Summer is just around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about enrolling your children in camp. There are many activities for children in and around the Douglas County CO area. But imagine enrolling your children in a class that will teach them a skill they can carry into adulthood, along with self-discipline, the ability to focus, and empowering them with a sense of tranquility. Imagine that, a tranquil child!
While there are many summer camp options in and around Douglas County, some camps and classes provide a more meaningful experience than others.
Here are our top picks for 2017 Castle Rock summer camps and classes for kids:
Everyone must eventually learn to cook, so why not give your kids a head start? Uncorked Kitchen, which is located just north of Park Meadows Mall, offers several camps for kids and teens ages 7 through 17. Camps are either half- or full-day depending on your child’s age.
Cooking Camps/Classes Include:
- Culinary Boot Camp
- American Road Trip
- Viva la France
- Beyond the Bake Shop
- Mangia Italiano
- Taste of Asia
- South of the Border
Uncorked Kitchen is described as “Denver’s first interactive dining experience” and is designed for guests whose cooking skills range from first-timer to foodie. If your children have expressed an interest in cooking or baking, a summer camp at Uncorked Kitchen is an excellent choice. The camps and classes offered at Uncorked Kitchen are designed to help kids learn the basics of cooking and how to create delicious and nutritious meals using healthy ingredients.
There are many reasons to consider a Taekwondo summer camp for your children. Taekwondo summer camps are fun and help children stay physically fit, and help them maintain and develop their focus and confidence.
Han Lee’s Taekwondo Academy in Castle Rock is run by Grandmaster Han Lee, a seventh degree black belt and an Olympic medalist.
Grandmaster Lee says, “To hear the parents tell me of their children’s transformation after learning Taekwondo, that is the most rewarding thing for me as a teacher.”
Martial Arts Helps Children to:
- Grow confidence and self-esteem
- Listen, concentrate, and focus at home and at school
- Show respect for adults and other children
- Build self-discipline and develop and good habits
- Learn self-defense and how to protect themselves
- Handle a bully with confidence and stay safe from strangers
- Get fit and take a break from electronics
- Take responsibility and help out at home
- Develop body awareness, coordination, and motor skills
At Han Lee’s Taekwondo in Castle Rock, several classes are available for children of all skill levels. The academy’s “Little Dragon” classes are for boys and girls ages 4 to 6 and are designed to help them develop good habits and confidence.
A variety of Taekwondo classes for children and families available at Han Lee’s Academy help develop lifelong success skills, face and overcome challenges, and build self-esteem. Make sure to register your children for a free introductory class!
Han Lee’s Academy has locations in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and Centennial.
There’s no better time of year than summer to learn swimming skills. The Town of Castle Rock offers swimming lessons to children of all ages and skill levels.
The Learn to Swim program available at the Miller Activity Complex provides instruction in a warm and comfortable pool with a maximum depth of 4 feet, 6 inches. The goal of the Learn to Swim program is to help swimmers feel comfortable in the water and develop their abilities and skills so they gain endurance and confidence.
Additional aquatics programs are offered at the Miller Activity Complex and the Castle Rock Recreation Center. These include parent-tot swim classes, youth swim lessons, lifeguarding certification classes, swim instructor training, and a recreational swim team.
Believe it or not, you can learn to scuba dive in Colorado! Once you learn how to swim at the Miller Activity Complex or the Recreation Center in Castle Rock, make sure to enroll in the free scuba diving class offered by Planet Scuba!
If you are a beginner, Planet Scuba offers a Discover Scuba course that introduces participants to the basics of diving. The course is free, and all that is required is a bathing suit, a towel, and a desire to learn about scuba. If children are comfortable and want to learn more, other classes available include Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, and Adventures for Kids.
Once you’ve decided that you simply can’t get enough of scuba diving, join Planet Scuba on one of their amazing instructor-escorted scuba trips! Trips planned for the summer of 2017 include one to Ambergris Caye, one to Belize, and one to Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.