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Thursday, March 18,2010

Kids Camp Directory (continued)

By Marissa Hermanson

Girls Wilderness Program Adventure Camp
Women’s Wilderness Institute, Boulder
303-938-9191
www.womenswilderness.org
Wilderness-based courses specifically created for girls ages 8-18. Have a blast backpacking, rock climbing and learning outdoor skills and expressive arts in a fun, “girl-positive” program designed to build confidence, leadership skills and solid friendships. Four- to 12-day overnight and day-camp sessions in Colorado and Wyoming, plus parent-daughter adventures. Tuition is $175-$1,420 and includes food, gear and clothing. Generous scholarships available. May through August. AEE accredited. Camps include wilderness expedition, wild art, wild moves, wild voices, rock camp, Latina girls course, leadership course, adventure days, daughter-parent fly%u2008fishing and daughter-parent rock climbing. Call or e-mail moreinfo@womenswilderness.org for dates and details.

Her Feet on the Earth
Boulder
303-642-0562
www.herfeetontheearth.org
lorene@herfeetontheearth.org
Nature arts camps designed to meet the unique developmental needs of girls 7-15 years old. Through exploration of the natural world girls discover their strengths and build confidence while nurturing friendships and deepening their relationship with nature. Girls learn teamwork and ancient skills for living close to the Earth: basketry, edible and medicinal plants, animal tracking, fire making, navigation, natural shelters and “scouting.” Every day is a new adventure and includes songs, stories, games, crafts, playing in the creek and time for quiet reflection. Staff members bring in-depth understanding of girls’ development and extensive skills in nature-based mentoring to help girls grow more comfortable being in nature and being true to themselves. Programs include day and overnight camps, mother-daughter events and programs for women. Contact camp director Lorene Wapotich for more information.

Horizon Adventures Inc.
Denver
303-393-7297
www.horizonadventures.com
A private, independent camp for young men and women ages 13-17. In addition to teaching technical skills, each course stresses backcountry safety, wilderness education, environmental awareness and, most of all, fun. The six- to 12-day courses offer activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and 14,000-foot peak ascents.

Junior Kayak League and Summer Camp
303-809-8942
downstreamedge@gmail.com
www.downstreamedge.com
Led by the best kayak instructors in Colorado, JKL consists of seven teams across the state who practice twice a week in their local areas. Junior Kayak League is a great way for kids and teens to get into kayaking and learn from excellent coaches in a safe environment. The continuous development of paddling and safety skills mean that kids enrolled in JKL become solid kayakers who know how to run rivers safely and look out for their teammates. Whitewater kayaking is one of the most exciting summer sports in Colorado that also builds character, teamwork and physical fitness. If you are into skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking or other outdoor sports, you will absolutely love kayaking.

Kiddie Academy of Broomfield
Broomfield
303-466-3635
www.kiddieacademy.com
This summer camp offers children life lessons the old-fashioned way. Kiddie Academy is a program that combines the right balance of fun and learning that helps keep kids stimulated and physically fit all summer. Children today are the first generation to grow up in an interactive world with access to just about anything they need or want through the Internet. With this new wealth of knowledge and available tools, parents are challenged to keep kids physically active and mentally stimulated during the summer months. Years of research show that children who attend summer camp gain real-life, hands-on experiences that are essential to their future development. Resident and day camps available to children 5-12. “Camp Adventure” is a summer day camp that offers developmentally appropriate programs that give children the freedom to explore topics at their own pace.

Mountain Day Camp
720-249-2997
www.mountaindaycamp.com
For boys and girls, ages 7-11. Monday through Friday. MDC is expanding its programs to better serve families in the Denver/Boulder area. The locally owned business is entering its sixth season of serving local families, and focuses on authentic nature-based experiences for children. For Boulder families, the Introduction to Backpacking program was developed for 11- to 15-year-olds. Campers will spend two days in town learning how to pack their packs and perform team exercises. They then depart on Wednesday morning for a three-day and two-night excursion in Colorado’s Front Range. MDC 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.

Mountain Day Camp’s Introduction to Backpacking & Junior Leaders
720-249-2997
www.mountaindaycamp.com
For boys and girls, ages 11-15. Monday through Friday. MDC is expanding its programs to better serve families in the Denver/Boulder area. The locally owned business is entering its sixth season of serving local families, and focuses on authentic nature-based experiences for children. For Boulder families, the Introduction to Backpacking program was developed for 11- to 15-year-olds. Junior Leaders offers a leadership training program for campers interested in working with children. Campers will spend two days in town learning how to pack their packs and perform team exercises. They then depart on Wednesday morning for a three-day and two-night excursion in Colorado’s Front Range. MDC is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed by the State of Colorado.

Mountain Day Camp Junior
720-249-2997
www.mountaindaycamp.com
Mountain Day Camp Junior for boys and girls, ages 4 1/2 to 6 years. Monday through Friday. One-week sessions start June 1 and run through Aug. 13. Accredited by the American Camp Association and a licensed childcare provider. MDC Junior’s premium camp experience creates “resident camp” connections at day camp in central Boulder. In each one-week session, campers have fun making friends and connecting with their counselors and nature. Based near downtown Boulder, these young campers are outside as much as possible, including trips to OSMP, State Parks and the Spruce Pool. The highlights of this intentionally planned program include hiking, fishing, bouldering, teambuilding, crafts, stories and camp songs.

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. Surrounded by spectacular wilderness areas and stunning peaks, 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. The camps own more than 6,000 acres of open pine forest, wildflower meadows and rocky bluffs, an unparalleled setting for outdoor adventures.

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA)
303-447-8014
Boulder
www.ridesmba.org
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) is the leader in junior development mountain biking. Established in 1993, SMBA provides programs for riders of all abilities, beginner to expert racer, ages 7-18. The low coach-to-rider ratio and curriculum allow individuals to excel with confidence in every facet of the activity.

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. We 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.

YMCA of Boulder Valley Fun in the Sun
303-443-4474 x2001
www.ymcabv.org
funinthesun@ymcabv.org
“Fun in the Sun” summer adventures are offered in Louisville, Superior and four locations in Boulder for children entering K through sixth grade. Every weekly theme is packed with several field trips, lots of outdoor summer fun, and special theme-related activities. Activity options include arts and crafts, board games, science, outdoor education, swim lessons, a soccer league and lots of outdoor fun.

YMCA Camp Chief Niwot
(Entering 1st-8th grade)
www.ymcabv.org
New location! Now held at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette, Camp Chief Niwot provides a quality camp experience and has been for over 10 summers.  At camp, kids will develop independence, self-confidence and leadership skills all while creating lasting memories.  Each day at camp will start with an opening ceremony involving all campers and then campers will split into their age appropriate groups.  Every camp session, the campers will spend two afternoons poolside at the Arapahoe YMCA's new outdoor pool with a splash park, diving boards and waterslide. Fridays will be spent at the Boulder Reservoir.

PERFORMING ARTS

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 performing arts camps including drama, musical theater, comedy, storytelling, clowning, dance and music.

Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Summer Programs
3001 Industrial Ln. #12
303-466-5685
www.schoolofbnc.com
The School of BNC offers summer programs for dancers of all ages, abilities and aspirations. The School of BNC has wonderful programs introducing our youngest dancers into the world of dance — including our ever-popular Fairytale Ballet Camp. The School of BNC also offers unique programs for intermediate and advanced dancers to help them hone their skills and rise to their highest artistic ability. The School of BNC has a summer dance program for your child!

Boulder Stars Show Choir Camps
Wesley Chapel, Boulder
303-507-2114
www.boulderstars.com
Join the Boulder Stars Show Choir for a joyful adventure in singing, dancing and performing Broadway, pop and more. Camps are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Sunday performances. Two camps available: Camp 1 (ages 6-10), which runs from June 21-25, and Camp 2 (ages 11-5), which runs June 28 through July 2.

Camp Oonie Koonie Cha Early Childhood Music Camp
Boulder
(303) 818-6827
www.musicarepresents.com
kelye_lotz@hotmail.com
Oonie Koonie Cha is an action-packed music day camp for ages 4-8 that integrates music with drama, storytelling, an Orff xylophone orchestra, science and movement. A magic carpet will transport the children “around the world,” where they will learn Australian aboriginal Koori dances, Middle Eastern Tribal dances and games from other exotic cultures, including exploring the sounds and vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls. Our young travelers will return home with their own handmade instruments to play along with their complimentary CD. It is a great way to start your child’s summer. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 7-11 or June 14-18. Monday through Friday. $40 registration, $195 camp tuition.

CenterStage Theater Company
Boulder County
303-673-0744
www.centerstagetheatercompany.org
CenterStage Theatre Company is dedicated to extending quality theatre to the Colorado community, especially in Boulder County. CenterStage provides a rich atmosphere that leads young people into excellence in the vast world of theatre arts, thus building confidence, self-esteem, community awareness and friendships that last a lifetime. This year’s summer showcase includes musical productions of Carousel and Aida. Final performances take place at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Auditions in early May 2010 for ages 13-21. June 7-18 is Musical Theatre Showcase half-day sessions for grades 1-6 at The Art Underground in Lousiville. Full- and half-day sessions are available. July 5-16 is Musical Theatre Production full day for grades 4-8 at Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts. July 19-23 is Music and Theatre Showcase full-day sessions for grades 2-6 at Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts. Please visit www.centerstagetheatercompany.org for more details.

Circus Arts Camp, by Imagination! Circus Arts
303-548-9340
www.imaginationcircusarts.com
4747 N. 26th St., Boulder
Learn and perform exciting circus arts like fabric, webs, swings, chinese pole, trapeze, circus bike, groundskills, acrobatics and more! Bring lunch, a water bottle and clothes you can move in. $285 per session. Ages 8-16. First session begins July 19, second session July 26. For ages 8 to 16.

Classically Kids
Chautauqua Community House, Boulder
303-449-1397
www.coloradomusicfest.org
Classically Kids is a series of fun, interactive workshops for kids ages 7-11. Each workshop is linked to a Colorado Music Festival (CMF) concert, and includes hands-on activities as well as an opportunity to meet CMF’s international guest artists. The registration fee of $10 per child includes a youth ticket to the accompanying CMF concert and a 50 percent discount voucher for one accompanying adult. Workshops take place Wednesdays during the CMF season at the Chautauqua Community House. For registration visit website or call.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare
University of Colorado, Boulder
303.492.1537
www.coloradoshakes.org/campshakespeare
csfeout@colorado.edu
In this vigorous three-week performance training program taught by CSF professionals, participants present shortened Shakespeare plays on Aug. 7 for the public. For ages 10-18. Training includes decoding Shakespeare’s text for performance, voice and movement, and stage fight. $730 registration fee; early registration (by May 1) only $630. Camp runs July 19 through Aug. 6, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Curious Theatre Company
Denver
303-565-1650
www.curioustheatre.org
Curious New Voices is an intensive summer playwriting workshop for ages 15-21. July 5 through Aug. 1. This three-week program involves writing an original short play with the help of experienced instructors and nationally recognized playwrights. The camp culminates in a staged reading festival.

Denver Center Theater Academy
1101 13th St., Denver
303-446-4892
www.denvercenter.org
The Denver Center Theatre Academy is offering summer Performing Arts Camps and classes for children ages 2 1/2 to 18.

Dog House Music Rock &%u2008Roll Camp
303-664-1600
www.doghousemusic.com
Learn or enhance your skills on guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards. For beginners, advanced players and bands, this camp will give you the opportunity to expand or refine your abilities. With the help of a professional staff of instructors and state-of-the-art studios and gear, teen students will play in a band, write original music, perform at a local venue and record a live CD! Half-day kids’ program also available, focusing on basic technique and songwriting.

Flying High & Acting Up!
Kids Summer Aerial Arts Camp
3022 E. Sterling Circle, #C, Boulder
303-245-8272
www.frequentflyers.org
Has your child ever dreamed of flying — the amazing freedom, the weightlessness, the excitement? Join professional teachers of aerials arts, dance and physical theater for an exciting camp! Students ages 8-16 are invited to Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Studio to have fun learning skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, hoop, juggling, acrobatics and so much more. Students will work to combine dance, theater and improvisation to cultivate the skills necessary to become a performing artist. We will adapt a myth or legend into a script that will become the basis of the culminating performance. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! Students will divide into groups based on age and ability.

Guitars Etc. Live Performance “Rock” Camp
303-776-8388
jason@jasonolsonguitarist.com; sales@guitarsetc.net
Guitar Hero ... in real life! Have fun learning songs and performing them as a band and be coached by professional musicians. Time: 9:30-11 a.m. For ages 9-17.

Kamp Kutandara
5401 Western Ave., Boulder
303-443-2969
www.kutandara.com
This is summer camp with a cross-cultural twist. The Kutandara Center is a Boulder community resource that celebrates the African experience through music. These camps will explore a wide range of music, dance, games and art from Africa in a day-camp setting. Sessions run for two weeks from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (for 6- to 12-year-olds) or 9-11:30 a.m. (for 4- to 5-year-olds) throughout July. Cost varies according to program.

MACC’s Wolf Theatre Academy
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver
303-316-6360
www.maccjcc.org
Students work with theatrical professionals who are experienced in the art of theatre education. Age-appropriate programming allows younger children to focus on fun, creation and fantasy, while older students learn the skills that will enable them to approach both classical and contemporary material with ease. One- and three-week workshops include technical apprenticeships, audition techniques and full-day production and dramatics performance workshops. Raise the curtain on another summer of theatrical magic at the Wolf Theatre Academy beginning June 1.

A Midsummer Day’s Dream String Camp
7100 South Boulder Rd., Boulder
303-908-2493
www.fsamusic.org
fsamusic.contact@gmail.com
A Midsummer Day’s Dream String Camp. Boulder. Ages 8-108. Day Camp. Monday through Friday with 2 p.m. Saturday student concert and 7 p.m. Friday faculty concert. Violin, viola, cello, & string quartet. Featuring renowned award-winning teachers, come to AMSDD to expand your musicianship and have an awesome time doing it! We offer composition, music appreciation, theory, sight-reading, master classes, chamber and orchestral training, improvisation, conducting, fiddle and more. Advanced string quartet seminar for advanced quartet training.

Parlando School for the Arts
303-442-0006
www.parlando.org
Parlando School for the Arts offers summer camps and programs for all ages and musical interests, including early Summer Music Safari, Kids-n-Keys, Jazz Improvisation, Musical Theater and more.

Peanut Butter Players Sum Fun Musical Theater
990 Public Road, Lafayette
303-786-8727
www.peanutbutterplayers.com
Four one-week workshops in which students will study a modern American musical, learn songs and dances and scenes, and perform them for parents on the last day. Ages 7-18. June 1-11 is Music Man. June 14-18 is Annie. July 26-30 is Schoolhouse Rock. Aug. 2-14 is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Renaissance Adventures
302 Pearl St., Boulder
303-786-9216
www.renaissanceadventures.com
Be the hero of a mythic quest! Since 1995 Renaissance Adventures has led active outdoor Renaissance-themed questing games. Solve mysteries and riddles, brainstorm creative solutions to puzzling dilemmas, swashbuckle with foam swords, meet interesting characters and negotiate peace treaties. Birthday parties available as well. For ages 6-16.

Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts
200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette
303-665-0599
www.rmcma.org
Nonprofit community school for all ages and abilities. Varied programs include individual and small group lessons on all instruments and voice, early childhood classes and musicianship classes. Additional classes include C’s Jazz Camp and Jump Start to Middle School Band.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids —Summer Performing Arts Camp
Boulder and Denver
303-245-8150
www.theaterforkids.net
Participate in theater improvisation and performance, scene study, mime, masks, puppetry, directing and field trips. Running sessions for kids ages 3-16 throughout the summer in Denver and Boulder. Small, intimate groups and public performances at the end of each session.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Adams Camp
YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch
303-563-8290
www.adamscamp.org
Children with special needs and their families will take part in intensive, personalized and integrated therapeutic programs. The program caters to children with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, sensory-integration dysfunction and developmental disabilities. For ages one year and up. Adams Camp offers a vast array of programs.

Camp Erin
11902 Camp Eden Road, Golden
303-604-5330
www.hospicecareonline.org
HospiceCare is excited to announce Camp Erin, a weekend bereavement camp for children and teens, ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It runs Oct. 1-3 and combines the fun of a traditional camp with bereavement education and emotional support to help kids cope with grief and loss. All of the activities are facilitated by HospiceCare grief counselors and specially trained volunteers. Camp Erin is free to all campers on a first-come, first-served basis. Activities include outdoor sports, canoe rides, fishing, creative expression and remembrance activities.

Easter Seals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village
303-569-2333
www.eastersealscolorado.org
Easter Seals is a residential camp offering recreational opportunities to people with disabilities. Their program focuses on promoting equality, dignity and independence in a safe and fun environment. Traditional camp activities, as well as horseback riding, swimming, photography, zip line/climbing wall, travel and more are offered.

NSCD Day Camp
Winter Park
970-726-1540
www.nscd.org
Sponsored by the National Sports Center for the Disabled. River rafting, river duckie kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, therapeutic horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, adaptive cycling, hiking, fishing, moonlight adventures and resort activities for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

SPORTS

Alexander Dawson Summer Camp
10455 Dawson Dr., Lafayette
303-665-6679
www.dawsonschool.org
This camp program offers the following sports activities for kids age 5-18: basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and swimming. For academics, they offer writing, science, literature, Spanish and technology workshops. In the arts, there are courses in photography, ceramics, jewelry, knitting, improv, woodworking and more. Camps begin June 7 and vary in price.

Art of Soccer
7750 Jade Ct., Boulder
303-494-0264
Art of Soccer 2010 Camps will be held on May 31 through June 4, June 7-11 and June 21-25 all in Boulder and from 9 a.m. - noon, daily. The camp is on skill development and team tactics with an emphasis on flexibility, style and variations. The advanced student will participate in drills
to improve the ability to read the game and adjust quickly and effectively as it evolves. The camp is coeducational for ages 8-16.

Boulder Indoor & Outdoor Cycling Camp
3550 Frontier, Boulder
303-292-5464
www.boulderindoorcycling.com
Get your children moving this summer with indoor and outdoor cycling camps held in a state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot warehouse. Limit 25 kids ages 5-15. June through August. Full- or half-day and one to five day programs available. Pricing varies from $40 to $275.

Boulder Indoor Soccer
2845 29th St., Boulder
303-440-0809
www.boulderindoorsoccer.com
Keep it cool this summer! Boulder Rapids Reserve 2009 summer camps start on June 1 and run through Aug. 21. Full- and half-day options are available.

Boulder Quest Center
1501 Lee Hill Road, #18, Boulder
303-440-3647
www.boulderquest.com
info@boulderquest.com
Boulder Quest transforms your life with the magic of real martial arts. The Ninja of ancient Japan were martial arts wizards who unlocked the secrets of nature in order to protect their family and friends. Nine families through time have passed down these lessons to our generation. Imagine the wonder of visionary secrets that would allow campers to deal with dangerous personal security issues decisively, powerfully and successfully, while feeling safe to be heroically kind, benevolent and helpful. Boulder Quest teaches ways to increase the likelihood of your peace, security and well being, while not encouraging violence. Join on the path of the warrior wizards of Japan. The path of the protector awaits!

City of Boulder Sports Camps
303-441-3410
www.boulderparks-rec.org
Tennis, cheerleading, sailing, soccer, volleyball and more. Check for schedule and locations. Ages vary by sport.

JumpBunch Sports Camp at the Boulder JCC
3800 Kalmia Ave., Boulder
303-998-1900
www.boulderjcc.org
Your child will learn about a variety of sports during JumpBunch Sports Sampler camp! We gear the instruction of each sport towards improving motor skills and hand-eye coordination through practice and fun games, with an emphasis on learning team and sports skills, cooperation and sportsmanship. Children will also learn the rules of each game and engage in friendly, non-competitive scrimmages in each sport. Camp activities will include football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and many more! Monday, August 2 through Friday, August, 6. 9 a.m. – noon. $125 per child. Registration deadline: Monday, July 26.

Junior Kayak League and Summer Camp
303-809-8942
downstreamedge@gmail.com
www.downstreamedge.com
Led by the best kayak instructors in Colorado, Junior Kayak League (JKL) consists of seven teams across the state who practice twice a week in their local areas. Junior Kayak League is a great way for kids and teens to get into kayaking and learn from excellent coaches in a safe environment. The continuous development of paddling and safety skills mean that kids enrolled in JKL become solid kayakers who know how to run rivers safely and look out for their teammates. Whitewater kayaking is one of the most exciting summer sports in Colorado that also builds character, teamwork and physical fitness. If you are into skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking or other outdoor sports; you will absolutely love kayaking.


Rapids Reserve Youth Soccer Camps
Pleasant View Soccer Complex
3805 47th St., Boulder
303-440-0809
www.rapidsreserve.com
Outdoor soccer camps designed for kids ages 5-15 who wish to play recreational and competitive soccer in a knowledgeable, fun setting. $129 per week. June 7 through Aug. 15.

Junior Tennis Program at Millennium Harvest House Boulder
1345 28th St., Boulder
303-449-5033
www.harvesthousetennis.com
Staffed by some of the area’s top teaching professionals, this program is modeled after the best player development programs in the country. The program encompasses ages 4 to 18 and all levels of aspiring tennis players. The program is structured and fun and focuses on helping players get a feel for the game through stroke development, shot placement, strategy and match play. Sessions start April 19, as well as in early June. You can sign up by the week.

The Little Gym
4800 Baseline Rd., Boulder
303-444-4742
www.thelittlegym.com
For more than 30 years, parents have relied on The Little Gym to help their kids build the skills and confidence that will enhance every aspect of their lives. Their programs include movement, music, gymnastics, sports, exercise, games, listening and cooperation. Each child receives individual attention and progresses at their own pace in a non-competitive, warm and nurturing environment. Trained instructors create an atmosphere where positive experiences are the norm and feedback is given to every child and parent.

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
303-447-8014
Boulder
www.smba.lertprograms.com
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) is the leader in junior development mountain biking. Established in 1993, SMBA provides programs for riders of all abilities, beginner to expert racer, ages 7-18. The low coach-to-rider ratio and curriculum allow individuals to excel with confidence in every facet of the sport.

The Spot Climbing School
3240 Prairie Ave., Boulder
303-379-8806
www.thespotgym.com

This is a great outlet for kids this summer. The friendly, safe and experienced staff will guide your child through an incredible summer full of adventure in the Boulder foothills. Rock climbing outdoors provides a great engaging challenge in a cooperative team environment. Outdoor summer camps at the Spot are great for all abilities, from the first-time youth climber to the elite teen preparing for serious climbing competition for ages 6-15.

Teens, Inc. British Soccer Camp
151 East St., Nederland
303-258-3821
www.teensinc.org
Teens, Inc. hosts the popular week-long British Soccer program where culture and sports meet. Talented young adults from England come to the U.S. to share their soccer skills with youth ages 3-16. Participants learn soccer skills, sportsmanship and have lots of fun. Also offering Athletic Adventures camp, a general summer camp with arts and crafts, gymnastics, music, field trips and more! British Soccer Camp is from June 21-25. Athletic Adventure Camp is June1through Aug. 13.

University of Colorado Sports Camps
CU%u2008campus, Boulder
303-492-7931
www.cubuffs.com/camps
Day and overnight camps for all ages from May through July. This is the opportunity to learn your favorite sports from your team, the Colorado Buffaloes. CU%u2008Athletics offers summer sport camps for the following sports:%u2008football, basketball, tennis, golf, ski, volleyball and soccer. The camps provide a chance to work with CU%u2008coaches and athletes, experience life on campus, and play where the Buffaloes play.

YMCA Sports Camps
(Entering 1st-8th grade)
www.ymcabv.org
Sports Camp offers youth specialized sports training in a day camp setting.  Each day includes a sports clinic in that week’s theme sport where campers learn and build new skills.  Campers also participate in scrimmages, a weekly field trip and two afternoons of swimming in the new outdoor swimming pool at the Arapahoe YMCA equipped with a splash park, diving board and waterslide. Some of the weekly field trips destinations will include Invesco Field at Mile High, the Pepsi Center, Coors Field for a Rockies Game, and a visit to the Colorado Rapids are included.

Y Riders Cycling and Skateboarding Camps
www.ymcabv.org
Cycling Camps include: Learn to Bike (entering 1st-3rd grade),  Jr. Y Riders (entering 3rd-5th grade), Y Riders Local Adventures (entering 5th-9th grade) and Colorado Excursions to Crested Butte (entering 7th-12th grade). Skateboarding Camps include: Grommet Skate Quest (entering 4th-6th grade), Summer Skate Quest (entering 7th-9th grade), Advanced Skate Quest (entering 7th-10th grade) and Great Skate Quest (entering 8th-12th grade).

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

EDUCATIONAL

CU Science Discovery and Overnight Wilderness Camps
University of Colorado Boulder
303-735-6628
www.colorado.edu/sciencediscovery
Connect your child with the wonders of the natural world this summer on a Science Discovery overnight wilderness trip. Multi-day learning adventures to Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Olympic NP, Bandelier, Great Sand Dunes or Mission: Wolf. Wildlife biology, wolf ecology, geology, archaeology, marine science, cultural history, white-water rafting, sea kayaking, camping and wilderness skills! Grades 4-10. It’s Wilderness Camps 22nd year. Register online.

iD Tech Camps
DU, Colorado State University
888-709-TECH
www.internaldrive.com
Hands-on week-long, day and overnight technology summer camp for ages 7-17. During the week-long course, these digital kids film and edit digital movies, produce stunning blockbuster special effects, create 2-D and 3-D video games, model 3-D 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.

Keystone School &%u2008Discovery Camp
1628 Sts. John Rd., Keystone
970-468-2098
www.keystone.org
For more than 30 years, Discovery Camp has combined science, adventure and fun for an overnight camp experience where children play, learn and grow in wild, high-altitude Colorado. Each summer, Keystone Science School welcomes new and returning campers, ages 6-17, to their historic campus in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Many will experience this unique and wonderful alpine environment for the first time. While housed on Keystone Science School’s 23-acre campus, male and female campers are split into separate modern, log-cabin-style dormitories, with campers grouped according to age.

Summer Study Programs
CU campus, Boulder
800-666-2556
www.bestsummerever.com
Summer Study Programs offer students a unique three-week summer opportunity. Summer Study Programs offer the “total pre-collegiate experience.” Activities include: enrichment classes, SAT prep, Habitat for Humanity community service, sports, recreation, exciting nightlife and weekend travel adventures.

SuperCamp and Quantum U
Colorado College
Colorado Springs
1-800-285-3276
info@supercamp.com
www.supercamp.com
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. And they enjoy every action-packed minute with SuperCamp’s dynamic staff. Parents love the results — more positive, confident and motivated students. SuperCamp is a learning and life-skills camp offering three programs: Junior Forum (seven days) for students entering grades 6-8; Senior Forum (10 days) for students entering grades 9-12; and Quantum U (eight days) for incoming and current college students.

FAITH-BASED CAMPS

Adventure Experiences
Almont
970-641-4708
www.aeibasecamp.com
This camp is located 10,000 feet above sea level in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. The spectacular scenery of the backcountry base camp is the perfect site for your wilderness experience. Activities include: backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, fly fishing, climbing tower, adventure racing, day hikes, peak ascents, leave-no-trace ethics and more. Christian-based camp adventure programs available.

JCC Ranch Camp
Elbert
303-316-6384
www.ranchcamp.org
Since 1953, the JCC Ranch Camp has been creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Located in Colorado’s magnificent Black Forest, the Ranch Camp provides programs for children entering grades 2-11. Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities including: horseback riding, high and low ropes-course activities, rock wall, swimming, archery, canoeing, sports, mountain biking, teen travel camps and more! One- to three-week sessions offered.

OUTDOORS

Adventure Quest Overnight Quest with Renaissance Adventures
Cal-Wood, Jamestown
303-786-9216
www.renaissanceadventures.com
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 6-9.

Anderson Western Colorado Camps
7177 Colorado River Rd., Gypsum
970-524-7766
www.andersoncamps.com
Anderson Camps, in the Colorado high-country, offers non-stop adventure programs. Campers choose morning and afternoon activities including horseback riding, whitewater river rafting, mountain biking, rappelling, trap shooting, fishing, archery, climbing wall, ropes course, and hiking. Each camper goes on a number of overnight and all-day trips. The first trip of each session is a three-day cabin camp-out (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 exploring an ice cave, climbing a 14,000-foot Colorado peak, horseback riding in the Flat Top mountains, and whitewater rafting in Utah. The wrangling staff at Anderson Camps also offers a horse emphasis program where campers will spend a portion of their day working with the wranglers and horses, not only acquiring new riding skills, but also learning horse-care skills and horse-safety knowledge that will last a lifetime (for ages 7-17). We also offer the Anderson High Adventures program (for campers aged 13-17), where campers will learn skills in whitewater rafting, kayaking, camping, rock and mountain climbing. We focus on confidence building and leadership skills, and no prior experience is necessary.

Cal-Wood Summer Camp
2282 County Road 87, Jamestown
303-449-0603
www.calwood.org
An overnight camp, 30 minutes northwest of Boulder at Cal-Wood Education Center for kids ages 9-13. Activities will include high-ropes course, horseback riding, outdoor skills, nature discovery, fishing, arts and crafts, night hikes, campfires and even an overnight campout. July 19-24. Ages 9-13.

Camp Chief Ouray/YMCA of the Rockies
Granby
970-887-2648
www.campchiefouray.org
Camp Chief Ouray is 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 more than a century, Camp Chief Ouray has been the adventurous playground for boys and girls with everything from archery and swimming to hiking and arts and crafts. 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
A summer at Cheley Colorado Camps means spending your summer hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, tech climbing and rafting and playing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Wake up each morning to fresh mountain air, views of peaks that soar to 14,000 feet and the laughter of your fellow campers. Since 1921, the Cheley Family has owned and operated the 800-acre Cheley Camps located in Estes Park, Colo. They welcome children ages 9-17.%u2008First session begins June 16.

Colorado Youth Program
1906 13th St., Suite 205
Boulder
303-402-9656
www.coloradoyouthprogram.org
For kids ages 11-16. Colorado Youth Program’s Mountain Summer Camp (CYP) changes boys and girls lives and empowers them to make a difference in their 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 three 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.
The 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 will work on becoming a team, challenging the group’s ability to cooperate mentally as well as physically. Once everyone is functioning well together, you’ll get outfitted with gear and prepare for an early morning departure to the trailhead. Aug. 8-17.

Deer Hill Expeditions Inc.
Mancos
1-800-533-7221
www.deerhillexpeditions.com
info@deerhillexpeditions.com
Deer Hill provides a safe yet challenging atmosphere in which people can grow as individuals and be an integral member of a small group. Students from the United States and the international community engage in activities including whitewater rafting, backpacking, rock climbing, inflatable kayaking, mountain biking, canoeing, surfing, leadership development, cross-cultural living with Native Americans, and conservation projects with the U.S. Forest Service. Spanish language immersion is central to our Costa Rica expeditions. You don’t need previous experience. As long as you are physically fit and eager to be part of a dynamic group, you’ll have the adventure of a lifetime. Grades 7-8 (13-14 years) can participate in Colorado Plateau Challenge (June 22 through July 6) and River and Mountain Adventure (July 11-31). Grades 9-11 (15-17 years) can participate in Canyon Country (June 28 through July 18), Ancient Pathways (July 3-23), Southwest Journey (July 11through Aug. 4), Heart of the Rockies (July 12 through Aug. 1) and Costa Rica Exploradores (July 1-21). Grades 10-12 (16-18 years) can participate in Wilderness Leadership (June 28 through July 22) and Service Leadership (July 16 through Aug. 6).

Fire Mountain Camps
303-443-3343
www.firemountainprograms.com
Fire Mountain’s mission is to inspire kids, teens, adults and families to live life with passion, presence and power by awakening confidence and leadership. In their programs, high-impact, challenging (and fun) events create profound enduring transformation. Each camp or program mirrors real life as participants learn to break through obstacles, banish fear and emerge with the tools to lead more courageous, passionate and fulfilling lives. Fire Mountain offers Warrior Camp and Warrior Goddess Camp (June 17-20), Super Hero Camp (July 8-11) and Teen Rite of Passage (July 30 through Aug. 2). Siblings and cousins receive discounts. Payment plans are also available.

Gates Camp for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Ward
303-892-9200
www.bgcmd.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s Gates Camp offers a week-long camp experience for inner-city youth. Our unique camp offers Boys & Girls Club members, most from economically-disadvantaged families, a chance to escape the sometimes stark realities of city life and gain new perspectives. Our campers have the opportunity to make deep connections with both nature and our dedicated staff. Simply put, we give kids a chance to be kids — in the neighborhoods where our campers live, that’s a luxury they don’t often have. Gates Camp offers many traditional camp activities such as rock climbing, challenge courses, canoeing and fishing. Camp runs June 7 through July 30. Make a pledge to “Send a Kid to Camp” at www.bgcmd.org.

Girls Wilderness Program Adventure Camp
Women’s Wilderness Institute, Boulder
303-938-9191
www.womenswilderness.org
Wilderness-based courses specifically created for girls age 8-18. Have a blast backpacking, rock climbing, learning outdoor skills and expressive arts in a fun, “girl-positive” program designed to build confidence, leadership skills and solid friendships. Four- to 12-day overnight and day-camp sessions in Colorado and Wyoming, plus parent-daughter adventures. Tuition ranges and includes food, gear and clothing. Scholarships available. June through August. AEE Accredited. Camps include: wilderness expedition, wild expressions, rock camp, Latina girls course, leadership course, adventure days, adventure camp, daughter-parent fly fishing, daughter-parent rock climbing and daughter-parent service day.

High Peak Camp
Estes Park
970-586-3311
www.highpeakcamp.info
Rocky Mountain Youth Camps for children ages 7-12 and Teen/Sports Camp ages 12-18. Activities include hiking, arts and crafts, fishing, paddle boats, discovery center and Bible study near the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Horizon Adventures Inc.
Denver
303-393-7297
www.horizonadventures.com
woody@horizonadventures.com
A private independent camp for young men and women ages 13-17. In addition to teaching technical skills, each course stresses backcountry safety, wilderness education, environmental awareness and, most of all, fun. The six- to 12- day courses offer activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and 14,000-foot peak ascents.

Magic Sky Ranch
Northwest of Ft Collins.
970-224-2028
www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org
Program activities include horseback riding, challenge courses, indoor climbing wall, hikes, backpacking, arts and crafts, nature, science, archery, camping skills and world cultures.

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. Surrounded by spectacular wilderness areas and stunning peaks, 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. 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
719-597-8603
www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org
At an altitude of 8,200 feet, Sky High Ranch is an 880-acre camp in a beautiful rustic setting. During the summer, an international camp staff helps girls explore the wilderness. The camp has very strong environmental education. Programs include horseback riding, canoeing, backpacking, digglers, ropes course, zip line, arts and crafts, petting zoo, archery and a sports field. Program begins in June.

Tomahawk Ranch
Near Bailey
303-838-5311
www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org
Located one hour southwest of Denver. Program activities include arts and crafts, backpacking, farm, dance/drama, sports/archery, nature and science, horseback riding, and outdoor skills.

T.U.N.E. — The Ultimate Nature Experience
2282 County Road 87, Jamestown
303-449-0603
www.calwood.org
A residential camp 30 minutes northwest of Boulder at Cal-Wood Education Center for kids ages 10-15. Activities will include hiking, fishing, fly tying, fire and safety, camping, plant identification, trap shooting, animal tracking, entomology and much more. Campers will have the opportunity to explore various conservation careers. July 10-13.

Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery
PO Box 3017, Nederland
303-258-0495
www.wildbear.org
Get out of the summer heat and ride our chaperoned shuttle up to the mountains for a full day of exploration at high altitude or enjoy half-day, hands-on workshops at our sites in Boulder at Chautauqua, Watershed School and Whole Foods Superior. Workshops for ages 5-16.

YMCA Camp Shady Brook
Sedalia
719-329-7266
www.campshadybrook.org
Camp Shady brook’s value-based programming is the perfect way for children to make friends, develop self esteem and learn leadership skills in an environment of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Campers will have an opportunity to choose activities that they are interested in, at an age appropriate level. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, archery, rock climbing, zip line, trip and travel camps, art programming, and much more. June through August. One- to two-week sessions, ages 6-17 years.

YMCA Camp Santa Maria Overnight Camp
www.ymcabv.org
Located on 600 beautiful acres near Bailey, CO, our overnight camp for ages 7-17 includes fun adventures like swimming, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, camping, mountain biking and more. Meet new friends, build on existing friendships, learn new skills, build confidence and have a wonderful time!

PERFORMING ARTS

Rock and Roll Camp
Boulder
800-897-6677
www.powerchordacademy.com
Boulder sessions take place at the CU%u2008campus and are from July 18 through July 24 and July 25-31. Young musicians age 12-18 will get the opportunity to play in a band, make a video, record a CD, meet a touring band and perform a concert. This camp teaches the understanding necessary to succeed in the professional music industry.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Colorado Center for the Blind
303-778-1130
www.cocenter.org
The Summer Youth Programs at the Colorado Center for the%u2008Blind are designated to enable blind students to obtain the skills needed to achieve success in school, interact with peers in a variety of social situations, gain a knowledge of the working world and build self-confidence and self-esteem. Colorado Center for the Blind offers two eight-week programs running from June 12 through August 7. This is the Summer for Success College Prep Program for blind students who will be graduating from high school or attending college this spring, and the Earn and Learn High School Program which is open to students 14 and older who will be attending high school in the fall. The Initiation to Independence Middle School Program is a three-week program and runs from July 19 through August 7. The programs are residential and the students will share an apartment with roommates and a counselor. The Confidence Camp for Kids is a two-week day program for elementary aged kids. Call for dates.

Colorado Lions Camp
Woodland Park
719-687-2087
www.coloradolionscamp.org
Residential camp for persons with visual and/or hearing and/or speech impairments, mild cognitive and/or physical challenges. For ages 8-18, 19-30, and 30-plus. Separate week-long sessions for each age group throughout the summer. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, nature studies, storytelling, astronomy, high/low ropes, fishing, western re-enactment and open campfire. Not wheelchair accessible. Financial sponsorship available.

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
11968 Mineral Rd., Longmont
303-652-9131
www.ctrcinc.org
The CTRC servies 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 camps run Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Choose from several different options. Camp sessions run from June 7-17, June 21-24, June 28 through July 8, July 12-22, July 26 through Aug. 5, Aug. 9-12.

Easter Seals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village
Empire
303-569-2333
www.eastersealscolorado.org
Easter Seals is a residential camp offering recreational opportunities to people with disabilities. Their program focuses on promoting equality, dignity and independence in a safe and fun environment. Traditional camp activities as well as horseback riding, swimming, photography, zip line/climbing wall, travel, outdoor living skills and more are offered. For ages 6 and up.

First Descents
Vail and Estes Park
303-945-2490
www.firstdescents.org
First Descents is a non-profit organization based in Boulder that provides outdoor adventure experiences to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer, ages 18-39. Since its inception in 2001, First Descents has successfully influenced the lives of more than 600 young adults with cancer, by hosting one-week adventure therapy camps that are completely free for participants. In 2010, First Descents will hold five climbing camps and ten kayaking camps in four different states. First Descents will host kayaking camps in Vail and climbing camps in Estes Park throughout the summer.

SPORTS

Alexander Dawson Summer Camp
10455 Dawson Dr., Lafayette
303-665-6679
www.dawsonschool.org
This camp program offers the following sports activities for kids age 5-18: basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and swimming, and lots more. For academics, they offer writing, science, literature, Spanish and technology workshops that vary every year. In the arts, there are courses in photography, ceramics, jewelry, improv, woodworking and more. Camps begin June 7 and vary in price.

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
303-447-8014
Boulder
www.smba.lertprograms.com
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) is the leader in junior development mountain biking. Established in 1993, SMBA provides programs for riders of all abilities, beginner to expert racer, ages 7-18. The low coach-to-rider ratio and curriculum allow individuals to excel with confidence in every facet of the activity.

Woodward at Copper
888-350-1544
Copper Mountain
www.woodwardatcopper.com
Woodward at Copper is a year-round indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp that offers a week-long summer camp. Kids can use ramps, foam pits, spring floors, trampolines, indoor skateboard features and summer terrain park to better their ski/snowboard skills. Kids can also use the Barn, the first indoor ski and snowboard training facility that has 20,000 square feet of terrain park and pipe progression. Camp sessions run throughout June and July.

 

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