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Looking for healthy summer camps?

Are you still trying to secure your family’s summer camp plans? Think about these options, which emphasize health and wellness.

Front Range health-focused camps

What: Yoga Camp

Where: Colorado Academy

Who: Grades K-8

How much: $85-$180

When: Throughout summer

In this unique camp, students learn about creativity for the body, mind and soul. Each day start with a yoga class focusing on beginning asanas and pranayama. Students learn yoga and art simultaneously with class themes directly relating to and flowing into art projects. Students create art that is devoted to who they are: their interests, feelings, and experiences.

Website: http://www.coloradoacademysummer.org/ca-summer-camps/sports/

What: Fitness Frenzy Day Camp

Where: YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region

Who: Ages 5-12

How much: Members $161, Non-Members $198

Campers will learn about fitness and healthy living. This week includes specially developed circuit training as well as the creation of easy, yummy, nutritious snacks.

What: Master Chefs

Where: YMCA of Metropolitan Denver

Who: Ages 5-12

How much: Members $155/week YMCA non-Member, $160/week

When: June 11-15

Young people explore the fascinating world of food, how it is grown, made, and enjoyed. Participants will discover what foods are the healthiest and how we to make them even more delicious.

What: Go the Distance

Where: YMCA of Boulder Valley

Who: Kids entering 7th through 10th grade

How much: Members $240, non-members $260

When: June 18-22

Campers expand their health and fitness through a wide range of challenging activities, including cycling, rock climbing, swimming, fitness challenges, group games and healthy cooking experiences. Campers benefit from a session with a personal trainer to design an active “healthy living” plan specific to the camper’s individual needs and interests. Students should come prepared to play hard, learn new skills and support fellow campers in their goals. Equipment not required.

What: Summer 1-2-1 Camp

Where: Apex Park and Recreation District, Simms Street Center

Who: ages 6-17

How much: Residents $80, non-residents $95

Learn and perfect new skills in 1 day of dance, 2 days of gymnastics and 1 day of cheerleading. Stay active, meet new friends, have fun and show off those skills when you go back to school! 9 am-3 pm Tue., June 5 through Fri., June 8.

What: FunLIFE Camp

Where: Colorado State University

Who: Ages 6-12

How much: Contact (970) 491-6318 for pricing

LIFE stands for “Learning to Improve Fitness and Eating.” While participating in a variety of sports, physical activities, and creative classroom activities, campers can enjoy learning about nutrition, fitness, and healthy
lifestyles. Non-competitive activities include field and team games, yoga, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor lifelong pursuits.

Website: http://www.summer.colostate.edu/campusindex.cfm?dispg=youthsports

Mental Health Camps

What: Girls Leadership Institute Summer Day Camp

Where: Colorado Academy

Who: Girls entering 5th and 6th grades

How much: $420

When: June 11-15

Co-founded by best selling author, Rachel Simmons, Girls Leadership Institute Summer Day Camp is an extraordinary opportunity for girls who will be entering grades five and six. In just five short days girls build a community where they can be total silly and play while also arming them with authentic confidence and the tools to build healthy and rewarding friendships. Girls deepen their emotional intelligence, learn about healthy relationships, and practice methods for direct communication and conflict resolution. GLI June Summer Day Camp provides the right balance between transformational workshops and vacation fun. Workshops are supplemented by fitness, arts and crafts, games, group projects, scavenger hunts and Olympiad. GLI T-shirt, lunch & snack are all included in the cost of camp.

Website: http://www.coloradoacademysummer.org/ca-summer-camps/imagination/

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