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Youth Activities

Birthdays & Outreach

KC Nature Hops

We will come to you! Schedule a KC Nature program for your next school program, scout program or birthday party. Topics include geology, Ken-Caryl History, mammals, Leave No Trace and more!

For more information contact Ashley Hanlon at 720-599-3223 or ashleyh@kcranch.org.

School Age Enrichment Programs

Science Fun

Mad Science

Mad Science is bringing their reputable summer camp programs to KCR! These camps focus on hands-on, fun STEM experiences that help form student’s love of science, technology, engineering, and math!

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ZIP SCIENCE WITH EUREKA
Half Day Fees:
  • Resident: $215
  • Non-Resident: $258
Full Day Fees:
  • Resident: $315
  • Non-Resident: $378

Ages: 6 – 11

Dates: June 14 – 18

Time: Half Day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

It’s alive! Inspire the inventor and scientist in you during this week of discovery and invention. From Dr. Frankenstein to Benjamin Franklin, learn about both real and fictional famous inventors and how their ideas changed and shaped our world. Explore the patent process and work with friends to create exciting new innovations of your own.

MOLECULAR MADNESS
Half Day Fees:
  • Resident: $215
  • Non-Resident: $258
Full Day Fees:
  • Resident: $315
  • Non-Resident: $378

Ages: 6 – 11

Dates: July 26 – 30

Time: Half Day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Explore a whimsical world of molecules and magic with bubbling beakers and all kinds of radical reactions in this exciting chemistry-themed camp! Prepare your own potions and all sorts of chemical concoctions to take home. Learn about the many types of chemical solutions and find out how different chemicals react when mixed together!

Building & Engineering

Play-Well TEKnologies with LEGO®

Play-Well is celebrating their 20th anniversary of providing exceptional programming to children Kinder to 8th grade! These camps have a building and engineering focus while exploring fundamental STEM concepts through play.

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STEM CHALLENGE WITH LEGO®
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 5 – 10

Dates: June 21 – 25

Time:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as elaborate Houseboats, heavy duty Forklifts, and Big Ben Clocktowers! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

JEDI ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 5 – 10

Dates: July 19 – 23

Time:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO® materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Creative Videos

Talk to the Camera

Talk to the Camera is a STEAM based program that focuses on moviemaking and video creation! With the various camp topics offered they strive to spark their participants imaginations and boost self-confidence!

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CAMERAS, COOKS, KIDS
Fees:
  • Resident: $206
  • Non-Resident: $248

Ages: 7 – 13

Dates: June 7 – 11

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Calling all young chefs! Be the star ⭐ of your own Cooking Show! We combine food, film, and fun – teaching young chefs how to stage, present and create their own cooking show! They’ll also learn cooking basics – from measuring to frosting, making delectable flavor combos using safe, no bake recipes. From sweet to savory, this class provides the tools unique to filming a cooking show, and them know-how to create sensational snacks the whole family will love!

SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS MOVIE MAGIC
Fees:
  • Resident: $206
  • Non-Resident: $248

Ages: 7 – 13

Dates: June 7 – 11

Time:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

KAPOW! BANG! ZOINK! Kids create their own live-action movie for an added punch. In Superheroes & Villains Movie MAGIC, young filmmakers work together, using a Project-Based Learning approach to make a movie! Students actively engage in all aspects of a professional film set. They become directors, film crew and actors– honing their craft, building their critical thinking skills and gaining a sense of ownership.

FULL DAY COMBO: CAMERA, COOKS, & KIDS AND SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS MOVIE MAGIC
Fees:
  • Resident: $323
  • Non-Resident: $388

Ages: 7 – 13

Dates: June 7 – 11

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

See above for each of the half day camp descriptions.

Fun Movie Making

IncrediFlix

IncrediFlix offers stop motion and movie creation programs for kids! Through the movie making process their programs focus on creativity, cooperation, and fun fun fun!

ACTION STOP MOTION FLIX
Fees:
  • Resident: $215
  • Non-Resident: $258

Ages: 7 – 13

Dates: June 28 – July 2

Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Use stop motion tricks to create fires, explosions, and even floods, as your characters can battle it out or work together to save the day in this action packed stop motion class.. You’ll work in small groups to storyboard, create the action, film, and voice-over these exciting movies. *All Flix emailed a month after camp ends.

MINECRAFT VS. ROBLOX FLIX
Fees:
  • Resident: $215
  • Non-Resident: $258

Ages: 7 – 13

Dates: June 28 – July 2

Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Minecraft vs Roblox Flix – Make a Minecraft movie, or make a Roblox movie, or make a mashup movie! Choose Minecraft or Roblox action figures to create a movie full of games or challenges for your character to overcome. In this stop-motion movie making class, you’ll work in small groups to create and voice-over your movies. *All Flix emailed a month after camp ends.

FULL DAY COMBO: CAMERA, COOKS, & KIDS AND SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS MOVIE MAGIC
Fees:
  • Resident: $415
  • Non-Resident: $498

Ages: 7 – 13

Dates: June 28 – July 2

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

See above for each of the half day camp descriptions.

Questions: Contact Lizz Brock at lizzb@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 132
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