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Who loves Summer Camp?! We have an amazing guide showcasing some of the best and coolest camps for your kiddos this summer! Everything from rafting to music and movie making to tennis all the way to the mountains... you will find an awesome camp for your littles!
DENVER TOUR CLUB
Every day is an adventure!
We offer day-long excursions to exciting and educational destinations in and around Denver.
Rest assured that your kids are safe, having a blast and getting plenty of exercise.
Visit http://denvertourclub.com/ for schedules, locations and information regarding all the fun trips your kiddo can take this summer!
"Think field trips are just an excuse to get out of going to class? Think again." - Denver Post
AJAX ADVENTURE CAMP
Aspen’s first real sleepaway camp since the Ashcrofters in the 1960s! Sleep in Tipi Villages complete with rope bridges and a Peter Pan meet Alice in Wonderland atmosphere. Twinkling lights at night complement the stars as campers cross rope bridges from the main camp fire complete with s'mores and guitar playing to retire to their Tipis and rest up for the next day of adventure.
Campers will have 100s of different activity choices throughout the day including: Rock Climbing, Paddle boarding, Mtn Go-Carts, Paint-balling, Archery, Fishing, Rockets, Paintchery, Tracking, Camping, Outdoor Cooking, Survival Skills, Shelter building, Sportz, Arts & Crafts, Tenkara Fly Fishing, plus 100’s of other creative and adventurous activities including ranching opportunities such as helping to raise the ranch animals (Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, etc.).
There will also be special activities at the Ranch Camp such as Mtn. Go-Carts for some off-road fun.
All weeks will have the staple sleepaway activities, but through unique partnerships we will offer a few special weeks like Survival Skills and Animal Tracking with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Fly Fishing and Fly Tying with the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
The Ranch is nestled on 200 Acres in the rockies about 1 hour from Aspen. We provide transportation from Aspen for all campers.
Visit www.ajaxadventurecamp.com for more information and to sign up. Limited spots remaining.
STEAMBOAT BOOK TRAILS CAMP
Visit http://www.mybooktrails.org/camp-descriptions for more information!
All Camps are Monday-Friday Full Week Overnight, Drop-off at 9AM on Monday and Pick-up at 2pm on Friday. $600 enrollment.
Ultimate Survival Camp
July 17-21 and August 7-11 Grades 5-9
Campers will get to stay at our newly constructed overnight site— The Reading Ranch! Ultimate Survival Camp will spend the week learning advanced survival skills such as building your own survival site, foraging and cooking food, and many other pointers to master outdoor survival. We will read many books together during the week, including new books such as A Series of Small Maneuvers and classics like My Side of the Mountain. Campers will also get to participate in hikes to neighboring peaks and swim in Steamboat Lake, which is a 5 minute trip from our site.
This camp includes five full days, and four nights at camp.
July 31-Aug 4 Grades 5-8
This new Middle School camp is all about mystery. Campers will read mysterious stories and get to try writing their own tales. Learn about the different western mysteries surrounding the Yampa Valley and Colorado. Use your detective skills to find signs of wildlife in the forest surrounding camp.
Land of Stories Camp:
July 24-28 Grades 5-8
Imagine you're Alex and Connor Bailey while reading the exciting Land of Stories series! We will jump into your favorite fairy tales and travel through the kingdoms of camp. Try to decipher the clues left in journals from campers before you! This camp is sure to bring adventure!
Ranger's Apprentice Camp:
July 24-28 Grades 5-8
Dive into this exciting series at camp as we read about the stealthy Rangers. Learn skills to combat enemies during your own Apprenticeship! Imaginations will thrive as you pretend to be Will on your own journey against the Wargals.
JCC CAMP SHAI & MACC ACADEMY ART & THEATRE CAMPS
JCC Camp Shai & MACC Academy Art & Theatre Camps offer kids ages 5 – j18 a diverse range of summer activities for young athletes, artists, adventurers, and everything in between!
Don’t want to drive to camp? No problem!! We offer busing from Cherry Creek, Southmoor/University Hills, and Stapleton neighborhoods! Check out our full listing of camps at jccdenver.org under the Family tab!
With questions, please reach out to Courtney Jacobson, Director of Camp Shai, email@example.com. We hope to see you this summer!
LITTLETON SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Do your kids have a LOVE for music? We do too! There is no shortage of studies that prove that music is good for your brain. Instead of having too much “down time” this summer, come join our Rock To Your Potential Summer Camp and engage your kid’s mind while they have so much fun doing it! We offer over a decade of experience offering the finest private lessons, group lessons, and summer camps to Denver and Littleton students. Every year keeps topping the one before and we want you to be a part of it! At the end of each camp week, your child will perform on stage at one of Denver’s premier music venues! Every year parents keep saying, “We can’t believe you put this show together in just one week.” Located in Littleton, Colorado, we at Littleton School of Music offer fully loaded studios in a modern setting. Over 2,000 Square feet of space including a kitchen, bathrooms, and comfortable waiting areas for parents. Students will have space to work with their groups, stretch out, and have plenty of room to do it. Ages 10 - 16. Click HERE to learn more or register easily online.
THE SALVATION ARMY CENTENNIAL CORPS SUMMER DAY CAMP
The Salvation Army Centennial Corps Summer Day Camp is a place for kids to make friends, lifelong memories, & fun! Our facility will provide snacks, games, recreational activities, field trips, music lessons, VBS program, & educational classes.
Sign up now for ages 5-12, starting July 5th and ending August 4th.
Our operation hours are from 8am-6pm and we are located at 3900 E. Arapahoe Rd. Centennial, CO. Call 303-779-9662 and ask for Lily or email Lillian.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DIGISTARS MAKE-A-MOVIE WORKSHOP CAMP
Kids in grades 1-8 can bring their stories to life with stop motion animation or live action filmmaking in a Digistars Make-a-Movie Workshop camp this summer!
This is a chance for kids to unleash their creativity and work with professional filmmakers to Write, Act, Build Sets, Direct, Film, and Edit their own films in a fun and exciting week! We watch and analyze films to learn techniques, and take outside breaks in a nearby playground. Moviemaking integrates art with technology and demands storytelling skills that can feed into academic success. The production process is hands-on, kid-driven, and collaborative.
Learn more and register at DigistarsWorkshop.com or call 1-888-611-5090.
HIGH ALTITUDE TENNIS
Fun, action-packed, convenient summer tennis camps in Denver, Colorado for kids 7-18 years old! Check out what tennis mom Nancy I. from Littleton, Colorado had to say about High Altitude Tennis Summer Camps.... "My kids are jazzed, they love it and are inspired by the highly skilled, experienced and ethical staff!".
And here is what student Hana K. from Parker, Colorado had to say..."Everyone at HAT is amazing, like my second family!".
Rated 5 stars on Yelp and 5 stars on Facebook.
Weekly camps begin May 29th and space is limited.
Learn more by visiting www.highaltitudetennis.com today!
PALS CHESS ACADEMY
PALS Chess Academy is proud to offer four exciting Summer Chess Camps in the greater Denver area, open to children ages 5-12.
National Master and two-time Colorado State Champion Lior Lapid will be the head coach, teaching each lesson with his trademark humor and storytelling that your child will love.
Students have a lot of fun while learning valuable lessons that go far beyond the chessboard, building character, teamwork, confidence and problem-solving intelligence for life.
Prior chess experience is not required; all levels welcome!
Go to www.palschess.com/camps for more details and online registration.
THE HIGH MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
The High Mountain Institute offers two summer programs, Summer Term for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and High Peaks Adventures for rising 8th and 9th graders.The HMI Summer Term is a five-week program that combines wilderness, community, and academic pursuits in our unique setting of Leadville, Colorado. Summer Term students partake in two extended backpacking expeditions, become members of a vibrant community, and stay intellectually engaged with place-based classes. HMI's High Peaks Adventures is a two-week program introducing students to wilderness travel and the Rocky Mountains. Student split time learning the basic skills needed to camp and travel comfortably in the backcountry and participating in some of Colorado's best known sports: rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. No previous experience is necessary for HMI's Summer Term or High Peaks Adventure, only a willingness to try new things!
For more information please contact:
(719) 486-8200 ext. 1
DENVER WRITING PROJECT YOUNG WRITERS CAMPS
The Denver Writing Project at the University of Colorado Denver is excited to offer four Young Writers Camps for young people who love to write!
Please visit our website for additional information about each camp and links to register.
UCD Young Writers Camp at Auraria Campus
DVORAK EXPEDITION'S TEEN CAMP
TEENAGE (13-17 YRS) WHITEWATER SKILLS CAMP 22 DAYS: All inclusive meals & lodging i.e. (camping multi day river expeditions)
The Dvorak Expedition’s Teen Camp is a 11 – 22 day camp that gives campers an in-depth understanding of river running, environment exploration and understanding, plus useful river rescue techniques. It will also facilitate opening lines of communication, enhancing self-image, improving group interaction and emphasizing self-reliance skills.
The focus is to develop river-running competence in a variety of craft. These include paddle and oar power rafts, kayaks, canoes and inflatable kayaks. Participants can choose to specialize in one or two modes of river travel or experiment with all options. As the basics of reading and understanding the hydraulics of the river is a primary skill, the ability to move comfortably from one craft to another will be greatly enhanced.
Dvorak’s wants your course to be exciting; you should expect the unexpected. Many of the course activities are well publicized, but you will probably find some surprises. We want to give you something you can take away with you– hopefully a sense of appreciation for what you can do!
Campers will experience all the fun and faith of resident Camp Timberline in Estes Park here at home along the Front Range! Our program is for kids finished with kindergarten through 6th grade; hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 10 different church locations in the metro area and northern Colorado.
Campers will experience adventure on our high ropes course, climbing wall and giant inflatables as well as quality sports instruction, huge camp games, theme parties, wacky skits and songs each day! Your child will be KNOWN AND LOVED by our phenomenal staff, sure to have a week they will never forget. Sign up today at www.camptimberline.com for a Christian Day Camp unlike any other in Colorado!
General info: Main office, email@example.com
Director: Diane Dahm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: website, www.camptimberline.com
Questions: 970.484.8462, main office
I just LOVE all of these camps. I wish I could go back in time and spend my summers in some of these amazing, fun and super unique summer camps! What amazing memories your kids will have of these exciting days! Let's unplug from our phones, tablets, games and tv's and play in the dirt under the sun with our fresh Colorado Rocky Mountain air! I am so excited that all of these fantastic camps are right here in our back yards.
If you have any questions about these camps, please contact them directly.
This Spring is gearing up to be extra busy and I am already feeling the burn! My apologies for the delay in this post! Our April Ladies Night out and Networking event was an amazing success! The Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery was such a great venue! With amazing food and a incredible selection of craft beers, everyone was raving about hosting the event here again! Thank you so much for hosting us, and hopefully again in the future.
We had an awesome line up of Featured Businesses in April. I received some incredible feedback from our guests and the venue. The selection was great, the energy was awesome and a lot of shopping was done! Here are our Locals we Love!
Sprouts Farmers Market - April Sponsor
Thank you so much to Sprouts Farmers Market for sponsoring our April event! Between providing the awesome Swag Bags, handing out some great coupons and fun Lara Bars, everyone loved interacting with you all in person!
Find Sprouts here and look for a location near you!
Hi There! I am Leah Ryan, Lead Publisher and Social Media + Event Coordinator for Housewives in the City here in Denver, Colorado! I have lived in Colorado my entire life, born and raised. My family has some deep Colorado roots and I am fascinated with anything related to Colorado History!
I love to spend time with my boyfriend, cook, read, use my creativity in every aspect possible and if there is a puppy around... that is where my attention will be! Please come introduce yourself to me if you see me out and about and especially at one of our monthly Ladies Night Out events! XOXO - Leah