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Youth Activities

Summer 2023 School Age Enrichment Programs

Ken-Caryl Ranch is happy to host several contracted enrichment camps conveniently located at the Ranch House. Explore the many offerings to look forward to this summer! Registration opens for these camps on March 20 for In District Residents and March 27 for Out of District Residents.

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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BUBBLING BEAKERS
Half Day Fees:
  • Resident: $245
  • Non-Resident: $294
Full Day Fees:
  • Resident: $345
  • Non-Resident: $414

Ages: 6 – 11

Dates: June 19 – 23

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!

ENGINEERING THE FUTURE
Half Day Fees:
  • Resident: $245
  • Non-Resident: $294
Full Day Fees:
  • Resident: $315
  • Non-Resident: $378

Ages: 6 – 11

Dates: July 17 – 21

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

Location: Ranch House

Gears, pulleys, blueprints and more — this camp covers the exciting fields of engineering and architecture! Students work together to design complex structures, explore the inner workings of motors and machines, design their own electrical circuits and create engaging take home projects to further their learning at home!

Art & Imagination

Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy

We are excited to bring the Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy of Colorado program to KCR this summer! Their camps encourage self-expression, while teaching children foundational art techniques and real-world topics, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking skills!

THINK IT! DRAW IT! MAKE IT!
Fees:
  • Resident: $245
  • Non-Resident: $294

Ages: 6 – 11

Dates: June 5 – 9

Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the ocean, the rainforest, Mars, a futuristic city, and more! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments.

Experiment with Crayola® products and many art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers like graphic design, universal design, urban design, and product design.

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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ADVENTURES IN STEM USING LEGO® MATERIALS
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 5 – 9

Dates: June 12 – 16

Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.

POKEMON ENGINEERING USING LEGO® MATERIALS
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 5 – 9

Dates: July 11- 15

Time:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Calling all Pokémon trainers! With the Pokémon Championship approaching, join our enthusiastic Play-Well Instructors as we build and catch our favorite Pokémon, rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket, take a ride on the S.S. Anne to uncover rare and mystic Pokémon, and battle to see who will hold the title of Pokémon Master. Come along on our journey to catch ’em all!

MINECRAFT ENGINEERING USING LEGO® MATERIALS
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 5 – 8

Dates: July 10 – 14

Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO® experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecart to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world. Come explore the endless possibilities of LEGO® with a trained Play-Well instructor.

MINECRAFT MASTER ENGINEERING USING LEGO® MATERIALS
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 8 – 12

Dates: July 10 – 14

Time:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO® resources, we will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it.

FULL DAY COMBINATION: ADVENTURES IN STEM AND POKEMON ENGINEERING
Fees:
  • Resident: $190
  • Non-Resident: $228

Ages: 5 – 9

Dates: June 12 – 16

Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

See above for each of the half day descriptions.

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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YOUTHTUBER- MORNING HALF DAY
Fees:
  • Resident: $265
  • Non-Resident: $318

Ages: 7-12

Dates: June 26 – 30

Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Kids have a BLAST in YOUth TUBEr, learning on-camera presence and content creation in a hands-on collaborative environment! Our YOUth TUBEr kids develop their storytelling style and build social communication skills using a STEAM-based learning approach, students develop their digital well-being with an awareness for online safety. We do not set up YouTube Channels during this class and devices are NOT mandatory to take this class.

*A few weeks after the last class, kids will receive one professionally edited video.

MOVIE MAGIC – AFTERNOON HALF DAY
Fees:
  • Resident: $265
  • Non-Resident: $318

Ages: 7 – 12

Dates: June 26 – 30

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

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.

*A few weeks after the last class, kids will receive one professionally edited video.

FULL DAY COMBINATION: YOUTHTUBER & MOVIE MAGIC
Fees:
  • Resident: $530
  • Non-Resident: $636

Ages: 7 – 12

Dates: June 26 – 30

Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

See above for each of the half day camp descriptions.

YOUTH TUBER + MORNING – HALF DAY
Fees:
  • Resident: $265
  • Non-Resident: $318

Ages: 7-12

Dates: July 24 – 28

Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Kids have a BLAST in YOUth TUBEr, learning on-camera presence and content creation in a hands-on collaborative environment! Our YOUth TUBEr kids develop their storytelling style and build social communication skills using a STEAM-based learning approach, students develop their digital well-being with an awareness for online safety. We do not set up YouTube Channels during this class and devices are NOT mandatory to take this class.

*A few weeks after the last class, kids will receive one professionally edited video.

STOP MOTION ANIMATION – AFTERNOON HALF DAY
Fees:
  • Resident: $240
  • Non-Resident: $288

Ages: 7-12

Dates: July 24 – 28

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

Calling all creative kids! Learn how to make YouTube ready videos that STAND OUT! Using a STEAM based approach, students embrace their individuality, develop editing skills, and become compelling content creators with awareness of online safety. We do not set up YouTube Channels during this class. Apple devices with iMovie downloaded are required.

*Requirements: Apple devices with iMovie downloaded are required.

FULL DAY COMBINATION: YOUTH TUBER AND YOUTH TUBER+
Fees:
  • Resident: $505
  • Non-Resident: $606

Ages: 7-12

Dates: July 24 – 28

Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ranch House

See above for each of the half day camp descriptions.

Questions: Contact Amy Lear at amyl@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 119.