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Day Outdoor Camps

Day Camps

Adventure Experiences

Almont 970-641-4708

www.aeibasecamp.com

This camp is located 10,000 feet above sea level in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. The spectacular scenery of the backcountry base camp is the perfect site for your wilderness experience. Activities include backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, fly fishing, climbing tower, orienteering, adventure racing, day hikes, peak ascents, leave-no-trace ethics and more. Christianbased camp adventure programs available.

Adventure Quest Day Camps

Boulder 303-786-9216

Ages 6-16. June through August. Be the hero of a mythic quest! Since 1995, Renaissance Adventures has offered summer quests, birthday parties, afterschool events and holiday programs in Adventure Quest. Solve mysteries and riddles, explore mythic lands, brainstorm creative solutions to puzzling dilemmas, meet interesting characters and monsters, swashbuckle with foes using our safe, foam swords, and negotiate peace treaties. Adventure Quest is an exciting, outdoor activity for kids age 6-16 in Boulder County and throughout the Front Range. Our programs teach team-building skills and fair play in an inspiring journey of creative expression and responsible empowerment.

Adventure Day Camp (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

Monarch Elementary School (base camp) 303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org

Water adventures include kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Land adventures include rock climbing, mountain biking, camping skills. Also hiking, orienteering, archery, backcountry cooking, wilderness safety and nature awareness.

Alaya Summer Camp

Boulder 303-449-5248

A warm, homey summer camp environment emphasizing creative arts, social play, exploration and self-discovery on an acre of yards and gardens. Preschool-kindergarten. Part of Naropa University.

Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps

Boulder, Denver 720-249-2997

www.aocamps.com

For boys and girls, ages 4 1/2-15. AO Camps is entering its ninth summer of serving Boulder families, and focuses on authentic, nature-based experiences for children. Campers hike, climb, sing camp songs, make crafts, learn about the environment, fish, and much more! AO’s Junior Program (ages 4 1/2-6) is based in town and spends each day outside in some of Boulder’s best natural spaces. The Eldorado Canyon program is for ages 7-11, and the Intro to Backpacking program is a combination day camp/backpack trip for ages 11-15. AO Sleep Away Camp is a one- or two-week resident camp in the mountains. AO is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed by the State of Colorado. They create opportunities for campers of all socioeconomic levels through donations to their Campership fund.

Avid4 Adventure

Bailey

720-249-2412

www.Avid4.com

Day Camps for ages 3-14. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and more! Enter code “bw” when registering for $15 off!

Bold Earth Adventures 303-526-0806

info@boldearth.com

When it comes to unforgettable summers, Bold Earth Adventures has been leading the teen adventure travel industry since 1976. Our vision empowers high school students to feel alive, competent and part of a self-motivated team. Enjoy world-class expeditions in rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, biking, sailing, kayaking, horse packing and service projects. Our hallmark is responsibility, commitment and inspirational leadership. Phone interview and references are required. Join us in Alaska, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Europe, Thailand, Fiji, Bali, California, China, Africa and beyond. If you are interested in fun, community service, cultural and language immersion, adventure and travel, then this is the camp for you. Rock climb in Colorado, language class in Costa Rica, world class whitewater rafting, climb peaks, PADI SCUBA dive Fiji, build bamboo rafts in Thailand, hike the great wall of China, visit Machu Picchu or surf the warm blue waters of Hawaii! Ages 11-18.

Children’s Peace Garden

Boulder 303-443-9952

www.growinggardens.org

Spend an active week in the garden, investigating insects, creating art from nature and exploring plants. We’ll grow and taste from the salsa garden and cook pizza using the power of the sun!

Climbing for Life

Englewood 303-881-8129

www.climbingforlife.org

Climbing For Life is a nonprofit organization devoted to healthy youth development in at-risk populations from the Denver metro area. Programs, including their long-term mentoring program, provide young people with challenging personal experiences through outdoor education.

Cure Organic Farm Kids’ Farm Camp

Boulder 303-666-6397

www.cureorganicfarm.com

Kids are taught the basics of caring for farm animals, organic gardening, and experience the satisfaction of working together to produce good food. Crafts and creative play are also part of our day.

FC Boulder Soccer Camps

Boulder 303-443-8877

www.fcboulder.com/summer-camp

FC Boulder Soccer Camps provide an environment for soccer development for players of all abilities. Our camps maintain a focus on the FC Boulder club values of community, character, passion and achievement. Players will receive small-group training involving soccer fundamentals, techniques and tactics. Activities will be designed to accommodate players of all skill levels and abilities. FC Boulder camps welcome recreational and competitive-based players who are looking not only to improve themselves as soccer players, but also to have fun playing the beautiful game of soccer. For ages 4-14.

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.

The Girls’ Wilderness Program of The Women’s Wilderness Institute

Boulder 303-938-9191

www.womenswilderness.org

High-quality wilderness day and multi-day adventures for girls ages 8-18. Fun, creative, inspirational courses build courage, confidence and leadership. Mature, professional staff, excellent safety record. Generous financial aid available.

The Great Outdoors — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

www.BoulderParks-Rec.org

Enjoy summer with favorites like: soccer, bocce ball, flag football, capture the flag, kickball, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Also includes a field trip to Scott Carpenter Pool and the Boulder Reservoir.

Junior Kayak League and Summer Camp

Various locations

303-809-8942

downstreamedge@gmail.com

juniorkayakleague.com

Led by the best kayak instructors in Colorado, JKL consists of seven teams across the state who practice regularly in their local areas. Junior Kayak League is a great way for kids and teens to get into kayaking and learn from excellent coaches in a safe environment. The continuous development of paddling and safety skills mean that kids enrolled in JKL become solid kayakers who know how to run rivers safely and look out for their teammates. Whitewater kayaking is one of the most exciting summer sports in Colorado that also builds character, teamwork and physical fitness. If you are into skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking or other outdoor sports, you will absolutely love kayaking. Come to our freestyle kayaking camp this June 13-17.

Kiddie Academy of Broomfield

Broomfield 303-466-3635

www.kiddieacademy.com

This summer camp offers children life lessons the old-fashioned way. Kiddie Academy is a program that combines the right balance of fun and learning that helps keep kids stimulated and physically fit all summer. Children today are the first generation to grow up in an interactive world with access to just about anything they need or want through the Internet. With this new wealth of knowledge and available tools, parents are challenged to keep kids physically active and mentally stimulated during the summer months. Years of research show that children who attend summer camp gain real-life, hands-on experiences that are essential to their future development. Resident and day camps available to children ages 5-12. “Camp Adventure” is a summer day camp that offers developmentally appropriate programs that give children the freedom to explore topics at their own pace.

Laughing Coyote Project Summer Camps

Lafayette 303-325-5824

summercamp@laughingcoyoteproject.com

www.laughingcoyoteproject.org

Registration deadline: June 1 Day camps cost: $265 Ages: 8-17 depending on the camp. Gender: co-ed. Laughing Coyote Day Camps are dynamic naturebased camps where campers learn anything from primitive skills to nature-based arts and crafts, Bushcraft, active games and practice invisibility and awareness.

Renaissance Adventures

Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, Littleton, Your Location 303-786-9216

www.RenaissanceAdventures.com

Be the Hero of a Mythic Quest! Kids develop teamwork, decision-making and critical thinking in an epic adventure with mysteries, maps, monsters and foam sword dueling! Since 1995.

Sailing Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

www.BoulderParks-Rec.org

Ages 7-14. Young sailors will learn to harness the mighty wind and sail the Boulder Reservoir. Learn basic boating safety, sailing theory, boat operation, capsize/recovery, navigation and more!

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures

Boulder 303-447-8014

www.ridesmba.org

SMBA introduces youth to the exhilaration and adventure of mountain biking. Easy to advanced trail riding allows for mastery of new skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Thorne Nature Experience Summer Camp

Boulder and Littleton 303-499-3647

www.thornenature.org

Thorne Summer Camp has been connecting kids to nature since 1957! Youth ages 3-15 can get out and explore with just the right mix of safety, fun and hands-on learning.

Wild Bear Summer Camps

Nederland and Boulder Colorado 303-258-0495

www.wildbear.org

FUN, hands-on, arts-integrated nature camps for ages 3-15. Nederbugs, ages 5-6, Mountain Rangers, ages 6-7, Wild Naturalists, ages 8-10 and Wild Workshops for ages 10 and older. Camps in the mountains (shuttle provided) and on Fridays at Chautauqua in Boulder.

Windsurf Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

www.BoulderParks-Rec.org

Ages 10-14. Instructors will introduce theory, demonstrate and practice on the on-land trainer, and then everyone will hit the water!


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