March 14, 2013
- 2013 Summer Camp Guide
- Denver Equestrians Summer Camp
- School of Rock
- Bear Creek Stables Summer Camps
- Dinosaur Ridge Summer Day Camps
- My Gym Children's Fitness Center Summer Camps
- Summer Camps in West Metro Denver
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This week we are launching our 2013 Summer Camp Guide! We are highlighting some of the best and most exciting camps taking place this summer! If you have a summer camp that should be included in our guide make sure that your email us their information. We would love to include them!
Make sure you are checking out our calendar throughout the week! I am constantly adding things to the calendar between publishing dates so make sure you are checking the calendar through the week so you don't miss ...
Horse lovers ages 7+ join us weekdays from 9am - 4:30pm for equine education, safety, grooming, riding, fun and games! We follow the Certified Horsemanship Association curriculum. Campers are divided into groups according to age and ability. Each student participates in a 45-minute lesson daily.
Optional add-ons include a 2nd Group Lesson, Swimming, Denver Equestrians 2013 Tee Shirts - additional fees apply. Scroll down for details and information.
Just a few of the topics covered include:
Safety and Horse Care, Breeds, Marking and Colors, Tack - Types, Parts, Cleaning, Grooming, Bathing, Clipping ...
The School of Rock has some great camps to keep you rocking this summer!
21st Century Rock and Roll Jukebox
6/17/2013 - 6/21/2013
A rockin' camp featuring songs from the last decade (more or less!). Great modern rock from bands such as the Black Keys, Green Day, Coldplay, the White Stripes, the Hives, the Killers, the Strokes, and more, more, more. This is a performance-based camp which will feature placement in a band setting, daily rehearsals and group instruction, and a fun end-of-camp concert open to the ...
Our Horse Day Camps offers a great summer program for kids 8 & up. Our Week Long, Fun, Day Camps include: Grooming, Anatomy, Arena Lessons, Horse Care, Trail Rides, Tack, Horsemanship Classes and Certificate of Achievement upon completion.
Each rider is assigned there own camp horse for the week!
Week # 1 - June 3 - 7, 2013
Week # 2 - June10 - 14, 2013
Week # 3 - June 17 - 21, 2013
Week # 4 - June 24 - June 28, 2013
Week # 5 - July 1- 5, 2013
Week # 6 - July 8 - 12, 2013
Week # 7 - July 15 -19, 2013 ...
• Fossils and Fun: This camp is a great introduction to the geology and paleontology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding area. Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Campers will have the chance to explore, measure, draw, observe, and interact with the geology and fossils of the area and explore science like never before among 150 million year old fossils. Ages 6-13.
• Paleontology Camp: Paleontology Camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the ...
My Gym camp is simply the best! Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same.
Whether you are looking for the best place to send your children on cold and rainy days or trying to keep them active and cool during the hot ...
There are a ton of great summer camps in the Lakewood, Littleton, Golden and Wheat Ridge area. We will be continuing to add to this list as we recieve more information.
Where: Denver ColiseumWhen: Event times vary by dayWho: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com/AX or by calling (800) 745-3000.Cost: Adults: $20-25; Kids 2-12: $10; Tickets are $2 more the day of the event. (Additional fees may apply.)
Where: Audubon Society of Greater Denver
9308 South Wadsworth Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80128When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: To Register: 303-973-9530 or [email protected]Cost: $5 ASGD members $12 ASGD member families; $8 non-members; $20 per familyFor more info: www.denveraudubon.org
Where: Downtown Denver, from 27th & Blake to Coors Field. CLICK HERE for parade routeWhen: 10:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come down for the fun!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.denverstpatrickdayparade.com
Where: Olde Town Arvada
Grandview Avenue, just east of Olde Wadsworth BoulevardWhen: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and have a good timeCost: FREEFor more info: www.historicarvada.org
CRE8TIME™ with the entire family and craft something special together like this fun Model Magic® duck to give or keep for Easter.
Where: Your local Michael's Arts and Crafts StoreWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: Just come and createCost: FREE
Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road
Golden, 80401When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Register online HERECost: FREE
The Art of Deception: Wear a disguise and see how you measure up to the mimic masters of the natural world. Masquerade with us as we master the skill of camouflage. Come dressed to kill!
Where: South Platte Park
3000 W Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120When: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Register online HERECost: Non-District Price:$9.00
Family (District, same address or surname):$17.00
Family (Same address or surname):$24.00
Youth Non Dist:$7.00
When: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: Ages 2 - 5How: Reservations encouraged, contact: Erin LaCount at [email protected] or 303-697-3466 x 101.Cost: $5 per child, adults free. Includes free admission to Trek Through Time.
Where: Audobon Center at ChatfieldWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: For Children ages 3-6 (and parent/guardians, too!)How: Register at 303-973-9530 or [email protected]Cost: Friends Members: $5 per child and their adult; $2 each additional child
Non-members: $8 per child and their adult; $4 each additional childFor more info: www.denveraudobon.org
Where: Sweet Beginnings 5661 Curtice Street, LittletonWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: For kids 3 months to 5 years accompanied by their music-loving grown-ups.How: Email Janet (Chief Rocker-Outer) [email protected] or call 720-515-VARK (8275) to reserve your spaceCost: FREE!!!!For more info: Come check out our FREE class, and then sign up for the spring session that starts April 1st! www.RockyMtnAardvarks.com
Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road
Golden, 80401When: 11:15 AMWho: These 45 minute programs are specifically designed for children 2-5 with an adult. No older children please.How: Register online HERE
These programs are very popular, so reserve your space early. Participant limit: 15 children. If you are registering after this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.Cost: FREE
Shamrocks, Rainbows and More!
You will need ...
1 box vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz) *
4 tbsp powdered lime gelatin (3 oz box is more than enough) *
2 cups cold milk
crushed graham crackers
sprinkles - optional
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 2 Cups of Water
- 1 Cup of Salt
- 2 T of Vegetable Oil
- 1 T of Cream of Tarter
- Food Coloring
- Glitter (optional)
- Since I was making multiple colors, I cut the above recipe in half and did each color in separate batches. Add all of the above ingredients (except the glitter) and stir continuously over warm heat. I also added the ...
- Envelopes (we used black envelopes sized 4.75" x 6.5" that we found at Michael's)
- Glue tape or glue sticks
- Decorative cardstock 12 x 12 (we used glittery gold and shamrocks)
- Rainbow ribbon
- Circle puncher (optional)
- St. Patrick's Day stickers
- Start by gluing the envelope closed. Then cut the envelope in half, so you have two pouches that are approximately 3.25" long.
- Cut out your shamrock (or ...
Museums, Rec Centers, Animal Adventures and More!
This article is a work in progress, we will be continuing to add links. If you know of any great places we should add please let me know.
We live in an amazing city, with an amazing amount of places to have fun with our children. This is by no means a complete list of places in the metro area but it is a complete list of great places in Lakewood, Littleton, Golden & Wheat Ridge as well some great spots in the Denver area.
Museums and Historical Sites
Buffalo Bill ...
There are a lot of places in the metro area that have Kids Eat Free (or practically free) Nights! Here is a list of ones that we know of, and we would love to hear about any that you know to add to our list! Always call ahead to confirm that they are still having a Kid's Eat Free Night because restaurants can change these at any time.
Also if you find out we have something wrong please let us know.
Bridgewater Grill at the Golden Hotel - after ...
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Have you spent all week sifting through the papers, stacks of magazines, pamphlets and flyers, only to get to the car on the day of, and not have the address? Then you have to unload everyone, head back in and look up the address, print out the page, only to arrive exhausted, and late.
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