Summer Camp

Find Your Adventures at Bixby Summer Camp!

Our Bixby Summer Camp is a play-based camp with weekly themes provided by our amazing community partners. This year’s themes are grouped into these areas: Cultural Explorations, STEM, and Movement.

Bixby Summer Camp FAQs

Camp Rates: Please see our camp day and full-day pricing. Camp day and extended day options are available!
Preschool Summer Tuition 2018
K-6 Summer Tuition 2018

ELIGIBILITY The Bixby Elementary (K-6) Summer Camp is open to: Children that will be in grades Kindergarten-6th for the 2018-19 school year, regardless of attendance at Bixby.

The Bixby Preschool Summer Camp is open to: All current preschool students. Any new preschool student that will be registering for the 2018-19 school year. We do not accept preschool students for the summer program only; it is too short a time for the age to transition completely.

Camp Hours For K-6: Standard Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Extended Day 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Camp Hours For Preschool: Standard Day 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Extended Day 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

A typical camp day:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Arrival and initial time to meet with friends and start our day
  • 9:30-lunch – Theme-work in small groups with our community partner (organized by interest area and/or developmental stage/age)
  • LUNCH – Time to enjoy a home-cooked meal together!
  • Afternoon – Swimming (4 days a week), playing, outside/inside and time to make new friends!
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Week 1 – Cave Dweller Days

May 29 - June 1

Step back in time and reconnect with the Earth and the elements as we learn primitive skills like shelter building, fire starting techniques, and making and using primitive tools. *Kindergarten Transition Week* A specialist in primitive skills, Sandy Dunes, will join us this week.

Week 2 – STAR WARS

June 4 - June 8

Blast off to the stars with us. The 3rd and up campers will design, build, and launch their own Estes rockets. The younger campers will explore basic rocketry and everyone will celebrate everyone’s favorite -- STAR WARS. Guest teacher Plett Gerady - Bixby science teacher and current CU Science Discovery teacher.

Week 3 – Taiko Drumming (Japan)

June 11 - June 15

Join the internationally acclaimed Taiko drummers from One World Taiko to feel the universal rhythm that beats through all beings. This week will explore the many facets of Japanese culture through food, games, dance and daily drumming classes. This is a rare opportunity in Boulder, especially for KIDS! The founders of One World Taiko will teach Taiko drumming. Performance on Friday at 2:45pm.

Week 4 – Magical Potions & Herbs

June 18 - June 22

Learn about the magic of the medicinal herbs growing throughout the hills of Boulder County. Come make potions and have fantastic fun this week. Local clinical herbalist Danielle Broida will join us all week!

Week 5 – Chess Master

July 2 - July 3

Strategy is everything… Strategy builds critical thinking and executive functioning. Come play all week as we explore the strategy of chess, and ancient game! We welcome National Master Josh Romero, from Boulder County Chess School

Week 6 – Acrobats & Jugglers

July 9 - July 13

Local artist Jasmine Saraswati will host acrobatic and aerial training throughout the week culminating with a Friday showcase. This is one of the most popular weeks of the summer! Jasmine Saraswati joins us all week and hosts a performance at 2:45 on Friday.

Week 7 – Ghanaian Drum & Dance

July 16 - July 20

Back by popular demand!  World famous drum and dance artists, Nii and Yesutor, will join us this week to teach about Ghanaian culture through drumming and dancing. Special guests Nii Okai Aryeetey and Yesutor Kotoka from Ghana are world famous for their art. Performance on Friday at 2:45pm.

Week 8 – Lego Design & Build

July 23 - July 27

Madeline Ruiz from Little Master Builders will lead the campers on a week of exploration in engineering and architecture using LEGOs to build bridges, buildings, and whatever else they can dream up! Find out more about Little Master Builders on their Facebook page.

Week 9 – Brazilian Carnival

July 30 - August 3

Come learn Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance with a famous dancer and instructor named Kebrina Josefina De Jesus. She is the founder of Samba Colorado. http://www.sambacolorado.com/  Performance on Friday at 2:45pm.

Week 10 – Gourmet Cooking w/ Edible Weeds

August 6 - August 10

Join Garrett the Carrot (yes you know him) and Kasey Sunflower for a week of edible weed identification, harvesting, and coking. Learn all about the abundance growing in your backyard, all without you doing anything! This week will be led by the mentors at The Kiva Center

Week 11 – Robotics & Intro Design

August 13 - August 16

With a special guest teacher from Play Well (http://play-well.org/)  K-2: Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! Grades 3+: Build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Avid 4 Adventure is offering camp this week at Bixby. Sign up for Avid through THEIR website. It’s an independent camp.

Week 12 – Playful Yoga

August 20 - August 24

Explore the many forms that live within you. Through breath work and focused movement, we find the inner strength that guides us to be as still as a stalking cougar, jump as high as a red kangaroo and slither like a snake. Come play with us! Shaylyn Pergola, a yoga teacher trained in children’s yoga joins us to lead a fun-filled yoga week!

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Testimonials

From parents

“Best summer camp in town!”

“Finally a camp where children can play AND learn!”

“Bixby Camp is a part of every summer for us.”

“The staff is amazing!”

What kids have to say

“Bixby camp rocks!” 
– Jack, 4th grade

“I love making new friends at camp and swimming and playing.”
– Sasha, 2nd grade

“I came her for camp but stayed for school! That is how much we liked it!”
– AJ 1st grade