OFF-SITE CAMPS 2021

Our 2021 Safety and Health Plan for Busing:

*Seating on buses will be limited to one person per seat

*School buses are outfitted with hand-sanitizing materials.

*School buses are outfitted with plexiglass shields.

*Buses are cleaned and disinfected before and after each trip.

*Masks will be worn on buses.

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Adventure Seekers (Entering Grades 4-9)

W2: June 14-June 18

W3: June 21-June 25

W5: July 6-July 9 (4 days only) FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-9

Spend the week searching for adventure in some of the more rustic parts of Colorado. Participate in a variety of outdoor activities, such as caving/spelunking, white water rafting, SUP/kayaking, and zip lining.  Participants are challenged individually, but also learn how to trust and depend on other members of their group. Under the guidance and experience of trained leaders, the Adventure Seekers will have stories to tell about their exhilarating journeys into the wild. Activities are subject to change. $605 (Week 5: $485)

Instructor: Mark Garcia

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Art of Nature (Entering Grades 3-6)

W2: June 14-June 18

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-6

Discover wildlife and nature through outdoor exploration, drawing, painting, sculpture, poetry, and other arts.  Participate in wildlife watching, catch and observe critters on land and in the water, practice scientific journaling, and get inspired in this creative and artistic camp. We'll visit places like the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Botanic Gardens, and Audubon Center at Chatfield to explore arts using nature as the inspiration and medium. Required equipment: daypack, snacks (lunch provided), walking shoes, filled water bottles, sunscreen, insect repellant, a hat, and sunglasses. $445

Instructor:  Suzy Hiskey with Denver Audubon

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Beginner Fencing (Entering Grades 2-12)

W1: June 7-June 11

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-12

Come learn the basics of the sport of fencing! This week-long summer camp introduces students to all three of the Olympic weapons. Students get the Olympic experience using our fully electric scoring equipment, as well as our regulation-sized fencing strips. Each day is dedicated to studying one of the three weapons, through drills, games, and challenges. Camp culminates with an in-house tournament. $570

Instructor: Denver Fencing Center 

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Beginning Golf (Entering Grades 3-10)

W7: July 19-July 23 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-10

Grab your clubs and let’s hit the links! This camp provides five hours of professional instruction by Foothills Golf Course PGA teachers, on a par-3 course. All participants must wear collared shirts and tailored shorts. Participants must provide golf clubs, balls and tees. Balls are provided for the driving ranges. Players may not bring their own pull carts. Pull carts may be rented at Foothills for $3-4 per day. $442

Instructor: Bob Ulrich

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Canvas & Cookies (Entering Grades 2-8)

W1: June 7-June 11 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 5-8

W2: June 14-June 18

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 2-4

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-8

Budding artists will love a chance to paint a variety of subjects including animals, sports, Colorado pride, summer, beaches, and more at an off-campus art studio. During this creative camp, campers will explore a different medium, from small to large canvases, wood panels, and tote bags, and paint happy trees to their heart’s content. The best part? Your camper will go home with several creations that are uniquely theirs. Daily treats will be served as well! $370

 

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Driver’s Education with Permit Test (Entering Grades 9-12)

W3: June 21-June 25

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

(age requirement: 14 years and six months old)

Start Smart Driving Academy is a locally owned/operated driving school in Lakewood offering driver’s education programs approved by the State of Colorado. The programs are focused on giving teens the education they need to develop the skills, confidence, and awareness for a lifetime of safe driving. The driver’s education program includes everything your teen needs to get their driving permit and license including a 30-hour class (required by the State of CO), written permit test, and behind the wheel lessons (completed over the year that student holds their permit). $690

Instructor: Start Smart Driving Academy

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Escape Room (Entering Grades 5-9)

W3: June 21-June 25
W4: June 28-July 2 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

Escape rooms are growing in popularity across the country. We’ll visit some of Denver’s best escape rooms during this exciting week. We’ll use teamwork and clues embedded in the room to solve various puzzles and riddles to escape a series of rooms before our time runs out. Using inspiration from some of the great escapes in popular films, campers will create their very own escape rooms and cause-and-effect contraptions for others to try, if they dare. This camp is suitable for individuals who have completed one or two escape rooms. If you have completed more than two escape rooms, we recommend signing up for the Professional Escape camp! $570

Instructor: Kathy Zolla

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Indoor Ski & Board School (Entering Grades K-3)

W1: June 7-June 11 

W4: June 28-July 2 FULL

W7: July 19-July 23 FULL

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 1-3

Skiing and riding in the summer? No problem! Shredder’s professionally developed ski and board curriculum focuses on the technical aspects of skiing and riding. Campers will travel to Shredder’s indoor facility, located in Littleton, to strengthen their skills and sharpen their knowledge. This camp is open to beginning and intermediate levels and all equipment is provided. $490

 Instructor: Shredders

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Intermediate Golf (Entering Grades 4-10)

W8: July 26-July 30 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-10

Grab your clubs and let’s hit the links! This camp provides five hours of professional instruction by Foothills Golf Course PGA teachers, three days on a par-3 course, and two days on a nine-hole course. All participants must wear collared shirts and tailored shorts. Participants must provide golf clubs, balls and tees. Balls are provided for the driving ranges. Players may not bring their own pull carts. Pull carts may be rented at Foothills for $3-4 per day. $470

Instructor: Bob Ulrich 

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Little Fencers Camp (Entering Grades K-3)

W6: July 12-July 16 FULL

9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Entering Grades K-3

Denver Fencing Center is excited to offer a half-day camp for our littlest fencers! Little Fencers Camp introduces students to the sport of fencing in a safe and fun environment. This camp focuses on basic fencing knowledge and encourages students to try a new sport without the pressure of competition. Fencers use lightweight, plastic equipment that is specifically designed for kids. $310

Instructor: Denver Fencing Center 

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Little Golfers (Entering Grades 1-3)

W6: July 12-July 16 FULL

W7: July 19-July 23 FULL

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 1-3

Attention all young golfers! Join us on Foothills Golf Course, and receive instruction from certified teaching pros! You’ll get an opportunity to play some holes each day. Lessons cover etiquette, safety, putting, short game (chipping, pitching), full swing and strategies for getting around a golf course efficiently. Participants must provide a bag of junior golf clubs. Participants must wear collared shirts and tailored shorts. $246

Instructor: Beth Folsum

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Medieval Camp (Entering Grades 2-8)

W8: July 26-July 30 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-8

Come lads and ladies to Medieval Camp! Over the course of the week, the Knights of DFC guide you on your quest to learn the art of the sword. Knights-in-training learn to battle both in the medieval style and the modern Olympic style. Knights make their own foam swords and design their personal crests, which they paint on their shields. On our last day, our knights battle for the castle built upon the great Ruby Hill! $570

Instructor: Denver Fencing Center

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Mountain Biking (Entering Grades 5-8)

W1: June 7-June 11

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-8

Bike where no car has been. Explore pristine paths. Push your personal limits. REI Guides teach basic mountain biking techniques, including shifting, braking, ascending, descending, and maneuvering around obstacles. Guides have current PMBIA training, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR certifications. All gear, including mountain bikes, is provided. Join us to ride some of the fantastic trails in the foothills, including Village Greens Park, Bear Creek Lake Park, and Flatirons Vista. $890

Instructor: REI 

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Mountain Explorers (Entering Grades 4-8)

W5: July 6-July 9 (4 days only) FULL

W8: July 26-July 30 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 4-8

W2: June 14-June 18

W6: July 12-July 16 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 6-9 (Sledding for Weeks 2 and 6 is pending)

Make the most of your summer by exploring the diverse ecosystems that Colorado has to offer! Each day, you explore a new area in Colorado’s Front Range, where you get the chance to experience indoor and outdoor rock climbing, go “sledding” on a glacier, and get your feet wet paddling at a local reservoir. As a part of our Mountain Explorers Camp, you get the chance to explore the varied activities and types of terrain that make Colorado so unique and special. You make a field journal, learn about the '10 Essentials' and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, build “survival” shelters, and gain some of the necessary skills to safely play in the mountains for years to come! Cost: $630 ($510 for week 5)

Instructor: Colorado Mountain Club

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Mountain Madness (Entering Grades 5-9)

W6: July 12-July 16 FULL

W7: July 19-July 23 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

Craving a true outdoor thrill? In Mountain Madness, each day is packed with breathtaking Colorado scenery and a variety of activity challenges. Get your heart pumping with activities that may include: zip lining, whitewater rafting, glacier hiking, horseback riding, and either paddle boarding/kayaking or mountain biking. Experienced leaders will guide participants as they enjoy the best of Colorado’s wild outdoors in this robust camp. $620

Instructor: Jason Koza

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Outdoor Rock Climbing (Entering Grades 5-8)

W4: June 28-July 2 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 5-8

Take your summer to new heights with Outdoor Rock Climbing! This program is tailored for  participants with little to no rock-climbing experience. The week is packed with five full days of outdoor rock climbing, and activities focused on building both essential climbing skills and personal confidence in this new, exciting, and (sometimes) challenging sport. In this camp you learn about outdoor safety, climbing equipment, knot tying, belaying and rappelling, and experience this all in a small, supportive environment facilitated by highly skilled AMGA certified instructors. We start the week out on real rock, learning essential climbing skills, such as safety checks, belaying, and knot tying. After mastering these basics, the next four days are spent honing skills at various climbing sites around the Front Range. There, you learn about outdoor climbing safety and etiquette, Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, practice rappelling, and learn techniques for various types of rock climbing. Spend a week challenging yourself with a new skill, making new friends, and exploring some of the beautiful parts of Colorado’s Front Range! $670

Instructor: Colorado Mountain Club

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Passport to Nature (Entering Grades 1-3)

W5: July 6-July 9 (4 days only) FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 1-3

Experience a week that offers the chance to immerse yourself in nature! Observe live animals, explore hands-on displays and a Touch Table, enjoy animal and bird exhibits, and hike trails searching for hundreds of species of wildlife with outdoor scavenger hunts, games, and activities. Get wild and fill out your Passport to Nature while you explore area parks and nature centers. Required equipment: daypack, walking shoes, filled water bottles, sunscreen, insect repellant, a hat, and sunglasses. $370

Instructor: Kate Hogan with Denver Audubon 

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Professional Escape (Entering Grades 7-10)

W5: July 6-July 9 (4 days only) FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 7-10

Calling all professional escape room artists. If you have successfully escaped at least three rooms, and you enjoy logic puzzles, strategy games, and problem solving, this camp is for you. Bring your escape room expertise, and be prepared to break out of some challenging situations that only the best Houdini fans can navigate. $455

Instructor: Kathy Zolla

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Rocky Mountain Ski & Wake (Entering Grades 7-12)

W1: June 7-June 11

W2: June 14-June 18

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 7-12

Beat the heat this summer at Rocky Mountain Ski and Wake Camp. Never skied or boarded before? You will be amazed at the level of proficiency that you are able to achieve in just one week! More experienced skiers and boarders receive personalized instruction to help hone slalom skiing, tubing, and wake jumping skills. All equipment is provided; just bring your swimsuit, a lot of sunscreen, and a positive attitude. $880

Instructor: Steve Hammer & Rocky Mountain Ski and Wake School

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (Entering Grades 3-8)

W6: July 12-July 16 FULL

W8: July 26-July 30 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-8

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with the ACA certified instructors from SurfSUP Colorado. This course has been developed by the American Canoe Association. Students will learn the basic paddling skills necessary to safely participate in this water sport, including paddle strokes, turning, bracing, and a thorough introduction to the safety issues involved, including self and group rescue. Free time is built into the schedule for self- directed SUP activities. All SUP equipment is provided. Swimming ability is required. $500

Instructor: SurfSUP Colorado

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Skateboarding (Entering Grades 5-8)

W4: June 28-July 2 FULL

W8: July 26-July 30 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-8

Square State Skate provides skateboard instruction and guidance for children of all ages and skill abilities allowing your youngsters’ skills, passion and personality to grow in a safe, fun environment. Our skilled instructors work in small group settings to help teach everything from basic fundamentals to more advanced skills, we also can provide all the equipment needed for any program. We focus on participants' growth both on and off a skateboard by fostering self-confidence, persistence, and determination and building community through skateboarding. $690

Instructor: Square State Skate

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Top 5 Things You Need To Know To Survive In CO (Entering Grades 7-9)

W4: June 28-July 2 CANCELLED

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 7-9

If you got lost on a family hike up in the mountains, would you know how to survive? Come join Cottonwood Institute (CI) for 5 fun-filled, action-packed days practicing the Top 5 things you need to know to survive in Colorado using your very own CI Survival Kits. Students will practice survival scenarios, shelter building, how to make fire, finding and purifying water, map and compass skills, rescue techniques, and more. At the program culmination, students will even have a chance to put their skills and knowledge to the test during a final Survival Team Olympics! $785

Instructor: Cottonwood Institute

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Wetland Warriors (Entering Grades 4-6)

W7: July 19-July 23 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 4-6

Adventure through rivers, ponds, and wetlandscatching frogs and fish, exploring and building beaver dams, hiking trails, and visiting live wetland animals with Nature’s Educators. Get your feet wet (literally) every day with games, science experiments, investigations, and an appreciation of Colorado wetlands at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park. Required equipment: daypack, water clothes and water shoes with a heel or heel strap (no flip-flops), filled water bottles, sunscreen, insect spray, a hat, and sunglasses. $445

Instructor: Kate Hogan with Denver Audubon

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Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation (Entering Grades 6-9)

W6: July 12-July 16 FULL

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 6-9

Explore what wildlife needs to survive, and how humans help animals when they are in trouble. Learn about a variety of careers working with and for wildlife. Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center and speak with the people who care for sick and injured wildlife. Tour wildlife exhibits and discuss how caretakers provide everything animals need in captivity. Visit wilderness areas and speak with wildlife biologists who are protecting and preserving wildlife and their habitats. Required equipment: daypack, walking shoes, filled water bottles, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. $445

Instructor: Suzy Hiskey with Denver Audubon

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