Camps

A children's camp takes place during the summer.

Overview

Summer camps registration is now open.

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The City of Lakewood offers camps for kids and teens throughout the year. Browse the categories above for details and registration links, or browse camps here.

Registration: Register in-person, online at Lakewood.org/Register or via phone at 303-987-7800.

Financial assistance: Available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund.  

 

Spring Break Camps

The city offers fun camps to keep kids busy over spring break.

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CAMPS TYPICALLY OFFERED:

Creative Camps

Recreation and Sports

 

Summer Camps 

Make summer fun! Kids and teens can take part in a variety of annual summer camps, including arts, dance, history, outdoors, sports and STEM. Register online at Lakewood.org/Register or by phone at 303-987-5400. View the catalog online or pick up a copy at any Lakewood arts, parks and recreation facility.

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2022 CATALOG

Looking for SuperTots Sports? Visit Lakewood.org/Supertots

 

If you have a disability and need an alternative format of this publication, email adacoordinator@lakewood.org or call 303-987-7746.

 

Family Services Summer Day Camps

CAMPS GALAXY AND ODYSSEY ARE NOW FULL.

Youth sail on a boat during Camp Eco.Lakewood Family Services offers interactive, fun and educational full-day summer camps for kids. These camps are offered to City of Lakewood residents only. Camper days will be filled with engaging arts and crafts projects, field trips and outdoor activities at the city's facilities and parks. Parents can choose from a 4 or 5 day weekly option.

As the summer session approaches, parents of registered children will receive an email to select the days and weeks for their child to attend. Junior Explorers will not be offered this year due to onsite construction.

2022 Dates: June 6-August 5
2022 Cost: $175/child per week, plus a $50/child registration fee.

Camp Descriptions

Camp Galaxy

For children ages 5-6

A day camp which will provide plenty of exciting and fun arts and crafts projects all summer long. There will be swimming at Lakewood Recreation Centers and many other sports related programs. Opportunities to visit the Heritage Cultural and Arts Center and participate in Lakewood community events will also be included. Field trips will be determined during the summer.


Camp Odyssey

For children ages 7-10

Camp Odyssey is an interactive, fun and educational camp. Children will get to experience arts and crafts, community projects and recreational activities. Field trips will be determined during the summer.


Camp E.C.O. 

For youth ages 9-12

Camp E.C.O. will provide a safe, fun environment where kids can participate in many outdoor experiences. There will be opportunities to participate in fun activities at the City of Lakewood Recreation Centers such as swimming, organized sports leagues/games and using the climbing wall. Field trips will be determined during the summer.


Junior Explorers (not offered in 2022)

Due to on-site construction at the Patterson Complex, Junior Explorers will not be offered in 2022.

For children ages 3yrs 8mth—5yrs 8mth by June 1.

Junior Explorers is a camp designed with the little ones in mind. There will be plenty of opportunities for fun arts and crafts projects, cooking, science and messy play; the onsite Patterson Outdoor Classroom will provide play and learning experiences with nature.  Field trips will be scheduled as health protocols allow.

HOW TO REGISTER: 

Galaxy, E.C.O. and Odyssey

These camps are offered to City of Lakewood residents only.

Registration instructions:

Registration opens Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.

There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee per child due at the time of registration. Follow the instructions below.

#1: Pay the $50 registration fee.

Starting Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., use the registration link below to pay the fee. Payment cannot be made before this time.

Registration fee payment

 #2: Complete your registration packet.

  • Complete the packet and submit it Feb. 10, when registration opens.

#3: Submit the completed application packet, a receipt number for your payment, and an up-to-date immunization record online.

Junior Explorers

Junior Explorers will not be offered in 2022.

Due to on-site construction at the Patterson Complex, Junior Explorers Camp will not be offered this year.

 

CONTACT US

If you have questions or require more information, please contact Family Services at 303-987-2490 or schoolageservices@lakewood.org

 

Fall and Winter Break Camps

The city offers fun camps to keep kids busy over fall and winter breaks. View all camps via the button below.

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TYPES OF CAMPS TYPICALLY OFFERED:

Creative

Recreation and Sports

 

Camp Paha

Lakewood Therapeutic Recreation offers Camp Paha, a summer day program options for individuals ages 6-25 with disabilities.

Camp Paha is held for seven weeks, typically mid-June through the end of July (with half-summer options available). The program runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The staff to participant ratio is 1:4.

For details and registration instructions, visit Lakewood.org/Paha.

 

Interested in working for Camp Paha?

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Counselor in Training (CIT)

2022 CIT PROGRAM

Become a Counselor in Training (CIT) in 2022! The CIT program is the first step in the transition from camper to staff member. Teens will gain valuable work experience while developing communication, problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills.

Upon completion of the training course, teens will be placed into two weeks of field experience of their choice at our various camps between June 13 and August 5. Field Experience will be selected during training. Participants may register for additional weeks of field experience upon invitation by that camp's director.

Ages: 13-16
Cost: 
$140 resident, $150 Nonresident
Dates: Training May 31-June 2 & June 6-9, followed by two weeks of field experience.

How to apply:
Enrollment into this program is a competitive application process that may be followed up with a brief interview. Complete an application online at Lakewood.org/CITApplication. You will be notified how to register once accepted into the program.

 

Employment

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