Summer Camps at Treehouse Learning for K-3!

Overhead image of children in summer hats gathered around a bin of garden soil while planting hanging baskets
Overhead image of potting soil in a yellow bucket with children scooping dirt to make hanging baskets
Our River Camp children plant hanging baskets for hummingbirds

Treehouse Learning, a longtime leader in quality Early Childhood Education in Boulder County, is now offering weekly summer camp sessions for incoming 1st-3rd grade in our River Classroom, and for incoming kindergartners! Our 2023 camp sessions were a great success, and we’re planning an even better Summer Camp Program in 2024!

Our summer camp format offers weekly sessions, so great for families needing continuous care all summer long, as well as for families only needing only specific weeks. Camp hours for 2024 are 9-4, with before/after care available between 7:30-5:30. Meals and snacks are included- even on field trip days!

What Makes Treehouse Learning Summer Camp Unique?

Our summer program is a mixed-age environment, where our River Camp children (incoming 1st – 3rd grade) have the opportunity to be leaders in our program through service projects in our community. This includes activities like reading aloud to the toddlers in our program, outdoor activities to support the entire community, like replenishing the woodchips on all of our playgrounds, and caring for our entire planet by planting a native, water-wise pollinator garden. All children are invited to join us at 8:45 for Big Circle, our daily community ritual gathering combining music, movement, Brain Gyms, and community, including original Treehouse Learning songs.

Children shovel woodchips into a wagon with a blue tarp as part of a community playground service project.
Children shovel woodchips into a wagon to replenish woodchips on Treehouse Learning playgrounds

What does the Summer program look like across Treehouse Learning? 

  • Outdoor classrooms and nature-based learning, including frequent nature walks, citizen science programs, and more.
  • Starting seeds, growing plants, flowers, and vegetables, and harvesting food
  • Planning meals and packing lunches for weekly community field trips
  • Learning and practicing how to properly compost, recycle, and care for our environment and planet!
  • Ongoing classroom support and coaching from our embedded professional consultants, as well as enrichment specials
  • Dedicated creative arts, movement, music, and more!
Children scatter wildflower seeds on a nature walk
Children scatter wildflower seeds on a nature walk

What happens every week?

Scroll down for 2023 Summer Program Schedule, as well as pictures!

Flyer of June weekly program calendar
Flyer of July weekly program calendar
Flyer of August weekly program calendar
A group of 3 Indigenous Aztec dancers and drummers in performance regalia pose before a cultural presentation by Grupo Tlaloc Aztec Dancers
Performers with Grupo Tlaloc Aztec Dance
A fire truck departs a parking lot, and a group of children stand to wave goodbye. Photo also shows newly-planted pollinator garden
Children wave goodbye to the Lafayette Fire Department, in front of the pollinator garden the children planted
Mosiac of a bee in small colorful tiles created on a log stump, and located in a corner of a pollinator garden
A community art project completed by River Summer Camp children
Children crowd around a museum docent to get a closer look at a picture of Lafayette mining history
Children on a field trip to Lafayette History Museum (followed by Festival Plaza’s Splash Pad!)
Two children lock arms and press backs together for resistance during a creative-movement class
Children challenge and move their bodies at Creative Movement with Mountain Kids Louisville
Children stuffing hard plastic containers with single-use plastic, constructing Ecobricks
Children sequester single-use plastic to make Ecobricks
Overhead image of two children writing on clip boards during a learning presentation
Children make science observations and draw a seed-growing process during a partnership presentation with Garden to Table

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