Nature Camps

KC Nature Camp Nature Camp 2016

The Dakota Lodge offers school-age nature-based camps!

Summer Break Care

Summer Notes

  • Camp Location: Dakota Lodge
  • Camp Dates: June 1 – Aug. 6
  • Daily Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (subject to change)
  • Please note summer 2021 will only be offering full week camp schedules (no part weeks)
  • Fee for 5-Day Week: $218/Residents & $262/Non-Residents
    • Prorated Fee for 4-Day Weeks (June 1-4 & July 6-9): $174.40/Res. & $209.60/Non-Res.
    • Find the tentative field trip schedule HERE!

The Dakota Lodge hosts two camps, grouped by grade:

‘The Tadpoles’ Camp: K*-2nd grade
‘The Frogs Camp: 3rd – 6th grade

*Each camper must be 5 years old by June 1 to participate in any school-age camps. Please see our Chickadees Pre-K and Kinder Camp for summer birthdays.

Camp Registration

  • Registration is online!
  • Families may register for full weeks (Monday-Friday) – no partial weeks offered.
  • A $40 per week, per child deposit is required upon registration. This is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Registration will open in phases:
    • March 15 -> 20-21 B&A and Preschool families that qualify as PRIORITY
    • March 22 -> Returning summer families (2019 &2020 summers)
    • March 24 -> Public- Ken-Caryl Residents
    • March 29 -> Public Non-Residents
  • This registration is first come first served. Waitlist available.
  • Cancellation deadline is April 23

Camp Registration

  • Having an online account is helpful (required) to complete this registration process. We recommend creating an account in advance of registration. You can pre-load your cart with your requested weeks prior to registration opening. Use the button below to create your account.
  • Register for Summer Camp
  • Ranch House Camp Ken-Caryl Ranch also offers Recreation Summer Camps at the Ranch House. Please see the Ranch House Summer Camp page for details. Questions? Please contact Lizz Brock at lizzb@kcranch.org or at 303-979-1876, ext. 132.


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