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Camp DCL

Summer Camps

June 7-August 6

Kids ages 4-11 can experience out-of-this-world fun at Camp DCL this summer! Choose from weeklong half-day camps or full-day camps at select locations (at a 10% discount). Full-day campers will stay at their camp location each day and must bring a nut-free lunch daily.

All Douglas County Libraries locations are open and operating under state and county guidelines.
Castle Pines Camps

Castle Pines

Little Coders Coding Camp

June 21-25, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-7, $275

Develop computational thinking skills, build programs, and have fun with new friends! Designed specifically for early readers, this camp uses age-appropriate online tools—including Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch—to introduce basic coding skills to kids. Campers will be able to share their projects with family and friends and continue programming at home with their Coding with Kids Scratch account. Facilitated by professionals from Coding With Kids.

Rollercoaster Science Camp

July 19-23, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-10, $215

Don’t miss this Carnival of Fun, where the physics and chemistry of the amusement park come alive! We'll design and build rollercoasters, as well as a merry-go-round or Ferris wheel. Help EggMo survive the Tower of Doom. Explore alchemy and make a Golden Penny. Then enter our Glow Lab and explore all things glowy and creepy. Campers will be smiling from ear to ear at this camp. Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters.
Castle Rock Camps

Castle Rock

Mission to Mars Space Camp

June 21-25, 1-4:30PM
Ages 7-11, $185

3-2-1…Blast off to Mars! Campers will be transported to a whole new world during this fun week. We’ll study the red planet, learn what it will take to get us there, and create solutions for how people can live on Mars. Be part of our first manned "Mission to Mars"! Facilitated by professionals from Space Foundation.

Kinderbots Robotics Camp

July 12-16, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 4-6, $175

Explore the world of robotics! Young campers will learn the fundamentals of robotic design as they build simple models during the week. They will learn about sensors while building drills and magic wands, and discover ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs—all while having a great time! Facilitated by professionals from Snapology.

We Love Pets! Art Camp

July 19-23, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-10, $175

It’s a pets-art extravaganza! Campers' adorable pets will come to life in drawings of cats, dogs, bunnies, fish, lizards and more! Kids will have fun making a soft "rag doll" style puppy from a towel, painting a horse on canvas, and creating clay sculptures of pets in cozy home habitats. They’ll work with a variety of mediums, including watercolors, oil pastels, and illustration markers, among others, and will develop a positive "stick with it" attitude and problem-solving skills through a unique teaching approach. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt.
Highlands Ranch Camps

Highlands Ranch

Castles, Kingdoms & Wizards LEGO Camp

June 7-11, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $175

Who wouldn’t want to escape to the world of magic, fairy tales, and royalty? In this camp, kids will use LEGOs to design their medieval fantasies while also bringing real history to life! Campers will do more than just build with LEGO bricks; they'll build their understanding of the unique historical elements that make the medieval era such fascinating times in human history. Facilitated by professionals from Snapology.

There’s No Place Like Space! Art Camp

June 14-18, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-10, $175

Prepare to blast off! Campers will travel the galaxy, exploring the amazing sights and scenes of outer space. Draw and design your own astronaut suit, paint a galactic scene on canvas, make a flying saucer with a fun alien pilot, and more! We’ll experiment with sculpture, salt, collage, and watercolor to create original scenes inspired by space. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt.

Adventures in Space Science Camp

June 14-18, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $175

Are you ready for an adventure? During this week of space exploration, campers will complete exciting design challenges centered around space, and learn about exploration beyond our solar system. We’ll also discover if life may exist beyond Earth. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Facilitated by professionals from Space Foundation.

Highlands Ranch Full-Day Camp

June 14-18, 9AM-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $315

Art meets exploration in this adventurous camp. Kids will spend each morning creating space-inspired designs and experimenting with different art mediums. Each afternoon campers will complete exciting design challenges centered around space, and learn about exploration beyond our solar system. Prepare to blast off! Bring your own nut-free lunch daily. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt and Space Foundation.

Global Taste Buds Cooking Camp

July 5-9, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $185

Cook your way around the world! When is the last time you were hands-deep in delicious ethnic cuisine from the four corners of Earth? Aspiring young chefs will have a blast every day discovering how easy and awesomely fun it is to cook (and gobble up!) tasty, healthy cuisine from South America, Europe, Africa and Asia in our international cooking camp. Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers.

High-Flying Catapults Engineering Camp

August 2-6, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $215

Throw things—really, really far—with catapults, trebuchets and cannons! Campers will build a working tabletop wooden trebuchet and explore Newton's laws of motion, play with a mini basketball catapult, and float flying Frisbees on our golf course. How about some terrific target practice with a marshmallow blaster? We’ll do that too! Things will be whizzing through the air all week. Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters.
Lone Tree Camps

Lone Tree

Invention Convention Science Camp

June 7-11, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $215

Calling all inventors! Campers will test the steadiness of their hand with a Nerve Tester, make a set of Monster Jaws, and go mad with Pinball Madness. We'll also make art with a computer (but not the way you think). Show off your abilities in our daily Engineering X Challenge, a series of team and individual tasks that call for creativity and engineering skills. Join our Crazy Inventors Collective! Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters.

There’s No Place Like Space! Art Camp

June 14-18, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-10, $175

Prepare to blast off! Campers will travel the galaxy, exploring the amazing sights and scenes of outer space. Draw and design your own astronaut suit, paint a galactic scene on canvas, make a flying saucer with a fun alien pilot, and more! We’ll experiment with sculpture, salt, collage, and watercolor to create original scenes inspired by space. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt.

Kids’ Cooking Network Cooking Camp

July 12-16, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-10, $185

Do your kids love TV cooking shows? In this exciting camp, young chefs will face cooking challenges based on their favorite shows, from Master Chef Jr. and Cupcake Wars to Cutthroat Kitchen. Campers will explore various cooking equipment, new preparation techniques, and flavor pairings to cook up tasty, mouthwatering recipes from scratch each day. Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers.

Cameras, Cooks & Kids Film Camp

July 12-16, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $235

Calling all young chefs! We combine food, film and fun to teach aspiring foodies how to create, stage and present their own cooking shows. Campers will also learn cooking basics, making delectable flavor combos using safe, no-bake recipes. This camp provides tools unique to filming a cooking show and the know-how to create sensational snacks the whole family will love, from sweet to savory! Facilitated by professionals from Talk to the Camera.

Lone Tree Full-Day Camp

July 12-16, 9AM-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $378

For kids who love cooking and TV cooking shows! Campers will face cooking challenges each morning based on their favorite shows, from Master Chef Jr. to Cutthroat Kitchen, and cook up tasty recipes from scratch. Each afternoon, we’ll teach our aspiring foodies how to create, stage and present their own cooking shows with tools unique to filming those shows. Bring your own nut-free lunch daily. Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers and Talk to the Camera.

Basics of Minecraft LEGO Camp

July 26-30, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-10, $175

Travel to the Nether, but watch out for those creepers! Join us as we bring Minecraft to life using LEGO bricks. Campers will create their own world that includes animals, creepers, and their very own Minecraft character. Facilitated by professionals from Snapology.
Parker Camps

Parker

Gaming with Scratch Coding Camp

June 14-18, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 8-11, $275

Create your own games! Campers will learn the core concepts of programming that will lay the foundations for future coding success. Use your creativity and learn coding concepts through a variety of projects, such as chasing games, mazes, and animated stories. With personalized instruction, campers can progress at their own pace with appropriate challenges. They'll also have access to their own Scratch account to continue their coding journey at home. Facilitated by professionals from Coding With Kids.

Kids' Cooking Network Cooking Camp

July 12-16, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $185

Do your kids love TV cooking shows? In this exciting camp, young chefs will face cooking challenges based on their favorite shows, from Master Chef Jr. and Cupcake Wars to Cutthroat Kitchen. Campers will explore various cooking equipment, new preparation techniques, and flavor pairings to cook up tasty, mouthwatering recipes from scratch each day. Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers.

Mission to Mars Space Camp

July 26-30, 1-4:30PM
Ages 7-11, $185

3-2-1...Blast off to Mars! Campers will be transported to a whole new world during this fun week. We'll study the red planet, learn what it will take to get us there, and create solutions for how people can live on Mars. Be part of our first manned "Mission to Mars"! Facilitated by professionals from Space Foundation.
Roxborough Camps

Roxborough

The Breakfast Club Cooking Camp

June 7-11, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-10, $185

Rise, shine, and cook up some morning fun with us! Campers will whip up new breakfast recipes each morning, from eggs to pancakes to granola. On the menu: Upside Down Pineapple Pancakes with kid-made Brown Sugar Butter and Pineapple Slushies—oh, my! We'll also create cool-inary take-home food crafts throughout the week. Cook up some awesomely tasty recipes with us! Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers.

Space: The Final Frontier Science Camp

July 12-16, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-10, $215

Join us on an amazing adventure through space! Campers will build and launch a solid fuel rocket that goes over 100 feet into the stratosphere (local restrictions may apply). We’ll visit planets in our solar system, and design a spaceship capable of landing on the Martian surface. Kids will have a fun designing their own alien traveling companion, making a comet, and playing Comet Golf. We’ll also build a telescope that helps bring the stars closer to us. Blast off on this epic journey among the stars! Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters.

A limited number of Camp DCL scholarships are available from the Douglas County Libraries Foundation for qualified applicants.