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Kids Unplugged: A Classic Board Games Camp

June 1-4
Ages 7-12
Annie Carey and Christin Gallagher
Cost: $220

Join this class to learn, play and create some classic board games to play with your family and friends! We will learn to play old classics, like Monopoly, Operation and Yahtzee; more recent favorites like Balderdash and Eye Found It; and create our own board games to share. We’ll even play a life-sized game of Clue, with each player portraying one of the classic Clue characters. We’ll also explore lots of games to play with just a deck of cards. Join us for some unplugged, old-fashioned fun! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

(4 day camp due to the Memorial Day holiday. No camp Monday, May 31st.)

Happy Trails Bike Camp

June 1-4
Ages 7-12
Lois and Chris Hunt
Cost: $270

Whether you're a bike riding enthusiast, or wanting to become one, this class is for you! We will be covering bike safety, bike maintenance, and bike trail navigation while enjoying the numerous natural (Poudre River, Lee Martinez Park, Spring Canyon Park) and recreational (BMX track, Swimming, Frisbee golf) wonders of Fort Collins. If you loved these types of recreational activities for years, or if you’ve just developed an interest in any of them, you’ll have a blast in this summer session! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

**Note- Participants in this class must provide their own bicycle, helmet, and bike lock.

(4 day camp due to the Memorial Day holiday. No camp Monday, May 31st.)

Tracks and Scat

June 7-11
Ages 7-12
Deborah McIntyre and Christy Perry
Cost: $270

Bear or bobcat? Elk or deer? Dog or mountain lion? Can you identify some of Colorado’s most famous wildlife from their tracks or scat? Come spend five days learning to distinguish tracks and scat and creating your own models. Finally, you will design and follow scavenger hunts using the tracks and scat you have created. FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait listRegister here.

Tour de Fort Bike Camp

June 7-11
Ages 7-12
Lois and Chris Hunt
Cost: $290

Don't just sit around all summer! Hop on your bike and join us on the trails of Fort Collins as we ride to Lee Martinez Park and cool our feet in the river, explore the Environmental Learning Center, and practice our mountain biking skills at the Spring Canyon mountain bike course. Feel that cool breeze as we ride our bikes all over the bike trails of Fort Collins. This bike camp is going to be a blast! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

**Note- Participants in this class must provide their own bicycle, helmet, and bike lock.

Wonderful World of Words

June 14-18
Ages 7-12
Sarah Maharry and Christy Perry
Cost: $270

Let’s play with words! We will create tongue twisters, dissect saying and idioms, try some playground games with words and create art around words. We will also figure out clues to discover a cache in a treasure hunt. Come find the wonder in words! Register here.

The Natural World: Hiking Camp

June 21-25
Ages 7-12
Carol Mouton and Rachel French
Cost: $270

Get ready to lace up your hiking boots, fill your water bottle, and put on some sunscreen for this outdoor based hiking camp. We will hit local trails and locations, learn trail etiquette and exploring the great outdoors. We are ready to summit with you! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

Escape Rooms and Unexplained Mysteries

June 28-July 2
Ages 7-12
Christy Perry and Deborah McIntyre
Cost: $270

Yikes! What was that sound? Who did that? Where did they disappear to? Come join us for five days of exploring unexplained phenomena such as Crop Circles, the Spheres of Costa Rica and the Nazca Lines. We will design escape rooms and find a solution to escaping from the mysteriously inescapable. FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

Mystery Camp: Suspects, Clues and Red Herrings

July 5-9
Ages 7-12
Annie Carey and Christin Gallagher
Cost: $270

Let’s solve mysteries together! In this camp, we will learn classic mystery lingo, follow mystery clues, play mystery games and invent mystery puzzles to solve together. We’ll read mystery stories and create a mystery of our own. We’ll have a mystery scavenger hunt and make LOL surprises to give to a friend. We’ll even explore the mysteries of magic! Come join us for some mysterious fun! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait listRegister here.

Spring Creek Safari

July 12-16
Ages 7-12
Sarah Maharry and Dee Wanger
Cost: $270

What a wonderful way to spend a hot summer day, lazing by the creek. Boat races, building fairy houses, and playing disk golf are just a few of the fun activities we will do along Spring Creek. We will also learn about the ecology of the creek, including the animals, insects and plants that depend on this waterway. FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait listRegister here.

Digital Art

July 12-16
Ages 8-12
Tina Wood and Jeff Benjamin
Cost: $270

What can you do with a bunch of 1s and 0s? What can't you do?! We will take photographs, edit and mash up pictures, create digital art, and play with music and sound. Explore the world of digital art with us. For ages 8-12. Register here.

Yoga Flow

July 19-23
Ages 7-12
Alison Carter and Rachel French
Cost: $270

Grab your mat, yoga pants, and positive energy for this yoga camp. We will be learning different poses and postures while giving gratitude to our bodies for all that they do for us. We are excited to bend, stretch, giggle, and breath in gratitude with you this summer. BYOM! Bring your own mat! Register here.

Games Around the World

July 26-30
Ages 7-12
Deborah McIntyre and Dee Wanger
Cost: $270

Kids just like you from all around the world play games. Would you like to learn some new games and take them home to your family and friends? In this camp, we will play board games, action games and strategy games from every continent on the globe. Then, we will design our own! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

Cycle City Bike Camp

August 2-6
Ages 7-12
Chris and Lois Hunt
Cost: $290

Summer is definitely not over so let's go riding all around this wonderful town! We’ll go to Riverbend Ponds Natural Area, Fossil Creek Park, Spring Canyon Park mountain bike course and many other great destinations. Come with us to enjoy the beautiful bike trails and natural areas of “Cycle City.” You'll have a blast in this summer bike session! FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

**Note - Participants in this class must provide their own bicycle, helmet, and bike lock.

Movie Tech

August 2-6
Ages 8-12
Tina Wood and Jeff Benjamin
Cost: $270

Lights, camera, action! Use digital video to set a mood, tell a story, make a tutorial or music video and more. We'll learn how to plan, shoot, edit and create fantastic videos. Channel your inner filmmaker and join us! For ages 8-12. FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

Woodworking, Weaving, and Marvelous Math Manipulatives

August 9-13
Ages 7-12
Brenda Dyer and Dee Wanger
Cost: $270

Do you like "hands-on" activities? Do you learn best by making or doing? Then this final week of camp is for you! We will work with wood, cloth weaving, and incorporate some fun math games, puzzles and manipulatives. Come join us if you enjoy logic, problem solving and crafts. FULL This camp is full, but you can sign up for the wait list. Register here.

LEGO Robotics

Ages 9-12
Michael Espinoza
Cost: $280 ($230 for 4-day week)

Spend a week building and programming a robot using the LEGO® MindStorms NXT kits and working in a group of two to create a "scene" or display during the Great Contraptions build weeks or on one of the challenge tables from past LEGO League competitions. Design your own robot to complete tasks - Each week will offer a different challenge. Award-winning coaches will guide you through the process. Bring your imagination, enthusiasm and willingness to be saturated with this high tech opportunity! No previous experience is necessary. For ages 9-12. Register here.

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June 1-4Great Contraptions: Can you hear a robot fall in the forest? Yes! If it's playing music! (4 days only; no camp Monday, May 31.)
June 7-11Great Contraptions: Oh my goodness! Cool - Cute - Cuddly Animals!
June 14-18Smart Moves, with Deep Blue Sea
June 21-25Deep Blue Sea, with Molecular Missions
June 28-July 2Great Contraptions: Oh! Those Wonderful Flying Machines
July 5-9Great Contraptions: It Came from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
July 12-16Power Puzzle, with No Limits
July 19-23No Limits, with This Ain't Your Grandpa's Robot
July 26-30Great Contraptions: LEGO Video Game Arcade
August 2-6Great Contraptions: LEGO Prosthetics