General Day Camps

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General Day Camps

Adventure Days

South Boulder or Jefferson County


Adventure Days is the first step into a lifetime of being a confident, active outdoors-girl! Open to girls entering third to fifth grade in fall 2019, this day camp is packed with hiking, rock climbing, art projects and games, as well as time for imagination and exploration in nature. Our days are spent exploring in the foothills of the Rockies, and participants are picked up at the end of the day to go home to rest in order to come back for another fun-filled Adventure Day! This is a great program to make new friends, build confidence around trying new things and have fun with our Adventure Days leaders — women who really “get” what girls need! We have full and partial scholarships available for Adventure Days, and no girl needing financial support has ever been turned away.

Alaya Preschool Summer Day Camps



The Alaya Summer Day Camp offers a rich, inviting and relaxed summer program to meet the needs of a variety of family situations. Our small groups and low adult-child ratios allow for individual attention and a comfortable environment of warmth and friendship. Each group is designed to provide an age-appropriate program of outdoor play, creative arts and crafts, nature lore, gardening, swimming, song and dance, dramatic play and social skills development.

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 5-18, and ArtStart camps for ages 3-5. Camps start Monday, June 3 and sessions vary from one to eight weeks through mid-August. Camps times are typically from 9 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m. Campers may also sign up for Lunch Bunch sessions from noon-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 2019 catalog, available on our website.

Bixby Summer Camp



This exciting summer adventure revolves around 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, and story/reading time. Special activities can include visits to areas outside of Bixby, Avid4 Adventure sessions and swimming lessons. Bixby boasts three shady acres with a huge sandbox, unique play structures, a large indoor pool and a ropes course. For more information, give us a call and visit our website. Camps from Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., for kids ages 5-10.

Boulder Country Day School Summer Camps



Boulder Country Day School (BCD) offers an exciting line up of summer programs sure to excite the artist, athlete, chef, scientist, musician and more in your child. We welcome both BCD students as well as students from other schools. BCD offers full-day camps starting at 8 a.m. for students ages 3-5 and a wide variety of morning specialty camps for student ages 5-12 including Legos®, art, sports, chess, cooking, science, music, academics, world languages and more. Specialty campers ages 5-8 can extend their day until 4 p.m. through the afternoon camp. BCD is State of Colorado licensed and accredited by ACIS and NAIS. Cost varies depending on selections. Please visit our website for more information.

Boulder JCC Summer Camps for Infants and Pre-K



The Boulder JCC early childhood summer camps explore nature, gardening, art, friendships, science, music and more. The Boulder JCC summer camps are based in Jewish values and open to children of all backgrounds and religions. This camp is for ages 6 weeks-4 years and runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with limited availability for extended day options from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Courtesy YMCA

Boulder Parks & Recreation Kidz Kamp East, North and South



Come join Kidz Kamp East this summer as we weave our way through weekly themes and daily fun! On top of the activities described in the weekly themes, campers will have the opportunity to swim every day, canoe and fish once a week and enjoy a weekly field trip rotating between the Boulder Reservoir and some new and exciting locations! Choose your weeks today! Ages 5-11.

Everything kids love is packed into North camp: Gymnastics at Boulder’s largest and best-equipped gymnastics facility, cooling off each day in our leisure pool, a weekly field trip, Friday park days, gym games, crafts and science. With hours to accommodate working families, check out the themes, choose your weeks and sign up for this popular camp today! Ages 5-11.

At our newest Kidz Kamp at South, we will be field tripping two times a week, swimming every day, canoeing, rock climbing, crafts, and endless amounts of fun and active games. Our Kidz Kamp South is the only camp we offer where guardians have the option to register for three days (you pick the days) or five days a week! Choose your weeks and sign up today. Ages 5-11.

Boulder Valley Waldorf School Early Childhood and
Storycamp Summer Camps



At this Waldorf-inspired camp for ages 3-6, children enjoy creative play that nurtures the imagination on our 38-acre campus with old friends and new! We emphasize movement and sensory-integration; and learn math, language and science through practical, play-based activities indoors and outside. We also visit with farmers to gather food for snacks and play with sand and water. Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. with aftercamp care offered until 5 p.m. (Earlybird, buddy and multiple session discounts are available.)

At Storycamp, which is for ages 7-12, 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.

Camps run June through August, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aftercare is available until 5 p.m. For more information give us a call or visit our website.

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 6-12 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 or call Mt. Evans Hospice.

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 at University of Colorado Boulder serves children from all around Colorado and the Front Range. This will be our sixth year as a chapter, and this summer we plan to serve 120 children at camp. We love to have fun, play games, be creative and just be ourselves during camp. As we grow each year our Kesem family becomes closer and stronger together. Come see what the magic of Kesem is all about!

Cherryvale Day Camp



At this camp, kids will practice resilience, grit, teamwork, independence, creativity, friendships, problem-solving and personal growth through traditional day camp and specialty camp activity options such as Legos®, STEAM, business, technology, dance, leadership, farming and more. Cherryvale Day Camps is based in Jewish values and open to children of all backgrounds and religions. Camps are for kids ages 4-17 and run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended day options from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

City of Lafayette School Age Summer Day Camp



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. Camps run June 3 to Aug. 2.

Dawson Summer Camps



Come join us this summer for eight weeks of Dawson’s 80+ exciting summer camps and programs for ages 5-15. Between June 3 and August  2, we will offer various week-long day camps in arts, tech, sports and more. Full hot/cold lunch is available in our dining hall. Kids will take a break and cool off in the pool daily. There is an experienced adult director for every camp and a 5-to-1 camper/staff ratio. Camp costs range from $320 to $450 per week. For a full listing of our summer camp information visit our website. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Food Lab



What better way to spend the summer than learning and experiencing how to cook and create. In all of our summer camps we will follow a regional theme and learn the basics of kitchen etiquette. All classes will divide kids by age in their groups, have breaks for snacking and regrouping, and the kids will all be eating what they create! We can make reasonable substitutions for allergies and intolerances,  please talk with us beforehand to make sure your child is in the best suited camp for their culinary needs. Ages 6 and up.

Friends School Summer Programs


303-499-1999, ext. 229

Programs include preschool backyard camp, drone academy, birdhouses and fairy gardens, outdoor adventure skills, ocean blue, robo quest, circus classes, cooking, art, theater, music, xtreme olympid, cardboard city, basketball, soccer, chess, yoga, dance and more. Licensed and accredited. Discounts available. Details and registration is online. Camps are for preschool, elementary and middle school students, ages 3-14, and run in week-long morning and afternoon sessions between June 3 and July 26.

Jarrow Montessori Toddler and Primary “Roots & Wings” Camps



Summer is the perfect time for currently enrolled Toddlers to maintain the continuity developed throughout the school year, and for newly enrolled Toddlers to begin adjusting to the experience of a Montessori program among seasoned peers. Both sessions are based on summer themes including arts and crafts, nature walks, gardening, baking and much more!

Jarrow’s Primary Summer Camp encompasses all the benefits of the traditional Montessori classroom with the added fun and adventure found on our extensive outdoor campus! Campers engage in indoor and outdoor Montessori activities and lessons, as well as caring for and harvesting from our abundant school garden, free play and exploration on our many playgrounds, and our camper favorite, Friday Splash Day, which includes a blow-up water slide and other water play!

Keitanat Har HaShem — Congregation Har HaShem



Each week is filled with games, swimming, baking, crafts, field trips, music, building community and more in a Jewish environment! Make new friends and be supported by an amazing staff including many terrific teen role models. Grades first through fifth are welcome, and camp runs weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in one-week sessions.

Courtesy Dawson School

Rocky Mountain Day Camp

Boulder and Superior locations


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

Off Broadway Preschool of Fine Arts Summer Camp



From printmaking to ukulele 101 to dinosaurs, our weekly summer camps are all about fun! Enroll for two, three, four or five days per week. Choose your desired weeks, or enroll for the whole summer for a 5 percent discount. Wholesome, organic snacks are provided. Children should also bring a water bottle, lunch, swim attire, water shoes, towel, extra clothes and comfortable walking shoes.

Sunflower Preschool



The Sunflower Preschool Summer Camp has been a well-run, outdoor-oriented, fun summer experience for young children since 1985. Each day we emphasize the simple joys of summer with lots of time for water play, gardening, walks, outdoor projects and child-directed exploration of our multi-dimensional play areas and gardens. Since 2012 we have developed our outdoor classroom into the first Certified Nature Explore classroom in Boulder. At the same time we offer a Montessori-based classroom with a scientific-themed curriculum.

Sunset Academy Summer Day Camp



Sunset Academy offers a low ratio summer camp for ages 5-12 that includes lots of on-site 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. 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!

The Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Day Camp

Gold Hill, Boulder


Boulder’s original summer day camp! The Colorado Mountain Ranch is nestled in the town of Gold Hill and offers children ages 7-16 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 over night each week.

YMCA of Northern Colorado Camps

Various locations along the Front Range


Join Northern Colorado’s YMCA for dozens of different, engrossing camp sessions and activities this summer. Learn to rock climb, ride a bike, play team sports and much more in the outdoors-focused sessions. Discover how the mysteries of science can play into the fun of art during STEAM-focused camps. Whether young ones are excited about being out in the sun all day, creating something new with their hands or developing about leadership skills, Boulder Valley’s YMCA camps are the place to be! For a comprehensive list of all camps and sessions, visit our website.

YMCA of the rockies

Estes Park


Give your children a camp experience to remember-horseback riding in the mountains, hiking and exploring trails, developing archery skills, splashing and playing in the pool, singing to their hearts content, creating crafts and more — all under the care of specially trained staff who bring attention to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We are proud to have our Day Camp Programs accredited by the American Camp Association which we earn by meeting or exceeding current camp industry standards. Please note that you must have your YMCA of the Rockies member number or your YMCA of the Rockies lodging confirmation number before you register your child.


Adventure Camps

Meet in Boulder, but travel to locations in Colorado & Wyoming


Amped for adventure!? Imagine learning the skills of camping, backpacking and rock climbing while building incredible friendships. Women’s Wilderness offers a variety of camps for girls entering sixth through 12th grade in fall 2019. Our Adventure Camp, Rock Climbing Camp, and Backpacking Camp are a great way to enjoy the wilderness, make new friends and try new things. You will be able to explore beautiful places and learn outdoor skills. In relationship with the natural world, girls will explore their identity and values and learn how to navigate emotions and interpersonal relationships. We have full and partial scholarships available for our camps, and no girl needing financial support has ever been turned away.

Global Works Travel

Boulder-based with trips to 20 destinations


For 30 years, Global Works has been providing exceptional Community Service, Summer Enrichment, Adventure Travel programs for students and groups. Choose from programs that focus on community development, language immersion, ecology and wildlife, and public health/medicine. 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. Global Works offers summer service adventures for high school students and custom group travel for schools and organizations. If you are looking for fun and adventure, and want to be a spark for positive change in the world, let Global Works be your guide!

Showing Up for Our Sons: A Retreat for Fathers & Sons

Estes Park


A wonderful way for fathers to support their sons during those awkward and difficult middle-school years. Camp together in a beautiful, private, wilderness setting. Sit in circle, share stories, personal hopes and dreams. Engage in challenging and fun activities. Hike, cook and eat meals together. An intimate and powerful way to connect with your boy at a time when he needs you most.

Steve & Kate’s Camp



Steve & Kate’s Camp was founded on the belief that when you trust kids, they learn to trust themselves, and develop a creative confidence that will help them unleash their true potential. So for 39 years, we’ve been offering summer day camps where kids choose their own adventure through a range of activities, including film, fashion, sushi making, bread making, stop-motion animation, coding, music, dance, sports and the occasional pie-throwing. Steve & Kate’s Camp offers a safe, judgment-free environment where kids can be themselves, explore their passions and make a few mistakes along the way. We offer a uniquely flexible camp model that parents love. We can’t pretend to know what your schedule looks like, so we offer industry-leading hours with no extra charge. Every single one of our camps is open from 7:30 a.m-6 p.m., and you can drop off or pick up at any time in that window.

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 70 years. We offer week and two-week long sessions for ages 6-17. Traditional summer camp activities include archery, swimming, boating and challenge course, to name a few. Specialized sessions include equestrian programs ages 8-17, mini aspen for ages 6-8, and adventure camp for ages 8-16.

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. Easy registration is online.