Adventures Outside Day Camps. Kids entering 1st-5th grades. 10-week outdoor/educational programs; 3 Denver river locations. 6/6-8/12, $200-225/wk. Greenway Foundation. greenwayfoundation.org/summercamp, 720.306.8000, email@example.com
Avid4Adventure. Pre-K-7th-graders bike, climb, paddle, hike, thrive in outdoors for skills and character-shaping confidence. Weekly June thru Aug. Westerly Creek Elem., 8800 E. 28th Ave., Stapleton. 9am-3pm. Extended care: 8am-6pm. Save $25-$70/camp/session till 2/29. Locations in Boulder, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Denver: Washington Park & Stapleton, Lafayette and Castle Rock. www.avid4.com, 800-977-9873
Camp Granite Lake (formally AO Camps). Sleep-away camp. Connect with friends, counselors and nature in supportive, unplugged community. Sailing, rock climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, ceramics, backpacking, archery, culinary arts, etc. Beautiful 135-acre property with private 8-acre lake less than 1 hour from Stapleton. 1-week (ages 7-9), and 2-week (ages 9-14) sessions. ACA Accredited, CDHS licensed. Discounts, payment plans, scholarships available. campgranitelake.com, or 720.249.2997 to schedule tour or slideshow.
Art Students League of Denver. Drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture. AM and PM camps available. Prices vary. 303.778.6990, asld.org
Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps. Fun and creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing, storytelling and photography. www.arvadacenter.org, 720.898.7200
Augustana Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School. For kids starting1st to leaving 5th grade. Week of singing, crafts, games and faith. www.augustanadenver.org, 303.388.4678. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave.
Aurora Dance Arts Summer Camps. Various locations. One week, half-day session, include Fairy Tale Princess, Lil’ Kids Hip Hop Camp, All Styles Dance Camp, Teen Hip Hop, Poms/Cheerleading Camp, Ballet Intensive, etc. Ages 4-18. Begin 6/15. www.auroragov.org/dance, 303.326.8308
Aurora Cultural Arts Theatre. Various locations across Aurora. Ages 4-18. Half days. Sessions: Acting Up ages 4-6; Little Foxes ages 7-10; Teen Acting Camps and Broadway Bound ages 11 and up. Themes: Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Harry Potter Adventure, Twilight, The Three Faces of Oz (musical numbers from Wizard of Oz, The Whiz and Wicked.) www.aurorafox.org, 303.739.6520
Ballet Ariel Summer Camp. Ballet training mixed with fun. Classes in ballet, modern, acting for dancers, etc. 7/11-15 and 7/25-29, Mon.-Fri. 10am-3pm. Tuition includes before and aftercare betw. 8:30am-5pm. Beginning/Intermediate level ages 8-12; Intermediate/Advanced level ages 12-18. 7808 E. Cherry Creek S. Dr., Ste. 209. 303.945.4388, www.balletariel.org/school
Bike Camp. Ages 7-9 and 10-14. $500 for 2-week session. Scholarships (full and partial) available. Fun, educational summer camp melds teamwork, service, bike maintenance education, safe riding skills, group rides, field trips and thrilling capstone mountain biking experience. The Bike Depot, 2825 Fairfax St. 303.393.1963, www.thebikedepot.org
Bill Roberts SUPER Fun Summer Camp. A dash of everything: sports, art, technology, math, team-building and more. Campers can choose their activities, and direct their time to their interests. July 11-15 and August 8-12. Grades K-7. For more information, please e-mail Tracy Schoneman at Tracy_80206@yahoo.com.
Bill Roberts Camp Invention. Hands’on fun for children entering grades 1-6. 9am-3:30pm June 13-17. Please visit www.campinvention.org to register or contact Brenna Markson at 720.424.2640 or Brenna_markson@dpsk12.org with any questions. Save $25 if you register by March 21st
Bladium Kids Camps. Highly active week camps; full or half-day. 6/6-8/19. 2400 Central Park Blvd. 303.320.3033, firstname.lastname@example.org, bladiumdenver.com/youth-kids/kids-camps
Bluff Lake Nature Center Summer Camp. Weekly outdoor nature camps, ages 6-11. Mix of nature exploration, hands-on science lessons, games, crafts and unstructured play for campers to understand/enjoy outdoors. Small groups, family feel. Weekly themes: Riverwalkers, Time Trekkers, Eco Engineers and Pathfinders. Half-day (9am-12:30pm); Full-day (9am-2:30pm) with pre/post camp extended hours available. 6/6/16-7/29/16. www.blufflake.org
Camp McAuliffe. Variety of camps include volleyball, emerging artists, acting, math, robotics, speed and agility, camp games, etc. Ages 9 to entering high school. AM and PM sessions. Camp descriptions: www.McAuliffe.dpsk12.org. Cost varies; limited number of scholarships for families needing financial help. email@example.com to apply.
Camp Chief Ouray (CCO). Traditional overnight camp for ages 7-17. In cabins with 2 college-aged, trained counselors and 6-9 kids of own gender/age. Low staff-to-camper ratio. 5,100 acres of mountains, valleys, streams and meadows. Ages 15-18 can do Leader-in-Training, Counselor-in-Training, Wrangler-in-Training and Wilderness Leadership. www.campchiefouray.org/
Camp Chief Ouray Family Camp. YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, CO. Labor Day weekend 9/2-5; great family getaway to enjoy Colorado Rockies where parents, grandparents, teens, kids enjoy traditional camp activities. http://campchiefouray.org/adult-family-camps/family-camp/
22nd Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps. 6/13-17 and 7/11-13. Full and half-day options. 9am-4pm. 8:1 staff/student ratio. Learn scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking, strategic planning for all phases of game. Also: 2-day workshops, tournaments, follow-up classes. Learn from National Chess Master/author Todd Bardwick. 303.770.6696, www.ColoradoMasterChess.com.
City of Aurora Summer Camps. Arts and music, cooking, craft and hobbies, drama, golf, etc. Various locations in Aurora. Ages 3-14. Registration open 4/11. Check website for descriptions, cost and age. www.auroragov.org/recreation, 303.326.8560
Colorado Ballet Academy Summer Programs. Downtown Denver. All ages. Cost varies re weeks of participation. Colorado Ballet Academy, 1075 Santa Fe. 303.339.1623, www.coloradoballet.org
Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Summer Camps. Ages 5-18, June-Aug. Cost varies per camp. Skills development from beginning fundamentals to elite player evolution. In Stapleton, Lowry or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. www.rapidsyouthsoccer.org, 303.399.5858
Colorado School of Strings Camps: Music Explorers Summer Camp. Ages 4-8, 8/1-5, 9-11am, $100. Explore music through songs, instruments, games while learning basics of note reading, ear training and rhythm. Young Players String Camp. Ages 5-9, 8/8-12, 9-11am, $100. Some previous experience required on violin, viola or cello. Learn new songs and techniques in an ensemble.
Stapleton Youth Orchestra Camp. Ages 8 and up, 8/15-19, 9am-noon, $150. At least 1 year of instruction required on violin, viola, cello or bass, and ability to read music. Learn new orchestra pieces as ensemble while exploring music history, composers and music theory. Kelly Benson, 720.420.5000, www.coloradoschoolofstrings.com
Commerce City Parks and Recreation Summer Camps. 6/6-8/5. Full-day camps with swimming and field trips weekly. Astronomy, horseback riding, paddle boarding, urban farming, etc. State-licensed and CCAP-approved. Low child/staff ratios. Registration opens 2/22. $120/week Commerce City resident; $145/week nonresidents. Ages 6-10 and 11-15. 6060 E. Parkway Dr., Commerce City. 303.289.3659, c3gov.com/camp
Camp Con Brio, String Camp of the Rockies. Middle School and High School Overnight Camps. Middle School 6/29-7/2, $325. High School 6/27-7/2, $450. Nestled in Rocky Mountains, students participate in orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, enrichment classes and outdoor recreation. Kelly Benson, 720.420.5000, www.campconbrio.com
Creative Story Camp with Madcap Theater. Ages 10-16. 9am-4pm July 18-22. $300. Participants explore their imagination and writing skills as they create their own story to present to friends and family. Youth will use theatrical exercises to build imagination, confidence and collaboration skills. Visit madcampimprov.com. 303.884.1161.
Creative Learning Preschool Summer Camps. Quebec Square, 7505 E. 35th Ave., Ste. 340. Full-day, AM- or PM-only weekly camp. Daily routine: preschool curriculum, gym time, music, crafts, outside play, meal time, centers. Ages 1-8. 303.377.8855, www.creativelearningdenver.com
Dance Institute Summer Camp. 4601 Quebec St. Educational/affordable dance camps for ages 4 and up. Weeklong; divided by age and abilities. Full and ½-day camps available June, July and August. 6-week intermediate/advanced Summer Intensive in Ballet, Pointe and Lyrical. www.DanceInstituteDenver.com
DAVA Summer ART Program-Oasis Studio. Downtown Aurora Visual Arts free drop-in art program concentrates on personal expression through the arts. Ages 7-17. Ceramic, pottery, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, etc. Summer hours: 1:30-4:30pm, Mon-Fri. 1410 Florence St. davarts.org
David Ross Piano Studio-Songwriting/Composition Intensive Program. Learn to create great music. Music technology for those interested in recording, sequencing, looping, etc. Work one-on-one with singer/songwriter/composer David Ross in his Stapleton studio. Specialized and individual attention. Basic knowledge of music or instrument desirable; not necessary. Students entering 7th-12th grade. Flexible summer dates/times. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.denverpianostudio.com
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, catalog.botanicgardens.org, email@example.com
Denver Art Museum Classes & Day Camps. Ages 6-15. Half-day and full-day camps. 100 W. 14th Ave. P’kway. 720.913.0130, www.denverartmuseum.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denver Center Theatre Academy. Learn to act, sing, dance and design sets. Classes taught by professional actors/directors from DCPA. Scholarships available. Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 303.446.4892, email@example.com, denvercenter.org
Denver Fencing Center Summer Camps. Beginner to advanced camps in June, July and Aug.; ages 7 & up. Call re Medieval Camp. 1930 S. Navajo St. (Ruby Hill Park). 303.922.7288, www.denverfencingcenter.com/camps.html
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 & Science. Options from weeklong half-day to weeklong full-day camps. Ages 4 – grade 6. Register online or get forms on website to mail in or call 303.370.6000. www.dmns.org. 303.370.6455
Denver Parks and Rec Summer Day Camp. Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational activities of arts & crafts, active games/sports, aquatics, field trips & special events for ages 5-12. Activities inclusive to people of all abilities. Before and aftercare available. Call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840 re additional accommodations. Registration open for Denver residents 2/23 at noon; for nonresidents 4/18 at 9am. www.denvergov.org
Denver Parks and Rec Summer in the Parks. Ages 7-12, 6/17 to 8/9 (not 7/4). M-F, 10am-3pm. $450 fee for 8-week program (field trip fees extra). Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming: arts & crafts, active games & sports, aquatics, field trips & special events. Five sites: City Park Pavilion, 23rd & York; Congress Park Pavilion, 8th & Josephine; Fred Thomas Park, 26th & Quebec; Rosamond Park, S. Tamarac & Quincy St.; Sloan’s Lake Park, 26th & Tennyson St. Registration for Denver residents begins Tues., 2/23 at noon, online and in person at Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson. First-come basis till filled. Nonresident registration opens 4/18 at 9am. 720.865.0840, www.denvergov.org website, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Parks and Rec Teen Adventures. Recreation program for youth offers wide range of adventure-based activities, opportunity to develop lifelong social skills/experiences. Field trips include learning to scuba dive at A-1 Scuba & Travel, X-Arena, paddle boarding, mountain biking, etc. Registration online or in-person at Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson St. First-come, first-served basis till activity at capacity or thru Fri., 6/17. Registration limited to 40 teens. Ages 13-16. $82. (financial assistance available for Denver residents) 6/16-8/5. Thurs. and Fri.–times/locations vary. Info: email@example.com. www.denvergov.org
Denver School of the Arts. Various summer programs/camps for grades 3-12. 6/6-7/29. DSA campus Montview and Quebec. Affordable/flexible programs in theatre, vocal music, sewing/costume construction, dance and creative writing. $70-$245 depending on program. dsa.dpsk12.org, Tracy Holt: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Sacker: email@example.com.
Denver Dumb Friends League Camps. Learn to be safe around animals; work with various shelter pets. Experienced, enthusiastic staff, guest speakers and cuddly critters for week of activities, games and crafts. Various dates at Denver shelter. 303.751.5772, ddfl.org/crittercamp
Denver Zoo Camp Summer Safari 2016. Registration now open. Weeklong day camps for pre-K-8th grade. Animal lovers enjoy hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters/observations, crafts, games, stories, projects, etc. www.denverzoo.org
Digistars Make-a-Movie Workshop. Weeklong full-day camps west of zoo in Whittier. June-Aug., grades 1-8. Claymation and live action moviemaking using green screen technology. Production process is hands-on, kid-driven, and collaborative. Enthusiastic instructors are professional filmmakers or film students. Class size limited. Register early for best rates at DigistarsWorkshop.com.
Dream BIG Day Camp. 1-3-6-9 weeks of amazing fun. Team/individual sports, performing arts and arts/crafts. 6:1 ratios. Carnival, Western, Space, World Cup Soccer Days, rocketry, rock climbing, yoga and waterslides, etc. Mary Stein: 303.377.1805, www.dreambigdaycamp.com
DSST 2016 Tennis Camp. With DSST tennis coaches. Weekly camps focus on tennis fundamentals, skill and competition games. Ages: 5-12, 6/6-6/10 and 6/13-6/17, 8:45-10:45am and 11am-1pm. Coach Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
DU P.A.S.S. Camp. 1-week summer camps: soccer, rock climbing, swimming, gymnastics, dance, flag football, etc. Univ. of Denver. 303.871.3908, email@example.com, www.du.edu/ritchiecenter/youthprograms/passcamp
DU Sports Camps. Univ. of Denver sports camps for boys/girls, variety of ages include basketball, soccer, gymnastics, hockey, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse. Overnight and day camp options. Cost varies, multiple dates. www.denverpioneers.com/camps
Endorphin Kids Summer Camp. Endorphin Fitness Camp keeps kids active, engaged and having fun. Run by certified, passionate, educated fitness professionals. Activities: art, science, sports and lots of movement. 8am-4pm; extended hours if needed. Ages 5-13. Weekly: 6/6-8/12. $300/wk. www.myendorphin.com/kids-summer-camps, Robin Riley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairy Tale Ballet Camp. Provide your tiny dancer with a summer to remember! Children will enjoy a perfect balance of dancing and crafts each day from 9 am to 12 noon. A performance for family and friends ends a perfect fairy-tale-comes-true week! Each week a different fairy tale is featured. Come for one week or all four! Tuition $200/week. Classical Ballet of Colorado. 6740 East Hampden Ave. Denver. 303-756-1970.
- Cinderella July 11 – 15
- Sleeping Beauty July 18 – 22
- Snow White July 25 – 29
- Swan Lake August 1 – 5
First Tee of Denver Summer Junior Golf Programs. Instruction for kids all ability levels ages 4 and up. www.thefirstteeofdenver.com
Four Mile Historic Park Camps. Ages 6-11. 720.865.0814, www.fourmilepark.org/summer-day-camp
Graland Country Day School Day Camps. Something for everyone, preschoolers to just-graduated 8th-graders, whether into art, athletics, academics or adventure. Offerings: Art Under the Sea,
Babysitting Boot Camp, French Cooking for Young Chefs Coding Craziness, Skateboarding Camp, Young Authors’ Writing Camp. Register: www.graland.org/summerprograms for half-day camps, 9am-12pm. Camps run 1 week starting in June. Contact: Tanisha Davis, 303.336.3731
Grand Slam Tennis Camps. Ages 7-13. By Meredith McGrath, former Wimbledon singles semi-finalist and doubles finalist. Focus on proper stroke production and swing technique using combination drill work/game play for learning fun. 6/6-10, 6/13-17, 7/11-15, 7/18-22. 9.30am-12.30pm. $225/week. Location: TBD; courts at Stapleton-area school. 650.815.9236, email@example.com
Heal Through Play Camp. Equine camps that helps children with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-confidence, divorce, aggression, social skills, and more. Hosted by psychotherapists. 9am-2pm on June 6-12 (ages 8-11) and 9am-2pm June 27-July (ages 11-13). http://www.healthroughplay.com/camps
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families. Ages 3-18 and parents. Various dates/Colo. locations thru summer. $108-$131/person plus lodging. 11 camps for families who have adopted internationally and domestically. Authentic cultural activities and supportive environment for whole adoptive family. Also: July Adult Adoptee Retreat for any adoptee over 18 to build community of people with common adoption bond. www.heritagecamps.org, Pam Sweetser: 303.320.4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Improv Camp with Madcap Theater. Ages 10-13. 9am-4pm July 11-15. $300. An interactive and fast-paced camp taught by Brian Harper, actor and co-owner of Madcap Theater who has performed 2,000+ live shows. Participants will learn the basics of improv, ensemble building, trust and self-confidence. Visit madcampimprov.com. 303.884.1161.
Jewish Community Center. Day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps and weeklong themed camps. Before and after care available for extra fee. www.jccdenver.org, 303.316.6307
Johnson & Wales University (JWU) Camps:
- JWU Kitchen Basics Boot Camp. Half-day camp for ages 8-11 for basic culinary skills. Learn from experienced chefs in professional, state-of-art kitchens general kitchen terminology to “mise en place” to knife skills. 9:30am-12:30pm. 6/13-17. $250. 7150 Montview Blvd. 303.356.9462, 303.256.9569, www.jwu.edu
- JWU Culinary Explorations-Around the World in a Week. Designed for passionate tween/teen (12-16 years old) interested in expanding culinary horizons. Each day new global cuisine culture in professional, state-of-art kitchens with experienced staff chef instructors. 9:30am-3:30pm. 6/20-23. $450. 303.356.9462 or 303.256.9569. 7150 Montview Blvd. www.jwu.edu
- JWU Eco Discovery Camp. One-week camp intro to environmental science. Ages 9-12. Campers perform/design experiments in a laboratory setting and investigate environmental topics outdoors. Topics: water quality, soil composition, biodiversity, global changes, energy resources, energy consumption and pollution explored. 9am-4pm. 6/20-24. $285. 7150 Montview Blvd. 303.356.9462, 303.256.9569, www.jwu.edu
- JWU Lacrosse/Basketball Camp. 6/6-10. 9am-4pm. Boys/girls ages 6-12 with lacrosse in am and basketball in pm. Small-group instruction for all skill levels, including first-timers. Work with college coaches and student-athletes on individual/team skills. Coach Chris O’Neal: 303.256.9307: register: denver.jwuathletics.com/camps/camps-list. Half-day sessions available. Register before 2/29 $300; 3/1-4/30 $325; then $350.
- JWU Soccer/Volleyball Camp. 6/13-17, 9am-4pm. Boys/girls ages 6-12 do soccer in am and volleyball in pm. Small-group instruction for all skill levels, including first-timers. Work with college coaches and student-athletes on individual/team skills. Contact Coach Lindsey Martin: 303.256.9697; register: denver.jwuathletics.com/camps/camps-list. Half-day sessions available. Before 2/29 $300; 3/1-4/30 $325; then $350.
- JWU Basketball Camp. 7/11-15, 9am-4pm. Boys/girls ages 6-12 learn/improve their skills. Work with college coaches and student-athletes on individual/team skills. Small-group instruction for all skill levels, including first-timers. Coach Quintin Grogan: 303.256.9319; register: denver.jwuathletics.com/camps/camps-list. Half-day sessions available. Before 2/29-$300; 3/1-4/30-$325; then $350.
- JWU Soccer/Basketball Camp. 7/18-22, 9am-4pm. Boys/girls ages 6-12 for soccer in am and basketball in pm. Small-group instruction for all skill levels, including first-timers. Work with college coaches and student-athletes on individual/team skills. Coach Jennifer Colley: 303.256.9511; register online: denver.jwuathletics.com/camps/camps-list. Half day sessions available. Before 2/29 $300; 3/1-4/30 $325; then $350
- JWU Lacrosse/Volleyball Camp. 7/25-29 9am-4pm. Boys/girls ages 6-12 gain exposure to 2 popular team sports. Small-group instruction for all skill levels, including first-timers. Work with college coaches and student-athletes on individual/team skills. Coach Cristina Johnson: 303.256.9327; register online: denver.jwuathletics.com/camps/camps-list. Half-day sessions available. Before 2/29 $300; 3/1-4/30 $325; then $350.
- JWU Soccer Day Camp. Coed, ages 5-14. Skills sessions (dribbling, passing, shooting, defending); small-sided games daily. Session 1: 7/20-23; Session 2: 7/27- 30. Full-day 9am-4pm; half-day 9am-12pm. Athletic trainer on-site. JWU players serve as counselors. JWU coaches. Half-day $150; full-day $200/per week. Jennifer Colley: 303.256.9511; email@example.com
Kathy’s Kamp Summer Enrichment Camp. 6/6-7/29. Affordable childcare option for working parents. Sports, outdoor activities, cooking classes, reading education, arts & crafts, swimming, etc. Run by Families Forward Resource Center, Z-Place, Evie Dennis Campus, 4800 Telluride St. $83/week. 9am-3:30pm, with extra $5/day start at 7am and extra $5/day stay to 6pm. CCAP accepted; fundraisers available to help parents raise money for camp fees. familiesforwardrc.org, 303.307.0718
The Logan School Summer Camp. Traditional, specialty and adventure camps located in Lowry. Costs, times: www.theloganschool.org
LYNX National Arts and Media Camps. 2-week camps at CU Denver for high-schoolers interested in music industry, movie production, digital design, digital animation and 3D design, and/or photography. 6/5-6/17 and 7/10-7/22. $1,000-$1,100 for commuters; $1,850-$1950 for residential students. Scholarships available. www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CAM/LYNX_Summer_Camps
Metro State Roadrunners Soccer Camps. Boys and Girls Ages 6-14. www.MetroStateSoccerCamps.com.
Montessori Children’s House of Denver Summer Camp. 12 months-6th grade. Explore, create and engage. Sessions in art, music, adventure, nature, foreign language, etc. 4 Denver campuses. 303.322.8324, mchdenver.org
Neighborhood Music Stapleton Summer Camps. Into the Woods Jr. Musical Theater Summer Camps. Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm. 6/13-7/1. $750. Final performance, costumed on professional stage: 6/30 5:30pm. Ages 7-16. Limit: 25 students. Peter Pan Jr. Musical Theater Summer Camps. Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm. 7/11-7/29. $750. Final performance, costumed on professional stage: 7/29 at 5:30pm. Ages 7-16 yrs. Limit 25 students. Music & Hogwarts and Movies & Hogwarts. Students learn songs from popular John Williams score, join Frog Choir, practice spells/charms, take potions class, and play Hogwarts’ most popular sport. Updates by Owl Post daily. Half- and full-day camp option, $160-$235. Piano Performance and Composition Camp. Limit: 10 students. Ages 7-13. 9am-12 pm. $125. Students compose, perform, record own music in individual and collaborative setting. Limit: 15 students. www.neighborhoodmusicstapleton.com, 720.378.3668, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open World Learning (OWL) Summer Tech Camps. Ages 7-13. Current technologies, robotics, computer programming, game design, LEGO robotics. At DU, Metro, Regis. $275/week; scholarships available. Weekly field trips, summer reading and reflection time. Drop-off and pickup times designed for working parents. www.openworldlearning.org/summer-camps/
Paddington Station Preschool and Kindergarten Summer Camp. Ages 3-5 Session One: June 6 – July 1 and Session Two: July 11- August 5. info@PaddingtonStation.org or (303)333-9154
School of the Poetic City. Ages 5-15. 9am-4pm. Animation Lab and Urban Art Camp. St. Andrews Church, 2015 Glenarm Place. $375/week, discounts for siblings and multiple sessions. www.schoolofthepoeticcity.com
Sewall Child Development Center. Weekly summer camp programs for kids with/without special needs. 303.399.1800, sewall.org
Silicon STEM Academy Tech Camps. STEM-specific hands-on camps include computer programming/coding, Engineering/basic and advanced robotics, digital media/photography and video editing and SAT prep/college planning. Siliconstemacademy.com. 4201 E. Yale Ave, 303.800.0011
S.M.A.R.T. Camps. Teacher-designed fast-paced learning style to excite/motivate kids to set goals, work hard and have fun. Sports and fitness, math and coding, art, technology, team building, goal setting and inspirational stories. Grades K-7. Stapleton area. Session 1: 7/11-15; Session 2: 8/8-12. 9am-2pm. $250/session. Tracy Schoneman: email@example.com
Snow Mountain Ranch Summer Day Camp. 6/13-8/19. Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm. Daily registration $35/child ($5/child discount for members and lodging guests). Lunch available for purchase. Register: http://snowmountainranch.org/summer-day-camp open in March. Archery, climbing wall, arts & crafts, tie dye, mad science, zip line (grades 4+), tubing hill (grades 4+), horseback riding (additional cost), swimming, canoeing, songs & skits, field games, hiking, etc. Website for daily offerings (not all activities offered daily).
Soccer Academy Camps. Advanced weeklong training to improve skills. Transition to Bladium Kids Camp available. 2400 Central Park Blvd. 303.320.3033, denverSA@bladium.com, bladiumdenver.com/youth-kids/soccer-academy
Spark It Studios Summer Camps 2016. Coed half-day art camps. 9am-12pm and 1-4 pm for ages 4-5 and 6-9. Bill Roberts Art Rm. Stapleton. Mixed media, clay, collages, painting, papier-mâché, woodworking, etc. 6/20-8/5. $180+ per 5-day camp. www.sparkitdenver.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Stapleton Fellowship Camp. Summer fun for your 2.5-6 year olds! Join Stapleton Fellowship Preschool for our summer sessions as we explore fun and exciting themes including: Olympics, Sports, Oceans, STEM, and Art/Music. Come join us for laughter, joy, and learning in our loving and relaxed environment. For pricing and more information go to: http://www.stapletonchurch.com/preschool-summer-camps or email Kim Tolbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stapleton All Sports. Weekly sports camps located in Stapleton. www.stapletonallsports.com or email@example.com
Summer at Stanley. Child-centered program offers full-/half-day programs for ages 4-14. $190/week half-day and $315/week full-day. Arts, sports, science, computer programming, swimming, theater, Hogwarts, fly fishing, academic options, etc. 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. 6/13-7/29. Options include Abrakadoodle Art Camp, Play-Well Tecknologies (Lego) Camp, Science Matters Camp, Dance Exploration Camp, Smart Girl Camp and i9 Sports Camps, 2450 S. Wabash St. (by Quebec & Evans). Click “Summer Programs” from www.DenverJDS.org home page 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. Community Recreation at 720.865.0840, www.denvergov.org, email@example.com
Summer Sacred Art 2016. Ages 6-10. Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm, 6/20-23, 6/27-30, 7/11-14, 7/18-21, 8/1-5. $75/child. Visual arts, music and story components, outdoor play and lunch (bring sack lunch). Sandy Prouty: 303.355.1651 ext.110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. www.montview.org
Summer SOCCER and a MOVIE Summer 2016 Camp. 6/13-16, 9am-3pm and 6/17, 9am-12pm at Denver City Park and Sie Film Center. Ages 6-10, grades 1-5. Participants play games, learn basic soccer skills with experienced/licensed soccer coaches at City Park in a.m., then lunch and supervised 10-minute walk to Sie Film Center in p.m. for age-appropriate movies. Campers get T-shirt and ball. Cost: $275 by 2/14, $310 2/15-3/31, $335 4/1 till camp full. Sibling discount $20, club teammate/classmate discount $10. Need-based scholarships available. www.soccerelectric.com
Super Star Summer Camp. This camp builds and improves skills in reading and spelling, with additional support in writing and math. The camp is designed for students grades 1-9 who are identified with dyslexia or struggle in those areas. It promotes self-confidence for all learners. June 13-15 at 1460 South Holly (Montessori School of Denver). Sessions will be 8:30-11:30am or 9:30-12:30pm. Program will include tutoring in reading, writing, math, and keyboarding. Visit www.everychildreading.org or call 720.306.1107.
Swallow Hill Music – registration opens Feb. 1. Summer Camps for kids and teens 6–17. Full schedule online or call 303-777-1003 ex. 2. Financial assistance available. www.swallowhillmusic.org
University of Colorado Sports Camps. May-Aug. day and overnight camps for kids all ages. Sports camps: football, basketball, tennis, golf, ski, volleyball and soccer. Work with CU coaches/athletes, experience life on campus. Univ. of Colorado Boulder campus. 303.492.7931, cubuffs.com/camps
The Urban Farm at Stapleton. 10200 Smith Rd. Summer Fun on the Farm. Kids ride horses, care for cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, grow food in dirt and water with alternative growing techniques, and basically farm. Ages 5-adult, 16+ camps in Horse, Poultry, Farm and Specialty. 26 weeks of half- and full-day in June, July and Aug. Schedule: http://theurbanfarm.org/summer-fun-on-the-farm/ or TUF at 303.307.9332.
West Star Wilderness Backpacking Camps. Weeklong expeditions in Colorado Rockies. Backpacking, rafting, fishing, team building, survival and leadership skills. Ted Conte: 303.459.7195, www.weststarwilderness.com
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Summer Camp. Ages 7-13. Fun activities re aviation and our solar system; build planes and rockets and use flight simulators. www.wingsmuseum.org
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. Day camps for ages 5-15 at various city locations. 720.524.2792, www.denverymca.org
YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park Day Camps. Daily 6/6-8/12. One- or multiday camps. Start at $30/day; ages 3-18. Horseback riding, hiking, explore forests, archery, pool, singing, crafts. Traditional camp: hiking, swimming and arts & crafts. Specialty camps: Outdoor Sports, Experiments and Engineering, and Dragons, Fairies and Princess. Teens: Outdoor Living Skills,
Mountaineering and Adventurers Camp. http://ymcarockies.org/summer-day-camp/, 1.866.613.9622
Young Americans Center for Financial Education Day Camps. 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
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