SUMMER CAMPS 2023

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!  Please contact each organization directly for the latest availability and guidelines.  

Offering 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! Camps include full-day options, as well as half-day week-long camps, and multi-week drama sessions. Limited Scholarships available.

Contact: Teresa Cirrincione  tcirrincione@arvadacenter.org

Have you ever wanted to make your own game? Come to the Aurora History Museum’s STEAM-Powered History Camp to explore the history of your favorite games and create your own along the way. Campers play like pioneers, see historic events reflected in classic games like Battleship®, and even look inside a video game. Join us this summer as we game our way through the past.  Register online by clicking on the logo.

Contact: 
303-739-666

City of Aurora Cultural Arts Summer Theatre Camps.
Learn storytelling, improvisation, acting, staging and characterization. Develop lifelong skills such as empathy, listening, reading, memorization, focus & concentration. Build confidence as you work with other students to create characters, dialogue, monologues, scenes and performance pieces based on the themes and book series below with guidance from experienced theatre professionals and teaching artists. Perform for family and friends during the last class.

Contact: 
303-739-6663

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 hjones@auroragov.org
303-739-6591

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, heidi@blufflake.org

If your kids enjoy learning, playing hard and spending time in the great outdoors, then our Bird Camps are for them!
Overnight Camp for ages 12-17, Day Camp for ages 4-17. Scholarships available.

Contact: Becky Heath, Becky.Heath@birdconservancy.org
303-659-4348 x 49

Explore the world of invertebrates this summer with Butterfly Pavilion in a series of indoor/outdoor hands-on week long programs that your kids will love! Butterfly Pavilion camps are designed to provide memorable experiences that connect kids ages 5-12 to nature and encourage an appreciation for science. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Contact: Oksanna Wildrick, owildrick@butterflies.org
720-974-1877

Give your young artists an immersive and hands-on art experience this summer with Art Camps at Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE). Our camps explore various media, from clay sculpting and wheel throwing, to pop art and mural painting, to the art of different cultures and the art of the masters. Several of our camps also incorporate outdoor components, including hikes, yoga, and opportunities for photography and eco-art projects. Let your kids explore their creative side with imaginative and inspiring camps at CAE this summer!

Contact: Emiko Martinez – emiko@evergreenarts.org 303.674.0056

The Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette offers music lessons, camps, and classes for all ages and abilities.

Contact: info@comusic.org 303-665-0599

Offering in-person summer dance camps! These five half-day day camps will include ballet, creative movement, and dance around the world options. Camps will use visual arts, crafts, and music as a way to enhance understanding of the dance elements. Come get moving this summer!

Contact: Academy, academy@coloradoballet.org 303-339-1623

Whether new to dance or an experienced dancer, Colorado Conservatory of Dance has summer camps and intensives to fit your needs. CCD offers fun and creative summer programs everyone in a caring environment. We offer diverse dance classes at each level such as ballet, technique, jazz, modern, and contemporary.

Contact  303.466.5685

Offering workshops designed exclusively for pre-teens and teens (11-17) 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, street photography and more. Scholarships are available.

Contact: Meghan Shaw
meghan@cpacphoto.org
303-837-1341

Get your teens and kids outside this summer with the Colorado Mountain Club! We have lots of fun outdoor courses and camps this summer, from backpacking the Colorado Trail to summitting 14ers, rock climbing, paddling, nature exploration, hiking, and more. Financial assistance is available, and CMC members get $50 off day camps and $100 off overnight camps.

Contact: YEP@ cmc.org | 303-279-3080

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. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to enjoy the story of railroads in Colorado!

Contact: Roni at 720-274-5147 or our front desk at 303-279-4591

Curious New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive. Everybody has a story to tell. What’s yours? 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.

The program runs weekdays from 9:30 – 3:30 pm. The festival of newly written plays will run July 28 – 30th at 7:00 pm.

 

Contact: Dee Covington
dee@curioustheatre.org

The Gardens has camps for kids only that are full of garden explorations, art and science activities, mindfulness, and plants to take home. Registration opens in January, and usually fills up quickly! Camps take place at York Street and Chatfield Farms.

Contact:
Camp Director
gardencamp@botanicgardens.org

DCPA Education offers one and two-week day camps for imaginative students from PreK through high school. Led by professional teaching artists, our classes fuel creativity to help all skill levels improve and develop their acting craft.
Scholarships available!

Contact: 
education@dcpa.org

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. No camps the week of July 4. Check our summer camp webpage for updates on registration and camp availability.

Contact: camps@dmns.org
303-370-6000

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. Limited space available – Make like a kangaroo and jump at this opportunity to go WILD with Safari Camp at Denver Zoo.

Contact: guestcare@denverzoo.org
303-337-1400

Calling all young explorers! Join Evergreen Audubon this summer for a series of week-long outdoor exploration summer camps! These half-day camps are focused on supervised, self-directed play in nature, while exploring the ecosystems all around us. Nature play encourages opportunities for deeper, self-directed learning, choice, and teamwork, in addition to emotional and social development. Sign up your nature explorer today.

Contact: Emma Vasicek, eod@evergreenaudubon.org
303-330-0489

Aerial Summer Camps for Youth and Teens (ages 5-17)
June 5-July 21.  All levels of experience. Learn aerial, dance, and performance skills. Each week culminates in an informal performance. Come fly with us!

Contact: info@frequentflyers.org 
303- 245-8272

Summer art classes for ages! Scholarship assistance may be available for those that qualify.

Contact: education@foothillsartcenter.org 
720-299-8257

Join the homespun fun at Four Mile Historic Park! Give your kids an opportunity to learn about Colorado history in an immersive and engaging outdoor environment.

Contact: education@fourmilepark.org

Offering summer camps in art, dance, and theater! Camps run on a weekly basis from June 5-Aug 11

Contact: Nathalie Renfroe
NatRen@lakewood.org
303-987-7877

Heritage themed camps within a unique historic backdrop.

History Contact: Steve Luebke
SteLue@lakewood.org
303-987-7098

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 youth ages 8 to 18. We offer both in-person camps in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and more June 20 through August 11.
Scholarships available. 

Contact: info@lighthousewriters.org

Camp at the Longmont Museum is filled with adventure and fun! Join us and discover history, art, music, culture, science, and more in these hands-on camps. Most camps average $12/hour or less! Scholarships available.

Contact: 
museum@longmontcolorado.gov
303-651-8374

Join us this summer at the Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center for a fun and unique series of artistic and educational children’s camps! Camps subjects include painting, photography, found art, DJing, STEM, coding, bilingual, comic books, worldbuilding and much more. One-day and multiple-day camps available. Recommended ages range anywhere between 7-17 years old, depending on the camp. 

Contact: info@museumofboulder.org  or call us (303) 449-3464 

Lxs Jovenes Leadership Lab (Ages 12-16) June 12-23; 10am-2pm; Summer Arts + Culture Camp (ages 4-11) June 26-July 14; 9am-12pm Both camps will be in-person. Full and partial scholarships available.

Contact: Sean Trujillo
workshops@museo.org

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!  known.

Contact: 
info@ovationwest.org

Parker Arts is excited to partner with some of the best enrichment providers in Colorado to offer a fun and educational summer for kids. Camps offered include half-day and full-day options from June 6 through August 5. To create a full day of enrichment, you may register to a morning camp and an afternoon camp in the same week and attend a supervised Lunch Bunch.
Weekly summer camps at Parker Arts are run by contracted enrichment providers. Camp curriculum and communication is provided by the enrichment provider. Camp registration is through Parker Arts.

Contact: Parker Arts Education
PACEedu@parkeronline.org
303-805-3374

We offer private lessons on any instrument for all ages and abilities as well as several different camps for elementary, middle and high school students–including Intro to Piano, Chamber Music Camp, and Broadway Juniors. Make music and theater with us this summer! All levels of experience are welcome.

Contact: Courtney Navarre courtney@parlando.org 303-442-0006

PAA has a huge selection of both 1-week and 2-week, half-day and full day Theatre and Musical Theatre Summer Camps for Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school age groups in the South Denver area. Registration begins January 17th. Classes and camps in dance, acting, singing, tech theatre, and more with options for all levels from beginning to advanced including a conservatory program. Financial aid is available for qualified families.

For registration questions, please contact Sam Leahy at registrar@paacolorado.org or 303-900-7041 x0

Swallow Hill Music returns this summer with fun and interactive day camps for kids 6-18 years of age during June, July, and August. Each camp provides a full day of activities that can include hands-on experience to play in a band, and learn the basics of music and instruments while engaging in other general activities with new friends. We offer different themed camps that are specific for age groups led by professional music instructors and special guests. Session lengths vary. No auditions or previous music experience required. We look forward to spending the summer with your kids and teens!

Contact: info@swallowhillmusic.org

Offering half-day and full day summer camps for young farmers and horseback riders!
Come learn how to care for animals, cultivate crops, and be stewards of the land. Scholarships available.

Contact: info@theurbanfarm.org
303-307-9332

Welcome to a world of aerospace adventures! At Air & Space camp, enjoy fun, hands-on learning in week-long sessions designed for upper elementary and middle school students. Campers will experience a wide range of aerospace-related STEAM projects including flying drones, coding with robotics, aviation and space challenges, plus a whole lot more!

Wolf Theatre Academy is back for our 2023 summer season! One of Denver’s most acclaimed youth theatre programs returns full-time in 2023 with opportunities to work alongside professional theatre artists and to be part of award-winning productions that are open to everyone. Students in grades 4-12 will develop acting, singing, and dancing techniques in an intensive rehearsal schedule that culminates in sold-out performances in the Elaine Wolf Theatre—not to mention friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Technical apprenticeships are also available for students in grades 8-12. Limited scholarships available.

Contact: wta@jccdenver.org