Day Camps

Day Camps are the perfect introduction to science and nature for younger kids. With a small staff-to-camper ratio, our Day Camps foster a positive learning environment through hikes, games, crafts, and outdoor play. For campers ages 10-12, we offer Progressive Camps, which allow campers to prepare for overnight camp with a single, optional camping experience. All Day Camps take place at Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO, and are led by a team of professional environmental educators.

Bird Conservancy will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to campers with mental, emotional, social, or physical challenges. To view our essential eligibility criteria for Day Camps, please click here. To discuss accommodations for your camper, please contact Stacey Monahan at 303-659-4348 ext. 18

To learn more about our policies and practices, including our cancellation policy, please download our 2018 Day Camp Parent Handbook.

Scholarships are available for all camps
Applications for scholarships can be made through our online scholarship application.

Please note: Online registration is required for all camp sessions; we cannot accept walk-ins. Online registration for day camps closes the Thursday prior to the first day of camp. Click here to register.

Wild Nestlings Mini-Camp (Ages 4-5)

Wild Nestlings Mini-Camp

Ages: 4-5
When: July 12 and 13. 9a.m. to 11a.m.
Tuition: $20/session; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO

Our youngest campers will explore the great outdoors through nature walks, crafts, stories, games, and structured outdoor play. Mini-Camps focus on building connections to the outdoors through sensory experiences, and building friendships among campers.

Budding Birders Camp (Ages 6-9)

Budding Birders Camp

Ages: 6-9. Campers will be split into two groups by age.
When: July 16-20, 2018. 9a.m. to 3p.m. daily.
Tuition: $200/week; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO

Hone your birding skills in this camp designed to take your birding to the next level! Campers will become experts in binocular and field guide use, and build their observational and scientific skills. All of our Day Camps strive to balance learning and fun through games, hikes, crafts, scavenger hunts, and structured outdoor play. 

Raptor Camp (Ages 6-9)

Raptor Camp

Ages: 6-9. Campers will be split into two groups by age.
When: July 30-August 3, 2018. 9a.m. to 3p.m. daily.
Tuition: $200/week; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO

Raptors: tops predator on the grassland! Campers will learn all about the variety of raptors that live in Colorado, as well as their adaptations and the food webs that they dominate. All of our Day Camps strive to balance learning and fun through games, hikes, crafts, scavenger hunts, and structured outdoor play.

Amazing Adaptations Camp (Ages 10-12)

Amazing Adaptations Camp

Ages: 10-12
When: July 23-27, 2018. 9a.m. to 3p.m. daily, with an optional campout on Wednesday night.
Tuition: $275/week; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO

This camp is focused on the physical and behavioral adaptations that allow birds and other wildlife to thrive. Through field trips and an optional overnight camping experience, we’ll explore a variety of ecosystems and learn about how nocturnal animals get around after dark. All of our Day Camps strive to balance learning and fun through games, hikes, crafts, scavenger hunts, and structured outdoor play.

The Big Week Camp (Ages 10-12)

The Big Week Camp

Ages: 10-12
When: August 6-10, 2018. 9a.m. to 3p.m. daily, with an optional campout on Wednesday night.
Tuition: $275/week; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO
In The Big Week, campers will hone their observational and scientific skills in order to see as many bird species as possible. In 2017, campers saw 51 different species; can you help us top that in 2018? Through field trips and an optional overnight camping experience, we’ll have the chance to explore several habitats. All of our Day Camps strive to balance learning and fun through games, hikes, crafts, scavenger hunts, and structured outdoor play.

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For more information
about camp programs:

Stacey Monahan
Camp and Family Programs Coordinator
(303) 659-4348 x18

Photo:
2017 day campers
have fun birding
at Barr Lake State Park

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) supports more than 300 arts, cultural, and scientific organizations within the Denver metro area through a voter-approved penny sales tax on every $10 purchase. More than 13 million people – 4 million of them kids – attend SCFD funded programs each year, many for free or reduced rates.  SCFD funding supports Bird Conservancy’s education and outreach programs, helping us connect, engage and inspire thousands of Denver Metro residents in nature and the outdoors. SCFD dollars are used to cover transportation, scholarships and program costs and are critical to our ability to deliver diverse, high-quality programs that are a hallmark of our organization.  Thank you to the citizens of the SCFD for your support!