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A GLIMPSE INTO OUR PROGRAMS

SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS

Soccer
Basketball
Golf
Volleyball
Street Hockey
Flag Football
Lacrosse
Field Games
Archery
Cooking
Baseball/Softball
Dance
Yoga
Performing Arts
Arts and Crafts
Science/Gardening
Water Slides
Climbing Wall
OTHER BITS OF MAGIC THROWN INTO THE POT, SO COME JOIN US IF YOU WANT TO CHECK IT OUT!

BENEFITS OF EACH 1-2-3 WEEK PROGRAMS

1WK BENEFITS

  • Introduction to program
  • Limited activity areas
  • 1 Special event
  • Color War for grades 1-8
  • Campers must be 5 yo by first day of camp

2WK BENEFITS

  • Same staff and group for 2 weeks
  • Partial program including most activity areas
  • Limited theater/dance/art show participation
  • Elective program for grades 2-7
  • Special events
  • Color War for grades 1-8
  • Mini Day option for Pre-K and K campers
  • Camper/group picture
  • Camper must be 4 yo by first day of camp

3WK BENEFITS

  • Best value for your money
  • Most consistency and less transitioning for your child *our sweet spot!*
  • Same staff and group for 3 weeks
  • Full program including every activity area
  • Theatre/dance/art show participation
  • Elective program for grades 2-7
  • Special events
  • Color War for Grades 1-8
  • Mini Day option for Pre-K and K campers
  • Camper/group picture
  • Campers must be 4 yo by first day of camp

WHO IS COMING TO CAMP?

Click Your 2019-2020 Grade

We also have Specialty Camps!

Find out more below

Winter and Spring Break Camps

Winter Camp 1
Dec 23-27, 2019 (Closed Christmas Day)
9-3PM. Before Care is available from 7:30-9AM.
4-14 year olds
Hill Middle School

Winter Camp 2
Dec 30-Jan 3, 2020 (Closed New Year’s Day)
9-3PM. Before Care is available from 7:30-9AM.
4-14 year olds
Hill Middle School

Tuition:  $88/day

Who says you cannot have camp in the Winter? Over the school holidays at Dream BIG Day Camp well be doing some pretty cool stuff…Art, Basketball, “Coolinary”, Dodgeball, Karate, Soccer, Yoga and more! And if it snows, watch out, last year we had an amazing sledding adventure at nearby Robinson Park!

We can run the entire program indoors but we like to get some fresh air if the temps are not too frigid.

All campers should come dressed warmly and bring shorts, sneakers, water bottle and lunch. Dream BIG Day Camp’s outstanding staff will be on hand to make sure the campers are properly cared for and have tons of fun. Its just one big Winter Wonderland!

Spring Break Camp
March 30-April 3, 2020
9-3PM. Before Care is available from 7:30-9AM.
4-14 years old
Hill Middle School

Tuition:  $88/day

Who says you cannot have camp in the spring? Well be doing some pretty cool stuff…Art, Basketball, “Coolinary”, Dodge-ball, Soccer, Street Hockey, Yoga and more!

We can run the entire program indoors but we like to get some fresh air if the temps are not too frigid.

All campers should come dressed warmly and bring shorts, sneakers, water bottle and lunch. Dream BIG Day Camps outstanding staff will be on hand to make sure the campers are properly cared for and have tons of fun. Its just one super active week!

ART

Dream Big Art Camp includes instruction and free expression of various mediums throughout the week. Beginners and expert artists welcome. Please come ready to focus and have fun creating your very own magic pieces. Please join us in displaying your children’s art at the end of the week with our Art Exhibit.

DENVER CAMPUS

  • Camp is located at Carson Elementary – 5420 E. 1st Ave. Denver 80220
  • Camp is located in room 116. Please walk your camper in to sign in/out
  • Camp runs from June 1-5, 2020
  • Art Camp Seniors 3-6th graders
  • 9am-12pm
  • Camp Tuition is $312

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CAMPUS

  • Camp is located at Aspen Academy off of University Blvd and Orchard Rd
  • Camp is located in the Art Room. Please walk your camper in to sign in/out
  • Camp runs from June 15-19, 2020
  • Art Camp Seniors 3-6th graders
  • 9am-12pm
  • Camp Tuition is $312

BASEBALL

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Dream BIG Baseball Camp will be under the excellent leadership of Geno Espineli.

Geno Espineli came to Denver, by way of Texas, in 2011 after an eight-year Major (and Minor) League Baseball career. Growing up in a single-parent household, Geno sought guidance, mentoring and discipline through the game of baseball. He realized that his coaches were his biggest influences throughout his career and found his calling in coaching and private instruction. During Geno’s high school, collegiate and professional playing days, he helped run numerous day camps and enjoyed teaching baseball techniques to players of all skill levels and ages.

Geno attended the University of Texas and Texas Christian University before graduating with a degree in Sport Industry Operations from Metro State University. He is now a carer firefighter/paramedic in the City of Lakewood, and he enjoys spending his days off outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

Each and every child will get the proper attention and instruction so that they can improve and have tons of fun at camp!

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NEAR DENVER CAMPUS AT CRESTMOOR PARK

  • The camp is located at Crestmoor Park at 1st Avenue and Monaco Parkway.
  • The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12 yo.
  • The camp runs from August 3-7, 2020
  • 9am-12pm each day.
  • Please bring a water bottle and glove and wear baseball cap and cleats.
  • Camp Tuition is $280

BASKETBALL

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Coach Steve Hyatt spent 6 years as the head coach of the Colorado Academy boys’ basketball program and was the driving force behind the team’s success.

In his first season, 2013-2014, Hyatt guided the program to its first state championship appearance, where they lost to Holy Family by 1 point. In his second season, 2014-2015, he guided the program to their second straight state championship appearance where they lost to Colorado Springs Christian by 3 points. In his 3rd season,  2015-2016, his team placed 5th in state. His combined record the past 3 years is 62-19. Prior to coaching basketball at Colorado Academy, Coach Hyatt taught special needs students and coached basketball at Bear Creek High for 28 years.

Coach Hyatt earned his Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1985. He and his wife, Joni have three children: daughters Mallory and Bethany, and son Christian. He enjoys traveling with his family and their favorite place to visit is the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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LOCATED AT CARSON ELEMENTARY

  • The address is 5420 E 1st Ave. Denver 80220
  • The camp runs from August 3-7, 2020
  • 9am-12pm each day.
  • The camp is for boys and girls ages 7-12.
  • Please bring your own basketball and water bottle
  • Please meet coaches in the gym and sign in/out your camper daily
  • Camp Tuition is $280

COOKING

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This special, fantastic, fun and exciting Coolinary Specialty Camp will successfully cultivate culinary curiosity in campers, as they learn to prepare, eat and share yummy, healthy, delicious, nutritional and sustainable foods.

Kids love to sample as they cook, and Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors have learned the secrets inspiring young palates to explore the many delights of unique and tasty combinations of a nutritious varieties of vegetables, grains and fruits not always found on children’s plates.

The curriculum uses the thrill of cooking to expand each camper’s taste for of healthy, seasonal food, and is specifically designed to let little chefs explore and excel! While touching and tasting, campers use all their senses to cultivate a taste for eating nutritiously and seasonally abundant whole foods.

The fun, engaging and creative Coolinary cooking instructors add a sense of fun and excitement as they combine the love of cooking with nutritional information, jokes, geography, math skills and history to inspire a lifetime love of healthy family cooking! Campers will take pride in practicing a culinary skill, and will get to enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of their labor at the end of each class.

By the end of Coolinary Camp, the campers (and their grown-ups) will have online access to a collection of unique Sticky Fingers recipes to share – and repeat – with their families at home. Note: Any and all dietary restrictions can and will be accommodated.

DENVER CAMPUS

  • The camp is at Carson Elem 5420 E. 1st Ave. Denver 80220
  • The camp runs August 3-7, 2020
  • Coolinary Camp Juniors Ages 5-7 (1-4PM)
  • Coolinary Camp Seniors Ages 7-10 (9-12PM)
  • Please walk your camper into the cafeteria for daily sign in/out
  • Camp Tuition is $280

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CAMPUS

  • The camp is at Aspen Academy off of University Blvd and Orchard Rd.
  • The camp runs July 27-31, 2020
  • 9am-12pm
  • Boys and girls 5-10
  • Please check in at front desk for room location
  • Camp Tuition is $280
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DANCE

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Dream BIG Dance has exploded thanks to our very own Jada Blankenship, choreographer extraordinaire! After 7 summers with us, she’s still a VIP and an icon at Dream BIG Day Camp.

Under Jada’s leadership, each day will offer a different dance style and theme including musical theater, hip hop, jazz and poms. Campers will dress up and Friday will be a culmination of the week with a live performance. Boys and girls are welcome.

Jada has her degree in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. She currently teaches at Miller’s Dance Studio and is in her second year with, what she believes, to be the most talented, contemporary dance company in Colorado, Rogue Co. Jada danced for the Oklahoma Yard Dawgs, an Arena Football team, and performed with Oklahoma City’s only professional theater company, Lyric Theater.

Jada is married to her best dance partner in life and together and enjoy parenthood with their toddler, Leo. They have two dogs, Lola and Stella, who keep them busy hiking, biking and camping in the warmer months. When the snow accumulates, Jada can also be seen snowboarding in Vail, CO.

DENVER CAMPUS

  • The camp is at Carson Elem 5420 E. 1st Ave. Denver 80220
  • The camp runs August 3-7, 2020
  • 1pm-4pm
  • Check in at Carson Elem Auditorium
  • The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-10
  • Camp Tuition is $280

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CAMPUS

  • The camp is at Aspen Academy off of University Blvd and Orchard Rd.
  • The camp runs July 27-31, 2020
  • 9am-12pm
  • The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-10
  • Check in is in the Dance Studio in the Auditorium
  • Camp Tuition is $280
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BOY’S LACROSSE

NEAR DENVER CAMPUS

  • Camp is located at Cramer Park
  • The camp is for boys ONLY ages 7-12
  • June 8-12, 2020
  • August 3-7, 2020
  • 9am-12pm
  • Full pads, helmet and stick required
  • Camp Tuition is $280

Dream BIG Day Camp is excited to welcome back Karl Wimer to the helm of Boys Lacrosse this summer. Karl is a long time lacrosse coach with a focus on developing kids in all aspects of their lives.

Karl played high school lacrosse in Colorado, winning a State Championship with Cherry Creek, where he was All-America and the first winner of the Doc Stabler Award (top scholar/lacrosse player in the state). Karl graduated from Yale University where he was All-America on the 2nd ranked team in the country, and also lettered in football. Upon graduation, Karl spent a year in Manchester, England, coaching and developing lacrosse. From 1992-94, Karl helped develop field lacrosse in the Czech Republic, and coached the national team in their first World Championship in 1994.

Since then, Karl has coached and played in various countries around the world, and all over the US, from youth to high school to club levels. Karl was also involved in the early development of the CityLax lacrosse Club in Denver and continues to work in inner-city lacrosse development. His youth club teams (he has coached hundreds of kids pre-K through 8th grade) consistently finish in the top two of the highest divisions. His favorite challenge is working with athletes from other sports and providing them the tools and direction to be successful in lacrosse.

In addition to being an accomplished executive marketer and award winning cartoonist, Karl has a real soft spot for his golden retriever Mia, mint chocolate chip ice cream, The Princess Bride, and hitting the bumps in knee-deep powder. He is a father to his 16 year old son who shares his passions. Come out and learn from one of the best.

PERFORMING ARTS

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About this camp…Let your imagination run wild and help to create a unique theater performance. This week-long performing arts camp will allow participants to develop characters and story-lines while assisting in writing a play to be performed for friends and family members at the end of the week.

Campers will develop theatrical skills including character creation, ensemble, improvisation and performance. Campers will develop life skills including following directions, teamwork, confidence and risk taking. Campers will learn literacy skills including reading and script writing and body language, gestures as well as facial and vocal expression.

Theater Director
Energetic Chris Holtzem has over a decade of experience in teaching and creating musically competitive programs. He has spent years working with performing groups of all kinds to help them realize their performing potential and zest for the arts. He has also had an outstanding performing career as he has traveled the country with groups such as Spirit of Atlanta in Drum Corps International, and has worked alongside artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Keith Urban, and Michael W. Smith. He has been working as Aspen Academy’s Music Director for the past 2 years while also spending 2 awesome summers with Dream BIG Day Camp as theater and music director.

Chris’ favorite super hero is Hawkeye, because he’s basically the Legolas of the Marvel universe, and what is cooler than a super awesome super hero bowman?
His favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back and a Bucket List item is working in the sound or storyboarding department of Disney!

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CAMPUS ONLY

  • Camp is located at Aspen Academy off of University Blvd and Orchard Rd.
  • The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12 yo
  • Camp runs July 27-31, 2020
  • 9am-2pm every day
  • Please walk your camper into the Auditorium for sign in/out
  • Please bring a lunch and water bottle daily
  • Camp Tuition is $550

SOCCER

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We are very excited that Ed Callaghan is heading the Dream BIG Soccer Camp. Again! Ed brings a wealth of experience with him and has run week long soccer camps in Denver for several years (he actually coached Mary’s own children!)

He has a wonderful way with children and instills a real love for the game of soccer. Ed and his coaches, who primarily hail from the UK, make sure the youngsters have a great time while improving their skills dramatically.

Ed has coached more than 5,000 children through his soccer camps which he has run for more than 20 years throughout the US. Ed won two national championships while in college and played semi-professionally in England. He was most recently the Director of Coaching for the Arizona Soccer Club as he lives with his wife and three children just outside of Phoenix. Ed is an avid mountain biker and hiker. He loves curry in his food, watching Shawshank Redemption and his favorite Superhero is Superman-for obvious reasons of course, he’s SUPER! Come enjoy a fun filled week with Ed and his merry men at soccer camp.

NEAR DENVER CAMPUS

  • Camp is located at Cranmer Park
  • The camp runs August 3-7, 2020
  • 9am-12pm each day
  • boys and girls ages 5-10 yo, divided into abilities
  • Please bring own soccer ball, shin guards and water bottles
  • Camp Tuition is $280

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CAMPUS

  • The camp is at Aspen Academy off of University Blvd and Orchard Rd.
  • July 27-31, 2020
  • 9am-12pm
  • Boys and girls 5-10, divided into abilities
  • Please bring own soccer ball, shin guards and water bottle
  • Camp Tuition is $280
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