Camps and Classes

School Breaks

Here are some fun camps, classes, and activities to keep your children busy during school breaks.

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.  Check individual websites for COVID-19 cancellations and closures.

Ages 12 and under

Abrakadoodle Art Camp
Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)
Adventure Summer Day Camp (City of Golden)  
Avid 4 Adventure 
Camp Junior Rangers 
Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp 
Eagle’s Nest/Owl’s Roost Environmental Day Camps   6/8 – 7/17
EarthTreks Summer Climbing Camps
Engineering Design Summer Camps (Colorado School of Mines)
EXPLORE Tech:  Web Design (Colorado School of Mines)
Foothills Art Center
Hands-on-History Summer Camp (Golden History Museum and Park)
Prince and Princess Camp (Rand Dance Academy)
Skyhawks Youth Sports Programs  
YETI Summer Theater Camp (Miners Alley Playhouse)   
YMCA Day Camp (Shelton Elementary) 


DecTech (Colorado School of Mines) 
Engineering Design Summer Camp (Colorado School of Mines)
Summer Adventure Courses (Colorado Mountain Club)  

All ages

Challenger Soccer
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado School of Mines Summer Athletic Camps   June / July
Earth Treks Climbing Center 
Fairy Tale Camp – Wizard of Oz (Virtuosity Dance Centre)
Fossil Trace Golf Camps
Girl Scout Summer Camps
Golden Community Center ongoing
Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center  6/8-12
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum   6/1-5 and 6/15-19
Summer Dance Camp (Rand Dance Academy)
Terry Cook Soccer Camp (Denver Kickers Club)  June/July

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Art Camp (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates:  
Thanksgiving Break Fun
(Golden Library)  2020 Dates:
Deep Space Adventures (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates:
Little Medical School – Wilderness Medicine 2-day Camp (Golden Community Center) 2020 Dates: 

Winter Break

Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines) 2020 Dates:
Art Around the World (Foothills Art Center) 2020 Date: 
Camp Snowball (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates:
Let’s Have an Artsy New Year Camp (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates:
Little Dental School (Golden Community Center)  2020 Dates:
Little Veterinarian School – Darling Doggies 2-day Camp (Golden Community Center) 2020 Dates: 
Winter Break Day Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)  2020 Dates: 
YEP – Winter Camp (American Mountaineering Center) 2020 Dates: 

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
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)