Daffodils are just peeking through the soil but it’s already time to start thinking about summer. Specifically, what are your kids going to do this summer? Whether you’re looking for a few days of fun or a whole summer of activity, summer camp may be a good option. Now is the time to research and register for camp. There are tons of camp options including: day camp, week-long camp, even virtual camp.
The following is a bare bones list of camp options. Consider this list a start for your research. Cornerstone Christian Academy isn’t endorsing these camps, just letting you know some of what’s available.
LOCAL RECREATION CENTERS
Most city rec centers offer full-day summer programs.
These make great options for working parents.
Thornton: According to their website, Thornton’s Summer Camp Program has filled
for the summer. You may ask to be put on a wait list.
SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS
Music & Theatre:
Join Back to Band Camp at Cornerstone Christian Academy for 5-8th graders. Camp is August 8-10 from 3:00-5:00pm. Information on how to sign up will come to your inbox. Also remember your children can continue or begin private music lessons at CCA this summer. Contact Marybeth Wood for more information Marybeth.Wood@ccabulldogs.org
Northglenn Youth Theatre has a variety of drama and vocal camps available for ages 5 - 18. Visit www.northglennarts.org for more information.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts offers acting camps for Pre-K through 12th grade. https://www.denvercenter.org/education/child-teen-classes
The Broomfield School of Rock helps kids take a love of music and performance to the next level as students perform in a band. http://locations.schoolofrock.com/broomfield
The Denver Zoo has camps for prek-4 - 8th Grade
Play-Well TEKnologies offers Lego based camp in various locations around our area. http://play-well.org/camps-2017.shtml
CU Science Discovery offers a variety of hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) camps for kids ages 5-18.
The Dawson School in Lafayette offers camps ranging from tennis to cartooning to minecraft.
These camps provide overnight, week-long experiences.
Camp IdRaHaJe in Bailey http://idrahaje.org/cms/
Camp Timberline in Estes Park https://www.camptimberline.com/
Sonlight Camp in Pagosa Springs http://sonlightcamp.org/
Camp Como in Como http://www.campcomo.com/
Camp Golden Bell in Divide offers camp for all school ages and also has a family camp. www.goldenbellccc.org
Sonrise Mountain Ranch in Cimmaron is another great camp for families.
VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS:
Who knew you could attend camp online? You’ll want to check the sites for age appropriateness and cost.
Start with a Book:
These theme based camps give campers a Reading Adventure Pack with book suggestions, parent information and outdoor activities. http://www.startwithabook.org/summer-science
Here you’ll find weekly camps with themes such as Far Out Futures and Flight. You’ll receive a PDF with daily activities based on the themes. https://makercamp.com/
This site offers dozens of skill-based activities or challenges in categories such as art, business, and engineering. Some of the camps have online counselors who interact with your child. https://diy.org/
Unique, online learning challenges await kids on the site. It’s a bit pricey but it’s a fun learning adventure. https://brainchase.com/
The next edition of Camp Wonderopolis explores construction and engineering.
If your kids would really prefer to geek out on Minecraft all summer, this is the camp for them. This site offers instructor-led Minecraft sessions in architecture, coding, game design, and more. There also are special girls-only camps and free hosted events for Minecraft enthusiasts.
For a searchable index with hundreds of local camps visit: http://coloradoparent.com/camp/