Day General Camps



Day Camps


Around the World in 5 Days — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

Ages 5-11. Campers will play games and sports as they “travel” to a different country each day. Counselors will lead traditional games from the “hosting country” as well as our normal camp games.

Bixby Summer Camp

Boulder 303-494-7508

Art/crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, gardening, drama, free swim, cooking, themed activities and field trips. Bixby boasts three shady acres with a huge sandbox, unique play structures, a large swimming pool and a ropes course.

Boulder JCC Preschool Camp

Boulder 303-448-9939

Summer Camp at the JCC preschool is an enriching and playful experience for children ages 18 months to 5 years old (entering kindergarten).

Boulder JCC Summer Specialty


Boulder 303-998-1900, ext. 106

We offer a variety of fun and educational weekly specialty camps for Ages 4 to 14. Camps include LEGO building & robotics, cooking, gardening, sports, music, science, art, leadership and more.

Boulder Parks and Recreation Kids Camp

Boulder 303-413-7270

Offering a wide variety of classes for children of all ages from June through August. Includes sailing, art, dance, tennis, drama, swimming and more. Check the website or brochure for information.

Bright Horizons

Louisville 303-665-5511

Bright Horizons at Louisville offers two summer camp programs to meet the needs of children of all ages. Our Summer Adventures program for preschoolers is designed specifically for children ages 3-5 with fun learning themes such as The Great Outdoors, Around the World and Fun & Fitness. School-agers will have a blast in our X-Treme Summer Fun program with a focus on fitness and technology, awesome field trips and special guest visits throughout the summer. Our newly renovated facility includes a new toddler classroom and playground, new art studio and a renovated gymnasium with a rock climbing wall. Call to schedule a tour and learn more!

Camp Comfort

Near Georgetown on I-70 303-674-6400

Mt. Evans Hospice offers summer weekend camp for grieving children. Registration is under way for both the June 28-30 and July 26-28 sessions of Mt. Evans Hospice’s annual Camp Comfort, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver. This unique bereavement camp is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing and hiking.

The total cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at or call Mt. Evans Hospice at 303-674-6400.

Children’s Museum of Denver Summer Programs

Denver 303-433-7444

Join the museum this summer for hands-on, interactive and often messy activities. Call for more information.

City of Lafayette Summer Day Camp

Lafayette 303-665-0469

Healthy activities: field trips, arts, swimming, outdoors and many other adventures. Sign up for one week or all 10. Fee includes trips and t-shirt. Discount for early registration.

Color Wars — Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

Ages 5-11. Teams earn point by competing against each other. Typical challenges include tug-o-war, dodge ball, soccer, basketball and other games. This is a great week of teambuilding and making new friends.

Colorado Academy Summer Day Camp

Denver 303-914-2531

Offering summer programs since 1951, Colorado Academy offers summer day camps that provide fun-filled activities for children ages 5-12, including instruction and participation in tennis, arts and crafts, organized games, archery, swimming, performance arts and special activities. Students may combine these activities with educational and other athletic pursuits for a more personalized camp experience. For more information, download or request a complete catalogue from the website.

The Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Day Camp

Gold Hill, Boulder 303-442-4557

Original Boulder summer day camp established in 1947. Traditional camp spirit, the best place, people and fun programs. Meaningful connections — community, friendships, nature, happy horses. Intro and Focus Camps: open-range riding, outdoor skills, archery, mountainboarding, gymnastics, disc golf. Teens, too.

Dawson Summer Camps

Lafayette 303-665-6679

Check out Dawson Summer Camps for kids ages 4-18 starting June 3! We have eight fun-filled weeks full of arts, music & drama, sports, science, technology, ceramics, cooking and more!

Eldorado Mountain Yoga Camp

Eldorado Springs 303-249-1671

In a beautiful natural setting children will enjoy a free-spirited yoga arts and nature camp that integrates the wonderful body/mind/heart benefits of yoga with traditional summer camp activities.

Friends’ School Summer Programs

Boulder 303-499-1999, ext. 223

For preschool, elementary, middle school, ages 3-14, week-long morning and afternoon sessions. June 10 to Aug. 7. Programs include backyard camp, creative cooking, circus camp, Boulder on bikes, comedy theater, fashion art, and new kids’ technology classes from Bits, Bytes & Bots. Program descriptions & registration at


Fun in the Sun Excursion Camps (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

10 locations (BVSD Elementary Schools and the YMCA) 303-664-5455

K-sixth grade) Classic summer experience filled with theme weeks, field
trips, swimming, games, adventure and friends, all led by well-trained
and enthusiastic staff. Part-time and full-time options.

Kiddie Academy of Broomfield

Broomfield 303-466-3635

Sanborn Western Camps

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. Resident and day camps are available to children
ages 6-12. “Camp Adventure” is a summer day camp that offers
developmentally appropriate programs that give children the freedom to
explore topics at their own pace.

My 1st Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270

www. BoulderParks-

4-6. Camp is planned around a physical development curriculum that
works on developing children’s social and motor skills. Campers are
exposed to sports, tumbling, dancing, arts and swim lessons.

Imagination Circus Arts

Boulder 303-548-9340

skill levels get their feet off ground the 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 22-26, July 29-Aug, 2.

Middle and High School Camps (YMCA of Boulder Valley)

Throughout Boulder County 303-664-5455

sixth-12th grade) Visit amusement parks, do service learning projects,
hone your acting skills and more. Also, Adventure Day Trips for
11th/12th grade and Leader in Training for eigth to 10th grade.

Ninja Camp

Boulder 303-440-3647

Learn martial arts and spend a bit of every day outdoors. Running, playing and exploring the world ninja style.

Rocky Mountain Day Camp

Boulder and Superior locations 303-495-5204

We are Boulder County’s award-winning summer day camp for boys and girls. The only traditional day camp offered in the area.

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School Summer Camp; Camp Morning Glory and Camp Cottonwood

Niwot 303-652-0130

Waldorf-inspired camp. Children enjoy the land through immersion in our
games and educational activities on our 38 acres while relaxing and
enjoying with friends on a summer day!

Sunflower Farm Summer Camps

Longmont 303-774-8001

life in the country. Giant tree houses, pony rides, zipline, feed baby
animals, groom horses, collect eggs, gardening and building projects.
Also join us Friday night for farm fest. No reservations needed. Summer
camps run May 28 through Aug. 17.

Sunset Academy Summer Day Camp

Longmont 303-651-6600

excursions feature swimming, skating, bowling, rollerblading, museums,
nature hikes and more. There are weekly trips to places such as the
Denver Zoo, Broomfield Aquatic Park, National Parks and more. Ages 5-12.

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