A children's camp takes place during the summer.


Keep kids and teens active with our camps!

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

View and register for camps

1. Browse these sections or follow the button below to view a current camps listing.
2. You can also follow links within our annual summer camps catalog or the latest Community Connection catalog.

View Camps & Register

Spring Break Camps

Art and History

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)



Summer Camps

Summer camps are typically announced in early spring. A list of camps can be accessed at that time via the button below.

Check back for updates as this time approaches.

Register Online 

Summer 2020 Catalog

Looking for tennis camps?

Visit Lakewood Park Tennis Center to learn about their offerings.


Family Services Summer Day Camps

Youth sail on a boat during Camp Eco.

Lakewood Family Services offers interactive, fun and educational full-day summer camps for kids. 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 (Note: Camp Junior Explorers is 5 days per week only). Camp hours of operation are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. As the summer session approaches, parents of registered children will receive an email to select the days and weeks for their child to attend. 

We Offer Four Camps:

Junior Explorers

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 to swim at various recreation centers, participate in many exciting field trips and experience fun arts and crafts projects. 

Camp Galaxy

For children ages 5-6

Camp Galaxy is 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

For children ages 7-10

Camp Odyssey is 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.

For youth 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.

How to Register

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

#1: Pay the $50 registration fee. 

Camps are now full.

#2: Complete an application packet.

Camps are now full.

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

Contact Us

If you have questions or require more information, please contact Family Services at 303-987-2490 or


Fall and Winter Break Camps

Registration is now open for some 2020 fall break camps! View the camps list via the button below. To register over the phone, call 303-987-7800.

View Camps List


Not all may be offered in 2020.

Arts and dance

Create Art! Dance

Science, technology, engineering and math

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


Recreation and sports

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.


To learn more about these camps, visit our therapeutic recreation page.


Interested in working for Camp Paha or PAT?

Visit the Part Time/Seasonal Employment section of this page.


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

See below for a current list of available part-time and seasonal job openings.

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.