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Are you looking for a safe, engaging, nurturing place for your child to spend sunny days? Look no further!

Denver Christian School offers a wide variety of activities that engage an array of interests for students entering K-12!  Our 20-acre campus is equipped with state-of-the-art athletic facilities, multiple playgrounds, a pond, STEM labs, and spacious fine arts rooms … let the summer adventures begin!

Looking for our Athletic Camps or High School Summer School? Scroll to the bottom of this page.

DC Summer Camps for Elementary – High School- 2022

Denver Christian offers a variety of summer camps including art, musical theater, and athletics for students in all grades. We offer a combination of full and half-day camps, students who register for both the morning and afternoon sessions will have a supervised lunch break.

Summer Camps are open to all: School year enrollment at Denver Christian is not required.

Did you know?: All of the camps in June are flexible! Register for just one half-day subject OR register for two subjects and your campers will have a supervised lunch break and be with us at camp from 9 am -3 pm. Most weeks offer a discount for full-day participation.

Elementary Age Camps

Camp Encanto

  • Ages: 5-10
  • Dates: May 30th- June 3rd 2022- Optional start on Tuesday 6/1.
  • Times: 9 am – 3 pm (Full Day Camp)
  • Price: $400
  • Taught By: Tiana Turner

Campers will bring the magic to life in this 1-week, full-day ENCANTO Summer Camp!

Campers will grow their performance skills by learning songs and dances from the new hit Disney film, ENCANTO. They will also construct and tinker in our MakersSpace, creating their very own magical Casita. Of course, we will try our best to not talk about Bruno!

Students do not need to have seen this film in order to enjoy and learn at this camp.

Don’t need camp on Memorial day? Select the Tuesday Camp Start on the registration form.

THIS CAMP IS FULL
Email tturner@denverchristian.org to be added to the wait list

Art Exploration

  • Ages: 5-10
  • Dates: June 6th- June 10th, 2022
  • Times: 9 am-12 pm (Half-day Camp)
  • Price: $250.
  • Taught by: Linda Holmes

Calling all Budding Artists! 

Campers will spend the week exploring the beauty of the natural world, using it as inspiration to create visual art. Campers will have the opportunity to try out several different mediums and discover new creative outlets including painting, collage, recycled art, and so much more.

Campers will spend time outdoors, weather permitting, in addition to time in the classroom.

Students who sign up for the morning and afternoon camp sessions will receive $50 off!

Game Builders

  • Ages: 5 – 10 years
  • Dates: June 6th – June 10th
  • Taught by: Patrick Boyd
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Price: $250+ $15 Materials Fee

Are you ready to think inside (and outside) the box?!

Campers will be focused on designing a one-of-a-kind board game to play and take home! Get ready to have fun and tap into our problem-solving skills during this week-long half-day camp. Young game lovers will be excited as they bring their ideas to life in this interactive art, design, and engineering process.

Musical S.T.E.M.

  • Ages: 5 – 10
  • Dates: June 13th – June 17th
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250+ $25 Materials Fee
  • Taught by: Davina Perret

Come discover the harmony between Music and Science!!!

In this camp, students will discover and explore common themes found in music and science like vibration, frequency, patterns, dissonance, bending sound, and more through hands-on experiments and musical activities.  Dancing salt, quicksand, banana piano, PVC panpipe, piano projects, and more!

All materials will be provided

Students who sign up for the morning and afternoon Sessions will receive $50 off!

Game ON!

  • Ages: 5-10
  • Dates: June 13th- June 17th 2022
  • Times: 12:30 -3:00 pm (Half-day Camp)
  • Price: $250. Early Bird Special: $200 (ends on 3/24 )
  • Taught by: Julie Scullion

Can you handle the competition?!

Campers will have their physical and mental skills tested and tried as we explore new, exciting, and different games each day. Will our day be focused on a challenging speed card game or competing in an epic capture the flag battle? You will have to show up to find out!

This camp focuses on team building, leadership skills, and puzzle-solving.

Campers will spend time outdoors, weather permitting, in addition to time in the classroom.

Register Here

Rocket League

  • Ages: 7 – 10 years old
  • Dates: June 20th – June 24th
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: Vanta Leagues
  • Game Played: Rocket League

Vanta (www.vantaleagues.com) is a youth esports development program with expert coaching for kids (roughly ages 8-15). Our team-based learning platform provides a structured and safe community for youth to learn skills that lead to college scholarships and build meaningful friendships.

Our program curriculums include various elements to develop player potential in the games they play. Developed by former professional athletes, elite coaches, and education experts/school administrators, our curriculum is focused on development on-and-off the screen, and encompasses several elements including:

  • In-game skill development catered to the skill level of the players
  • Health and wellness activities to instill healthy habits in the players
  • Social-Emotional Learning skill development via cooperative learning activities
  • Benefits
    • Safe & Inclusive community
    • Structured and holistic curriculum: health & wellness, social-emotional learning, leadership, communication, goal-setting, etc.
    • Mentorship & Digital Citizenship
    • Optimized Screen time

    This is a virtual program accessed onsite at DCS and will be monitored both digitally and in person.

    Students who sign up for the morning and afternoon camp sessions will receive $50 off!

    Jr. Engineers

    • Ages: 7 – 10 years
    • Dates: June 20th – June 24th
    • Taught by: Patrick Boyd
    • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Price: $250+ $15 Materials Fee

    Are you ready to innovate and experiment!?

    Campers will explore a variety of engineering challenges during this week-long half-day camp. Will you build glider planes, break a bridge-like Godzilla, explore building recycled materials, or Start experimenting with Tinkercad and 3D Printing? Each day will bring new challenges, introduce different engineering concepts, and push campers’ learning!   


    Ukulele

    • Ages: 9 – 13 years old
    • Dates: June 20th – June 24th
    • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
    • Price: $250
    • Taught by: Davina Perret

     Ready to learn the ukulele?  In this camp, students will learn to play chords, several easy beginner-level songs, explore different strumming patterns, and even try their hand at composing their own pop song.  Ukuleles will be provided during the camp, but students are encouraged to bring their own.  Students can also bring Chromebooks or iPads if owned, as there will be instruction on how to use Garage Band and SoundTrap.

    There will be a short group performance of the songs learned during the camp for parents and grandparents on Friday at 11:30.

    Register Here

    Rocket League & Game Design

    • Ages: 7 – 10 years old
    • Dates: June 20th – June 24th
    • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
    • Price: $250
    • Taught by: Vanta Leagues
    • Game Played: Rocket League

    Learn more about Vanta (www.vantaleagues.com)  and this camp in their section above. This camp will include Coaching & Development in Rocket League and game design education through Unreal Engine. https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/students/

    Students who register for both the morning and afternoon sessions will receive a discount.

My First Lemonade Stand

  • Ages: 5 – 8 years old
  • Dates: June 27th – July 1st
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

Let’s sell lemonade! Young campers become “lemonade entrepreneurs” and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it! From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy. As an optional showcase event, students launch their lemonade stand to raise money for a charity they select!


Get Crafty
  • Ages: 5 – 8 years old
  • Dates: June 27th – July 1st
  • Time: 12:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Price: $250 Early Bird Special: $200 (ends on 3/24 )
  • Taught by: Julie Scullion

Explore your creative side.

Campers will dive into a variety of materials and techniques as they create a new take-home project each day. Additionally, they will have one large project that they will be receiving instructor assistance with for a short time each day.

Students who sign up for the morning and afternoon sessions will receive $50 off & will have a supervised lunch break!

Jr. CEOs

  • Ages: 8 -10 years old
  • Dates: June 27th – July 1st
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

How cool would it be for you to be the boss of Apple or Amazon for a day? In this leadership camp, you can! Campers act as CEOs for leading companies and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Case studies include popular companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Coke, McDonald’s, Under Armour, Nike, Tesla, Uber, and more. Students enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders.


Money Matters

  • Ages: 5 – 8 years old
  • Dates: July 11th – July 15th
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

This innovative camp on financial literacy lays the foundation for healthy financial habits early in life, empowering students with the mindset to start making sound financial decisions and develop into responsible global citizens. Role-playing and fun activities keep students engaged. Some topics include: currencies of the world, budgeting 101, checks and bank accounts, credit cards and debit cards, and taxes.

My First Food Truck

  • Ages: 8 – 10 years old
  • Dates: July 11th – July 15th
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

Campers select a food theme, choose an ideal location, identify target customers, design appealing menus, and form a comprehensive business plan covering strategy, marketing, operations and finance, including capital-raising needs. Activities include drafting mission statements, setting prices, estimating expenses and learning key financial metrics. This program offers a tasty way to develop business savvy! Note: no food is handled in class.

Register Here

Little Inventors

  • Ages: 5 – 8 years old
  • Dates: July 18th – July 22nd
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

Are you ready to innovate with SPARK? Get your creative juices flowing in this project-based program where you’ll learn about renowned inventions, identify the need for an invention, think on your feet, and create real structures and solutions. Hands-on activities include, but are not limited to constructing bridges, building free-standing structures, designing games and more. Programs culminate with empowering business pitch practice and presentation!

Debate Camp

  • Ages: 8 – 10 years old
  • Dates: July 18th – July 22nd
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

Campers learn how to develop persuasive arguments while debating a different topic in every class. Students work in rotating groups and practice their debating skills in a supportive, friendly environment, including: • Developing arguments • Issuing rebuttals • Providing examples • Rebuilding their case • Summarizing points of view Students learn to prepare their arguments, prioritize their ideas and think on their feet, developing their public-speaking skills and gaining self-confidence in the process.

Young Philanthropists

  • Ages: 5 – 10 years old
  • Dates: July 25th – July 29th
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

Campers internalize the benefits of doing well and doing good, reviewing a number of charities and discussing the merits of giving back. Learning how prominent figures, like Bill Gates, leverage their success to make a difference in the world serves as motivation and inspiration. Students collaborate in small teams to select a charity or issue they feel passionate about and come up with practical ways they can support that cause, including raising awareness, volunteering, and fundraising.

Register Here 

 

Business of Fashion

  • Ages: 8 – 10 years old
  • Dates: July 18th – July 22nd
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

In this “glam” program for girls, campers gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism and branding. Campers explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g., athleisure), design various articles of clothing, define their own brand, outline a layout for their favorite store, explore careers in fashion and more!

Register Here 

Funky Fairy Tales

  • Ages: 6 – 10 years old
  • Dates: August 1st – 5th
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250 Early Bird Special $200
  • Taught by: Kayla Loper

End your Summer With Some Drama!

Campers will take to the stage as they explore fairy and folk tales from around the world in this half-day camp. This half-day camp introduces skills in acting, improvisation, character development, storytelling, and more. All our hard work will lead up to a workshop performance for campers’ friends and family on Friday at 11:30.

Fencing

  • Ages: 6 – 10 years old
  • Dates: August 1st – 5th
 

  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $200
  • Taught by: Fencing Academy

This camp is designed for participants of all skill levels. Beginner fencers will understand the fundamentals of fencing. During this one week of practice, campers will learn the history of fencing, footwork and blade work (Parries and Ripostes). For progressive and intermediate fencers, our outstanding, experienced coaches will provide level-appropriate instruction. The camp will allow a focused and fun opportunity to refine fundamentals, learn new techniques, and develop more effective competitive strategies.

Middle & Highschool Aged Camps

Musical Theatre Intensive

  • Age: Rising 9th Grade- Graduating Seniors
  • Camp Dates: June 6- Jun 17
  • Auditions: June 2nd
  • Final Performance: June 18th
  • Camp Time: 9 am- 3 pm
  • Price: $500, $450 Early Bird Special until 4/15
  • Taught By: Tisa Lawrence-Krekel & Kayla Loper

Take center stage this summer!

In this two-week musical intensive camp, students will be immersed in every aspect of theatrical production including performance, stagecraft, technical theater, vocal techniques, and character development.

This camp will culminate with a full-length and fully-produced musical on June 18th for friends and family.

Be careful what you wish for…

This year we are excited to produce Into the Woods Jr.

Find a full synopsis and cast lists here.

High school credit options are available for DC Students.

Rocket League & Game Design

  • Ages: 9- 14
  • Dates: June 20th – June 24th
  • Time: 12:30-3:00
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: Vanta Leagues
  • Game Played: Rocket League

Learn more about Vanta (www.vantaleagues.com)  and this camp in their section above. This camp will include Coaching & Development in Rocket League and game design education through Unreal Engine. https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/students/

Our program curriculums include various elements to develop player potential in the games they play. Developed by former professional athletes, elite coaches, and education experts/school administrators, our curriculum is focused on development on-and-off the screen, and encompasses several elements including:

  • In-game skill development catered to the skill level of the players
  • Health and wellness activities to instill healthy habits in the players
  • Social Emotional Learning skill development via cooperative learning activities

This is a virtual program accessed onsite at DCS and will be monitored both digitally and in person.

Ukulele Music Camp

  • Ages: Rising 4th grade- 8th grade
  • Dates: June 20th – June 24th
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: Davina Perret

 Ready to learn the ukulele?  In this camp, students will learn to play chords, several easy beginner-level songs, explore different strumming patterns, and even try their hand at composing their own pop song.  Ukuleles will be provided during the camp, but students are encouraged to bring their own.  Students can also bring Chromebooks or iPads if owned, as there will be instruction on how to use Garage Band and SoundTrap.

There will be a short group performance of the songs learned during the camp for parents and grandparents on Friday at 11:30.

Budding Entrepreneurs

  • Ages: Rising 6th Grade- 8th grade
  • Dates: June 27th- July 1st
  • Times: 9 am – 12:00 Pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

If you love Shark Tank, this empowering program is for you! Join other intrepid campers and develop a business plan for your own business idea. You will learn to take risks and persevere, while making business-like decisions about strategy, marketing and finance (optional activities include building a website and designing business cards). Campers build confidence “learning by doing” and make their pitch presentations on the last day!

Junior CEOs

  • Ages: Rising 6th Grade- 8th grade
  • Dates: July 25th- 29th
  • Times: 9 am – 12:00 Pm
  • Price: $250
  • Taught by: SPARK Business Academy

How cool would it be for you to be the boss of Apple or Amazon for a day? In this unique leadership program, you can! Campers act as CEOs for leading companies and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues at popular companies like Apple, Amazon, Coke and Under Armour. Students enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders!

Touring Players

  • Ages: Rising 8th Grade – 12th Grade
  • Dates: August 1- 12 (two weeks)
  • Times: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Price: $350, $300 Early Bird Special until 4/15
  • Taught by: Kayla Loper

Take the Show On the Road!

In this two-week camp, students will rehearse and produce a full-length performance that they will pack up and tour to classrooms and libraries in the surrounding community. This is an exciting opportunity to learn what goes into touring theatre all while brushing up your performance skills.

Mentorship Scholarship available: 

Students who volunteer to be a mentor for the elementary age camp from 9 am -12 pm will be given a discount on  their camp’s tuition. Email tturner@denverchristian.org for more information.

DCHS 2022 Summer Classes (for HS credit)

High school students may take summer courses for credit.  Students are expected to attend every instruction day in order to earn credit.  Details for each class are listed below. CLICK HERE to register for 2022 Summer Classes.

Dates: June 6 – 17 (Final Performance on June 18)

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Instructors: Mrs. Lawrence-Krekel (tkrekel@denverchristian.org), Mrs. Kayla Loper (kloper@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $500

Credit: Fine Arts Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description: In this two week musical intensive camp, students will be immersed in every aspect of a musical theater production, including acting, stagecraft, technical theater, vocal techniques, performance, and choreography.  Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by musical great, Stephen Sondheim, who recently died in 2021. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Dates: June 13 – 17 (only 1 week)

Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in the Summer Performance camp

Instructor: Mr. Sam Jones (sjones@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $200 + students must register for the Summer Performance camp at DC

Credit: Required PE course (no prerequisites)

Course Description: This required PE course explores what it means to Glory God through the care of our bodies and in our approach to athletics as a whole. In addition, the students learn the basic principles of both cardiovascular and muscular training while taking part in an actual training program.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dates: June 20 – 24 (only 1 week)

Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in the Summer Performance camp

Instructor: Mr. Sam Jones (sjones@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $200 + students must register for the Summer Performance camp at DC

Credit: Required PE course (no prerequisites)

Course Description: This required PE course explores what it means to Glory God through the care of our bodies and in our approach to athletics as a whole. In addition, the students learn the basic principles of both cardiovascular and muscular training while taking part in an actual training program.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dates: July 11 – 22

Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Instructor: Mrs. Tami Zietse (tzietse@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $400

Credit: English elective course (prerequisite: 9th grade English classes)

Course Description: This course is an exploration of creative writing skills in poetry, memoir, and short story. Students reflect on their life experiences, analyze poetry and novels, and create a portfolio of their own written work.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Online courses are all asynchronous (work at your own pace). They start on June 6 and end on August 12. Each course has approximately 10 modules (weeks), that students can complete at their own pace, but if students complete one module a week, they will stay on track.

Computer Science

Dates: June 6 – August 12

Times: Asynchronous (at your own pace)

Instructor: Mr. Boyd (pboyd@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $400

Credit: Technology elective (prerequisite: Technology Foundations)

Course Description: This course expands on the coding, programming, and computer science concepts introduced in Technology Foundations. Students learn various programming languages and use coding to design processes. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dates: June 6 – August 12

Times: Asynchronous (at your own pace)

Instructor: Mrs. Bartz (lbartz@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $400

Credit: Fine Arts credit (no prerequisites)

Course Description: Art Fundamentals investigates the basic design elements in two-dimensional works. Students experience challenging, hands–on opportunities to complete assignments using a variety of art materials. Students identify their personal gifts and talents, and develop confidence in their abilities to explore future opportunities in the visual arts.

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Date: June 6 – August 12

Times: Asynchronous (at your own pace)

Instructor: Mr. Cole McClain (cmcclain@denverchristian.org)

Cost: $400

Credit: Required Bible Course (prerequisite: Bible Foundations)

Course Description: Letters: An Epistles Study applies a literary approach to the epistles of the New Testament for the purpose of growing one’s ability to read and understand the letters. When applied properly, this approach lends itself to a wiser reading of complex biblical texts so that students may grow in their ability to know, love, and apply Scripture.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

DCS 2022 Summer Athletic Activities

Denver Christian offers a variety of summer camps in art, musical theater, and athletics for students in all grades.  Details and registrations for 2022 Summer Activities and Camps will be available soon.

 

Guidelines and Information for All Activities

  • Full payment is due upon registration. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the program’s start date. A $30 cancellation fee will be withheld from all refunds. All activities are weather/conditions permitting.
  • Program sizes are limited. Register early to secure a spot. Denver Christian School reserves the right to cancel/change activities if minimum enrollment is not met.
  • If you are registered for two half-day programs, your campers will have a supervised lunch period between sessions.
  • All students should come equipped with their own water, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, and necessary equipment.
  • Allergies, medical conditions, and disabilities should be noted upon registration to ensure the camp is properly staffed and your child receives the best quality experience.