By Vicki Little
Most kids are back in school now (and I am SO jealous since my track-school kiddos are running around my house in chaos), and after spending two fun-filled weeks with kids at home many parents have started dreaming of summer camps to avoid having to live through it again! Okay, maybe you just want to make your kids happy and keep their brains from turning to mush with a great day camp. Whichever the reason, here are five great educational day camps you should check out:
Bits, Bytes & Bots offers a variety of classes for ages 6-14 that are centered on bits, bytes and bots! Classes range from robotics to stop-motion animated movie making, and even game creation! The camp uses the Lego® Mindstorm® NXT robots and stay on the cutting edge of technology.
- Located at 4085 Lark Sparrow St. Highlands Ranch, CO
- Enrollment will be available mid-January
- Tuition ranges from $250-$300 with discounted combination classes available
Colorado Academy Summer Camps allow for students to enhance their academics or even just pursue an area of interest! Many of the academic camps can even be combined with participation in other Colorado Academy Day Camps!
- Located at 3800 South Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80235
- Enrollments will open mid-January
- Pricing will be available mid-January
Denver Montclair International School offers day camps to children ages 3-7 that is geared towards introducing students to new languages through learning, sports, activities, and fun. No prior experience in other languages is needed, and courses are offered in French, Spanish, and Mandarin.
- Located at 206 Red Cross Way, Denver CO, 80230
- Enrollment will be open soon
- Tuition is $250-$400
Mad Science camp offers half and full day camps that allow kids to use their five senses to discover what science is really all about. The camps are a mix of class sessions, outdoor games, and hands-on applications tailored to a variety of ages. Each camper gets to create, build and assemble different take-home projects.
- 8 locations in the Denver Metro area
- Enrollments now open!
- Tuition ranges from $189-$320
Quill Kids is a camp geared towards budding authors from 6 to 13 years of age. A recreational day camp, Quill Kids puts excitement and understanding into the process of writing in an informal group setting that makes writing easy and fun.
- Camps will take play in different places through the Denver Metro area
- Enrollment will open soon
- Tuition was $85 in 2013
Did we miss a camp you really love? Please add it in the comments.
Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two young kids. A Colorado native, she is the Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Aurora and Downtown Denver. When she isn’t writing or trying to keep up with her kids or she can be found volunteering, reading, or enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.
February 8, 2017 @ 4:15 pm
We’d love for our youth writing camps to be added to your list. The Denver Writing Project at the University of Colorado Denver hosts summer youth writing camps in several locations in and around metro Denver for aspiring writers ages 10-18. All camps are taught by licensed K-12 teachers who specialize in literacy instruction. You can learn more about our upcoming camps on our website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Centers/denverwritingproject/DWPcamp/Pages/default.aspx.
Nicole Piasecki, Director
Denver Writing Project