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Thursday, March 18,2010

Kids Camp Directory

By Marissa Hermanson

Day Camps


Alexander Dawson Summer Camp
10455 Dawson Dr., Lafayette 303-665-6679 www.dawsonschool.org
Come join us for 10 weeks of Dawson’s exciting new summer camps and Programs for kids ages 5-18. From June 7 through Aug. 20, we will offer 40 various camps in academics, arts, music and drama, language and culture, sports, and various specialty day camps, running from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., with extended before- and after-camp care, on a huge 113-acre campus, with a pool, two gymnasiums, sports fields, art, photography and performing arts center. Kids receive a full lunch in our dining hall every day and take a break to cool off in the pool.

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School
6500 W. Dry Creek Pkwy., Niwot 303-652-0130 www.shepherdvalley.org
For ages 3-12 years. A rural, 38-acre school site offers part- and full-day activities Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. They offer daily rhythm for younger children of outside/inside games, crafts, water play, baking, storytelling, nature walks, picnics and song. Week-long theme camps for older children include woodworking, wild crafting, backyard naturalism and beekeeping. The camp is centrally located minutes from both Longmont and Boulder, east of Diagonal Highway. Camp Morning Glory is for children ages 3-7 and Camp Cotton Wood is for children ages 8-12. Camp Morning Glory offers two- and three-week sessions throughout the summer. Camp Cotton Wood offers week-long themed camps including Native American studies, puppet making, animal tracking, compass skills, needlework, embroidery, writing classes and more. Camps are June 15 through Aug. 7.

YMCA Fine Arts Camp
(Entering 4th-8th grade)

Each week provides campers with a progressive learning experience that emphasizes the creative process. Campers receive instruction in specific art media, time to plan and create and opportunities for discussion of the art with other campers and staff. Each week ends with an art show and reception where campers can show off their work to family and friends. Drawing, painting, drama, music, dance, murals, recycled art and mosaics are just some of the subjects that campers will explore. In addition to the time spent on site, campers will swim and take an art themed field trip each week.


Art Students League of Denver

200 Grant St., Denver 303-778-6990 www.ASLD.org
Morning and afternoon camps. Before- and aftercamp supervised care is available. Live “la vida loca” this summer as we explore the world through art! The only passport you need is your imagination. Your child will enjoy every minute of our fun, creative summer camps. You will enjoy the fact that every fun camp teaches the fundamentals of art. Join our professional, friendly instructors for a summer of FUNdamentals. Grades K-11.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 720-898-7200 www.arvadacenter.org
Plan your summer now! The Arvada Center offers a wide range of classes and camps for children and teens. Subject matter ranges from visual arts like cartooning, painting, batik, tie dye, weaving to scultpure, mixed media, bookmaking, ecoart, ceramics, photography, etc. Request a class catalog online at Arvadacenter.org/education/ classes. Ages 4-18.

Colorado Academy Summer Arts Academy
3800 S. Pierce St., Denver 303-914-2531 www.coloradoacademy.org
This program offers exciting, hands-on experience for young studio artists to learn serious art technique in areas including photography, sculpture, studio art, stained glass and portraiture.

Crackpots Creativity Camp
501 Main St., Longmont 303-776-2211 www.ecrackpots.com
Crackpots is proud to announce its tenth season of Summer Creativity Camps. These kids learn how to have fun in a cool environment, and they will learn valuable life skills while they learn and play. This summer’s camps include the Multimedia Art Camp, where kids experiment with a different medium each day, including hand-building with clay, mosaics, ceramic painting, glass fusing and more! Kids finish the week with great pride and experience in an array of art media. Several ceramic painting and themed courses are also available. Prices and dates vary.

Eastern Slope Center for the Arts
6560 Odell Pl., Suite B, Boulder 303-847-6262 www.easternslopecenter.com
ESC for the Arts delivers the ultimate experience to your son or daughter! Their talented and passionate instructors offer a group experience with individualized attention to each student. Fairy tale theater, musical madness, digital photography, art camp, goddess writing, modeling, biking, storybook fun days, dance camp and more for ages 3 and older.

MACC Art Academy
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver 303-316-6360 www.macjcc.org
MACC’s Summer Art Academy offers an extensive range of arts program for kids grades 1-12.The visual arts are vital to the development of your child’s imagination, self-esteem and interaction with the world. At MACC’s Art Academy, skilled artists, who are also experienced educators, nurture the creativity in every child. Students will have an intensive art experience using quality materials in a studio environment. Whether creating a life mask, drawing with quality materials, working in an actual clay studio or creating an environmental artwork, children will enjoy being immersed in art. Students can acquire essential skills in traditional forms like drawing, painting, pottery and sculpture. They are also free to explore everything from masks and mosaics to cartoons and collage. Whether they’re creating useable objects or works of pure imagination, young artists will enjoy expressing their inner visions. Sessions begin June 1.

Spring Break Camps at the Bob Burger Recreation Center
111 W. Baseline Rd., Boulder 303-665-0469 www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation
Keep your 3- to 12-year-olds busy and engaged with spring break camps at the Bob Burger Recreation Center! Choose from a variety of options for all ages! Register for one day or all five. Camps include Bloomin’ Into Spring Break Camp (3-5 years) and Leap Into Spring Break Camp (6-12 years) run from March 22-26. AnimeCartoon Camp (5-11 years) and Pastel Drawing Camp (5-11 years). Camp run from March 22-24. Camps are held at the Bob. L. Burger Recreation Center.

Sunshine Pottery Studio
5218 Sunshine Canyon Dr., Boulder 303-517-5436 mirahatland@gmail.com www.sunshinepotterystudio.com
For ages 9-15. Play with clay from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for four two-week sessions during the summer. If your child loves clay (hand building and wheel throwing) the outdoors, stories in the tepee and music, this is the place. Equipment needed: clay bags, purchased individually. Check out all the different camp sessions and classes.

Young Artists at Work Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th St., Boulder 303-443-2122 www.bmoca.org
For ages 5-10. Get ready for an exciting summer! Young Artists at Work is an interdisciplinary art program featuring workshops designed to jumpstart young peoples’ inherent creativity. Art exhibits in the museum’s galleries inspire students, while visiting artists provide hands-on instruction. Explore new techniques and incorporate unique art materials. Each week-long workshop is taught by a visiting artist with demonstrated flair in the chosen theme, as well as a specialized art educator, and four to five education interns. The classes are intentionally kept small to provide each student with plenty of individualized attention. Each week culminates in a student exhibit and reception at the museum. Full- and half-day options are available.


Animation Creation Camp
St. Mary s Academy, Englewood 1-888-65-CHESS www.chesscamp.com
During this half-day camp, children use “Scratch” software developed by MIT and are guided stepby-step to create their own animated story. June 21-25.

BVSD Lifelong Learning Program
805 Gillaspie Dr., Boulder 720-561-3768 www.bvsd.org/LLL
Ages 6-12. June through August. Morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday. Lifelong Learning offers half- and full-day camps, running all summer long. Visual arts, science, literacy, math, horseplay, rock climbing, theater and more.

Bits, Bytes and Bots Computer Adventures
Boulder, Longmont, Arvada and Westminster303-494-2687 www.bitsbytesbots.com
These courses engage children’s imagination, while teaching them important skills and preparing them to succeed in school. Their creativity can run wild in our classes while they are learning logic, problem solving, organization and teamwork. This summer’s camps include Roaring into Robots, Advanced Robot Challenges, Game Creation, and movie making. Ages 6-14.

Broom eld Academy 2010 Summer Enrichment Camp
7203 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield 303-469-6449 www.broomfieldacademy.com
The Broomfield Academy summer enrichment program includes a junior kindergarten and elementary preparation program for children ages 3-7. Summer camp, for children ages 5-12, runs Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., June 3 through Aug. 10. Days and weeks are flexible. Open to all area children! Four two-week sessions, including music/drama camp, STEM (science technology engineering and math) camp, visual arts camp and adventures in literacy camp. Arts and crafts, music, outdoor play and other activities. Weekly fun and educational field trips.Electives include: rocketry, storyteller’s theatre, photography, painting, soccer, volleyball, challenge your mind, chess for kids, creative writing, drawing, cooking, memory makers, world art, tumbling, the science of Star Wars and Broadway musicals. NIPSA accredited.

Camp Invention
800-968-4332 www.campinvention.org
Invent Now Kids proudly presents the wonder and excitement of the Camp Invention program. Led by local educators, this engaging program immerses children in grades two through six in hands-on, inquiry-based activities disguised as fun. Children will power robotic creatures, explore the connection between bubbles and lightening bolts, and help save avatars by rebuilding a virtual world. This week-long experience in creativity is being hosted at area schools this summer. Discounts are available.

Chess Academy of Denver Chess Camps Englewood and Denver
303-770-6696 www.ColoradoMasterChess.com
16th Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: June 14-18 (Englewood) full- and half-day options, and July 12-14 (Denver). All abilities and ages. Eight-to-one student-staff ratio. Five two-day chess camps are also offered throughout the summer in Englewood for specific ability levels. Participants will be taught scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking and strategic planning for all the phases of the game. Learn from nationally recognized Denver Chess Master and author of Teaching Chess in the 21st Century Strategies and Connections to a Standards-Based World and Chess Workbook for Children, Todd Bardwick.

Children s Peace Garden Summer Program Hawthorn Community Gardens
1630 Hawthorn St., Boulder 303-440-8409 www.growinggardens.org
At the Children’s Peace Garden students learn about local food, organic gardening practices, the importance of biodiversity and community, and connecting with the Earth. We have fun and get our hands in the dirt! This summer, the Children’s Peace Garden will be offering several half- and full-day summer day camps with the following themes: Art in the Garden, Garden Olympics and Bugs, Butterflies and Bees. During camp we’ll cook using the power of the sun, create unique art through hands-on gardening activities and meet our honeybees, plus so much more! For complete schedules and descriptions and to register for Children’s Peace Garden programming, visit our website.

Colorado Academy Summer Academic Institute
3800 S. Pierce St., Denver 303-986-1501www.coloacad.org
Programs provide opportunities for elementaryand middle-school students who want to enhance academics during the summer. Camps include emphasis in writing, vocabulary, reporting, outdoor adventure, science, math and reading, among other topics.

Crow Canyon Middle and High School Archaeology Summer Camps and Field Study
23390 Road K, Cortez 800-422-8975www.crowcanyon.org
Join Crow Canyon for adventures in the exclusive hands-on introduction to archaeology.Middle and high school students will help our team of professional archaeologists at a working excavation site and learn to sort and identify artifacts in our laboratory. Dates for the camps are as follows: Middle school archaeology program June 20-26; High school field school June 27 through July17; High school archaeology July 25-31. Prices vary depending on camp.

Cure Organic Farm Kids Camp
7416 Valmont Rd., Boulder 303-666-6397 www.cureorganicfarm.com  cureorgnicfarm@yahoo.com
Program details: Life on a working farm helps to open children’s eyes to the wonders and possibilities of the natural world and their own potential.Our mission is to expose 6- to 9-year-old children to where their food comes from and to educate them about the ecology of a diversified small farm. Kids are taught the basics of caring for farm animals, organic gardening, and experience the satisfaction of working together to produce good food. Through creative play and exploration, children develop a connection with the land and an appreciation for growing their own food. Children learn by example; we want them to be inspired by the farm to support local agriculture and choose a healthy lifestyle. For kids 6-9. $255/week. Weekly sessions run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. June 7 through Aug. 5.

CU Science Discovery Summer Classes Boulder
303-492-7188 SciDisc@colorado.eduwww.colorado.edu/ScienceDiscovery
A program of the Division of Continuing Education, Science Discovery classes are held on the CU-Boulder campus and offer unique, handson, activity-based science, math and technology classes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Small class size, fun and experienced teachers. Ages 4 -16. See all classes and register online.

Denver Chess Camp St. Mary s Academy Englewood, CO
The annual Denver Chess Camp will be held June 21-25, with morning, afternoon and all-day sessions available for all skill levels. Ages 5-16, co-ed beginners through advanced. Call for more information, or register online.

Game Builder Video Game Creation Camp St. Mary s Academy, Englewood
During this half-day camp, children build their own video games. Our camp uses state-of-the-artsoftware along with expert instruction to help kids build their own video games. Ages 8-16.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 303-322-7009www.dmns.org
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers fun, exciting and educational week long summer camps on dinosaurs, space science, health science and much, much more. Camps are offered the week of June 7- Aug. 9. Camps are available for ages 4-5 through 6th grade.

Denver Zoo Summer Safari: Animal Tales
2300 Steele St. Denver 303-376-4894www.DenverZoo.org
Spend a week with Denver’s wildest residents! A fun-filled experience where campers participate in hands-on activities, animal visits and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects and zoo tours. May 31- Aug. 13. From $135-$260. Registration is online only, atwww.denverzoo.org, under “Education” and “Child and Family Programs.” Ages 3-14.

Eastern Sun Academy Summer Program
6717 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO 80303

The Eastern Sun Academy Summer Program is designed to provide children with a sense of connection; to the outdoors, the environment, to each other and to themselves.  We offer co-ed programs in a small class setting with individualized instruction for children age 5 through Grade 8 on our beautiful 22 acre campus.  Programs are available in:

 Arts-An opportunity for your child to find their own artistic expression
            Mud Heads: Clay Camps
            Critter Camp: fiber arts and mixed media
            Color explorations: Mixed media
            Repurpose~Redux:  Art from Recycled materials
Music & Dance- Explore rhythm and movement
Marimba-Technique and cooperative play
Spontaneous Combustion, Dance  - Authentic, Improvisational movement
The Five Elements Environmental Education – The Art and Science of the world in which we live
            Earth: The Ground We Walk
Water: Aquatic Investigations
Fire: Burning Explorations
            Air: Breezeways
            Space and form: Contemplative Arts
Nature: Reflecting and connecting- Observation, journaling and reflecting on the world around us
The Art of the Game: playground games for the kid on the sidelines 

Friends School Summer Programs
5465 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder 303-499-1999, ext. 223www.friendsschoolboulder.org
For campers ages 3-14 years with morning and afternoon sessions. Preschool, elementary and alumni camps available from June 14 to July 30. The summer camps include: backyard camp, cooking, forensics, movie making, robotics and computer game creation, beach volleyball, creative writing, modern knights questing camps, paper mache and garden art classes. Register online. Registration starts March 1.Licensed and accredited.

iD Tech Camps DU, Colorado State University
Hands-on week-long, day and overnight technology summer camp for ages 7-17. During the weeklong course, kids film and edit digital movies, produce stunning blockbuster special effects, create 2D and 3D video games, model 3D characters, experience game modeling, design websites, twist and warp digital photos, program robots and more. With one computer per student and an average of six students per instructor, campers are given the attention they need to excel.

Kids and Critters Longmont Humane Society
9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont 303-772-1232, ext.264www.longmonthumane.org
Spend a week at the Longmont Humane Society! Campers will work daily with shelter staff preparing the pet areas for public viewing. Learn pet responsibility with fun and exciting activities. Meet real working dogs that are search dogs and therapy dogs. Lots of interactive games, pet-related activities, body language and what it tells us about our pets, pet overpopulation problems, responsible guardianship and the humane treatment of all living beings. There are two camps this year: a morning camp for 7- to 8-year-olds and an afternoon camp for 9- to 12-year-olds. There are 10 week-long sessions this summer, beginning June 14.

Mathnasium 1385 Forest Park Cir., Lafayette
Mathnasium Boulder will be holding several certified instructor-led camps this summer. Math Maniac Fun Camp will meet twice a week for three weeks (kids in grades 1-3). It’s a fun and effective way for young children to learn problem-solving skills through math activities, puzzles and crafts, as well as build/strengthen arithmetic skills. The Money Counts & Time Flies Camp meets twice a week for three weeks (kids in grades 2-5), and explores the fun ways for children to learn money and time problem-solving skills through activities and crafts designed to emphasize strengthening skills and abilities to understand time and money mathematically. Summer Math Camp & Summer Math Intensives are 8-16 hours per week, and for kids in grades 2-12. These offer a concentrated math program to refresh, review and fill gaps in a child’s math foundation, as well as prepare for the upcoming fall semester. Summer programs will start the last week in May and run through Aug. 31.

The Princeton Review SAT and ACT Prep courses
The Princeton Review of Colorado 1135 Broadway, Ste. 200, Boulder 303-939-9100www.review.com
For next fall’s juniors and seniors, SAT and ACT preparatory courses will be offered throughout summer.

September School 1902 Walnut St., Boulder
September High School offers an innovative afterschool arts program designed to reawaken the love of learning and provide a safe and creativeoutlet for teens in our community. Their summer program includes both a high-school level summer school and a summer camp for middle schoolers. Students can earn transferable school credits in a wide array of academic, art and music courses.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School
999 Violet Ave., Boulder 303-444-7697www.smwaldorf.org
Wholesome summertime fun for your child. Pre-K to grade 8. A variety of summer camps explore education through art, sports, nature and music. Sessions start June 8. E-mailsummercamp@smwaldorf.orgfor more information.

Stir It Up Cooking School
1140 Lashley Ln., Boulder 303-494-2665www.stiritupcooking.com
Weekly summer cooking camps for ages 5-16. Cooking, baking, eating and fun in the kitchen. You eat what you make, so bring your appetite. Guest chefs will teach each week. Menus for 2010 will include Mexican, Asian, American, Mediterranean and European. Dates are June 1 through Aug. 20. Half-day camps are 2.5 to 3 hours, and full-day camps are 6 to 7 hours. $150- $225.

Success Strategies 4 Kids: Friendship Skills & Alternatives to Anger Boulder
303-915-4421slewis.consulting@gmail.comwww.SS4k.comfor more information.
Ages 5-15: Secrets of Friendship: What makes kids like other kids? Find out! Six secrets of making and keeping friends! Ages 8-15: Alternatives to Anger: Does your child need strategies to deal with anger? Practical skills to manage behavior, accept no, and problem solve. FUN workshops that kids enjoy. $125 for early registration. Tuesdays. Five sessions, 1.5 hours each.

Summer Fantasy Writing and Gaming Camp Twin Peaks Charter Academy, Longmont
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 21-25 and June 28-July 2 at Twin Peaks Academy, July 5-9 at Compass Montessori School, and July 12-16 and July 19-23 at Bixby School.

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

SuperCamp and Quantum U Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Kids and teens love SuperCamp at Colorado College. They love discovering their own greatness and realizing they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. They enjoy every actionpacked minute with SuperCamp’s staff. Parents love the results — more positive, confident and motivated students. SuperCamp is a learning and life-skills camp offering three programs: Junior Forum (10 days) for students entering grades 6-8; Senior Forum (10 days) for students entering grades 9-12; and Quantum U (8 days) for incoming college freshmen. Programs fill up fast.

The Thorne Natural Science School
303-499-3647 www.thorne-eco.org
Thorne Natural Science School offers outdoor hands-on environmental-education courses in Boulder and Littleton for young people ages 3-15. They carry on a long tradition of celebrating nature by giving children the opportunity to explore and discover the natural world along the ecosystems of the Front Range. Half- and full-day options are available. Some programs include overnight explorations.

University of Colorado, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program ITL Laboratory, CU campus, Boulder
303-492-7222 itll.colorado.edu
Exploiting engineering as a vehicle to integrate math and science, the ITL Program offers a wide range of hands-on engineering workshops and classes for youngsters and teachers from grades K-12. CU-Boulder uses the term outreach to describe the various ways in which the University extends its expertise for the direct benefit of Colorado communities and other external audiences. The ITL Program was the 2008 winner of the Gordon Prize for innovation in engineering and technology education.

Wild Bear Science School
P.O. Box 3017, Nederland 303-258-0495 www.WildBear.org
Wild Bear’s Mountain Program provides a full day of fun in the mountains for ages 5-12, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Based at Nederland Middle Senior High School, Wild Bear’s Chautauqua Mornings program provides a half day of fun on the grounds surrounding Chautauqua. Other programs include Nederbugs, Wild Naturalists and Montane Rangers.

WOW! Children s Museum Summer Science Camps
110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette 303-604-2424 www.wowmuseum.com
Offering interactive, hands-on science classes for children ages 3-9 years old in July and August. Class size is limited. Advance registration required!

YMCA Lego Camp
(Entering 3rd-8th grade)
With a curriculum designed at Tuft’s University, utilizing the LEGO Mindstorms and NXT Robotics Program, Science & Technology Camp provides campers with the opportunity to explore, investigate, experiment, question and build while engaging in hands-on science activities.  A weekly field trip, swimming and outdoor games round out the weeks activities. 


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. Christian-based camp adventure programs available.

Boulder JCC Preschool Day Camp
3800 Kalmia Ave., Boulder 303-448-9939 susie@boulderjcc.org www.boulderjcc.org
Summer Camp at the JCC preschool is an enriching and playful experience for children ages 2-1/2 to 5. They offer four two-week sessions beginning June 8 and running through July 31. Campers will make friends, engage in outdoor play, learn new sports, meet special guests, explore many types of artistic materials and much more.

Camp Shai and Camp Shalom 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver
303-316-6392 www.jccdenver.org
Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center. Every day is packed with adventures, friendship, Judaica and fun. Extended day programs are available. Camp Shai for grades K-12 and Camp Shalom for ages 2-5. Multiple sessions and a variety of programs for all ages. Sessions start June 1.

High Peak Camp Estes Park
970-586-3311 www.highpeakcamp.info
Camps for children ages 7-16. Activities include hiking, arts and crafts, fishing, paddle boats, discovery center and Bible study in Rocky Mountain National Park.

JCC Ranch Camp Elbert
303-316-6384 www.ranchcamp.org
The Ranch Camp and Mini Camp programs tap into the imaginations of the campers. Campers get to know each other intimately and support each other as they learn and grow. Some activities are Western horseback riding, swim instruction, archery, arts and crafts, barbeques, basketball, campfires, camping, drama, football, hiking, climbing, mountain climbing and more. Sessions begin June 6.

Keitanat Har HaShem Congregation Har HaShem, Boulder
303-499-7077, ext.14 www.harhashemschool.org
A fun-filled day camp for children entering grades 1-5. Students begin each day with Tfillah and songs. Monday and Wednesdays are spent playing and creating in and around Har HaShem. Tuesdays are spent swimming and playing at the East Boulder Recreation Center, and Thursdays are designated field trip days. On Fridays the focus is on a mitzvah project and spending the morning with residents at Boulder Manor. Campers also get ready for Shabbat each Friday with songs, stories and challah baking.

Mizel Museum s Camp M! 2009 Summer Enrichment Programs
303-394-9993, ext. 3 www.mizelmuseum.org
Stories That Jump Off the Page! Ages 4-5. June 1-4. Mornings, 9 a.m. - noon; full days, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Campers will take an imaginative journey through several award-winning picture books with creative dramatics, zany art projects, and even some cooking. This camp will keep kids jumping with special guest artists dropping by for storytelling and musical entertainment. $80-$160.

Our Place in Space
Grades 3-6. June 14-18, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Explore earth’s planetary neighborhood through art. Using art, mixed-media artist Aiello mixes creativity with science to teach kids about their place in space. The camp will combine scientific investigation about the galaxies with various cultural traditions, using a variety of 2D and 3D art projects in pastel, sculpture, acrylic painting and storytelling. $200.

Jewish and American Indian ArtVentures: Connecting Across Cultures
Grades 3-6. June 21-25, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Discover what Jews and American Indians share as spiritual and ancient peoples. Through the lens of art, find out how traditions of Jewish and American Indian cultures are similar and different. Campers will explore Jewish and American- Indian art at the Mizel Museum and Denver Art Museum, and create their own artventures using clay, pastels, paint, tin and leather. $200.

The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: Creative Dramatics for the Wacky and Wise
Grades 4-6. June 28-July 2, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coached by award-winning master drama educator Jane Page, kids will learn scriptwriting, improvisational techniques and elements of set-design for a live performance based on the quirky Rabbi Harvey of Elk Spring. Creative dramatics explore universal values using Jewish and American folklore in the backdrop of the Western frontier of the 1870s. Campers will also “meet” the author of Rabbi Harvey via web-conferencing. $200

Art Trek to Israel
Grades 1-3. July 12-16, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Painter and art teacher Ivy Delon takes a trip to Israel through the visual arts to explore the artists, architecture, nature and animals of Israel. Campers will discover visual symbols of peace in Middle-Eastern art and create a “peace mural” to be displayed at Open House, a community-based center for Jews, Christians and Muslims in Israel. Campers will learn composition, design and drawing with a focus on imagination. $200

Down-to-Earth Clay Creation
Grades 1-3. July 26-30, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. What does clay have to do with the creation stories of Jews and other peoples? Artist Lia Lynn Rosen will share stories about clay digging and outdoor firing in Mexico and New Mexico. Campers will get down (and dirty) working with clay to create animals, seas, plants and humans that will represent their personal universes. Spanish and Hebrew words will be integrated, while teaching children how to prepare clay and how to use various techniques like coiling, pinch-pots and texture. $200

Me and My Shadow: The World of Shadow Puppets
Grades 3-6. Aug. 2-6, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Awardwinning performer, playwright and puppeteer Betsy Tobin will guide children on a trip through the magic of shadow puppets. Campers will design, create and decorate their own shadow puppet stages, writing stories inspired by their imaginations. Each child will share their individual stories in a performance for families and friends, and at the end of the journey through light and shadow, each child will share their “Me and My Shadow” story on a take-home stage. $200

The Musical Tent
Grades 1-3. Aug. 9-13, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Acclaimed composer, teacher and recording artist Sheldon Sands journeys on an adventure into the creative and fun world of music-making. Children will make drums, flutes and string instruments from simple materials and will learn to play and sing traditional ensemble songs from the Middle East, Africa and South America. Camp ends with a community performance of original work written and performed by each camper. $200

Jewish Journeys Around the World: On The Road Again!
Ages 4-5. Aug. 16-20. Mornings, 9 a.m. - noon; full days, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sharona Grinsteiner is the travel guide for children who will learn about the customs and cultures of Jews from far-away places such as Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Morocco, Russia and South America. Journey around the world through storytelling, art projects, language, cooking, treasure hunts, music and more! $100- $200.

How the West Was Fun! (O ered in cooperation with Four Mile Historic Park)
Grades 1-5. June 14-18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grades 1-4. July 19-June 23, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Campers will enjoy hands-on experiences as they learn about several different groups of immigrants and their unique experiences in the Westward Expansion. The customs, traditions and crafts of African American, Hispanic, Jewish, and Chinese pioneers will bring history to life for children. Kids will experience a simpler way of life as they learn and play as Colorado pioneer children did in the late 1800s.

Camp Mentsch: After-Camp Session at the Mizel Museum
All ages. May 31- Aug. 20. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mentsch is a Yiddish word for a good, caring and decent person. If you are a mentsch and act in a manner that promotes justice, kindness and respect for yourself, your family, your community and the world as a whole, then you can be a Mentsch! Kids will participate in creative, hands-on service projects that help the community using real life, kid-appropriate themes that educate and entertain. $18/day or $90/week.


ABC for Kids!
2829 Mapleton Ave., Boulder 303-443-KIDS www.abckid.net
ABC for Kids is a unique athletic facility focused on developing agility, balance and coordination in children ages 4-8. Kids are encouraged to learn new skills and independence through programs including climbing, yoga, pilates, dance and more. Half- and full-day programs available. Multiple sessions, starting in March. Call for more information. Alexander Dawson Summer Camps & Programs 10455 Dawson Dr., Lafayette 303-665-6679, ext. 515 www.dawsonschool.org/summercamps Come join us for 10 weeks of Dawson’s exciting new summer camps and programs for kids ages 5-18. June 7- Aug. 20, we will offer 40 various camps in academics, music and drama, language and culture, arts and sports, as well as various specialty day camps, running from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., with extended before- and after-camp care, on a huge 113-acre campus with a pool, two gymnasiums, sports fields, art, photography and performing arts center. Kids receive a full lunch in our dining hall every day and take a break to cool off in the pool.

B&C Bounce Town
1821 Lefthand Cir., Unit C, Longmont 303-774-9550 www.bncbouncers.com
Come have fun in the area’s largest indoor bouncer facility. Enjoy 5,000 square feet of interactive inflatables. Perfect for birthday parties, child-care outings or big get-togethers. Open bounce times are available Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the website.

Boulder Parks and Recreation Kids Camp
303-413-7270 www.ci.boulder.co.us/parks-recreation/
Offering a wide variety of classes for children of all ages from June through August. Includes sailing, art, dance, tennis, drama, swimming and more. Check the website or brochure for information.

Camp Comfort
Near Georgetown on I-70 303-674-6400 www.campcomfort.org
Camp Comfort, a bereavement camp for children ages 6-12, offers grief counseling and recreation activities in a safe environment. This camp is available for any child who is grieving the death of a family member or friend. The $150 cost includes all meals, snacks, accommodations, recreation and workshop materials. Scholarships are available. June 25-27 and July 23-25.

Children s Museum of Denver Summer Programs
2121 Children s Museum Dr., Denver 303-433-7444 www.cmdenver.org
Join the museum this summer for hands-on, interactive and often messy activities. Call for more information.

Circus Camp Imagination Circus Arts
4747 N. 26th St., Boulder 303-548-9340 www.imaginationcircusarts.com
Learn about the exciting world of the circus! Try your hand at juggling, trapeze, tight wire, unicycle, clowning, acrobatics and more. Discover how to perform with style and grace. Our staff of professional circus trainers will help you bring it all together in a fun performance at the end of the week. Sessions are July 19-24 and July 26-30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For ages 8-16, $285 per child, per session. Call for information.

Colorado Academy Summer Day Camp
3800 S. Pierce St., Denver 303-986-1501 www.coloacad.org
Offering summer programs since 1951, Colorado Academy offers summer day camps that provide fun-filled activities for children ages 5-12, including instruction and participation in tennis, arts and crafts, organized games, archery, swimming, performance arts and special activities. Students may combine these activities with educational and other athletic pursuits for a more personalized camp experience. For more information, download a complete catalogue from the website.

Colorado Mountain Ranch
10063 Gold Hill Rd., Gold Hill 303-442-4557 www.coloradomountainranch.com
Since 1947, the Walker Family has provided quality summer camping experiences for boys and girls. Today’s day camp highlights both mountain adventure programs for Boulder youth ages 7-13 and specialty focus camps for ages 11-16. The Colorado Mountain Ranch offers confidencebuilding activities supervised and instructed with a positive approach aimed toward successful skillbuilding, passionate learning and fun. Activities include Western riding, animal care, mountainboarding, swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, archery, Native American lore, dramatics, music, dance, Frisbee fold, environmental appreciation, outdoor living skills, hiking, camping, tracking, sports and games, teen leadership, problem-solving team challenges and more. Optional weekly overnights and campouts round out each week. Bus transportation provided to and from Boulder.

The Cottage Excursion Day Camp Boulder/Longmont
303-449-4380 www.cottageschools.com
An activity-packed program with daily excursions to amusement parks, swimming, skating, bowling center and museums, etc., in addition to the sports, games, cooking, crafts, science and other activities at the base camp. For ages 5-12, grouped by age.

Dream Makers Super Summer Fun
1345 28th St., Boulder 720-274-0101 gedenbed@comcast.net
Enriching curriculum of summer-time fun, including art, water play, secret formulas, Butterfly Pavillion’s Bugmobile, unusual pets, Diggin’For Dinos at the CU Children’s Museum, sports sampler, camping and outdoor adventures, food fun, and outer space exploration! All this and many more fun and exciting activities coming to Dream Makers! Weekly themes. Your child will enjoy every moment of summer camp in Dream Makers’ invigorating, safe setting. Drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis. For ages 2-1/2 to 8. June 14 through Aug. 20. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ($40 per day) or 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ($65 per day).

Eldorado Yoga Camp
2875 County Rd. 67, Boulder 303-249-1671 www.EldoradoYoga.org
Kids will have a blast at fun-filled, five-day camps in Eldorado Springs. This camp integrates the mind/body/spirit benefits of Yoga with traditional camp activities. Multiple sessions available at $250 per child per week, with a 50 percent discount for siblings. Sessions start June 7.

Friends School Summer Programs
5465 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder 303-499-1999, ext. 223 www.friendsschoolboulder.org
For students ages 3-16 with morning and afternoon sessions. June 14 to July 30. Preschool programs include backyard camp, cooking and music classes. Elementary programs include theater, forensic, cooking, xylophone, movie-making and papermaking. Middle and high school programs include beach volleyball, cooking, creative writing and camping. Call for details and registration materials. Licensed and accredited.

Kiddie Academy of Broom eld Broomfield
303-466-3635 ftp.kiddieacademy.com/broomfield/
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 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. Camps begin June 1.

Kids & Critters Camp at Longmont Humane Society
9595 Nelson Road, Longmont 303-772-1232 www.longmonthumane.org
Enjoy a PAWS-itive experience learning about animals at Longmont Humane Society. An educational journey of hands-on activities, games, crafts and animal interaction to teach the value of all animals. P.M. Pack: (ages 9-12) View an actual spay/ neuter surgery and perform CSI techniques to solve a pet theft. Campers learn gentle and safe handling of pets with daily dog walks. Morning Paws: 7- and 8-year-olds, 9 a.m. – noon, Monday through Friday, $150 (price reduction!) (7 Sessions: June 14 through Aug. 2). P.M. Pack: 9-12 year olds, 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, $175 (price reduction!) (8 Sessions: June 14 through Aug. 9).

Rocky Mountain Day Camp Superior
303-495-2764 www.rockymtndaycamp.com
The program at Rocky Mountain Day Camp is built for fun! Campers build confidence and selfesteem through a wide variety of activities. Every activity offered is conducted by an expert staff in an age- and ability-appropriate manner. Rocky Mountain Day Camp understands that all children have a wide array of interests. This program is designed so that every camper has a rewarding experience every day. All-day programs available. Boys and girls ages 5-12 welcome. Sessions run from June 1 through July 30.

Summer Camp Fun Mountain Shadows Montessori School
4154 N. 63rd St., Boulder 303-530-5353 www.mountainshadows.org
Mountain Shadows offers a fun, educational summer program. Each week, participants commence an exciting exploration of science, art and culture. Students are encouraged to learn through fun activities beyond those of the academic classroom. Call or visit the website for more information.

Sun ower Farm Summer Camps
11150 Prospect, Longmont 303-774-8001 www.sunflowerfarminfo.com
Step back into an old-fashioned rural summer! Giant tree houses, pony rides, popsicles, baby animals and vast open spaces to explore. Endless array of outdoor experiences, plus a barn full of unusual nature/recycled materials to create art. Let your imagination soar! Campers break into groups, based on age. Camp counselor staff will range from late-teen girls with an interest in children’s education paired with experienced women/teachers in the community. Swimsuits (for sprinkler play) under clothes please. Every session is different, so sign up for several! For ages 3-10. June 2 through Aug. 13.

Sunset Academy Summer Day Camp
711 S. Sunset St., 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.

Teens Inc. Summer Day Camp
151 East St., Nederland 303-258-3821 www.teensinc.org
Arts and crafts, outdoor games, field trips and more! A fun, creative, safe, recreational day camp for your child. Now offering a sports camp and skate camp as well. Ages 5-11.

YMCA of Boulder Valley Summer Day Camps
303-443-4474, ext. 4690 www.ymcabv.org
Boulder Valley area. For ages 5-16, Monday through Friday, day and specialty camps. Join us for a variety of one-week and two-week sessions beginning June 1. Pack your summer full of fun and discoveries in our traditional day camps or specialty camps, including art, sports, science, teen leadership, biking, adventure, animal care and skateboarding.

YMCA Camp Fun in the Sun
(Entering K-6th grade)
If you are looking for a wide variety of activities with weekly field trip excursions, this is the camp for you! Held in area BVSD Elementary Schools, our camps offer an exciting new theme each week, swimming lesson and soccer options, arts and crafts, science, language, building and board games, dramatic play and more! Full and part time options available as well as before and after camp care.

YMCA Teen Camps
Teen Camps include: Leaders in Training, Let's Dance, Teen Amusement Adventures, Get Your Fitness On, Girl Power, Pay It Forward, Urban Art Creations. 


A Rising Star Equestrian Summer Camp
9470 Indiana St., Arvada 303-431-4675 www.arisingstareqcenter.com
Every day is an adventure in equine education, and fun is the emphasis! Starting with safety on the ground, students learn how to catch, halter, lead, groom and tack up their horses. Every day includes a group horseback riding lesson. Riding lessons are also available for hour-long and halfhour lessons. A Rising Star has experienced instructors on site who teach a variety of disciplines, and if you don’t have a horse of your own they have lesson horses and ponies. Camps are offered on a weekly basis, June through August.

Academy Stables Lafayette
303-665-4637 www.AcademyStables.com
This camp runs weekly throughout the summer, May 31 to Aug. 9. Activities are designed for kids ages 5 and older, and sessions run from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Lessons include horse care, horse shows, games and demonstrations. The cost is $295 per camp. Some fullday camps available at $495 per camp. Both English- and Western-style camps available. Call for reservations.

Anderson Western Colorado Camps
7177 Colorado River Rd., Gypsum 970-524-7766 www.andersoncamps.com
The Colorado adventure camp programs have non-stop activities. Campers choose morning and afternoon activities, including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, rappelling, trap shooting, fishing, archery, climbing wall, ropes course and hiking. The summer camp experience kicks into high gear. Each camper goes on a number of overnight and all-day trips. The first trip each session is a three-day cabin camp-out. This trip is not co-ed. Another trip is a four- or five-day extended trip. Each camper makes an individual choice according to his or her interests. The extended trip choices include caving, mountain climbing, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. This summer the wrangling staff at Anderson Camps is offering a horseemphasis program for campers. Those campers enrolled in the program will spend one portion of their day working with the wranglers and horses, not just riding but acquiring horse-care skills and horse-safety knowledge that will last a lifetime. For ages 7-17.

C Bar T Trail Ranch P.O. Box 158, Idledale
This summer youth camp specializes in wilderness camping and wilderness horsemanship. Camp sessions consist primarily of a continuous horseback pack trip in the National Forests of Colorado. All ability ranges and experience levels are welcome. Campers have their own horse to care for with the help and supervision of the staff. Cost varies depending on the length of the program. Call for more information.

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
11968 Mineral Rd., Longmont 303-652-9131 www.ctrcinc.org
The CTRC serves children and adults with a wide range of special needs, such as cerebral palsy, developmental delays, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, stroke, mental-health issues and behavior challenges. Summer sessions for children ages 4-17 will start June 7 and end Aug. 14. Summer camps run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m. Choose from several different options.

Cornerstone Summer Horsemanship Camp
4255 Nelson Rd., Longmont 303-828-9040 www.cornerstonefarminc.com
Cornerstone is designed for children ages 8 and older. Camps run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Each day includes riding lessons, stable management and recreation. Different sessions available for riders with different abilities. Camps start June 7.

Sun Pony Ranch Horse Camp
18490 County Road 1, Berthoud 970-532-4040 www.SunPonyRanch.com
Campers get their own horse for a week and learn responsibilities to care for it. Campers are focused on horses and ride twice each day. English or Western riding style is camper’s choice. A horse show is held each Friday to show off new skills. Bonding with a horse is important in learning to ride. Sun Pony Ranch teaches about horse behavior and personality to encourage this bonding and to promote safety. Activities include daily riding lessons, including bareback riding sessions; feeding; grooming; tacking; and general care of your horse. Shampoo day teaches how to bathe the horse, while horse show day is a noncompetitive show for family and friends. Students are also taught to braid and decorate their horses for the show. Sun Pony Ranch Horse Camp is co-ed and for ages 8-14. Sessions are one week each, from June 7 through Aug. 13. 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $340 per week. Register by April 30 for early bird rate of $315 per week.


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. Christian-based camp adventure programs available.

Adventure Quest Day Camps
302 Pearl St., Boulder 303-786-9216 www.RenaissanceAdventures.com
Ages 6-16. June through August. 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.

Avid4 Adventure
PO Box 287, Boulder 80306 720-249-2412 info@Avid4.com www.avid4.com
Avid4 Adventure day camp offers fun, diverse, age appropriate and safety-focused outdoor pursuits for kids ages 5-12. Each week kids will rock climb, mountain bike, hike, kayak and canoe! Day camp one-week sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. ($350); Boulder June 7 through Aug. 20; Denver June 7-18 or July 5-16; Highlands Ranch June 21-July 2, and Golden Aug. 2-13. Lunches and extended care available. Visit www.Avid4.com for info on our family trips, sleep-away Camp Eden, day camps and brand new Teen Leadership Summer Program and oneday Extreme Adventures. American Camp Association accredited and licensed by the State of Colorado.

Alaya Summer Camp
3340 19th St., 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.

Boulder County Force Soccer Camps
3805 47th St., Boulder
For ages 4-14. Boulder’s premier summer soccer camp. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - noon. One-week sessions, Seven different sessions. Camp begins June 7. All camps at Pleasant View Soccer Complex. First two sessions Monday through Thursday, $100; last three sessions are Monday through Friday, $125.

Cal-Wood Summer Camp
2282 County Road 87, Jamestown
Outdoor exploration skills, overnight campout, fishing, arts and crafts, rock climbing, horseback riding, hikes and field trips, natural and cultural history, environmental learning, wildlife and forestry studies, family cookout. Private 1,000-acre outdoor learning center. Ages 9-13.

Camp Chief Ouray/YMCA of the Rockies
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.

Climbing For Life
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.

Colorado Mountain Ranch
10063 Gold Hill Rd., Boulder
Since 1947, the Walker Family has provided quality summer camping experiences for boys and girls. Today’s Day Camp highlights both mountain adventure programs for Boulder youth ages 7-13 and specialty focus camps for ages 11-16. The Colorado Mountain Ranch offers confidence-building activities supervised and instructed with a positive approach aimed toward successful skill-building, passionate learning and fun. Activities include Western riding, horse and animal care, mountainboarding, swimming, gymnastics and trampoline, arts and crafts, archery, Native American lore, dramatics, music, dance, Frisbee golf, nature and environmental appreciation, outdoor living skills, hiking, camping, tracking, green experiences in sustainable living, sports and games, teen leadership and problem-solving team challenges. Optional weekly overnights and campouts round out each week. Bus transportation provided to and from Boulder.

Colorado Youth Program
1906 13th St., Suite 205, Boulder
• Mountain Summer Camp
For kids ages 11-16. CYP changes boys’ and girls’ lives and empowers them to make a difference in the world. Campers study wildlife, forests and weather. They breathe the fresh air and revel in the beauty of their natural surroundings. Furthermore, through CYP’s unique Environmental Hero Projects, campers are taught the value of conserving our natural resources and making the world a better place. Of course, CYP campers have fun, too, as CYP leads them in exciting outdoor activities from whitewater rafting and playing in alpine snowfields to preparing their own meals and sleeping under the stars. Campers enjoy a very personalized camp setting consisting of just 12 kids and four counselors per campsite, so each camper plays an active role in helping the camp run smoothly on a daily basis. CYP operates two campsites simultaneously, situated about a half mile apart. This intimate setting ensures that each camper’s needs are addressed and that everyone is a highly involved part of a tight-knit community. Sessions begin June 13.
• Teen Adventure Camp
Colorado Youth Program’s Teen Adventure Camp offers the same CYP quality — small group size, professional staff, beautiful Rocky Mountain setting — yet is tailored for older teens seeking to increase their level of adventure and outdoor skills. Join fellow CYP campers at Camp Tahosa, where students work on becoming a te

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