Maybe you’ve had this experience- you start adding all sorts of awesome summer camps to your Activity List and when you go back to finalize your child’s plans the sticker shock almost knocks you out. Camps. Are. Expensive! Here are some tips for finding summer activities for your kids that won’t completely bust your budget:
Apply for Scholarships
Yes, there are camps that offer scholarships! Reach out to the programs directly for more information and to apply.
- Able To Sail
- Thorne Nature Experience
- Growing Gardens
- Will Bear Nature Center
- Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
- Parlando School of Musical Arts
- Steve and Kate’s Summer Camps
- Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
- Women’s Wilderness
Get the Most for Your Money
A few local faith communities offer half-day camps one week a summer that are priced well below the market rate.
- Arts for Kids’ Souls Camp – $70 for a full week of camp 8:30am – 12:30pm
- First Pres Music Camp – $45 for a full week of camp 9:00am – 12:00pm
Consider Drop In Day Camps
If you are looking for some occasional enrichment opportunities for your child but don’t need to cover full-time working hours, consider programs that allow daily drop-ins instead of a full week’s tuition. Here are some Boulder-area programs that allow kids to come for the day:
- Steve and Kate’s Camp – From $85 – $105 for a full day (with extended hours) that includes all meals and snacks
- Shredder Boulder and Shredder Lafayette – Offering half-day ($35) and full-day ($60) options throughout the entire summer
- Boulder Rock Club – Offering full-day camps July 1 – 3 for $85/day
- Boulder Indoor Soccer and Longmont Indoor Soccer – Offering half-day ($40) and full-day ($75) options throughout the entire summer.