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General Camps


Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps

Arvada 720-898-7200 www.arvadacenter.org

The camps offer excellent experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, music, creative writing, ceramics, photography and more for kids ages 5-18, and ArtStart camps for 3-5-year-olds. Camps start Monday, June 2 and sessions vary from one to eight weeks. Camps times are typically from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and 1-4 p.m. through mid-August. Campers may also sign up for Lunch Bunch sessions from 12-1 p.m. and/or After Camp sessions from 4-5 p.m. All sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment. Look for a complete list of camp sessions in our 2014 catalog. To download a copy, go to https://arvadacenter.org/education.

Bixby Summer Camp

Boulder 303-494-7508 www.bixbyschool.org

Art/crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, gardening, drama, free swim, cooking, themed activities and field trips. Bixby boasts three shady acres with a huge sandbox, unique play structures, a large swimming pool and a ropes course.

Boulder JCC Preschool Camp

Boulder 303-448-9939 www.boulderjcc.org

Summer Camp at the JCC preschool is an enriching and playful experience for children ages 18 months to 5 years old (entering kindergarten).

Boulder JCC Summer Specialty Camps

Boulder 303-998-1900, ext. 106 www.boulderjcc.org

We offer a variety of fun and educational weekly specialty camps for ages 4 to 14. Camps include LEGO building and robotics, cooking, gardening, sports, music, science, art, leadership and more.

Bright Horizons

Louisville 303-665-5511 www.brighthorizons.com/louisville

Bright Horizons at Louisville offers two summer camp programs to meet the needs of children of all ages. Our Summer Adventures program for preschoolers is designed specifically for children ages 3-5 with fun learning themes such as The Great Outdoors, Around the World and Fun & Fitness. School-agers will have a blast in our X-Treme Summer Fun program with a focus on fitness and technology, awesome field trips and special guest visits throughout the summer. Our facility features age-appropriate playgrounds, an art studio and a full-size gymnasium with a rock climbing wall. Our new infant classroom is now open! Call to schedule a tour and learn more.

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. One- and two-week camp sessions including brain games, technorobotics, 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.

Camp Comfort

Near Georgetown on I-70 303-674-6400 www.campcomfort.org

Mt. Evans Hospice offers summer weekend camps for grieving children. Registration is under way for both the June 27-29 and July 25-27 sessions of Mt. Evans Hospice’s annual Camp Comfort, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver. This unique bereavement camp is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation, including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing and hiking. The total cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www.campcomfort.org or call Mt. Evans Hospice at 303-674-6400.

Children’s Museum of Denver Summer Programs

Denver 303-433-7444 www.mychildsmuseum. org

Keep learning all summer long with hands-on, interactive and daily activities. Call for more information.

City of Lafayette Summer Day Camp

Lafayette 303-665-0469 www.cityoflafayette.com/ camps

Healthy activities, field trips, arts, swimming, outdoors and many other adventures. Sign up for one week or all 10. Fee includes field trips. Ten percent pay-in-full discount by April 30.

Color Wars — With Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Teams earn points by competing in challenges and events throughout this action-packed week. Typical team challenges include tug-of-war, dodgeball, soccer, basketball and other games. This is a great week for building teamwork, meeting and making new friends. Ages 5-11.

Colorado Academy Summer Camps

Denver 303-914-2531 www.coloradoacademysummer.org

Offering summer programs since 1951, Colorado Academy offers summer day camps that provide fun-filled activities for children ages 5-12, including offerings from computers to circus arts, lacrosse, rock climbing, photography, ice skating. Students may combine these activities with educational and other athletic pursuits for a customized camp experience. For more information, download or request a complete catalog from the website.

Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Day Camp

Gold Hill, Boulder 303-442-4557 www.coloradomountainranch.com

Original Boulder summer day camp established in 1947. Traditional camp spirit, the best place, people and fun programs. Meaningful connections — community, friendships, nature, happy horses. Intro and focus camps: open-range riding, outdoor skills, archery, mountainboarding, gymnastics, disc golf. Teens, too.

Dawson Summer Camps

Lafayette 303-381-0756 www.dawsonschool.org/summercamps

Check out Dawson Summer Camps for kids ages 5-18 starting June 2. We have seven funfilled weeks full of arts, music, drama, sports, science, technology, cooking and more.

Eldorado Mountain Yoga Camp

Eldorado Springs 303-249-1671 www.eldoradoyoga.org

We offer a fun, focused camp adventure on a meadow nestled at the foot of Eldorado Mountain, fewer than ten minutes south of Boulder. Campers from ages 5 to 15 experience a free-spirited camp that integrates the body/mind/heart benefits of Hatha Yoga with traditional summer camp activities, including music, theater, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming and games. Yoga and centering techniques infuse all camp activities. As a result, kids and teens come home feeling nourished and balanced. Eight sessions to choose from (three-session max per family). $280 per week with 50 percent discount for up to two siblings.

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 9 to July 31. Programs include backyard camp, cooking lab, creative writing and song writing, comedy theater, circus stunts, photography, kids technology and robotics and many more. Licensed and accredited. Discounts available. Details and registration at www. FriendsSchoolBoulder.org

Fun in the Sun Day Camps (YMCA of Boulder Valley) Five locations (BVSD elementary schools and the YMCA) 303-664-5455 www.ymcabv.org

YMCA’s Fun in the Sun Day Camps focus on outdoor summer fun and games. Children develop new skills and make friends while enjoying group activities, themed projects, a variety of games and crafts, swimming, outdoor adventure and exciting field trips. Camp is held in various BVSD elementary schools. (For kindergarten to sixth-graders)

The Great Outdoors — With Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Enjoy summer favorites such as soccer, bocce ball, flag football, capture the flag, kickball, canoeing and more. This week will also feature field trips to both Scott Carpenter Pool and the Boulder Reservoir. Ages 5-11.

Imagination Circus Arts

Boulder 303-548-9340 www.imaginationcircusarts.com

All skill levels get their feet off the ground learning circus and theatre. Fabric, web, swings, Chinese pole, teeterboard, circus bike and more. The week finishes with a show on the last day for an audience of family and friends. Sessions: July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1

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. Resident and day camps are available to children ages 6-12. “Camp Adventure” is a summer day camp that offers developmentally appropriate programs that give children the freedom to explore topics at their own pace.

Middle and High School Camps (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

Manhattan Middle School 303-664-5455 www.ymcabv.org

The Y offers two teen camps: Outdoor Living Skills Camp and The Ultimate Week Camp. Outdoor Living Skills helps campers enjoy the Colorado outdoors. They’ll learn fire-making, outdoor cooking, shelter building, weather safety, orienteering and basic equipment needs. During the Ultimate Week Camp, we’ll head to Elitch Gardens, Water World, Boondocks, YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park and a local pool. (For teens sixth to ninth grade).

My First Camp — With Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Looking for a summer camp tailored to your little one’s learning and developmental needs? My 1st Camp participants will be exposed to sports, tumbling, some movin’ and groovin’ to music, arts and craft projects, and swimming. Ages 4-6.

Ninja Camp

Boulder 303-440-3647 www.boulderquest.com

Running, playing and exploring the world ninja style.

Olympics — With Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Campers enjoy their favorite Olympic sports with a camp twist! Competition play will focus on good sportsmanship and what it means to be an Olympian with medal prizes. They will also get a chance to play some less known, but equally fun, sports like bocce ball, horseshoes, ladder ball and more. Ages 5-11.

Rocky Mountain Day Camp

Boulder and Superior locations 303-495-5204 www.rockymtndaycamp.com

We are Boulder County’s award-winning summer day camp for boys and girls. The only traditional day camp offered in the area.

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School Summer Camp; Camp Morning Glory and

Camp Cottonwood

Niwot 303-652-0130 www.shepherdvalley.org

A Waldorf-inspired camp. Children enjoy the land through immersion in our games and educational activities on our 38 acres while relaxing and enjoying with friends on a summer day!

Sunflower Farm Summer Camps

Longmont 303-774-8001 www.sunflowerfarminfo.com

These camps are designed to give each child a sense of rural, farm lifestyle. Each morning we break into groups based on age. Outdoor activities include feeding and care of animals, horse rides, gardening, art, and old-fashioned play, such as climbing hay bales, zip line, tree houses, tire swings, and so much more. Camp counselor staff will range from late-teens with an interest in child education, paired with experienced women/teachers in the community. Visit our website to see a more detailed curriculum for the camp for older kids. Multiple-session discount. Sign up for several sessions — these camp mornings are never the same. Location: 11150 Prospect Road, Longmont. Different programs range from ages 3-10, 10-14. (June 9 – Aug. 1). To view schedule and register online, go to www. sunflowerfarminfo. com or call 303- 774-8001.

Sunset Academy Summer Day Camp

Longmont 303-651-6600 www.sunsetacademy.com

Daily excursions feature swimming, skating, bowling, rollerblading, museums, nature hikes and more. There are weekly trips to places such as the Denver Zoo, Broomfield Aquatic Park, national parks and more. Ages 5-12.

Overnight Camps

Global Works Travel

Boulder 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!

YMCA Camp Shady Brook

Sedalia 719-329-7292 www.campshadybrook.org

Tucked into the breathtaking background of Pike National Forest, Camp Shady Brook has been making memories in the mountains for 65 years. We offer week-long sessions for ages 6-17. Classic summer camp activities include archery, swimming, boating and challenge course. Specialized sessions include equestrian programs, art camp, drama camp, flyfishing camp and much more.

Make friends, build self esteem, gain independence, learn responsible decisionmaking and have an adventure! Campers enjoy camp in a safe environment designed to foster growth through fun, safe and challenging programs.

Easy online registration at CampShadyBrook. org.

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