Summer Camps Guide

The summer camps guide is out and all the choices are wide open! From art to adventure to manners, there is something for your kiddo. Registration goes really fast for the one your child wants so on the next snowy day, make a plan to sign up for the best summer camps in Golden.

Art on the Brix: June 8 – August 7; Art on the Brix has planned another incredible summer of adventure Their theme camps this year will take you on a journey through space with inspired science, a festive wonderland of fantastical characters from their favorite cinematic stories, the creative forensics of solving a mysterious art heist, and many more moving parts that all culminate with an end-of-summer pool party. Cost: $135 – $275/week; Ages: 5-13; 1299 Washington Avenue Suite 180, Golden, CO 80401; 303-862-5426; email:;

Avid4 Adventure: June – August 3-17; Day and overnight options for these authentic outdoor adventure camps. Avid4 Adventure teaches kids of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. Cost/week: $395 – $415; Ages: PRE-K–7th graders; Golden and Metro Denver; 800-977-9873;;

Camp Junior Rangers: Connect to nature and to others by spending the day with your little one(s) as well as Jefferson County Open Space naturalists and park rangers. Cost: Free; Ages: 6-12; Parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to stay with their child(ren) during this program. White Ranch Park’s Sawmill Campground, 25303 Belcher Hill Road, Golden, CO 80401; 720-497-7600; email:;;

Foothills Art Center Art Summer Camps: June 8 – July 31; Foothills Art Center offers seven weeks of visual arts programming. Guided by professional artists and arts educators, camps integrate visual arts activities with science, technology and mathematics. Cost/week: $120- $300; Ages: 4-6 and 7-12; 809 15th Street, Golden, CO 80401; 3032793922×32; email:;

Golden Community Center Summer Camp: June 1-July-August 14; Campers will enjoy swimming, climbing, sports, arts/crafts, field trips, games and fun activities. The teen program is a field trip every other week. Cost: $150/week| resident; Ages 5-16; 1470; 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401; 303-384-8124 email:;

Golden History Museums: June – August; Hands-on History is a week-long summer day camp. Hands on History engages kids with different aspects of local history. Cost: $95 – $220; Ages: 6-11; Golden History Museums; 303-278-3557;

Elementary Academies for Young Minds at Colorado School of Mines: June -July; Experience fun, hands-on, and engaging half-day camps on topics such as engineering, earth science, Native Americans, creepy creatures, creative chemistry, and geology. Cost: $170-$190/week; Ages: 8-1; Golden; 303-279-3855; email:;

ENOR Environmental Day Camp: June 8-July 17; Sponsored by CSU Extension, ENOR is a nationally recognized, award winning program since 1974. Children explore Colorado’s natural and cultural history through hands-on activities and hiking. Cost: $195/week; Ages: 3-6 grades; Golden; 303-271-6620; email:;

The Colorado School of Protocol and Etiquette: April-November; Etiquette and dining skills for children, teens, young adults 18-22, adults ages 23+, business and social etiquette and dining skills that translate into elevated self-confidence and leadership skills. Cost: Tuition varies; Ages: 4-7, 8-12, 13-17, 18-22, 23+; Mount Vernon Country Club Golden; 303-237-2842;;

Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) June 8- August 14; Come climbing or explore the mountains with the CMC Youth Education Program (YEP)! We specialize in multi-day courses offering outdoor skill-building and adventure. Programs for various ages and abilities available. Cost: $335-$650/week; Ages: 9-18; American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401; 303-996-2741; email:;