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2020 Summer Camps in Boulder, Colorado

Even though summer’s warm months seem a lifetime away, now’s the time to register your child(ren) for Boulder’s summer camps. Our city offers plenty by way of summer break entertainment. From nature-based activities to engaging, educational retreats, there’s something for children of all ages. 

Thorne Nature Experience 

When: search for specific dates here

Dr. Oakleigh Thorne II founded this summer camp in 1954 in an effort to foster a positive relationship between children and nature. The camp offers hands-on experiences and activities that introduce and immerse participants in our state’s beautiful and natural environment. Thorne Nature Experience provides over 150 “camp experiences” for children ages 3-15. Register here!  

Avid4 Adventure

When: sessions run from May 26 through August 14

True to its name, this summer camp takes kids on wild adventures in Colorado’s great outdoors. From mountain biking sessions to kayaking clinics, and everything in between, your child will be exposed to adventure sports and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. What better way to spend the summer than breathing in all this fresh mountain air? Learn more here

Food Lab Kids Summer Camp 

When: sessions run from May 26 – August 3

Give your children the gift of empowerment in the kitchen and spur a healthy relationship with food through Food Lab’s summer camp programs for children. Geared toward children ages 6 and up, this exciting day camp teaches participants an array of kitchen skills. In addition to cooking, children will also learn about food’s cultural context, incorporating healthy ingredients, and connecting with each other through nourishing, homemade meals. Register for the first week’s classes here, or visit the main page to explore all camp options! 

Camp Indigo

When: June 1 – June 5

Originating in Oakland, California, this summer day camp for trans and gender diverse youth is bringing its wonderful operation to Boulder. Spanning five days, Camp Indigo offers two different sessions for children ages 4-12 and teens 12-15. Younger kids will rotate from art, maker, and science activities while interacting with campers from different age groups. Camp Indigo’s teen session takes participants out for a hiking excursion, complete with camping, survival skill lessons, and more. Reserve your child’s spot here

UC Boulder Tech Camps

When: sessions run from June 15 through July 24

UC Boulder offers a plethora of technology-based camps throughout the summer. Camp sessions are led by experienced counselors and may include AI, coding, robotics, film, game design, and more. This camp gives kids a headstart in the competitive tech industry and inspires innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, and imagination that they can take back to school with them in the fall. Sign your happy camper up today.   

Bixby Summer Camp

When: TBD

This camp’s testimonials say it all. Parents love Bixby Summer Camp – almost as much as their kids. Camps include a wide variety of activities like swimming, hiking, and playing interactive indoor games with peers. Bixby School consistently receives rave reviews from students, and its summer camp is no different. Contact Bixby for more information about registration. 

Boulder’s myriad summer camps foster stewardship with our earth and our community while empowering children to learn, grow, imagine, and love. These engaging day camps focus on building up our kids, encouraging self love, acceptance, and joy. Make the most out of summer break with these inspiring camps. 

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