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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Day Educational Camps

 

Day Camps

 

KTEC presents Bits, Bytes and Bots Computer Adventures

Boulder 303-494-2687

www.kidstec.com

We make technology education fun for kids. Explore LEGO robotics, advanced robotic challenges, movie making and video game creation in small classes with highly educated instructors. Our classes engage kids in age-appropriate, project-based activities that are fun, creative and imaginative. We teach critical thinking, communication and foundational STEM skills to kids ages 6-14 at all ability levels. Register by April 15 and get 5 percent off your registration fee.

BLAST OFF! Tennis Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

www.BoulderParks-Rec.org

Ages 6-11. Spend the morning on the tennis courts learning and improving your skills. The afternoons will be spent building and setting off rockets and swimming!

Boondocks Surprisingly Educational Kid’s Camp!

Northglenn 720-633-8172

www.Boondocks.com

Come to Boondocks Fun Center to not only have fun, but to learn about the science behind the fun! How fast is a bowling ball going when it strikes the pins? How many gallons of water does it take to fill the bumper boat pond? Answers to all these questions and the equations used will be taught to the kids in our private event room on a HD projection screen. After the teaching, the kids will make their own pizzas and will be let loose for three hours of unlimited bowling and laser tag along with $5 in arcade tokens! Cost is only $20/student. Make your reservation today!

Broomfield Academy 2013 Summer Academic Preparation Classes and Summer Enrichment Camp

Broomfield 303-469-6449

www.broomfieldacademy.com

Co-ed educational and fun enrichment prep classes and day camp for children ages 3-12: “Fun in the Sun.” June 3 - Aug. 2. Days & weeks flexible. Open to all area children! Sibling discounts. One- and two-week camp sessions including old world sports, international cooking, computer programming, inventions, architecture, music & art. Splash and swim daily in on-site saltwater pool. Weekly fun and educational field trips to places such as the Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Heritage Square Music Hall.

 

Bug Hunt

Westminster 720-974-1861

www.butterflies.org/education/ camplistings.php

Right now, all around you, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things! It’s time to grab a net, a jar, and a magnifying glass and see what you can discover about the secret lives of insects, spiders and their buggy relatives. Campers will also have the chance to investigate the Butterfly Pavilion’s outdoor exhibits, and earn the exclusive “Bug Badge.” June 11, 12 or 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. Age: 5-9 years. Fee: $15.

Camp Invention

Longmont, various locations

800-968-4332

www.campinvention.org

Led by local educators, the week-long Camp Invention program immerses elementary school children in hands-on learning disguised as fun summer activities. Children spend their time navigating an island via upcycled ships, designing inventions, and exploring connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Discounts are available – register today!

Camp Muddy Paws

Boulder 303-442-4030 ext. 613

www.boulderhumane.org

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Camp Muddy Paws offers a unique experience by giving campers a chance to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals through lessons around responsible pet guardianship, veterinary care, philanthropy and community volunteerism.

Camp Oonie Koonie Cha

Boulder 303-413-1711

www.campooniekooniecha.com

An early childhood music camp blending a variety of musical experiences with art and instrument construction, science experiments, dramatic play, storytelling and a final performance at the end of each week.

Chess Academy of Denver Chess Camps

Englewood/Denver 303-770-6696

www.coloradomasterchess.com

June 10-14 and July 8-10. Three two-day camps are also offered throughout the summer. All ages and abilities.

Colorado Center for the Blind Summer Youth Programs

Littleton 303-778-1130 ext. 222

www.cocenter.org

We have programs that teach skills and offer exciting recreational activities for students in elementary school, middle school, high school and college prep.

Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

Albuquerque, N.M. 800-2-GO-TREK

www.cottonwoodgulch.org

The Cottonwood Gulch Foundation sponsors educational wilderness expeditions and outdoor programs in the American Southwest that promote personal growth, scientific, historic and cultural discovery as well as a knowledgeable environmental ethic among all those who participate.

CU Science Discovery

Boulder 303-492-7188

sciencediscovery.colorado.edu

We offer more than 220 summer classes covering a range of disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, math and art. Our classes provide an eclectic mix of engaging, hands-on activities that are sure to ignite a passion for learning, exploration and fun! Instructors include CU faculty and under/ graduate scientists that are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. From Magic Tree House and lunar rovers to Amusement Park Physics, Muggle Magic and LEGOs — we have something for everyone!

Denver Chess Camp

Englewood 1-888-65-CHESS

www.chesscamp.com

Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun-filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Program includes a mix of classroom instruction and practice sessions. Instructors use a variety of teaching tools including demo boards, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time interesting. During snack/practice time campers play each other and practice the concepts learned in class. Camp runs June 18-22. Ages 6-15.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Summer Camp

Denver 303-370-6000

www.dmns.org/learn/families-andchildren/summer-day-camps

Each week, campers will take amazing journeys throughout the museum and outside into City Park as they experiment, create, build, ask questions, and learn — but most of all have fun!

Denver Zoo Summer Safari: Animals Around the World

Denver 303-376-4888

www.DenverZoo.org

Spend a week with Denver’s wildest residents! A fun-filled, educational experience where campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal visits and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects and zoo tours. June 6-Aug. 12. From $145-$275. Registration is online only, at www.denverzoo.org, under “Education” and “Child and Family Programs.” Grades Pre-K through eigth.

Feet on the Earth Programs

Boulder 303-642-0562

www.FeetOnTheEarth.org

Every day is a new adventure in nature! Children discover their strengths and build confidence while learning ancient skills for living close to the Earth. For children 7-16 years old.

Friends’ School Summer Programs

Boulder 303-499-1999, ext. 223

www.friendsschoolboulder.org

For preschool, elementary, middle school, ages 3-14, week long morning and afternoon sessions. June 11 to July 27. Programs include Backyard Camp, Creative Cooking, Circus Camp, Boulder on Bikes, Comedy Theater, Fashion Art, and new kids’ technology classes from Bits, Bytes, & Bots. Program descriptions and registration at friendsschoolboulder.org.

Game Builder Video Game Creation Camp

Englewood 1-888-65-CHESS

www.chesscamp.com

At Game Builder Creation Camps we combine learning and fun and bring it to a whole new level. At this camp your child will actually design, develop and create "one of a kind" computer games. These courses were developed to teach introductory programming skills and also encourage creative thinking. The Game Builder program blends these traits into an exceptionally fun experience.

iD Tech Camps

University of Denver, Colorado State University 888-709-TECH

www.internalDrive.com

Gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, video games, movies, and more at week-long, day and overnight programs held at the University of Denver, CSU-Fort Collins, Stanford, Princeton and other universities. Small classes for ages 7-17 in a fun and challenging setting. Also two-week, teen-only programs held at the University of Denver, Stanford, Yale, Harvard and others: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking & photography).

LEGO Adventures Camp (YMCA & BVSD Lifelong Learning)

BVSD Elementary School locations 303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org.

(Ages 6-12) Campers will use LEGOs as the building blocks for fun, friendships and learning. Explore deep space, build a city, create thrilling adventures and hang out with superheroes.

Longmont Humane Society Kids & Critters Camp

Longmont

303-772-1232 ext.286

www.longmonthumane.org

Campers will go behind the scenes at Longmont Humane Society and walk dogs, feed cats, assist our veterinarians and discover why animals are such an important part of our lives.

Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys

Boulder 303-394-9993

www.mizelmuseum.org

Creative Journeys camps at the Boulder JCC are one-week sessions for children in preschool through fifth grade. Kids take a unique journey with a renowned teaching artist focusing on literature and visual arts. Download our camp brochure visit www. mizelmuseum.org/brochure.

Nature/Science/Sustainability — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

www.BoulderParks-Rec.org

Ages 6-11. There will be stimulating activities including canoeing, fishing, nature walks, science projects and self defense class. Also including fun spins on education about water safety and water conservation!

Stir It Up Cooking School

Boulder 303-494-2665

www.stiritupcooking.com

Weekly summer cooking camps for ages 5-16. Cooking, baking, and fun in the kitchen. Menus will include American, Asian, Caribbean, European, Mexican or Mediterranean, or with fresh herbs and vegetables from our backyard garden. Guest chefs will teach each week. You eat what you make, so bring your appetite! Half-day and full-day camps available.

Summer Fantasy Writing and Gaming Camp

Boulder 217-419-5474

www.creative-writing-solutions.com

Druidawn Creations offers advanced writing techniques and publishing opportunities, writing motivation and overcoming writer’s block, creating original characters and plots, sword making and action scene demonstrations, adventure questing outdoors, fantasy art technique, castle building and more. Camp runs June 18-22 and June 25-29 at Twin Peaks Academy.

YMCA of Boulder Valley CATCH Camp (Cultural Awareness Through Creative Horizons)

Boulder 303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org

(Entering first through seventh grade) Is English your first language? Get your passport to fun and join us for a six-week cultural adventure! CATCH camp was developed through a 21st Century Grant collaboration between the YMCA of Boulder Valley and Boulder Valley School District to support students from Uni Hill, Columbine and Casey in building English language skills. These students attend summer school to focus on their language skills Monday–Thursday and join us for camp after classes and for a full day each Friday. Limited spaces are available to children who speak English as their first language. English speaking children provide language role modeling for English language learners and get the benefit of a culturally enriching experience for all participants.

YMCA of Boulder Valley Lego Robotics Day Camp

Boulder 303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org

(Entering third through seventh grade) Campers are given the opportunity to explore, investigate, and build with LEGOs while engaging in hands-on science activities. When campers are not building or learning how to use the Power Functions and NXT program, they will have a chance to swim and enjoy a field trip. Activities and projects change weekly! Join us on Fridays for our LEGO demonstration 4-5:30 p.m. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

YMCA & BVSD Lifelong Learning Summer Camps

BVSD Elementary School locations 303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org

(Ages 6-12) The YMCA and BVSD have joined together to offer a fun and educational camp. Six experiences to choose from at five BVSD schools. Half day/full day options.


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