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MSU Denver Summer Camps

MSU Denver offers an array of summer camps for kids of all ages. These camps are available to help high schoolers prepare for college, pique middle schoolers’ interest in STEM fields, improve toddlers’ soccer skills and engage children of all ages in a musical instrument of their choice; all within downtown Denver’s beautiful Auraria Campus.

No matter how busy your schedule is, there is a summer camp available to fit around it. If you’re in high school and aren’t interested in participating in a camp, consider enrolling in an MSU Denver class or two for transferable college credit.


STEM Camps


Summer Science Institute

For 22 summers, middle school students (incoming 6th, 7th, 8th grade) have the opportunity to explore fun applications of math and science in an exciting, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere on the Auraria Campus. This is a two-week half day program except the final day is a day-long exploring Physics at Elitch Gardens. Session topics include Microbiology, 3D printing, Design Thinking, Water Environment, Rocket Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, Game Design, and Engineering. Students will be provided lunch each day and all activities are supervised.


Session I: June 1-June 12 
Session II: June 15-June 26 
Session III: July 6-July 17 
Session IV: July 20-July 31

Cost: $400 (scholarships are provided based on financial need).

Register today.


Summer Science Scholars

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) announces a summer program for the 2019-2020 incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th, 12th grade). This is a three-week full day program of learning science and science reasoning skills through a research based project. Students will be learning various math and science skills in the first week and applying those skills learned to a research project of their choosing. On the last day of the program, students will present their research project. Priority will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups.


June 8-26, 2020, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lunch will be provided daily

Register today, application deadline is May 1, 2020

College Readiness Camps

Carla Mirabelli, Center for Urban Education 


Trio Upward Bound Summer Program

MSU Denver will host a 6-week pre-collegiate summer program for high school students.

The purpose of the summer program is to expose students to college level classes that enhance their problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative skills through innovative and creative curriculum.

  • Classes in the morning – Monday - Thursday (earn $60 in stipends each month)
  • Paid Internship opportunities in the afternoon (make up to $600 over the summer)
  • Transportation, Breakfast and Lunch provided each day
  • Field Trips on Fridays - (white water rafting, college visits, and more)
  • 3-day trip to the Mountains at YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch: June 30 – July 2, 2020

We are accepting applications from students who attend the following DPS High Schools:

  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • East High School
  • Manual High School
  • North High School
  • West Early College
  • West Leadership Academy

Please note: students must meet federal participation guidelines

Dates: June 15 – July 24, 2020.

For more information or to receive an application please contact Janelle Henderson at 303.615.1127 or


Journey Through Our Heritage Summer Camp

Dr. Renee Fajardo, Youth Engagement and Mentorship


Jaguar Club Summer Program

Journey Through Our Heritage (JTOH) is a program designed to create a kalpulli (community) which empowers Metropolitan State University of Denver students to become exceptionally accomplished mentors, focused on developing culturally experienced high school students through a yearlong endeavor. This is accomplished by JTOH mentors commuting on a consistent basis to participating high schools and implementing study sessions, which are geared specifically to meet the standards of the Journey Through Our Heritage Program and its curriculum. The JTOH program also embraces several other projects, including mentors for the after school cultural arts program at the Mauricio Saravia School of the Arts and involvement with several nonprofit organizations such as Sister of Color United and the Jaguar Club Summer Program at La Alma Recreational Center. 

The Jaguar Club Summer Program at La Alma Recreational Center is one of JTOH's most cherished events. This three-week long camp runs annually every year from the second through fourth weeks of June.

The program is geared to provide youth ages 6 through 12 a fun-filled leadership experience utilizing field trips, science experiments, crafts and arts. Our mission is to help youth connect with their cultural roots and bond with their neighborhood. We also strive to provide opportunities for MSU Denver students to mentor youth and act as positive role models.

Our Mission: Empowering kids with a positive self-image. Instilling respect for family, community, neighborhood and the environment. Build leadership skills through celebrating heritage and cultural identity.

End of Club Celebration: This celebration is the icing on the cake. Club members, parents, community, and MSU mentors enjoy music, food, and fun activities to celebrate the end of the program and be able to share what was learned. 

Dates: Second through the fourth week of June, 10 a.m - 3 p.m, Monday through Thursday
Where: La Alma Recreational Center, 1325 W. 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Cost for three-week camp: $20 per child or $50 per family of three or more
Art, Crafts, Sports, Field Trips and more
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided 
Registration: Begins April 1st annually by emailing In Subject Box, please put: Attention Jaguar Club Summer Program.

For More Info call Dr. Renee Fajardo at 720-329-0869

Boys and Girls Soccer Day Camps

Hosted by the MSU Denver Women's Soccer Program


Revolution Soccer Camps is excited to announce that we are going to hold boys and girls soccer camps at Metropolitan State University of Denver this summer. Campers will be led by MSU Denver Women’s Head Coach, Tracy Chao and her staff. The staff has years of playing and coaching experience that they are excited to pass all players at camp. This youth soccer camp provides a tremendous opportunity to take your game to the next level while training on the beautiful turf fields that MSU Denver has to offer. Camp is open to all boys and girls ages 6-13.

Dates: July 20-23, 2020

Full-day cost: $425

Half-day cost: $225

MSU Denver faculty and staff can receive $40 off the full-day camp and $25 off the half-day option by using the following codes:
Full-day Code: FACUTLY40
Half-day Code: FACULTY25


Basketball Camps

Advantage Basketball Camps


Shooting and Ball-Handling Camps

Featuring Tre Nottingham, former NBA Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors and current coach/trainer of some of the top players in the country. Staff can vary depending on their summer schedules. Camps will be held in the Events Center/Physical Education building. Parking fees not included.

Ball Handling and Basketball Shooting Camp - 5 Days
June 22-26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $295 (Save $30 if you register before May 23)

Ball Handling and Basketball Shooting Camp - 3 Days
June 22-24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $225 (Save $30 if you register before May 23)

Ball Handling and Basketball Shooting Camp - 2 Days
June 25-26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 (Save $30 if you register before May 26)

Register now

For more information please contact


Volleyball Camps

Hosted by the MSU Denver Volleyball Program


May ID Camp

The May ID Camp is for athletes looking to play at a college level. This college-level training camp is open to high school volleyball players grades as well as eligible transfers.

Date: May 4, 2020

Cost: $65

Register today


Serving Camp

This one-day camp - open to grades 3-12 - will help you improve your serving technique. MSU Denver's players and coaching staff will cover the fundamentals, technical serving, tactical serving, zone serving an jump serving. 

Date: June 12, 2020

Cost: $45

Register today


Small Group Training

Train in small groups with MSU Denver student athletes of coaching staff. Before you arrive, think of an area where you'd like to improve and we'll help you achieve it. 12-player cap per session - open to grades 7-12 - on a first come first served basis.

Date: June 12, 2020

Times: 1 p.m.-2, 2 p.m.-3 and 3 p.m.-4

Cost: $75

Register today


Middle School Camp

MSU Denver Volleyball's staff and players will have your middle school team well equipped for the upcoming season. Increase your volleyball knowledge, master your serve develop your skills and have fun!

Date: June 13, 2020

Cost: $85

Register today


Small Group Training

Train in small groups with MSU Denver student athletes and staff members. This camp is open to middle schoolers with a cap of 12 players. When this camp becomes full, email Amy Watanabe ( to be added to the waitlist.

Date: June 13, 2020

Cost: $40

Register today


Junior Roadrunner Camp

Cultivate a love for volleyball at a young age. Campers in grades K-5 will be introduced to the fundamental skills - passing, setting, hitting and serving - as well as basic volleyball knowledge and strategies.

Date: June 13, 2020

Cost: $50

Register today


July ID Camp

The June ID Camp is for athletes looking to play at a college level. This college-level training camp is open to high school volleyball players grades as well as eligible transfers.

Date: July 20, 2020

Cost: $65

Register today


Position Camp

Maximize your potential in a rewarding and challenging environment. Campers in grades 7-12 will train in collegiate-style workouts designed for their specific position with MSU Denver's coaches and players.

Dates: July 31-Aug. 1, 2020

Cost: $190

Register today


Journalism Camps

Shaun Schafer, AVP of Curriculum and Policy Development


Youth Journalism Day

This one-day learning experience - for kids ages 8 to 14 - is a great chance for budding journalists, writers and photographers to spend the day with working professionals and learn about foundational journalism, asking good questions, writing headlines that draw readers in, writing tips and photojournalism. Students will participate in age-appropriate news gathering and will get to post their work on the Youth Journalism website and be considered for publication in the Colorado Kids section of the Denver Post's Tuesday edition.

Date: June 25, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $65 (includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt)

Space is limited to 75 children

Register today.


Write on Sports Denver

In this two-week camp, underserved middle schoolers will improve their research, writing and editing abilities in sports-related topics of their choice. Attendees will learn the essentials of print journalism as well as video production to produce high quality stories individually or in small groups. Four days are set aside where students will meet and interview athletes and professional sports journalists for hands-on experience to start or expand on their professional portfolio.

Dates: July 20-31, 2020

Cost: Free, but students must apply to be selected

Apply today.

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