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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Overnight Outdoor Camps

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Adventure Quest Overnight Quest with Renaissance Adventures

Jamestown 303-786-9216

Be the hero of a mythic quest! Since 1995, Renaissance Adventures has offered summer quests, birthday parties, after-school 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. July 12-15.

Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps

Boulder & Denver 720-249-2997

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

Colorado Mountain Camp for ages 7-14 and Teen Leadership Program for ages 13-17. Both in July. Enter code “bw” when registering for $15 Off!

Cal-Wood Summer Camps

Jamestown 303-449-0603

www.calwood.org

Cal-Wood Leadership and Outdoor Camp: Ages 12- 15. Week-long camp for kids to learn what it takes to be a great leader while exploring our 1,200-acre backyard nestled in the foothills in Jamestown. With 30 years’ experience teaching kids outdoors, it’s an adventure you don’t want to miss. Activities: horseback riding, high ropes, archery, fly-fishing, teaching and group management skills and even an overnight backpack trip, to name just a few. Campers stay in cabins. July 18-23. $490. Cal-Wood Summer Camp: Ages 9-12. Week-long camp for kids to explore our 1,200 acres near Jamestown. Activities: horseback riding, high ropes, outdoor skills, team games, arts and crafts, and even an overnight campout, to name just a few. Campers stay in cabins. July 24-29. $490. Cal-Wood’s Ultimate Nature Experience (T.U.N.E) Summer Camp: Ages 10-15. Three-day overnight outdoor skills camp presented in partnership with Pheasants Forever. Activities: shooting sports, falconry, dog training, fly-fishing, archery, wetland and forest ecology, survival skills, low ropes, careers in conservation and much more (all activities are taught by professional staff and volunteers). Campers stay in cabins. July 15-17. $350 (scholarships available).

Camp Chief Ouray/YMCA of the Rockies

Granby 970-887-2648

www.campchiefouray.org

A traditional overnight camp for kids ages 7-17. Campers live in cabins with two counselors and six to nine other children of their own gender and age. Each cabin is under the direct leadership of a college-aged counselor. Counselors receive extensive training at camp prior to the campers’ arrival. Staff-to-camper ratio is one-to-five or lower. For nearly a century, Camp Chief Ouray (CCO) has been the adventurous playground for boys and girls from around the world. Located on 5,100 acres of mountains, valleys, streams and meadows — boredom is simply not an option.

Cheley Colorado Camps

Estes Park 303-377-3616

www.cheley.com

The Cheley Mission: ”We build the lasting character and resiliency of young people, creating unique life experiences in a challenging and nurturing natural environment.”

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – Middle School Archaeology Camp

Cortez 800-422-8975 ext. 146

www.crowcanyon.org

Think you’re too young for archaeology? Think again! This week-long introduction to archaeology is filled with fun activities, interesting discussions and lots of opportunities to make new friends

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – High School Archaeology Camp

Cortez 800-422-8975 ext. 146

www.crowcanyon.org

This week-long camp is a great way to try your hand at archaeology, as you excavate a real archaeological site and work with ancient Pueblo artifacts in the lab.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – High School Field School

Cortez 800-422-8975 ext. 146

www.crowcanyon.org

Thinking about archaeology as a career? This intensive, fun three-week program will show you what it takes to be an archaeologist. You can add this experience to your college application!

Deer Hill Expeditions Inc.

Mancos 970-533-7492

www.deerhillexpeditions.com

info@deerhillexpeditions.com

Deer Hill leads inspiring journeys in the Southwest and Costa Rica that include rafting, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and service with Native tribes and U.S. Forest Service. No previous experience. Grades 7-12

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 Hero’s Academy

Boulder & Conifer 303-786-9216

www.RenaissanceAdventures.com

The Hero’s Academy is a transformative, overnight quest for mature teens. Within an active, outdoor game of foam sword battles and primitive skills development, participants are challenged to work together, plan together, and succeed together.

Laughing Coyote Project Summer Camps

Lafayette 303-325-5824

summercamp@laughingcoyoteproject. com

www.laughingcoyoteproject.org

Registration Deadline: June 1 Overnight Camps Cost: $350-$550 sliding scale Ages: 8-17 depending on the camp. Gender: co-ed Overnight Description: The dynamic overnight camps begin with learning camp craft and from there we will dive into primitive skills. Topics will include: fire making, primitive containers, cordage, basketry, primitive cooking, shelter building, tracking, ancient scout skills and more.

Magic Sky Ranch

Fort Collins 1-877-404-5708

www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Girl Scout camp is the leader in summer fun and adventure for girls at an affordable cost. You don’t have to already be a Girl Scout — new campers get a discount! Registration Is open for day and overnight camps statewide.

Poulter Camps

Steamboat Springs 970-879-4816

www.poultercamps.com

Join Poulter Camps for an extraordinary summer camp experience while exploring the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Northwest Colorado. Poulter Camps offer both residential and adventure travel programs for campers ages 9 to 17 years old. Sessions run from mid-June through mid-August. Ten-day, two-week, and four-week sessions available.

Sanborn Western Camps

Florissant 719-748-3341

www.sanbornwesterncamps.com

Since 1948, Sanborn Western Camps have been creating outdoor experiences of exceptional quality and depth. Sanborn’s fun, relaxed atmosphere and caring staff provide a supportive environment for individual growth in self-confidence, independence and awareness of others. Each child’s contributions are valued in a community based on mutual respect and shared adventures. Big Spring Ranch for Boys and High Trails Ranch for Girls lie at an elevation of 8,700 feet in the center of Colorado. The camps own more than 6,000 acres of open pine forest, wildflower meadows and rocky bluffs, an unparalleled setting for outdoor adventures.

Sky High Ranch

Colorado Springs 1-877-404-5708

www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Girl Scout camp is the leader in summer fun and adventure for girls at an affordable cost. You don’t have to already be a Girl Scout — new campers get a discount! Registration is open for day and overnight camps statewide.

Tomahawk Ranch

Near Bailey 1-877-404-5708

www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Girl Scout camp is the leader in summer fun and adventure for girls at an affordable cost. You don’t have to already be a Girl Scout — new campers get a discount! Registration is open for day and overnight camps statewide.

YMCA Camp Santa Maria (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

Bailey, Colorado 303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org

(Ages 6-17) Focuses on youth development, crafting strong community, and building friendships. Mini-Camp (6-8 years) and one to two weeks for older campers. Teens will have fun in adventure trips.

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