DCL Summer Camps Help Kids Make Up for Lost Social, Learning Time

For immediate release: March 2, 2021

Summer camp is the perfect place for kids to be kids, especially after the last year of evolving school schedules and modified activities. Douglas County Libraries is excited to offer an array of in-person summer camps for kids ages 4-11 at Camp DCL, June 7-August 6. Kids can connect with peers, have fun, and expand their skills and knowledge through interactive, hands-on activities, with precautions in place for health and safety.

“It’s been a year of back and forth for our kids, shuffling between in-person and remote learning and missing friends and activities that help them thrive,” said Kristen Kallio, Special Events Supervisor at DCL. “We’re excited about our Camp DCL options this summer, and we want every camper to have a great experience.”

DCL’s summer camps are available at six locations—Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Roxborough. Registration for the weeklong camps is open at DCL.org/camp-dcl. There are also a few spots remaining for DCL’s spring break camps in Lone Tree and Parker, March 15-19.

At DCL, campers can explore cooking, coding, robotics, art, engineering, science, and LEGO adventures. Some of the summer camps offered include:

  • Rollercoaster Science Camp
  • Kinderbots Robotics Camp
  • Mission to Mars and Adventures in Space Science Camps
  • We Love Pets! and There’s No Place Like Space! Art Camps
  • Castles, Kingdoms & Wizards and Basics of Minecraft LEGO Camps
  • High-Flying Catapults Engineering Camp
  • Kids’ Cooking Network and Cameras, Cooks & Kids Film Camps
  • Gaming With Scratch Coding Camp
  • And many others

Visit DCL.org/camp-dcl for the full list of summer camps as well as spring break camp openings.

Parents can choose from half-day camps or full-day camps (at select DCL locations, at a 10% discount). All camps are facilitated by subject matter experts and are supported by trained DCL staff and volunteers.

DCL adheres to all state and local health department guidelines for operations and events.

While Camp DCL is budget-friendly for families, scholarships may be available from the Douglas County Libraries Foundation for qualified campers.

To register for Camp DCL or to learn more about the camps and scholarship opportunities, visit DCL.org/camp-dcl.

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