General camps 2016


General Day

Active Boulder Kids Camps
Boulder, Louisville
Active Boulder Kids offers options for pre-school and early elementary kids, ages 2.5 to 8, with flexible options for weeks and extended days. Email director Tina Davis at

Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps
These inspiring and creative camps offer experiences in ceramics, dance, drama, music, photography, visual arts and more for children ages 5 to 18, and ArtStart camps for ages 3 to 5. Camps start Monday, June 6 and sessions vary from one to eight weeks. Camps times are typically from 9 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m. through mid-August. Campers may also sign up for Lunch Bunch sessions from noon to 1 p.m. and/or After Camp sessions from 4-5 p.m. All sessions are taught by highly trained; knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment. Look for a complete list of camp sessions in our 2016 catalog.

Bixby Summer Camp
Monday through Friday. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m., for ages 5 to 10. An exciting summer adventure with weekly themes such as theater production, acrobats and jugglers, jurassic park, and Ghanian drum and dance, in addition to art/crafts, outdoor activities, games, swimming, cooking, story/reading time. Special activities can include visits to areas outside of Bixby, Avid4 Adventure and swimming lessons. Bixby boasts three shady acres with a huge sandbox, unique play structures, a large indoor pool, and a ropes course.

Boulder JCC Preschool Camp
Summer Camp at the JCC preschool is an enriching and playful experience for children ages 2.5 to 5 (entering kindergarten).

Boulder JCC Summer Specialty Camps
303-998-1900, ext. 106
We offer a variety of fun and educational weekly specialty camps for ages 4 to 12. Camps include Lego building and robotics, cooking, gardening, sports, dance, science, art, leadership, STEM and more.

Boulder Sudbury School
The Boulder Sudbury School emerged in response to the real need that exists for freedom in learning. At Boulder Sudbury we support such freedom and believe that through curiosity, play and being social, children and teens learn about the world around them and about life, and they do so continuously when in an environment that supports their freedom of expression. Not only do we support such freedom, we nourish it in a safe environment where all are treated as equals, where children are treated as people.

Broomfield Academy Summer Enrichment Camp
The Broomfield Academy Summer Enrichment Camp, for children ages 5 to 12, provides an exciting, safe and educational environment in a relaxed setting that promotes learning and discovery. Each week includes thematic activities, indoor and outdoor games, age-appropriate projects and opportunities to swim.

Camp Comfort
Near Georgetown on I-70
Mt. Evans Hospice offers summer weekend camp for grieving children. 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.

Camp Kesem CU
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem University of Colorado Boulder serves children from all around Colorado/Front Range region. This will be our third year as a chapter, and this summer of 2016 we plan to serve 77 children. We love to have fun, play games, be creative and just be completely ourselves during camp. As we grow each year, we grow closer to one another, as our family that is Kesem becomes even deeper. Come see what the magic of Kesem is all about!

Cherryvale Day Camp
303-998-1900, ext. 106
Cherryvale Day Camp creates a vibrant, enriching, and fun summer camp experience for children ages 5 to 12. Our program offers a variety of activities and options for our campers including sports, creative arts, farm activites, swimming and electives. Cherryvale Day Camp is based in Jewish values and open to children of all backgrounds, races and religions.

City of Lafayette Summer Day Camp
June 6 through August 5. Summer is a time for our imaginations to run wild; a time for laughing, making life long friends, learning through hands-on adventures and discovering ourselves through safe, fun and engaging activities. The City of Lafayette’s Summer Day Camp prides itself on these values and invites you to join in and see exactly what our staff has worked so hard to put together for your family.

Cottage School — Summer
Excursion Camp
We offer a fun and educational summer camp program for children ages 5 to grade 5. Our camp program includes daily excursions to local museums, swimming pools/waterparks, bowling, roller-skating, theaters, ceramics and adventure parks. Our outdoor activities include mini sports camps, hiking, nature activities and the overnight campout at Carter Lake. We also have a learn-to-swim program coordinated with the Longmont Athletic Club. We provide all meals, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack.

Dawson Summer Camps
Check out Dawson Summer Camps for kids ages 5 to 18 starting June 6. We have seven fun-filled weeks full of arts, music, drama, sports, science, technology, cooking and more!

Eldorado Mountain Yoga Camp
Eldorado Springs
Kids and teens will have a blast at our fun-filled, five-day camp sessions open to all kids ages 5 to 15.
In our beautiful, natural setting at the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram (just 10 minutes from Boulder) kids 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 including music, theater, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, and games.
Yoga and centering techniques infuse all camp activities. As a result, kids come home feeling nourished and balanced. Our staff of dedicated long-term yoga practitioners offers a high teacher to camper ratio.
$280 per week for the first child, $180 per week for each sibling. In order for as many campers as possible to enjoy our unique camp experience, we request that you register for no more two camp sessions.

Friends’ School Summer Programs
303-499-1999, ext. 223
For preschool, elementary, middle school, ages 3 to 14, weeklong morning and afternoon sessions. June 13 to July 28. Programs include preschool backyard camp, explorer’s camps, circus classes, cooking, art, 3-D printing, photography, computer programming, architecture, pre-engineering and more. Licensed and accredited. Discounts available. Details and registration at

Fun in the Sun Day Camps (YMCA of Boulder Valley)
Come join the Fun in the Sun Traditional Day Camp for an experience your child will never forget. Campers will participate in weekly camp traditions, including opening and closing ceremonies, theme days and much more. Campers will engage in a variety of activities such as archery, sports and games, swimming, arts and crafts and STEM, just to name a few. Weekly themes, Y Camp Readers, and special events will help shape your camper’s summer into the best summer ever. Fun and engaging field trips, including trips to our outdoor education center Ora Penn (late June). Enthusiastic and well-trained staff will ensure a fun and safe summer. The eight convenient Boulder County locations ensure that we have the fun covered for your camper this summer. Part-time and full-time options available. Day camps are divided by sessions throughout the summer.

Kidz Kamp — With Boulder Parks and Recreation
Ages 5 to 11. Kidz camp Our Kidz Kamp at the East Boulder Community Center is the City of Boulder’s traditional day camp. Each week is packed with diverse, engaging activities that are designed for fun, skill building and character development. Our 12 weeklong camps are sure to bring out the fun, joy and excitement of summer. Weeks will include a variety of sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, field trips to the Boulder Reservoir, Scott Carpenter Pool, color wars and much, much more. Each week runs from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the East Boulder Community Center. Select your weeks, bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, lunch and have some fun. Campers will be divided by age and ability for most of the day.

Kidz Kamp with a Flip — With Boulder Parks & Recreation
Ages 5 to 11. Kidz Kamp with a flip at North Boulder Rec Center is back and offered twice as many weeks this summer! Campers will experience a variety of activities throughout the day including outdoor play, physical, social and creative activities, and time to cool off in our kid friends NBRC pool. Part of the afternoon will be spent in our state of the art gymnastics facility for some recreational gymnastics lead by our certified instructors.

Merlin Camp at the Boulder Book Store
Learn to be a wizard this summer with Boulder Book Store and T.A. Barron, author of the Merlin Saga! The camp offers children ages 9 to 12 a magical journey. Campers will learn about wizard lore and create magical staffs, enchanted music, secret potions, magical creatures and join in a wizard’s quest. Two weeklong sessiong June 6 through 10 and 13 through 17.

My 1st Camp — With Boulder Parks & Recreation
Ages 4 to 6. Looking for an introductory camp for your little ones this summer? If so, My 1st Camp is the perfect camp for you. Campers will be exposed to group games, movin’ and groovin’ to music, arts and crafts and swimming. The second week of My 1st Camp will be offered at North Boulder Park located less than a mile away from our North Boulder Rec Center. Join us at for a fun time at the park, playing on the playground, group games on the grass and a walk to the NBRC to swim in the pool.

Rocky Mountain Day Camp
Boulder, Superior
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 Camps
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. with aftercamp care offered until 5 p.m.
Camp Morning Glory: A Waldorf-inspired camp for ages 3 to 7. Children enjoy creative play that nurtures the imagination on our 38-acre campus with old friends and new! Emphasizing movement and sensory-integration. Learning math, language and science through practical, play-based activities indoors and outside. Visit with farmers to gather food for snacks. Play with sand and water.
Earlybird, buddy and multiple session discounts. Five-day mornings $210 weekly, five-day all-day $350 weekly.

Children bring stories to life through visual art, stop motion animation, physical theater and interactive sculpture. We learn to walk on stilts, develop circus skills, use tools and repurpose materials to build public art installations. This is collaborative fun that brings awesome to the community. We have a 38-acre campus with a cottonwood forest and open space. We adventure out on many field trips. Our instructors are professional artists and experienced educators who have worked with children throughout the world. For ages 7 to 12 years. June through August. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Aftercare until 5 pm. Four complementary sessions, can attend in sequence. Two-week sessions: $740.

Sunset Academy Summer Day Camp
Sunset Academy offers a low ratio summer camp that includes lots of onsite activities mixed with daily excursions to include swimming, skating, bowling, 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 to 12. We have a fun and educational environment, a large field with gazebo and even a garden. Program fills up fast so call for registration information or stop by for a visit!

Teen Day Camp (YMCA of Boulder Valley)
Boulder, Longmont
In addition to our adventure, Y riders and skateboarding camps, we also have weekly camps specifically designed for teens. We’ll visit amusement parks, head to the mountains, sail down a few water slides, turn a sharp corner on a go-cart, play mini golf and more! Or, if leadership opportunities are up your alley, check out our Leaders in Training program to make a difference this summer. Day camps are divided by sessions throughout the summer.

The Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Day Camp
Gold Hill, Boulder
Boulder’s Original Summer Day Camp! The Colorado Mountain Ranch nestle in the town of Gold Hill, offers children 7 to 16 the outdoor summer experience they are looking for. With our traditional camp spirit and vision for innovation, children get to enjoy a huge variety of activities out in nature. From horseback riding to mountain boarding, animal care to gymnastics, archery to yoga, there is something for everyone. Transportation provided from Boulder every day and an optional overnight each week.


Global Works Travel
Boulder-based with trips to 20 destinations
For 26 years, Global Works has been providing exceptional community service, summer enrichment, adventure travel, and language immersion programs for 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. All Global Works programs feature community service projects and adventure activities. Global Works offers summer service adventures for high school students, gap programs for young adults and custom group travel for schools and organizations. If you are looking for fun and adventure and want to be a spark for social change in the world, let Global Works be your guide!

YMCA Camp Shady Brook
Tucked into the breathtaking background of Pike National Forest, Camp Shady Brook has been making memories in the mountains for over 65 years. We offer week and two-week sessions for ages 6 to 17. Classic summer camp activities include archery, swimming, boating and challenge course, to name a few. Specialized sessions include equestrian programs ages 8 to 16, mini aspen for ages 6 to 8 and adventure camp for ages 10 to 15.
Make friends, build self-esteem, gain independence, learn responsible decision-making and have an adventure! Campers enjoy camp in a safe environment designed to foster growth through fun, safe and challenging programs.