SUMMER CAMPS 2021
Find engaging summer camps for all ages in the Denver-Metro area. SCFD funded organizations offer camps in dance, history, music, science, theatre, visual arts, literary arts and more! In response to Covid-19, all organizations are following state and county guidelines and have reduced capacity. Please contact each organization directly for the latest availability and guidelines.
Art Students League of Denver will hold half day in-person and online camps in a variety of mediums including: Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Sewing/Fiber Arts. Due to the pandemic our in-person camps will have a lower capacity, so space is limited! ASLD Youth ($18 annually) or Household ($100 annually) Membership is required to register for camp. Full and partial scholarships are available by application on a first-come, first-served basis.
Offering in person and virtual summer camps in ceramics, dance, drama, digital arts, humanities, music and visual art for kids ages 3 – 18. Designed for kids to learn new skills, discover new interests and most importantly have fun! In-person camps include full-day options, as well as half-day week-long camps, and multi-week drama sessions. Limited Scholarships available.
Contact: Teresa Cirrincione firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Aurora Cultural Arts Summer Theatre Camps.
Learn about storytelling, improvisation, acting, staging & characterization. Develop lifelong skills such as listening, reading, memorization, focus & concentration. Students will create scripts, characters, monologues, scenes & performance pieces based on the themes & book series below with guidance from experienced theatre educators & directors, while adhering to current health & safety guidelines. More experienced students may be able to record their progress for later viewing on YouTube.
Contact: Lisa Mumpton email@example.com
City of Aurora Cultural Arts Visual Arts Camp
A fun & informal way for children & youth to create art projects, make friends & enjoy the summer! Camp focus changes every week and includes Drawing, Draw Comics & Anime Style, and Advanced Draw Comics & Anime Styles. Mon-Thurs; 1-4pm
Contact: Heather Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Machine Adventures! Aurora Fox’s Little Foxes Summer Theater Experience.
A new play to be devised by, written by, and starring The Little Foxes – Summer 2021 Company. Enroll the budding stars of stage and screen in your home in the Little Foxes Summer Devised Theater Experience for a one-of-a-kind creative endeavor. Young artists will collaborate with award-winning Colorado theater-makers to write, design, direct and star in their very own original play. 9:00 am to 12:00 noon; Performances for friends and family: July 24 & July 25 at 2:00 pm
Contact: Steven J. Burge email@example.com
Helen R. Murray
Offering elementary and middle school outdoor summer camps. We inspire our campers to better understand and appreciate the outdoors through a blend of weekly environmental topics, nature exploration, animal encounters, hands-on lessons, games, crafts, and free creek play. Small group sizes organized by age and parent preferences give every camper the opportunity to be curious, active, and appreciated! Scholarship assistance may be available for those that qualify.
Contact: Heidi Pfeiffer, firstname.lastname@example.org
27th Annual Summer Dance Institute’s Global Children’s Camp. Offering in-person and online camps.
In-person camps June 21-25 and June 28-July 2. Limited Capacity, ages 3-13.
Online camps June 21-25, ages 5-13, with both live and recorded instruction. Craft supplies pick-up available before camp starts.
Financial need-based scholarships available.
In-person camps will follow health and safety guidelines and both camps will offer live instruction with global instructors. Technique classes with our professional ensemble and global crafts are included as well as daily afternoon sharing. Contact 303-295-1759 X16
Offering in-person and/or virtual summer dance camps! These five day camps will include ballet and creative movement classes in-person, and then dancers explore other dance techniques such as hip-hop and folk dances as well as create their own dance in our virtual space. Both camps will use visual arts, crafts, and music as a way to enhance understanding of the dance elements. https://coloradoballet.org/Education-Summer-Camps
Contact: Cassie Wilson, email@example.com 303-339-1619
The Academy also hosts summer camps for Ages 3-9; June – August.
Contact: Academy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether new to dance or an experienced dancer, CCD has summer camps and intensives to fit your needs. CCD offers fun and creative summer programs for boys and girls in a caring environment. We offer diverse dance classes at each level such as ballet, technique, jazz, modern, and contemporary.
Contact Sean Watson, Conservatory Manager, email@example.com, 303.466.5685
Offering workshops designed exclusively for teens (12-18) interested in learning more about photography. Led by qualified instructors with decades of teaching experience, classes provide a solid foundation in film and digital photography with courses in darkroom technique, portraiture, lighting and more. Scholarships are available.
Contact: Trina Campbell
Included with admission- 10am-2pm
Spend Thursdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum this summer as we celebrate all things railroad! Each week, participants explore railroad related activities with historic characters and friends from our partner organizations. This summer’s theme focuses on going West by rail. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to enjoy the story of railroads!
Contact: Elizabeth at 720-274-5147 or our front desk at 303-279-4591
Curious New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive. This program is designed to support new and experienced young writers as they take on the exciting challenge of writing a new short play. All young artists collaborate with professional mentors, directors and actors to see their work brought to theatrical life as part of the creative development process.
Contact: Dee Covington
The Gardens has camps for kids only that are full of garden explorations, games, activities, mindfulness and plants to take home. Camps take place at York Street and Chatfield Farms. Denver Botanic Gardens is taking all necessary precautions to make sure your child has a safe and fun camp experience while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.
DCPA Education offers a summer of acting, improv, dancing and more! Single and multi-day sessions are available. Classes for K-5th grade are virtual, while Middle and High School students may choose from virtual or in-person options. Classes occur June through August. No experience necessary. Scholarships available!
Contact: Melissa Sumner
An opportunity for students to safely learn the techniques of filmmaking remotely from their own homes! Young Filmmaker students will meet once a day for a week-long course where they will collaborate with other students and create projects inspired by one of four film genres: Comedy, Film Noir, Horror, and Auteur Theory. These are bite-sized courses perfect for either the entry level or experienced filmmaker looking to expand their skill set.
Contact: Seth Degler
Summer Day Camps get brains and bodies moving! Learn and play as we experiment, create, build, ask questions, and develop a knowledge of and passion for science. Our camps are led by experienced educators offering the best opportunity for fun and learning. Capacity for our summer 2021 camps will be reduced to align with public health guidelines. Check our summer camp webpage for updates on registration and camp availability.
When school is out, Safari Camp is in!
Provide the perfect adventure for your young animal fanatic! Camps feature animal experiences, zoo expeditions, and hands-on, camper-driven exploration. Escape the ordinary – go WILD with Safari Camp at Denver Zoo.
Aerial Summer Camps for Youth and Teens (ages 5-17)
June 7-July 23. All levels of experience. Learn aerial, dance, and performance skills. Each week culminates in an informal performance. Come fly with us!
Kim Robards Dance Summer Intensive Company Project.
The Kim Robards Dance Summer Intensive Company Project is designed to provide dancers with an opportunity to train and rehearse alongside professional dancers in a company setting and perform alongside company members in a public presentation. Dancers train and work with critically acclaimed Artistic Director/Choreographer Kim Robards during the creation of a new work. Providing a rigorous and enriching training ground and a performance opportunity, simulating a professional company schedule, are unique aspects of KRD’s program.
Lighthouse’s Young Writers Camps are led by published and award-winning writers, and each workshop is designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing in young writers aged 8 to 18. Virtual and in-person camps offered June through August. Lighthouse is also offering camps at Kent Denver in 2021!
Contact: Kim O’Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to tell imaginative stories through board games, comic books, and video games! Work with real professionals in the field to create fantasy worlds and characters from your imagination and bring them to life! Limited scholarships available.
Contact: Emily Zinn
Director of Education
Lxs Jovenes Leadership Lab (Ages 12-16) June 7-18; 10am-2pm; Summer Arts + Culture Camp (ages 4-11) June 21-July 9; 9am-12pm Both camps will follow the hybrid model and will be half in-person and half online. Full and partial scholarships available.
Contact: Leah Zavaleta
This June is going to be filled with fun, music and dance! We have some spectacular teachers ready to welcome students back to Center Stage this summer. Space is limited, register now so you don’t miss out!
We are looking forward to returning to our much loved standard format if need be we will modify as need be to confirm with health and safety mandates as they become known.
Contact: Tonje Williams
Christine Emery email@example.com
Parker Arts partners with the best enrichment providers in Colorado to offer a fun and educational summer for kids. Week-long camps run June 1 through July 30 at the PACE Center and The Schoolhouse – both 5 Star Certified COVID Best Practices facilities. Camps offered are half-day but can be combined for a full-day of enrichment.
Contact: Parker Arts Education
Private lessons on ANY instrument, virtual music camps for all ages including adults, and theater camps for elementary through high schoolers with in-person components! Make music and theater with us this summer! All levels of experience are welcome.
Contact: Courtney Bostwick firstname.lastname@example.org 303-442-0006
Offering summer camps for kids age 5-8; 9-12; 13-18. Two full musical camps as well as skills classes. Limited scholarships available. We follow all local and state health guidelines.
Contact: Robert Sanders
Welcome to a world of aerospace wonder. At Air & Space Camp, your student will be immersed in a week-long aerospace experience. Our in-person and virtual camps cover STEAM-related subjects for Elementary, Middle and High Schoolers. Take a trip to Mars, fly drones, learn about deep space travel and a WHOLE lot more!
Virtual and in-person camps available for ages 8-13 and high school camps ages 14-17. Scholarships available.
Contact Nedra Rudolph