MSU Denver Summer Camps
MSU Denver offers an array of summer camps for kids of all ages. These camps are available to help high schoolers prepare for college, pique middle schoolers’ interest in STEM fields, improve toddlers’ soccer skills and engage children of all ages in a musical instrument of their choice; all within downtown Denver’s beautiful Auraria Campus.
No matter how busy your schedule is, there is a summer camp available to fit around it. If you’re in high school and aren’t interested in participating in a camp, consider enrolling in an MSU Denver class or two for transferable college credit.
Summer Science Institute
For 22 summers, middle school students (incoming 6th, 7th, 8th grade) have the opportunity to explore fun applications of math and science in an exciting, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere on the Auraria Campus. This is a two-week half day program except the final day is a day-long exploring Physics at Elitch Gardens. Session topics include Microbiology, 3D printing, Design Thinking, Water Environment, Rocket Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, Game Design, and Engineering. Students will be provided lunch each day and all activities are supervised.
Session I: June 1-June 12
Session II: June 15-June 26
Session III: July 6-July 17
Session IV: July 20-July 31
Cost: $400 (scholarships are provided based on financial need).
Summer Science Scholars
The Metropolitan State University of Denver Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) announces a summer program for the 2019-2020 incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th, 12th grade). This is a three-week full day program of learning science and science reasoning skills through a research based project. Students will be learning various math and science skills in the first week and applying those skills learned to a research project of their choosing. On the last day of the program, students will present their research project. Priority will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups.
June 8-26, 2020, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lunch will be provided daily
Register today, application deadline is May 1, 2020
College Readiness Camps
Carla Mirabelli, Center for Urban Education
Trio Upward Bound Summer Program
MSU Denver will host a 6-week pre-collegiate summer program for high school students.
The purpose of the summer program is to expose students to college level classes that enhance their problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative skills through innovative and creative curriculum.
- Classes in the morning – Monday - Thursday (earn $60 in stipends each month)
- Paid Internship opportunities in the afternoon (make up to $600 over the summer)
- Transportation, Breakfast and Lunch provided each day
- Field Trips on Fridays - (white water rafting, college visits, and more)
- 3-day trip to the Mountains at YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch: June 30 – July 2, 2020
We are accepting applications from students who attend the following DPS High Schools:
- Abraham Lincoln High School
- East High School
- Manual High School
- North High School
- West Early College
- West Leadership Academy
Please note: students must meet federal participation guidelines
Dates: June 15 – July 24, 2020.
For more information or to receive an application please contact Janelle Henderson at 303.615.1127 or email@example.com
Journey Through Our Heritage Summer Camp
Dr. Renee Fajardo, Youth Engagement and Mentorship
Jaguar Club Summer Program
Journey Through Our Heritage (JTOH) is a program designed to create a kalpulli (community) which empowers Metropolitan State University of Denver students to become exceptionally accomplished mentors, focused on developing culturally experienced high school students through a yearlong endeavor. This is accomplished by JTOH mentors commuting on a consistent basis to participating high schools and implementing study sessions, which are geared specifically to meet the standards of the Journey Through Our Heritage Program and its curriculum. The JTOH program also embraces several other projects, including mentors for the after school cultural arts program at the Mauricio Saravia School of the Arts and involvement with several nonprofit organizations such as Sister of Color United and the Jaguar Club Summer Program at La Alma Recreational Center.
The Jaguar Club Summer Program at La Alma Recreational Center is one of JTOH's most cherished events. This three-week long camp runs annually every year from the second through fourth weeks of June.
The program is geared to provide youth ages 6 through 12 a fun-filled leadership experience utilizing field trips, science experiments, crafts and arts. Our mission is to help youth connect with their cultural roots and bond with their neighborhood. We also strive to provide opportunities for MSU Denver students to mentor youth and act as positive role models.
Our Mission: Empowering kids with a positive self-image. Instilling respect for family, community, neighborhood and the environment. Build leadership skills through celebrating heritage and cultural identity.
End of Club Celebration: This celebration is the icing on the cake. Club members, parents, community, and MSU mentors enjoy music, food, and fun activities to celebrate the end of the program and be able to share what was learned.
Dates: Second through the fourth week of June, 10 a.m - 3 p.m, Monday through Thursday
Where: La Alma Recreational Center, 1325 W. 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Cost for three-week camp: $20 per child or $50 per family of three or more
Art, Crafts, Sports, Field Trips and more
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided
Registration: Begins April 1st annually by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In Subject Box, please put: Attention Jaguar Club Summer Program.
For More Info call Dr. Renee Fajardo at 720-329-0869
Shaun Schafer, AVP of Curriculum and Policy Development
Youth Journalism Day
This one-day learning experience - for kids ages 8 to 14 - is a great chance for budding journalists, writers and photographers to spend the day with working professionals and learn about foundational journalism, asking good questions, writing headlines that draw readers in, writing tips and photojournalism. Students will participate in age-appropriate news gathering and will get to post their work on the Youth Journalism website and be considered for publication in the Colorado Kids section of the Denver Post's Tuesday edition.
Date: June 25, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $65 (includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt)
Space is limited to 75 children
Write on Sports Denver
In this two-week camp, underserved middle schoolers will improve their research, writing and editing abilities in sports-related topics of their choice. Attendees will learn the essentials of print journalism as well as video production to produce high quality stories individually or in small groups. Four days are set aside where students will meet and interview athletes and professional sports journalists for hands-on experience to start or expand on their professional portfolio.
Dates: July 20-31, 2020
Cost: Free, but students must apply to be selected