Looking for full- or half-day, active summer camps for your kids? Venture Martial Arts - Stapleton (formerly known as Stapleton Family Karate) has four different awesome camps this summer to keep your kids active, engaged, and wanting more!

This year they're offering Jedi Camp, Dodgeball Camp, Ninja Camp, and Nerf Battle Camp for kids ages 4+ (varies by camp). Students can sign up for the entire week or by the day. Check them out!
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Need fun, flexible options this summer? Check out Steve & Kate's Camp!

[ Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 0 comments ]
Steve & Kate’s Camp philosophy is pretty simple:  when you trust kids to take charge of their own learning, they will learn and grow in ways we can’t imagine. By putting them in the driver’s seat of their learning experience rather than an adult telling them what they should learn, kids have the freedom to make their own choices, explore their passions, and trust their own judgment. Steve & Kate's Camp has activities galore, so you’ll see campers sewing everything from clothing to accessories, making animated movies complete with characters and sets, and creating their own musical masterpieces.

They also have plenty of perks for parents. Lunch and snacks are included in the camp fees, and they have one of the most flexible payment options of any camp:  sign up for as many days as you like and use them whenever you want. You don’t even need to tell them you’re coming—just show up and they’ll be waiting for you. And at the end of the summer, if you have any leftover Day Passes they actually refund them back to you at the same price you paid.

Dates: June 10th - August 16th
Location: The Logan School for Creative Learning, 1005 Yosemite St. Denver, CO 80230
Register: steveandkate.com
Questions? Call Maddisen! (720) 439-7785 or denver@steveandkate.com

 Grades Pre-K through 7th, and teen leadership program. 40+ locations. Founded in 1980.


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Free Día del Niño celebration ath the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on April 28

[ Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 0 comments ]
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the Mexican Cultural Center to host the sixth annual “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children,” an SCFD Community Free Day event, on Sunday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Museum’s Día del Niño celebration will include multicultural music and dance performances, face painting, crafts, Colorado sports mascots, Mr. Bones the Paleo Puppeteer, a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, and free admission to the “Our Senses: Creating Your Reality” temporary exhibition.

Día del Niño guests will also enjoy 50% off admission to the temporary exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius.”

What:  Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children
Where:  Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
When:  Sunday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE!

Limited free parking is available at the Museum, so alternative transportation is highly encouraged. Additional free parking will be available at East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade. Free shuttle buses will run throughout the day between the Museum and the high school. Lyft ridesharing service is offering $5 off the first three rides for new users with the code DMNSNEW.

For more information about the Museum’s Día del Niño celebration and to see the full schedule of activities, visit dmns.org. Read the full story »
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Summer Camps for your Ninja, Jedi, or Active Kid at Venture Martial Arts

[ Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 0 comments ]
Looking for full- or half-day, active summer camps for your kids? Venture Martial Arts (formerly known as Stapleton Family Karate) has four different awesome camps this summer to keep your kids active, engaged, and wanting more!  This year they're offering Jedi Camp, Dodgeball Camp, Ninja Camp, and Nerf Battle Camp for kids ages 4+ (varies by camp). Students can sign up for the entire week or by the day.

Ninja Camp
Dates:  June 10-14
Times:  Full Day - 7:30am - 5pm (5 and up), Half Day - 7:30am - 1pm (4 and up)
Ages:  4+ (half-day), 5+ (full-day)
Details: 
Spend a week becoming a ninja with these activities:
     1. Throwing Ninja Stars
     2. Use a Ninja blow gun.
     3. Ninja Battles
     4. Ninja Games
Venture's #1 summer camp for over 5 years running!

Nerf Battle Camp
Dates:  July 8-12
Times:  Full Day - 7:30am - 5pm, Half Day - 7:30am - 1pm
Ages:  6+
Details: 
Spend a week becoming a Nerf gun legend with these activities:
     1. Nerf Obstacles Training
     2. Nerf Weapons Training
     3. Nerf Battles
     4. Nerf Games
This has been a wildly popular summer camp for the last 2 years.

Dodgeball Camp
Dates:  July 22-26
Times:  Full Day - 7:30am - 5pm, Half Day - 7:30am - 1pm
Ages:  6+
Details: 
This brand-new camp was made after years of special requests from Stapleton kids. They use small, safe, and soft dodge balls designs for kids to have a blast playing. Kids will play dodgeball, other games, and do some Taekwondo training.

Jedi Camp
Dates:  July 29-August 2
Times:  Full Day - 7:30am - 5pm (5 and up), Half Day - 7:30am - 1pm (4 and up)
Ages:  4+ (half-day), 5+ (full-day)
Details:
Spend a week becoming a Jedi with these activities:
     1. Jedi Obstacles Training
     2. Lightsaber Training
     3. Jedi Battles
     4. Jedi Games
This has been a wildly popular summer camp for the last 3 years.

Where:  Venture Martial Arts (sign still says Stapleton Family Karate)
              The Shops at Northfield, 8270 E Northfield Blvd #1450, Denver, CO 80238

Register:  https://venturestoreonline.com/collections/stapleton-summer-camps


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Shop, Eat, Drink, and Dance this weekend at the Fetch Spring Market!

[ Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 0 comments ]
Now that spring has officially sprung, it's time for the Fetch Spring Market - formerly known as the Denver Flea! It's happening this year on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at a new location in RiNo. Fetch Markets are Colorado’s largest and most creative celebrations of small business, shopping, design, local culture, and community.

Like the market you've come to know and love, the Fetch Spring Market features 180 vendors from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, including 40 new brands and more than 100 returning favorites, who will sell their goods alongside music, eats, specialty drinks from pop-up bars, and more.

What:  Fetch Spring Market (formerly known as the Denver Flea)
When:  Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:  RiNo Parking Garage, 2635 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
Tickets:  $5 - good for both days, children under 12 are free
More Information:  thisisfetch.com.

There are several new vendors at the Spring Fetch Market, including:


Fetch will also be hosting a NEW puppy and dog adoption event at the Market with MaxFund! Play with puppies and dogs and maybe even bring home your new forever friend!

Seven Grand is doing a pop-up bar at the Market and will be serving a selection of cocktails from their menu. Fetch bars will also be set up throughout the Market featuring new spring cocktails created by Chad Michael George.

Alcoholic Beverages ($8 each):

  • El Diablo / Lunazul Tequila, cassis, lime, Q Ginger Beer 
  • Eddy Daly / Deep Eddy Sweet Tea and Lemon Vodkas, Teakoe Peach Tea, fresh lemon, soda
  • Thivery Sour / Larceny Bourbon, Teakoe Blackberry Tea, fresh lemon
  • Spanish G&T / Tanqueray Gin, Q Tonic, fresh berries and citrus
  • Planter’s Punch / Dark Rum, fresh lime, orange and pineapple juices, bubbles

Non-alcoholic/Family-Friendly Beverages:

  • Teakoe Block Party Pomegranate Green Tea - $3 
  • Teakoe Fairway Half & Half Iced Tea & Lemonade -  $3

Food trucks onsite:

  • Cirque Kitchen (new)
  • Downtown Fingers (new!)
  • Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company
  • Downtown Fingers
  • Roll It Up Sushi Truck
  • Chibby Wibbitz 
  • Happy Cones 
  • Cirque Kitchen 
  • Ba-Nom-a-Nom
  • Sabores Colombianos DBA La Chiva
  • WeChef Kitchen 
  • Barbed Wire Reef 
  • Wheels on fire
  • Hey PB&J
  • Burrito Royal 
  • Colorado Pig Rig
  • Crock Spot 
Come on out for this fun family event and shop, eat, drink, dance, and play with puppies and dogs to your heart's content!
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Cabin reservations now open for YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch!

[ Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 0 comments ]
Reservations are now open for families to book cabins at YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch for summer and fall vacations. Book yours soon - they go fast!

Cabin reservations are available for both locations from June 1 to November 30, 2019, and can be made online at http://www.ymcarockies.org or by calling 888-613-9622. Both locations offer cabin options varying in size from 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms, plus additional perks such as fun activities for all ages located on-site and three meals a day served buffet-style in a dining hall, all for an affordable price.

This summer, YMCA of the Rockies provides a fun family mountain getaway just 10 minutes from the town of Estes Park on 860 acres bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. Families enjoy rock climbing, horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, guided hikes, arts and crafts, and more. Summer day camps are available for children ages 3-18 years old, and fun festivities are added for holidays such as the Fourth of July, Elk Festivals, and Halloween.

At Snow Mountain Ranch, families experience the summer tubing hill, take their pups to the dog park, explore the Spruce Saddle Adventure Zone with a zip line, pendulum swing and ropes course, and go “lollygagging with llamas” to experience hiking with a llama by your side. Snow Mountain Ranch is celebrating 50 years this summer with events planned July 12-14 including historic Homestead activities (think walking sticks, corn cob dolls, and butter churning) plus a 1969 photo booth, celebratory BBQ and barn dance.

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