Camp DCL

June 3-August 2, 2024

Explore, create, and experiment this summer at Camp DCL! Choose from our weeklong half-day camps at six DCL locations or full-day camps at select locations.

Materials and snacks are provided for all camps; full-day campers must bring a nut-free lunch daily. Please also bring your own water bottle.

Castle Pines

African Safari Art Camp

June 17-21*, 9AM-12PM
Ages 5-10, $185
Art and travel collide as campers explore African landscapes and discover awe-inspiring animals and cultures. Elephants, giraffes, zebra, and wild jeep "rides" will come to life as campers create three projects a day in various mediums, including watercolor, acrylic paint, collage, clay sculpture, 3-D and more. They will also develop a positive, stick-with-it attitude and problem-solving skills through a fun teaching approach. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt. Bring your own water bottle.
*Camp will operate as usual on June 19, despite DCL's Juneteenth closure.

CSI Science Camp

July 15-19, 9AM-12PM
Ages 7-12, $240
Solve mysteries on our special forensics team! DNA, fingerprinting, chromatography analysis—campers will take their science skills to the next level in this exciting camp. They'll explore "what-if science" with crazy, wacky experiments that will keep them talking, and they'll have fun building their own forensic science kits. Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters. Bring your own water bottle.

Castle Rock

Global Taste Buds Cooking Camp

June 3-7, 9AM-12PM
Ages 5-10, $205
Explore other countries and cultures through food! Young chefs will cook recipes from all around the world and explore food history, culture, songs, geography, and languages associated with each recipe. They'll travel the globe, but keep their passports at home! Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers. Bring your own water bottle.

Aladdin Theatre Camp

June 24-28, 1-4PM
Ages 8-12, $225
What would you wish for if you had three magical wishes? Join Aladdin and friends as he meets the mystical Genie who offers to make all his dreams come true...but will he? Princesses, tigers, magic carpets, and a full cast of fun characters bring this classic tale to life and help Aladdin see the importance of friendship and being true to oneself. Camp concludes with a 90-minute final performance and production/awards ceremony on June 28 at 4:15 p.m. Facilitated by professionals from KidStage. Bring your own water bottle.

Castle Rock Full-Day Camp

July 22-26, 9AM-4PM
Ages 5-10, $400
LEGO & Art Camp: Have a blast, from the amusement park to the beach! Campers will start each day designing their own amusement park rides while also learning physics and engineering concepts and solving problems. Each afternoon, campers will create beachy art inspired by Polynesian surf culture, beach and ocean wildlife, seashells, snack shacks, and more. They'll create three projects a day working with acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, metallics, and more. Kids will also develop a stick-with-it attitude and problem-solving skills through a fun teaching approach. Facilitated by professionals from Snapology and KidzArt. Bring your own nut-free lunch and water bottle each day.

Highlands Ranch

RoboPets LEGO Camp

June 3-7, 1-4PM
Ages 4-6, $185
Young campers will explore the world of robotics and learn the fundamentals of robotic design by building simple animal models. Whether learning about sensors while building a fish or alligator, or discovering ways that gears and wheels and axles create movement while building robotic dogs or frogs, your camper is sure to have a great time! Facilitated by professionals from Snapology. Bring your own water bottle.

Highlands Ranch Full-Day Camp

June 10-14, 9AM-4PM
Ages 5-10, $400
Cooking and Science Camp: A little of this and a dash of that make for some wild concoctions! Young chefs will get their creative juices flowing each morning when they take on cooking challenges inspired by their favorite cooking shows, like Sugar Rush and Cutthroat Kitchen. Campers will spend each afternoon mixing up ooey, gooey science. They'll make slushy treats to eat and see soda slobber. They'll also make water disappear, play with snow that never melts, and make slime that looks alive! Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers and Science Matters. Bring your own nut-free lunch and water bottle each day.

Colorful Art Camp

July 15-19, 1-4PM
Ages 5-10, $185
It's the most colorful camp ever! Campers will use color like they never have before. Each child will paint a canvas with fluid fluorescent acrylics, create wondrous colored sculptures like Meow Wolf, and design jewelry using amazing Technicolor inks. Facilitated by professionals from Art for Life. Bring your own water bottle.

Lone Tree

Rumble in the Rainforest Art Camp

June 10-14, 9AM-12PM
Ages 5-10, $185
Journey to the Amazon rainforests of South America and learn about their amazing animals and ecosystems! Campers will bring to life jaguar, poison dart frogs, sloths, toucans, and tropical plant life through artwork in mediums such as acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, metallics, and more. They'll create three projects a day while developing a positive, stick-with-it attitude and problem-solving skills through a fun teaching approach. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt. Bring your own water bottle.

Lone Tree Full-Day Camp

July 8-12, 9AM-4PM
Ages 5-10, $400
Science and LEGO Camp: Don't miss the carnival of fun! Each morning campers will design and build roller coasters and other mini rides, like a merry-go-round or Ferris wheel. Help EggMo survive the Tower of Doom, and enter our Glow Lab to explore all things glowy and creepy, plus more. Each afternoon we'll explore the world of mini-figures, putting them to the test by creating playgrounds, designing flying tests, and seeing how they do on engineered structures. Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters and Snapology. Bring your own nut-free lunch and water bottle each day.

STEAM Creation Cooking Camp

July 29-Aug 2, 1-4PM
Ages 5-10, $205
Cooking and science are a match made in the kitchen! Young chefs will add spice, subtract boredom, and multiply the fun each day as they create tasty culinary masterpieces. They'll also conduct fun experiments with edible ingredients! Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers. Bring your own water bottle.

Parker

Parker Full-Day Camp

June 24-28, 9AM-4PM
Ages 5-10, $400
Cooking and Art Camp: Fun culinary, literary, and art adventures! Young campers' favorite books come to life each morning through delicious recipes. They'll read some favorite books to spark the imagination and then cook up delectable dishes to enjoy. Each afternoon campers will travel the country through art, creating three projects a day inspired by national parks, the Statue of Liberty, native creatures, and historical landmarks. They'll work with a variety of mediums and develop a stick-with-it attitude and problem-solving skills through a fun teaching approach. Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers and KidzArt. Bring your own nut-free lunch and water bottle each day.

Pokémania LEGO Camp

July 8-12, 1-4PM
Ages 5-10, $185
Explore the Pokémon world and practice Pokémon training skills! Campers will create their own training gyms, unique battles, and even their very own generation of Pokémon. They'll also explore some real-world science as they examine the habitats, characteristics, and needs of different Pokémon. They will do more than catch 'em all, they will build and examine them and have a blast doing so! Facilitated by professionals from Snapology. Bring your own water bottle.

Super Catapults Science Camp

July 29-Aug 2, 9AM-12PM
Ages 5-10, $240
Throw things really, really far with tabletop catapults, trebuchets, and cannons! Campers will build a working wooden trebuchet and explore Newton's laws of motion. They'll also create games with the mini basketball catapult, float flying Frisbees through the firmament on our golf course, and take some terrific target practice with a marshmallow blaster. Things will be whizzing through the air all week! Facilitated by professionals from Science Matters. Bring your own water bottle.

Roxborough

Rumble in the Rainforest Art Camp

June 17-21*, 1-4PM
Ages 5-10, $185
Journey to the Amazon rainforests of South America and learn about their amazing animals and ecosystems! Campers will bring to life jaguar, poison dart frogs, sloths, toucans, and tropical plant life through artwork in mediums such as acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, metallics, and more. Kids will create three projects a day while developing a positive, stick-with-it attitude and problem-solving skills through a fun teaching approach. Facilitated by professionals from KidzArt. Bring your own water bottle.
*Camp will operate as usual on June 19, despite DCL's Juneteenth closure.

Farm to Table Cooking Camp

July 22-26, 9AM-12PM
Ages 5-10, $205
Going from farm to table never tasted so good! Campers will explore the bounty of summer-fresh ingredients and how those foods get from the ground to our plates. Young chefs will also learn what makes certain ingredients so super for the body while practicing basic cooking skills and techniques. Facilitated by professionals from Sticky Fingers. Bring your own water bottle.
Camp DCL scholarships are available for qualified applicants through the Douglas County Libraries Foundation. Please apply by May 15, 2024.