Summer Opportunities

  • There are many summer opportunities in our community to further the education of children. On this page, we help our students continue down their path of individualized education. We value the need for everyone to make informed decisions about opportunities during the summer. If you have any information to share about any of these programs, please leave a comment. We ask everyone to sign in before commenting.

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  • UCCS Center for STEM Education Summer Programs

    Join the Center for STEM Education at University of Colorado Colorado Springs summer programs, which will focus on emerging science, technology, engineering and math skills. The programs are in coordination with the Partnership in Innovative Preparation for Educators & Students. PIPES seeks to respond to the looming shortage of skilled science, technology, engineering and math workers, and the lagging performance of students in science and math, through innovative and supportive partnerships with parents, educators and professionals.

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  • PPLD Summer Teen Volunteers

    Pikes Peak Library District is taking applications for its summer teen volunteer program, June 1 to July 31. The district especially needs help at libraries in High Prairie, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Ruth Holley, Sand Creek and Penrose. Teens can choose to assist as a children’s Summer Reading program assistant at any library, where they'll register patrons for the program and explain its details, as well as log information, award prizes and prepare materials for craft programs. They may opt for a children's event assistant at various locations. As a reading buddy, teens get an opportunity to read with a younger child, while helping children select reading materials.

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  • Camp Invention

    Camp Invention takes summer fun and transforms it from ordinary to extraordinary. In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st through 6th. The summer adventure includes lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

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  • Teen Opportunities at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    Do you have a highly motivated, extraordinarily energetic, genuinely inquisitive teen in your life? The Denver Museum of Nature & Science urges teens with a heart for adventure, the natural world and a taste for a good challenge to visit this summer as a teen volunteer or a teen science scholar. The "Mostly" Summer Teen Volunteer Program provides teens with a variety of opportunities to gain valuable work experience in a museum setting. From greeting program participants, to leading activities in exhibits and summer day camps, teen volunteers work as part of a team bringing the museum to life for the youngest guests. And for those teens already interested in science careers, the Teen Science Scholar Internship offers high school students, in their junior and senior years, a chance to work in the archives, anthropology, Earth sciences, health sciences, museum conservation, space sciences and zoology departments at the museum.

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  • Rocky Mountain State Games

    District 49 families are invited to the Rocky Mountain State Games, held primarily in Colorado Springs, July 22-24 and 29-31. The Rocky Mountain State Games is Colorado's largest sports festival, combining competitions in 40 sports for athletes of all ages and abilities, including those with physical disabilities or visual impairments.

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  • Gateway Academy

    Join the Gateway Academy workshop June 6-10, 2016, at Skyview Middle School. Incorporating a project-based, hands-on approach to learning science, technology, engineering and math concepts, Gateway Academy includes both individual and team activities and projects that allow students to use the latest problem-solving tools. It aims to ignite an interest in STEM topics for students grades 5-8.

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  • Colorado College Fun Quest Summer Day Camp

    FunQuest summer day camp at Colorado College is located on the beautiful Colorado College campus. Located at Taylor Theater in Bemis Hall, it's open to all children of the Colorado Springs community ages 6 through 12. The FunQuest Summer Day Camp at Colorado College strives to provide campers and staff with a summer of positive, educational, and creative experiences in a supportive and cooperative environment. Through a diverse program using the outstanding facilities and programs of Colorado College, surrounding community, and trained leadership, the FunQuest program seeks to help each camper achieve his or her potential in terms of mental development, social growth and physical well-being.

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  • Colorado College WizBang Science

    The WhizBang Science program at Colorado College is open to "young scientists" entering first through 10th grades next fall. If your children love science, wonder how the world works, like to spend their free time exploring the mysteries of nature, and enjoy creating, planning, testing, and fixing, then Whiz Bang Science is for them. Whiz Bang Science is a two-week morning summer science experience in July for elementary, middle- and high-school students who are interested in science and engineering.

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