ACTASANA Acting Studio and Theatre Summer Camp. Ages 3-19. 6/9-8/15 in two-week intervals. Kids build relationships, self-confidence and imagination and perform live performances for parents and friends. Call 720.638.2612 or www.ACTASANA.com. Location: 1491 South Holly St. Denver 80222 (Cross St. is Florida)
Adventures Outside Day Camps. For kids entering grades 1–6, 6/9–8/22, $180/week. Kids get outside, active and learn about the environment. Register: www.greenwayfoundation.org/summercamp, 303.743.9720 ext. 830, email@example.com
Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps. Day Camps (ages 5-11). Sleep Away Camp (ages 7-14). Stapleton’s only ACA-accredited camp. Create authentic connections with nature, friends and counselors; focus on youth development through exploration, choice and play: climb, hike, fish, sing, sail, team-building, crafts, and enjoy in best natural areas around. Central pickup/drop-off for day camps. Sleep Away Camp in mountains west of Golden. Discounts, payment plans and scholarships available. www.aocamps.com, 720.249.2997
Art Students League of Denver. Drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture. Morning and afternoon camps available. Prices vary. 303.778.6990, asld.org
Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps. Fun, creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing. storytelling and photography for kids ages 5-18 and ArtStart camps for ages 1½-4. All sessions taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in safe, fun environment. www.arvadacenter.org, 720.898.7200
Augustana Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School. For children going into1st to leaving 5th grade. Week of singing, crafts, games and faith. 303.388.4678. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave.
Aurora Fox Summer Drama Camps. Various locations in Aurora. Ages 4-18. Half-day camps. Sessions include Acting Up for ages 4-6, Little Foxes for ages 7-10, Teen Acting Camp and Broadway Bound for ages 11 and up. Themes: Super Heroes, Animal Tales, Peter Pan, Classical Styles, Musical Theatre. www.aurorafox.org, 303.739.1973
Aurora History Museum Pioneer Camp. DeLaney Farm Historic Site. Two Sessions: 6/23–6/27 or 7/7–7/11. Half-day camp for ages 8-12. Cost: $90/Aurora residents, $110/nonresidents. www.auroramuseum.org, 303.739.6660
Aurora Dance Arts Summer Camps. Various locations. Sessions include Fairy Tale Princess, Lil’ Kids Hip Hop Camp, Michael Jackson Dance Camp, Cartoon Fun Camp, All Styles Dance Camp, Teen Hip Hop, Poms/Cheerleading Camp, Ballet Intensive for Nutcracker auditions and more. For ages 4-18. Begin week of 6/16. www.auroragov.org/dance, 303.326.8308
Bladium Kids Camps. Full-day/half-day/full-week flexible schedules for parents; includes healthy lunches and snacks. Contact: Camp registrations, 303.320.3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2400 Central Park Blvd.
Bluff Lake Nature Center: Junior Naturalist Summer Camps. 3400 Havana Way, Denver. Ages 6-12. Half-day: 8:30am-12:30pm/$175 (6/16–6/20 or 7/14–7/18) or full-day 8:30am-2:30pm/$240 (6/23–6/27 or 7/21–7/25). Two themes: Pathfinders and Skywatchers. Discounts available for early registration (2/1-28), multiple children/weeks and referrals. Explore science and wonder outside at Bluff Lake. Keith@blufflake.org, 720.708.4079, http://www.blufflake.org/wordpress/programs/summercamps/
Butterfly Pavilion Summer Camps. Provide kids with memorable experiences that connect them to nature and encourage science appreciation. Camps offered June to August. www.butterflies.org
Camp Chief Ouray Adventure Trips. Ages 13–15. Explore Colorado by foot, raft, bike or horse while growing strong, working as team member and learning to live in harmony with our environment. Adventure starts with 1–2 days of team building and trip preparations at Camp Chief Ouray. Groups then embark on 4-day adventure in the backcountry. http://www.campchiefouray.org/adventure-camp-overview.htm
Camp Courage. Weeklong overnight camp for children suffering from cancer. Open to siblings. 6/23–6/27. Free to participants. Located near Jamestown, CO, 75 minutes from Denver. Activities include: zipline, big swing, challenge course, fishing, archery, hiking and nature. Contact John Hite at email@example.com, www.camp-courage.org
Chess Academy of Denver Chess Camps. 20th annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: 6/9–6/13 (Englewood), full- and half-day options; 7/7–7/9 (Englewood). All abilities/ages. 8:1 staff-student ratio. Three 2-day chess camps also offered through summer in Englewood for specific ability levels. Participants taught scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking and strategic planning for all phases of game. Learn from Denver Chess Master/author Todd Bardwick. 303.770.6696, http://www.coloradomasterchess.com/
CHIMP Theater Summer Kids Improv Workshop. 10-week workshop on Saturday mornings 10am-noon at Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington Street. Improv classes designed kids 10 to 16. June 7-Aug 16. Registration $100/kid. For more information visit DenverCrossroads.com. Call 303.960.5018 or email Dave at DaveBrandl@yahoo.com.
City of Aurora Summer Camps at various locations. For ages 3-14. www.auroragov.org/recreation, 303.326.8560
Colorado Ballet Academy Summer Programs. Downtown Denver. All ages. 6/2–8/15. Cost varies depending on weeks of participation. Programs from princess camps to pre-professional training. Valerie Madonia and Julia Patterson, Colorado Ballet Academy, 303.339.1623, www.coloradoballet.org, Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 1075 Santa Fe Dr.
Colorado Rapids Summer Soccer Camps. Summer camps designed and led by qualified technical staff based on our Colorado Rapids youth development curriculum. Full-day for ages 7-14, half-day and evening camps for ages 4-18 throughout summer. Various metro locations. www.rapidsyouthsoccer.org
Creative Learning Preschool Camps. Quebec Square, 7505 E. 35th Ave., Suite 330. Preschool curriculum, gym time, music, crafts, outside play, snack, centers. Ages 2-6. 303.377.8855, www.creativelearningdenver.com
Dance Institute Summer Camp. 4601 Quebec St. Fun, educational and affordable dance camps for ages 4 and up. Weeklong and divided by age and abilities. Full- and half-day camps available June, July and August. New this summer: Intermediate and Advance Dance Intensives for Teens and Pre-Teens. www.DanceInstituteDenver.com for schedule and pricing.
Day Art Camps. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E Alameda Ave. Ages 6-8 and 9-12. email@example.com, 303.344.1776, www.auroragov.org/arts
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Garden Camps. Ages 6-12. Grow your mind, plant a new friend and dig into the Gardens with weeklong day camps. 1007 York St. 720.865.3580; http://catalog.botanicgardens.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denver Art Museum Classes & Day Camps. Ages 6-15. Half- and full-day camps. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 720.913.0130, www.denverartmuseum.org, email@example.com
Denver Center Theatre Academy. Learn to act, sing, dance and design sets. All classes taught by professional actors/directors from DCPA. Scholarships available. Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 303.446.4892, academy @dcpa.org, denvercenter.org
Denver Dumb Friends League Camps. Kids learn how to be safe around animals and work with variety of shelter pets. Experienced, enthusiastic staff, guest speakers and some cuddly critters give your child a week of learning through activities, games and crafts. Various summer dates at the Denver shelter. 303.751.5772, ddfl.org/crittercamp
Denver Montclair International School Summer Camps. English and foreign language camp options; no prior language experience necessary. 206 Red Cross Way (Lowry). www.dmischool.com
Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Numerous options from weeklong half-day to weeklong full-day camps. Age 4–grade 6. Register online or registration forms on website to mail to Museum or call 303.370.6000. www.dmns.org. Go to Education, Families & Children, Summer Day Camps. 303.370.6455.
Denver Waldorf School Summer Camp. Ages 3½ through rising 5th-graders. Location: 940 Fillmore St. www.denverwaldorf.org
Denver Zoo Camp Summer Safari 2014: Animals Around the World. Registration now open. Weeklong day camps for kids pre-K–8th grade run 10 weeks from 6/2. Fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers with hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters/observations, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. www.denverzoo.org for details
Dream BIG Day Camp. Proudly supports the Front Porch. 6:1 camper to counselor ratios. Self- esteem, team sports, individual sports, arts/crafts, performing arts, splash water slides, community, sense of belonging, confidence. Programs every break and summer. Mary Stein, owner/director, 303.377.1805, www.dreambigdaycamp.com
DSST Stapleton Tennis Camp. Ages 5-12. Led by DSST coaches, each weekly camp will focus on tennis fundamentals: the serve, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys and overheads. Daily kids play skill and mini-tennis games to keep the learning fun, with team competition at each week’s end. Participants divided into groups based on age/skill level. Maximum 25 kids/session. Portion of registration benefits DSST Tennis Team.6/9–6/13 and 6/16–6/20. 9am-12pm (choose one or both weeks). Stapleton tennis courts: Montview and Syracuse. Fee: $190/week or $340/both weeks. Contact: Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
DU P.A.S.S. Camp. 12 one-week camps. Soccer, rock climbing, swimming, gymnastics, dance, flag football and more. University of Denver. 303.871.3908, email@example.com, www.du.edu/ritchiecenter/youthprograms/passcamp
Equine Exploration Youth Camp (grades 6-8). June 30-July 1. 9am-3pm. Two days at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center learning about horse anatomy, body language, markings and more. $120. Register online at ddfl.org/horse-education or 303.751.5772.
Four Mile Historic Park. Ages 6-11. Full- and half-day options. Homesteading Camp, learn about early homesteading in Colorado. How the West was Fun, learn about our nation’s westward expansion. Ranches to Railroads. explore jobs of the Wild West. At Alameda and Colorado Blvd. www.fourmilepark.org for dates and cost.
First Tee of Denver Summer Junior Golf Programs. Provides instruction for kids of all ability levels, ages 4 and up. Class information and register: www.thefirstteeofdenver.com
Graland Summer Programs. Fun/engaging programs taught by Graland faculty will inspire your child to learn, create, serve the community and solve real-world problems. Specializing in camps for the academic, athlete, artist and adventurer. Camps run 6/9–6/27 and 7/28–8/8. 303.336.3731, graland.org/summerprograms.
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families. Ages 3-8 and parents. Various dates through summer. $98 to $128 per person plus lodging. We offer 11 summer camps for families who have adopted internationally and domestically. Authentic cultural activities and supportive environment for the whole adoptive family. Held in various Colorado locations. Contact Pam Sweetser: 303.320.4234, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details/to register. www.heritagecamps.org
History Colorado’s Junior Museum Camp. Ages 8-11. 6/16–6/20. Campers become “employees” of History Colorado Center and see firsthand what goes on behind-the-scenes of a large museum. Exclusive access to museum’s various departments are part of week. Campers receive junior museum ID badge, handle artifacts, assist exhibit designers with new exhibits and investigate Colorado’s people and places in the research library. Each day includes a time travel adventure. Reservations: 303.866.3345,www.historycoloradocenter.org/familyfun.
Gymnastics Plus. Weekly summer day camps at 6180 E. Warren Ave. Two full-day/weeklong camps (8:30am–3pm) for ages 6-14. Seven half-day/weeklong camps (8:30am–1pm) for ages 3- 10. Gymnastics, arts/crafts, different weekly themes, water play and special camp shows with awards. 6/9–8/11. www.coloradogymplus.com, 303.512.0799
Jewish Community Center. Day camps, sleep-away camps, sports camps and weeklong themed camps. Before and after care available for additional fee. www.jccdenver.org, 303.316.6307
Kids’ Adventures. Summer camps include weekly fitness and wellness classes, excursions and daily enrichment opportunities for ages 5-15. New educational options: math and reading tutoring by Results Learning; cooking and nutrition classes by Slow Food Denver. Programs run May-August; Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-6pm in 7 locations through Denver metro area. 303.699.1561, email@example.com, www.kidsadventures.org
Kids Theatre West Summer Performing Arts Camps. Ages 6-17. Musical theatre and Shakespeare. Located in Stapleton area. www.kidstheatrewest.com, 303 507 7424
Logan Summer Camp. Hands-on camp experience geared to adventurous and curious kids. Specialty themed weeks with multiple field trips, in-depth projects and engaging activities provide campers with great experience. Overnight camping trips also available. Each camp led by teachers and experienced counselors. Located in Lowry campus. Info/register: www.theloganschool.org
Mathletes are Everywhere: Discovering Math in Our Everyday World. For kids going into 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Hands-on lessons indoors and outdoors and rooted in Common Core Standards. Dates either week of 7/14 or 7/21 in morning (topics repeat so only sign up for one week). Cost: $200 ($175 + $25 materials fee). Camps held at Montclair Rec Center, 8th and Uinta. www.mathletesandbookworms.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303.522.1996
Mike Giles Family Karate Summer Camps. Karate Fun Camp 2014, $150 per session (Early bird discount $125 by 2/28. 9am–12pm or 1–4pm. (Half- or all-day available) Ages 3-12. email@example.com, 303.377.5425, www.mikegileskarate.com. Session 1: 6/16–6/20. Session 2: 7/14–7/18. Session 4: 8/4–8/8
Mizel Museum Summer Camp Programs. For kids pre-K–8 grade. One-week sessions with renowned teaching artists focusing on visual arts, drama, music, space exploration, science, literature and more. At multiple locations. Programs guide kids in expressing themselves through variety of fun, creative activities. 400 S. Kearney St. www.mizelmuseum.org, 303.749.5018.
A Montessori Summer. Ages 3-6. 6/2–6/30 and 7/1–7/31 (closed 7/3–7/4) 8am-4pm. $1,260/month. Offers a variety of stimulating choices, encouraging kids to discover new friendships, explore new experiences in an environment that allows them to feel safe to be themselves and follow their personal path of creativity and curiosity. Montessori Casa International, 144 Rampart Way. 720.532.0391, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montessori Children’s House of Denver Summer Camp. Ages 12 months-6th grade. Explore, create and engage. Sessions include art, music, adventure, nature, foreign language and more. Four Denver-area campuses. 303.322.8324, mchdenver.org
Neighborhood Music Stapleton Studio Summer Camps. Musical Theater: Yellow Submarine: Ages 5-13. 6/16–6/27. Mon–Fri, 9am-12pm. Cost: $285.Voice, acting, instrument performance, set and costume design. Culminates in full-costume stage performance the final class evening. Music Therapy Camp: Exploring the Arts: Ages 5-11. 7/14–7/18. Mon–Fri, 1-3pm. Cost: $245. Limit: 6. Two board-certified music therapists will lead this small group in music, art, theater, and movement activities. www.neighborhoodmusicstapleton.com, Skye: 720 353-6622, email@example.com
NeuroAgility Brain Training Summer Camp. Ages 7-23. Summer months to fall school year. 8–10-week Intensive Brain Training Summer Camp is specially designed neurofeedback program (neurofeedback recognized by American Academy of Pediatrics as effective as medication in treatment of ADD/ADHD: Class 1 category) that optimizes attentional performance in neuroAgility’s areas of expertise: ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mild traumatic brain injury, and athletic performance. Director: Kerri Honaker, LPC, BCIA. Pricing: 303.417.1797. Cherry Creek location. www.neuroAgility.com.
OpenWorld Learning (OWL) will offer several computer summer camps for 3rd- 8th graders in the city of Denver. Please check our website www.openworldlearning.org for details and registration. OWL’s mission is to support children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning.
Quill Kids Day Camp. Creative writing; recreational program guides budding authors ages 6-13 through creating imaginative prose and poetry. Each session $85, Mon.-Thurs. 9am-12pm. East Denver; 6/23–6/26, Stapleton. South Denver; 7/7–7/10, Lone Tree. West Denver; 8/4–8/7, Lakewood.
Summer Sacred Art for Children: From Scribbles to Scripture. Ages 5-10. Weeklong classes begin 6/16. $70/child. Devoted to visual arts in a sacred context where kids create art inspired by sacred texts, sacred spaces and an exploration of world traditions. Sandy Prouty: 303.355.1651 ext.110, firstname.lastname@example.org. Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. Register: www.montview.org.
School of the Poetic City. Camp One: Animation Lab (make cartoons.), session 1: 6/2–6/6 or session 2: 6/9–6/13. $300 per 5-day session. Ages: 5-14. 9am–4pm. Camp Two: Urban Art Excursion Camp (visit museums and make art), session 1: 6/16–6/20 or session 2: 6/23–6/27. $300 per 5-day session. Ages: 5-14.9am–4pm. http://www.schoolofthepoeticcity.com
Sewall Child Development Center. Weekly summer camp programs for kids with and without special needs. Details: Sewall Headquarters, 303.399.1800, sewall.org
Sew Creative Stapleton. Sewing camps; ages 8 and up. Small class size. Materials/supplies, snacks/drinks provided. Intro to Sewing required. Optional lunch extra. Outdoor Adventure items: snack bag, water bottle holder, etc. 7/12-7/18. 9am–12pm. $225. Sew Crafty!: headbands, jewelry, etc. 7/29-8/1, 9:30am–12pm. $195. Give Back: Gifts of Kindness: Make items for pets; donate to animal shelter. 8/4-8/8. 10am–12pm. $175. Register: sewcreativestapleton.com, email@example.com, 859.321.1817
Spark It Studios Summer Camps. Coed half-day art camps. 9am–12pm and 1–4 pm. Westerly Creek Elem. School Art Room. Ages 4-12. Painting, clay, collages, papier mâché, jewelry, street art, sewing and more. 6/16–8/20. $155 per 5-day camp. www.sparkitdenver.com, 720.299.1806, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Stapleton All Sports Summer Camps for Boys and Girls. Tennis Camp: Ages 4-10). 9am–12pm, 6/16 to 6/20 & 6/23 to 6/27. $190/wk or $335 for both weeks. Focus: fundamentals of tennis: serving, forehands, backhands, ground strokes and volleys. Location: Venture Prep tennis courts, 25th and Holly. Multi-Sport Camps: Ages 4-10. 9am–12pm. 7/7 to 7/11, 7/14 to 7/18, 7/21 to 7/25 & 7/28 to 8/1. $150/wk or $500 for all 4 weeks. Participants rotate through soccer, tennis, baseball/tee-ball and football using fun drills and games to learn skills in each sport. Location: outside at Westerly Creek Elementary on 26th St. and Akron. Golf Lessons: Ages 6-12. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays (6/17, 19, 24, 26 and 7/1 & 7/8 from 9–10:30am at Green Valley Ranch Golf Academy. $175 for 6 lessons. Kids learn game of golf with trusted instructors at state-of-art Green Valley Ranch Golf Academy facility.
Stapleton Family Karate Ninja Camp. Ages 4 and up. 6/23–6/27 (repeats 8/11–8/15) 10am–2pm. Cost: $199/person. 20 hours of fun, safe ninja training. Ninja equipment and gear included in price. 303.928.0043, Micah@StapletonFamilyKarate.com. 4605 Quebec St., Suite B7
Summer at Stanley. Child-centered program offers full-/half-day programs for ages 5-9th grade. $180/wk half-day and $300/wk full-day. Arts, sports, science, technology, swimming, theater, Hogwarts, academic options, and more. Highly qualified teaching staff in safe, fun, creative environment. 303.360.0803 x192, www.stanleybps.org
Summer Blast at Denver Jewish Day School. Ages 3-14. 6/16–8/1. $125-$289/session. Camp options include Abrakadoodle Art Camp, Play-Well Tecknologies (Lego) Camp, Science Matters Camp, Smart-Girl Camp, Dance Exploration and Todd Shayes Basketball Camp. Location: 2450 S. Wabash St., (near Quebec & Evans). To learn more, click “Summer Blast” from home page at www.DenverJDS.org or Josh Lake: 720.229.9558, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer in the Parks and Teen Adventures. Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming: arts/crafts, active games, sports, aquatics, field trips and special events. Call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840, www.denvergov.org, email@example.com.
Temple Emanuel Camp. 51 Grape St. 7:30am–5:30pm. 6/2–8/1. Ages 18 months to 6. Art, crafts, science, open gym, water play, outside time, music, games, story time, afternoon enrichments. 303.321.7258.
The Make-a-Movie Workshop. Enchanted by movie-making? Weeklong camps throughout July peek behind the scenes at movie-making magic. Watch clips from your favorite films with Metro State film professor Vincent Piturro. Learn how fantastical ideas make it onto the screen. Weekly themes explore special effects and film secrets, films such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and animated features; then recreate them with our film equipment. Each day includes hands-on movie-making activity. Cost: $300/week, M-F, 8:30am–3:30pm; after-care available. Ages 8-11. Location TBD. Register: www.TheMakeAMovieWorkshop.com
The Urban Farm. A farm experience with various workshops and classes. Embracing Horses horsemanship education and lessons. 303.307.9332, www.theurbanfarm.org
University of Colorado Sports Camps. May–August day and overnight camps for all ages. Sport camps for: football, basketball, tennis, golf, ski, volleyball and soccer. A chance to work with CU coaches and athletes, experience life on campus, and play where the Buffaloes play. Univ. of Colorado Boulder campus. 303.492.7931, cubuffs.com/camps
West Star Wilderness Backpacking Camps. Weeklong expeditions in Colorado Rockies. Backpacking, rafting, fishing, team building, survival and leadership skills. Scholarships available to anyone in need. Ted Conte: 303.459.7195, www.weststarwilderness.com
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Summer Camp. Ages 7-13. Fun
activities about aviation and our solar system, building planes and rockets and using flight simulators. www.wingsmuseum.org for fees and dates
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. Day camps for ages 5-15 at various city locations. 720.524.2792, www.denverymca.org
Young Americans Center for Financial Education Day Camps. Denver and Stapleton locations. Grades 2-7. $195/week. Weeklong camps include Young AmeriTowne, Girls Can, International Towne, Running Your Own Biz, Jr. $ense, and Be Your Own Boss. 303.321.2265, www.yacenter.org/SummerCamps
Youth Learn to Sail Camp at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Kids 8-17 learn rigging, sailboat handling, docking, right of way rules, capsize recovery, knot tying and marine safety with emphasis on learning the basics and feeling comfortable. Instruction, sailboats and safety equipment included. www.sspr.org for fees and dates.