Summer Camps in the Denver Area

kids playing tug of war at Denver summer camp

If you haven’t already registered for Summer Camps in the Denver area, now is the time! We hope this guide will help you plan a fun summer while giving you a break! Summer camps in Denver offers something for every budget, age, and interest from sports to theater to dance and so much more!

Camp Invention

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! At Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From designing a light-up ball game to tackling global water challenges to starring in a prototyping game show, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25.

Summer at Kent Denver School

Summer at Kent Denver offers all children ages 4-18 the opportunity to experience creative, hands-on learning in the arts, athletics, our Tiny Farm Day Camp, academics, innovation and technology. With more than 100 offerings to choose from, there’s summer fun for everyone! Located in Englewood at the school’s beautiful 200-acre campus, Summer at Kent Denver allows families to customize and build a schedule that is engaging for kids and convenient for parents and guardians. From visiting farm animal friends to developing their writing, designing or athletic skills, campers will pursue their passions in a caring, supportive environment.

Summer Day Camps in Denver

Camp Galileo

Kids have tons of fun at Galileo camps. But along the way, they also learn something with the potential to change them—and the world—profoundly. They learn how to innovate. With every STEAM project they create and teamwork challenge they take on, they’re practicing a whole new way to look at the world, to apply what they know and see their endeavors through to the end. Today it’s a perfectly calibrated catapult or a detailed dinosaur costume. Tomorrow it could be a school project or a neighborhood initiative—or a brand-new, game-changing idea the world has never seen before. Six Denver locations. Learn more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with keepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! The goal of these programs is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals, as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie youth directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through live animal presentations, games, Zoo hikes and time with nature, camp mentors will help children provide a link between people and the natural world. Learn more.

Colorado Summer Academy

Colorado Academy Summer Programs encourage Self Discovery. Campers identify passions, nurture talents, and increase skills.  In our Traditional Camp, campers sample athletic, creative, and waterfront activities that are engaging and fun.  And our Specialty Camps allow individuals to customize their own schedules with intriguing and challenging options. Learn more.

Dream Big Day Camp

Running camp with an emotional intelligence of “teaching life” through camp is what we do. We don’t just throw out a bunch of balls and say, “GO.” There is a process; a beginning, a middle and an end. There are take-a-ways and instructional moments. We stress winning graciously, losing with dignity, tolerating differences and managing projects that push comfort zones. Campers improve skill development, enjoy 20+ activities from basketball to science to dance and make meaningful connections. If they don’t leave our program feeling 14 ft. tall then we aren’t doing something right. Oh, and we eat a lot of ice cream and race down our water slides too. Learn more.

International School of Denver

Every week at the International School of Denver, your child will explore the world while moving their body, expanding their mind, developing new skills, and forming new friendships.  New programs are offered each week, giving you the flexibility to pick and choose the ones that work best for your summer plans. Whichever ISDenver summer program you choose, your child will thrive in a safe and supportive learning environment. Join us for a summer filled with language and fun! Learn more.

KidzToPros Summer Camp

Exercise the body. Exercise the mind. Set your kids up for a future full of happiness and success with KidzToPros’ summer camps. At KidzToPros, we’ve made it our mission to provide summer Sports, STEM and Arts camps, taught by our best-in-class instructors, that equip the next generation with the skills they need to change the world. Various locations around the metro. Learn more.

South Suburban Parks and Recreation Camps

Kids can learn, play and make new friends at South Suburban camps! Activities at full-day licensed camps include games, crafts, swimming and more. Specialty camps focused on sports, arts and education are also available.

Steve & Kate’s Camp

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. For 43 years, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence. Campers choose minute to minute from a variety of activities. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long. You can buy a Day Pass here and 22 there, or go for the whole shebang with a Summer Pass. You don’t even have to tell us when you’re going to show up (or pretend like you know when you’re going to show up). If you have unused passes left over, we’ll automatically refund them in full at summer’s end. Lunch, snacks, and all hours, 8am–6pm, included. Learn more

YMCA Summer Camp

Choose your fun, choose your adventure. Customize your YMCA Summer Camp experience. At the Y, we know the welcoming places we create for kids today will shape our communities tomorrow. And every YMCA Summer Camp provides that safe and supportive environment where kids play, explore, and lift each other up, learning values they’ll build on all their lives. Choose one camp or mix and match your favorites based on your schedule and interests. Shape your summer and the future at the YMCA! Learn more.

STEM Camps

iD Tech

Getting hands-on with the latest tech. Finding like-minded friends and expert mentors. Exploring a university campus and igniting a love for future learning. There’s so much to look forward to at iD Tech! Guarantee an unforgettable experience for your child. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more. Ages 7-17. Learn more.

Air + Space Camp at Wings Over the Rockies Museum

At our Air & Space Summer Camp, your student will be immersed in a week-long aerospace experience. Our in-person camps cover STEAM-related subjects for elementary and middle schoolers. Take a trip to Mars, fly drones, learn about deep space travel and a whole lot more! Learn more.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Day Camps are the perfect introduction to science and nature for younger kids. With a small staff-to-camper ratio, our Day Camps foster a positive learning environment through hikes, games, crafts, and outdoor play. For campers ages 10-13, we offer Progressive Camps, which dive deep into advancing your campers’ birding skills, and learn all about different ecosystems. All Day Camps take place at Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO, and are led by a team of professional environmental educators. Learn more.

Mad Science of Colorado

Summer is just around the corner! Mad Science camps offer a combination of hands on science, outdoor games, and cool demonstrations for kids grads K-5. We offer a choice of half-day and full-day camps to fit any schedule. Mad Science partners with local rec centers, community centers, and anywhere summer camps are held! Learn more.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (SOLD OUT)

Summer Day Camps get brains and bodies moving! Learn and play as we experiment, create, build, ask questions, and develop a knowledge of and passion for science. Our camps are led by experienced educators offering the best opportunity for fun and learning.
For full day camps, children must be at least 5 years of age on or before their first day of camp. Learn more.

Keystone Science School

KSS camp programs blend hands-on science with outdoor, experiential education to create the best summer camp experience. Learn more.

Kookalooz STEM Camps

One week full day camps for kids 5 – 10 years old. Themes include energy, engineering, physics and more. Learn more.

Silicon STEM Academy

Camp themes include Minecraft Modding, robotics, coding, VR game design, YouTube, stop motion animation and more. Two locations are offered: Silicon STEM Academy in Denver and Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora. Learn more.


Snapology offers the best S.T.E.A.M. camps in the area (multiple locations near Denver). We offer camps and workshops year-round, including spring break camps, summer camps, holiday break camp and camps during teacher in-service days. Your kids will love our fun camp topics and themes. Shh, don’t tell them it’s educational! Learn more.

STEAM Speciality Camps at JCC Denver

For future engineers, artists, and scientists… or anyone who like explosions, building robots, or likes to create things with different media! Get your STEAM fix this summer with two hours of project-based learning, facilitated by the best instructors in town. In addition to Specialty Instruction, campers will enjoy free swim, water games, and other camp activities as well as chugim (free choice activities). On Fridays, campers join the whole camp for Friday FUNday and camp-wide Shabbat programming. Sessions offered June 5 – August 18. Learn more.

Art Summer Camps in Denver

ArtSpark Creative Studio

We now offer 5-day, M-F Camps/Clubs for school-aged groups instead of our M-Th Camps/Clubs in past years! Friday afternoons during 1st-8th grade camps will showcase each camper’s style and work throughout the week in a special Artist Celebration! Also included in each 1st-8th grade camp or club is a FREE Sketchbook! We will use these in the studio and each day will end with a Sketchbook Challenge to encourage at home practice and creative thinking. Learn more.

Art Students League of Denver

We believe that giving kids the tools to create freely is fundamental to a healthy and happy childhood. Our youth courses and camps, available for kids ages 6–13, encourage young artists to explore while also giving them the foundational skills they need to make their artistic ideas come to life. We offer spaces for creating that are fun, non-competitive, and non-outcome based so that kids can truly experience the full range of artistic creation. Learn more.

Athena Project

Our unparalleled Girls Create summer camp program ignites the passions and talents of 6th to 10th grade girls in playwriting, comedy, fashion design, and new this year, Artfully Minded. Professionals teach, guest artists share their expertise, and mentors from the community guide and encourage – empowering girls to lead and to affect change in themselves and others through creative learning. Emphasis is placed on the creation process and not the final outcome. Learn more.

Denver Art Museum

From June 5 to August 11, ignite your child’s inner artist with the Denver Art Museum’s summer camp offerings. These weeklong day camps encourage kids to get inspired by the DAM collection and to create their own art. This year, campers can sign up to practice their sketchbook skills, explore the intersection of art and nature, design a museum-inspired play, and more! Learn more.

Ceramics in the City

Check out pottery, clay and other art camps with weekly themes. Learn more.

Curious Jane

It’s summer day camp for girls who like to make things! CJ’s crafty, project-based themes all revolve around science + engieneering + design. Summer DIY full of color, creativity, energy and FUN! Learn more.

Young Writer’s Summer Camps

Lighthouse’s summer camps are designed to give every writer a space of their own: somewhere they can explore, express themselves, and find like-minded souls. Half-day camps will focus on a specific genre, technique, or form, so that campers can dive deeper into craft and produce focused work. Intensives are designed to help writers learn about several genres before focusing in on one, so that they can explore elements of screenwriting, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction before diving deep into a chosen genre. We can’t wait to see what they produce! Learn more.

Theater Camps in the Denver

Audience of One Youth Theater

Whether your student is looking to try out theater for the first time, polish their skills, or simply have fun with friends, these one-to-two-week camps  are the perfect addition to your summer plans! Your 5-18 year old will spend their days learning musical theater skills while rehearsing, playing theater games, participating in outdoor activities, and getting to know new friends! Learn more.

Kent Denver School

Summer at Kent Denver School offers all children ages 4–18 the opportunity to experience innovative, creative, hands-on learning in the arts, athletics, our Tiny Farm Day Camp, academics, innovation and technology. Explore our more than 120 amazing class offerings in 2023 to start planning a summer of fun for your camper. Learn more.

Noteable Kids Arts Center

All of our camps are fun, engaging, and encouraging! Taught by Experienced Pro Actors/Directors/Choreographers, using professional techniques, we offer each student the opportunity to grow, learn, and feel great! They will learn acting skills through improvisation and character development, receive renowned vocal training, and delight in engaging choreography where applicable! Every student gets a chance to shine with a role and a solo in a workshop performance at the end of each week. Learn more.

Performing Arts Academy

PAA has a  large selection of Summer Performing Arts camps & Summer Show camps for pre-K through 12th grade. Learn more.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids

We are excited to present in-person summer camps indoor for our Denver families, and both outdoor and indoor for our Boulder families. Learn more.

Wolf Theatre Academy

One of Denver’s most acclaimed youth theatre programs with opportunities to work alongside professional theatre artists and to be part of award-winning productions that are open to everyone. Students will develop acting, singing, and dancing techniques in an intensive rehearsal schedule. Learn more.

Sports Camps

Aerial Cirque Over Denver

Do you have a child who swings on ropes, loves to climb, and runs fearlessly to the monkey bars? Our aerial dance summer camp at Aerial Cirque Over Denver is perfect for that high-energy, adventurous spirit! Learn more.

Avid4 Adventure Summer Camp

Our week long Expedition Camps transport 5th-12th graders to some of the most stunning, secluded natural spaces for an authentic and transformative experience. Learn more.

MSU Denver

Movement Rock Climbing Camp (Golden)

Our 5-day indoor climbing camp will be the highlight of your child’s summer! Your child’s development includes the skills of belaying and tying into the rope and the movement and problem solving skills needed in climbing. Climbers get to face challenges, build problem solving skills and build self confidence rock climbing and bouldering in a supportive environment with positive peer interaction.  Though our camps are indoors, we will break off into groups and have outside yard games each day! Learn more.

Pedalheads Biking Camps

Get biking in Colorado! Since 1995, we’ve helped over 600,000 kids gain confidence on their bikes. We are best known for helping kids get off training wheels and progress towards riding safely on the road. We also have exciting trail riding camps for kids looking to explore other terrain. Learn more.

Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps

Learn what it takes to make it in the sports broadcasting industry, train with top professional sportscasters, meet professional athletes and coaches, develop public speaking, writing, recording and editing skills, and so much more. Coming to the University of Denver, June 26-30. Learn more.



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