There is no shortage of choices when it comes to summer camp, but few camps these days offer the classic experience that many parents remember from their youth: swimming in the lake, hiking in the woods, or group meals in a loud mess hall. Traditional summer camps like the ones below offer a perfect opportunity for children to stay active, make friends and grow their self-esteem.

Cherryvale Day Camp at the Boulder JCC
For kids between the ages of 5 and 13, Cherryvale Day Camp at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (JCC) offers a truly classic summer camp experience with weekly themes like Animals at the Farm and Farm to Fork. Half-day camps are offered in both morning and afternoon sessions starting May 26, and full-day camps start June 1. 

The 2020 theme for Cal-Wood summer camps is “The Summer of the Mighty Mountain.” Cal-Wood offers experiential education through true Colorado adventures for children ages 4 to 19. A calendar packed with fun weekly themes starts on June 8. Cal-Wood also offers financial aid.

Rocky Mountain Day Camp
With school locations in Erie, Superior and Boulder, Rocky Mountain Day Camp kicks off its first 2020 summer camp session on May 26. The family-run camp is focused on offering a diversity of classic camp activities like relay games, sports, arts and crafts for children ages 4 to 15.

Colorado Mountain Ranch
Nature and the outdoors are the central focus of the summer day camps at Boulder’s Colorado Mountain Ranch. Focus Day Camps for rising 5th to 11th graders explore topics like horses, water and gymnastics, while the Adventure Day Camps for 8th to 11th graders offer an array of classic activities throughout each weekly session.

By Emma Castleberry for Raised in the Rockies