Try your hand at some of the dirty jobs that kept this town alive and kicking. Dig into mining, see if you have what it takes to make pottery at a porcelain plant, and seek out a story for the newspaper. We’re digging up Golden’s history and it’s time to grab your work gloves and help out!
Kids will participate in activities like: Brick making, cowboy roping and leather tooling, gold panning, making paper and printing their own headlines, making pottery, visiting the chickens, a visit to the CSM Geology Museum blacksmithing, and more!
Travel back to the wild and woolly Golden of the mid-1800s. Learn what it was like growing up on a ranch while you work, learn, and play like pioneer kids. Tell a tall tale to entertain your fellow campers, cook on the woodstove, take care of the chickens, and mind your manners around our one-room-schoolhouse teacher.
Kids will participate in activities like: dressing in pioneer clothes, beekeeping, schoolhouse lesson, gardening, tying knots and learning to sew, dressing in pioneer clothes, cooking on a woodstove, making clothespin dolls and candles, doing pioneer chores, and playing games like ice block races, tug-of-war, and more!
Travel back in time and make your own decisions about the future of Golden. Take on the role of a historic character and work as a team to ensure that Golden prospers. How will the mayor vote on the railroad issue? What landmarks will you create as part of the New Deal? How would history be different if you were in charge?
Kids will create their own towns by playing games and completing activities that will reward them with buildings and services. Campers will: have a water balloon fight to learn about water rights, complete a police training course and tour the Golden Fire Department, ride in real a Model A car, create their own soda flavor to build a soda fountain, and more!
Art Explorers (6–8 only)
From the stage to the canvas and architecture to fashion, campers will explore popular forms of art from today and centuries past. Use paints, brushes, and fabrics to create memorable projects to take home. Line-dance like a Colorado cowboy, juggle in a Vaudeville show, and Jitterbug like a ‘20s flapper.
A brand new camp!
Kids will participate in activities like: Create works of art using lines, dots, shapes, and colors, make petroglyphs and beaded pouches, design their own fashion and architecture, perform a radio play and vaudeville show, dance the waltz, jitterbug, and Macarena, and more!
Silent Stars (9–11 only)
Form production teams to write, direct, film, and star in your own silent movie, just like the ones shown on the big screen in the 1920s. The session ends with a fun movie premiere for family and friends when campers add live sound effects to the on-screen performances.
Kids will create their own silent film, from start to finish including writing, directing, designing, costuming, and acting. Taking the campers direction, our professional videographer will put the film together for a live screening at the end of the week.
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