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Fun In The Summer Sun 2018 – Guide to Park Hill and Nearby Summer Camps

ISDI group leader/instructor Victoria Shead and guest instructor Brandon “Peace” Albright perform with 3- and 4-year-old campers during the Cleo Parker Robinson International Summer Dance Institute Kids Camp in Denver. Credit: Stan Obert/Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Art Garage | 6100 E 23rd Ave.

Monday-Friday camps for children ages 3-12. Plus teen workshops. Ceramics, drawing, painting, collage, mixed-media and more. Go to for details and to register.

Art Students League of Denver | 200 Grant St.

Ceramics, drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture. Morning and afternoon camps available. Prices vary. 303-778-6990,

Aurora Cultural Arts Theatre | Various Locations

Ages 4-18. Children and teen acting camps. For details and schedules,, 303-739-6520

Bikes Together Bike Camp | 2825 Fairfax St.

A two-week camp designed around all things bicycles, Bike Camp teaches your child to be a safe and responsible bike rider in an environment built on communication and teamwork. For more info and to sign up:; contact

Bladium Kids Camps | 2400 Central Park Blvd.

Highly active camps; full or half-days. Lunch/snacks included. For details and to sign up: 303-320-3033,,

Bluff Lake | 3400 Havana Way

Bluff Lake Nature Center Summer Camp runs weekly half- and full-day outdoor nature camps for 6-11 year olds. Through a blend of nature exploration, hands-on science lessons, games, crafts, and unstructured free-play, campers are inspired to better understand and enjoy the outdoors. Details and sign-up at

Butterfly Pavilion | Westminster

Day and weeklong programing ages 5-10. For details, schedules and pricing:

Ceramics in the City I 5214 E. Colfax

Ages 6 & up. Glass Fusing, Clay, Pottery, Canvas, Mixing Media, and more. Monday–Thursday mornings. Students learn new techniques that will strengthen creativity and confidence. For pricing and details:, 303-200-0461   

Cheyenne Fencing and Pentathlon | 5818 E. Colfax

Pentathlon training and sword play for ages 5-18. Learn the skills and rules of fencing and competing against your peers in fencing bouts.  Learn to play hard, respect others, focus on the task at hand and build your self-esteem. Summer camps June through August. For more information, visit

City of Aurora Summer Camps I Various locations

Ages 3-14. Various programs. For details:, 303-326-8560

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance I 119 Park Ave West

One Spirit/Many Voices Summer Camp with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy provides kids with a cultural passport to experience the wonder of art and culture from instructors from around the world. Hip Hop, Capoeira, Celtic, Folklorico, and East Indian styles. For info and to sign up:, 303-295-1759, ext. 17,

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club | Various

Camps for players of all abilities ages 5-18, June to August. Skills development from beginning fundamentals to elite player evolution. In Stapleton, Lowry or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Schedule, info and pricing at, 303-399-5858

Colorado School of Strings | 3112 Trenton St.

Various camps June through August, including Disney Music, Youth Orchestra Camp, Introduction to Strings Camp. For more information and to register:, Kelly Benson, 720-420-5000.

Commerce City Parks & Recreation I 6060 E. Parkway Dr.

Ages 6-15. A variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, team-building activities, swimming, field trips and more. Low child-to-staff ratios. State-licensed; CCAP-approved. For more, 303-289-3659,

CorePower Yoga I 7485 E. 29th Place

Ages 5-10. Yoga basics and breath, movement, concentration, meditation. For schedules, details and pricing: 303-377-7444,

Creative Learning Preschool | 7505 E. 35th Ave.

Gym time, music, crafts, outside play, mealtime. Ages 1-6. 303-377-8855,

Dance Institute Summer Camp | 4601 Quebec St.

Ages 4 and up. Full and half-day camps available June, July and August. Summer intermediate and advance dance intensives for teens and pre-teens.

DAVA Summer ART Program | Downtown Aurora

Ages 7-17, Monday-Friday at 1410 Florence St. Ceramic, pottery, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking. For schedule and details:

Denver Botanic Gardens Camps I 1007 York St. 

Ages 6-12. Grow your mind, plant a new friend and dig into the gardens with weeklong day camps. 720-865-3580,,

Denver Dumb Friends League Camps | Denver

Learn to be safe around animals and work with variety of pets at the shelter. Various dates. 303-751-5772,

Denver Museum of Nature and Science | 2001 Colorado Blvd.

Camps include science activities, crafts, games, and a chance to see IMAX and Planetarium shows.  Info: or 303-370-6000.

Denver Parks and Rec  | Various Locations

Arts/crafts, active games/sports, aquatics, field trips, special events for children and teens. For details, locations, pricing:,

Denver School of the Arts | Montview and Quebec

Grades 3-12. Theatre, vocal music, musical theatre, sewing/costume construction, dance, visual arts, percussion, jazz, creative writing. For details and to sign up:

Denver Zoo | 2300 Steele St.

Summer weeklong day camps for ages pre-K through 8th grade.

Campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters, crafts, games, stories and more.  Scholarships available. Registration at Info: 720-337-1408

Four Mile Historic Park Camps I 715 S. Forest St.

How the West was fun! Ages 6-11. Weeklong camps beginning in June and July. For prices, other info and to sign up: 720-865-0814,

Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families | 2052 Elm St.

11 different summer camps for families who have adopted internationally and domestically. The camps provide cultural activities and a supportive environment for the adoptive family, ages 3-18 and parents. Camps are held in different locations in Colorado on various dates throughout summer. To register, 303-320-4234 or

International School of Denver I Lowry

Language camps from June-August in English, French, Mandarin and Spanish. Other options include LEGO Engineering, circus, STEM, TetraBrazil Soccer, Drones, movie making and adventure camps in Estes Park. 206 Red Cross Way. For details:

Jewish Community Center I 350 S. Dahlia St.

Day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps and weeklong themed camps., 303-316-6307

Johnson & Wales I Park Hill

Numerous camps offered: Full and half-day culinary camps include “Kitchen Basics,” “Baking & Pastry,” “European Cuisine” and “Asian Cuisine. Exploration Camps include “Coding Camp,” “Eco Discovery Camp,” and more. Athletic camps include lacrosse, basketball and soccer. Visit the camps page at  or call 303-256-9462, 303-256-9569, email

Kathy’s Kamp Summer Enrichment Camp I Northeast Denver

Affordable childcare option for working parents. Sports, outdoor activities, cooking classes, reading education, arts & crafts, swimming, etc. Run by Families Forward Resource Center, Z-Place. CCAP accepted and fundraisers available to help parents raise money for camp fees., 303-307-0718

LYNX Camp I University of Colorado Denver Campus

The LYNX National Arts and Media Camps are summer immersion programs for high school students interested in music and the arts. Website: Email: Phone: 303-556-5604

Musical and Theater Summer Camps | Stapleton

Various programs., 720-378-3668

School of the Poetic City | LoDo

Camps for children 5 to 15 promote ideas through contemporary art practices, exploration of the city, and art making. Camps are based at St. Andrews Church, 2015 Glenarm Place.

Soccer Electric | City Park and Sie Film Center

Soccer and a Movie camp. Go to for more information and to register.

Stapleton Tennis Academy | McAuliffe International School

Tennis camps for kids ages 8-14, all levels of experience. All camps are run and supervised by a USPTR Certified Tennis Instructor. Weeklong camps run Monday through Friday in June and July. For more info and to sign up:

Spree Summer Camps | Denver

For kids grades 1-5. 11-week outdoor and educational programs. The Greenway Foundation., 303-743-9720 ext. 910

Summer at Sewall | Congress Park

Children 4-8 years old of all abilities. A new sensory garden for nature-based play and exploration includes plants selected for smells and textures. Summer@Sewall is at 940 Fillmore St., phone 303-399-1800, website:

Summer at Stanley | 350 Quebec St.

For students ages 5-14. Seven sessions June-July. Options ranging from science to art to sports and swimming, fly fishing to the world of Harry Potter. For schedule, details and pricing, 303-360-0803 x192,

Summer in the Parks and Summer Day Camps | City of Denver

Comprehensive recreational programming: arts/crafts, active games, sports, aquatics, field trips and special events. See the variety of camps and opportunities by entering “summer camps” at, or call community recreation at 720-865-0840,

The Hills Church | Park Hill

Mega Sports Camp is a soccer and basketball camp for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. The camp is in July at Stedman Elementary. Details at

Urban Farm at Stapleton | 10200 Smith Road

The Urban Farm will offer three summer camps in 2018: Equestrian Camps; Storybook Farm and Farm & Ranch Camp. All are designed with curriculum based upon our five Character Strengths: Respect, Responsibility, Grit, Caring and Curiosity. Details, schedule and pricing: or call 303.307.9332.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum | Lowry

Ages 8-12. Fun activities related to aviation; build planes, rockets and use flight simulators.

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