Did you just move to Colorado? Do you want you kiddo to embrace the Colorado lifestyle? While there are no summer camps on how to brew craft beer and attending these camps will not get you a coveted “NATIVE” bumper sticker, here are a few summer camps that will help you raise a Coloradan.
Avid for Adventure. When we asked parents which summer camp represented “Colorado” this was a clear winner. Kids spend all day outside challenging themselves with enthusiastic and well-trained counselors guiding them. Kids can choose multi-sport summer camps or specialize in a single activity, like rock climbing, kayaking, or mountain biking. Your kids will come home exhausted. Plus, you don’t have to watch them do things like climb 200 feet above your head, or speed down a trail on a mountain bike.
SPREE. Another outdoor favorite, but this time with a little science mixed in. Run by the nonprofit Greenway Foundation, SPREE summer camp teaches kids how to care for the environment, some local history, and arts and crafts all while they are having great time. They have two locations and are reasonably priced.
SNOBAHN. Did you know that you can ski indoors? You can at SNOBAHN. Give the kiddos a head start on skiing next winter with a summer camp. The kiddos will also enjoy the giant trampolines, perfect for honing their new tricks, and parkour training, which might help them to jump, dive and roll off your furniture a bit more gracefully. Also check out Shredder summer camps if SNOBAHN is too far for you.
Craftsman & Apprentice. Hands on building and creativity. Coloradans tend to be an independent bunch and this summer camp helps your kids learn self-sufficiency through fun activities, like woodworking, and fiber arts. If you want to encourage your kiddo to swing a hammer, or sew but you don’t have the space or you can’t tolerate for the mess, then check out Craftsman & Apprentice.
Art Students League of Denver. Denver and Colorado are home to a lot of artists. No. I’m not kidding. Who wouldn’t want to create art in our beautiful state? So if your kids are into drawing, painting, or ceramics turn to ASL to help guide their development. You can mix and match morning and afternoon sessions for a full day or stick to the half day option.
P.S. We did not receive any compensation from these camps. These just some ideas to get you started. Do you have your own ideas? Let us know in the comments.