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 to apply.

Register for all camps here (unless otherwise instructed).

Summer Acting Camp Opportunity

Does your student love being in a performance? Are you looking for ways to keep your student involved in fun and educational activities over the summer? This year, Mindy Ganz and a team of approximately 20 McAuliffe students will adapt YOBOD’s (Youth One Book One Denver) summer book The Cardboard Kingdom, by Chad Sell, into a staged performance. This graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity. Click here for more information and to register.

Summer Math Practice

Mrs. Steffen, Ms. Starr and Mrs. Kopp have been working on an idea to bring math alive through literacy and hands on activities. Our goal to help reinforce skills learned and those to come. If you’re interested in helping your child avoid the math summer slide we have a tool for you! Check out the K-6 options here.

Chinese Cultural Camp

The four days of Chinese Culture camp provides a fun-filled environment and interesting experience for our campers. Each day has a schedule packed with Chinese Cultural enrichment activities! The range of activities offered include:

  • Experience traditional crafts such as Chinese knotting, painting, calligraphy, and paper-cutting.
  • Chinese sports, games, and outdoor play with kites and Chinese yoyos
  • Dumplings & Boba Tea making

Camp instructor: Jia-Fang Eubanks
May 28th – May 31st (Tuesday – Friday)
9:00am – 3:00pm
COST: $280

Hiking with Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Baumert

Spend your first days of summer exploring the trails with your friends!
Cost: $150 for 2 days of fun!
Boys: Monday, May 20th & Tuesday May 21st 8:00am-4:00pm
Girls: Thursday, May 23rd & Friday May 24th 8:00am-4:00pm
Sponsored by: Mrs. Clarke and Ms. Baumert
For more information or to register, contact: or

Mechanical Brains Camp with Ms. Wood-R!

Ms. Wood R has a super-mathy Friday planned out for you this summer!  If you love math or science or engineering or history or cool design or inventions or just learning about unusual things, then this is the summer camp session for you!  A special guest will help us explore the history of computing before the age of silicon, giving you guided hands-on time exploring and using rare analog computing machines and artifacts from the 15th-20th centuries.  (Yes, you read that right.)

Register here.

When: Friday, May 24th (10:30am – 1:30pm)
Where: Sam Gary Library (Stapleton)
Cost: $60 (via Paypal, Venmo, or check – inquire with any questions)

Service Learning Camp

Learn about issues facing our community and visit community partners to perform service and learn about needs in the community. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch and wear closed toed shoes each day.

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 28th – People experiencing Homelessness. Preparing and Serving lunch, packing and distributing hygiene kits. Reflection and Action plan afterwards.

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 29th – Child Welfare – Volunteer at the warehouse for A Precious Child.

Day 3 – Thursday, May 30th – Environmental – Sand Creek Greenway Cleanup and Maintenance with Sand Creek Conservancy.  Students will learn about wildlife and plant conservation with their experts. We will be outdoors the entire time. Campers will need hats, sunscreen, bag lunch and water bottles. Snack provided.

Camp instructor: Laura Rogers
May 28th – May 30th (Tuesday – Thursday)
9:00am – 1:30pm
COST: $200 (includes all materials and fees)

Set the Tone! Flag football Camp

Set the Tone! Flag Football Camp is the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to America’s Game or for those who want to fine-tune their skills in preparation for league play. Our camp places great value on the growth and development of our players. Our campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, de-flagging, defensive positioning, and conditioning. Character development is a primary component of our program. We will teach the importance of self-discipline and facing adversity. We believe the game of football teaches young athletes many valuable life lessons and our priority is for your athlete to learn those through our positive coaching techniques. For full participation in the camp, we encourage all athletes to be equipped with the following: mouth guard, football cleats, athletic wear, reusable water bottle and lunch.

Camp instructors: Benjamin Marcial and Marcus Galltin
May 28th – May 31st (Tuesday – Friday)
8:00am – 1:00pm
COST: $230

Spanish Camp

Students will elevate their Spanish-language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through a series of entertaining academic activities.  The focus will be on fostering cultural connections between the United States and Latin American Spanish-speaking countries in a way that is fun, relevant, and engaging.

Camp instructors: Diego Pulgarín and Justin Barney
May 28th -31st (Tuesday – Friday)
8:00am – 4:00pm
COST: $320

Stress Busters Camp

Join Ms. Blakey as she hosts a mindfulness camp to learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety, build social skills, learn how to self-advocate, and be present.

Camp instructor: Kara Blakey
May 28th – May 31st (Tuesday – Friday)
9:00am – 1:00pm
COST: $200

Tennis Camp

Want to improve your tennis game AND have fun? Join Mrs. Leonard, a tennis coach at South High school 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.

Camp instructor: Laura Leonard

Beginner Camps Intermediate-Advanced Camps
May 20th-21st
8:00 – 10:00am
May 20th-21st
10:30am – 12:30 pm
May 23rd-24th
8:00 – 10:00am
May 23rd-24th
10:30am – 12:30pm
May 28th-31st
8:00 – 10:00am
May 28th-31st
10:30am – 12:30pm
June 3rd-7th
8:00 – 10:00am
June 3rd-7th
10:30am – 12:30pm


TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator Intensive

As your 8th grader heads off to high school, there’s just no better way to kick off the summer than with a 2 hour graphing calculator intensive!  We’ll dig into the basics of using the functions of this legendary and oft-feared device, all with a note of fun!  Note: If your student doesn’t have one yet, don’t pay full price at Target (about $120)!  Ms. Wood R has a very limited number of beautiful, factory-refurbished (and warrantied) TI-84 Pluses in excellent condition for just $85 each!  (to be arranged separately).

Camp instructor: Shannon Wood-Rothenberg
Friday, May 31st
9:00 – 11:00am
COST: $50

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