Camp McAuliffe

McAuliffe staff is excited to offer a number of amazing camps this summer during the week following McAuliffe experiential education at the YMCA camps. We will continue to update this page as more camp information is available. A limited number of scholarships are available for families needing financial assistance; please email brandi_wright@dpsk12.org to apply.

Register for all camps here (unless otherwise instructed).

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Art Mural Camp

Want to bring some color to the walls of McAuliffe? Ms. Hougen and Ms. Sand are teaming up and inviting you to join us as we brainstorm ways to display the unique character of our school through artwork. The first part of the week will be spent pondering and designing ideas to exemplify McAuliffe in a mural. Then we will spend the remainder of the week getting messy and painting. This is your chance to leave a legacy at McAuliffe! Come as you are in clothes you are willing to paint in.

May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
Half Day morning – 8:00am – 11:00am
Half Day Afternoon – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Full Day – 8:00am – 3:00pm
Half Day – $225.00
Full Day – $375.00
Camp instructors: Cris San and Ashton Hougen

Basketball Camp

Mr. G’s Basketball skills camp is for boys and girls of all skill levels. Camp participants will improve in all areas of basketball; agility, rebounding, dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, shooting, and more shooting. Come join a fun, positive work environment and become a super star with Mr. G. Snacks will be served. Bring water, lunch, ball is optional.

  • June 1st – 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 8:30am-1:30pm
  • $325.00
  • Camp instructor: Marcus Galltin
Boys Math Camp

Math Camp for boys is a summer camp program designed just for boys. This unique approach sets boys up for success by providing a place to practice, create, and compete in math in an engaging, supportive setting. Let’s show your son he can have fun – and feel confident – doing math this summer. The boys will engage in real-world and ACTIVE mathematics, helping boys make connections between mathematics, sports, food, cars, and games.

  • May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • $275.00
  • Camp instructors: Brandon Gilbert, Danielle Green, Lauren Vandenbossche
Computer Literacy Camp

Students will discuss, collaborate, and share the love of reading through digital literacy. Students will learn different ways to analyze literature using multimedia and various computer based programs while also implementing the writing systems learned in class. Typing fluency will also be a focus. Using their free reading books from past and present, students will compile a website of a multitude of digital components to share with their fellow classmates who may be struggling with finding books that they enjoy. Students will also incorporate research and nonfiction elements into their presentation to help with the understanding of their chosen texts.

  • May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • $150.00
  • Camp instructor: Kara Blakey
Cooking Camp

Do you like to cook, or do you wish you knew how? In this half-day camp, we will learn the basics of the kitchen and create a new meal or dessert together each day! All levels are welcome and ingredients and tools will be provided! Lunch included for cooking camp as well as homemade sweet treats to bring home.

  • May 26-29 (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am-12:00pm
  • $250.00
  • Camp instructor: Maggie Sisk
Craft Camp

Come show off your artistic skills at Craft Camp. Each half-day of camp we will create a new project. Our projects will range from molding and painting your own ceramic bowl or figurine, to creating wall decor, pillow covers or blankets. All supplies will be provided and crafts will be yours to bring home.

  • May 26-29 (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am-12:00pm
  • $200.00

OR

  • June 1-5 (Monday – Friday)
  • 1:00-4:00pm
  • $250.00
  • Camp instructor: Maggie Sisk
Creative Writing Camp

Flex your creative writing muscles. Build on writing techniques introduced in class, analyze published authors, and create your own stories. Students will practice a variety of writing styles to explore real and imagined experiences, such as writing personal memoirs similar in theme and style to excerpts from Sandra Cisnero’s House on Mango Street. Students will also build confidence and speaking techniques through sharing and presenting to their peers.

  • June 1st – 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • $100.00
  • Camp instructor: Cristina Everett-Cramer
Extreme Fun Field Trip Camp

Come join Ms. Beardshear, Ms. Turkle, & Ms. Kassay in the best summer camp ever! We will take a field trip (or two) each day. The camp will be from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Cost of camp is $350 + a $100 activities and lunch fee – this includes transportation, admission to all events, and lunch each day. Students may bring snacks or extra spending money if they choose. Tentative field trips include: lunch at Casa Bonita, tour at Hammond’s Candies, day at the Animal Sanctuary, swimming at Eldorado Pool in Boulder, day at the MAC (Miller Activity Complex), tour of Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, and day at Boondocks. Detailed itinerary given to camp attendings.

  • June 1st – 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • $450.00 (includes all activities/entrance fees and lunch daily)
  • Camp instructors: Sherry Beardshear, Adriana Turkle, and Kristiann Kassay
Film Camp

Come learn all about film shorts at McAuliffe Film Camp. You will learn the most important pieces of a short, and how to zoom in on your big moment to create suspense. You will then work in a group to write, produce, and act in your very own short film!

  • June 1-5 (Monday – Friday)
  • 9:00am-12:00pm
  • $225.00
  • Camp instructor: Maggie Sisk
Flag Football Camp

Camp participants will learn fundamental, and gain a greater knowledge of flag football for all experience levels. Camp participants will get smarter, faster, and stronger while working in a positive environment. Participants will conduct fitness conditioning drills that will focus on agility, footwork, upper body strength, and straight and side to side speed. Drills for every position. Participants will learn skills in every position.

  • May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • $270.00
  • Camp instructor: Marcus Galltin
Floor Hockey Camp

Come build your floor hockey skills with individual and interactive drills, team building exercises, and lots of game time.  ALL gear will be provided – feel free to bring your own if you have it.

  • June 1st – June 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • $300.00
  • Camp instructor: Patrick Ortega
Games Galore!

Collaborate, work together with all your friends, and have the time of your life playing GAMES GALORE. Bring your favorite board game everyday, but also be prepared to learn new games that will blow your mind. Explore the world of Settlers of Catan, learn new strategies in Chess, and attempt to find the Mafia through the hallways of McAuliffe. Card games, board games, and real-life action games will dominate your week as we compete for prize winners! Bring a sack lunch.

  • May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 12:30pm
  • $175.00
  • Camp instructor: Natalie Bendinelli

OR

  • June 1st – 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 12:30pm
  • $220.00
Girls Math Camp

Math Camp for Girls is a summer camp program designed just for girls. This unique approach sets girls up for success by providing a place to practice, create, and compete in math in an engaging, supportive setting. Let’s show your daughter she can have fun – and feel confident – doing math this summer. The girls will engage in a bedroom design project, baking, outdoor activities, and plenty of creative real life situations involving mathematics.

  • May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • $275.00
  • Camp instructors: Nikki Steffen and Dusty Starr
Hiking Camp

Spend your first days of summer exploring the trails with your friends!

  • May 26th and 27th (Tuesday and Wednesday)

                          OR

  • May 28th and 29th (Thursday and Friday)
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • $150.00
  • Camp instructors: Malgosia Clarke/Allison Baumert
Life Skills Camp

Our curriculum will cover cooking, sewing, self-care, and financial education, to name a few.  It will be a fun week of hands-on activities.

  • June 1st – 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • $300.00
  • Camp instructor: Mary Beth Valentine
Service Learning Camp

Each day we will gather at 9:00am to prepare for the day.  We will go to a variety of places including Children’s Hospital, Urban Farm and others.  We will spend some time assembling things to donate to various causes.  It should be a fulfilling time for kids interested in giving to the surrounding community!

  • May 26th – 29th (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 1:30pm
  • $250.00
  • Camp instructor: Mary Beth Valentine
Spanish Camp

Students will elevate their Spanish-language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through a series of highly engaging and entertaining academic activities.  The focus will be on developing practical, real-life applications of linguistic skills in a fully immersive environment.

  • Camp instructors: Diego Pulgarín and Justin Barney
  • June 1st – 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • $350
Tennis Camp

Want to improve your tennis game AND have fun? Join Mrs. Leonard, a tennis coach and a former college player, in a camp to improve your game. We will work on technical skills, tactical skills, conditioning and the mental game of tennis. Each day will include skills work and game play. The beginner camp is meant for players who are new to tennis or have little-some experience playing. The intermediate-advanced camp is meant for players who spend at least one season playing competitive tennis.

Beginner Camps:

  • May 28th and 29th (Thursday and Friday)
  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • $60.00
  • Camp instructor: Laura Leonard

OR

  • June 1st – June 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • $150.00
  • Camp instructor: Laura Leonard

Intermediate-Advanced Camps:

  • May 28th and 29th (Thursday and Friday)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • $60.00
  • Camp instructor: Laura Leonard

OR

  • June 1st – June 5th (Monday – Friday)
  • 10:30am-12:30pm
  • $150.00

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