Educational Camps

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BLAST OFF! Science Camp — With Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

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

Boulder Country Day School

Boulder 303-527-4931

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

Broomfield Academy 2014 Summer Academic Preparation Classes and Summer Enrichment Camp

Broomfield 303-469-6449

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

Butterfly Pavilion Summer Camps

Westminster 720-974-1861

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

Camp Invention

Led by local educators, the
week-long Camp Invention program immerses elementary school children in
hands-on learning disguised as fun summer activities. Children spend
their time navigating an island via upcycled ships, designing inventions
and exploring connections among science, technology, engineering and
innovation. Discounts are available — register today!

Camp Oonie Koonie Cha

back in time to the days of the dinosaurs for a fun-filled, weeklong,
musical adventure. An early childhood music camp blending a variety of
musical experiences with art and instrument construction, science
experiments, dramatic play, storytelling and a final performance at the
end of each week. Creative hands-on activities are designed to engage
the whole child in an unforgettable camp experience. It is a
well-organized camp with a low student/teacher ratio of 8:1. Camp is
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CATCH Camp (Cultural Awareness Through Creative Horizons)

Five locations (BVSD schools) 303-664-5455

your passport to fun and join us for a six-week cultural adventure!
CATCH camp was developed through a 21st Century Grant collaboration
between the YMCA of Boulder Valley and Boulder Valley School District to
support students from Uni Hill, Columbine, Casey and Emerald. Students
in first through eighth grade attend summer school to focus on their
language skills Monday to Thursday and then join us for camp after
classes and for a full day each Friday for camp experiences. At sites
like Emerald, English-speaking children provide language role modeling
for English language learners and get the benefit of a culturally
enriching experience for all participants.

Chess Camp

Boulder 866-949-4386

Longmont, various locations 800-968-4332

Boulder 303-413-1711

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

Colorado Center for the Blind Summer Youth Programs

Littleton 303-778-1130 ext. 222

have programs that teach skills and offer exciting recreational
activities for students in elementary school, middle school, high school
and college prep.

Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

Albuquerque, N.M. 800-2-GO-TREK

Cottonwood Gulch Foundation sponsors educational wilderness expeditions
and outdoor programs in the American Southwest that promote personal
growth, scientific, historic and cultural discovery as well as a
knowledgeable environmental ethic among all those who participate.

CU Science Discovery

Boulder 303-492-7188

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

Denver Chess Camp

Englewood 1-888-65-CHESS

experience chess instruction and play in a fun-filled environment
designed to improve their skills, whether they are interested in casual
or competitive chess. Program includes a mix of classroom instruction
and practice sessions. Instructors use a variety of teaching tools,
including demo boards, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep
class time interesting. During snack/ practice time, campers play each
other and practice the concepts learned in class. Camp runs June 16-20.
Ages 5-15.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Summer Camp

Denver 303-370-6000


week, campers will take amazing journeys throughout the museum and
outside into City Park as they experiment, create, build, ask questions
and learn — but, most of all, have fun!

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

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

Denver Zoo Summer Safari: Animals Around the World

Denver 720-337-1400

a week with Denver´s wildest residents! A fun-filled, educational
experience where campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo
exploration, animal visits and observations, crafts, games, stories,
projects and zoo tours. June 6-Aug. 12. From $116 to $340. Registration
is online only at under “Classes & Camps.” Grades pre-kindergarten through eighth.

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. Each weeklong camp takes place in lower Lefthand

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

Friends’ School Summer Programs

Boulder 303-499-1999, ext. 223

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

Game Builder Video Game Creation Camp

Englewood 1-888-65-CHESS

Game Builder Creation Camps we combine learning and fun and bring it to
a whole new level. At this camp, your child will actually design,
develop and create “one of a kind” computer games. These courses were
developed to teach introductory programming skills and also encourage
creative thinking. The Game Builder program blends these traits into an
exceptionally fun experience.

Goats and Gardens — with Boulder Parks and Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

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

iD Tech Camps

University of Denver, Colorado State University 888-709-TECH

a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, video games, movies and more at
week-long, day and overnight programs held at the University of Denver,
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Stanford, Princeton and
other universities. Small classes for ages 7-17 in a fun and challenging
setting. Also two-week, teen-only programs held at the University of
Denver, Stanford, Yale, Harvard and others: iD Gaming Academy, iD
Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking &

Keystone Science School Day Camp and Discovery Camp

Keystone 970-455-4228

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

KTEC presents Bits, Bytes and Bots Computer Adventures

Boulder 303-494-2687

make technology education fun for kids. Explore LEGO robotics, advanced
robotic challenges, moviemaking and video game creation in small
classes with highly educated instructors. Our classes engage kids in
age-appropriate, project-based activities that are fun, creative and
imaginative. We teach critical thinking, communication and foundational
STEM skills to kids ages 6-14 at all ability levels.

Longmont Humane Society Kids & Critters Camp

Longmont 303-772-1232, ext.286

will go behind the scenes at Longmont Humane Society and walk dogs,
feed cats, assist our veterinarians and discover why animals are such an
important part of our lives.

Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys

Boulder 303-394-9993

Journeys camps at the Boulder JCC are one-week sessions for children in
preschool through fifth grade. Kids take a unique journey with a
renowned teaching artist focusing on literature and visual arts.
Download our camp brochure visit www.

Play-Well TEKnologies Boulder 720-515-8582

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

Stir It Up Cooking School

Boulder 303-494-2665

summer cooking camps for ages 5-16. Cooking, baking and fun in the
kitchen. Menus will include American, Asian, Caribbean, European,
Mexican or Mediterranean, or with fresh herbs and vegetables from our
backyard garden. Guest chefs will teach each week. You eat what you
make, so bring your appetite! Half-day and full-day camps available.

Summer Fantasy Writing and Gaming Camp

Boulder 217-419-5474 www.creative-writing-solutions. com

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

YMCA & BVSD Lifelong Learning Summer Camps

Five locations (BVSD schools and the YMCA) 303-664-5455

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

Overnight Camps

Camp Inc.

Boulder 303-998-1900, ext. 117

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

Colorado Center for the Blind Summer Youth Programs

Littleton 303-778-1130, ext. 222

have programs that teach skills and offer exciting recreational
activities for students in elementary school, middle school, high school
and college prep.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – High School Archaeology Camp

Cortez 800-422-8975, ext. 146

week-long camp is a great way to try your hand at archaeology as you
excavate a real archaeological site and work with ancient Pueblo
artifacts in the lab.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – High School Field School

Cortez 800-422-8975, ext. 146

about archaeology as a career? This intensive, fun, three-week program
will show you what it takes to be an archaeologist. You can add this
experience to your college application!

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – Middle School Archaeology Camp

Cortez 800-422-8975, ext. 146

you’re too young for archaeology? Think again! This weeklong
introduction to archaeology is filled with fun activities, interesting
discussions and lots of opportunities to make new friends.

Feet on the Earth Programs

Boulder 303-642-0562

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

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

Global Works Travel

Boulder base with trips to 17 destinations 303-545-2202

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

Sanborn Western Camps

Florissant 719-748-3341

Since 1948, Sanborn Western Camps have been creating outdoor experiences of exceptional quality and
depth. Sanborn’s fun, relaxed atmosphere and caring staff provide a
supportive environment for individual growth in selfconfidence,
independence and awareness of others.

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

Summer Study Programs

CU campus, Boulder 800-666-2556

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