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Day Camps

- ABC Kids Climbing

1960 32nd St., Boulder

303-443-KIDS www.abckid.net

ABC Kids Climbing is a unique athletic facility focused on developing agility, balance and coordination in youth ages 4-18. We are the only climbing/athletic facility in the world that focuses only on youth! ABC kids are encouraged to learn new skills and independence through climbing, games, activities and an adventure course. ABC offers half-day camps, and our full-day camps offer an arts & crafts component. Email info@abckidsclimbing or check out our website at www. abckidsclimbing.com.

- Adventure Education Company Summer Sword Camp

Chautauqua Park

720-934-6890 www.adventureeducation.org

Our camp experiences are designed to give kids the opportunity to think of themselves as heroes while building teamwork and problem-solving skills as well as physical, social and mental confidence. In our unique programs, the kids take on the roles of the heroes in custom made fantasy adventure stories involving a combination of problem solving, team building, cooperation, and swashbuckling fun. We use a game of soft sword tag, costumes, props, riddles, improvisational theater, humor and our own Realm of Shards rules to play out each adventure. Our 2012 Summer Day Camp Programs are located at Chautauqua park and begin Monday, June 4 and run weekly through Friday, Aug. 10. Normal camp hours are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with an extended afternoon program that runs until 4:30 p.m.

- The Art Underground

901 Front St., Lower Level, Louisville

303-229-1127

This summer, the Art Underground will be featuring many creative camps for kids, ages 2-14. We are offering several theater class/camp production options, art technique and craft camps, LEGO camps, and dance class opportunities for several age groupings (preschool, K-second grade, second-fifth grades, fifth-ninth grades and grades 10+). Please visit www.theartunderground.org for more details.

- Boulder Parks and Recreation Kids Camp

303-413-7270 www.ci.boulder.co.us/parksrecreation/

Offering a wide variety of classes for children of all ages from June through August. Includes sailing, art, dance, tennis, drama, swimming and more. Check the website or brochure for information.

- Bright Horizons

1818 Centennial Drive, Louisville

720-413-0794 http://child-care-preschool. brighthorizons.com/CO/Louisville/louisville

The Bright Horizons Family Solutions mission is to provide innovative programs that help children, families and employers work together to be their very best. We are committed to providing the highest-quality child care, early education, and work/life solutions in the world.

We strive to nurture each child’s unique qualities and potential; support families through strong partnerships; collaborate with employers to build family-friendly workplaces; create a work environment that encourages professionalism, growth and diversity; and grow a financially strong organization. We aspire to do this so successfully that we make a difference in the lives of children and families and in the communities where we live and work.

- Camp Comfort

Near Georgetown on I-70

303-674-6400 www.campcomfort.org

Mt. Evans Hospice offers summer weekend camp for grieving children.

Registration is underway for both the June 22-24 and July 27-29 sessions of Mt. Evans Hospice’s annual Camp Comfort, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver. This unique bereavement camp is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. More than a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995.

During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation, including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing and hiking.

- Children’s Museum of Denver Summer Programs

2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver

303-433-7444 www.cmdenver.org

Join the museum this summer for hands-on, interactive and often messy activities. Call for more information.

- Colorado Academy Summer Day Camp

3800 S. Pierce St., Denver

303-914-2531 www.coloradoacademysummer.org

Colorado Academy offers summer day camps that provide fun-filled activities for children ages 5-12, including instruction and participation in tennis, arts and crafts, organized games, archery, swimming, performance arts and special activities. For more information, download or request a complete catalogue from the website.

- Connection Teen & Parent Camp

1637 28th St., Boulder

303-443-0780

Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30. Time: Friday 5:30-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Presented by: Boulder Center for Conscious Community.

Do you want a life together that is vibrant, trusting and positive? If so, join us for a hybrid indoor/outdoor adventure designed to help teens and their parent(s) discover new possibilities for their relationship. You will build connections with each other as you explore and discover your conscious and creative potential. Our goal is to foster healthy family connections by creating a safe space for teens and parents to explore issues and to have fun. Come prepared to build on your strengths and face your challenges! Call Betty Quigley at 303-443-0780. Cost is $100/person (second teen $75)

- The Cottage Excursion Day Camp

Boulder/Longmont

303-449-4380 www.cottageschools.com

A theme-based, activity-packed program with daily excursions to amusement parks, horseback riding, swimming, skating, mini golf, laser tag, bowling, museums and nature hikes, etc., in addition to the sports, games, cooking, crafts, science and other activities at the base camp. For ages 5-12, grouped by age. Regular (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and extended (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) camp hours available. Enroll by the week for two to five days a week. Summer fun program available for children ages 3-5. Infant and toddler care also available.

- Eldorado Yoga Camp

2875 County Road 67, Boulder

303-249-1671 www.EldoradoYoga.org

Kids will have a blast at fun-filled, five-day camps in Eldorado Springs. This camp integrates the mind/body/spirit benefits of yoga with traditional camp activities. Multiple sessions available at $250 per child per week, with a 50 percent discount for siblings. Sessions start June 4.

- Kiddie Academy of Broomfield

Broomfield

303-466-3635 ftp.kiddieacademy.com/broomfield/

This summer camp offers children life lessons the old-fashioned way. Kiddie Academy is a program that combines the right balance of fun and learning that helps keep kids stimulated and physically fit all summer. Children today are the first generation to grow up in an interactive world with access to just about anything they need or want through the Internet. With this new wealth of knowledge and available tools, parents are challenged to keep kids physically active and mentally stimulated during the summer months. Resident and day camps are available to children 6-12. Camps begin June 1.

- Rocky Mountain Day Camp

Boulder and Superior

303-495-5204 www.rockymtndaycamp.com

The program at Rocky Mountain Day Camp is built for fun! Campers build confidence and self-esteem through a wide variety of activities. Every activity offered is conducted by an expert staff in an age- and ability-appropriate manner. Rocky Mountain Day Camp understands that all children have a wide array of interests. This program is designed so that every camper has a rewarding experience every day. All-day programs available. Boys and girls ages 4-14 welcome. Sessions run from May 31 to Aug. 5.

- Sunflower Farm Summer Camps

11150 Prospect, Longmont

303-774-8001 www.sunflowerfarminfo.com

Farm life in the country. Giant tree houses, pony rides, zipline, feed baby animals, groom horses, collect eggs, gardening and building projects. Also join us Friday night for farm fest. No reservations needed. Summer camps run May 28 to Aug. 17.

- TEENS Inc. Summer Day Camp

151 East St., Nederland

303-258-3821 www.teensinc.org

TEENS, Inc. is offering many exciting summer camp opportunities! We kick off our summer with a week long Adventure Camp June 4-8. Our Multi-Sport Adventure week is for children ages 8-11. Activities include: two days of outdoor rock climbing, hiking/map and compass/orienteering, and culminates with a day of canoeing and picnicking at the Boulder Reservoir. Adventure Camp is led by our American Mountain Guides Association and Wilderness First Responder-certified outdoor leadership director.

Songwriting camp: A week-long, halfday songwriting camp for ages 8-11 with local singer/songwriter Lara Ruggles. Participants will learn how to write a song like their favorite recording artists. Campers will put their own lyrics to music and everyone will have a chance to make a recording of their song and perform for their family and friends. July 23-27.

- YMCA of Boulder Valley Tween and Teen Day Camps

Boulder

303-664-5455 www.ymcabv.org

Camps just for the Tween and Teen in mind!

Leaders in training program — entering eighth-10th grade. Go the distance — entering seventh-10th grade. Tween escape — entering sixth-seventh grade. Teen escape — entering eighth- 10th grade. Girl power — girls entering sixth-eighth grade. Awesome aquatics — entering seventh-10th grade.

General Overnight Camps

- YMCA of Boulder Valley Camp Santa Maria Overnight Camp

303-664-5455 www.ymcacampsantamaria.org

(Ages 6-17) There is nothing better than spending the summer in the mountains kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, skateboarding, filmmaking, creating art and roasting marshmallows by the campfire. And don’t forget making amazing friends, the awesome counselors, evenings spent playing all camp games, and performing skits. Don’t miss your chance to live and play outdoors in the Rocky Mountains this summer at YMCA Camp Santa Maria. YMCA Camp Santa Maria is located 45 minutes west of Denver on U.S. Highway 285, just past Bailey, on 1,000 acres. Our camp is surrounded

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