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Adventure Day Camp (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

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

(For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship. Our progressive curricula inspire campers to challenge themselves, develop positive relationships and build leadership skills, all while learning the importance of public lands and healthy, active lifestyles.

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 along the Front Range. Our programs teach team-building skills and fair play in an inspiring journey of creative expression and responsible empowerment.

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, tower climbing, 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 www.renaissanceadventures.com

Alaya Summer Camp

Boulder 303-449-5248 www.alayapreschool.org

A warm, homey summer camp environment emphasizing creative arts, social play, exploration and self-discovery on an acre of yards and gardens. Preschool to kindergarten. Part of Naropa University.

Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps

Boulder, Denver 720-249-2997 www.aocamps.com

For boys and girls, ages 4 1/2-14. AO Camps is entering its 10th 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. 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

Bailey 720-249-2412 www.Avid4.com

Day Camps for ages 3-14. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and more!

Bold Earth Adventures 303-526-0806 www.boldearth.com

When
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
11-18.

Boulder County Force Soccer Camps

Boulder 303-443-8877 www.fcboulder.com/summer-camp

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 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.

Climbing for Life

Englewood 303-359-4438 www.climbingforlife.org

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.

Cure Organic Farm Kids’ Farm Camp

Boulder 303-666-6397 www.cureorganicfarm.com

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

Feet on the Earth Programs

Boulder 303-642-0562 www.FeetOnTheEarth.org

Every
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.

Girls’ Wilderness Adventures of Womens’ Wilderness

Boulder 303-938-9191 www.womenswilderness.org

High-quality
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.

Growing Gardens — Children’s Peace Garden

Boulder 303-443-9952 www.growinggardens.org

Spend
an active week in the blooming Peace Garden, investigating the secret
world of insects and honeybees, 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! Instructors are
experienced educators trained in CPR and First Aid. Location: Growing
Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., just off the bike path. June to August.
Ages 4-10. Enroll online.

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
reallife, 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 303-659-4079 www.laughingcoyoteproject.org

The
Laughing Coyote Project was founded to reconnect children and adults to
the earth through primitive skills and nature awareness. We offer
summer camps, programs throughout the year, and adult workshops,
teaching students traditional skills, games and nature-based art. We
specialize in a hands-on, dynamic approach that inspires a deep passion
for the natural world. Please join us for our day and overnight summer
camps. For specific camp details and this years offerings, please visit
our website. Registration deadline is June 1.

Learn to Sail, Intermediate & Advanced — With Community Sailing of Colorado

Boulder 303-757-7718 www.communitysailing.org

Ages
8-17. These camps are for beginning sailors. Emphasis is on learning
the basics and feeling comfortable on the water. Be ready to learn
rigging, basic boat handling, terminology, docking, capsize recovery,
knot tying and marine safety.

Outdoor Adventure Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Ages 6-11. A new camp that
will explore the great outdoors! Enjoy activities such as canoeing,
fishing, a nature scavenger hunt, science projects and slacklining.

Renaissance Adventures

Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, Littleton, Your Location 303-786-9216 www.RenaissanceAdventures.com

Be
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.

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures

Boulder 303-447-8014 www.ridesmba.org

SMBA
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 www.thornenature.org

Thorne
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.

Water Sports Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Ages
7-13. This camp is for kids who want to enjoy all the recreation the
Reservoir has to offer while making new friends. Water Sports Camp will
allow kids to enjoy all sorts of supervised fun, including standup
paddleboarding (SUP), swimming, sailing, canoeing, fishing, slacklining,
kayaking, windsurfing, playing at the beach and much more.

Wild Bear Summer Camps

Nederland and Boulder, Colo. 303-258-0495 www.wildbear.org

Fun,
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. Choose your own schedule! Camps in the
mountains (shuttle provided) and on Fridays at Chautauqua in Boulder.

Windsurf Camp — With Community Sailing of Colorado

Boulder 303-757-7718 www.communitysailing.org

Ages
8-17. Learn how to harness the winds at the Boulder Reservoir and
strengthen your windsurfing skills in this three-day camp.

Overnight Camps

Adventure Quest Overnight Quest with Renaissance Adventures

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 along the Front Range.
Our programs teach team-building skills and fair play in an inspiring
journey of creative expression and responsible empowerment. July 8-11.

Altogether Outdoors Summer Camps

Boulder & Denver 720-249-2997 www.aocamps.com

Develop
authentic relationships with friends and nature at our beautiful,
135-acre camp with a private, natural lake. Hiking, sailing, climbing,
horseback riding, backpacking, crafts, music and more. Oneand two-week
sessions. Discounts and camperships available. American Camp
Association-accredited camp, licensed child care by State of Colorado.
They create opportunities for campers of all socioeconomic levels
through donations to their campership fund.

Avid4 Adventure

Bailey 720-249-2412 www.Avid4.com

Colorado Mountain Camp for ages 7-14 and Teen Leadership Program for ages 13-17. Both in July.

Cal-Wood Summer Camps

Jamestown 303-449-0603 www.calwood.org

Week-long
camps and environmental education programs are mixed with recreation on
1,200 acres nestled in the foothills in Jamestown. With 30 years’
experience teaching kids outdoors, it’s an adventure you don’t want to
miss.

Camp Chief Ouray/YMCA of the Rockies

Granby 970-887-2648 www.campchiefouray.org

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.

Cheley Colorado Camps

Estes Park 303-377-3616 www.cheley.com

Cheley,
owned and operated by the same family since 1921, is an overnight
summer experience for girls and boys ages 9-17. Located close to home in
Estes Park, but also attracts children from all over the world.
Activities include backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain
biking, whitewater rafting, technical climbing, crafts and more.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center — High School Archaeology Camp

Cortez 800-422-8975, ext. 146 www.crowcanyon.org

This
weeklong 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 www.crowcanyon.org

Thinking
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 www.crowcanyon.org

Think
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.

Deer Hill Expeditions Inc.

Mancos 970-533-7492 www.deerhillexpeditions.com

Wild
Connections, Human Connections: Inspiring journeys for 7th to 12th
graders in the diverse landscapes of the American Southwest and Costa
Rica. Unique combination of wilderness adventure and meaningful service
projects with the diverse native cultures in our area. Red-rock canyons,
pristine rivers, high-desert mesas, winding trails through aspen groves
and towering snow-capped peaks — this is our backyard. Accredited by
the Association for Experiential Education. Find yourself in the middle
of nowhere. Contact info@deerhillexpeditions.com.

Feet on the Earth Programs

Boulder 303-642-0562 www.FeetOnTheEarth.org

Survival
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.

Night
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.

Girls’ Wilderness Adventures of Womens’ Wilderness

Boulder 303-938-9191 www.womenswilderness.org

High-quality
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.

Laughing Coyote Project Summer Camps

Lafayette 303-659-4079 www.laughingcoyoteproject.org

The
Laughing Coyote Project was founded to reconnect children and adults to
the earth through primitive skills and nature awareness. We offer
summer camps, programs throughout the year, and adult workshops,
teaching students traditional skills, games and nature-based art. We
specialize in a hands-on, dynamic approach that inspires a deep passion
for the natural world. Please join us for our day and overnight summer
camps. For specific camp details and this years offerings, please visit
our website. Registration deadline is June 1.

Magic Sky Ranch

Near Fort Collins 1-877-404-5708 www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Girl
Scout camp is the leader in summer fun and adventure for girls at an
affordable cost. You don’t have to already be a Girl Scout — new campers
get a discount! Registration is open for day and overnight camps
statewide.

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. Big
Spring Ranch for Boys and High Trails Ranch for Girls lie at an
elevation of 8,700 feet in the center of Colorado. 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)

Boulder 303-447-8014 www.ridesmba.org

Founded
in 1993, Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) is the
longest-running independent junior mountain bike program in Colorado.
Our programs introduce young riders to the exhilaration of mountain
biking in a safe and fun environment. SMBA provides an atmosphere where
riders have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and interests,
from a 7-year-old beginner to a mature racer.

The Hero’s Academy

Boulder & Conifer 303-786-9216

www.RenaissanceAdventures.com

The
Hero’s Academy is a transformative, overnight quest for mature teens.
Within an active, outdoor game of foam sword battles and primitive
skills development, participants are challenged to work together, plan
together and succeed together.

Tomahawk Ranch

Near Bailey 1-877-404-5708 www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Girl
Scout camp is the leader in summer fun and adventure for girls at an
affordable cost. You don’t have to already be a Girl Scout — new campers
get a discount! Registration is open for day and overnight camps
statewide.

YMCA Camp Santa Maria

Bailey, Colorado 303-413-9622, ext. 4450 www.ymcacampsantamaria.org (For
ages 6-17.) An overnight camp experience created with a focus on youth
development. Campers have opportunities to participate in a variety of
activities, including hiking, backpacking, climbing, horseback riding,
rafting, kayaking, swimming, art, drama and sports. We provide campers
with experiences that support their growth and help them develop
relationships, leadership and decision-making skills.