Performing Arts Day Camps
Aerial Arts Summer Camp
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
Has your child ever dreamed of flying — the amazing freedom, the fun, the excitement? Join professional teachers of aerial arts, dance and theater for this exciting camp! Students ages 5-18 are invited to Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance and more. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! We will work to combine dance and improvisation to cultivate the skills necessary to become a performing artist. At the end of the week there will be a small informal performance for family and friends in the studio. Visit our website for a complete schedule of full- and half-day offerings based on age and level.
Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps
The Arvada Center performing arts camps offer creative experiences in theatre and dance. Students in Arvada Center Drama Camps experience all types of theatre ranging from storytelling and fairy tales to commercial acting and musicals. Musical Theatre and Drama camps range from 3-7 weeks and are offered for kids ages 6-16. Look for a complete list of camp sessions in our 2019 catalog, available on our website.
Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps – Musical Theatre Teen Intensive
The popular Musical Theatre Teen Intensive camp is back for kids ages 14-18. In this year’s five-week session, teens will learn all the elements of creating Mamma Mia!. 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 2019 catalog, available on our website.
Boulder Ballet Summer Program
303-443-0028, ext. 201
Study ballet in an atmosphere of playful professionalism! The Summer Intensive is for experienced dancers and runs July 8-26. The Master Workshop runs Aug. 5-9.
Boulder Dinner Theatre Academy
Students entering grades six through 12 are invited to participate in Drama Camp, an intensive training in the dramatic arts, with an emphasis on singing, dancing and acting. 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 session is in July and runs for three weeks.
BDT Academy also has summer drama camps for children ages 5-12 — City Drama Camps — in cooperation with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department. We offer week-long drama camps over the course of the whole summer, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to 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. Some playmaking themes include Fairy Tale Fun, Pretty Princess, Fancy Nancy, Christmas in July, Dr. Seuss and many more!
Boulder Performing Arts Co.
Every camper will develop self-confidence through singing, dancing, acting and artwork. Using our weekly theme, we will have fun wearing costumes, painting sets and props, and creating scenes with our favorite characters. All of our hard work culminates in a final performance on stage, free for family and friends.
All-day, one-week camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 5-9. How To Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan, Treasure Island, The Legend of Mulan and Snow White. The advanced, two-week camps run Monday through Friday. Ages 8-12. Grease Jr. and Aladdin. Register online. All camps are a $75 deposit and the balance is due the first day; scholarships and discounts are available. Also: bring three friends, get your camp half-price.
Boulder School of Rock Performance Camp
School of Rock Boulder’s unique, fun and comprehensive camp experience is designed to give students of all levels the experience of playing in a band! We believe that playing in a band situation speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians. Campers ages 8-18 wanting to participate in our camps should visit our website or give us a call for more information. Some 2019 camp themes include: Beatles Mania, Best of the ’90s, Deadhead Camp, Y2k Rock, Vocal Camp and much more! Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and end with a show on Friday!
Boulder Writing Studio Creative Writing Summer Camps
Live the life of a real writer this summer in our creative writing camps for kids and teens! In full-day camps for writers ages 9-12, explore the foundations of great storytelling in short stories, novellas, screenplays and graphic novels. Half-day camps for teen writers ages 13 and up offer intensives in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and teen publishing. Youth camps run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday; Teen Camps run 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camps are limited to eight students and take place at our Pearl Street Studio.
Broomfield School of Rock Performance Camp
We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
Kinesis Dance Company camps
Whether its summer days spent learning a variety of dance genres or a camp dedicated entirely to Hip Hop, dance camps from Kenesis will leave your kids excited about dance and more. Kids as young as 4 or up to 14 will find just the right camp. Check out the website for all the dates, ages and pricing.
Camp Oonie Koonie Cha
Camp Oonie Koonie Cha is an action-packed music camp for children ages 4-9.
Be transported back in time to the days of the dinosaurs and our Pleistocene pals, the cave dwellers and woolly mammoths. Campers will be going on a “dig,” play-acting paleontology and making their own instruments and “rumbasha” poles. Music weaves it all together with movement, chants and rock ‘n’ roll. “Dig It” will come alive with Amy Haywood, Kelye Lotz, Susie Adams, Ariana Snow and Garette Suzelis. We are very excited to have Marilyn Martorano, RPA, archaeologist from Longmont presenting “Mysterious Stones found in Colorado: Rock, Stone or… Lithophone?”
Camp OKC is an early childhood week-long music camp that blends a variety of musical experiences with instrument construction, science experiments, dramatic play, a xylophone orchestra and a final performance into one amazing week. Creative hands-on activities are designed to engage the whole child in an unforgettable camp experience. Camp dates: June 3-7 and June 10-14.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 9-18 to CU-Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to build confidence, language skills, make friends and get to know Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage.
Each session of Camp Shakespeare will culminate in free public performances on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre stage. In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a CSF performance of Twelfth Night on Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m.
Camp Shakes Session 1 will run Monday-Friday mornings, May 28-June 24. The final performance with be 6 p.m. Monday, June 24. Camp Shakes Session 2 will run Monday-Friday afternoons, July 22-Aug. 9. The final performance will be 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. All summer camps’ information is located on our website — visit it for more information!
Colorado Conservatory of Dance’s Summer Camps
We have a summer program for every dancer, from beginner to advanced students ages 3-22, as well as adult and adaptive dance offerings. With world class master teachers, performance opportunities for all age groups and broad-spectrum offerings in many different dance techniques and practices, the CCD Summer Programs will challenge your dancing to new levels of ability and intensity. Whether you’re looking for pre-professional preparation or a fun new extracurricular activity, make CCD your home for summer dance.
Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts
Individual and group lessons, weeklong camps and special music classes are offered at the Center for musical Arts throughout the summer. For more information about programs offered or faculty available, visit our website.
Cosplay & Costumes Camp
For many kids, summer is a time to play pretend with their friends. Help stimulate your child’s creativity and play experience in this week-long, costume-centric summer camp facilitated by Pop Culture Classroom! Your child will have the opportunity to conceptualize and create a costume with assistance and guidance from Pop Culture Classroom’s teachers. We’ll start by analyzing professional cosplay, and then we will come up with ideas of our own. Students will create sketches, plan materials, and finish the week with completed costume pieces, all with help from the professionals. Engage your student’s brain in a whole new way through this creative, creation-inspired camp! Camp runs Aug. 5 through 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., costs $250 and is for children ages 7-9.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts — Education
Learn acting, singing, movement and design at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Camps are for children in pre-K through 12th grade. Day programs run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m, June 3-Aug. 5. Costs starts at $250, and scholarships may be available.
Dog House Music Rock & Roll Camp
Colorado’s first and preferred rock ‘n’ roll camp is housed in our professionally equipped music studios. Students choose from guitar, bass, keyboard, drums or vocals and work as a band to write, record and perform live on stage their original songs. Ages 11-17.
Kutandara’s Music Camps
Boulder and Lafayette
African Music + Dance Camp is a cross-cultural program that gives children an in-depth opportunity to explore a wide range of music, dance and art from southern Africa in a day camp setting. No prior musical experience necessary. Activities include drumming and dance, songs and games, Zimbabwean marimba and mbira. With two half-day sessions, camps run June 24-28 and July 29-Aug. 2, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This camp is held in collaboration with Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts at their facility in Lafayette. Kutandara’s marimba busking full-day camp allows children to work in small groups to create cool marimba arrangements and then earn their very own money performing on Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. With two sessions running June 10-14 and June 17-21, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Staff and campers meet at Ozo Coffee Company on Arapahoe Avenue, and then travel by bus to local city parks in the mornings and spend most afternoons on Pearl Street Mall. Kids learn performance, audience interaction, money management and decision-making skills.
Mojo’s Music Rock n’ Roll camp
All instruments are welcomed at summer camp, and all sessions will learn songs, write a song and perform a concert at the end of the week.
Open to musicians of ages 8-10 and 11-16. First week of camp is Monday, June 10. Camps take place Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There are seven different weeks available. The week of June 10 we will offer to ages 8-10. Ages 11-16 are eligible for all other weeks. Cost is $295 per week.
New Generation Theater Academy
During the summer, Longmont Theatre Company offers several camps and workshops for youth theater, for all ages, from kindergarten through high school. The camps end with a live performance on the LTC stage. The workshops augment and extend the material learned in camps. See website for details.
Parlando School of Musical Arts
Parlando School of Musical Arts offers summer camps and programs for all instruments, ages and abilities, including half-day and full-day options in piano, musical theater, song-writing, intro classes for most instruments and more.
Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids — Older Company
Professional youth theatre at its best! The fun of summer camp is mixed with the culminating high of a full-scaled theatre production. We have professional theatre staff, a 10-to-1 student-teacher ratio, our own performance venues and daily camp curriculum sculpted by 24 years of experience. Ages 8-16: Frozen Jr., Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mary Poppins Jr. Ages 5-8: Willy Wonka, Cinderella, Seussical and more.
Shakespeare’s Sprites is a playful introduction to the Bard for kids ages 6-9.
Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theater in your child.
Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. Tuition includes one ticket to attend the CSF production of Twelfth Night on Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Week 1 runs July 8-12, Monday-Friday mornings. Week 2 runs July 15-19, Monday-Friday mornings. Final performances are Fridays of each week at 11:30 a.m.
Sing the World Green
Heal the Earth through song and service! Our theme is how organic farming is healthy for the Earth and our bodies. Along this theme, the kids will rehearse songs with fun choreography, act out funny skits and play games. They’ll see organic farming in practice by touring Cure Organic Farm and interacting with the fun critters there! On another day, they’ll do service work on the farm, preparing beds, planting, weeding and harvesting, and celebrating our work with a huge water party. With the harvested produce, the campers will prepare kid-friendly dishes. The camp concludes with a meal cooked by the campers for parents, followed by a performance of skits and songs. This camp is a unique combination of arts and environmental education, and is perfect if your child loves to sing and wants to take action to save the Earth.
Jazz Camp at Rocky Ridge Music Center
Rocky Ridge’s jazz program offers one week of immersion in the performance, theory and history of jazz. We welcome students of all levels. Through individual instruction from our expert faculty, students explore improvisation within the jazz idiom and examine the solos of jazz legends. Performances in combos and small ensembles improve listening skills, teamwork and musicality; performances in large ensembles tackle big-band tunes by greats such as Count Basie and Thad Jones. Students also have the option to study the theoretical side of jazz through big-band arranging and composition classes. Camp is open to music students ages 13-17 on any instrument and runs July 30-Aug. 4.
Junior Artist Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center
In two weeks of intense immersion in music, students hone their skills and develop their unique musical voices through composition, ensembles, performance and private tutorials. Additionally, students collaborate to compose a new orchestral work for the final concert. Opportunities for growth are unparalleled. Students may elect to explore jazz improvisation or mariachi, and can challenge themselves further through advanced classical repertoire or participation in the concerto competition. Camp is open to musicians ages 13-17 and runs June 4-16.
Junior Music Program at Rocky Ridge Music Center
Faculty members guide students to develop their unique musical talents in a supportive and inspirational community. The camp curriculum is varied, comprehensive and fun: students immerse themselves in music through private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestra, choir, jazz improvisation classes and more. All students participate in creating an original musical theater piece by working together as composers, cast members, pit musicians and visual artists. Camp is open to musicians ages 10-12 and runs July 16-28.