Boulder-Area 2019 Martin Luther King’s Day Camps

Summer Camp Enrollment Is Underway

Summer camp enrollment has kicked off, and some popular programs may already be filling up. We are busy putting the final touches on our new redesign (more on that soon!) but in the meantime are keeping an up-to-date list of 2019 Boulder-area summer camps so you can get started planning. The list includes Avid4 Adventure, Boulder Dinner Theatre, Thorne Nature and many, many more.

Boulder-Area Thanksgiving Break Camps

Thanksgiving break is coming up already! If you are looking for camps to fill the weekdays before and after the holiday, we’ve put together a list for you. Register soon – some are already full!


A brand new Campanizer experience is launching in a few weeks. Check it out!


Shredder Ski
Monday – Tuesday November 19-20, 2018 9am – 4pm or 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
$60/full-day or $35/half-day
Ages 3 – 10 (must be potty-trained)
Camp activities include skiing/snowboarding, forts, sports/games, sledding, arts & crafts, approx. 30 minutes of a movie/show, and more! There will be a snack break in the AM session and PM session. Lunch break will occur at midday.

Wee Folk Forest Kindergarten
Monday – Tuesday November 19-20, 2018 8:30am – 12:30pm
$115/both days
Ages 2.5 – 6
This Thanksgiving Break, give your wee folk a “nature fix” at our 2 day forest camp. We’ll be building forts and animal dens, working in the mud kitchen and celebrating the season of fall: singing seasonal songs, telling stories around our campfire and playing fun games in the forest.

First Presbyterian Preschool
Monday – Tuesday November 19-20, 2018 9am – 1pm
$70/both days, $40/one day
Please email preschool@fpcboulder.org if interested. 

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Monday November 19, 2018 9am – 5pm
$80 / $75 members
Celebrate Thanksgiving by talking about the importance of giving thanks and appreciation. Create clay turkeys using found objects from nature walks and make your very own Giving Tree. To register, click here.

Tinker Art Studio
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21, 2018 9am – 12pm
Ages 5 – 12
Join us for a 3-Day 1/2 day from 9am – 12pm. We’ll enjoy the day creating artwork together during this fun School Day Off Camp. Please pack a snack and water bottle.

Boulder Rock Club
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21, 2018 9am – 3pm
Ages 6 – 14
$80/day
Join us for a fun indoor rock climbing experience.  Our expert instructors will teach basic safety skills, play rock climbing games, and more!

Boulder Indoor Soccer
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21 and Friday November 23, 2018 9am – 4pm
Ages 4 – 15
$45/half-day or $80/full-day
Players will receive specialized soccer training on the fundamentals, techniques and tactics necessary to play at a highly competitive level. We have a large staff of coaches ready to train so we will offer this clinic to a wide age range of players, ages 4 to 15 years old. Players will be split into three age group. Older players will train in our  advanced clinic on the Futsal Field at Boulder Indoor Soccer.

FC Boulder
Monday – Tuesday November 19 – 20, 2018 9am – 3:30pm (early drop-off and late pick-up available)
Ages 6 – 14
$70/day or $35/day for registered FC Boulder Students
We have three indoor futsal soccer fields, an open area for games, and plenty of table space for a wide array of games and fun! Drop your child off for a fun day of activities, fun and creativity.

Airborne Gymnastics
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 20, 2018 8:30am – 12pm and 1pm – 4:30pm
Ages 4-12
$37/half-day
All camps are half day, sign up for a morning and afternoon session to make a full day. Snacks are provided during our morning and afternoon camps.  If you stay for the full day, pack a lunch and one of our camp staff will supervise lunch time! Students should wear gymnastics attire and bring socks for trampoline and shoes for rock climbing.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 20, 2018 9am – 4pm
Ages 5 – 10
$75/day or $65/day for current RMTK students
Parents, enjoy peace of mind during your child’s day off from school! Kids, enjoy a full day of theatrical activities which may include classes in music, acting, dance, makeup, improvisation, scene work, and rehearsal. Camps end in a final presentation for family and friends. Campers should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, and a refillable water bottle.

ABC Kids Climbing
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 20 and Friday November 23, 2018 9am – 3pm
Ages 5 – 14
$255/child for 3 days M-W; $85/day for F
ABC School Holiday Camps are designed for beginner through intermediate climbers. Kids can develop a variety of skills and have a blast! Campers work on body awareness, footwork and route reading to develop efficiency and confidence in both bouldering and roped climbing. More advanced climbers will work on a variety of techniques that may include dynamic movement, edging, flagging and drop knees.

Food Lab
Monday November 12, 2018 9am – 12pm
Ages 5+
$75/half-day
Kids will be separated by age into groups. We cook from scratch, kids will learn about ingredients, freshness and recipes. There will be making something different each day. Please be sure you have had breakfast and come with a snack!

East Boulder Community Center
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21, 2018 8:30am – 5pm
Ages 5-11
$66/day resident; $82/day non-resident
Want to turn a challenging school day off into a fun-filled, energetic day of exciting and diverse activities for your child? Enroll them in our school day off camps where they can enjoy games, sports, swimming, indoor climbing, arts and crafts, and more! All camps provide safe, respectful, age-appropriate, supervised activities for only. A hit for boys and girls 5-11 years old. Don’t miss out – Enrollment limited – sign up today! Information: Molly Langerak at 303-413-7441 or Langerakm@bouldercolorado.gov

Renaissance Adventures
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21, 2018
Ages 6 – 17
In Adventure Quest™, the children and teens become the heroes of an incredibly fun and dynamic quest, working together in a mythical and magical world to overcome interesting challenges, solve mystifying riddles, brainstorm unique solutions to puzzling dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes. The campers experience the excitement and confidence that comes from banding together to defend their village, solve a perplexing mystery, or negotiate a peace treaty.

Spacetime I Want To Be An Astronaut
Monday, Wednesday + Friday November 19 – 23, 2018 9am – 12pm
$125 resident; $156.25 non-resident
Activity 446559-11. With SpaceTime’s I Want to be an Astronaut Camp kids get to see and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the planets, moons, comets & asteroids of our Solar System. They will learn about the programs that NASA uses to get astronauts ready for space travel, design their own space missions, try planet walking in our Micro Gravity Boots, experience a simulated rocket launch and more.

Longmont Climbing Collective
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21, 2018 9am – 3pm or 9am – 12pm
Ages 6 – 15
$90 resident/$112.50 non-resident for half-day; $180 resident/$225 non-resident for full day
Activity 446688 and 446689. Give your child a chance to explore the vertical world of climbing in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Through developed lessons and fun games camp goers will learn a variety of climbing techniques and push their own physical and mental limits. 

Happy Space Studios
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21, 2018 9am – 2pm
$60 resident/$75 non-resident
Activity 445465. SALVAGE, UPCYCLE, RECYLE, RECLAIM, REUSE…they all have the same meaning in this “FUNTASTIC” camp and we’ll introduce these concepts as we invite campers to create holiday cards/gifts/decor’, sculpture and art! We’ll use a variety of material including fantastic found objects, Colorado reclaimed wood, recycled paper and cardboard, and much much more. You (and they) will be pleasantly surprised at the amazing, high quality end result of their projects! We’ll introduce a variety of activities and projects each day of the week, so let them explore & create with us for a single day or 3!!! They won’t want to miss this one! This smart, creative, fun-filled camp is being offer by Longmont’s one and only traveling arts, crafts, and creativity studio – Happy Space Studios…Cultivating Creativity in our Kids, our Community, our Culture. Sign up for one day or all three!

Longmont Indoor Soccer
Monday – Wednesday November 19 – 21 and Friday November 23, 2018 9am – 4pm
Ages 4 – 16
$45/half-day or $80/full-day
The holiday clinics will be overseen by coach Peter Ambrose. Players will receive specialized soccer training on the fundamentals, technique, and tactics necessary to play at a highly competitive level. We have a large staff of coaches ready to train so we will offer this clinic to a wide age range of players, 4 to 16 years old. Players will be split into 3 age groups.

Boulder-Area Veteran’s Day Camps

Veteran’s Day will be observed next Monday November 12th and many schools will be closed. If you are looking for a camp for your kids that day, here are some options:


A brand new Campanizer experience is about to launch. Take a peek >

Power4Girls Veteran’s Day Off Event
Monday November 12, 2018 9a-3p (aftercare 3p-5p available)
Girls grades K-5
$65/full-day $35/half-day
Activity partners for the day include The Jump Rope Group, LLC, led by former Game On! summer camp assistant director, Coach Susahnn! The Jump Rope Group’s mission is to build community, character, and creativity through the sport of jump rope. Also joining us will be Girls Rugby, who believes in providing girls the opportunity to be happy and healthy through the sport of rugby. Their program is rooted in a values-based curriculum that was built to inspire girls to be strong and confident leaders on and off the field. Participants will also enjoy an invigorating vinyasa yoga flow in the afternoon through the CU Rec Center. 


BLAST at Colorado Athletic Club Boulder
Monday November 12, 2018
Ages 5 – 12
At Colorado Athletic Club-Boulder, we’re building the athletes of tomorrow. Our sports-focused camps will encourage campers to make fitness a part of their lifestyle, develop sport-specific skills and build self-esteem and confidence. Non-members are welcome, but space is limited.

Tinker Art Studio
Monday November 12,  2018 9am – 12pm
Ages 5 – 12
Join us for a 1/2 day from 9am – 12pm. We’ll enjoy the day creating artwork together during this fun School Day Off Camp. Please pack a snack and water bottle.

Boulder Rock Club
Monday November 12, 2018 9am – 3pm
Ages 6 – 14
$80/day
Join us for a fun indoor rock climbing experience.  Our expert instructors will teach basic safety skills, play rock climbing games, and more!

Boulder Indoor Soccer
Monday November 12, 2018 9am – 4pm
Ages 4 – 15
$45/half-day or $80/full-day
Players will receive specialized soccer training on the fundamentals, techniques and tactics necessary to play at a highly competitive level. We have a large staff of coaches ready to train so we will offer this clinic to a wide age range of players, ages 4 to 15 years old. Players will be split into three age group. Older players will train in our  advanced clinic on the Futsal Field at Boulder Indoor Soccer.

FC Boulder
Monday November 12,, 2018 9am – 3:30pm (early drop-off and late pick-up available)
Ages 6 – 14
$70/day or $35/day for registered FC Boulder Students
We have three indoor futsal soccer fields, an open area for games, and plenty of table space for a wide array of games and fun! Drop your child off for a fun day of activities, fun and creativity.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
Monday November 12, 2018 9am – 4pm
Ages 5 – 10
$75/day or $65/day for current RMTK students
Parents, enjoy peace of mind during your child’s day off from school! Kids, enjoy a full day of theatrical activities which may include classes in music, acting, dance, makeup, improvisation, scene work, and rehearsal. Camps end in a final presentation for family and friends. Campers should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, and a refillable water bottle.

ABC Kids Climbing
Monday November 12, 2018 9am – 3pm
Ages 5 – 14
$85/day
ABC School Holiday Camps are designed for beginner through intermediate climbers. Kids can develop a variety of skills and have a blast! Campers work on body awareness, footwork and route reading to develop efficiency and confidence in both bouldering and roped climbing. More advanced climbers will work on a variety of techniques that may include dynamic movement, edging, flagging and drop knees.

Sunflower Art Studio
Monday November 12,, 2018 9am – 2pm
Ages 6+
$60/child + $10 supply fee; 10% sibling discount
Sumi brush techniques is a Japanese traditional painting medium. We will learn how to paint with Sumi black ink, special bamboo brushes and rice paper. 

Rocky Mountain Kung Fu
Monday November 12, 2018 9am – 4pm
Ages 4 – 12
$45/day
Ninja Nanny includes lunch, healthy snacks and bar-none actual ninja training taught by a real Kung Fu Master!  Through meditation, our campers learn the art of inner listening.  We have ninja battles outside, run obstacle courses, learn origami and teach stealth & agility skills.

Food Lab
Monday November 12,, 2018 9am – 12pm
Ages 5+
$75/half-day
Kids will be separated by age into groups. We cook from scratch, kids will learn about ingredients, freshness and recipes. There will be making something different each day. Please be sure you have had breakfast and come with a snack!

Frequent Flyers
Monday – Wednesday November 12, 2018  9am – 3pm
Ages 8 – 16
$70
Has your child ever dreamed of flying? The amazing freedom, the fun, the excitement? Join professional teachers of aerial arts, dance and theater for this exciting camp! Students are invited to Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance and so much more. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits!

Renaissance Adventures
Monday – Wednesday November 12, 2018 8:30am – 3pm
Ages 6 – 17
$78
In Adventure Quest™, the children and teens become the heroes of an incredibly fun and dynamic quest, working together in a mythical and magical world to overcome interesting challenges, solve mystifying riddles, brainstorm unique solutions to puzzling dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes. The campers experience the excitement and confidence that comes from banding together to defend their village, solve a perplexing mystery, or negotiate a peace treaty.

Coming Soon: A New Campanizer Experience

Summer camp season has come and gone, school is back in session and so we’re taking a nice relaxing break. Just kidding! We are hard at work adding hundreds of kids classes + after school activities to our system and building an entirely new + improved Campanizer experience. We hope you’ll head over to https://hello.campanizer.com/ for a sneak peak and sign up to be notified when we launch in your market. Here’s a bit of what’s to come:

Improved User Experience and Search

We have hundreds more classes + camps to search and improved filters to help you find the right activities for you. Plus, now you’ll be able to see which activities are most popular with other parents like you. And when you find the right one, it’s easy to share it with other parents and even coordinate a carpool!

New Activity List + Calendar Sync

Stay organized with an activity list that tracks all of your camps and classes for each child. Sync with your calendar + you’ll always have the information when you need it.

Integrated Social Features + News Feed

See the activities your friends recommend and stay-up-to-date with registration deadlines and other important updates from camps and classes you follow. Never get stuck on a waitlist again!

 

We hope you are as excited as we are. Head to https://hello.campanizer.com/ to sign up so we can let you know when the new version is live! And in the meantime our current version is still working and now has  hundreds of classes + after school activities.

 

Around Boulder – Weekend of June 16-17, 2018

There’s lots of family-friendly fun happening around town this Saturday. Take a look at some of our picks below. And then on Sunday, don’t forget about Father’s Day!

  • CU Wizards Present: Black Holes! – Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 – Join Professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Andrew Hamilton for a fun Saturday morning show to learn more about “Blackholes!”  How might mysterious blackholes provide inspiration and challenge to the imaginations of poets, artists, writers, and scientists? Will they capture and transport your imagination… thereby enlivening your summer campfire chats within our star-filled galaxy!? Grab some marshmallows and come find out at this CU Wizards FREE STEM Show geared for kids, ages 8-18 & their families!
  • Farmside Family Yoga – Saturday 9:30 – $5 Tickets Required, Purchase Online -Join us Saturday morning to rest, renew, move through a gentle yoga sequence, and start your Shabbat morning right. Play with the goats after your mindful practice. Geared toward families with children 3-8 years old, but all ages welcome.
  • Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day – Saturday 9am – All Activities are FREE! Tour of Valmont Bike Park provided by Avid4Adventure | Pumptrack clinics provided by Lee Likes Bikes | Register Online Dual Slalom clinics provided by 303 Dirt and Rockwell Ridewell | Demo bikes provided by Full Cycle
    DJ Drake powered by Energisimple | Rock climbing wall | Face Painting | Free helmet giveaway from Boulder Community Hospital | Short Track races provided by SMBA
  • Boulder Library Summer of Discovery: The Dinosaur Show – Saturday 3pm – Make no bones about it – The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination. Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets to bring this prehistoric tale to life. Join paleontologist Dr. Dino Sawyer in exploring scientific theories (as well as some improbable ones) that explain what was and what might have been in the Age of the Dinosaurs.
  • 7th Annual G’Knight Ride – Saturday 3pm – Purchase Tickets Online – Come ride with us June 16th and have a ton of fun on and off bikes, celebrating all things cycling. Celebrating our 7th year in 2018, we will have Greenways back open to ride, lots of awesome vendors, activities galore, and incredible Colorado bands for our post-Ride show! The G’Knight Ride is a celebration of cycling, and is meant for cyclists of all ages, sizes, and abilities. The Ride is a great excuse to dust off that old 10-speed, mountain bike, or cruiser and hop on with 2,000+ other riders on a great evening tour. The G’Knight Ride helps to fun cycling education and bike refurbishing programs throughout the year by Bicycle Longmont, the area non-profit bike advocacy organization.
  • DMNS Harry Potter-thon – Saturday 7:30pm – Purchase Tickets Online – Your Hogwarts letter has arrived, inviting you to a Harry Potter-thon! This May and June, watch all eight Harry Potter movies in IMAX at the Museum. Follow Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they grow up amid some spectacular adventures in the wizarding world. Relive the magic or see the saga unfold for the first time, starting May 3.

If you need weekday plans for your kids too take a look at the listings on Campanizer.  There are still plenty of summer camps with availability!

Boulder-Area Summer Camps for Kids Under 5

Finding a summer camp for your kids can be extra challenging when they haven’t yet reached school-age. But there are a few great options in the Boulder-area for kids 3, 4 and 5:

  • Shredder Ski
    Ages 3 – 10
    Full-Day and Half-Day (Morning or Afternoon)
    Learning to ski and snowboard is a process and similar to other sports, practice is essential to short and long term success. Our professionally developed curriculum   incorporates many leading practices into an innovative indoor experience that will maximize your outdoor snow and sport adventures. This total snow experience also provides crossover benefits, so you’ll develop the skills needed both to shred on the slopes and in life. Online signup available at shredderski.com
  • Posh Splat
    Ages 4 – 14
    Full-Day or Half-Day (Morning)
    All Summer long! Step by step painting classes. Each class kids complete an acrylic painting on a 16″x20″ canvas. They learn technique, color mixing, and most importantly have fun! Each class is independent so come to one or come to them all!

  • Great Play 
    Ages 3 – 10
    Half-Day (Morning or Afternoon, depending on the day)
    Our Camps are the perfect vacation activity – combining hours of fun and play with significant developmental value! We have developed unique curriculum for more than 50 different Camp Junior sessions, drawing from our extensive collection of fun, educational activities. Each Camp Junior session is 2-3 hours long (see schedule for for details), and includes at least a dozen carefully planned games and activities per session. Activities include instruction in a wide variety of age-appropriate motor skills and sport skills, plus tumbling, balancing, rhythm, obstacle courses, climbing, and plenty of free play time, running around and being silly!
  • Outdoor Cooking with Avid4Adventure
    Ages 3 – 7
    Half-Day
    Our nourishing half-day camp gives pre-K – 1st graders a taste of the foods that keep their bodies adventure-ready. Combine this camp with Biking for Tykes for a perfect full-day experience. Developed in partnership with Sticky Fingers Cooking, our Healthy Cooking Camp teaches campers how healthy foods contribute to a healthy lifestyle, fueling a future of nutritious eating and fulfilling outdoor activity. Working alongside experienced instructors in a fun, hands-on environment, campers learn what good nutrition means for their bodies and how to make smart eating choices. They discover what’s edible or otherwise useful in their environment and use their finds to whip up natural recipes and remedies. And of course, they get cooking with nutritious, delicious dishes perfect for taking on the go as trail snacks or overnight camping trip meals. rying their hands at everything from banh mi sandwiches to peach-carrot cupcakes, campers experience new foods, gain confidence in their culinary skills and discover the lasting benefits of healthy eating.
  • Biking for Tykes with Avid4Adventure
    Ages 3 – 7
    Half-Day
    First-time cyclists and self-sufficient bikers age three and a half and up learn new skills in cycling in our half-day, Biking for Tykes day camp. Nurtured by skilled, patient instructors in a supportive on-site environment, our pint-sized pedalers enjoy camper-to-staff ratios of 4:1 for lots of individual attention and personalized coaching tailored to their level. We group kids by ability and meet them exactly where they are, working through a thoughtful progression from scooting to coasting to pedaling for new cyclists and skills like turning, hand signals and technical skills on ramps for more experienced riders. We also make time for games, offering campers opportunities for fun and confidence building both off and on their bikes. Biking for Tykes is intended for kids pre-K – 1st grade who are first-time riders and those who can already ride. While campers are encouraged to use their own bikes, they can also borrow from our fleet.
  • Learn to Bike with Avid4Adventure
    Ages 3 – 7
    Half-Day
    Aspiring cyclists age three and a half and up learn the joys of self-sufficient cycling in our half-day Learn to Bike! day camp. Nurtured by skilled, patient instructors in a supportive on-site environment, our pint-sized pedalers enjoy camper-to-staff ratios of 4:1 for lots of individual attention and personalized coaching. We group kids by ability and meet them exactly where they are, working through a thoughtful progression from scooting to coasting to pedaling as they get comfortable on two wheels. We also make time for games, art and yoga, offering campers opportunities for fun and confidence building both off and on their bikes. Learn to Bike! is intended for first-time riders or kids using training wheels or balance bikes, not those who can already ride. While campers are encouraged to use their own bikes, they can also borrow from our fleet.
  • Backyard Camp at Friends School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Half-Day
    Friends’ Backyard Camp is for 3 to 5 year old campers and is filled with all the positive energy of summer. This camp is specially designed to be fun and relaxed for your preschool and kindergarten child with plenty of time outdoors to enjoy our great Colorado weather. Mornings are filled with arts and crafts, painting, make believe, water play, running through sprinklers, building activities, and lots of time for exploring the natural world of the Friends’ School backyard. Backyard Camp is taught by Friends’ School staff.
  • Pre-K Fairy Potions at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Learn about the magic of the medicinal herbs growing throughout the hills of Boulder County. Come make potions and have fantastic fun this week.
  • Pet Camp at The Arts Hub
    Ages 3 – 7
    Half-Day
    Do you just love pets? Wish you could have any pet? This is a great art camp where kids get to make pets from: clay, make a pillow pal, paint a pet on canvas, and work with different art materials. Make three projects each day.
  • Mini-Hawk Camp with SkyHawk Sports
    Ages 4 – 6
    Half-Day
    This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.
  • Make and Play at Tinker Art Studio
    Ages 3.5 – 5
    Half-Day
    Come play at Tinker! During this fun week for our youngest tinkerers, we’ll paint, play, explore sensory materials, and even sing! Make + Play will be 1 part art and 1 part play for the perfect week of summer camp.
  • Garden Seeds of Wonder at Growing Gardens
    Ages 3 – 4
    Half-Day
    Spend an active week exploring the Children’s Peace Garden, digging, planting, and harvesting your way through the garden! we’ll plant seeds in the garden and to take home. This is a wonderful first camp experience for young people.
  • Pre-K Chess Masters at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Strategy is everything …. Strategy builds critical thinking and executive functioning. Come play all week as we explore the strategy of chess, an ancient game!
  • Transportation Camp at The Arts Hub
    Ages 3 – 6
    Half-Day
    Trains, cars, planes and boats! We’ll explore and create great art around everything that zooms and takes us places.
  • Pre-K Acrobats and Jugglers at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Local artist Jasmine Saraswaki will host acrobatic and aerial training throughout the week culminating with a Friday showcase. This is one of the most popular weeks of the summer!
  • Fairy Keepers Camp at Tinker Art Studio
    Ages 4.5 – 8
    Half-Day
    Our Fairies Camp is back by very popular demand! Come on a journey with us this week as we explore the magical, beautiful, and exciting world of fairies! We’ll make our own human-sized fairy wings to fly with our fairy friends, build fairy houses for special fairies to live, and plant fairy gardens to make sure they have a place to frolic and play! We’ll use our imaginations, play, and create plenty of fairy-related art during this fun week of exploration and creation together with other fairy lovers!
  • Little Science Lab at Friends School
    Ages 3 – 6
    Half-Day
    Join Erika and do some fun and thought-provoking experiments including growing crystals, making magic milk, creating a non-newtonian fluid called “oobleck”. Children enrolled in a morning camp may pack a lunch and stay through the afternoon.
  • Pre-K Ghanian Drum and Dance at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Back by popular demand! World famous drum and dance artists, Nii and Yesutor, will join us this week to teach about Ghanaian Culture through drumming and dancing.
  • Preschool Dance Camp at Kinesis Dance
    Ages 3 – 5
    Half-Day
    Kinesis Dance is proud to offer a variety of youth and adult dance camps, including recreational through pre-professional level camps and intensives. Come and explore the magical world of dance through creative movement and play. This camp will ignite your child’s imagination through dance activity and crafts.
  • Pre-K Lego Design and Build at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Madeline Ruiz from Little Master Builders will lead the campers on a week of exploration in engineering and architecture using LEGOs to build bridges, buildings, and whatever else they can dream up!
  • Safari Camp at The Arts Hub
    Ages 3 – 7
    Half-Day
    It’s time to grab your safari hat, binoculars, and jump on board as we take a jeep ride through the wild! Each day we will look at different type of animals that roam, crawl, swim, and fly throughout the Safari. We will work with a large range of art mediums and materials. Take home three art projects each day. Come play, create, dance, and story time. Bring a water bottle and snack
  • Literacy Explorers at Boulder JCC
    Ages 4 – 6
    Half-Day
    Campers dabble in several media throughout the week, including drawing, painting, and ceramics. Age appropriate art projects are designed to nurture the creativity in every child. Camp is held in the innovative JCC art studio.
  • Pre-K Brazilian Carnival at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Come learn Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance with a famous dancer and instructor called Kebrina Josefina de Jesus. She is the founder for Samba Colorado. Performance on Friday at 2:45 pm.
  • Under the Sea at The Arts Hub
    Ages 3 – 8
    Half-Day
    Come on our adventure under the sea. In this amp we will be working with all types of art materials and mediums. Participants will have an hour to make art projects to take home each day. We will have dance and movement while participating in The Rainbow Fish skit. Great opportunity to learn about the ocean and the animals that live there.
  • Backyard Adventure at The Arts Hub
    Ages 4 – 8
    Half-Day
    This camp we will be making fun projects that go in your back yard. We will be making a wood birdhouse, a cement mosaic stepping stone, clay gnome with mushroom, wind-chimes, and a bug house. We will be working with a large range of art materials and mediums.
  • Pre-K Gourmet Cooking with Edible Weeds at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Join Garrett the Carrot (yes you know him) and Kasey Sunflower fro a week of edible weed identification, harvesting and cooking. Learn all about the abundance growing in our backyard, all without you doing anything!
  • Pre-K Robot World at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    K-2: Build engineer designed projects such and Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults and Marry-go-rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! Grade 3+: Build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 System! learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving and teamwork skills.
  • Art of Clay Camp at The Arts Hub
    Ages 4 – 8
    Half-Day
    Come explore clay and learn different technique. Make a bowl on potters wheel, make clay animals, wind chimes, and more!
  • Pre-K Playful Yoga at Bixby School
    Ages 3 – 5
    Full-Day
    Explore the many forms that live within you. Through breath work and focused movement, we find the inner strength that guides us to be as still as a stalking cougar, jump as high as a red kangaroo and slither as a snake. Come play with us!

Don’t forget you can search through hundreds of summer camp options anytime on Campanizer!

Meet the Mom Star: Megan Jooste of Redstone Strategy Group

Name: Megan Jooste

Kid(s) Age(s): 2 and 5

Occupation: Communications Specialist

Business: Redstone Strategy Group

What is your favorite thing about your work?

Working with foundations, governments, and companies all over the world to solve some of humanity’s biggest problems like hunger, poverty, and climate change. It’s deeply rewarding work, and I am grateful to be able to do it.

What is your least favorite thing about your work?

Social problems are complicated and can seem intractable. Also, the social sector moves at a very idiosyncratic pace; perhaps one year we see a flurry of activity and attention around a certain issue, and then things seem to go quiet for years. It’s helped me to “stay in my lane,” as I call it: focus on the task at hand, and aim to bring my best to whatever I set my mind to do in that moment.

Imagine you have some free time… what do you like to do?

When I’m not at work or with my delicious children,  I am writing a book that will hopefully help push the current narrative on climate change. Right now, the international community is very focused on helping keep global warming to under two degrees centigrade. Sadly, many in the scientific community don’t think that’s possible given our current trajectory. I’m not aiming to be negative, just practical. I actually believe I’m pretty optimistic about what the human race is capable of: I believe we need to focus now on what happens after the planet warms and sea levels rise – how will we handle changes in geography, demographics, and industry? How can we raise our children to be conscientious and resilient? That’s what I’m aiming to explore in my book.

What are your favorite family traditions?

We don’t do family dinner. Instead, we typically make a tray of a bunch of little things – a pasta, a few vegetables, a protein or some sort, and some fruit. During the nice weather we bring it outside to our little patio and just enjoy one another’s company for the couple of hours after work. This way my husband and I can connect after long days at work and the kids can run off any energy they might have left. They’ll put on little shows for us while my husband and I are talking, or sit with us and draw. It’s very casual, very relaxed, and feels very ‘us.’

What are your favorite stores/restaurants/places in the Boulder-area?

We live in Whittier and adore our local restaurant, River and Woods. They have a wonderful patio out back and have live music sometimes so we can bring the kids and watch them dance while we enjoy our food. One of my goals for the next year is to submit a family recipe for consideration for their menu!

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

I’m re-reading an old favorite of mine: The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Also, I’m deep into Florence and the Machine – she has a new album coming out soon, so until then I’m just listening to the two tracks that have been released on repeat.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

When I was 27 I moved by myself to Abu Dhabi for a job working for the Chamber of Commerce. It was quite scary to take on such a huge move by myself, and I admit that my time over there was challenging at times. But I ended up meeting my husband over there, so it was absolutely worth it!

Do you have any advice for other moms and/or working moms?

Instacart. I’m not kidding. I save so much time and money by using grocery store delivery, whether it be Instacart or another service.

What is important for you to teach your kids?

Compassion, empathy, and resilience.

What have your kids taught you?

My kids have absolutely taught me, and continue to teach me, to be present in any given moment and to practice mindfulness. Like when we’re all in bed in the morning and the girls are giggling and climbing all over us and the alarm has long since gone off, just to enjoy that and remember that no matter what I have going on that day – a meeting, planning dinner, there’s nothing more important than what is happening right now, and to savor these sweet moments with them.

Thank you Megan for sharing a peek into your world with us. We love your dinner tradition + can’t wait to try it!  If you know a mom that we should feature (maybe you?) send me an email at alicia@campanizer.com!

Boulder-Area Camps for the Eleventh Week of Summer: August 6 – August 10 2018

Here are some of the camps happening the eleventh week of summer (August 6, 2018 – August 10, 2018). If none of these are the right fit, Campanizer has hundreds of other camps listings that you can search by date, age, location and more.

  • Rainbow Dyeworks: Salt-Resist and Tie Dye Magic at Living Arts School
    Ages 4 – 18
    August 6 – 10
    Finish out your summer with a few hundred splashes of rainbow bright colors! This week of camp includes a variety of dye-inspired projects, with tie-dyeing and salt-resisting coloring our final week of camp. Bring your creativity and love of color and leave with your finished works of art.
  • Longmont Indoor Soccer Full Day Camp
    Ages 4 – 16
    August 6 – 10
    The LIS Indoor Summer Camp will provide players with a competitive and enjoyable soccer experience. Our staff features past professional players, and current college All-Americans from across the country. Campers will receive specialized competitive training on soccer fundamentals, techniques and tactics. This camp is designed for recreational and competitive based soccer players who desire quality coaching while having fun. Players will be split into appropriate age groups. Register for one day or a full week for discounted rates.
  • Stop Motion Animation with CU Science Discovery
    Ages 9 – 11
    August 6 – 10
    Make your toys come to life! With stop-motion animation, we will make movies using LEGOs, clay, gummy bears or anything we want! It’s easy and it’s fun to do. We will write our own short movie, learn how to create a storyboard, build the characters and sets, and then film and edit our movies. We will celebrate our completed stop-motion masterpieces with a showcase for our families. Lights, camera, action!
  • Rocker’s Choice with Boulder School of Rock
    Ages 12 – 16
    August 6 – 10

    Our comprehensive camp experience is designed to kickstart a love of music performance and to form introductory ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We know from experience that playing in a band situation speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians. At least six months experience in guitar, bass, keys/piano, drums or voice lessons before attending required(sign-up for lessons before!).
  • Garden Works with Open Hands Art Camp
    Ages 7 – 12
    August 6 – August 10
    In our Garden Worlds camp we celebrate “Scott’s Garden” – a magical world of flowers, vines and vegetables and home to dragonflies, praying mantis, beetles and birds. Come let the sweet peas and carrots, the fruit trees and flowers inspire you as you create your own garden or fairy world in clay and paint.
  • Teen Wheel Throwing Camps at Studio Arts Boulder
    Ages 12 – 16
    August 6 – August 10
    Learn basic pottery skills on the wheel. Throw, trim, decorate and glaze your pieces. The week will include at least one hand-building project too.

Boulder-Area Camps for the Tenth Week of Summer: July 30 – August 3 2018

Photography, horses, candy-making and backyard adventures – help your kids finish summer strong! Here are some of the camps happening the tenth week of summer (July 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018). If none of these are the right fit, Campanizer has hundreds of other camps listings that you can search by date, age, location and more.

  • Nature Art and Photography with Thorne Nature Camp
    Ages 9 – 11
    July 30 – August 3
    Nature is the inspiration of campers’ art projects this week as they paint with natural dyes, sculpt in mud and clay, and learn photography techniques to capture the wild beauty that surrounds us. They will learn from native cultures of this region, tune in to nature’s amazing patterns, and study nature artists such as Andy Goldsworthy to create nature journals and inspire masterpieces. Please plan to provide a film or digital camera for your child to use during the camp week.
  • Storycamp
    Ages 7 – 13
    July 30 – 31
    While each session has a specific theme, we always offer circus arts, lots of time outside, visual art and space to work on a collaborative performance at the end of the week. Storycamp is a child-directed program; when kids are especially excited about something, their interest helps shape the curriculum.
  • The Odd Candy Shop: Jelly Beans, Pop Rocks, Glass Candy and More with Living Arts Summer Camp
    Ages 4 – 18
    July 30 – August 3
    Have you ever wanted to make your own jelly beans? What about candy rocks that “pop” in your mouth? Or candy that resembles broken glass? We’re going to make some ODD candy in this camp, don’t miss your chance to stir up a different kind of sweet treat…
  • Backyard Adventure with The Arts Hub
    Ages 4 – 8
    July 30 – August 3

    This camp we will be making fun projects that go in your back yard. We will be making a wood birdhouse, a cement mosaic stepping stone, clay gnome with mushroom, wind-chimes, and a bug house. We will be working with a large range of art materials and mediums.
  • Adventure Camp with Avid4Adventure
    Ages 6 – 13
    July 30 – August 3
    Our Adventure Camp transports kids entering 2nd – 7th grades out to authentic local settings for thrilling, fulfilling outdoor experiences. Whether they’re returning or first-time campers, every day is a different adventure—mastering mountain biking, climbing a local crag, hiking a trail, paddling a canoe or kayak—and every challenge is calibrated to their age and ability. Grouped by grade, campers build skills and confidence as they return to our program year after year. 2nd – 4th graders concentrate on getting comfortable with new activities, with plenty of support and inspiration from our staff and returning campers. Once they reach 5th – 7th grade, campers shift their focus to teamwork, mentorship and deepening their technical competence. Led by the best outdoor instructors around, campers develop the know-how and lasting self-assuredness that propel them toward a lifetime of exciting and nourishing outdoor adventure.
  • Horses Focus at Colorado Mountain Ranch
    Ages 10 – 16
    July 30 – August 3This is the horse lover’s dream… Riders spend at least half day every day on horseback. The other half of each day fills with other horse experiences and learning more about horses, building relationships with the animals, caring for them and working with them from the ground up. Days round out with ropes course challenges and choices from all the other activities.