Summer Camps for Kids 2019

Start planning your child’s summer camp experience now. Have a hard time looking for camps in the Colorado area? We’ve got you covered. We’ve included summer camps for Gifted, LD/ADHD children as well as general summer camps that include science, nature, or the arts. (Please be aware that we do not endorse these camps but rather provide a list based on our online research. If you have any experience good or bad to share regarding camps on our list, let us know at iqtestingdenver@gmail.com )

Useful tips to get you started:

  • Include your child in the process; their “buy in” is essential, ensuring you both get the most benefit out of the program you select.
  • There are many quality summer programs with excellent instruction and facilities, so narrow down your options to a few and then explore as much as you can about each one.

GIFTED

Mad Science of Colorado

Ages 6-12Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery, outdoor games, physical activities and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented! From biology, forensics and astronomy to chemistry, physics, engineering and more, elementary-aged campers are invited to explore a wide range of exciting concepts with Mad Science! Save 15% with coupon code DPCAMP18 at the time of registration!

Date info: Camps are hosted Monday-Friday with both half-day (9:00AM-12:00PM) or full-day (9:00AM-4:00PM) options. Please visit our website for a list of dates by location. Extended care options (8:00am-5:00pm) at select sites.

Cost info: $199- $215 half-day, $299 full-day

Website: colorado.madscience.org/campexperience.aspx

PG Retreats

PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens.
Although every child is unique and beautiful in his or her own way, profoundly gifted children often have a difficult time finding true peers within their day-to-day communities. PG Retreat helps to form connections and friendships, and to share resources and experience.  PGR brings children and teenagers together for shared connections and community.

Summer 2019 Retreat at Glen Eyrie, Colorado
Sunday, June 30 – Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Website: https://pgretreat.org/

JA Business Week

Open to students in grades 9-12. Forget everything you think you know about summer camp. JA Business Week, presented by Arrow Electronics, Inc., is like nothing you’ve experienced before. It’s a knowledge-building, confidence-boosting, network-growing, college-application standout of a summer experience. And if you aren’t convinced quite yet, you should know that you’ll stay in the dorms on the beautiful campus of Johnson & Wales University in Denver, giving you sneak peek into college life. Unlike any camp, this unique program allows you to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside more than 120 of Denver’s most dynamic and accomplished business leaders. In addition to interactive workshops on marketing, business ethics and budgeting, the week culminates in a competition rivaled only by “Shark Tank.” Students attending for the first time will work on designing a new cell phone case and marketing plan for OtterBox, an electronics accessory company headquartered in Fort Collins. Returning students will work as consultants for Arrow Electronics. Students returning for the third or fourth time will dive deeply into what it takes to start their own business right now, with the guidance of three young entrepreneurs who figured it all out on their own.

Specialty: JA Business Week is a unique program that allows students to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s most dynamic and accomplished business leaders.

Cost info: The cost to attend JA Business Week is $550. Tuition assistance is available.

Save the Date
June 9 -14, 2019 

JA Venture Academy Application Deadline: May 3

Application Deadline: Friday, May 17

Website: JABusinessWeek.org

LEARNING DISABILITY/ADHD

Questions you may want answered before registering:

  • How will your child’s disability be accommodated?
  • What other types of disabilities are represented at the camp?
  • How many campers attend, and what is the staff-to-camper ratio?
  • What are the ages of counselors, and what training do they have?
  • Who dispenses ADHD medication? When and where? Are their doctors on staff?
  • How do camp counselors handle discipline?
  • Is academic tutoring available? Is it individualized?
  • Do counselors set goals for campers? How is progress tracked and rewarded?

The Learning Camp
The Learning Camp is specifically for kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, and other LD challenges. The program provides traditional summer camp adventures for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 combined with carefully designed academic programs. Their mission is helping kids with learning disabilities build self-esteem, independence, and academic success.
Website: learningcamp.com
Email: information@learningcamp.com
Phone: 970-524-2706
Location: Vail, ColoradoYunasa is the Lakota Sioux word for “balance”, a core value around which the camp’s ideals and activities are based. Campers strive for health in the physical domain by taking risks and engaging in camp activities like the zipline, high ropes, and lake activities. Socially, campers grow as they form profound friendships within a community of understanding, accepting peers. Campers also develop emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually during carefully-crafted workshops and traditional Native American rituals.

Yunasa Summer Camps

Yunasa is the Lakota Sioux word for “balance”, a core value around which the camp’s ideals and activities are based. Campers strive for health in the physical domain by taking risks and engaging in camp activities like the zipline, high ropes, and lake activities. Socially, campers grow as they form profound friendships within a community of understanding, accepting peers. Campers also develop emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually during carefully-crafted workshops and traditional Native American rituals.

Rocky Mountain Village

Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, Colorado is regarded as one of the top Easterseals camps in the country. Rocky Mountain Village is fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities during the summer camp sessions. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts & crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music & drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip-line.

Website: http://www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/camping-recreation/rocky-mountain-village.html

For more information, contact camp at campinfo@eastersealscolorado.org or by phone at 303-569-2333.

Super Star Summer Camp 2019

We are very excited to invite you to be a part of our supportive community and join us for our 4th year of our life-changing, confidence-building, literacy camp. We are offering a program created specifically to build and improve skills in reading and spelling, with additional support in writing and math. This camp is designed for students entering 1st – 9th grade who are identified with dyslexia or who otherwise struggle with reading, spelling, writing and math.

Dates: June 10th – July 12th, 2019 – Southeast Denver

Location: 1091 S. Parker Road   (Galilee Baptist Church – please note that we rent this space and are not associated with any religious organization. )

Dates: June 10th – July 12th, 2019 – Louisville/Boulder

Location:  845 W Dahlia St. (Fireside Elementary School – please note that we rent this space and are not associated with BVSD.)

Dates: June 10th – July 12th, 2019 – Lakewood/Littleton

Location: 3898 South Teller Street  (Denver Christian School -please note that we rent this space and are not associated with any religious organization.)

(This location will feature options for full and half day  camp so that all of you children can enjoy camp at the same location)

No camp July 5th, 2019.  Friday, June 28th will be an instructional day and not a Fun Day Friday.

Monday – Thursday – Intervention Days 

Friday – Fun Days & Parent Education Sessions

Session Times: 8:15am -11:30am or 9:15am -12:30am

Full day option available- start time 8:15am.

*We meet with each child individually pre-camp to determine grouping.

Website: https://www.everychildreading.net/superstar-summer-camp

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Camps

Summer adventure camps with the BOEC bring children with disabilities and special needs into the outdoors to inspire self-awareness and self-confidence.  The BOEC believes in safe, dynamic and invigorating activities that are in harmony with the natural world.  We adapt our programs to accommodate many ability levels and emphasize care and compassion on all of our adventures.  Activities include ropes courses, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, handcycling, camping, fishing and many others.  Campers stay in our beautiful Griffith Lodge high above Breckenridge.

Website: https://www.boec.org/programs/open-enrollment-courses/wilderness-camps-for-dd/

GENERAL; Science, Nature, Arts & Theater

University of Colorado Science Discovery

Science Discovery offers a wide variety of classes for ages 4-16. Math, science and technology are taught with hands-on activities that are fun and informative. Their enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced teachers utilize university and community resources to produce a stimulating environment, both indoors and out, and a variety of field experiences. New classes are offered each summer.

Website: https://www.colorado.edu/sciencediscovery/programs-0#summer-2019

South Platte Park Summer Nature Programs

Discover how much fun nature can be by playing in the forests and ponds. Naturalists guide activities and nature games, provide a safe atmosphere and spark curiosity.

Description: Nature camp experiences at South Platte Park include goldpanning, crawdad catching, insect sweeping, pioneer princess adventures, geocaching, wildlife watching, Jr. Rangers, Kids Nature Clubhouse and much more.

Dates/days/times vary depending on the program.

Cost info: Camps vary from $9 – $235 depending on choice

Website: ssprd.org/Catalog.aspx?pc=62f1b191-45b9-484c-9188-e414909b0913

E-mail victorias@ssprd.org

Space Voyage Summer Camp

Located in Lakewood Colorado, Space Voyage programs bring to life the importance of math and science, reinforces concepts identified in academic content standards, build confidence through genuine achievement and offer a fun place for kids to imagine the possibilities, learn and grow.

Website/Brochure: https://www.spacevoyage.com/brochure.html

Denver Botanic Gardens

The Gardens has camps for kids only that are full of garden explorations, games, activities, cooking and plants to take home. Grow your mind, plant a new friend and dig into nature with week-long camps at Denver Botanic Gardens and Chatfield Farms.

Visit their website below for information on dates, locations, and pricing.

Website: botanicgardens.org

Arts HUB Camp

The Arts Hub runs art related camps in the spring and a variety of high quality theater, dance, art and film camps in the summer. Our new 12,000 square foot facility includes art and dance studios and a full, professional 200-seat theater.

Cost info: $35-$495

Website/Brochure: artunder.org

https://artshub.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Summer-Camp-Brochure.pdf

Chess Camp & Workshops

June and July camps where students learn chess logical-thinking and strategic-planning. All ages and abilities…multiple sections. 25th Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps. Learn scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical-thinking and strategic planning. Workshops, tournaments. Full and half-day options, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Multiple dates. See website for more information.

Website: ColoradoMasterChess.com

2019 Youth Journalism Day

This is a one-day, intense and fun learning experience for kids ages 8 to 14. Here’s a great chance for budding journalists, writers and photographers to spend the day with professionals learning about: What makes a good story Getting ready for an interview Asking good questions Writing & photography tips Campers will work to produce a special Colorado Kids issue to be published July 31st.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Website: https://nieonline.com/coloradonie/youth_journalism.cfm

AeroCamp

AeroCamp is a weeklong summer day program for middle school students age 13-15. AeroCampers learn about airplanes, flight, and careers in aviation and aerospace through hands-on activities and learning experiences.

Specialty: Aviation and Aerospace Education

AeroCamp 2019
For Students Age 13-15
Mon-Fri, June 3-7, 9am-4pm Daily
Click here for complete details

Aviation Expedition 2019
For students age 9-12
Mon-Fri, June 10-14, 10am-3:30pm M/T/W/F, 8:30am-2pm on Thursday
Click here for complete details.

Please contact us at (303) 799-6794 with questions.

Website: aspenflyingclub.com/aerocamp

Silicon STEM Academy Summer Camps

Silicon STEM Academy Summer Camps are a fun, hands-on and interactive way to keep young minds active during the summer months. We offer camps for every interest in subjects like Programming, Game Design, Robotics, Digital Media, Engineering, Science, E-Textiles and more! Camps are offered in a week-long, half-day format, with full-day options available. We now offer camps in three convenient locations and Colorado parents voted our STEM camps the #1 Family Favorite in 2017! Check out our ALL NEW weeklong, full-day STEM Academies for advanced students!

Cost info: Camp prices range from $295 to $350 Website: siliconstemacademy.com/summer-camps

Learning Foundations, Academic Coaching & Test Prep

As Academic Coaches, we focus on the highest standards in education, while we meet the needs of each student.

We believe that every child is UNIQUE; therefore, every student needs study skills and organization that work naturally for them.  Since our brains are wired to learn and remember through all of our senses, we teach students how to access their learning style to increase their comprehension, memory, and performance.

Consistency and convenience are keystone to student success!

We provide services in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and serve the South Metro Denver area including:  Aurora, Castle Pines, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, and Parker.  CONTACT US!

Website: https://learningfoundations.org/academic-coaching/

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