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Kids’ summer camps offer fun, fitness and plenty of learning


Do your kids like adventure? If so, this might be the perfect camp. With a location nearby in Highlands Ranch, Avid4 Adventure offers fun outdoor adventures with an emphasis on developing friendships, understanding risks, and learning. Activities are age appropriate and include sports like Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, and much more. Day camps and overnights camps are available. For more information, visit

The Buddy Center & Dumb Friends League Denver

Does your child love animals? The Buddy Center and Dumb Friends League Quebec Shelter camps might be just the ticket. Third through fifth graders will learn how to be safe around animals and work with a variety of shelter animals. Students in sixth through eighth grade can take part in Summer Critter Career Camp, an exciting four-day camp where students get to shadow an adoption counselor, meet a groomer, observe a real surgery as well as train dogs, cats…and even RATS! Learn more and register at, click on “Education” and then on “Kids & Teens”.

CU Sports Camps

For all those Buff fans out there, CU offers camps for the serious sports enthusiasts. From father/child football camps to tennis, volleyball and basketball, there is something for everyone. For more information, visit, and then click on “Camps”.

Denver Art Museum

Let the creativity flow at Denver Art Museum’s summer camps. Programs include drawing, painting, sculpting and much more. Half-day and full day camps are available for children ages 4 to 15. For more information, including camp specifics, dates and prices, visit, click on “Learn & Play” and then on “Families & Kids” and finally on “Classes & Camps”.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Have a nature lover in your family? The Denver Botanic Gardens is host to Garden Camps for children ages 6 to 15. Camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with children investigating the amazing world of plants, participating in fun activities and projects, and bringing lots of things home! For more information, visit, click on “Programs” and then on “Children & Family Programs”.

Denver Nature and Science Museum

From space and dinosaurs to flight and biology, the Denver Nature and Science museum has lots of fun and learning in store for little ones ages 4 to 12. Both half-day and full day camps are available and campers receive a free T-shirt with each class enrollment. Hurry, spaces are filling up fast! For more information, including camp details, dates and prices, visit and then click on “Summer Camps”.

Denver Zoo

Spend a week with Denver’s wildest residents!  Summer Safari is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers from Pre-k through 8th grades. Campers participate in hands-on activities, animal visits and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects, and zoo tours. Half-day and full day camps are available from June 6 to August 12. For more information, visit, or call 303-376-4888 and choose, option #8.

DU P.A.S.S. Camp

Hey Pioneer fans! The University of Denver will host its’ annual P.A.S.S Camp (Pioneer Athletic Super Summer). P.A.S.S Camp provides fundamental instruction, gear and a team-building environment for kids ages 5 to 12. During the week-long day camp, kids focus on a sport “major” while enjoying several other sports, too. Each week is different! For more details, visit

RHMS Summer Running Camp

Middle School students – register now for the Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) Running Camp and Clinic on July 25 through July 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This running camp is designed for both novice and returning runners and will offer instruction on training, sport fundamentals, and nutrition and hydration.  There will be scheduled group running sessions, speed work, stretching sessions and workouts. The camp is capped at 15 participants and the cost is $75. For more information, please contact Sharon Majetich by e-mail.

South Suburban Recreation Center

South Suburban Recreation Center has a variety of sports and cultural camps planned for the summer. Offerings include theatre, photography, art, chess, fitness, tennis, football, lacrosse and much more. Also available is the Discovery Quest Summer Program for children ages 6 to 10. Three four-week sessions run from May 23 through August 12. For more information, visit and click on “Summer Camps”.

Sports and Fitness Camps at Rocky Heights Middle School

Coach Grace will host his 6th annual Fitness Fun Camp for 1st through 6th graders; 5th annual RHMS Basketball Camp for 2nd through 8th graders; and 2nd Annual FUNdamental Football Camp for 4th through 8th graders this summer at RHMS. If you would like to receive more information and/or a registration form for these summer camps, please contact Tom Grace at

Summer Camps at Valor High School

Valor Christian High School’s athletic department is offering 14 sports camps this summer. From baseball and softball to volleyball and golf, you are sure to find something for your child. New this year is a Team Sports camp that will offer campers a broad introduction to our summer sports camps and will involve basic sport skills and games.  Camp ages vary from kindergarten through eighth grade as of Fall 2011. For more information, visit, click on “Athletics” and then on “Valor Camps”

Wildlife Experience

Pack your bags this summer for a trip around the world! Each child will participate in hands on activities, museum tours, crafts and live animal demonstrations. Summer camps include both Extreme Screen movies, nutritious snacks and a camp T-shirt! Programs available for children ages 4 to 10. For camp details, including dates and prices, visit, click on “Education” and then on “Child & Family Programs”. To register, call 720-488-3344.

Young Ameritowne

Young Americans’ FUN-ancial Summer Camp Programs are the best camps in town!  Kids always have a great time (and they learn something, too). Week-long camps for second through seventh graders and three-day workshops for seventh and eighth graders are facilitated by a professionally trained staff. Camps are available throughout the summer, starting on June 13 in Denver and Lakewood. Educational, interactive, and fun! For more information, visit



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