A children's camp takes place during the summer.


The City of Lakewood offers many camps throughout the year, ranging in length and subject. Browse the categories above for details and registration links, and call 303-987-7800 with any questions.

Register for Camps

Two ways to register online:
1. Follow the links within these sections.
2. Follow activity code links in the following catalogs: Community Connection and Summer Camps.

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Spring Break Camps


Art and History

Bored No More!

Create Art! Spring Break Printmaking Spring Break Studios
Spring into Magic      

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Engineering Science 


Before and after care available


Summer Camps

Registration for summer camps opens in the spring. Browse the latest summer camps catalog below and click on an activity number to be taken to the registration page.

Register directly at any time at

Looking for tennis camps?

Visit Lakewood Park Tennis Center to learn about their offerings.


Family Services Summer Day Camps

Lakewood Family Services offers interactive, fun and educational full-day summer camps for kids. Parents can choose from flexible 3-5 day options (note: Camp Junior Explorers is 5 days per week only). Camp hours of operation are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Camper days will be filled with engaging arts and crafts projects, field trips and outdoor activities at the city's facilities and parks.


There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee per child due at the time of registration.


As the summer session approaches, parents of registered children will receive an email to select the days and weeks for their child to attend. For more information, please call the Wilbur Rogers Center at 303-987-2490 or email us at


Check back then for registration links.

Junior Explorers
3yrs 8mth-5yrs 8mth by June 1
Camp Odyssey
Camp Galaxy 
Camp E.C.O


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Junior Explorers (Ages 3yrs 8mth - 5yrs 8mth by June 1)

This camp is designed with the little ones in mind. There will be plenty of opportunities to swim at various recreation centers, participate in many exciting field trips and experience fun arts and crafts projects. 

Camp Galaxy (Ages 5-6)

A day camp that will provide plenty of field trips and fun arts and crafts projects all summer long. There will be swimming at City of Lakewood Recreation centers and many other sports related programs. The children will get to experience field trips to the museum, movie theaters, city parks and others exciting venues throughout the entire summer.

Camp Odyssey (Ages 7-10)

An interactive, fun and educational camp for your child. They will get to experience arts and crafts, community projects, recreational activities and exciting field trips. 

Camp E.C.O. (Ages 9-12)

Camp E.C.O. will provide a safe fun environment where kids can grow and learn about outdoor experiences. Children will have the opportunity to participate in many outdoor activities such sailing, canoeing, and trips to outdoor recreational areas near Lakewood. There will also be fun activities such as arts/crafts and field trips.


Fall and Winter Break Camps

Registration for these camps opens end of July.

Visual and performing arts

 Create Art! Dance


Science, technology, engineering and math

Lego® Explore and Build
Call 303-987-5448 for information.
 Science Matters



Camp Carmody
Before and after care available.
 Gymnastics/Climbing  Ninja


Camp Paha and Paha Adults in Transition (PAT)

Lakewood Therapeutic Recreation offers two summer day program options for individuals with disabilities: 
1. Camp Paha for youth ages 6 to 17.
2. Paha Adults in Transition (PAT) for young adults ages 18 to 25. 

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


Camp Paha
Offering safe, challenging and fun leisure, recreational and educational opportunities for youth ages 6-17, Camp Paha provides an array of activities including swimming, sports, games, nature, music, drama, hiking, arts and crafts and field trips within the community. Camp Paha is licensed by the State of Colorado as a childcare program.

Paha Adults in Transition
Created in 2012, PAT is a summer day program experience tailored for young adults ages 18-25. In addition to leisure and recreation opportunities, PAT focuses on skill building and independence, developing work skills, self-advocacy, safety and life skill development. PAT participants engage in daily activities, and they plan for and go on field trips within the community.

Our Goals:

  • Provide opportunity for fellowship and fun.
  • Provide an opportunity for developing awareness about self, others and the environment.
  • Give emphasis to citizenship and being a member of a group through the day program experience.


Category Session A
June 10-28
Gap Week
July 1-3
Session B
July 8-26
 Non-refundable registration fee (one time only) $50
Residents of Lakewood $725 $100 $725
Nonresidents $930 $120 $930


Summer 2020 camp registration opens in January 2020.

  1. Complete your camper’s health profile.
    Pre-registration for Paha 2020 will open in January 2020 to allow families ample time to complete their camper’s health profile prior to the official registration opening in February 2020. The registration fee of $50 will be due at this time.

  2. Once registration is open, families may register their camper for desired sessions. Please note that you will automatically be placed on a wait list for the session.
    Once Paha staff have reviewed your campers profile for completeness, your camper will be promoted to the desired session if space is still available. If your camper’s health profile is incomplete, your camper will remain on the wait list until the profile is completed.

Registration Link 


To speak with someone about Camp Paha or Paha Adults in Transition, please contact Therapeutic Recreation staff.

By email:
By phone: (303) 987-4867

Interested in working for Camp Paha or PIT? Visit the Part Time/Seasonal Employment section.

Volunteers and Counselor in Training (CIT)

Develop leadership skills, work experience and make new friends! Our Counselor in Training program is the first step in the transition from camper to staff member and a great introduction into the workforce. Teens will gain valuable work experience while developing communication, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills. CITs will have a summer of memories, friendships and valuable knowledge and experience.

The CIT Program is a two part program consisting of training as well as field experience. Part one of this program will include a two week training course.

Participants who have previously completed the CIT Training will be asked to attend an abbreviated training/orientation for the upcoming summer.

Recreation CIT

The CIT Program is a two part program consisting of training, and as well as field experience. Part one of this program will include a two week training course. 

Previous years participants who have previously completed the CIT Training will be asked to attend an abbreviated training/orientation for the upcoming summer.

For more information, contact


Teens ages 15-17 work as a CIT for two or more weeks at an arts camp.

Download the application(PDF, 729KB), complete it, and email or drop it off by May 8 to:

Attn: Nathalie Renfroe - Cultural Programs Coordinator
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226


Part-Time/Seasonal Employment

Summer Positions

Lakewood is hiring multiple positions for the upcoming summer. See below for program descriptions and age requirements. 

View Available Positions


Financial Assistance 

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing Lakewood summer camps. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund.

How to apply for financial assistance: 


1. Download the form. The form is available in both an English version(PDF, 138KB) and Spanish version(PDF, 137KB).

2. Fill in your information, save and print it.
3. Follow the instructions to turn it in either in-person, by email or by fax.


1. Stop by the LinkGreen Mountain or Carmody Recreation Centers; Lakewood Cultural Center or the Wilbur Rogers Center to fill out an application.

2. Email or call (303) 987-5448 with any questions.