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Exploring Summer Camps for Kids in Broomfield and the Surrounding Area

Mar 01, 2019 04:53PM

By Elizabeth Buckingham

Next fall, you want your kids to write a great essay on how they spent their summer vacation. And for that to happen, you need to start planning now, especially if you want to enroll them in one of the terrific summer camp options in the Broomfield area. Summer camps fill quickly, so if you spot one that you think your kiddo would love, don’t wait!

Camp Explorer through Broomfield Recreation Services offers tailored programs for children ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 14. Activities include swim days at The Bay, age-appropriate field trips, sports, games, and other fun events. Broomfield Rec also offers Explorers Outdoors, a program for ages 12 to 15 focused on introducing children to healthy outdoor activities. Participants will enjoy a new outdoor activity each day, including hiking, rock climbing, ropes courses, and more. Learn about summer programs at

Rocky Mountain Day Camp has locations in Superior and Boulder, and is open to campers ages 5 through 15. Campers are split into groups based on age; featured activities might include various sports, music and dance, archery, badminton, and much more. Full-day and half-day enrollment is available, and there are five sessions throughout the summer to suit your family’s schedule. Find out more at

If you’re a resident of the Anthem Highlands neighborhood, you can register your child (5 to 12 years) for the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp. Experienced camp counselors offer children a variety of imaginative tasks that challenge minds and strengthen bodies, and children participate in age-appropriate enrichment, fitness, and creative activities. Find more information at

We all know how important technology will be to our kids’ futures, and Code Ninjas addresses those needs with their wide variety of coding, robotics, and game development summer camps for kids ages 7 to 14. Whether or not they pursue coding as a career, Code Ninjas want to provide kids with skills that help them thrive in a tech-oriented world. If you have a budding tech genius at home, these camps might be the perfect way to enhance their knowledge this summer. Learn about coding camps at

If your children are passionate about nature and animals, there are plenty of options. At Thorne Nature Experience, in Boulder or Louisville, activities are outdoor-focused, with an emphasis on ecology, protecting the environment, and adventure. Butterfly Pavilion summer camps are designed to provide kids with memorable experiences that connect them to nature and encourage an appreciation for science. Camps incorporate exploration, inquiry, art, drama, and play into programs that appeal to a variety of interests and abilities. A bit further afield, the Denver Dumb Friends League allows kids to explore the amazing world of animals through weeklong camps focusing on safety, compassion, and protection as well as animal-based careers. Visit and for details, schedules, and pricing. 

Maybe your kids are devoted to music in all its forms? Globalsound Music Academy could be the answer to your summer activity quandary. This family-owned Broomfield music studio works hard to inspire a love for music in a positive and uplifting way. Globalsound offers both Rock Band Camps and Singing Camps; students perform a live concert and receive a custom CD of their concert! Schedule a tour at

Broomfield offers numerous options for summer dance camps, including Dance Arts StudioElite Dance Academy, Live, Love, Dance, andColorado Conservatory of Dance. Whether you’ve got a little one who just wants to twirl in fancy shoes, or a serious older student looking for a challenging summer experience, you’ll find what you need at one of these dedicated local businesses. Check out and to find schedules and more information.

If traditional dance is just too staid for your little ones, what about circus camp? Broomfield’s own Iluminar Aerial offers the chance to learn a variety of aerial and ground circus techniques on different equipment. Circus-themed games and obstacle courses keep kids active and engaged, plus they perform a circus for family and friends! Learn about running away to the circus at

The Arvada Center has long presented an extensive selection of art-focused summer camps for ages 3 through 18; their classes focus on theatre, music, dance, choreography, visual arts, ceramics, photography, and much more. View their diverse offerings at

Whatever your kids’ interests, you’ll find a great local business ready to provide fun and engaging summer activities!