Upcoming Summer Opportunities for Students

Dream Big Summer Camp for Girls by Denver Leaps and Bounds

When: June 24th – July 3rd, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who: Girls, ages 4 through 10.
Where: 3333 Holly St. Denver, CO 80207
​What: Summer enrichment camp. Dance, arts, tutoring, sisterhood, field trips and more!
Cost: $200 (If you would like to apply for a scholarship please indicate that when you register for the event.

Space is limited, click here to learn more and register. 

About Denver Leaps and Bounds: Leaps and Bounds Denver was founded in 2014 by former classroom teacher Chelsea Harris. One of the core beliefs is that all children can be successful when the whole child approach is the focus. When children struggle in school it is often due to many factors including confidence, peer interaction, motivation, and discipline. “Whole child,” development recognizes that each child is an individual with unique needs. Children will succeed when their needs are addressed and they have the necessary character tools. Our mission at Leaps and Bounds is to teach and build these character tools and skills that will develop the “whole child,” not just the learner. Leaps and Bounds offers a free data-driven instructional approach to tutoring ensuring that each child receives tutoring based on need. We seek to develop the “whole,” child and offer rigors one on one tutoring sessions, life skills courses, prep test classes, and technology courses. Custom tutoring gives each child their own individualized plan to fit their unique learning style. We believe that children learn best in a smaller setting.

Free Access to the City Facilities + Bus Passes for Youth!

Youth, ages 5 – 18, can have a KEY TO THE CITY! Free access to recreation centers, pools and cultural facilities. Experience what makes Denver great with the MY Denver card. Plus, sign up for the On MY Way program to receive a free RTD pass for the summer. Click here to learn more and register. 

Teen Tech (June 6-7)

Teen Tech is a STEM-focused event where students ages 16-19 will spend two days with various northern Colorado technology companies including HP Inc., Intel Corporation, lunarG, Inc., Colorado Technology Association, Colorado State University, and Colorado School of Mines.

The goal of this program is to build a future diverse STEM and innovative workforce, while creating a fun, inspiring, and exciting experience for girls, minorities and underserved population students, as well as to help them discover and pursue their passions in STEM. This event gives students insight on emerging technology fields and connections to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs in the area.

Teen Tech Details:
When: June 6–7, 2019
Time: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Tower Building – Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202
PLEASE NOTE: Career Fair on June 7, 2019 is included in your participation.

*10 spots are available for students! Email Michelyn Johnson to secure a spot for this amazing opportunity*

First Annual Watch Me Grow Conference

Watch Me Grow Mentoring prepares girls between the ages of 8 and 14 to develop self-awareness so they can make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes, by instilling in them practices of love for self and others. The theme of the conference is “Dream Big!” and will take place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on June 8th on the 3rd floor of the Emily Griffith Building in downtown Denver (1860 Lincoln St, 80204). Registration is free, but limited to the first 50 registrants. Learn more and register here.

YMCA Summer Programs

The YMCA has summer activities planned throughout the Denver metro area including day camps, sports camps, swim lessons, overnight camps, lifeguard classes and leaders in training.

Click here to view the list of YMCA programs.

Low Cost and FREE Summer Programs in Denver 2019

Check out DenverRAP’s list of programs in Denver that offer low-cost summer programs to youth. You can also check out the DenverRAP Activity Calendar for information about free activities that are happening throughout Denver. There is really something for everyone – including art, music, reading, and outdoor adventure!

Click here to view the list

CU Science Discovery Programs, Grades 7-12

Summer Camps for Grades 7-9
CU Science Discovery works in partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to provide summer biomedical camps for students in grades 7-9. Anschutz camps are one week in length, held from 9am-4pm daily. These camps offer immersive, hands-on learning experiences, allowing participants a first-hand glimpse into the worlds of microbes, anatomy, DNA science, animal science and pharmacology. Biomedical camps at Anschutz offer an opportunity to meet like-minded students and a chance to gain exposure to the fascinating world of biotechnology.

Summer Classes for Grades 10-12
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the hub of all biomedical research in the Rocky Mountain region. In partnership with CU Science Discovery, the CU Anschutz campus is offering summer classes for grades 10-12. Anschutz classes are one week in length, held daily from 9am-4pm. Through hands-on experiments, engaging with scientists and lab visits, students will gain a first-hand glimpse into the worlds of biomedical research, laboratory techniques and med school. Anschutz programs offer a chance to meet like-minded students and get up close and personal with biotechnology.

Learn more and register here.

Summer Science Institute 2019

For the twenty-first summer, middle school students (incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders) have the opportunity to explore fun applications of math and science in an exciting, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere on the Auraria Campus. Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty will teach classes based on Colorado content standards in an activity-oriented setting.

Applications are available at

Half day session fee is $400.00. Full day session fee is $500.00

Denver Summer Youth Employment Program

Denver’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers cool opportunities in retail, construction, medical, IT, manufacturing and more! If you are 15-24 years old, you can land up to 120 hours of paid work experience–up to $1,300! You need to be a Denver resident and legally able to work. Priority given to low-income households. Jobs are limited, so sign up now!

Click here for more information in English and Spanish

Click here to enroll now

This is an ongoing list for students, check back for more summer opportunities! You can also visit DPS Extended Learning and Discovery Link to find additional opportunities for students.