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Hoping to avoid the summer slide? Science activities, activities of strategy and experiments are perfect for keeping kids’ brains engaged during the school break. Here are a few amazing opportunities to get the kids stretching their legs and minds this summer.

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Longmont Climbing Collective
All summer long, Longmont Climbing Collective will be offering active camp experiences for kids of all abilities ages 4-13. Expert coaches will ensure your climber has a blast in an age-appropriate small group, while also getting in a fun workout and an exciting learning experience. Online enrollment and more details at longmontclimbingcollective.com/kids/summer-camps.

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CU Science Discovery
CU Science Discovery offers a huge variety of hands-on summer STEM experiences for grades K-12. Their in-person and virtual STEM camps and classes are designed to inspire creativity and a thirst for knowledge, while allowing students to interact with their peers in a safe setting. See the summer lineup at colorado.edu/sciencediscovery/programs/k-12-summer-camps-and-high-school-classes.

BVSD Lifelong Learning
BVSD Lifelong Learning is offering one-week, half-day enrichment camps at five locations this summer from June 6 – July 29. Robotics, LEGO builds and cooking all incorporate STEAM principles that teach without feeling like a classroom. Ninja Fit, Skateboarding and Breakdancing/Soccer/Yoga Trifecta camps keep bodies moving! E-mail lifelong.learning@bvsd.org or call 720.561.5968 and ask for the summer planner.

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Renaissance Adventures
With Renaissance Adventures, campers become the heroes of a mythic quest in an incredibly fun, award-winning experience like none other! Journey into a co-created story where every decision matters. In small groups of like ages, the heroes read maps, solve mysteries and riddles, overcome dynamic challenges, and battle using safe, foam swords. As with all Renaissance Adventures programs, Adventure Quest is designed to develop teamwork, critical thinking, ethical
reasoning, and communication. More at renaissanceadventures.com.

By Darren Thornberry