589, e-mail: [email protected], website:

STEMgirls Dog Days Summer Camp

July 7- July 11 Westminster; June 2-6 or June 9-13 Longtmont STEMgirls Dog Days Summer Camp is dedicated to Animal Sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning for girls ages 8-13. Cost: $225 per STEMgirl- sibling discount. Age range: 8-13; 120th, Westminster, CO 80001; 303-817-6369, e-mail: [email protected], website:;

2121 Miller Drive- Bdlg C, Longmont, CO 80501; 303-817-6369, e-mail: [email protected], website:

STEMgirls Solar Systems

June 16-19 Learn about outer space through hands-on activities with local and national female mentors. Cost: $275 . Age range: 10-13; 900 W. Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO 80027; website:

STEMgirls Take Stuff Apart (TSA) Lab

June 23-27 Creative, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. Cost: $275 per STEMgirl (discounts not permitted for this camp) Age range: 8-13; 309 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO 80026; 303-817-6369, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Stories Come Alive

June 16-20 . Students become the characters in some of the most popular picture books. Children will analyze stories, take on characters, act out parts-live the story. Cost: $115. Age range: 4-6; 200 Quebec St. Bldg 600 #218, Denver, CO 80230; 303-364-9581, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Adventure Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Enroll by the day, week or for the whole summer in this state-licensed day camp. Ice skating, laser tag, the eXerGame Zone, climbing wall, bumper cars, mini-golf, inflatables and sports and games in the sports dome. Cost: Daily Fee: $51 ($47 Resident), additional child: $47 ($44 Resident). weekly $245- $260 Age range: 6-13; 6901 S. Peoria St., Centennial, CO 80112; 303-754-0552, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Adventure Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and educational guest speakers. Cost: $32 Age range: 5-14; 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen, CO 80439; 720-880-1218, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer at Stanley

June 9-Aug. 1 Full- and half-day options include sports, arts, science, drama, computer programming, cooking and more. Cost: $300 per week. Age range: 5-15; 350 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80230; 303-360-0803, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Blast at Denver Jewish Day School

June 17-Aug. 2 We offer robotics, basketball, science, art, dance and cheerleading Cost: $125-$250. Age range: 3-14; 2450 S. Wabash St., Denver, CO 80231; 720-449-9558, e-mail: [email protected],

Summer Blast Camp

June 9-Aug. 15 Ten weeks of adventure, sports, swimming and of course fun. Cost: Members: Daily $69, Weekly $199, Siblings $149. Non-Member: Daily $89, Weekly $244, Siblings $194. Age range: 5-12; 2695 S Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80222; 303-782-4515, e-mail: [email protected]

Summer Blast Specialty Programs

June 16-Aug. 1 Summer Blast offers art, technology, Lego, basketball, dance and science camps for children ages 3-14. Cost: $125-$289 Age range: 3-14; 2450 S. Wabash St., Denver, CO 80231; 720-449-9558, e-mail: [email protected],

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

June 2-Aug. 8 Campers meet animals up close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design crafts and more. Cost: $177.25-$197.25 Age range: 4-12; 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, Co 80906; 719-633-9925 ext.127, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Camps at Parker Montessori

June 2-Aug. 1 Array of activities, games, arts, and outdoor adventures. Cost: Varies. Age range: 2.5-6; 10750 Victorian Drive, Parker, CO 80138; 303-841-4325, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Denver Center Theatre Academy

June16- Aug. 8 This all-day program examines four of the performing arts disciplines: acting, movement/dance, voice/singing and design. For teens, concentrated skill-building programs establish fundamental acting principles and introduce new techniques. Cost: $250-490. Age range: 4-18; 1101 13th St., Denver, CO 80204; 303-446-4892, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Exploration Camp

June 2-Aug.1 Each week features a different theme for exploring and learning preschool essentials. The afternoon is a time for friendship and fun. Cost: varies. Age range: 3-6; 800 Telluride St., Aurora, Co 80011; 303-739-6878, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Fun at The Urban Farm

Summer Learn to ride horses or improve riding skills, be a farmer, grow and sell vegetables, or participate in favorite stories brought to life in the children’s garden. Cost: $200- $495. Age range: 5-16; 10200 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80239; 303-307-9332, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Fun Camp

May 27-Aug. 15 Holy Trinity Preschool offers a program for preschool to 8 years old. We have a different theme each week, water days and field trips. Cost: $25-$50/day. Age range: 2.5-8; 6322 S Lakeview St, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-797-6345, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Kitchen Table

Assorted dates through July and August Children learn useful skills such as safety, etiquette, food handling and most importantly how to have fun in the kitchen. Cost: $80 plus sales tax, per class. Age range: 9-13; 6380 S Fiddler’s Green CirCLE. Suite 108A, Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-220-9769, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Soccer Kick-Around

Summer Skyline Soccer will host eight separate day camps that run from Monday through Friday at varying parks in the Denver area. All camps run from 9 a.m. to noon and are designed to give young soccer players basic skills while having a lot of fun. Cost: $95. Age range: 5-10;, Denver, CO ; 720-399-1645, e-mail: [email protected],

Summer Safari Day Camp

June 2-Aug. 8 Hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. For pre-K (minimum 4 years old) through eighth grade. Camps run Monday through Friday, with a new group starting every Monday. Spring break and mini camps also offered. Cost: varies. Age range: 4-17; 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205; 720-337-1408, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Science Institute

June 2-13, June 16-27, July 7-18, July 21-Aug 1 Middle school students get hands-on experience in aerospace science, biology, geology, computer science, meteorology, math, microbiology and physics. Call 303-556-4519. Cost: $350. Age range: 10-14; 1201 5th St., Science Building, Room 1051, Denver, CO 80217; e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summer Social Club

June 2-Aug. 15 Community settings are used to work on social and behavioral goals for both kids affected by developmental and behavioral disorders as well as their neur-otypical siblings. We work with autism, depression, bipolar disorder, brain injury, seizure disorders, down syndrome, siblings and any child needing a therapeutic environment. 265 S. Harlan St., Lakewood, Co 80226; 720-480-6375, e-mail: [email protected], website: consultantsforchildren,.com

Summer String Experience

Aug. 4-9 or Aug. 11-16 Collaborative performing with peers in ensembles. Classes include string orchestra, small ensembles and daily performances/workshops by guest artists. . Cost: to be announced. Age range: 10-18; 8555 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215; 303-233-4444, e-mail: [email protected], website: after March 31st

Summerville Day Camp

June 9-Aug. 23 11 weeks of classic summer camp experiences including arts, crafts, music, drama, science, technology, language, culture, academics, sports, hiking, climbing, cooking and swimming. Cost: Full Week (activity fees included): $225 | 3 Day Package: $180 or $60 per day. Age range: 6-11; 809 S. Washington, Denver, Co 80209; 303-733-4643, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Summit Adult Senior Camp

June-August At this senior day camp, participants enjoy daily exercise, arts, crafts, entertainment and field trips. The fee includes lunch, snacks, t-shirts, all supplies and transportation. Cost: $300. Age range: 62-100; 9032 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80128; 303-589-6622, e-mail: [email protected]

Sun Pony Ranch Horsemanship Camp

May 26-Aug. 8 Campers have their own horse for the week with two riding lessons each day. Learn about horse care and learn or improve riding skills. Age range: 8-14; 18490 County Road 1, Berthoud, Co 80513; 970-532-4040, e-mail: [email protected], website:;

Sun Pony Ranch Little Buckaroos Summer Ranch Camp

June 3-Aug. 7 Three-day camps to learn and ride horses each day. Campers will also try out some ranch chores. Cost: $115-$140. Age range: 5-7; 18490 County Road 1, Longmont, Co 80513; 970-532-4040, e-mail: [email protected], website:;

Sun Pony Ranch Spring Break Horse Camp

March 31-April 4 Campers have their own horse for a week and learn the care and responsibility for their horse. Cost: $295. Age range: 8-14; 18490 County Road 1, Longmont, CO 80513; 970-532-4040, e-mail: [email protected], website:;

Super Hero: Invoke Your Alter Ego

July 28- Aug. 1 Train your super presence in the arts of dance tumbling, contact, cape making, disguise, rhythm and rhyme. Cost: $225 + $25 materials fee = $250. Age range: 5-18; 3250 E. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80206; 303-909-3713, e-mail: [email protected]

Super Sleuth Science Camp

June 9th- July 30th Enjoy Fridays with our fun themes. From wheels & ramps to mystery solvers, make icky sticky stuff. Class times 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Cost: $29 ($22 Resident) per week Age range: 3-7; 17400 E. Lehigh Pl., Aurora, Co 80013; 303-326-8676, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Superhero Camp

June 23-27, July 7-11, and Aug. 4-8 Come and learn what it takes to be a uperhero. Learning karate and anti-bully techniques while building character. Cost: $149/ week. Age range: 3-15; 5174 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113; 303-718-4727, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Swingin’ ’60s Summer Camp

Aug. 4-8 Performance-based music camp for intermediate to advanced levels. This camp will feature placement in a band setting, daily rehearsals with group instruction, and a concert. Cost: $425. Age range: 10-18; 216 S. Grant St., Denver, CO 80209; 720-221-6991, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Take Two Teen Acting Camp: Physical Acting

Jul 7-18 Study with a professional actor and director. Learn intensive character, scene and ensemble work. Perform at the Aurora Fox on Fri., July 18. Requires memorization and outside class work. Cost: $200 ($180 Aurora Residents).Age range: 11-18; 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010; 303-739-1973, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Teen Acting Camp

Jun 7-18 or Jun 9-20 Explore, expand and practice your talents in a fun atmosphere and comfortable environment. Learn about action, emotion, improvisation, character and staging from professional actors. Perform onstage at the Aurora Fox on Fri., Jun 20. Cost: $200 ($180 Aurora Residents). Age range: 11-18; 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80010; 303-739-1973, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Teen Hip Hop Camp

July 7-11, July 21-25 Explore classic and current hip-hop choreography. Cost: $115 ($90 Aurora Residents). Age range: 11-16; 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-326-8308, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Teen Studio @ Art Students League of Denver

June 16- Aug. 8 Each Teen Studio emphasizes the fundamental elements and essential vocabulary of art, encouraging students to explore and communicate as they create. Cost: One week of half-day camp: $120 + materials fee. Age range: 14-17; 200 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203; 303-778-6990, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Temple Sinai Preschool

06/02/14- 8/1/14 Field trips, themed events and each Friday, a singalong to welcome Shabbat. Cost: varies. Age range: 2-5; 3509 South Glencoe St., Denver, CO 80237; 303-759-0755, e-mail: [email protected], website:

TetraBrazil Soccer Camp

June 16- 20 Offering both half and full-day Brazilian coaching camps for the more advanced player. Cost: $188 half day; $256 full day Age range: 6-18; 18775 Stroh Rd., Parker, CO 80134; 303-805-6308, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Art Underground

June-August Various programs including visual art camps, dance classes, theater and film camps. Cost: varies. Age range: 2.5-18; 901 Front St., Louisville, CO 80027; 303-229-1127, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Colorado School of Protocol and Etiquette

April through November Etiquette, dining and leadership skills for children ages 4 to 7, children ages 8 to 12, teens ages 13 to 17, young adults ages 18 to 22, and adults ages 23 and up. Cost: varies. Age range: 4-22; 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden, CO 80401-1181; 303-237-2842, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Edge Skills Camp

June 2-13 12.5 hours of intense basketball instruction that includes shooting, ball-handling, passing, shot creation, individualized instruction and tons of playing. Sessions June 2-6 and June 9-13. You may attend morning or afternoon or both. We offer sibling discounts. Cost: $125 per week per session Age range: 8-15; 11809 W Coal Mine Ave, Littleton, CO 80127; 303-763-9954, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Goddard School

June 1-31 This camp emphasizes keeping our children sharp for school while still having fun. Soccer, dance, baseball, basketball, tennis, and a special guest each week. Cost: $925 per month. Age range: 5-12; 1101 Sgt. Jon Stiles Drive, Highlands Ranch, Co 80129; 303-470-9899, e-mail: [email protected]

The Great Outdoors

Aug. 11-15 Soccer, bocce ball, flag football, Capture the Flag, kickball, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Field trips to Scott Carpenter Pool and the Boulder Reservoir also included. Cost: $209/$262. Age range: 5-11; 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303; 303-413-7270, website:

The Little Mermaid

June 2-6 Musical theater workshop of The Little Mermaid. Cost: $185. Age range: 5-9; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Make-a-Movie Workshop

July 7-25 Each day includes an exciting hands-on movie-making activity to bring the discussion to life. Weekly themes include films such as Harry Potter and Star Wars. Cost: $300. Age range: 8-11; 8189 E. 28th Place, Denver, Co 80238; 303-830-2665, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Quest for Quasi: How Little Red Got Her Hunch Back Camp

July 14-18 Performing arts camp about Red Riding Hood and Quasimodo, the famous Hunchback of Notre Dame. Cost: $95. Age range: 8-12; 6757 Simms St., Arvada, CO 80004; 303-456-6772, e-mail: [email protected], website:

The Unprincess Camp

July 7-12 Unprincess performing arts camp. Cost: $95 .Age range: 12-18; 6757 Simms St., Arvada, CO 80004; 303-456-6772, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Therapeutic Recreation Program for Individuals with Disabilities

June 2 to August 7 s Cost: $25 to $28 Age range: 14-45; 170 So. Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO 80017; 303-326-8410, e-mail: [email protected]

ThunderRidge Boys Basketball Camp

June 16-19 Open to boys third- through eighth-grade boys. Cost: $160. 1991 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129; 303-387-2000, e-mail: [email protected], website:

ThunderRidge Girls Basketball Camp

June 9-12 Cost: $160. 1991 W Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129; 303-909-5890, e-mail: [email protected], website:

ThunderRidge High School Youth Football Camp

July 14-17 Learn the fundamentals and skills necessary for success at any level. Players will need helmets and shoulder pads. Cost: $55. Age range: 7-15; 1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129; 303-387-2000, e-mail: [email protected], website:

ThunderRidge Softball Youth Camp

June 2-5 Softball players and coaches will focus on the fundamentals of the game. All levels are welcome. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon; lunch will follow. Cost: $100. Age range: 6-15; 1991 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, Co 80129; 720-298-4986, e-mail: [email protected], website:

TIGAR Summer Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Gymnastics and Cheer Summer Camp program. Themed crafts, games, field trips and basic gymnastics instruction. Half day or full day program. Cost: $25-$45. Age range: 4-12; 4860 Van Gordon St. Unit B, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033; 720-898-4427, e-mail: [email protected],

Timberline District-Cub Scout Twilight Cub Camp

June 9-12 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program for registered Tiger, Cub and webelos Scouts. Lakewood, CO ; e-mail: [email protected], website:

Tiny Tots Hip Hop Camp

June 23-June 27 This five-day camp will explore the latest hip-hop choreography and trends. Cost: $115 ($90 Aurora Residents) Age range: 4-6; 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-326-8308, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Ultimate Adventure Camp

May 27-Aug. 14 This outdoor camp includes sports, swimming, field trips, arts and crafts and more. Cost: $163 per week. Age range: 11-14; 10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80030; 303-658-2219, e-mail: [email protected], website: cityofwestminster/parkand rec/activityuides/winter-spring/child-teen activities

Under the Sea: Art of the Ocean

June 9-13 Learn to paint, sculpt, print and create the ocean and its creatures. Cost: $175. Age range: 7-12; 1299 Washington Ave., Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5456, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Sound Art Dance Camp

July 21- July 25 With the monster world as our backdrop, kids will use their imaginations to create, collaborate and inspire. Cost: $225+$25 Materials Fee = $250 per week. Age range: 5-18; 3250 E. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80206; 303-909-3713, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Valley District-Cub Scout Day Camp

June 3-6 Cub Scout Day Camp is an organized, multi-day, theme based program for registered Tiger, Cub and Webelos Scouts. , Federal Heights, CO ; e-mail: [email protected], website:

Virtuosity Dance Centre Summer Intensive

June 30- Aug. 1 These week-long day camps are for kids and teens interested in dance and theatre arts training. Cost: $350 per week. Age range: 8-18; 109 N. Rubey Dr., Golden, CO 80403; 720-515-7099, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Walking Mountains Science Center Youth Day Camps

June 16-Aug. 15 Experience the wild places of Eagle Valley while nurturing the connection to the natural world through scientific investigations and daily exploration of local trails. Each week will have a different theme offering a variety of activities for student engagement. Cost: Range $265- $300/ week Age range: 6-14; 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620; 970- 827-9725, e-mail: [email protected],


Aug. 11-15 Sing, dance, make new friends and play musical and performance games in these two or three half-day camps. Cost: $65-$150 .Age range: 3.5-6; 8101 E. Belleview Ave. Suite D1, Denver, CO 80237; 303-840-5787, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Westwoods Center of Performing Arts

June 16-July 31 Offering classes, half-day camps and private lessons in Rock Band group guitar class, Little Idols group vocal class, Little Mozarts group piano, and private lessons in voice guitar, violin and piano. Also, dance and pricness camps. Cost: $110-$256 Age range: 2-18; 6452 Fig St, Unit D, Arvada, CO 80004; 300-467-0334, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Wild West Ranch Day Camp

May 26- Aug. 28 Equestrian day camp for all level of riders, English or Western. Take your first steps on a horse, learn natural horsemanship, or work on advanced techniques. Cost: $325. Age range: 7-16; 7969 Alkire St., Arvada, CO 80005; 303-425-8902, e-mail: ArvadaWildWest, website:

Wilderness Adventure Camp

June 2-Aug. 8 outdoor recreation and nature camp located on the Backcountry Wilderness Area of Highlands Ranch. Cost: $135-$365. Age range: 7-14; 11950 monarch, Highlands Ranch, Co 80130; 303-471-8876, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Wildlife CSI

July 14-18 Work together to solve mysteries and unravel the predator- prey crimes of who ate whom. Even the smallest insects leave behind clues that you can learn to follow. Cost: $180. Age range: 6-8; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Wildlife CSI

July 21-25 Put on your detective hat as we learn how to read the signs left behind by wildlife. Work together to solve mysteries and unravel the predator- prey crimes of who ate whom. Even the smallest insects leave behind clues that you can learn to follow. Cost: 180 Age range: 9-12; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013; 303-693-3621, e-mail: [email protected]

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp

June 9-13 Campers will learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and singles and doubles match play. Cost: $450 .Full Day / $295 Half Day Age range: 8-18; 14 E. CACHE LA POUDRE ST., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; 330-333-2267, e-mail: [email protected],

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Camp

June 23- 27, July 7- 11, 21- 25, August 4- Experience aviation and aerospace through hands-on activities in Wings Over the Rockies 1930s Air Force hangar. Cost: Science of Flight $160 per child, Space Adventures $160 per child, Full-day Combo $300 per child. Age range: 8-12; 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver, CO 80230-6929; 303-360-5360 ext. 106, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Women in Rock

June 2-6 For those who appreciates the unique voice and perspective of female artists. Cost: $450. Age range: 8-18; 5950 South Platte Canyon Road D20, Littleton, CO 80123; 303-974-7568, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School Camp

9 a.m. to noon July 14-18 Grab a hammer, find a paintbrush and put on your creative thinking cap. Cost: $25 for week. Age range: 3-12; 7077 S Simms St, Littleton, CO 80127; 303-979-8374, e-mail: [email protected], website:

World Adventures Camp

June 23- July 31 Enjoy a four-day c amp for the summer. Each week is different. Cost: $62 ($$49 Resident) per week. Age range: 3-6; 1016 Boston St. #880, Aurora, CO 80230; 303-326-8328, e-mail: [email protected], website:

X-Camp @ Flatirons Gymnastics Center

June-July Participate in many activities such as group games, crafts, and gymnastics. . Cost: $130-$315. Age range: 3-12; 2645 Industrial Lane, Broomfield, CO 80020; 303-465-6303, e-mail: [email protected], website:

X-Camp @ Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics

June-July Kids will participate in many activities such as group games, crafts, and gymnastics. . Cost: $130-$315 . Age range: 3-12; 555 Aspen Ridge Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026; 720-887-6752, e-mail: [email protected],

YMCA of Boulder Valley Adventure Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Children entering 4th-6th grades progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddle-boarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship. Cost: Fees vary. Age range: 9-14; , , CO 80026; 303-413-9622, e-mail: [email protected], website:

YMCA of Boulder Valley Fun in the Sun Day Camp

June 2-Aug. 15 Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade develop new skills through group activities, themed projects, games, crafts, swimming and field trips. Camp is held in various BVSD elementary schools. Cost: Fees vary. Age range: 5-12; , , CO 80026; 303-413-9622, e-mail: [email protected], website:

YMCA of Boulder Valley Sports Camps

June 2-Aug. 15 Children entering 1st-6th grade will be broken up into groups based on age and ability and will participate in a skills clinics and games in a specific sport each week. Skateboarding camp and Y Riders cycling camp also available. Cost: Fees vary. Age range: 6-12; , , CO 80026; 303-413-9622, e-mail: [email protected], website:

YMCA of Boulder Valley Teen Camps

June 2-Aug. 15 Two camps for teens entering 6th-9th grade: Outdoor Living Skills Camp, and the Ultimate Week Camp, which includes trips to to Elitch Gardens, Water World, Boondocks, YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park and a local pool. Cost: Fees vary. Age range: 12-15; , , CO 80026; 303-413-9622, e-mail: [email protected], website:

YMCA of Metro Denver

May 27-Aug. 15 A variety of imaginative activities that nurture their spirit, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies. Weekly themes. Cost: varies. Age range: 5-14; 720-524-2792, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Young AmeriTowne

July 21-25 Fourth and fifth graders learn about government, banking, economics, supply and demand and advertising. Cost: $195. Age range: 9-11; 3550 East First Ave., Denver, CO 80206; 303-321-2265, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Young Filmmakers Workshops by Denver Film Society

June 16-Aug. 22 Two-week filmmaking camps culminate with a short, narrative film. Cost: $800, scholarships available. Age range: 12-18; 7111 E. Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220; 303-595-3456 x226, e-mail: [email protected], website:

Youth and Teen Summer Camps

June 2-Aug. 1 Arts and crafts, games, swimming, field trips and more for ages 6-10 and Teen Adventure Trek for ages 11-15. Enrollment packet on website beginning Feb. 24. Cost: Youth camp: $120 resident/$145 nonresident; Teen Camp: $140 resident/$165 nonresident. Age range: 6-15; 6060 E. Parkway Drive, Commerce City, CO 80022; 303-289-3789, website:

Youth Non-Contact Football Camp

April 28, May 5, and May 12 Youth non-padded football camp focuses on skill, technique, and fundamentals camp. Regis Jesuit Football coaching staff, current players will work with athletes on agility, speed, technique, and skill stations each session. Cost: $59 Age range: 6-14; 6400 S. Lewiston Way, Aurora, CO 80016; e-mail: [email protected], website:

-Denver Post

Denver Post’s Extensive Summer Camp Guide 2013

Believe it or not, summer camps are already filling up so don’t miss these great articles:

Summer Camps Connect Kids with Nature

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.


(Camp) Memories Light the Corner of My Mind: What Summer Camps Are You Doing?

I almost cried on my final day of camp.

But here’s the really sad thing: I wasn’t even the one who attended.

Last week, my children wrapped up their first ever “grown-up” camp with Avid4 Adventure. We’ve done casual sports and art camps through the school or county but this was our first real deal. My kids participated in their Multi-sport Camp and every day was dedicated to a different pursuit: kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.

Another reason I cried: I didn’t get to do it with them.

I did, however, catch a glimpse of why they said they had “the best time ever” by attending each of their parent days. I witnessed Bode