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😎 2021 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp Guide (50+ Camps!)

Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Beyond

June 1, 2021

Adventures await!

If you are looking for an AWESOME local summer camp for your kids, the Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp Guide has got you covered!

We suggest that you:

(1) Bookmark this guide and check back often. We'll continue to add camps throughout the season!

(2) Click the name of any camp to be taken directly to their complete listing, including details about the camp, schedule, pricing, customer reviews, and contact information.

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(4) Don't wait! Secure your child's space early.

ACADEMIC CAMPS/LEARNING SKILLS

K-12 Learning
Castle Pines | Ages 5-18
Avoid summer learning loss and ensure your child has grasped all the concepts covered in the past crazy COVID school year. Improve student confidence, academic skills, and overall ability while having fun!  Start off the next school year strong. Enrichment and remediation options for all grades. Assessment tests are available.

Kindergarten Prep
Castle Rock | Ages 4-5
Keep the learning going over the summer with Kindergarten Prep. This class to designed as a stepping stone to Kindergarten and fully equip your child to begin the math, reading, spelling, and writing process.

Mathnasium Summer Math Camps
Parker | Grades 2-12
The funnest place to master math! A customized curriculum and individualized attention will help ensure your children are ready for next year's math class.

ADVENTURE CAMPS

Avid4 Adventure
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-18
Experienced instructors empower campers of all ages and skill levels to bike, hike, rock climb, and paddle in the outdoors. Day and overnight camps are located in Douglas County and across Colorado. 

Camp HRCA
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-12
Enjoy a summer of fun with field trips and projects based on a new theme each week. Swimming, batting cages, rock climbing, cooking, pottery, art, and more are part of daily activities based on location.

Camp Timberline
Various Front Range Locations | Ages 5-14
A Christian sports and adventure day camp unlike any other! Sports instruction, a portable high ropes course, climbing wall, giant inflatables, theme parties, bible studies, and more at 10 different locations along the Front Range.

The Great Outdoors
Castle Rock | Ages 10-15
The Great Outdoors Camp takes advantage of the sprawling 300-acre Philip S. Miller Park.  This regional park includes the Miller Activity Complex (MAC), Millhouse, Amphitheater, Challenge Hill, Ziplines, Adventure Tower, Sky Trek, adventure playground area as well as over ten miles of hiking and biking trails.

Stone Canyon Outdoor EDventures
Larkspur | Ages 6-18
We believe that kids are meant to play outside and friendships are built around a campfire. We believe s'mores are a food group, and students should step outside their comfort zones. We believe that adventure is waiting around every corner, and summer is a time when kids can grow into confident and daring individuals.

COOKING CAMPS

Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios Cooking Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-12
Stir up a ton of fun with us during our full-day cooking camps, where campers will prepare their own snacks, lunch, conduct kitchen science experiments, and create themed arts and crafts. All supplies are included.

Uncorked Kitchen Summer Youth Camps
Centennial | Ages 7-17
At Uncorked Kitchen, our camp sessions are tailored to help children and teens discover something new or grow their already piqued interest in food. Campers will learn the value of teamwork and pride in the creation of a great meal.

CREATIVE & VISUAL ARTS CAMPS

AR Workshop Art Camps
Castle Rock | Ages 7-14
Kids will create four DIY projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp. Participants will be able to customize and choose their project designs and paint colors from our decor line of paints.

HRCA Art and Science Summer Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-17
Get creative with more than 50 art and educational camps from science, technology, and robotics to jewelry making, cooking, drama, and tumbling. Full and half-day options are available at four recreation centers in Highlands Ranch.

Kidcreate Studio Summer Camp
Parker | Ages 3-12
Fun, inspiration, learning, giggles, and grins await your child this summer at Kidcreate! Our summer art camps are designed to inspire and educate in an environment full of fun. Your kids will be creating their very own masterpieces in small groups and in a safe environment.

KidzArt Summer Art Camps
Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker | Ages 4-12
KidzArt camps offer a diverse curriculum geared to stretch minds, exercise imaginations, and introduce new idea-generating techniques, all while having fun and building confidence. If you can dream, you can draw!

Pop! Arts: Art, Science, & Cooking Camps
Highlands Ranch, Parker | Ages 4-12
Join pop! Arts for nine fabulous, fun weeks of summer camps in art, science, cooking, and more! Harry Potter, Star Wars, Kidchella, SLIME!, Fixer Upper, Mermaid & Unicorn, Puppy, Pop Star, Candyland, Camp Fortnite, and so much more. It’ll be a summer to remember!

Sew-It-All Fashionista Camp
Littleton | Ages 6-19
Sewing is a life skill! A variety of camps will introduce young fashionistas to hand sewing, machine sewing, and fashion design drawing. No experience or equipment necessary; most camps include all supplies. Come sew with us!

GENERAL & MULTI-THEMED CAMPS

Camp DCL
Multiple Douglas County Libraries locations | Ages 5-12
Camp DCL provides hands-on learning and fun for kids during school breaks. Camps are held at select Douglas County Libraries locations and are facilitated by subject matter experts and supported by trained staff and volunteers.

Monkey Bizness
Parker | Ages 4-9
Summer Camp at Monkey Bizness is full of adventure, fun, and learning! Let them go bananas while socializing with other kids their age!

Parker Arts Camps at PACE
Parker | Ages 4-18
Parker Arts is excited to partner with some of the best enrichment providers in Colorado to offer a fun and educational summer for kids. Programs offered include half-day and full-day options from June 1 through July 30. Register for a morning program and an afternoon program in the same week and attend a supervised lunch to create a full day of enrichment.

Parker Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Parker | Ages 3-18
Parker Parks and Recreation has a variety of fun and exciting summer offerings! Kids will have a blast learning new things, improving their skills, making new friends, and staying active this summer.

Rock Rec
Castle Rock | Ages 5-14
Rock Rec offers a unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the beautiful and safe 300-acre Philip S. Miller Park. With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and energetic counselors, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

Trinity Lutheran Summer Camp
Franktown | Ages 2.5-12
At Trinity Lutheran, weekly themes will keep your child excited about attending and interacting with friends!

MARTIAL ARTS CAMPS

Camp Impact!
Highlands Ranch | Ages 4-12
Thrills, Skills, and Ninja taught daily to campers. No experience necessary!

Kim & Cam's Taekwondo Academy Ninja Camp
Parker | Ages 5-12
KCTKD Ninja Camps are a great way to learn Taekwondo, enjoy crafts, games, and ninja activities! Parents love Ninja Camp as we teach and emphasize the tenets of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, and self-control. No experience necessary!

Parker Academy of Martial Arts Summer Camps
Parker | Ages 4-12
Become a superhero or ninja in PAMA's taekwondo summer camps. Offering programs for all ages, flexible schedules, and no contracts, we ensure each student is provided with self-defense, confidence, respect, fitness, and fun!

NATURE & ANIMAL EDUCATION CAMPS

Camp Backcountry
Littleton | Ages 7-17
Spend your summer at the full-day, week-long Camp Backcountry in Nature, Horse, Art, and Leader-in-Training camps! Together we will explore, hike, climb, ride, camp, create, and learn to love the wild around us. Big outdoor adventures, close to home!

Camp CALF!
Castle Rock | Ages 9-13
A summertime adventure! This is the perfect week for kids who like animals, getting dirty, and spending hours outside! Your child will come home each day tired, dirty, smelly, and full of smiles!

Chatfield Stables Horse Camps
Littleton | Ages 7+
Riding and working with the horse is the focus of our hands-on camp! No arts and crafts — just horses! Ours is the longest-running horse camp in the area. Every child has his or her own horse for the entire week. Kids get to lead, feed, water, and work with their horses every day!

Rosie's Ranch Summer Camp
Parker | Ages 5-13
Does your child LOVE horses? Rosie's Ranch is fun, friendly, educational, and safe for all kids, including children with special needs. Weeklong horseback riding day camps and riding lessons will exceed every horse lover's wildest dreams. Enjoy art, horsemanship, and experience "life on the ranch.”

PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS

Audience of One Youth Theater Camp
Highlands Ranch & Littleton | Ages 5-18
Ao1 Summer Camps are on, and all camps are in person! We offer show camps and workshops for ages 5-18. Ao1 Camps are educational and loads of fun for students of all experience levels. Summer productions include Go Fish, Aladdin KIDS, 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, and Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.

Front Range Theatre Company's Triple Threat Summer Camps
Parker | Ages 5-18
Working with professional instructors with years of experience, students will learn the three major elements of any stage performer: Voice, Dance, and Acting. The camps are designed to challenge performers in the entire range of life in the theatre, including a live performance in a mainstage venue.

Performing Arts Academy Summer Dance Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 4-18
Week-long half-day movement-focused camps for Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school students. With camps focused on everything from Fairytale Ballet to Stage Combat to TikTok, we have an exciting curriculum for every week of your summer! 

Performing Arts Academy Summer Theatre Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-18
Theatre Summer Camps are action-packed and challenging weeks full of learning, fun, and friends! Students will study acting, music, and dance as part of the rehearsal process. They will also learn technical elements such as lights, sound, set, costumes, props, and projections. Camps conclude with a fully-staged performance.

PRESCHOOL CAMPS

Adventure Club Preschool Summer Camp
Castle Rock | Ages 3-5
Your child will have a blast in a fun-filled environment as they participate in music, arts and crafts, games, drama, science, and more based on our camp themes. Adventure Camp is a state-licensed program; participants must have an immunization record, health statement signed by a doctor, and registration packet on file.

Christ Lutheran Church Preschool Summer Camp
Highlands Ranch | Ages 3-7
CLCP offers ten weeks of summer camp with five different themes. Each brings new activities, crafts, music, and stories. Camp is a great way to bridge the summer months in a safe and loving environment. Meet new friends and see some old faces as well. Creating a place for kids to play, imagine, and explain their knowledge is our focus.

SPECIAL NEEDS

HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 8+
Enjoy a variety of summer camp offerings for participants with special needs. Camps include our Summer Sports Camp, Lego Summer Camp, Stride to Ride Bike Camp, Tri Sports Camp, and Special Olympics Tennis team.

SPORTS CAMPS

Athletics & Adventure Multisport Camp
Castle Rock | Ages 5-14
Multisport will offer each camper an opportunity to experience a different sport each day. Multisport is engineered to appeal to youth who are interested in a full week of sports and/or learning a new sport.

Camp Urbie at Urban Air Adventure Park
Aurora | Ages 5-12
Urban Air Adventure Park offers accredited STEAM programming that includes physical fitness and confidence-building for kids. Campers will enjoy a ropes course, trampolines, rock climbing, scavenger hunts, daily contests, and teambuilding activities.

Gold Medal Athletic Camps
Castle Rock | Ages 7-12
Gold Medal Athletic Camps will provide each athlete an opportunity to experience a different sport each week. It is engineered to appeal to athletes who are looking to develop their skills and personal development in a competitive environment.

Grid Iron Sports Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-12
Our popular Skills, Speed, and Agility four-day camp is for young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or simply want to improve their skills in preparation for league play.

HRCA Sports Summer Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-15
Stay active all summer with HRCA Sports Camps! From beginners looking to try something new to more advanced players wanting to refine their skills in tennis, fencing, dodgeball, basketball, or volleyball... we've got you covered!

Momentum Athletic Center Summer Camps
Parker | Ages 5-12
Summer Camps with new themes every week. Choose from Ninja, Tumbling, Cheer, Summer Splash, and more. Pick 1, 2, 3, or all 4 days of camp — whatever fits your schedule.

Ninja Camp at Ninja Intensity
Castle Rock | Ages 8-12
Summer Camp Ninja Warrior Style! It’s time to come try all the obstacles like the ones you see on the popular TV show, from the warped wall to the devil steps! Are you ready to test your ninja skills? Can you "beat that wall"? Come find out!

TGA Golf and Tennis Camps
Lone Tree and Parker | Grades K-8
TGA Premier Youth Tennis and Golf Camps offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches, course playing, and exciting activities (fun games, STEAM experiments, and Olympic Day) that keep them active all day.

STEM CAMPS

Camp Invention
Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Larkspur | Grades K-6
For over 30 years, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) has inspired millions of children through its flagship summer program, Camp Invention®. Available in both at-home and in-person formats, the weeklong program is led by certified educators and teaches children how to cultivate an innovator's mindset.

Code Ninjas Castle Rock
Castle Rock | Ages 5-15
Spark your child's inner ninja and transform their love of technology and video games into new skills with Code Ninjas summer camps!

Code Ninjas Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-12
Spark your child's inner ninja! Transform their love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by a team of Code Senseis®, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It's an unforgettably fun learning experience!

Code Ninjas Lone Tree
Lone Tree | Ages 7-14
Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by a team of Code Senseis®, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It's an unforgettably fun learning experience!

Code Ninjas Parker
Parker | Ages 5-14
Code Ninjas Camps offer an immersive environment for kids to explore technology, develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends! Choose from 3D printing, coding in their favorite games, building their own video game, STEM activities, and more!

Colorado Code Club Coding & Minecraft Adventure Camps
Highlands Ranch | Grades 2-6
Learn to code video games in Scratch, build a 3D game in Roblox, code command blocks in Minecraft, and program Sphero Sprk+ Robots during our Coding Camps! Build a town and complete four epic quests with an exciting story-line, animated videos, lovable characters, and fun locations for an unforgettable Minecraft Camp experience!

Inspire to Learn & Imagine STEMplicity Games Camps
Castle Rock, Centennial | Ages 5-14
Flex your creative muscles. Inspire to Learn & Imagine has camps for every kid's desire. We make cool projects, build LEGO® machines, invent, play, and even escape from the room of many clues! We are Colorado-owned and operated, where kids come first.

SWIMMING & AQUATICS CAMPS

SafeSplash Castle Rock Summer SwimJams
Castle Rock | Ages 3-13
SwimJams are perfect for students looking for a shorter, more intensive learning experience. It is four consecutive days of 60-minute swim lessons designed to jump-start skill development. Levels are grouped by beginning, intermediate, and advanced with a 4:1 student-teacher ratio.

SafeSplash Parker/Lone Tree Summer SwimJams
Parker | Ages 3+
Jump in for joy with SafeSplash Summer SwimJams. We offer a positive, fun experience to our students with the goal of helping them become safe, happy, confident lifelong swimmers.

SwimLabs Summer Swim Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 3-12
At SwimLabs, we know the better you can see your stroke, the faster you can improve it. So from young kids who are just learning to swim to competitive swimmers who need an added edge, our unique facility provides instant video feedback that transforms swim instruction. It’s the same techniques and technologies used by Olympic swimmers.


Get listed in the Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp Guide!
The 2021 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp Guide will be featured on our website and in our weekly e-newsletter through the end of July. Email kyrieandsam@macaronikid.com for more information!


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