Camps and Classes

School Breaks

Here are some fun camps, classes, and activities to keep your children busy during school breaks.
Check individual websites for COVID-19 cancellations or modifications.

Thanksgiving Break

Animation Studio (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates: week of 11/23
Adventures with Star Wars (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates: week of 11/23

Winter Break

Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines) 2020/21 Dates:
Uplifting Science  12/28/20 – 1/1/21
Phenomenally Cool Science  12/28/20 – 1/5/21
Toy Engineer Challenge  12/28/20 – 1/5/21
Camp Snowball (Golden Community Center)  2020/21 Dates:
YEP – Winter Camp (American Mountaineering Center)  2020/21 Dates:  12/28-30/20 and 01/3-5/21

Spring Break

All Things Railroad (Colorado Railroad Museum)  2021 Dates:
Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)  2021 Dates:
Spring Break Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)  2021 Dates:
Coconut Camp  – Activity 527111 (Golden Community Center) 2021 Dates:
Spring Break Fun (Golden Library)  2021 Dates: 
Spring Break Art Camp (Foothills Art Center)  2021 Dates:
Under the Sea Art Camp – Activity 453522 (Golden Community Center) 2021 Dates: 

Youth Programs

The following organizations offer classes and programs for youth at various times throughout the school year. For their current offerings, please visit their websites.

Boy Scouts – Troop 130
Boy Scouts – Troop 613
Calvary Church Youth Group
Colorado Ice Soccer
Colorado Mountain Club
Denver Kickers Club
Faith Lutheran Church Youth Group
Girl Scouts
Golden Community Center
Golden Library
Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center
Lookout Mountain Nature Center 
Outward Bound
Peak Performance Running
Virtuosity Dance Centre
YETI – Youth Education Theater Intensive (Miners Alley Playhouse)

Year Round Programs

Golden Community Center
Preschool Nature Nuts (Lookout Mountain Nature Center)
Storytimes (Golden Library)

Summer Camps & Classes

What will your kids be doing during the summer? Whether you need a full-day camp or just want them occupied for a few hours, you’ll find many options right here in Golden. Most camps have multiple dates throughout the summer unless otherwise noted.  

Ages 12 and under

Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines) – Remote options available
Avid 4 Adventure – Day Camps and Resident Camps are cancelled and replaced with alternatives that include smaller, customized groups. Online day camps are being offered. One-week Expedition Camps are not cancelled.
Camp Junior RangersCancelled; tentatively rescheduled for September 12-13
Day Camps (City of Golden)  – Starting June 15 (click on “Day Camps”)
Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp – On schedule with additional safety protocols.
Eagle’s Nest/Owl’s Roost Environmental Day CampsOnline
EarthTreks Summer Climbing Camps – June cancelled; new registrations are currently suspended
Engineering Design Summer Camps (Colorado School of Mines) – Remote options available
EXPLORE Tech:  Web Design (Colorado School of Mines) – Virtual
Foothills Art Center – On schedule
Hands-on-History Summer Camp (Golden History Museum and Park) – New registrations are currently closed.
Prince and Princess Camp (Rand Dance Academy) – On schedule (August 3-6)
Skyhawks Youth Sports Programs – On schedule
YETI Summer Theater Camp (Miners Alley Playhouse) – Modified format and schedule
YMCA Day Camp (Shelton Elementary) – Cancelled


DecTech (Colorado School of Mines) – Virtual
Engineering Design Summer Camp (Colorado School of Mines) – Remote options available
Summer Adventure Courses (Colorado Mountain Club) – June classes cancelled

All ages

Challenger Soccer – On schedule
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado School of Mines Summer Athletic Camps – Cancelled
Earth Treks Climbing Center – June cancelled; new registrations are currently suspended
Fairy Tale Camp – Wizard of Oz (Virtuosity Dance Centre) – FULL
Fossil Trace Golf Camps – On schedule
Girl Scout Summer Camps – Cancelled
Golden Community Center – Currently closed
Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center – Camp cancelled but virtual classes available
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Rescheduled (7/6-10 and 7/13-17)
Summer Dance Camp (Rand Dance Academy) – On schedule
Terry Cook Soccer Camp (Denver Kickers Club) – On schedule (June / July)