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2009 Summer Camp Listings


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Arts & Performance Camps

Academy of Rock at Globalsound Studio 510 Compton St. Suite 102, Broomfield, 303.439.7956. Weeklong sessions. Play in a band, learn to write songs and record a CD. academyofrock.com

American Dance Training Camp Winter Park Mountain Lodge, 81699 U.S. Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 866.383.2382. Ages 8–17, girls only. June 28–July 25 (weeklong sessions). Learn new dance moves, meet new friends. americandancetrainingcamp.com

Axis of Movement 451 Oak St., Suite 208, Frederick, 303.833.7353. Ages 3 and up. June 23–Aug. 7. Intermediate dance intensive, princesses and knights dance camps, Broadway, hip-hop and break dance. axisofmovement.com

Ballet Nouveau Colorado 3001 Industrial Lane No. 12, Broomfield, 303.466.5685. Ages 3–18. June 22–Aug. 1 (2–5 days per week). Ballet, musical theater and other dance forms. balletnouveaucolorado.org

BDT Academy 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.6000 ext. 193. Grades 6–12. June 1–Aug. 1. Drama instructing, auditioning, rehearsing and performing. Featuring High School Musical 2. bouldersdinnertheatre.com

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare University of Colorado, Boulder, 303.492.1537. Ages 10–18. July 20–Aug. 7. Workshops in many aspects of Shakespearian theater. coloradoshakes.org

Color Me Mine 1930 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.3469. Ages 5 and up. July–August (three-day sessions). Art adventures include ceramic building, painting and other arts and crafts projects. boulder.colormemine.com

Crackpots Creativity Camp 501 Main St., Longmont, 303.776.2211. Ages 7 and up. Dates TBA. Sessions include Princesses and Pirates, Do the Dishes and Animal Kingdom. ecrackpots.com

Creations Art Space 1740 Cedar Ave., Boulder, 303.709.6884. June–Aug., various weeklong sessions. Ages 5–10. Learn about arts and crafts, experiment with different materials and experience freedom of creative expression. creationsartspace.com

Dance Dimensions 638 Main St., Longmont, 303.772.3750. Ages 9–18. Dance intensives and LA mini-convention with LA Edge pro teacher. Jazz, hip-hop, funk, musical theater, ballet, tap, lyrical, hula and belly dancing. dancedimensions.net

Dawson School Arts Camps 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.6679, ext. 647. June 9–July 11. Ages 5–18. Ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. dawsonschool.org

Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Ave., Denver, 720.913.0048. June 16–July 24 (themes vary by age and session). Participants examine and practice international art, design, architecture and patterns. denverartmuseum.org

Doghouse Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp 525 Courtney Way, Lafayette, 303.664.1600. Ages 12–17. June 2–Aug. 8 (weeklong sessions). Learn to play and write music, form a band and record a CD. doghousemusic.com

Elite Dance Academy 8820 W. 116th Circle, Broomfield, 303.466.8626. Themed camps include Hanna Montana, Jonas Brothers, dance workshops and more. elitedanceacademy.net

Kids Theater West 7817 E. 22nd Pl., Denver, 303.772.5200. Ages 8–15. June 1–July 11 (multiple week sessions). Classes in acting, dance, singing, stage combat, improvisation and make-up, along with guest artists and field trips. Camp sizes are limited. kidstheatrewest.net

Longmont Theatre Summer Youth Program 513 Main St., Longmont, 303.772.5200. Grades 1–12. June 8–July 12. Six-week session. Theater and performing arts. longmonttheatre.org

Mojos Music Academy 230 Primrose Court #1, Longmont, 303.776.3373. Ages 10–41. May 21–Aug. 7 (weeklong sessions). Learn the basics of rock ‘n’ roll and perform live. mojosmusicacademy.com

Mudslingers Clay Camp 820 Main St., Louisville, 303.926.0996. Ages 8 and up. June–Aug. (weeklong sessions). Mudslingers offers a fun, professionally-taught clay camp in a full-service pottery studio. Students receive hands-on instruction on the potters’ wheel, slab, and sculpture methods. mudslingerspottery.com

Niwot Grassroots Teen Theatre on the Green Left Hand Valley Grange, Niwot, 303.652.6523. Ages 8–18. June 8–July 30 (one and a half-, two- or three-week sessions). Elite, mixed and junior production camps that create original productions together.

Peanut Butter Players Musical and Workshops 1376 Miners Dr., Lafayette, 303.786.8727. Camps include singing, dancing, acting and other aspects of performing. peanutbutterplayers.com

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp Steamboat Springs, 800.430.2787. June 14–Aug. 16. Ages 10–college. Programs in dance, theater, musical theater, dramatic writing and horseback riding. perry-mansfield.org

Reverence Academy of Dance 1370 Miners Dr., Suite 103, Lafayette, 303.661.0719. Ages 5 and up (8 and up for full day). June 15–19 or July 13–17 for ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, voice and more. June 22–26 or July 20–24 for ballet focused structure. reverenceweb.com

Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, 303.665.0599. All ages. Dates TBA. Jazz in Summer camp with Steve Christopher and other programs. rmcma.org

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp 4785 E. Amherst Ave., Denver, 303.753.6870. Aug. 9–16. Classes during the day, evening contra and square dances, jam sessions, concerts, camper talent night, campfires, barbecues and opportunities to hike and swim. rmfiddle.com

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids 5311 Western Ave., Boulder, 303.245.8150. Ages 3–16. June 1–Aug. 7 (two-week-plus sessions). Theatrical performances help build acting skills and character building with performances ranging from The Sound of Music, to Shakespeare to Broadway Classics, to Dr. Seuss. theatreforkids.net

Rocky Ridge Music Center 465 Longs Peak Road, Estes Park, 970.586.4031. Ages 10+. June 12–Aug. 30 (two-week-plus sessions). Residential camp for solo, orchestral and chamber music. rockyridge.org

Scribes and Scribblers Creative Writing Camp 110 East Hallam St., #116, Aspen. July–Aug. Ages 8–17. Campers explore writing and self-expression through plays, jokes, poetry, storytelling and art. aspenwriters.org

Stir it Up Cooking School 1140 S. Lashley Lane, Boulder, 303.494.2665. Ages 5–16. June 1–Aug. 24 (four-day-plus sessions). The basics of the arts of cooking, baking, eating. stiritupcooking.com

Little Tykes

Bixby School Summer School 4760 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, 303.494.7508. Ages 5–11. Mid-June to mid-August. Gardening, drama, swimming, cooking, ropes course training, story time. bixbyschool.org

Children’s House Montessori 3801 Weld County Road 18, Erie, 303.651.3215. Ages 2.5–6. June 1–Aug. 31 (month-long sessions). Swimming lessons, hikes, summer reading programs and outdoor activities. childrenshousewc.com

Jarrow Montessori Summer Camp 3900 Orange Court, Boulder, 303.443.0511. Ages 2 1/2–9. June 16–Aug. 8 (weeklong sessions). Explore cultures from around the world through arts and crafts, nature and science, sports, field trips and guest artists. jarrow.org

Music Together Boulder, Fort Collins and Westminster locations, 303.413.1120. Ages infant–4. June–Aug. Early childhood music and movement program that incorporates singing, movement and instrument play. mountainsongmusic.com


Adventure Quest with Renaissance Adventures 302 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.786.9216. Ages 3–16. Offered weekly, Mon.–Fri., all summer long. Outdoor Renaissance-themed questing games. renaissanceadventures.com

Bright Horizons 919 Deerwood St., Longmont, 303.772.1008. Ages 3–12. Throughout summer. Hands-on activities, field trips and special guests. brighthorizons.com

Children’s Peace Garden Growing Gardens, 3198 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303.313.7248 ext. 4. June 8–Aug. 6 (four-day sessions, each with a different theme). Learn to plant, garden, grow and cook. growinggardens.org

Colorado Academy 3800 S. Pierce St., Denver, 303.986.1501. Full catalog of day camps, arts, academics and sports camps. coloradoacademy.org

Cook’s Studio Lafayette, 303.817.4313. Ages 10–17. Culinary boot and pastry camp for teenagers. Technique-based cooking course. Four-hour classes. cooksstudio.com

Eldorado Yoga Day Camp for Kids and Teens 2875 County Road 67, El Dorado Springs, 303.494.3051. Ages 5–15. June–July 31 (eight weeklong sessions). Hatha yoga, music, hikes, arts and crafts, jewelry making and theater. eldoradoyoga.org

Kids and Critters Camp Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, 303.772.1232 ext 264. June 1– Aug. 14 (one-week sessions). Learn pet responsibility, small mammal handling and daily operations at Longmont Humane Society. longmonthumane.org

Young Chef’s Academy 10445 Town Center Dr., #300, Westminster, 303.439.2252. The Great Kitchen Mystery is a fun and exciting camp incorporating mystery. Join in the hunt through our kitchen as we gather clues and prepare gastronomical delights. youngchefsacademy.com/rockies

Outdoor Adventure

AAVE Teen Adventures 2308 Fossil Trace Dr., Golden, 800.222.3595. Teens. July 4–Aug. 9. Colorado adventure is designed especially for young teens with a multi-sport experience. Other adventures available all over the world. www.aave.com

Adventure Unlimited Ranches Buena Vista, 888.543.4849. Grades 3–12. June–Aug. multiple sessions. Campers choose one major for each two-week session at camp. Activities include swimming, ropes course, arts and crafts, canoeing, archery, riflery, sports and games, trampoline and lots more. adventureunlimited.org

Anderson Western Colorado Camps 7177 Colorado River Rd., Gypsum, 970.524.7766. Horseback riding, white water river rafting, playaking, mountain biking, rappelling, trap shooting, fishing, archery, climbing wall, ropes course, and hiking. andersoncamps.com

Avid4 Adventure Boulder, Longmont and other metro-area locations, 720.249.2412. Ages 5–15. June 8–Aug. 28 (day and sleep-away camps). Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and canoeing. avid4.com

Blue Mountain Ranch PO Box 146, Florissant, 719.748.3279. June 13–Aug. 10, three sessions. Traditional sleep-away summer camp on 400 acres surrounded by Pike National Forest. bluemountainranch.com

Boulder Rock Club and Colorado Mountain School 2829 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.447.2804. Ages 6–12+. Year-round camps. Specific rock climbing camps with lots of individual instruction from highly-trained staff. totalclimbing.com
Cal-Wood Summer Camp 2282 County Road 87, Jamestown, 303.449.0603. Ages 9–13. July 20–25. Hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, wilderness skills, nature discovery, arts and crafts and fishing. calwood.org

Camp Chief Ourey/ YMCA of the Rockies 1101 County Road 53, Granby, 970.887.2152. Ages 7–17. June 14–Aug. 18. Horseback riding, rafting, ropes course, archery, canoeing, mountain biking and more. campchiefouray.org

Camp Jackson YMCA Highway 165, Rye, 719.543.5151. Ages 7–17. June 14–July 31 (weeklong sessions). Sleep in cabins, toast marshmallows over a fire and enjoy all the other traditional summer camp activities; extreme and leadership camps. campjackson.com

Camp Timberline 1207 Longs Peak Rd., Estes Park, 970.484.8462. June 4–Aug. 12. Ages 7–18. Colorado’s premier Sports and Mountain Adventure Camp located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. camptimberline.com

Colorado Mountain Ranch 10063 Gold Hill Road, Boulder, 303.442.4557. Ages 7–16. June 8–Aug. 14 (weeklong sessions). Horse riding, animal care, mountainboarding, swimming, challenge course, nature, gymnastics and more. coloradomountainranch.com

Colorado Youth Program Camps 3970 Broadway Suite B2, Boulder, 303.402.9656. Ages 11–17. June 7–July 28 (10 day sessions with the mountain summer camp). Aug. 2–13 (teen adventure camp). Environmental education and conservation, trail-building, white water rafting and more. coloradoyouthprogram.org

Colvig Silver Camp 9665 Florida Rd., Durango, 800.858.2850. Grades 2–11. June 11–Aug. 6 (two- and four-week age-dependent sessions). Develop self esteem and leadership skills throughout outdoor adventure. colvigsilvercamps.com

Deer Hill Expeditions POB 180, Mancos, 800.533.7221. Grades 7–12. June 32–Aug. 11 (18- to 25-day sessions) Wilderness adventures and service projects in U.S. and Costa Rica. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, Spanish language immersion. deerhillexpeditions.com

Eagle Lake Camp PO Box 6819, Colorado Springs, 800.873.2453. May 31–Aug. 7, weeklong sessions. Ages 10–20. Makes the most of our beautiful 9,600-ft. elevation, 330-acre property. eaglelake.org

Gates Camp 2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, 303.892.9200. Five-day overnight camp sessions June–Aug. Ages 8–13. Alternating boys and girls weeks: Hiking, archery, crafts, zip line, canoeing, nature games, rock climbing, a ropes course. Transportation from Denver provided. bgcmd.org.

Geneva Glen Camp 5793 Santa Clara Rd., Indian Hills, 303.697.4621. June 15–Aug. 15, five sessions. Ages 6 and up. Traditional camping and themed sessions each focusing on a particular value. genevaglen.org

Girl Scout Summer Residential Camps Throughout metro area, 303.778.8774. Ages 6–18. June 8–Aug. 7 (weeklong sessions). Equestrian training, climbing, archery, nature and science, and more. girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Girls Wilderness Program of the Women’s Wilderness Institute 5723 Arapahoe Ave., #1B, Boulder, 303.938.9191. Ages 12–17. June 10–Aug. 11 (four- to 12-day overnight camps, four-day day camps). Backpacking, rock climbing, outdoor skills and more. womenswilderness.org

Poulter Camps Steamboat Springs, 888.879.4816. Ages 9–17. Co-ed adventure based programs. poultercamps.com

Sanborn Western Camps Florissant, 719.748.3341. Ages 7-16, coed brother/sister camps. Horseback riding, backpacking, rafting/tubing, camping out, fossil digging, tennis, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, astronomy, nature exploration, mountain biking, geology, high ropes, Western history, crafts, sports, natural sciences. June 14–Aug. 16., sanbornwesterncamps.com

The Spot Rock Climbing Camp The Spot, 3240 Prairie Ave., Boulder, 303.379.8806. Ages 6–15. June 1–Aug. 14 (weeklong sessions). Bouldering, rappelling and rock climbing games in both indoor and outdoor settings. thespotgym.com

Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park, 800.748.3343. June–early Aug. Girls ages 7–17. Hiking, crafts, cookouts, nature activities, singing, petting zoo, horse programs, canoeing, back packing. girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Sky Ranch Fort Collins, 970.493.5258. June–August. Grades 1-–12, coed. Lutheran church camp. Day and residential camps. Backpacking, service trips and horseback riding. ldoubler.org

Tomahawk Ranch Bailey, 303.778.8774. June to early Aug. Girls ages 7-17. Traditional Girl Scout activities and activities from dancing to photography or backpacking. girlscoutsofcolorado.org

Wilderness Camp Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Breckenridge. 970.453.6422. Ages vary by camp. July 1–Aug. 24. Ropes course, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, camping and more. boec.org

Wildlife Experience Museum 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720.488.3300. June 1–Aug. 14, weeklong sessions.  Ages 4–10. Hands-on activities, museum tours, crafts, movies and live animal demonstrations. thewildlifeexperience.org

YMCA Camp Santa Maria Bailey, 303.413.9622 ext. 4450. June 28–Aug. 8, one and two-week sessions. Ages 7–16, coed. Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, art, drama and sports. [email protected]


Id-Ra-Ha-Je PO Box 360, Bailey, 303.838.5668. June–Aug., many sessions. Grades 1–12. Encouraging campers to know the truth of Jesus Christ as their savior and to develop a relationship with Christ.

J-CC Ranch Camp 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303.316.6384. June 7–Aug. 9, seven sessions. A place where life-long friendships are born, Jewish identities are discovered and nourished, and children are challenged to grow in mind, body and spirit.

Camp Gan Israel 5851 W. 115 Ave., Westminster, 303.429.5177. Ages 2–14. June 29–July 24. Combines exciting trips and activities with interactive fun Jewish learning experiences. Swimming, fun shops, archery, flight-adventure, rafting, hiking, biking, water sports. jewishkidscamp.com

Mt. Zion Summer Camp 1680 Balsam Ave., Boulder, 303.443.8477. For preschoolers. May 27–August. Swimming, gymnastics, crafts, nature studies and more in a Christian environment. mtzionboulder.org

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp 107 S. 9th St., #B, Canyon City. Grades 2–12. Bible study, arts and crafts, wood carving, field games, archery, challenge courses, environmental education, camp improvement projects, volleyball, water games, bucket brigade, etc. rainbowtrail.org

Shwayder Camp of Temple Emanuel Idaho Springs, PO Box 2899, 303.388.4013. June 15–Aug. 9, two-week sessions. Grades 3–11. Jewish residential wilderness camp with backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, sports, day trips, arts and crafts, ropes course and music. shwayder.com

Sonlight Christian Camp Pagosa Springs, 970.264.4379. June–Aug. Worship, devotion, hiking, capture the flag, messy games, human foosball, rafting the Animas river, teams course, campfires and skits. sonlightcamp.org

Science, Technology & Academics

Bits, Bytes and Bots Boulder, Longmont and Denver locations, 303.494.2687. Ages 6–14. June–Aug. (weeklong sessions). Build and program robots, create computer games, make movies, design anime. bitsbytesbots.com

Boulder Country Day School 4820 Nautilus Court North, Boulder, 303.527.4931. Dates TBA. Variety of summer camps and programs. bouldercountryday.org

Broomfield Academy Summer Adventure Camp 2009 7203 West 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.469.6449. June 3–Aug. 12. Ages 3–12. The summer theme is “Broomfield Marketplace.” Students will study and learn about the world of commerce and trade. broomfieldacademy.com

Catalyst EDU 2575 Park Ln., #108, Lafayette, 303.604.6512. Grades 14–18. June–Aug. Summer classes, academics and electives for high school students for credit. catalystedu.org

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning 10455 Dawson Drive,  Lafayette (Rt. 287)  303-381-0489. FREE, fun academic enrichment sessions for talented, high achieving students rising to 7th and 8th grades from throughout the Boulder and St. Vrain School Districts.  2 Different Sessions: June 22-July 10 & July 13-31.  Transportation provided.  cetl-co.org

Crow Canyon Archeological Center 23390 Road K, Cortez, 970.565.8975. Grades 6–12. June 21–June 27 (middle school) and July 26–Aug. 1 (high school). Hands-on field research includes learning the techniques of archeological digging and outdoor adventures. crowcanyon.org

CU Science Discovery Summer Wilderness Camps Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico, 303.492.7188. Rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, lake kayaking, horseback, environmental sciences and wildlife biology. colorado.edu/sciencediscovery

Dawson School Education Camps 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.6679, ext. 647. Ages 5–17. June 8–July 24. Chinese, writing, speech, robotics and more. dawsonschool.org/home

Elementary Spanish Program Locations in Boulder and Longmont/Niwot, 303.440.7196. June 1–25. Exploring the Spanish-speaking world through interactive instruction, arts and crafts activities, cooking native dishes and various games and activities.  kidsspeakspanish.org

Gateway Montessori School 1500 9th Ave., Longmont, 303.772.3864. Summer programs available. gatewaymontessorischool.net

ID Tech Camps University of Denver and Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, 888.709.8324. Ages 7–18. Summer computer camps for kids and teens and additional teen academies including iD Gaming Academy, iD Film Academy, and the new iD Programming Academy. internaldrive.com

Keystone Science School 1628 Sts. John Rd., Keystone, 800.215.5585. Ages 6–17. June 22–Aug. 21 (weeklong sessions-plus). Combines science and adventure through hands-on education, mountain adventures and other traditional camp activities. keystonescienceschool.org

Learning Adventure Camp 2770 Arapahoe Rd., #104, Lafayette, 877.850.6457. June 8–Sept. 4, weeklong sessions. Ages 3–7. Apply technology skills, academic skills and creative thinking to solve a unique mission each camp with fun crafts, activities and games to reinforce the day’s lesson. learningadventurecenter.com

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd., Longmont, 303.651.8374. Ages 4–11. June 8–July 31. Hands-on camps include Life in Ponds and Streams, Plains Indian Journeys, CSI, Ocean Discoveries, Art Lab and more. ci.Longmont.co.us/museum

Mad Science Westminster, Louisville and other metro-area locations. Ages 4–13. Weeklong sessions throughout summer. Demos, discussions and hands-on exploration of science topics. madscience.tv

Mountain Shadows Montessori School 4154 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303.530.5353. Ages 3–12. Call for details, spaces fill quickly. Fun educational look into science, art and culture. mountainshadows.org

Questar Junior Academy Summer Camp 1006 Depot Hill Rd., Broomfield. questaracademy.com

Science Discover Summer Camps Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, 720.974.1862. Ages 5–12. June 16–Aug. 6 (weeklong sessions). Learn about spiders, bugs, butterflies and other insects in various themed sessions. butterflies.org

Space Time Locations all around the metro area, 720.851.7700. Ages 5–12. Activity-based programs designed to get kids excited about science through space science activities and adventures. spacetimekids.com

Space Voyage Summer Academy Summit Ridge Middle School, 11809 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, 303.985.3143. Ages 5–16. June 1–July 31 (five-day sessions). Learn about space flight and space stations. spacevoyage.com

Summer Science Camp Spine Education and Research Institute, 9005 Grant St., Suite 100, Thornton, 720.540.7374. Grades 3–12. June 16–July 24 (four-day sessions). Explore the latest technology in modern-day medicine. spine-education.org

Summer Study Programs University of Colorado at Boulder, 800.666.2556. Grades 10–12. July 5–July 25 (three-week enrichment program). July 5–Aug. 8 (three-week college program). Enjoy prep classes, get a taste of college life. summerstudy.com

Sylvan Learning Center Instructional Camps Westminster, Longmont, Boulder and other Front Range locations. Longmont, 303.698.9195; Westminster, 866.277.4748; Boulder, 800.698.9195; grades 1–12. Throughout summer (weeklong sessions). Math, reading, writing and study skills. educate.com

Thorne Natural Science School 1466 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303.499.3647. Ages 3–15. June 1–Aug. 7 (half-day to weeklong sessions). Hands-on, outdoor environmental education classes with daily trips to a different ecosystem. thorne-eco.org

Western State College Computer Science Camp Western State University, Gunnison, 970.943.2015. Grades 8–9. June 21–June 27. Mathematics, physics and computer science while building 3-D virtual worlds. western.edu

Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery Nederland and Boulder, 303.258.7092, ext. 242. Ages 5–12. Dates TBA. Mountain and Chautauqua workshops with an age-appropriate nature focus. wildbear.org

WOW Children’s Museum Science Programs 110 N Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303.604.2424. Ages 3–11. TBA (day classes). Themed science programs. wowmuseum.com

Special Needs

All Abilities Horse Camp Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, 11968 Mineral Rd., Longmont, 303.652.9131. Ages 4–17. June 8–Aug. 13 (one- and two-week sessions). Gives children with or without special needs the opportunity to gain riding skills and learn about horses. ctrcinc.org

Camp Paha 12100 West Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood, 303.987.7000. June 15–July 31. Ages 6–25. Camp provides differently abled campers an opportunity to participate in swimming, sports, games, nature, music, drama, hiking, arts and crafts, and field trips into the community. lakewood.org

Champ Camp Glacier View Ranch, 8748 Overland Rd., Ward, 303.847.0270. July 19–25. Ages 7–14. For kids with asthma. Activities include asthma education, rock climbing, ropes course, canoeing and swimming. lungcolorado.org/champcamp.htm

Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village PO Box 115, Empire, 303.569.2333. Differently abled campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts and crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music and drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip line. co.easterseals.com

Learning Camp PO Box 1146, Vail, 970.524.2706. June 8–Aug. 28. Ages 7–14. Developed specifically for kids with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and other LD challenges. Traditional summer camp adventures combined with carefully designed academic programs. learningcamp.com

Out and About Lafayette, Broomfield and Longmont locations, 303.926.6452. Ages 7–21. Integrative program for kids with developmental disabilities. Includes swimming, horseback riding, dance, sports, arts and crafts, gardening and field trips. outabout.org

Sky High Hope Ranch Near Bellevue, 303.861.1754. July 12–18. Ages 8-17, coed. For children who have or have had cancer and their siblings. Siblings who have lost a sibling to cancer are also included. Wheelchair-accessible. Horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, archery, low ropes course and nature hikes. ronaldhouse.org


Academy Stables 4277 N. 109th St., Lafayette, 303.665.4637. Ages 6 and up. June 1–Aug. 28. Horse lessons, games, demonstrations, care and shows. academystables.com
Airborne Gymnastics and Dance 1816 Boston Ave., Longmont, 303.651.1456. Ages 4 and up, with some availability for 2 1/2. Dance, gymnastics, rock climbing, cheerleading and more! airbornegym.com

CU Buffs Sports Camps University of Colorado, Boulder, 303.492.6141. cubuffs.com

Aqua Vista Swim School Louisville, Lafayette and Erie locations, 303.499.3188. Ages 6mos and up. Weekdays, small groups, private and semi-private swimming lessons. aquavistaswimschool.com

A Rising Star Equestrian Center 9470 Indiana St., Arvada, 303.431.4675. Ages 5+. June–Aug. Camps teach how to shoe and ride, as well as horse health and anatomy, and more. arisingstareqcenter.com

Blue Dolphin Swim School Broomfield, 303.254.6920. Ages 6mos–adult. Classes, individual lessons and stroke clinics. bluedolphinswimschool.com

Boulder Indoor Soccer 2845 29th St., Boulder, 303.440.0809. June 1–Aug. 21 (21 sessions). Ages 5–15. Indoor soccer programs with swimming and other activities. boulderindoorsoccer.com

Boulder Nova Soccer 1790 30th St., Suite 450, Boulder, 303.443.1618. Grades K and up. June 16–Aug. 15 (weeklong sessions). Recreational and competitive soccer camp sessions available. novasoccer.com

Circus Arts Camp Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St., 303.548.9340. Ages 8–16. July 20–July 31 (weeklong sessions). Learn circus arts like tight wire, unicycle, trapeze, acrobatics, clowning and more. imaginationcircusarts.com

City of Boulder Sports Camps S. Boulder Rec Center, 3198 Broadway, Boulder, 303.441.4137 for tennis; 303.441.4427 for other sports. Ages vary by camp. Call or check web for dates/times. Tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, soccer, basketball, roller hockey and more. ci.boulder.co.us/parks-recreation

Colorado Soccer Camp UCB 372, Boulder, 303.735.0530. June 15–29. Ages 4–18. Players will learn basic ball handling skills, team play and game rules thru fun activities and games. Camps for older kids are residential. cusoccercamp.com

Colorado Sport and Spirit 155 Alter St., #E, Broomfield, 303.410.2585. Ages 3–18. Dance, cheer, pom, sports, fitness and more. coloradosportandspirit.com
Dawson School Sports Camps 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.6679, ext. 647. Ages 6–18. June 9–July 11. Baseball, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, gymnastics and more. dawsonschool.org

Falcon Sports Camps Air Force Academy, 2169 Field House Dr., Colorado Springs, 719.333.2116. Ages 8–18. June 7–June 24 (three- and five-day sessions, day and overnight). Basketball, cheerleading, golf and more than 19 sports total offered. goairforcefalcons.com

Flatirons Equestrian Center 1326 S. 96th St., Louisville, 303.666.7778. Ages 6 and up. June–August (weeklong session plus March 23–27 spring break). Horsemanship, self confidence, teamwork skills and responsibility. flatironsequestriancenter.com

Gymnastics Unlimited Summer Adventure Camp 525 W. 115th Ave., Northglenn, 303.452.4075. Weekly one-hour gymnastics class. Crafts and gym activities, play at the park and hiking on urban trails, daily field trips. gucolorado.com

Horsemanship Camp Sun Pony Ranch, 18490 CR 1, Berthoud, 970.532.4040. Ages 8–14. June 1–Aug. 10 (weeklong sessions). Learn horsemanship and skills with your own horse for the week. English or Western riding style. sunponyranch.com

Icon Lacrosse Boulder Day Camp Kittredge Turf Fields, University of Colorado at Boulder, 866.617.8626. Grades 6–10. Call for details. Coaches include some of the top professional players and coaches in their respective positions. iconlacrosse.com

Rock’n & Jam’n 9499 Washington St., #C, 303.254.6299. Indoor climbing camps. rocknandjamn.com

X-treme Altitude 555 Aspen Ridge Dr., Unit F, Lafayette, 720.887.6752. 2645 Industrial Ln., Broomfield, 303.465.6303. Grades k–6. June–Aug., (11 weeklong sessions). Gymnastics, animals, sports, science and nature, sea animals, eating smart, tasty treats and more. xtremealtitude.com

Traditional Day Camps

Adventure Bound Day Camp Chilson Recreation Center 700 E. 4th St., Loveland, 970.962.2467. Ages 6–12. June 1–Aug. 14 (weeklong sessions and longer). Activities include science, painting, crafts, field trips and swimming. cityofloveland.org

Cheley Colorado Camps PO Box 6525, Denver, 303.377.3616. Co-ed camp for 9–17 year old campers. June–August, two sessions. Cheley Camps is a traditional summer camp focused on youth development.

Cottage Excursion Day Camp Boulder and Longmont locations, 303.449.4380, Boulder; 303.651.3522, Longmont. Ages 5–12 (two- to five-days a week). Daily excursions to amusement and water parks, swimming, bowling and more. cottageschools.com

Dream Big Day Camp PO Box 6760, Denver, 303.377.1805. June–July, three sessions. Program designed so that children can pick their daily activities; multiple-child families all find something to enjoy. dreambigdaycamp.com

Friends’ School Summer Camp 5465 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303.499.1999 ext. 223. Ages 3–16. June 22–July 31 (weeklong sessions).  Preschool programs include Backyard camp, Cooking & Music classes; Elementary programs include Theatre, Forensic, Cooking, Xylophone, Movie Making, Papermaking; Middle & High school programs include Beach Volleyball, Cooking, Creative Writing, Camping.  Call for details and registration materials.  Licensed and accredited. friendsschoolboulder.org

Lafayette Recreation Department Summer Day Camp Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303.665.0469. Ages 6 and up. June–Aug. (weeklong sessions). Games, arts, crafts, sports, cooking and field trips with revolving themes. cityoflafayette.com/recreation

Longmont Recreation Services 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. 303.651.8404. Summer day camp. Field trips, swimming, crafts, sports and more. ci.longmont.co.us/rec

Longmont YMCA Summer Day Camps 950 Lashley St., Longmont, 303.776.0370. Grades 1–8. May 26–Aug. 14 (weeklong sessions or longer). Swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts, cooking, science and field trips. longmontymca.org

Mountain Kids Summer Day Camp 474 S. Taylor Ave., Louisville, 303.665.8287. Ages 5–12. June 1– Aug. 14 (weeklong sessions). Gymnastics, swimming, rock climbing, local field trips, hiking, open gym and picnics, special guests. mountain-kids.com

Mountain Day Camp PO Box 3666, Boulder, 720.249.2997. Ages 4.5–14. Dates TBA (week and two-week sessions). Environmental education, hiking, climbing, crafts and music. mountaindaycamp.com

Rocky Mountain Day Camp 3351 Indiana St., Superior. 303-495.5204. Ages 5-12. Throughout summer. Crafts, sports, archery, climbing, swimming, music and more. rockymtncamp.com

Seven Oaks Academy/Bright Horizons West Longmont, 303.682.0102; East Longmont, 303.772.1008; Westminster, 303.650.0065; Louisville, 303.665.5511. Ages 6–12. Throughout summer (weekly sessions). Field trips, music, art, science, and movement. 7oa.com

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School 6500 W. Dry Creek, Niwot, 303.652.0130. Ages 3–12. June 15–Aug. 7. Themed camps include woodworking, backyard naturalist, crafting, baking, wildcrafting and beekeeping. shepherdvalley.org

Summer Adventure Day Camp Louisville Recreation Center, 900 W. Via Appia, Louisville, 303.335.4902. Grades K–5. June 1–July 31 (8:30–4:30). Swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and games to learn and explore the world. louisvillerecreation.com

Summer Y Camp Longmont and Carbon Valley locations, 720.652.4731. Grades 1–6. May 26–Aug. 14 (two- to five-days a week). Swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts, cooking and more. longmontymca.org

Sunflower Farm’s Kid’s Farmfest Summer Camp 11150 Prospect Road, Longmont, 303.774.8001. Ages 3–10. June 3–Aug. 14 (three-day sessions). Daily farm tasks, art, nature and animals, gardening and harvesting. sunflowerfarminfo.com

Tigger Time Summer Camp Erie Elementary, 4137 N.E. County Line Rd., Erie, 720.652.7887. Reading and math activities, crafts, art, sports, computer activities, bowling, movies, science experiments, pottery, cooking, field trips and swimming. [email protected]

YMCA of Boulder Valley Boulder and Lafayette locations, 303.664.5458 ext. 4490. Grades K–12. June 1–Aug. 14. Specialty arts and sports camps and residential mountain camps. ymcabv.org


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