Imagine your child’s life devoid of art and music. Scary thought, right? However they are exposed to art and music, the benefits are for life. To them it might just seem like fun, but immersion is a boon to their emotional and mental health. When children are shown care and good guidance in art and music, there’s simply no downside.

The Arts Hub
The Arts Hub in Lafayette has grown a strong arts community by connecting and providing opportunities for diverse populations through a wide range of engaging arts services. Their summer art camps include Princess Art, Paint on Canvas, Multi-Art Forms, Colonial Days, Clay and Ceramics, Shaving Cream, Slop and Slime, Fanciful Fairy, Bugs and Nature and more.

Studio Arts
Studio Arts Boulder’s core value is that art is a basic human right. Therefore, they offer summer camps that are accessible, collaborative, sustainable and exceptional. Kids learn about and create ceramics and pottery in various stages at Clay Camp, Hand-Building Camp, Wheel-Throwing Camp and Raku-Fire Camp.

LYNX Camps
The LYNX National Arts and Media Camps are summer immersion programs for high school students interested in music and the arts hosted on the University of Colorado Denver campus. The 2020 camps include Audio Production/Ableton Live, Mural Creation, Comic Book Character Design, Photography, Music Industry, Digital Animation & Motion Graphics and Filmmaking. Application required.

Boulder’s Kutandara teaches critical thinking skills, helps develop higher cognitive skills, and increases students’ ability to analyze and evaluate information. Summer camps include African Music and Dance Camp, Marimba Busking Day Camp, which allows campers to create cool marimba arrangements and busk on Pearl Street Mall, and the Youth Music & Friendship Tour of Zimbabwe in July (application required).

By Darren Thornberry for Raised in the Rockies