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Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps

Arvada 720-898-7200

The Arvada Center performing arts camps offer creative experiences in theater and dance. Sessions include musical theater, drama, choreography, storytelling, improvisational comedy and more for kids ages 5-18. Musical theater and drama camps ranging from three to nine weeks are offered for kids ages 6-16. This summer’s plays include Pinocchio, Sound of Music, FAME, and Much Ado About Nothing. The popular Teen Intensive camp is back for ages 14-18. In this year’s five-week session, teens will learn all the elements of creating the musical Urinetown. Auditions will be used to determine casting and all students, beginner and experienced alike, will be given equal opportunities for participation in the musical. All performing arts sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment. Look for a complete list of camp sessions in our 2014 catalogue. Download a copy at https://arvadacenter. org/education.

Boulder Ballet Summer Program

Boulder 303-443-0028

Study ballet in an atmosphere of playful professionalism. Classes for all ages and experience, June 3 – Aug. 10. Summer Intensive for experienced dancers, July 8-27. Master workshop, Aug. 12-17.

Boulder Dinner Theatre Academy

Boulder 303-449-6000

Drama Camp — Students entering grades six through 12 are invited to participate in an intensive training in the dramatic arts, with an emphasis on singing, dancing and acting. Academy students will learn the basics of producing their performance from beginning to end, including lighting, sound, set design and stage management. BDT Academy’s Summer Drama Camp sessions are held twice each summer for three weeks.

City Drama Camps — BDT Academy also has summer drama camps for children ages 5-12 in cooperation with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department. We offer nine weeklong drama camps from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The camps are held at Salberg Park at the corner of 19th Street and Elder Avenue. Each week is different and uses the technique of “playmaking,” which lets the children use their imagination to adapt a familiar story or write their own script. Each day consists of script writing or review, drama instruction, set and costume making, rehearsal and outdoor playtime. There is a lovely playground/park at the drama camp site that we use for lunch and for breaks.

Boulder Performing Arts

Boulder 303-859-4195

us for fun ages 5-13. Musical theater camp: We sing, dance, act, make
our sets and write scripts. Choose the part you want. Show themes
include Frozen, mini- Shrek, Little Mermaid, advanced camp theme Into
The Woods, stop frame film animation, private music/voice instruction
and more.

All day week long camp rates from $250.00.

Big summer show for ages 3-13: Puss n´ Boots. Meeting weekly all summer, performance in Aug. $100 fee.

Boulder School of Rock Performance Camp

Boulder 303-532-1201

will co-write an original song, learn two to three cover tunes, and
rehearse, record and perform all songs. Participants also create a band
logo, CD and t-shirt.

Broadway Review: Music Theater Camp

Boulder 720-244-8760

Ages 12-18, Monday through Friday, July 21 – Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options for pre- and aftercare based on demand.

us for a high energy music theater camp at the Off Broadway School of
Fine Arts. Develop audition materials for Golden Age singing, learn the
most beloved of music theater repertoire, and receive intensive coaching
in voice, theater and dance. This camp will culminate in a semi-staged
production with songs and monologues featuring each participant in solo,
small group and large ensemble songs. Placement auditions will be held
the first day of camp. Sibling discounts and limited scholarships

Broomfield School of Rock Performance Camp

Broomfield 303-325-3772

will co-write an original song, learn two or three cover tunes, and
rehearse, record and perform all songs. Participants also create a band
logo, CD and T-shirt.

Camp Oonie Koonie Cha

Boulder 303-413-1711

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 through Friday from 9 .a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Camp Shakespeare

Boulder 303-492-1973 summer-camps

Shakespeare is a 16-year-old education program run by the Colorado
Shakespeare Festival. Each summer, kids ages 10-18 come to CU-Boulder’s
campus to study Shakespeare with Colorado Shakespeare Festival
professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about
Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on
the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for
kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and
supportive environment. In addition to acting training, students are
coached by a voice, speech and text expert on enunciation, diction and
clarity, which will aid them on and off stage. Campers also work with a
stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage.
Tuition includes one ticket to attend a CSF production. Due to high
demand and a lengthy waiting list, Camp Shakespeare is expanding. CSF
will offer two sessions of Camp Shakespeare in the summer of 2014.
Campers may register for Session One (June 2-30), Session Two (July
21-August 8) or both.

Centerstage Theater Company

Boulder County 303-673-0744

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
musical for ages 15-22 will be Spring Awakening. Auditions will be held
May 31 and June 1. Our summer camps will be productions of Disney´s The
Little Mermaid, Jr. The camp and performances both take place at the
Dairy Center for the Arts. These two-week, full-day camps are for kids
entering fourth to ninth grade in the fall and will end with a complete
musical production. The dates are June 16 through June 27, and July 6
through July 17. Please visit for more details regarding Spring Awakening and the summer camps.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance Summer Programs

Broomfield 303-466-5685

12 months old and up. June 23 – Aug. 2 (fourand six-week options
available). Summer programs for dancers of all ages, abilities and
aspirations, from toddler through adult. Introduce your youngest dancers
to the world of dance, including our everpopular Fairy Tale Ballet Camp
for 5- to 8-year-olds and Dance With Me for toddlers and their
caregivers. Ballet Expressions, a program designed for children with
specific physical and cognitive needs, is offered for children ages
4-13. We have unique programs for intermediate and advanced dancers,
preparing young artists to excel in
both classical and contemporary repertoire. There is something for you
this summer at CCD. Location: Colorado Conservatory of Dance (formerly
The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado) 3001 Industrial Lane #12, 80020.
Call us at 303-466-5685, or please visit for details about
our summer programs.

Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts

Boulder 303-665-0599

Music camps, classes and workshops for all ages and abilities during the summer term.

Curious New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive: Building the Next Generation of Great American Playwrights

Denver 303-623-0524

playwrights ages 15-21 work alongside nationally recognized
playwrights, actors and directors to create short plays, culminating in a
three-day festival of readings performed by acclaimed actors on the
Curious stage.

Dancing Days – with Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

4-12. Sample a variety of dance techniques including ballet, jazz, tap
and creative movement in a fun environment. Campers will create crafts
to help explore and investigate dance concepts. There will be a small
presentation on the last day.

Denver Center Theater Academy

Denver 303-446-4892

daytime drama programs. Grades Pre-K-12. Acting, singing, dancing and
design at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
June 9 through Aug. 8 $250 weekly. Scholarships available.

Dog House Music Rock & Roll Camp

Lafayette 303-664-1600

Colorado’s first and most preferred rock ´n´ roll camp.

Our seven weeklong programs
teach students how to write three to four original songs as a band in
our 22 fully equipped studios, and perform at a local venue. Teens full
day, junior rockers half day. $395 for teens, $250 for junior rockers.

Drama Camps – Boulder’s Dinner Theatre

Boulder 303-449-6000 x193

5-12. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre Academy offers 10 weeks of drama camps
in conjunction with the City of Boulder Parks & Recreation
Department; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some
playmaking themes include, Fairy Tale Fun, Pretty Princess, Fancy Nancy,
Christmas in July, Dr. Seuss and many more.

Flying High & Acting Up! Kids Summer Aerial Camp

Boulder 303-245-8272

your child ever dreamed of flying — the amazing freedom, the fun, the
excitement? Join professional teachers of aerials arts, dance and
theater for this exciting camp. Students ages 8-16 are invited to
Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial
fabric, hoop, acrobatics and so much more. Students will work to combine
dance, theater and improvisation to cultivate the skills necessary to
become a performing artist. Everything leads up to a small performance
held for friends and family at the end of the week. 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. Seven weeks
to choose from.

Guitars Etc. “Rock” Camp

Longmont 303-776-8388

Guitar Hero … in real life! Have fun learning songs and performing them as a band and be coached by professional musicians.

Imagination Circus Arts

Boulder 303-548-9340

skill levels get their feet off the ground learning circus and theatre.
Fabric, web, swings, Chinese pole, teeterboard, circus bike and more.
The week finishes with a show on the last day for an audience of family
and friends. Sessions: July 21-25, July 28-Aug 1.

MACC’s Wolf Theatre Academy

Denver 303-316-6360

work with theatrical professionals who are experienced in the art of
theatre education. Ageappropriate 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
dramatic performance workshops. Raise the curtain on another summer of
theatrical magic at the Wolf Theatre Academy beginning May 31.

Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys

Boulder 303-394-9993

Journeys camps at the Boulder Jewish Community Center 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 at

Mojo’s Music Rock n’ Roll camp

Longmont 303-776-3373

camp is open to musicians of ages 11- 16. All instruments are welcome.
Camps take place from Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m through 1:30 p.m.
We´ve dedicated weeks three and seven to the younger musicians of ages
8-12. Campers will also take the stage at local music festivals this
year. Please see our website for dates.

Parlando School for the Arts

Boulder 303-442-0006

School for the Arts offers summer camps and programs for all
instruments, ages and abilities, including Summer Music Safari (for
young children), Kids-n-Keys, intro classes for most instruments,
musical theater and more.

Peanut Butter Players

Lafayette 303-786-8727

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 2-6 Sound of Music; June 9-13 High School Musical;
July 28 – Aug. 1 Annie; August 4-15 (advanced-two week session)

Renaissance Adventures

Boulder 303-786-9216

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.

Dragon Quests (full-day programs): Dragon Quests are Adventure Quest programs that last a
full day — either from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
These programs are open to kids age 8-16, and have more riddles, more
dueling, more intrigue, and, often times, more customization. In Dragon
groups, the Quest Leader gets a chance to connect with the children in
ways that the half-day Griffon Quest Leaders cannot because of time
constraints. Often during the heat of the afternoon, Dragon groups take a
break from questing to play more relaxing games or to dip their feet in
the creek. On Fridays, after the Risen Lands Bazaar, Dragon groups have
the option to play the muchanticipated Ambush Games, which is a
capture-theflag kind of game over the scope of the entire park.

Quests (half-day programs): These half-day Adventure Quest programs
last either from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
depending upon the site. These quests are open to kids ages 6-16, and
are focused almost exclusively on Adventure Quest. Because there isn’t
enough time in the afternoon to do much questing, the kids really want
to make the most of their mornings, and the Quest Leaders know to pack
in a lot of adventure.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids

Boulder 303-245-8150

the best in youth theatre, we offer quality performances and daily
classes in dance, voice, acting, makeup and more! The Hobbit, Footloose,
Sound of Music and more. Ages 5-17.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Teens

Boulder 303-245-8150

offer quality performances and daily classes in dance, voice, acting,
makeup and more. We do fulllength shows (no junior versions). Footloose,
Musical Theatre Bootcamp and more. Ages 11-17.

Shakespeare’s Sprites

Boulder 303-492-1973 summer-camps

Sprites, now in its fourth year, is a playful introduction to the Bard
for ages 6-9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle
fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and
lively scene work. Sprites can sign up for one or two weeks. Each week
culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is
the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child.
Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading
skills. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a group field trip to a
CSF production. Two sessions, July 7-11 and July 14-18.

Stars Alive Show Choir

Boulder 303-507-2114

and dance the week away at the Stars Alive Show Choir Camp. Join us for
a joyful adventure performing Broadway, pop and more as an ensemble.
Ages 7-15. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Friday
performance at 5 p.m.


Rocky Ridge Music Center

Estes Park 970-586-4031

variety of camp sessions for musicians young and old on all orchestral
instruments, piano, voice and composition in the inspirational setting
at the foot of Longs Peak. Rocky Ridge fosters personal development
through music, nature and community.

Program Dates: Young Artist Seminar (ages 15- 24): Tues. June 24 to
Sun. July 27; Junior Student Seminars (ages 10-15) Session 1: Tues. June
10 to Sun. June 22 and Session 2: Tues. July 29 to Sun. August 10.
Adult programs also available.