Full-week day camps for kids ages 5-12 in the heart of Denver's City Park West.
We are back for our 7th summer of fun at The Craftsman & Apprentice and we couldn't be more excited! With more camp themes and options than ever before, you're sure to find the perfect maker camp fit.
Scroll down for deals, the full schedule, and to learn more about our camps.
Ways to save!
Early Bird Special
Register before December 31st and get $40 off your first week of class. Use coupon code earlybirdsummer to redeem.
Save $200 when you sign up for four weeks of summer fun. You choose the weeks! Good for all your kiddos.
Get 10% off when you enroll 2 or more kiddos. Discount applied when you register.
+Buy 2 Camps, Get $35 off (discount automatically applied when you register)
+Buy 3 Camps, Get $100 off (discount automatically applied when you register)
Summer Camp 2020 Schedule
IN THE WORKSHOP
AUGUSTAug. 3rd-7th: Cardboard Carnival
Aug. 10th-14th: Ancestral Skills
Aug. 17th-21st: Toy Shop
IN THE STUDIO
AUGUSTAug. 3rd-7th: Fiber Arts
Aug. 10th-14th: Maker Camp: Classic Summer Camp Crafts
More About Our Camps
Summer Camps might just be our favorite time at C&a. Time is at the core of working philosophy; time for kids to dive head first into their work or to take a slow stroll towards their goals. However kids approach their work, we're here to help facilitate a space for exploration, creation, and fun. Our summer camps allow kids to dedicate time and attention to their projects. They get into that sweet workflow and parents are often surprised by their kiddo's dedication to their work.
Each camp theme encompasses our passion for all things related to human creativity and innovation. If there are two things that make us humans, it's our ability to invent and use tools. Our ancestral skills camps teach kids to slow down and notice the world around them, to examine nature the way that our ancestors did. We learn about survival and primitive technologies that helped to propel humanity forward. In our most popular camp, Toy Shop, campers learn real skills like woodworking and sewing while they invent and create their own toys.
We also know that learning happens when kids have great relationships with their teachers. With a small group setting, we get to know your kiddos; their strengths and challenges. We love to see them grow and change year after year.
How it works
Camps that take place in our workshop are base on a one-room schoolhouse workshop model. Kids ages 5-11 are working together on shared goals. Each camp day is based on a theme, skill or material. Our teachers are able to differentiate and modify project goals depending on your child's age, interests and abilities. Older kids naturally take on leadership roles to help and teach younger campers. This type of teaching and modeling is proven to help solidify skills and build confidence. Older campers can gain access to new tools and materials as they demonstrate safety and proficiency. Camps in the Workshop are all about using cool tools and materials, making messes and exploring our creative, builder, inventor selves.
New in 2019! We've carved out a sweet, quiet little studio space tucked behind our retail storefront. Camp days in The Studio are geared towards upper elementary kids (ages 8-11). With no more than ten kids per day, The Studio is perfect for older kiddos looking for a mellow, DIY experience. Curriculum in The Studio will focus on fiber arts, handcrafts, on-trend DIY, and traditional fine arts practices.
Bring the C&a experience to your location
We love to collaborate and we'll make it easy to provide hands-on maker experiences for your community. From whole day camps to one-hour workshops, let's make it happen. Contact us.