We are a summer program providing high quality, meaningful, creative experiences for children, 3-6 years of age, in the areas of Visual Art, Dance, Music, Spanish and Yoga.
Over the past 11 years we have served nearly 1000 Denver area families, many who return year after year. We hope you will join us for 2019 and see why!
We offer several, week long camps that focus on engaging kids in the creative process while making friends and having fun. This is a perfect first time camp, taught in a safe and nurturing environment! We provide fun and meaningful experiences for children to explore themselves, others and the world around them through the arts, language and movement.
Located in NW Denver, CCA was created in 2008 by Northwest Denver teachers specializing in language and the arts. All driven and inspired by the creative process, we came together with a vision to develop a high quality arts enrichment program for kids.
Each of our camps feature two creative enrichments:
Visual Art, Yoga, Music, Spanish or Dance.
They are one week in length and run M-F, 9am-12pm and are
$150/week with sibling discounts available
Held at Steele Cooperative Pre-school, 3746 Grove Street, NW Denver 80211
This year we are offering 9 wonderful weeks!
Camp A ----- June 3rd-7th --------- Art & Music........Katy and Vanessa FULL
Camp B ----- June 10th-14th ----- Art & Spanish....... Amy and Jennifer FULL
Camp C ----- June 17th-21st ----- Art & Dance.....Kate and Katy
Camp D ----- June 24th-28th ------ Art & Yoga.... Missy and Rainey
Camp E ----- July 8th-12th --------- Art & Yoga.....Rainey and Katy
Camp F ----- July 15th-19th ------ Music, Art & Dance..... Chris and Kate
Camp G ----- July 22nd-26th ----- Art & Yoga ......Amy and Rainey
Camp H ----- July 29-Aug 2nd ----Art & Music..CANCELED
Camp I ------Aug 5th-Aug 9th ---- Art & Music Vanessa and Chris
Kelly Mansfield is an artist & art educator, working with children of all ages, & mentoring art teachers, for 20 yrs. She teaches at St. Mary's Academy. Her passion is in unleashing the deep awareness children have. She is a member of the National Art Education Association, as well as board member for ArtSource CO, a professional development wing of CAEA. She has a Masters in Fine Arts from Regis University w/ an emphasis in sensory experiences. She is a member of NEXT Gallery in the 40 West Arts District.
Jennifer Wiltse has been a bilingual teacher for over 20 years. She uses song, drama, literature and movement to teach Spanish. She continues to study language acquisition theory and effective modalities for language instruction. She holds a Masters in Education with an emphases on Bilingual/Biculturanl Education and has a current Colorado Professional Teacher's Liscense. She currently teaches at Valdez Elementary school in NW Denver.
Katy Irvin has been teaching since 2004 and currently teaches at The Studio School in Adams 12 Schools. Katy has developed a philosophy that aims to support a child’s innate sense of creativity, balanced with ideas and techniques to develop artistic skills. Her goal is to engage children in , fun, creative experiences. She has a Masters in Art Education with an emphases in Exceptional Learners.
Anya Thomson is the former owner and director of The Music Train, LLC which once offered classes, lesson, concerts for families and kids. She built a curriculum for young children that taught the fundamentals of music through play based and experiential learning. She is a professional singer/musician and has been performing for 20 years in various groups, including Jazz, Blues, Sacred and Secular Choral, Rock, R&B, Folk and Country/Bluegrass. She currently teaches pre-school music enrichment.
Chris is an experienced music educator in DPS. He has 12 years of experience working with young children composting, and performing music.
Rainey is a Kids Yoga Teacher, an Outlaw Yoga Teacher and a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Denver, & has a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations from Oklahoma University. She teaches kids & adults to honor joyful and childlike behavior in order to reduce stress, prolong good health, and spread peace.
Amy Berlin has been teaching art to people of all ages since 2007, specializing in and now concentrating on providing creative experiences to early-learners and their guardians or caregivers. Her philosophy of art teaching fully embraces Process Art, where the experiences had and discoveries made are the most important and celebrated products - of course, there are usually very beautiful and artfully tangible products that come as a result of these! She is a part-time, stay-at-home-mom to two young boys, an active member in their school communities, and enjoys encouraging and fostering a love of nature, the arts, and community with them at home.