Amazing Camps You Didn’t Know You Should Send Your Kids To!

Published on: April 8th, 2019

Animal Ecology

 

Butterfly Pavilion

6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster   |   303.469.5441  |   Butterflies.org

Featuring five exhibits each with a unique experience exploring science and conservation topics. All camps incorporate nature, science, adventure and live animals.

2019 Summer camp programs include:

Zoo Keeper in Training
WILD Colorado Backyards
Beekeeper in Training
Aquatic Adventures
Kid vs Wild Survival Camp

 

Kids and Critters

Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont  |   303.772.1232  |   longmonthumane.org

Mini camps that promote development of safe animal handling skills, encourage animal related careers and how children can help animals in their community. Children will be exposed to topics such as proper dog walking, cat handling, and animal body language.

 

Arts & Performing

 

pARTiculars Art Gallery
and Teaching Studio

401 S. Public Road, Unit 1, Lafayette.  |   720.890.7888  |   Particularsart.com

This cooperative gallery and teaching studio that is committed to excellence in art and art education offers a variety of programs for children to develop beautiful creative works of art. Varying program structures provide an ideal opportunity for children to explore with many art mediums.

 

 

Doghouse Music Rock ‘N’ Roll
Camps for Teens

525 Courtney Way, Lafayette  |   303.664.1600  |    Doghousemusic.com

Rock ‘n Roll camps that will bring out the rocker in your child. Programs that study technique, write songs, learn music promotion. All camps culminate in a final live show at a local venue. These camps are perfect for the musician in training.

 

The Afterbeat Drum School

917 Front St., Louisville  |   720.837.5410  |   Afterbeatdrumschool.com

Their World Rhythms Camp features drumming from around the globe. Using native instruments participants explore rhythms from Africa to Cuba and Brazil to the US.

 

Education & Development

 

Global Works Travel

364 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette  |   303.545.2202  |    Globalworkstravel.com

Global Works combines community service, cultural exchange and language immersion with adventure. By providing authentic service-learning travel programs they reflect a commitment to sustainability and collaboration. Using a partnership with communities and worldwide non-profit organizations, Global Works co-develops sustainable projects that positively impact travelers and their communities.

 

Health & Wellness

 

The Language of Food

4700 Sioux Dr. Boulder.   |   303-819-4084  |   thelanguageoffood.com

A native of France, Marie Nicoletti started cooking when she was 8. Now sharing her love for food and the language, she offers various cooking classes for ages three and up. Students go through each step of the process from learning the basics of French cooking and making to creating the most famous French dishes, all in a bilingual setting.

 

Shambhala Mountain Center Family Camp

Red Feather Lakes   |    1.888.788.7221.(including adults)  |   Shambhalamountain.org

Offering over 100 different programs a year, the center welcomes all people with inspiration, interest and curiosity about understanding the nature of self and society. They provide a safe and supportive space for paths of personal health, deepened awareness and transformation. They feature many camps specific to health and wellness discovery and practices.

 

Uncorked Kids | Teens Summer Programs

8171 South Chester Street, Suite A, Centennial.  |  720.907.3838. |  Uncorkedkitchen.com

At Uncorked Kitchen, camp sessions are tailored to help children & teens use their summer vacation to discover something new or grow their already piqued interest in food. Creating healthy meals, learning where food comes from, as well as the importance of nutritious foods are all part of the Uncorked camp experience. Offering a variety of camp sessions in single-day format to week-long camps!

BONUS:
If that’s not enough, at the end of each day of camp, students take their delicious creations home to feed the family (serving a family of three to four).

 

Preschool

 

Patchwork School Parent Co-Op

1428 Main St., Louisville  |   720.271.6729  |   thepatchworkschool.com/summer

Programming includes community field trips such as swimming, library trips, farm excursions and more. Children at The Patchwork School spend their days engaged in hands-on, self-directed activities of their own choosing. They learn through play, and they work hard at it as they negotiate with children of various ages, learning how to communicate their feelings and needs.  Teachers and students explore new ideas together through field trips, conversations, research, and trial and error.  The community creates its own rules through group discussion and consensus building, while each person learns how to lead and how to listen.  Students learn to take care of one another and their world with kindness and compassion.

 

Outdoors

 

Women’s Wilderness

Girls’ Adventure Programs.
Multiple programs for girls.

2845 Wilderness Pl. Suite 211. Boulder  |   303-938-9191  womenswilderness.org

On a mission to cultivate courage, confidence, connection and environmental stewardship among girls, women and the community, Women’s Wilderness aims at welcoming people of all backgrounds and identities to explore the gifts of the wilderness. Programs are designed to be heart-centered, relational and collaborative while providing solid instruction in wilderness living, outdoor skills and backcountry safety.

 

Children’s Peace Garden

1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder  |   303.443.9952  |   growinggardens.org

For over 20 years Growing Gardens has brought gardening, nutrition education and produce donations to over 136,000 Boulder residents. By offering a variety of programs to people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels, these educational opportunities allow everyone to be involved in growing and cooking their own food. Educational opportunities are paired with seed plant stand and gardening space. The Children’s Peace Garden serves children 5-11 through hands on place based activities that reconnect children with the earth. Learning about organic gardening and biodiversity using environmental stewardship and friendship, offers creative expression and connection simultaneously.

 

Science, Technology, & Gaming

 

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Camp

7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver | 303.360.5360 | Air &Space camp | WingsMuseum.org.

At Air & Space Camp, children 8-12-year-old will be immersed in a week-long themed aerospace experience. Choose from their themed camps that take place either at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum or the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Exploration of Flight. Children will take a trip to Mars, build drones, learn about deep space travel and a WHOLE lot more! A great camp experience for children interested in all things wings, space or sky!

 

Bricks 4 Kidz.

Various locations and programs.

773.991.2197. Various programs involving video game coding, robotics, superheroes, Minecraft, and more! Bricks4kidz.com

Bricks 4 Kidz® offers exciting, hands-on programs where kids ages 3+ can learn, build and play with LEGO® Bricks. Their specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5+ to spend their summer break! Guided by their experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO®games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making.

 

Special Needs

 

Longmont SCOPE Summer Programs

Supportive, Captivating and Original Programs & Experiences

Longmont Recreation Center | 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont  |   303.651.8394  |   Ci.longmont.co.us

Longmont Recreation Services provides an eight-week Summer SCOPE Camp program for adults, ages 18 & older, with special needs. SCOPE Campers will experience a wide variety of activities, including crafts, swimming, life skills, and social and educational outings. While these camps are primarily for adults over 18 with special needs, the opportunities for social experiences is a great service for the community.

 

Sports

 

Able to Sail Youth Empowerment 4 Day Summer Camp

720.233.8969  |   abletosail.org

Register for Classic Able to Sail, LGBTQ+ Camp, and/or Sailing Solo Camp. Have you been to camp before? Come back! Classic Able to Sail is similar, but never the same. Always more to learn, more to importe, more to forget, more to remember. More fun, new friends, old friends, new weather, a new re-claiming of your Enoughness, and then some. And we miss you, so.. Register now, or maybe Go Solo!

 

Beaver Creek Kids Day Camp & Ski School

970.754.5464  |   Beavercreek.com

The Beaver Creek Kids’ Day Camp is a licensed day camp for children ages 5 to 12. Open June 4th-August 24th, the magic will begin for children with age-appropriate activities like horseback riding and arts & crafts. It will be a summer they won’t forget with choices in camps that include activities geared toward our younger campers such as face painting, pony rides, paddle boating, panning for gold, chairlift rides, park play. For older children Adventure Camp offers a daily changing schedule with activities such as canoeing, archery, swimming, hiking, art, mountain biking, outdoor games, tubing, paintball, rock climbing and more.

 

Nike Summer Sports Camps

Various locations and programs.

800-NIKE-CAMP | Ussportscamps.com

Offering 16 different camps US Sports Camps has something for every child. With 31 camps listed in Colorado this year, there are camps for many sports including but not limited to swimming, rugby, baseball, basketball, even golf, tennis and lacrosse. Offerings for overnight camps and day camps as well as on location and traveling opportunities are available.

 

Colorado Rapids’ Striker and Goalkeeper Development Camp

7807 Cherry Creek S. Dr., #401, Denver  |   303.399.5858  |    Coloradorapids.com

Taught by some of the top coaches in Colorado and the nation, the Colorado Rapids Development focused camp and curriculum is designed to give children thousands of touches on the ball in a fun and safe experience. The Finishing and Goalkeeping Camp allows defenders & attackers to work with their opposition to sharpen their skills. The camp’s curriculum focuses on stations where players will do positional skill training. Each station will recreate a tactical situation that requires a specific technique from an attacker or defender.

 

Rocky Mountain Kung Fu

990 S Public Rd., Lafayette  |  720.775.2839  |  rockymountainkungfu.com/kids-programs/

With action packed offerings like Ninja Camp Campers get to train on a variety of Ninja weapons. Also offering Jedi camp in August, complete with making their own lightsabers, these campers will have the opportunity to unveil their hidden wisdom. Children will experience how they can impact the world around them in positive ways on our servitude field trips. Jedi campers will play fun and unique games to strengthen their intuition along with learning skills with a lightsaber. To top it off they also offer a Zen Kids Camp is a week-long camp that will teach your child awareness techniques and tools to help integrate the holistic self and explore this awareness while building a safe peer community. Through guided mindfulness meditations, small group projects, cooperative games, and movement activities, your child will learn how to calm his/her mind and body, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with self and peers.

 

Unique Adventure

 

Adventure Education Company’s Sword Camp

P.O. Box 825, Broomfield  |    720.934.6890  |   Swordcamp.com

Summer Programs are managed and run by Tom Matthews, who began teaching fencing in 1987 and has been running outdoor adventure programs for kids and adults in Boulder since 1988. He has taught Literature Appreciation classes and served as a Fencing Instructor at Sorjourner Middle School, and has led Stage Fencing Workshops for the Drama Department at Baseline Middle School. Tom strives to bring together the best elements of theatre, swashbuckling fencing, problem solving and team-building in a fun, exciting and dynamic atmosphere. Their mission is to provide a fun, exciting and dynamic summer camp experience that children will remember for years. Camp experiences are designed to give kids the opportunity to think of themselves as heroes while building teamwork and problem solving skills as well as physical, social and mental confidence.

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