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Ricks Center for Gifted Children


Ricks Center

Summer at Ricks

summer at ricks for campers entering preschool - sixth grade

We are excited to announce our 2021 Summer at Ricks camp offerings.  Please click here for the 2021 Summer at Ricks brochure

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Preschool– Kindergarten camps will be play-based with a focus on learning and fun. Campers will enjoy themes including A Bug's Life, The Secret Life of Pets, Dig In, STEAM Adventure and much more.

1st – 6th grade summer programming is centered around science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Campers will enjoy themes including Inventor's Workshop, Art in Motion, Silly Science, Clue Camp, Chess Wizards, Coding w/ Kids, Play-Well Legos, and much more.

Program Information

  • Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Sunrise Before Care: 7:30 am to 8:30 am for $9 per day.
  • Sunset After Care:   3:30 pm to 6:00 pm for $20 per pay.
  • Students enrolled Ricks Center for the 2021 -school year are eligible for financial aid equivalent to their tuition aid.* Financial aid eligibility may be changed or modified at the discretion of the Summer Programs Manager.
  • General Health Appraisals are required for all campers age 5 and younger. Immunization records are required for all campers attending summer programming
  • Rising preschool campers, must be 3 years old and potty trained to attend camp

Registration is now open

All campers must register online through RecTrac

Before you can register for Summer at Ricks, you must complete the Summer at Ricks pre-registration (prerequisite). The Summer at Ricks pre-registration is a $0 fee registration that allows you to enter your child's required medical, authorized release, emergency contact and acknowledgment of risk information for 2021 Summer at Ricks.

The final tuition balance, including morning extended day and afternoon extended day, is due by May 1st. If we have not received payment prior to May 1st  we will charge the balance to the card on file. Full payment is required for all camps registered for after April 30th.

If your student is enrolled for 2021 - 2022 school year at Ricks, and is eligible for financial aid, you will need to complete registration with the Summer Programs Manager, Maggie Wright or 303-871-4839.

Registration for each camp will close a week before and no refunds will be given after June 1st.

Registration for Coding with Kids must take place through their website:!/ You will submit immunization records through their site.

If your family received Denver Preschool Program (DPP) funding for the 2020 - 2021 school, you can apply your tuition credit toward camp fees. You will need to complete registration with the Summer Programs Manager, Maggie Wright.

*Financial aid cannot be applied to programs run through outside vendors