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Educational Camps

BLAST OFF! Science Camp — With Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Rockets with an explosion of science! Spend the morning conducting some wacky science projects, along with making new friends during team-building activities. The afternoons will be spent building and setting off rockets and swimming! Campers will be split up by age/ability, but special requests are welcome. Ages 6-11.

Boulder Country Day School

Boulder 303-527-4931 www.bouldercountryday.org

Summer Day Camp program uses classrooms and outdoor spaces to engage children socially and intellectually, with activities that include arts, music, science, nature walks and dramatic play.

Broomfield Academy 2014 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: "Exploration Station." June 2 – Aug. 1. Days and weeks flexible. Open to all area children! Sibling discounts. Oneand two-week camp sessions include brain games, techno-robotics, sports adventures, mythology, culinary arts, film arts and music. Splash and swim every day in our on-site saltwater pool and enjoy weekly fun and educational field trips. Academic Preschool for children ages 3-4. Kindergarten Prep, Elementary Prep and Intermediate Prep program for children ages 4-12 will focus on enriching and sharpening academic skills for the fall. Summer camp for children ages 5-12, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. To request registration materials or for more information, please call 303-469-6449 or email principal@broomfieldacademy.com.

Butterfly Pavilion Summer Camps

Westminster 720-974-1861 www.butterflies.org/lean/summercamps

The Butterfly Pavilion offers summer camps designed to encourage a connection to nature and appreciation for science in kids. Summer 2014 weeklong camps include focuses such as "Bugabilities," "Aquatic Investigators," "Bug Science" and "Nature Explorers."

Camp Invention

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 among science, technology, engineering and innovation. Discounts are available — register today!

Camp Oonie Koonie Cha

Travel back in time to the days of the dinosaurs for a fun-filled, weeklong, musical adventure. 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. Creative hands-on activities are designed to engage the whole child in an unforgettable camp experience. It is a well-organized camp with a low student/teacher ratio of 8:1. Camp is Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CATCH Camp (Cultural Awareness Through Creative Horizons)

Five locations (BVSD schools) 303-664-5455 www.ymcabv.org

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, Casey and Emerald. Students in first through eighth grade attend summer school to focus on their language skills Monday to Thursday and then join us for camp after classes and for a full day each Friday for camp experiences. At sites like Emerald, English-speaking children provide language role modeling for English language learners and get the benefit of a culturally enriching experience for all participants.

Chess Camp

Boulder 866-949-4386

Longmont, various locations 800-968-4332 www.campinvention.org

Boulder 303-413-1711 www.campooniekooniecha.com


Ages kindergarten through eighth grade. Get out of the house this summer with Chess Wizards; play games, make new friends and have fun. An array of games and activities throughout the camp will be led by the most energetic members of the Wizards’ staff. Activities include chess games, lessons, puzzles, wizard games, charades, outside activities and more.

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


We offer more than 230 summer camps covering a range of disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, math and art. Our camps provide an eclectic mix of engaging, hands-on activities that are sure to ignite a passion for learning, exploration and fun. Instructors include University of Colorado faculty and undergraduate and graduate scientists who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. From Reverse Engineering and Panem Uprising: The Science of the Hunger Games to Biomedical Engineering, Isabelle Farm Camp and Amazing Race: CU Edition — 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 16-20. Ages 5-15.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Summer Camp

Denver 303-370-6000 www.dmns.org/learn/children/summer


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 Rocky Mountain Chess Camps 303-770-6696 www.coloradomasterchess.com 20th Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps held June 9-13 and July 7-9. Fulland half-day options, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. An 8:1 staff to student ratio. Participants will be taught scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking and strategic planning for all phases of the game.

Also available throughout summer are two-day workshops, tournaments and follow-up classes. Founded in 1993, the Rocky Mountain Chess camp is the oldest and one of the largest chess camps in the country. Thousands of students, including state and national scholastic champions, have attended the camp from around the country for decades. Learn from National Chess Master and international best-selling author Todd Bardwick. Call 303-770- 6696 or visit www.ColoradoMasterChess.com for details.

Denver Zoo Summer Safari: Animals Around the World

Denver 720-337-1400 www.DenverZoo.org

Spend a week with Denverīs 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 $116 to $340. Registration is online only at www.denverzoo.org under "Classes & Camps." Grades pre-kindergarten through eighth.

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. Each weeklong camp takes place in lower Lefthand

Canyon (1.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 36) and emphasizes building a relationship with nature and creating healthy community. Curriculum includes wild edible and medicinal plants, animal tracking, natural shelters, making (and shooting) primitive bows and arrows, team-building challenges, nature crafts, silly songs, storytelling, fun games and more! Co-ed and all girls camps available. For children 7-14 years old.

Friends’ School Summer Programs

Boulder 303-499-1999, ext. 223 www.FriendsSchoolBoulder.org

For preschool, elementary and middle school, ages 3-14, weeklong morning and afternoon sessions. June 9 to July 31. Programs include Backyard Camp, Cooking Lab, Creative Writing & Song Writing, Comedy Theatre, Circus Stunts, Photography, Kidsī Technology & Robotics and many more. Licensed & accredited. Discounts available. Details 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.

Goats and Gardens — with Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Ages 6-11. Spend an active week in the Children’s Peace Garden, investigating the secret world of insects, creating art from nature and exploring wondrous plants while making new friends. We’ll grow and taste from the salsa garden and cook pizza using the power of the sun. There will also be time spent at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy. Activities highlight goat husbandry, livestock management and nutrient cycling. Register early, as this camp will fill fast.

iD Tech Camps

University of Denver, Colorado State University 888-709-TECH www.idtech.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, Colorado State University in 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).

Keystone Science School Day Camp and Discovery Camp

Keystone 970-455-4228 www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org

Science. Adventure. Fun! For more than 35 years, Keystone Science School Camp programs have taught kids ages 5-17 social skills, independence and friendship with the added elements of outdoor education and high-altitude adventure. The cost of the programs ranges from $325 to $1,850. Our day camp features a new theme each week and incorporates creative activities, team-building and investigative learning into each day. Discovery Camp, our overnight camp, combines science, adventure and fun for an overnight camp experience where children play, learn and grow in wild, highaltitude Colorado. 2014 is the Summer of Odyssey! Just like Odysseus, our campers will embark on an adventurous journey and have the opportunity to discover new friends, new knowledge and have a chance to celebrate their youth. This summer, we hope to take our campers on the voyage of a lifetime.

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, moviemaking 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.

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.

Play-Well TEKnologies Boulder 720-515-8582 www.Play-well.org

Ages 5-12. Play-Well TEKnologies provides projectbased programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to kindergarten through fifth graders utilizing LEGO products. Utilizing over 100,000 pieces of LEGO for each camp, we strive to build students’ problem-solving skills, foster a greater appreciation of how things work, and encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, selfreliance and self-confidence in children.

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 specializes in helping reluctant writers to overcome writing resistance using fantasy role play gaming as a powerful motivator. This summer camp delves deeply into the world of imagination and creativity, giving students the unique opportunity to add their own ideas to the exciting World of Druidawn! Also offered are advanced writing techniques and publishing opportunities, help with overcoming writer’s block, lessons on how to create original characters and plots, sword-making and adventure questing outdoors, fantasy art techniques and more. Camp runs June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18 and July 21-25 (the fourth week is for teens only) at Mackintosh Academy Boulder.

YMCA & BVSD Lifelong Learning Summer Camps

Five locations (BVSD schools and the YMCA) 303-664-5455 www.ymcabv.org

YMCA of Boulder Valley and Boulder Valley School District Lifelong Learning are collaborating again this summer to offer a fun and educational camp opportunity for youth in the community. There are eight different camp themes to choose from at four BVSD schools. Themes include LEGO Mania, Outdoor Living and Sports Clinics. (For ages 6-12)

Overnight Camps

Camp Inc.

Boulder 303-998-1900, ext. 117 www.campinc.com

A Jewish overnight summer camp where seventh- to 12th-graders develop confidence and leadership through hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and business.

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.

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


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!

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 weeklong introduction to archaeology is filled with fun activities, interesting discussions and lots of opportunities to make new friends.

Feet on the Earth Programs

Boulder 303-642-0562 www.FeetOnTheEarth.org

Survival Overnight Adventure Camp, July 21-25: A lot of people play survival games and watch survival shows, but not a lot of people can actually survive in the wild! Come learn how to be one who can not only survive, but thrive in nature. Develop the skills to be safe and confident in wild places while building friendships and having a total blast! For youth 11-15 years old.

Night Camp, July 28-Aug 1: Are you the kind of girl who likes to stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning? Do you like sneaking up on your friends and hanging out around the fire, carving and making crafts? You will love this sleepover camp where an awesome group of girls gathers in the woods for a fun week of nighttime and daytime adventures! For girls 13-17 years old.

Global Works Travel

Boulder base with trips to 17 destinations 303-545-2202 www.globalworkstravel.com

For more than 24 years, Global Works has been an industry leader in community service-based adventure travel programs for high school students and groups. Much more than a vacation, Global Works international trips are the bridge for meaningful cultural exchange with people around the world. In all of our locations, we partner with communities and organizations to select and implement grassroots service projects that make an impact. Our philosophy is to work with a village, not for a village. In partnership with community members, we provide a grassroots experience that makes an impact on both our students and our partner organizations. Your unforgettable journey of community service, language immersion, cultural exchange and adventure starts here!

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 selfconfidence, independence and awareness of others.

Big Spring Ranch for Boys and High Trails Ranch for Girls lie at an elevation of 8,700 feet in the center of Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs.

Summer Study Programs

CU campus, Boulder 800-666-2556 www.summerstudy.com/colorado

Summer Study Programs offer high school students a unique two-, three-, or five-week summer opportunity: providing the “total pre-collegiate experience” on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Activities include college credit and enrichment classes, SAT prep, sports, recreation, exciting nightlife and weekend travel adventures.

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