Camp DCL

March 16-20

New this spring: weeklong half-day camps for $175 per camper or full-day camps for $315 per camper (a 10% discount). Full-day campers will stay at their camp location each day and must bring a peanut-free lunch.

Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch

LEGO Camp

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

Campers will level up their engineering skills with Snapology and thousands of LEGO parts, including gears, pulleys, axles and levers. They'll apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through fun projects designed to teach about simple and complex machines, structures and teamwork. Kids design and build as never before, and explore their craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

STEAM Cooking Camp

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

Cooking and science are a match made in—the kitchen! Campers will explore the many connections between cooking and science, technology, engineering, arts and math! Chefs from Sticky Fingers add spice, subtract boredom, and multiply the fun to create culinary masterpieces. Young chefs will not only create delectable dishes but also conduct experiments with edible ingredients in this fascinating and delicious camp.

Highlands Ranch Full-Day Camp

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

In the morning session, your child's imagination and skills will soar while they explore engineering concepts with Snapology through building and creating using LEGOs. The creativity doesn't stop there! Each afternoon, campers will cook up yummy food while learning about the connections and science of cooking. Campers must bring their own peanut-free lunch daily; we will provide two snacks per day.
Lone Tree

Lone Tree

Superfoods of the Rainbow Cooking Camp

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

You may know that carrots can improve your eyesight, but did you know that cherries can help improve your memory? In this adventurous camp, kids will explore superfoods from all colors of the rainbow with experts from Sticky Fingers. Young chefs will learn about what makes certain ingredients so super for your body and how delicious they can taste, while practicing basic kitchen techniques on their way to becoming super chefs.

Fantasy Art Camp

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

Campers will spend the week making amazing art from their wildest imaginations. They'll learn to draw wizards, unicorns and a flaming phoenix, and make their own fairy gardens, dragon pencil pots, bedazzled mermaid fins, and much more. Camp is led by certified KidzArt instructors.

Lone Tree Full-Day Camp

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

In the morning session, campers will learn how fun making and eating a rainbow of foods can be. Each afternoon, campers will kick up the creativity with fantasy art camp—where they learn to draw and create magical and mystical pieces throughout the week. Campers must bring their own peanut-free lunch daily; we will provide two snacks per day.
Parker

Parker

Cooks + Books:
Children's Literature + Cooking Camp

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

Do your kids love to read as much as they love to cook? In this fun camp, kids will read some favorite books and cook up recipes inspired by the stories: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Harry Potter, and Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie. Young chefs will bring their imaginations to life in this hands-on literary and culinary experience with chefs from Sticky Fingers.

Horse Art Camp

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

Campers will draw horses in a variety of different art styles (Native American, realistic, abstract, etc.), while exploring lots of art mediums. They'll also make horseshoe suncatchers, clay horse stables and horse models, bookmarks, horse-themed mason jar lights, and more in this fun camp led by instructors from KidzArt.

Parker Full-Day Camp

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

In the morning session, campers will cook and have fun with food and some of their favorite books. Each afternoon, campers will kick up the creativity with horse art camp—where they learn to draw and create through different art styles and mediums. Campers must bring their own peanut-free lunch daily; we will provide two snacks per day.

June 1-July 31

Kids ages 5-12 can make a splash and have a blast at Camp DCL this summer! Choose a weeklong half-day camp or full-day camp (at a 10% discount) at select locations. Full-day campers will stay at their camp location each day and must bring a peanut-free lunch daily.

Castle Pines Camps

Castle Pines

Kids' Cooking Network Showdown Camp

June 22-26, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 8-11, $180

Do your kids love TV cooking shows? In this exciting camp, young chefs will get their creative juices flowing as they work together in cooking challenges inspired by favorites such as Master Chef Jr., Kids' Baking Championship, Chopped Jr., and Cutthroat Kitchen! Campers will learn how to use cooking equipment and techniques, explore flavor pairings, and create mouthwatering recipes from scratch each day. In partnership with Sticky Fingers.

Star Wars LEGO Adventures Camp

July 20-24, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-10, $170

Star Wars, Star Wars, and more Star Wars! If your kids love Star Wars, this is the camp for them. Campers will enjoy Star Wars-themed activities, build scenes from the movies, build their own space-worthy ships, create light sabers, and much more. May the force be with you! In partnership with Snapology.
Castle Rock Camps

Castle Rock

Mixed Up Media Art Camp

June 22-26, 1-4:30PM
Ages 7-11, $170

This camp offers kids a diverse curriculum geared to stretch their minds, exercise their imaginations, and introduce new idea-generating techniques. Campers will paint on tile and fabric, sculpt in clay, draw in pen and ink, use shrink film, and more. No art experience is necessary—just a desire to create and have fun with different materials. In partnership with KidzArt.

Farm to Table Cooking Camp

July 13-17, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-10, $180

Bring the deliciousness of fresh produce to the table! Campers will explore local summer-fresh ingredients and learn how they get from the ground to our plates. Carrots can improve eyesight, but who knew cherries could help improve memory? Young chefs will learn what makes certain ingredients healthful and how good they can taste, while practicing basic cooking techniques! In partnership with Sticky Fingers.

Kids' Cooking Network Showdown Camp

July 20-24, 1-4:30PM
Ages 8-11, $180

Do your kids love TV cooking shows? In this exciting camp, young chefs will get their creative juices flowing as they work together in cooking challenges inspired by favorites such as Master Chef Jr., Kids' Baking Championship, Chopped Jr., and Cutthroat Kitchen! Campers will learn how to use cooking equipment and techniques, explore flavor pairings, and create mouthwatering recipes from scratch each day. In partnership with Sticky Fingers.
Highlands Ranch Camps

Highlands Ranch

Caribbean Art Adventures Camp

June 1-5, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $170

Where the sun is always shining, the sand is warm, and the water is just right...take a dip and come on in! Campers will have fun using many different art materials and techniques to create a pirate's treasure box, tropical scenes, fish, shells, turtles…everything about the beach! We will even use the sun to create a piece of art. In partnership with KidzArt.

Roblox Coding Camp

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

Creating Roblox games is a fun way for campers to learn and practice programming. Each camper will be able to create custom games with Lua code (similar to JavaScript and Python), creating many different games throughout the week of camp. They can then publish their games and share them with friends. In partnership with Coding With Kids.

Cooks + Books Cooking Camp

June 15-19, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-10, $180

Kids' favorite books come to life through delicious recipes! Each day, campers will create two or more recipes related to some favorite children's books, such as Last Stop on Market Street, Green Eggs and Ham, and Dragons Love Tacos. This camp will bring your child's imagination to life through a hands-on, magical, literary and culinary experience! In partnership with Sticky Fingers.

Kitchen Chemistry Camp: Pop, Bang, Fizz!

June 15-19, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $200

What's cooking? Cool science! Young scientist-chefs will learn the secrets of soda pop, make whipped cream, discover the science behind popcorn, and experiment with other kitchen concoctions. We'll explore chemistry to make Soda Slobber and "living" Slime, make water disappear, and play with snow that never melts. Kids will have fun mixing it up while learning lots of fizzy-poppy science in the process. In partnership with Science Matters.

Full Day: Cooks + Books & Kitchen Chemistry Camp

June 15-19, 9AM-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $342

In the morning session, campers will cook up delicious recipes related to some favorite children's books, such as Green Eggs and Ham. Each afternoon, the kids will experiment with cool science, exploring chemistry to make water disappear, play with snow that never melts, and more fizzy-poppy science fun. Campers must bring their own peanut-free lunch daily; we will provide two snacks per day.

LEGO Pokémania Camp

July 6-10, 1-4:30PM
Ages 7-11, $170

Campers will explore the world of Pokémon and practice their Pokémon training skills! They will create their own training gyms, unique battles, and even their very own generation of Pokémon. Students will explore real-world science as they examine the habitats, characteristics, and needs of different Pokémon. They will do more than catch them all; they will build and examine them closely and have a blast doing so! In partnership with Snapology.
Lone Tree Camps

Lone Tree

Global Taste Buds Cooking Camp

June 8-12, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $180

Cook your way around the world in our globally inspired cooking camp! What better way to explore another culture than through its food? In this delicious camp, young chefs will explore food history, customs, songs, geography and languages as they prepare each recipe, then gobble up tasty, healthy cuisine from South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In partnership with Sticky Fingers.

Little Coders Coding Camp

June 15-19, 1-4:30PM
Ages 5-7, $275

Created specifically for early readers ages 5-7, this camp develops computational thinking skills and fosters creativity in a fun environment. Using a blend of connected and "unplugged" games, activities, and age-appropriate online tools, young campers will stay engaged and will create their own interactive stories or computer games. In partnership with Coding With Kids.

Fizz, Bang, Boom! Science Camp

July 13-17, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-10, $200

Our Junior Boom Institute of Higher Reactions will make summer a blast for young campers! Budding chemists will don their goggles to solve the Mystery of the Growing Glove, catch a rainbow in a test tube, trap a foaming monster, and use the chemistry of yeast to make a tasty root beer treat. The Gator in the Bottle visits camp throughout the week to help build science skills. In partnership with Science Matters.

STEAM Cooking Camp

July 13-17, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $180

Welcome to the STEAM Cool Cooking Creation Lab! Cooking and science, technology, engineering, art and math are a match made in...the kitchen! Explore the connections while creating delectable dishes and conducting experiments with edible ingredients in this fascinating and delicious camp where we'll add spice, subtract boredom, and multiply the fun. In partnership with Sticky Fingers.

Full Day: Fizz, Bang, Boom! Science & STEAM Cooking Camp

July 13-17, 9AM-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $342

In the morning session, budding chemists will don their goggles while having a blast with fun experiments that will help them build science skills. Each afternoon, campers will explore the connections between cooking and science, technology, engineering, art and math by creating delectable dishes and experimenting with edible ingredients. Campers must bring their own peanut-free lunch daily; we will provide two snacks per day.

Ocean Blue Science Camp

July 27-31, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 7-11, $200

Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography! Campers will dissect a real shark, design new fish, and bring to life genuine Triassic Triops. We'll examine sea shells from the sea shore, make cool designs to take home, examine the anatomy of a fish, and make fish-print t-shirts. We'll finish the week coming face-to-face with unique sea creatures like squid. Jump in! In partnership with Science Matters.
Parker Camps

Parker

Amusement Park LEGO Adventure Camp

June 15-19, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-9, $170

Every child loves the amusement park and riding their favorite rides, but do kids ever think about how to build rides and who designs them? In this adventurous camp, kids become designers of their own amusement park rides. While designing, they will learn physics and engineering concepts as well as problem-solving skills, all while having a blast! In partnership with Snapology.

Minecraft Modding Coding Camp

July 13-17, 1-4:30PM
Ages 8-11, $275

Building mods is a fun way for Minecraft players to learn and practice programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills. Each camper will have access to his or her own Minecraft server where they can customize a Minecraft experience using drag-and-drop code to create landscapes, non-playable characters, texture packs, and more! In partnership with Coding With Kids. Prerequisites: Minecraft account, bring Minecraft login to camp; for those without an account, purchase one through the official Minecraft website.

Basic Training Baking Boot Camp

July 27-31, 1-4:30PM
Ages 6-10, $180

Aspiring bakers who love to get their hands sticky in the kitchen will love this camp! Young chefs will learn the basics of scratch baking, making everything from bread and fresh pasta to muffins, cookies and more! Each recipe can be re-created at home for more baking fun. Young chefs will eat up this engaging and imaginative camp! In partnership with Sticky Fingers.
Roxborough Camps

Roxborough

Farm to Table Cooking Camp

June 1-5, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-10, $180

Bring the deliciousness of fresh produce to the table! Campers will explore local summer-fresh ingredients and learn how they get from the ground to our plates. Carrots can improve eyesight, but who knew cherries could help improve memory? Young chefs will learn what makes certain ingredients healthful and how good they can taste, while practicing basic cooking techniques! In partnership with Sticky Fingers.

Mythical Creatures Art Camp

July 6-10, 9AM-12:30PM
Ages 6-11, $170

Kids will exercise their imaginations as they learn to draw wonderful mythical creatures of all kinds and use a variety of fun art materials, including working on different surfaces and sculpting in 3D. Campers will discover how dragons got their fiery reputation, learn about the famous artist Marc Chagall, and draw a Pegasus, Phoenix, Oviraptor and more! In partnership with KidzArt.

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