2020 Guide To Summer Camps Around Denver - Denver Moms

2020 Guide to Denver Summer Camps

As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in and around Denver is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out, particularly since so many book up quickly! While summer in Denver makes many of us think of ice cream, summer bucket lists, playgrounds, and water play, we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece childcare and entertainment together week by week and month by month.

Thankfully, the Denver Metro Area has are tons of awesome, unique summer camp programs for children, whether they’re into sports, technology, adventuring, building, sailing, STEM activities, arts, animals, nature, or anything else! We hope to take some of the work out of the research for busy parents by providing this easy-to-navigate, comprehensive guide to AMAZING summer camps in and around the Denver Metro area.

Be sure to check out the comprehensive list of Denver summer camps at the bottom of this guide!

Avid4Adventure - Summer Camp - Denver Moms


Build your child’s confidence this summer!

Avid4 Adventure summer camps teach pre-K – 12th graders of all skill and ability levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. Using our time-tested curriculum, our experienced instructors (all 21+ and certified in CPR and First Aid at minimum) give campers solid outdoor skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Camps run weekly at four Denver locations June – August.

Day Camps available for Pre K – 7th
Overnight Camps available for 1st – 12th

Learn more and sign up at Avid4.com, call 720-249-2412 or email info@avid4.com.

Inspire the engineer in your high school student!

Come develop, innovate, discover, fly, roll, and prototype with us this summer! At CU Denver, we’re offering six different Engineering + Innovation camps designed to ignite the engineer in everyone. Each camp is designed for high school students, ages 14 – 18; previous engineering experience is not necessary! Scholarships available!


Trackers Earth Denver - Denver Summer Camps

Introduce your child to guided outdoor adventure, fantastic stories, and new friends with award-winning Trackers Earth summer camps!

Trackers summer day-camps for grades K – 10 set the standard of safety for outdoor camps while bringing new and old friends together through fantastic adventures! Campers learn new skills like archery, fishing, survival, teamwork, and more while exploring local wilderness.

Trackers offers one of the longest camp days in Denver. Flexible check-in from 7:30am – 8:30am & flexible check-out from 3pm – 3:30pm. Add affordable Extended Camp until 6pm.

Camps for Summer 2020 include:

  • Rangers Survival: Stealth & Bow for Grades 6-10
  • Story Adventures & Outdoor Adventures (Grades K)
  • Wilderness Survival & Archery (Grades 1-5)
  • Fishing & Foraging (Grades 1-5)
  • Ninjas & Secret Agents (Grades 1-5)
  • Elves, Wizards & Dragons – LARP Camps (Grades 1-5)


Talk to the Camera - Best Denver Summer Camps - Denver Moms

Does your child want to make movies like Gerwig, Coppola, Spielberg, and Scorcese? Or perhaps you have a budding YouTube star or TikTok sensation?

Award-winning Video & Moviemaking Camps spark imagination through STEAM-Based, hands-on curriculum, that’s super-fun and engaging!

Your kids become storytellers, content creators, and build communication skills.

Lots of new camps this summer, with half and full-day oppourtinities!

  • Harry Potter Movie Making
  • Stop-Motion
  • Star Wars FX
  • YOUth TUBEr
  • and more!

Walk the Red Carpet at an end of summer screening to wrap up all the movie magic!


Keystone Science School - Best Denver Summer Camps - Denver Moms

Keystone Science School summer camps are for kids ages 5-17 and combine Science, Adventure, and FUN!

Programs include overnight, adventure, and day camp.

Our flagship program is our overnight camp with each session including a backpacking overnight, summit hike, team-building activities, songs by the campfire, and new friends.

Our adventure programs (Keystone Voyager and Keystone Mountain Adventure) travel to a variety of natural areas in Colorado and Utah and include rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, and more. All Day Camps are all based in Keystone, Colorado and each weeklong session has its own unique theme.

Visit our website to learn more and register!


Trackers Earth Denver - Denver Summer Camps

Make summer break is a new adventure every day!

Denver Tour Club is the ultimate flexible-schedule, urban explorer adventure camp offering exercise and experiential learning opportunities through field trips.

Along the way we create an atmosphere of fun and mutual respect by demonstrating and setting an expectation for inclusion, curiosity and open-mindedness. Our belief is that these experiences will inspire participants to take a mindset of exploration and kindness into the rest of their lives.

Campers will play at area water parks and pools, challenge climbing walls, tour the Capitol building, inspire their inner creative at the Denver Art Museum, meet some wild friends at the Denver Zoo, see what’s splashing at the Downtown Aquarium, and so much more!


iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with over 450,000 alumni and 20+ years of experience.

Weeklong, day and overnight programs for ages 7-18 held at 150+ prestigious campuses including University of Denver, Caltech, and NYU.

Kids and teens learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more!

Students explore a top campus with new friends, learn from world-class instructors, and create impressive projects for their portfolios. Small class sizes are guaranteed (no more than 10 students per instructor) to ensure proper pacing for all skill levels.

iD Tech Camps for Kids and Teens will be held at the University of Denver and Mile High Academy.

Other Denver Metro Area Summer Camp Opportunities

ABC Kids Climbing
Adam’s Camp
Adventure Quest Renaissance
Ajax Sleepaway
Art Garage, Visual Art Camps
Arts HUB Camp
Avid4 Adventure
Beginner Climbing Camp
Bladium Day & Soccer Camps
Bold Earth Adventure Camp
Camp Chautauqua
Camp Chief Ouray YMCA
Camp Eden
Camp Granite Lake
Camp Gratitude
Camp Kind
Camp Timberline
Colorado Academy
Colorado Mountain Ranch
Colorado Water Sports
Conscious Summer Explorers
CU Denver LYNX Arts & Media
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
DCPA Summer Programs
Denver Parks & Recreation
Denver Zoo Summer Safari
Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps
Dryland Sports
Engineering for Kids
Funshine Summer Camp
Girls Who Code
Great Play (multiple locations)
iD Tech Summer Camps at DU
Iliff Preschool School-Age Adventure Camp
International School of Denver Summer Camp
JCC Denver Summer Camps
Kids Connections Summer Camp
Keystone Science School
La Sal Mountains Explorer Camp
Montessori School of Denver Summer Camp
My Gym Arvada
Play-Well TEKnologies Lego-Inspired Camps
Ramah in the Rockies
Rocky Ridge Music Center
School of Rock Music Camps
School of the Poetic City
Skyhawks Youth Sports Camps
Silicon STEM Academy
Snapology STEM Camps
Soccer IQ Academy
Stapleton All-Sports
Studio Arts Boulder
Summer at Kent Denver
Tada Gymnastics
Talk to the Camera
Teen Bouldering Camp
The Urban Farm Summer Camps
UNCO Summer Enrichment Programs
University of Denver: Summer at Ricks
YMCA of Boulder Valley
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
YMCA of the Rockies
YMCA Pikes Peak Region
WonderCo Summer Camp

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