When school ends for the year, parents often start looking for summer programs for their children. Summer programs or camps can be a good way for children to socialize, learn new skills and try new things. Parents also may appreciate the structure of a summer program. The city of Greeley, located in northern Colorado, offers a wide variety of summer programs to fit almost any taste or budget.
Nike Swimming Camp
The nike brand-sponsored swimming camps are designed for competitive swimmers. During camp, swimmers will learn to improve their starts, turns and stroke techniques. Two sessions run in mid-June. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or overnight and are available to swimmers between the ages of 9 and 18.
Nike Swimming Camp Kelly McClanahan University of Northern Colorado 501 20 St Greeley, CO 80639 (800) 645-3226 ussportscamps.com/nikeswimming
Museum Summer Camp
The museum summer camp is designed to teach kids about history in a fun and interactive setting. Camp is held at the Plumb Farm Learning Center or the Lone Valley School at Centennial Center. Sessions run weekly from early June through July, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at noon. Museum Summer Camp is open to children ages 6 through 12. '
City of Greeley Museum Summer Camp 1000 10th St Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 350-9220 greeleygov.com/museums/classes.aspx
Summer Junior Golf Programs
The city of Greeley offers several junior golf programs aimed at all levels of development. Skills taught include safety, swing, course layout and respect. The first session is in early to mid June and the second session runs at the end of July. Junior golf programs are available to all golfers under the age of 18.
City of Greeley Summer Junior Golf Programs 1000 10th St Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 330-7327 greeleygov.com
Bright Summer Day Camp
The Bright Summer Day Camp is sponsored by the ABC Child Development Centers and features weekly themes and field trips. The camp is designed to promote social interaction, physical activity and learning. Sessions are from late May through early August and offer options that run Monday through Friday, Tuesday and Thursday or Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
City of Greeley Bright Summer Day Camp 1000 10th St Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 350-9401 greeleygov.com
Summer Enrichment Programs
The Summer Enrichment Programs are hosted by the University of Northern Colorado and feature three separate summer programs for gifted and talented children. The Young Child Program is for children ages 4 through 4th grade and is designed to foster intellectual curiosity. It runs in late July. The Summer Enrichment Program is for children in grades 5 through 10 and is a residential program that offers academic classes and sports activities through most of July. The Leadership Enrichment Program is for children in grades 10 through 12 and is a residential program that focuses on teaching teens how to cultivate their leadership potential. It runs through most of July as well.
University of Northern Colorado Summer Enrichment Program Campus Box 141
Greeley, CO 80639 (970) 351-2683 unco.edu/cebs/sep
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Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.