Boulder Valley School District

Summer Camp: 5 Reasons to Enroll

Students particpate in a sailing class during the summer.
Randy Barber

The euphoria of the final school bell on May 23 will be quickly tempered with the task of filling 84 summer days before school starts again. Luckily, today’s summer camps are a far cry from the “watch out for poison ivy” free-for-all that a lot of us knew far too well.

From robotics and coding to breakdancing and goat play, BVSD’s Lifelong Learning summer camps are a modern, fun way to beat the summer heat.

Here are five reasons to try one (or more) this summer:

1. Combat “there’s nothing to do” syndrome
With 105 camps within 22 categories, you can do something new every week and not even make a dent in your options. From skateboarding to LEGO® engineering, the possibilities are endless!

2. Try something new
In addition to popular sports and art options, campers can now hone their ninja skills, code their own Fortnite-style battles or sing with Face Vocal Band at Red Rocks. Now, camp can be fun and a defining experience for future paths.

3. Reinvent yourself
In school, a child might be pigeonholed as an athlete or a brainiac. What better way to try out a new identity as a veterinarian or magician? Try it for five days and decide whether to keep going or move on to something else.

4. Escape the screens
Whether they are sailing at the Boulder Res or making dumplings and fried rice in a professional kitchen, minds and bodies are guaranteed to be engaged at camp. For five days they can leave the couch and their glazed-over look behind.

5. Build self-esteem
The controlled and safe environment of a structured camp promotes independent accomplishment without worrying about competition or evaluation. Camp is also a great place to meet new friends.

If this sounds like a great way to help your kids beat the heat, click here to enroll or learn more or call (720) 561-5968.


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