Adventures Outside. Day Camps Along River at SPREE Headquarters: kids entering 1st-6th grade, June 3-Aug. 23, $150/week. Day Camps Along River at Cherry Creek Train: kids entering 1st-6th grade, June 3-Aug. 16. Kids outside, active and learning about environment. Register: www.spreeweb.org/summercamp, 303.743.9720 ext. 830, email@example.com.
Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps. Day Camps (ages 5-11); Leadership/Backpacking (ages 11-15) $320-$345/week; Sleep Away Camp (ages 7-15). Stapleton ACA accredited camp and MCA partner. Youth development through nature exploration, choice, play: climb, hike, fish, sing, team-building, crafts in best natural areas around! Central pickup/drop-off for day camps. Discounts, payment plans, scholarships available. www.aocamps.com, 720.249.2997
Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps. Fun, creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing. Storytelling and photography for ages 5-18 and ArtStart camps for ages 1½-4. Highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in safe, fun environment. Camps from June 3 through mid-Aug. Sessions from 1-8 weeks. AM and PM camps. Can sign up for lunch bunch session 12-1pm and/or extended day from 4-5pm. $50-$950. www.arvadacenter.org, 720.898.7200
Art Students League of Denver. Drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture. Morning and afternoon camps. Prices vary. 303.778.6990, asld.org
Augustana Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School. For kids going into 1st–leaving 5th grade. Singing, crafts, games and faith. 303.388.4678. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave.
Aurora Dance Arts Summer Camps. Various locations. Sessions: Fairy Tale Princess, Michael Jackson Dance Camp, Hannah Montana Camp, Teen Hip Hop, Poms/Cheerleading Camp, Ballet Intensive for Nutcracker Auditions and more. Ages 4-18. www.auroragov.org/dance, 303.326.8308.
Aurora Fox Summer Drama Camps. Various locations. Sessions: Teen Acting Camp, Little Foxes Stages and Broadway Bound. Ages, 4-18. www.aurorafox.org or 303.739.1973
Bladium Kids Camps. June 5-Aug. 23. Full day/full week $250; Half day/full week $195. Camp Bladium: ages 5-14. Soccer Academy Camp: ages 6-12. Leaders in Training: ages 11-14. Flexible schedules for parents and healthy lunches/snacks. 303.320.3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2400 Central Park Blvd.
Bike Camp. Ages 7-9 and 10-14. Three 2-week sessions: June 10-21, July 8-19, July 22-Aug. 2; 1-week June 24-28. $400/2-week session; $225/1-week. Scholarships (full and partial) available. Fun, educational experience incorporates teamwork, service, bicycle maintenance education, safe riding skills, group rides, field trips and capstone mountain biking. The Bike Depot: 303.393.1963, www.thebikedepot.org, 2825 Fairfax St.
Bluff Lake Nature Center Junior Naturalist Summer Camps. 3400 Havana Way. 8:30am-12:30pm. Ages 6-12. Multiple weeks in June and July. $175/child; discounts for multiple kids or weeks. Extended time option 12:30-2:30pm, $100 addl. World of flying, diving, digging animals through science and nature at Bluff Lake! Keith@blufflake.org, 720.708.4079, http://www.blufflake.org/wordpress/programs/summercamps/
Butterfly Pavilion Summer Camps. Memorable experiences connect to nature, encourage appreciation for science. Camps June to Aug. www.butterflies.org
Camp CALF. Kids entering 3rd-6th grade; June 10-14; $200/week. Summertime agricultural adventure on real ranch. Kristen Nein at 303.688.1026; email@example.com or www.thecalf.org. 2230 S. I-25, Castle Rock, CO
Chess Academy of Denver Chess Camps. 19th annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: June 10-14 (Englewood) full- and half-day options and July 8-10 (Englewood). All abilities/ages. 8:1 staff-student ratio. Three 2-day camps offered for specific ability levels. Scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament prep, logical thinking, strategic planning for all phases of game from Denver Chess Master, author Todd Bardwick. 303.770.6696 or www.coloradomasterchess.com/
City of Aurora Summer Camps. Various locations. Ages 3-14. www.auroragov.org/recreation or 303.326.8560
Colorado Actors Company and Theater School. 1- and 2-week classes and day camps. Robin Hood day camp (ages 6-12); Give My Regards to Broadway (ages 12-18); Fun with Music (ages 4-7); Shining Stars Drama Class for differently abled actors and actresses, experience for kids with special needs (ages 5-18); Theater classes: Murder mysteries in 1 act (ages 11-18), Creative Drama (ages 4-8). $80-$100/session. Various dates. Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave. Arvada. firstname.lastname@example.org, 303.456.6772
Colorado Rapids Summer Soccer Camps. If aspiring elite player or starting, offerings will engage and challenge all in safe, enjoyable environment. Highly qualified staff; based on Colorado Rapids youth development curriculum. Full-day camps for 7-14 years, half-day and evening camps for 4-18 years. Locations: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Stapleton area, Washington Park and Hilltop. Register: www.rapidsyouthsoccer.org/camps
Creative Learning Preschool Camps (Formerly Baby Power). Quebec Square, 7505 E. 35th Ave., Suite 330. Preschool curriculum, gym time, music, crafts, outside play, snack, centers. Ages 2-6. June 10-Aug. 23. On break July 4. 2- and 3-day options from $60. Limited all day and lunch bunch add on. 303.377.8855, www.creativelearningdenver.com
Dance Institute Summer Camp. 4601 Quebec St. Fun, educational, affordable dance camps for ages 4 and up. Weeklong; divided by age and abilities. Full and half-day camps available July and Aug. www.DanceInstituteDenver.com for schedule/pricing. Skills and memories to last a lifetime.
Day Art Camps Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E Alameda Ave. 6-8 years and 9-12 years. E- email@example.com, 303.344.1776 or www.auroragov.org/arts
Denver Art Museum Classes & Day Camps. Ages 6-15. Half- and full-day camps. 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 720.913.0130, www.denverartmuseum.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Garden Camps. Ages 6-12. Grow your mind, plant a new friend and dig into the Gardens at weeklong day camps. 1007 York St. 720.865.3580, http://catalog.botanicgardens.org; email@example.com
Denver Center Theatre Academy. Learn to act, sing, dance and design sets. Taught by professional actors/directors from DCPA. Scholarships available. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 303.446.4892, academy @dcpa.org, denvercenter.org
Denver Montclair International School Summer Camp. Ages 3-13, June 10-Aug. 16. Cost varies by camp. Language camps: Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese; sport camps: basketball, tennis, and soccer; and variety camps: Photo Safari, Sounds of Music, Off Broadway and more. Red Cross Way (Lowry). www.dmischool.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303.340.3647, 206
Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Options from weeklong half-day to weeklong full-day camps for age 4 to grade 6. Register online, forms on website to mail to museum or call 303.370.6000. www.dmns.org; Go to Education, Families & Children, Summer Day Camps. Questions: 303.370.6455
DU P.A.S.S. Camp. 12 one-week camps: soccer, rock climbing, swimming, gymnastics, dance, flag football. $240/week. Discounts available. Univ. of Denver. 303.871.3908, email@example.com; recreation.du.edu/passcamp
Denver Public Schools 2013 KC Kids Theme Camps. ECE-grade 5. Enriching, memorable summer! New science and technology camps, if you love science or are to discover you do! Special programs explore entertainment, nature, sports, technology, etc. Keep your brain active and ready to go back to school. Curriculum aligned with Colorado Dept. of Education Standards. Licensed Child Care Day Camp, breakfast provided & p.m. snack. Dates: June 10-Aug. 9. Hours: 7am-5:45pm. Staff ratio: 1/15. Cost: $175/week. Pay for 3 or more camps, get 10% off. ($140 week 5, no camp July 4). *CCAP accepted by approval only. Camps at schools: Bromwell, Lowry, Southmoor, Westerly Creek & Valdez. Register: 720.424.8260 or kaleidoscope.dpsk12.org
The Denver Waldorf Summer Camp. Ages 3.5 years through rising 5th graders. June 10-Aug. 9 (excluding July 1-5). Magical Waldorf-inspired summer camp exploring weekly themes and workshops (visits to Congress Park Pool). Details: www.denverwaldorf.org or program director, Carla Abate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.777.0531 ext. 127. Location: 940 Fillmore St.
Denver Zoo Camp Summer Safari 2013: Zooper Heroes. Calling all Zooper Heroes! Weeklong day camps for kids pre-K-8th grade run for 10 weeks from June 3-Aug. 9. Fun-filled experience for animal lovers. Campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters/observations, crafts, games, stories, projects, etc. www.denverzoo.org
Dream BIG Day Camp. Spring Break Camp: March 25-29; Session 1: June 10-28; Session 2: July 1-19; Session 3: July 22-Aug. 9. Specialty Camps: Aug. 12-16. Denver’s traditional, private day camp offers over 20 different program areas. Caring staff create emotional safety net for kids to feel comfortable, take risks. Ages 4-12. 450 Albion St. in Hilltop, SE Denver. email@example.com, 303.377.1805, www.dreambigdaycamp.com
Denver Dumb Friends League Critter Camp. 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-graders learn to be safe around animals and work with a variety of shelter pets. Experienced, enthusiastic staff, guest speakers and some cuddly critters will give your child a week of learning through activities, games, crafts. Various dates at Denver shelter. Critter Career camp for kids in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. 303.751.5772, www.ddfl.org/crittercamp
First Tee of Denver Summer Junior Golf Programs. Instruction for kids of all abilities ages 4 and up. Class info and register at www.thefirstteeofdenver.com.
Four Mile Historic Park. Ages 6-11. July 8-11: Homesteading Camp, 9am-12pm, $126 member/$140 nonmember. Learn about early homesteading in Colorado. How the West was Fun: June 17-21 and July 29-Aug. 2, 9am-3pm, $189 member/$210 nonmember. Before and aftercare available. Learn about our nation’s westward expansion. Aug. 12-16: Ranches to Railroads, 9am-12pm, $126/member/$140 nonmember. Explore jobs of Wild West. Snacks and supplies included. Alameda and Colorado. www.fourmilepark.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720.865.0800
Gymnastics Plus. Weekly summer day camps. Two full-day/weeklong camps (8:30am-4pm) for ages 6-14. Six 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. June 10-Aug. 5. 6180 E. Warren Ave. www.coloradogymplus.com, 303.512.0799
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families. Ages 3-18 and parents. Various dates. $98-$128/person plus lodging. 11 summer camps for families who have adopted internationally and domestically, with authentic cultural activities and supportive environment for whole adoptive family. Various locations in Colorado. Contact Pam Sweetser, 303.320.4234 or email@example.com, for details/register. www.heritagecamps.org
JA Business Week. 9th–12th graders. June 9-14. $250; scholarships available. Compete in “Apprentice” style project for Jamba Juice and learn from business professionals about interviewing, networking, financing and more. Stay in real college dorms and meet new friends from across Colorado while building confidence, leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit. Applications and info: jabusinessweek.org or Junior Achievement at 303.628.7377. Location: Johnson & Wales Univ., Denver Campus in Park Hill
Jewish Community Center. Day camps, sports camps and weeklong-themed camps. Before and after care available for additional fee. www.jccdenver.org/camps, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.316.6307
Kathy’s Kamp at Lowry Family Center. High-quality program provides affordable childcare for working families with school-age children, giving their children a traditional summer camp program they might not otherwise experience. Ages 5-14. June 10-July 26. Location: High Tech Early College, 11200 E. 45th Ave. $68 week (9am-3:30pm). One-time fee discount; register in March: $30; April: $50; May $60; June/later: $68. Before camp: add $25/week (7-9am); after camp: add $25 week (3:30-6pm). CCAP accepted. Breakfast and lunch included. www.LowryFamilyCenter.org, 303.307.0718, ext. 3
Kids’ Adventures. Starting May to Aug., Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-6pm. Children ages 5-15. Care at 5 locations throughout Denver metro area. Summer camps at: 1st Ave. and Havana St., Aurora; Airport Blvd and E. 1st Ave., Aurora; Mexico and E. Iowa Ave., Aurora; Evans Ave. and E. Dahlia St., Denver; and E. 104th Ave. & Landmark Dr., Commerce City. Kids enjoy swimming, an educating speaker and fun field trips throughout the week. Also includes two theme days and frequent brain-stimulating activities. 303.699.1561 or email@example.com. www.kidsadventures.org
The Logan School Summer Camp. Ages 4-14. Specialty themed weeks: Star Wars Adventure, Harry Potter Camp, Myth Busters, Olympic Games and more. Geared toward fulfilling adventurous and curious side of life. Multiple field trips per week and hands-on adventure-learning. Overnight camping trips also available for wide age range of children. Located in Lowry. Costs, times, info: www.theloganschool.org
Mathletes are Everywhere: Discovering Math in Literature, Art, Nature and Games. Ages 5-8. Hands-on math camp explores ways we can see math in everyday life. 2 sessions (different topics each session) July 15-19 and July 22-26. 9am-12pm. $175 + $25 materials fee. Lowry/Stapleton/Hilltop location TBD. www.mathletesandbookworms.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303.522.1996
Metro State Soccer Youth Day Camp. July 8-12. Boys/girls ages 6-14. $200, or $175 if register by May 1, includes camp T-shirt. Ultimate goal is to provide each player the tools to become a more complete player and have fun! Contact camp director Adrianne Almaraz at email@example.com, 303.556.4874 or register at www.MetroStateSoccerCamps.com. Held on Auraria Campus soccer fields in downtown Denver across from Pepsi Center.
Mizel Museum’s Summer Camp Programs. Children preschool through 8th grade. Affordable 1-week sessions with renowned teaching artists focusing on visual arts, drama, music, space exploration, science, literature and more. Offered at multiple locations. Programs guide kids in expressing themselves through fun, creative activities. Camp size limited to allow our teaching artists to work individually with campers. Scholarships available. 400 S. Kearney St. Download the 2013 Creative Journeys brochure at www.mizelmuseum.org/brochure or call 303.749.5018.
Montessori Children’s House of Denver Summer Camp. 12 months-6th-grade. Explore, create and engage. Four 2-week summer sessions include art, music, adventure, nature, foreign language and more. Four Denver-area campuses. 303.322.8324, mchdenver.org
A Montessori Summer. Ages 3-6. June 3-28 and July 1-31 (closed 7/3-7/5). 8am-4pm. $1,200/month. Variety of exciting, stimulating choices, encouraging children to discover new friendships and explore new experiences, while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe to be themselves and follow their personal path of creativity and curiosity. Punum Bhatia Montessori Casa International, 7551 E. Academy Blvd. 720.532.0391, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montview Church Summer Sacred Art for Children. From Scribbles to Scriptures is a program devoted to the visual arts in a sacred context. Ages 5-10 create art inspired by sacred texts, sacred spaces and an exploration of world traditions. Weeklong classes begin June 24; 10 sessions. Hours vary. For cost and to register, go to www.montview.org or 303.355.1651.
neuroAgility Brain Training Summer Camp 2013. Ages 7-23. Summer months into fall school year (8–12-week intensive). Specially designed neurofeedback program (neurofeedback recognized by American Academy of Pediatrics as being as effective as medication in treatment of ADD/ADHD) which optimizes attentional performance in neuroAgility’s areas of expertise, including ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mild traumatic brain injury, and athletic performance. Kerri Honaker, MS, LPC, BCIA, neuroAgility, 303.417.1797, www.neuroAgility.com for pricing. Cherry Creek location.
Ninja Camp. Ages 4-12. June 24-28 and Aug. 12-16. Cost: $199.00 per camp. Your child will have a blast learning how to be a Ninja in this weeklong summer camp! Envision Martial Arts in Stapleton, 4605 Quebec St., Suite B7. Contact: Erin Martin, 303.928.0043, Erin@EnvisionMartialArts.com, www.EnvisionMartialArts.com
Quill Kids Day Camp. Creative writing, recreational program that guides budding authors ages 6-13 through experience of creating imaginative prose and poetry. Each session is 4 half-days, Mon.-Thurs. 9am-12. East Denver: June 24-27, Stapleton. South Denver: July 8-11, Lone Tree. West Denver: Aug. 5-8, Lakewood. $85 for each 4-day session. (Sibling rates available.) Iretta Bell: 303.618.9701 or email@example.com; quillkids.com
School of the Poetic City Animation Camp. June 10-14 or June 17-21 (make cartoons); Urban Art Camp June 24-28 or July 8-12 (visit museums and galleries in a.m., make art in p.m.). Ages 5-14. $300. 2015 Glenarm Pl. www.schoolofthepoeticcity.com
Sewall Child Development Center. Series of inclusive, weekly summer camp programs for children with and without special needs. Also offer programs to include family members of children with special needs to help with life skills. 303.399.1800, firstname.lastname@example.org, sewall.org for more information.
Small Hands Art in Stapleton. We’ll spark your kids’ creativity! Break out paint, glue, clay, markers, paper, crayons and glitter. Ages 2 and up. Camps in June, July and Aug. DPS days off camps available. www.smallhandsart.com, 303.349.0961, email@example.com
Spanish is Fun Fiesta Camps. Exciting and memorable summer programs (beginner & advanced levels) where kids learn Spanish while having fun! Ages 4-10, 1- and 2-week full and half-day camps in June and July; various metro locations. 303.200.0622, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.spanishisfun.net/ChildrenSummerCamps.htm
Stapleton All Sports. Tennis Camp (boys/girls ages 4-10): 9am-12pm, June 17-21 & June 24-28. $190/week, or $335 for both weeks. Weekly camps focus tennis fundamentals, including serving, forehands, backhands, ground strokes and volleys. Camps at Greenway Park on Montview and Roslyn Blvd., Stapleton. All Sports Multi-Sport Camps (boys/girls ages 4-10) 9am-12pm, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 & July 29-Aug. 2. $150/week 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. Camps held outside at Westerly Creek Elementary, 26th St. and Akron. Info/register: www.stapletonallsports.com or Gabe Hurley at email@example.com or 720.985.6642
Summer at Stanley. Child-centered program offers full/half-day programs for ages 5-9th grade. $180/wk half-day and $295/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, www.summeratstanley.org
Summer Blast at Denver Jewish Day School. Ages 4-16. June 17-Aug. 2. $125-$289/session. Camp options include Abrakadoodle Art Camp, CTWorkshops iCamp, Play-Well Tecknologies (Lego) Camp, Science Matters Camp, Skyhawks Camp, Smart-Girl Camp, and Todd Shayes Basketball Camp. 2450 S. Wabash St. (near Quebec & Evans). To learn more, click “Summer Programs” from home page at www.DenverJDS.org or contact Josh Lake, 720.229.9558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer in the Parks. Ages 7-12, 6/17 to 8/9; no programs 7/4. M-F, 10am-3pm. $450 fee for 8-week program (field trips 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 St.; Fred Thomas Park, 26th & Quebec; Rosamond Park, S. Tamarac & Quincy St.; Sloan’s Lake Park, 26th & Tennyson St. Registration for residents of City and County of Denver begins March 4. 720.865.0840, www.denvergov.org, or email email@example.com.
Stapleton Fellowship Church @ Hangar 61 Creative Arts Camp. Kindergarten to 5th grade. June 17, 18 and 19 from 9-11:45am. www.stapletonchurch.com
Teen Adventures. Ages 13-16. 6/20-8/9 on Thursdays and Fridays, $82.00 program fee plus $5-$30 per week field trip fees. Adventure-based activities to develop lifelong social skills/experiences. Field trips include learning to scuba dive at A-1 Scuba & Travel, X-treme Challenge, Discover Science Museum in Fort Collins, etc. Registration for City and County of Denver residents begins Mon., March 4. For information, call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840, go to www.denvergov.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Emanuel Camp. 51 Grape St. 8am-5:30pm. June 3-Aug. 2. Ages 18 months to 6. Art, crafts, science, open gym, water play, outside time, music, games, story time, afternoon enrichments. 303.321.7258.
University of Colorado Sports Camps. May-Aug. Day and overnight camps for all ages. Sport camp: 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
The Urban Farm. A farm experience with various workshops and classes. Embracing Horses horsemanship, education and lessons. 303.307.9332, www.theurbanfarm.org
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. Fee and dates: www.wingsmuseum.org
Youth Learn to Sail Camp at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Youngsters 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. Fees and dates: www.sspr.org
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. Day camps for children 5-15 at various city locations. 720.524.2792 or www.denverymca.org
Young Americans Center for Financial Education Day Camps. Denver, Lakewood and Green Valley Ranch for 2nd-7th graders. June 10-Aug. 2. $195/week. Weeklong camps include Young AmeriTowne, Girls Can, International Towne, Jr. Money Matters, Running Your Own Biz, Money $ense, and Be Your Own Boss. 303.321.2265 or www.yacenter.org/SummerCamps