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. Call 303-987-7800 with any questions.

Summer Camps 2021

The 2021 summer camps catalog will be available to view here starting Feb. 4. Registration opens Feb. 11 at 10 a.m.


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  1. Follow links in the camps catalog, available to view starting Feb. 4. OR
  2.  Follow the button below to browse a camps listing.

View Camps Listing

Spring Break Camps


Art and History


Recreation and Sports


Summer Camps


The city is excited to offer arts, dance, history, gymnastics, climbing, sports and more in Summer 2021!  The 2021 catalog will be available to view on this page starting Feb. 4. Copies of the catalog will also be available at recreation, arts, and park facilities starting Feb. 4. 

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). As the summer session approaches, parents of registered children will receive an email to select the days and weeks for their child to attend. 

2021 Dates:
Camps E.C.O., Odyssey and Galaxy: June 7-August 6.
Camp Junior Explorers: June 1-July 31.

2021 Cost: $175/child per week, plus a $50/child registration fee.

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 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. 

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.

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. 

Registration links will be made available Feb. 11 at 10 a.m.

#2: Complete an application packet.

Application packet liknks will be made available Saturday, Feb. 5.

#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


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)

The Counselors in Training program will not be offered in 2021.


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.