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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!

DCHS 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.  Questions about individual course requirements can be directed to the course instructors. Listed below are the 2021 summer class options.

This class is offered Online.

  • Dates: June 7-August 13 (self-paced)
  • Instructor: Mrs. Bartz (lbartz@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Fine Arts Elective  (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.

This class is offered as a Hybrid Class (some on-line, some in-person)

  • Dates: June 21-July 2
  • Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Instructor: Mrs. Zietse (tzietse@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Required English Course (Prerequisite: junior/senior status)

Course Description: Composition Strategies: Reflection equips students to reflect on their life experiences while experimenting with varied approaches to essay and personal narrative writing.  Students in this course will analyze mentor texts, identify various writing “moves”, and practice revision techniques as they create a portfolio of polished pieces.

This class is offered as an Online Class.

  • Dates: June 7-18
  • Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Instructor: Mr. McClain (cmcclain@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Bible Elective (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.

This class will be offered as an IN Person Class.

  • Instructor: Mr. Jones (sjones@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $300 (Plus additional Strength and Conditioning fee)
  • Credit: Required PE course (no prerequisites)
  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in Summer Strength and Conditioning.

Dates: (Option 1) – June 14-18

Times: 9:00am-11:30am

Dates: (Option 2) – June 28-July 2

Times: 9:00am-11:30am

Dates: (Option 3) – July 19-23

Times: 9:00am-11:30am 

Course Description: This required PE course explores what it means to Glorify 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.

This class will be offered Online.

  • Dates: June 7-August 13 (self-paced)
  • Instructor: Dr. Curry (jcurry@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Science Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description:  This course provides students with an overview of good nutrition principles as well as physical and mental wellness topics that allow students to develop the skills necessary to live healthy, active lives, and to empower students to use the skills they have gained to make informed decisions that will enhance the quality of their personal, family, and community life.

This program is an overnight travel activity and is dependent upon current restrictions being lifted by the time of the program.

  • Entering 9th-12th Grade
  • Maximum Enrollment: 18 Participants
  • Dates: July 6-July 11
  • Times: Overnight travel course
  • Cost: $400… cost includes the registration fee for Summer Strength and Conditioning (Session 2).
  • Instructor: Coach Butte (dbutte@denverchristian.org)
  • Credit: Physical Education Elective (no prerequisites)
  • Website: https://trueathletes.org/ – registration must go through the website!

Course Description: The camp takes the athletic elements of the summer Strength and Conditioning program on a traveling adventure. Each day of camp involves travel to National Parks or similar awe-inspiring places with Bible study, camping, and workouts at local high school or college facilities along the route. Student-athletes of all skill levels are welcome to attend as workouts are appropriate to skill and fitness levels of the participants. The camp’s purpose is to teach, expose, and challenge student-athletes to embrace and execute an “In Christ, For Christ, About Christ” approach to athletics and to live out a sports culture/worldview which is “true”… free from flaws and errors, Christ-centered, and excellent.

This class will be offered as In Person.

  • Dates:
    • Session 1– June 21-July 2
    • Session 2– July 12-23
  • Times: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Instructor: Dr. Curry (jcurry@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Science Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description: This is a course rich in exploration and lab investigation which applies many disciplines of scientific study to solving crimes. The students will gain experience in the major investigative techniques currently used by forensic scientists and crime scene investigators and develop an understanding of the scientific concepts which serve as the basis for these techniques. This would be a great class for those interested in law enforcement, public safety, and CSI careers.

This class will be offered as In Person.

  • Dates: June 7-18
    • Audition dates: May 29 or 30 (all will be a part of the production)
  • Times: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Instructor: Mrs. Stockwell and Mrs. Lawrence-Krekel (tkrekel@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Fine Arts Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description: Denver Christian High School presents The Drowsy Chaperone! A man shares with the audience his favorite record- the 1928 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record, the show comes to life in his apartment. Mix in two lovebirds on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and a clueless chaperone, and you have the ingredients for a show that will have everyone laughing.

Students will work daily to put together a show from the ground up in 2 weeks of rehearsals. This course will culminate in three performances and will be an event they will never forget! Sign up today!

This class will be offered Online. 

  • Dates: June 7-August 13 (self-paced)
  • Instructor: Dr. Curry (jcurry@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Science Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description: Earth Science is the study of Earth and its neighbors in space. Nearly everything we do each day is connected in some way to Earth: oceans, atmosphere, plants and animals. This course will focus on the four basic areas of Earth Science: geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. This is an exciting science with many interesting and practical applications. Students will explore scientific method, structure and sculpting of the Earth’s surface, properties of the water on our planet, atmospheric forces dealing with climate and weather, as well as our solar system and beyond our solar system.

This course will be offered In Person. 

  • Dates: June 7-18
  • Times: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Instructor: Mrs. Horner (hhorner@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Science Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description: Exploration of human impact on the biosphere. Highlights include studying and debating climate change/global warming, and critically examining water quality and quantity issues relevant to Colorado and the western United States.

This course will be offered Online. 

  • Dates: June 7-August 13 (self-paced)
  • Instructor: Mrs. Buchanan (lbuchanan@denverchristian.org)
  • Cost: $400
  • Credit: Math Elective (no prerequisites)

Course Description: Mathematics Applications: Personal Finance is a college-preparatory course that prepares students for real-world problem solving, critical thinking, and overall proficiency in the daily usage of mathematical concepts. The course employs the foundational concepts of algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry to solve everyday problems in finance, business, and future planning. The course is designed to prepare students for issues such as: budgeting, investing, credit, banking, insurance, mortgage, and employment. Field projects, collaboration, case studies, and graphing calculators are key components to this project-based course.

DCS Summer Activities

Denver Christian offers a variety of summer camps in art, musical theater, and athletics for students in all grades.  See camp descriptions for dates, grade levels, details, and costs. Listed below are the 2021 summer camp options.

  • Elementary: Entering 3rd Grade- 5th Grade in 2021-22 School Year: July 6-9 9:00-11:30am
  • Middle School: Entering 6th Grade- 8th Grade in 2021-22 School Year: July 6-9 12:30-3:00pm
  • Location: Denver Christian Gym
  • Cost: $90
  • Instructors: Coach Billy Berglund & Coach Chris Fuller

On behalf of the DC Boys and Girls Basketball Programs, coaches Billy Berglund and Chris Fuller want to invite you to join us this summer! We believe that a successful program begins at the elementary level and continues all the way through the middle and high school level. Our hope is that every player is given an opportunity to grow in their basketball skills over the summer months of June and July.

  • Elementary: Entering 1st Grade-5th Grade in 2021-22 School Year: June 21 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Middle School: Entering 6th Grade-8th Grade in 2021-22 School Year: June 22 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Denver Christian Baseball Field
  • Cost: $75
  • Instructor: Coach Sam Jones

The Denver Christian baseball program is excited to host a summer baseball activity for elementary and middle school athletes with primarily focus on hitting and bunting with shorter sessions on base running and throwing. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals that are taught in the DC baseball program while adhering to the safety rules and regulations set forth by Jefferson County.

  • Entering 3rd Grade-8th Grade in the 2021-22 School Year: August 2 – 5 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Denver Christian Gym
  • Cost: $90
  • Instructor: Coach Russ Haman

Enjoy a week of volleyball improving your skills and strategies. Explore ways to maintain physical fitness in the off season, work on goal setting, team cohesion, and trust. Enhance your offensive and defensive skills while having fun.

  • Entering 1st Grade-8th Grade in the 2021-22 School Year: June 7-10 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Denver Christian Soccer Field
  • Cost: $90
  • Instructor: Coach Brad Homan

Denver Christian Coed Soccer is designed for players of all levels who want to learn and improve their fundamental soccer skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Players are given the unique opportunity to receive individual instruction from Denver Christian’s Soccer coaching staff and players. Each day is filled with a variety of activities to promote correct soccer techniques including: small-sided games to encourage personal involvement and enhance the understanding of team concepts; technical and ball mastery skills sessions and shooting drills.

  • Dates and Details TBD

The Denver Christian football is the perfect opportunity for young athletes who want an introduction of what it is to be a DC Thunder Football player. Students will be coached by the DC football coaches and will take part in drills and games that will help take their game to the next level. This is an opportunity to develop not only the techniques and understanding for the game of football, but for campers to also be in an environment where they can learn what it means to play “For the Glory of God.”

Summer 2021: KidzToPros

In 2021, Denver Christian School has partnered with KidzToPros to offer summer camp programs at our school. KidzToPros STEM, Arts and Sports Camps provide the perfect summer opportunity for your child to continue developing academic and physical skills, while learning the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. Their highly skilled staff are committed to delivering safe, fun and enriching experiences, indoors and outdoors, all summer long!

Click here to download a flier with additional details. Register at www.kidztopros.com.

Location: 3898 South Teller Street Lakewood, CO 80235

Guidelines and Information for All Activities

  • Full payment is due upon registration. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the program 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.
  • All students should come equipped with their own water, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, necessary equipment.
  • Allergies, medical conditions, and disabilities should be noted upon registration to ensure camp is properly staffed and your child receives the best quality experience.

COVID-19 Adaptations to 2021 Summer Activities-Summer Class Program

Denver Christian School recognizes the many benefits of summer learning activities. However, we also take seriously the health risk that is still in our community related to the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, the school leadership team closely monitors the guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Governor’s office, in addition to being in regular consultation with Jefferson County Public Health to ensure that all our summer plans follow their recommendations.

Our summer activities/ summer classes will look differently this year (especially in limited enrollment, social distancing, and equipment required); these changes, of course, are a direct result of our conversations with Jeffco Public Health and in compliance with state health guidelines. 

We plan to offer two learning formats for High School Summer Classes for summer 2021:

  • Online Class — all instruction will be done using the Google Classroom and Zoom platforms.
  • Hybrid Class — instruction will be a combination of in-person and on-line.

For the Hybrid Classes, the following steps will be followed during the in-person instructional time.

Following are steps that will be followed by every class:

  • Limited in-person instruction, so that no more than 10 people are in a location at any time.
  • Students will all have their own set of supplies/equipment and will not be sharing with other students.
  • Students will remain at least 6 feet apart at all times during the class.
  • Every student must have his/her own mask. Students are required to properly wear a mask at all times while on campus, inside and outside (unless guidelines change.)
  • Additionally, we will accommodate students who do not feel comfortable with in-person instruction (if at all possible) through Zoom.

We will also be closely monitoring the state and local requirements and will be adjusting as needed.