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😎 2022 Macaroni KID Douglas County Summer Camp Guide (50+ Camps!)

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

May 3, 2022

Adventures await! 

Summer camps are an excellent opportunity for Douglas County kids to try new things, nurture unique interests, make friends, stretch their creativity, and have tons of summer fun! Whether you've got a preschooler, a teen, or a few in between, you're sure to find something on this list of Douglas County summer camps that your kid will be excited about! 


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ACADEMIC CAMPS/LEARNING SKILLS

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.

ADVENTURE CAMPS

Camp Backcountry
Castle Rock | Ages 5-17
Spend your summer at the full-day, week-long Camp Backcountry in Nature, Horse, Art, and Leader-in-Training camps! We will explore, hike, climb, ride, camp, create, and learn to love the wild around us. Big outdoor adventures, close to home!

Camp Urbie
Aurora | Ages 7+
Urban Air Adventure Park offers the ultimate adventure-filled day camp. Beat the summer heat and explore the best indoor playground around. Campers will enjoy a whole week of play, guided activities, games and competitions, snacks, and more!

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

KidCreate Art, Music, & More Summer Camp
Parker | Ages 4-12
KidCreate Studio's summer camps for kids are safe and creative environments that combine play, learning, and art for an enjoyable time. Your child will learn art forms and mediums, build confidence in expressing their creativity, and make lifelong memories. 

KidzArt Summer Art Camps
Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker | Ages 4-13
This summer, give your child the opportunity to learn drawing skills that will last a lifetime through fun art exercises and techniques that anyone can follow. Each student at KidzArt Camp will have access to the highest quality, professional art materials and will be taught by talented and certified instructors.

Pop! Arts Art, Science, and 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! Wizarding, Kidchella, SLIME!, Mermaid & Unicorn, Puppy, Pop Star, and so much more. It'll be a summer to remember!

Sew-It-All Fashionista and Sewing Camps
Littleton | Ages 7-19
Hey, Fashionistas and art-inspired kids! The Littleton Sew-it-All Studio offers the following summer camps: Machine Sewing, Hand Sewing, Fashion Design Drawing, Pajama and Pillow Jams, and Bag-a-Palooza Camp. Beginners are always welcomed!

EQUESTRIAN CAMPS

Chatfield Stables
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!

EquesTraining Adventures
Larkspur | Ages 6-14
Explore nature from horseback on a gorgeous 85-acre ranch surrounded by miles of open space near Larkspur. Learn "real" riding and horse care along with animal studies and observation. Ideal for beginners to experienced active youth who enjoy the outdoors. Camps are separated into compatible ages and levels.

Rosie's Ranch Summer Camp
Parker | Ages 2-14
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.”

GENERAL & MULTI-THEMED DAY 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.

Camp HRCA
Highlands Ranch | Ages 3-10 
Enjoy a summer of fun with special activities and crafts related to the week’s theme. Children swim every day and participate in fun activities in a positive environment where children can build friendships.

Collide Camp at Cherry Hills Community Church
Highlands Ranch | PreK-5th Grade
Enjoy a week full of fun with all-day programming where kids can enjoy the outdoors, learn about the Lord, enjoy worship, and engage in other fun activities. 

Eagle Lake at Canyons Community Church
Castle Rock | Ages 6-12
Start your summer off right with a superhero-themed day camp! Eagle Lake Day Camp includes arts & crafts, block racers, gaga ball, group games, inflatables, laser tag, speakers and worship, tie-dye, and much more!

Grasshopper Summer Camps
Your Home | Ages 3-12

Help your kids discover their passions through teacher-led, in-person experiences. Summer camp teachers come to your home — on your schedule!

HRCA Art and STEM 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.

My Gym
Highlands Ranch | Potty-Trained-11 years
From first steps to handstands, My Gym grows with your little ones! Campers will play games, try exciting gymnastics and sports skills, and create cool arts and crafts.

Parker Arts Summer Enrichment at PACE
Parker | Ages 4-18
Parker Arts partners with some of the best enrichment providers in Colorado to offer a fun and educational summer for kids. Programs 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 hour to create a full day of enrichment.

Parker Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Parker | Ages 3-18
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.

PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS

Aerial Cirque Over Denver
Denver | Ages 6-17
Learn aerial skills, trapeze, hoop, and hammock! This circus dance camp is perfect for kiddos new to aerial or with less than one year's experience.

Audience of One Youth Theater Camp
Highlands Ranch & Littleton | Ages 5-18
Audience of One (Ao1) Youth Theater Summer Camp (AGES 5-18) Ao1 Summer Camp registration is OPEN! Whether your child is brand new or Broadway-bound, we would love for them to join our shows and workshops this summer.

Castle Rock Dance Academy
Castle Rock | Ages 3-18

Fill your summer with dancing! CRDA offers themed dance camps for young dancers as well as dance intensives that introduce or expound on a dancer's knowledge in styles such as musical theatre, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, ballet, tap, and more! We also have dance classes in a 5-week summer session, perfect for trying out dance without the commitment of the school year!

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 Theatre Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 3-18
Learn, perform, and grow this summer in NEW performing arts Mini Camps or our long-standing musical theater Show Camps. We offer one- or two-week camps for singing, dancing, acting, and technical theatre. Camps conclude with a share-formance for family and friends or a fully-staged performance!

Songbird Music Introduction to Rock/Pop Bands
Littleton | Ages 5-18
Campers will get an introduction to playing popular songs on the guitar, bass, and drums. With just a few simple techniques (and a little help from the teachers) they will be able to try multiple instruments and musical styles, then play together as a band!

Spotlight Theater
Castle Rock | Ages 6-17
Spotlight Theater Summer Programs offer lessons designed to create an intensive musical theater experience and build acting, vocal, and dance skills. 

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 eight weeks of summer camp with a different theme each week.   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. 

PAA Mini Camps & Musical Theater for Preschool & Kindergarten
Highlands Ranch | Ages 3-7

PAA has a great selection of performing arts camps for your shining star! Performing Arts Academy Colorado programs build character, confidence, and self-esteem — both on and off the stage. Your child will learn and grow, make great friends, and have a lot of fun!

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.

STAR Institute
Centennial | Ages 3-18
 
Sensory health transforms lives! STAR Institute is the leading therapy center for children and adolescents with differences in sensory integration/processing and neurodivergences in which sensory challenges are common.

Town of Castle Rock Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps 
Castle Rock | Ages 6-18
 
Therapeutic Recreation summer camp is the place to be! Sign up for one week or several weeks at Town of Castle Rock's first TR summer camp experience for kids and teens with differing abilities. Campers will enjoy traditional and unique camp activities focused on creativity, adventure, movement, and possibility based on weekly themes.

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 Impact!
Highlands Ranch | Ages 3-12

Thrills, Skills, and Ninja taught daily to campers. Impact Taekwondo has five awesome weeks of camp planned, and each day is filled with activities to keep your child engaged and on the move. No martial arts experience is necessary!

Challenger International Soccer Camp 
Elizabeth and Parker | Ages 2-18 
This summer, learn new skills from an international team of soccer coaches at Challenger International Soccer Camp!

Fencing Academy of Denver: Jedi Training and Fencing Camp
Littleton | Ages 7-18
Fencing Academy of Denver offers engaging summer camp programs in a fun and safe environment for kids of all experience levels. Participate in half-day or full-day camp and learn the basics of fencing as well as the theatrical history of fighting with lightsabers in the Jedi Training portion.

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 Skills, Speed, and Agility Flag Football Camp
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-12
Returning for its 6th year, this 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. Through our “skill of the day,” campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball.

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 looking to refine their skills in basketball, fencing, gymnastics and tumbling, martial arts, tennis, or volleyball — we’ve got you covered!

Ninja Intensity Summer Camp
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!

Young Heart Yogis
Highlands Ranch | Ages 6-12 
Explore the incredible benefits of children's yoga with breathing, moving, playing, and relaxing. We are offering six once-a-week, themed camp sessions that include yoga, games, activities, laughter, and fun! You can tailor this camp by choosing the themes, dates, and times that work best for your child.

STEM & CODING CAMPS

Camp Invention
Multiple Locations | Grades K-6
Spark your kid's creativity and build their confidence with our new Camp Invention program, Explore! Campers will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM adventures designed to inspire curiosity, stretch imaginations, and give your explorer an epic summer experience.

Code Ninjas Highlands Ranch Summer Camps
Highlands Ranch | Ages 5-12

SPARK YOUR CHILD'S INNER NINJA! Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by our 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 Summer Camps
Lone Tree | Ages 7-14
Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by our 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!

Inspire to Learn & Imagine STEMplicity Games Camps
Castle Rock & Centennial | Ages 4-14
Flex your creative muscles! Inspire to Learn & Imagine has camps for kids' every 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.

Limitless Expeditions Aerospace Camps
Englewood & Lone Tree | Ages 9-12
These are NOT your average summer camps! Limitless Expedition offers students an exciting, hands-on, STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Match) experience to help make your student's dreams come true!

Snapology of Golden-Littleton
Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker, & Roxborough |Ages 4-14
Snapology teaches STEM / STEAM concepts through interactive, hands-on play. We use mostly LEGO® bricks in our super fun camps! We offer robotics, animation, drones, video game design, and fun themes inspired by Star Wars, Harry Potter, Frozen, Minecraft, Pokémon, and more!

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.


Get listed in the Macaroni KID Douglas County Summer Camp Guide!
The 2022 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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