MSU Denver

Athletics Camps

Women’s Basketball Elite Camp

Elite Camp is designed to take a player’s game to the next level. Emphasis will be placed on developing high-level skills while receiving individualized instruction from the MSU Denver coaching staff. Advanced individual and team concepts focusing on offensive and defensive fundamentals will also be taught. This session will also include post/guard breakdown concepts. Coaches will teach campers about proper shot mechanics, making shots at game speed, footwork and the mindset needed to become a great shooter. The camp will also provide drills that campers can take with them to work on throughout the summer.

Aug. 5
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Auraria Event Center
Grades: 9-12

Roadrunners Volleyball Position Camp

Position camp will help campers maximize their potential in a rewarding and challenging environment. The camp is designed to enhance skills and knowledge as campers train in collegiate-style workouts designed for their specific position (setter, hitter, DS/libero). Sessions will be intense and focused and led by highly qualified college coaches and players.

July 29-30
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Auraria Event Center
Grades: 7-12

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Youth Basketball Camps

MSU Denver basketball camps provide challenging and exciting basketball instruction to develop the skills of youth basketball players. The experience focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will also learn the importance of a good work ethic, a healthy lifestyle, teamwork and having fun.

All Auraria Campus faculty and staff members will receive $50 off the registration cost with code ACFS50.

Session 1: June 20-24, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Session 2: Aug. 1-4, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grades: 1-9

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Nike Soccer Camp at MSU Denver


The coed Nike Soccer Camp at MSU Denver is open to players of all abilities and offers the opportunity to train with the women’s soccer coaching staff and players. Head Coach Kat Mertz is excited to host this camp on the newly renovated MSU Denver soccer facilities. This youth soccer camp provides the perfect blend of instruction and fun!

Aug. 1-5

Full Day: 9am-3pm

Half Day: 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-16

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Adidas Tennis Camp

MSU Denver is proud to host Adidas Tennis Camp. Head Tennis Coach Josh Graetz will direct this great week of tennis instruction and fun. Full-day and half-day options are available.

Session 1: July 25-29, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (half-day also available)
Session 2: Aug. 1-5, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (half-day also available)

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Summer camps hosted by the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Write On Sports

Write on Sports Denver summer sports writing camp debuted in 2021 with much success! For 2022, WoS Denver is partnering with 21st Century Learning Centers of Colorado with support from MSU Denver, local Denver journalists and sports figures and the Colorado Rockies. 

July 18-29 

Grades: 6-7th
Learn more and register.

Art and Action Lab Teen Internship

Find your creative future! The Art + Action Lab Teen Internship is a paid internship where high school students get an inside look at many different careers in the arts, meeting with creative professionals in groups and one on one to develop the skills needed to go into these fields. We will work together to create art and community, enriching our personal network along the way.

Teens interested in broadly exploring the arts are encouraged to apply. Acceptance decisions are not based on artistic experience or ability and portfolios/work samples are not required. Ideal candidates are teens who are engaged, curious, collaborative, and interested in exploring what they want to do with their future. We are looking for teens who work hard to learn new things, have a positive attitude, and are engaged with the world around them.

July 18- Aug. 12 

Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Learn more and apply.

Summer Science Institute

For twenty-four summers, middle school students have the opportunity to explore fun applications of math and science in an exciting, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere on the Auraria Campus.

July 11-15

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Grades 6-8

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Summer Science Scholars

The Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) of MSU Denver along with the Community College of Denver provides an in-person summer program for students interested in STEM. This is a three-week full day program of learning STEM, critical thinking, and problem solving skills through a research based project.  The program goals are to build STEM identity, research skills and foster community building.

June 13- July 1 

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Grades: High school seniors (entering 12th grade) and community college

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Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra

Orff-Schulwerk Levels certification is offered in conjunction with the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA). This certification focuses on training music teachers to implement the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. This approach is known for using instruments such as xylophone to improvise and compose music. Training includes recorder and movement classes.
July 4-8, 11-15

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily

King Center

Saturday, August 13

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College of Health and Applied Sciences Camps


The CodeDenver program is designed to introduce and immerse students who are underrepresented in STEM fields to many elements of cutting-edge technology and STEM-based career opportunities. The program includes an introduction to design thinking, site visits to a variety of technology-driven organizations, speakers and guests representing various STEM careers. The students complete team projects derived from the site visits and specific technology introduced, using the design thinking methodology. They present the project to leaders in education, STEM fields and local government. At the program conclusion, the students join a network of alumni and are able to participate in on-going educational enrichment and higher educational success.

June 20-July 15 

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JFK Engineering Academy

June 24

Stay tuned for more details.

Girls Who Code 

Girls Who Code Camps help campers solve real world problems through code! Middle and high school clubs encourage participants to impact their community in a positive way through fun online coding tutorials and activities that will help participants build animations, games, apps and more. 

July 11-15 

9 a.m. — noon, Monday-Friday

Remote and in-person options

Contact Ranjidha Rajan at [email protected] for more information.