Boulder Weekly, Kids Camp 2012

Day Camps

- Arvada Center Summer Camps


6901 Wadsworth Blvd.

Monday to Friday. These inspiring and creative camps offer experiences in ceramics, dance, drama, humanities, music, photography and visual arts. Programs are designed for kids ages 1 1/2 to 18 to learn new skills, discover new interests and, most importantly, have fun! Camps start June 4 and fill fast. Registration begins March 7.

- Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Summer Programs

3001 Industrial Ln. #12


June 18 - July 28 (four- and six-week options available) The School of BNC offers summer programs for dancers of all ages, abilities and aspirations. The School of BNC has wonderful programs introducing our youngest dancers into the world of dance ­— including our ever-popular Fairytale Ballet Camp and Dance With Me for toddlers and their caregivers. The School of BNC also offers unique programs for older beginners, including adults. For intermediate and advanced dancers, we help them hone their skills and rise to their highest artistic ability. Come try a free class before enrolling, offer expires May 7.

- Boulder Dinner Theatre Academy

5501 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder


Drama Camp — Students entering grades six through 12 are invited to participate in an intensive training in the dramatic arts, with an emphasis on singing, dancing and acting. Academy students will learn the basics of producing their performance from beginning to end, including lighting, sound, set design and stage management. BDT Academy’s Summer Drama Camp sessions are held twice each summer for three weeks.

City Drama Camps — BDT Academy also has summer drama camps for children ages 5-12, in cooperation with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department. We offer nine week-long drama camps, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The camps are held at Salberg Park at the corner of 19th Street and Elder Avenue. Each week is different and uses the technique of “playmaking,” which lets the children use their imagination to adapt a familiar story or write their own script. Each day consists of script writing or review, drama instruction, set and costume making, rehearsal and outdoor playtime.

- Boulder Stars Show Choir

Mountain View United Methodist, Boulder


Join the Boulder Stars Show Choir 2012 Summer Camp (ages 8-14) for a joyful adventure in singing, dancing and performing Broadway, pop and more! Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Friday performance at 5 p.m.

- Camp Oonie Koonie Cha Early Childhood Music Camp



Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session I June 4-8, Session II June 11-15 Registration fee: $45 Tuition: $195 Camp Oonie Koonie Cha is an action-packed, cross-curricular musical experience for young children ages 4 to 8. Join us this year for “Jungle Jive,” a magical, musical safari! Rumble through the jungle dancing like wild animals. Practice African drumming and make your own masks and instruments. Jeff Kagan joins us full-time this year to lead Science and Sound with his interactive explorations and even a live critter or two. Music integrated with art, science, dramatic play, storytelling and Orff xylphone orchestra. Your kids will be singing and playing along with their CD all year long! Low 8:1 student teacher ratio, and all teachers and guides are experienced early childhood educators.

- CenterStage Theater Company

Boulder County


CenterStage Theatre Company provides a rich atmosphere that leads young people into excellence in the vast world of theatre arts, thus building confidence, self-esteem, community awareness and friendships that last a lifetime. These two-week, full-day camps are for kids entering fourth to ninth grade in the fall and will end with a complete musical production. Please visit www. for details.

- Colorado Music Festival

900 Baseline Rd., Boulder


Programs are designed to introduce kids ages 4-18 to the excitement of live classical music. In addition to the workshop, kids receive a free concert ticket and a 50 percent off voucher for an accompanying adult to attend a Colorado Music Festival Orchestra concert.

- Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare

University of Colorado, Boulder


Ages 6-18. Unlock the magic of Shakespeare’s language with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s wildly popular summer acting programs. Camp Shakespeare is a three-week intensive for ages 10-18, in which campers rehearse and perform Shakespeare’s plays on the Mary Rippon stage! Camp Shakespeare runs July 16 to Aug. 3 from 1 to 5 pm. Shakespeare’s Sprites, now in its second year, is a week-long mini camp for 6- to 9-year-olds, held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 303-492-1973 or email csfedout@ to sign up. Visit our website at for more information.

- Curious Theatre Company



Curious New Voices is an intensive summer playwriting workshop for ages 15-21. This three-week program involves writing an original short play with the help of experienced instructors and nationally recognized playwrights. The camp culminates in a staged reading festival.

- Dance Camps at Reverence!

11th Annual Dance Camps at Reverence Academy of Dance 1370 Miners Dr., #103, Lafayette


Classes are specific to age range and class level so that you will have fun in all classes and be challenged in the dance classes: Ballet, Character, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and, of course, go to the pool and have a performance at the end of the week. Help yourself improve in all your dance technique, musicality and performance skills! Develop the triple threat in Lafayette!

For juniors (3-4 years old and 5-6 years old), half-day camps are $100 week.

For those 7 and older, full-day camps are $200 week.

See our website to register online and for details! Camps are held weekly from June 11 to Aug. 3.

- Denver Center Theater Academy

1101 13th St., Denver


Co-ed daytime drama programs. Ages 5-18. Learn to act, sing, dance and design sets. All classes taught by professional actors and directors from the DCPA. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 11 through Aug. 10. $200-$450. Scholarships available.

- Dog House Music Rock & Roll Camp for teens & kids


For beginners, advanced players and bands, our week-long teen camps focus on original songwriting and lessons to improve your technique. Learn from seasoned instructors and band coaches using professional gear, and prepare for your final show — a real gig in a real venue! Half-day kids’ program also available, focusing on basic technique and songwriting. Programs available for ages 6-17. We are locally owned and operated since we opened our doors in 2003. Referral bonus for new campers.

- Flying High & Acting Up!

Kids Summer Aerial Arts Camp

3022 E. Sterling Circle, #C, Boulder


Has your child ever dreamed of flying — the amazing freedom, the weightlessness, the excitement? Join professional teachers of aerial arts, dance and physical theater for an exciting camp! Students ages 8-16 are invited to Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Studio to have fun learning skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, hoop, juggling, acrobatics and so much more. Students will work to combine dance, theater and improvisation to cultivate the skills necessary to become a performing artist. We will adapt a myth or legend into a script that will become the basis of the culminating performance. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! Students will divide into groups based on age and ability. Six weeks to choose from!

- Guitars Etc. “Rock” Camp


Guitar Hero ... in real life! Have fun learning songs and performing them as a band and be coached by professional musicians. For ages 9-17.

- Imagination! Circus Arts Camp


4747 N. 26th St., Boulder

Imagination! Circus Arts Camp is a chance for kids of any skill level to literally join the circus! The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an entire week. Kids not only learn various circus skills, they also learn how to prepare a specialized act of their choice for presentation, as well as how to rehearse a full show that includes an allcamp finale! It is a jam-packed week with tons of fun and energy. Each child picks his or her act of focus as a “major.” They then follow a schedule that changes each day to fit the needs of that particular group of campers and their skills. The schedule includes “major” rehearsal times, as well as group finale rehearsals that include everything from acro-stunting and mini-tramp to Chinese pole and teeterboard. In between, we work on theatre and performance techniques through games and exercises that progress each day. The last day of the session, the campers rehearse the fulllength show, and then perform the onehour show for their friends and family!

Sessions are July 16-20 and July 23-27. For ages 8-16, $300 per child, per session.

- Kamp Kutandara

5401 Western Ave., Boulder


Ages 4-14. June dates Monday through Friday. 9 to 11:30 a.m. for 4-5 years old; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 6-14 years old. Summer camp with a crosscultural twist! Three one-week sessions.

Give your child an experience to remember this summer! African drumming and dance, Zimbabwean marimba (ages 6-14), African crafts, new friends and great fun! Nonperishable snack, lunch (if staying until 1 p.m.) and water bottle needed. No prior musical experience necessary. Family discounts and scholarships available. Call Kutandara Center at 303-443-2969, email info@ or visit www.kutandara. com for more information or to register.

- A Midsummer Day’s Dream String Camp

7100 South Boulder Rd., Boulder


A Midsummer Day’s Dream String Camp. Ages 5-105. Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, with July 21 student concert at 2 p.m. and a Thursday faculty concert at 7 p.m. Violin, viola, cello and string quartet. Featuring renowned, award-winning teachers and guest artists from Boston's renowned A Far Cry string ensemble, Come to AMSDD to expand your musicianship and have an awesome time doing it! We offer composition, music appreciation, theory, sight-reading, master classes, orchestral training, improvisation, conducting, fiddle, a beginning program and more. Advanced string quartet seminar for advanced quartet training.

- Mojo’s Music ROCK BAND CAMP

1350 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 1, Longmont


Live music day camp. New sessions begin every Monday through Friday all summer long. 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. We choose music that is fun and intelligent. In the past, we’ve done Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, James Brown, B.B. King and more.

Students learn a couple songs per day with professional music instructors all week long. By the end of the week we are ready to perform a concert for parents and friends to watch. The performance takes place during the last hour of camp on Friday afternoon, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Mojo’s Music. Students receive a T-shirt and DVD recording of their concert at the end of the week.

- Parlando School for the Arts


Parlando School for the Arts offers summer camps and programs for all instruments, ages and abilities, including Summer Music Safari (for young children), Kids-n-Keys, intro classes for most instruments, musical theater and more.

- Peanut Butter Players Sum Fun Musical Theater

990 Public Road, Lafayette


Four one-week workshops in which students will study a modern American musical, learn songs and dances and scenes, and perform them for parents on the last day. Ages 7-18. June 4-8 is Snoopy!!! June 11-15 is Jungle Book. July 23-27 is Wizard of Oz. July 30-Aug. 10 is Kiss Me, Kate (advanced).

- Pegasus Groups (Girls Only!)

Pegasus Programs are Adventure Quests designed to specifically focus on the social, emotional and developmental needs of girls. It is an adventure with more social situations, fewer battles, more riddles and puzzles and, of course, more animal encounters. Join an all-girl group with an all-female staff.

- Reel Kids



Lights! Camera! Action! This fun, high-energy summer camp is packed with improv games, costumes, crazy characters and the very popular "Friday Super Soaker" water gun fight! Each student will rehearse a scene of their choice and discover how to use their own unique personalities to bring their character alive on film. They will also have the opportunity to work on a film crew and learn the basics of movie-making as well. All students will receive a professionally edited DVD of their film and are invited to an end of summer "Red Carpet Premiere Night" for friends and family. (Ages 8-16) New! Spring Break Camp! March 26-30, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 11-15, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 18-22, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 25-29, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(Teen only camp! age 12-16) July 16-20, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 23-27, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 30- Aug. 3, M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

- Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts

200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette


Join us for our summer term June 18 – July 28. Music camps, classes and workshops for all ages and abilities during our six-week term include Music Together, a nationally-certified program featuring songs, movement and instrument play for kids up to 7; Jump Start to Middle School Band for rising sixth graders to build on the skills learned in fifth grade; C’s Jazz in Summer, jazz band and improv classes for all ages; Suzuki Guitar Camp for ages 5-7; String Camp for ages 6-9; Young Strings for ages 3-6; Meet the Instruments for ages 4-9 to explore woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings and keyboard instruments; Classically Kids for ages 9-13; Broadway Kids for ages 9-13; Princess Music Camp for ages 4-6 with singing, dancing, games; World Music Workshops with the Brubeck Brothers, Time for Three and La Clave Secreta and much more. We also offer individual and small group lessons for all ages, all instruments, voice, theory and composition.

- Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids — Summer Performing Arts Camp

Boulder and Denver


May 29 - Aug. 12. Younger Company (ages 5-8): Beauty & The Beast, Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's Web and more! Comprehensive three-week performing arts curriculum for young performers. Combine camps for a full day and save $200.

Older Company (ages 8-16): In our 17th summer! Narnia, Aladdin, Gleeful 2 and more! Curriculum includes dance technique, character study, voice training, and more.

Actors Academy for the Performing Arts (formerly Rocky Mountain Theatre for Teens) (ages 14-22): Broadway Boot Camp is a unique 10-day theater training intensive where dedicated student performers choose a track in either musical theater or drama and study daily with top theatre industry professionals. Our final Showcase will include material from Rent, West Side Story, The Producers, Spring Awakening, Spamalot and more. Students will attend approximately 60 hours of master classes in acting, dance, voice, and auditioning.

- Rocky Ridge Music Center

465 Longs Peak Rd., Estes Park


Ages 10 and up. This summer music camp, located at the foot of Long's Peak near Estes Park, offers a variety of overnight camp sessions designed for music students who want to advance their musical skills in an intense, creative and nurturing environment. Now in its 71st year, Rocky Ridge seminars are designed to improve and broaden musical skills in the areas of strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and voice, through solo, chamber, orchestral and composition studies, all under the guidance of a world-class faculty and guest artists. Every Sunday afternoon features Music in the Mountains Faculty Concerts.

Junior Student Seminars (ages 10-15) June 12-24, July 31-Aug 12; Young Artist Seminar (ages 15-24) June 26-July 29; Adult Piano Seminar (ages 18 and up) June 6-10; Chamberre in the Rockies (ages 18 and up) Aug 15-19; Early Music Festival & Workshop (ages 18 and up) Aug 22-27.

- School of Rock

3280 20th St., Boulder


Forget arts and crafts and morning swimming lessons. This summer, kids 7-18 will get the ultimate summer camp experience: a chance to be immersed in the fundamentals of rock and roll with School of Rock Summer Camps! There are two types of camps: Performance Camps and Recording/Engineering Camps. Students enrolled in the Rock and Roll Performance Camps will spend a full week working in a hands-on atmosphere learning performance techniques and the art of being in a rock band. The Recording/Engineering Camp will enable students to learn the basic skills and techniques associated with recording and producing a song from the ground up.

- Wolf Theatre Academy

350 S. Dahlia St., Denver


Grades pre-K to 12. At the Wolf Theatre Academy, our students work with seasoned theatrical professionals who are also versed in the art of theatre education. Our students grow through encouragement in an environment that supports their development as individuals and as artists. Ageappropriate programming allows younger children to focus on play, fun, creation and fantasy, while older students learn the skills that will enable them to approach demanding dramatic material. Our three-week mainstage production classes are fully mounted productions produced by professionals featuring students in grades 6-12.