Day Outdoor Camps


Day Camps

Adventure Experiences

Almont 970-641-4708

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. Christianbased camp adventure programs available.

Adventure Quest Day Camps

Boulder 303-786-9216

Ages 6-16. June through August. Be the hero of a mythic quest! Since 1995, Renaissance Adventures has offered summer quests, birthday parties, afterschool 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.

Adventure Day Camp (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

Monarch Elementary School (base camp) 303-664-5455

Water adventures include kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Land adventures include rock climbing, mountain biking, camping skills. Also hiking, orienteering, archery, backcountry cooking, wilderness safety and nature awareness.

Alaya Summer Camp

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.

Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps

Boulder, Denver 720-249-2997

For boys and girls, ages 4 1/2-15. AO Camps is entering its ninth summer of serving Boulder families, and focuses on authentic, nature-based experiences for children. Campers hike, climb, sing camp songs, make crafts, learn about the environment, fish, and much more! AO’s Junior Program (ages 4 1/2-6) is based in town and spends each day outside in some of Boulder’s best natural spaces. The Eldorado Canyon program is for ages 7-11, and the Intro to Backpacking program is a combination day camp/backpack trip for ages 11-15. AO Sleep Away Camp is a one- or two-week resident camp in the mountains. AO is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed by the State of Colorado. They create opportunities for campers of all socioeconomic levels through donations to their Campership fund.

Avid4 Adventure



Camps for ages 3-14. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, rock
climbing and more! Enter code “bw” when registering for $15 off!

Bold Earth Adventures 303-526-0806

it comes to unforgettable summers, Bold Earth Adventures has been
leading the teen adventure travel industry since 1976. Our vision
empowers high school students to feel alive, competent and part of a
self-motivated team. Enjoy world-class expeditions in rock climbing,
whitewater rafting, backpacking, biking, sailing, kayaking, horse
packing and service projects. Our hallmark is responsibility, commitment
and inspirational leadership. Phone interview and references are
required. Join us in Alaska, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Europe, Thailand, Fiji,
Bali, California, China, Africa and beyond. If you are interested in
fun, community service, cultural and language immersion, adventure and
travel, then this is the camp for you. Rock climb in Colorado, language
class in Costa Rica, world class whitewater rafting, climb peaks, PADI
SCUBA dive Fiji, build bamboo rafts in Thailand, hike the great wall of
China, visit Machu Picchu or surf the warm blue waters of Hawaii! Ages

Children’s Peace Garden

Boulder 303-443-9952

an active week in the garden, investigating insects, creating art from
nature and exploring plants. We’ll grow and taste from the salsa garden
and cook pizza using the power of the sun!

Climbing for Life

Englewood 303-881-8129

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.

Cure Organic Farm Kids’ Farm Camp

Boulder 303-666-6397

are taught the basics of caring for farm animals, organic gardening,
and experience the satisfaction of working together to produce good
food. Crafts and creative play are also part of our day.

FC Boulder Soccer Camps

Boulder 303-443-8877

FC Boulder Soccer
Camps provide an environment for soccer development for players of all
abilities. Our camps maintain a focus on the FC Boulder club values of
community, character, passion and achievement. Players will receive
small-group training involving soccer fundamentals, techniques and
tactics. Activities will be designed to accommodate players of all skill
levels and abilities. FC Boulder camps welcome recreational and
competitive-based players who are looking not only to improve themselves
as soccer players, but also to have fun playing the beautiful game of
soccer. For ages 4-14.

Feet on the Earth Programs

Boulder 303-642-0562

day is a new adventure in nature! Children discover their strengths and
build confidence while learning ancient skills for living close to the
Earth. For children 7-16 years old.

The Girls’ Wilderness Program of The Women’s Wilderness Institute

Boulder 303-938-9191

wilderness day and multi-day adventures for girls ages 8-18. Fun,
creative, inspirational courses build courage, confidence and
leadership. Mature, professional staff, excellent safety record.
Generous financial aid available.

The Great Outdoors — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

summer with favorites like: soccer, bocce ball, flag football, capture
the flag, kickball, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Also includes
a field trip to Scott Carpenter Pool and the Boulder Reservoir.

Junior Kayak League and Summer Camp

Various locations


by the best kayak instructors in Colorado, JKL consists of seven teams
across the state who practice regularly 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. Come to our freestyle kayaking camp this June 13-17.

Kiddie Academy of Broomfield

Broomfield 303-466-3635

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 ages
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.

Laughing Coyote Project Summer Camps

Lafayette 303-325-5824

deadline: June 1 Day camps cost: $265 Ages: 8-17 depending on the camp.
Gender: co-ed. Laughing Coyote Day Camps are dynamic naturebased camps
where campers learn anything from primitive skills to nature-based arts
and crafts, Bushcraft, active games and practice invisibility and

Renaissance Adventures

Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, Littleton, Your Location 303-786-9216

the Hero of a Mythic Quest! Kids develop teamwork, decision-making and
critical thinking in an epic adventure with mysteries, maps, monsters
and foam sword dueling! Since 1995.

Sailing Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

7-14. Young sailors will learn to harness the mighty wind and sail the
Boulder Reservoir. Learn basic boating safety, sailing theory, boat
operation, capsize/recovery, navigation and more!

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures

Boulder 303-447-8014

introduces youth to the exhilaration and adventure of mountain biking.
Easy to advanced trail riding allows for mastery of new skills in a fun,
safe and supportive environment.

Thorne Nature Experience Summer Camp

Boulder and Littleton 303-499-3647

Summer Camp has been connecting kids to nature since 1957! Youth ages
3-15 can get out and explore with just the right mix of safety, fun and
hands-on learning.

Wild Bear Summer Camps

Nederland and Boulder Colorado 303-258-0495

hands-on, arts-integrated nature camps for ages 3-15. Nederbugs, ages
5-6, Mountain Rangers, ages 6-7, Wild Naturalists, ages 8-10 and Wild
Workshops for ages 10 and older. Camps in the mountains (shuttle
provided) and on Fridays at Chautauqua in Boulder.

Windsurf Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

10-14. Instructors will introduce theory, demonstrate and practice on
the on-land trainer, and then everyone will hit the water!