Prices & Registration


Summer Camp 2020 COVID-19 Updates

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Full-Day Camp (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.):  $315
   *$295 for Best of Bluff Lake camp weeks in August

Half-Day Camp (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.):  $250

Pre-Camp Care (7:30 to 9 a.m.):  $75

Post-Camp Care (3 to 5 p.m.):  $100
   *$20 late fee if you pick your child up after 5:15 p.m.

Both Pre- and Post-Camp Care:  $150

Scholarship Program: Application information below


Multi-Session Discount: Register for two or more weeks of camp (either for the same child or for additional siblings) and receive $20 off!

Best of Bluff Lake Discount: sign up for either of the last two weeks of camp, August 3-7 or August 10-14, and receive $20 off!


Our Carl Wells Summer Camp Scholarship Fund is offered to families who are unable to pay for Summer Camp. The fund will cover 100% of the cost for 2 children per week (Junior Naturalists qualify as well). Please fill out an application HERE to request a scholarship eligible for one week of camp. You may fill out a max of 2 applications for  2 children (one application per child).

Once completed and approved, your application will be included in a lottery. We have decided to change to a lottery system this year in order to reach more people and account for the influx in need. Applicants that applied for 2 children will be submitted in to the lottery ONCE as a family. If chosen, both children receive the scholarship. The lottery will take place in early March (already completed). You will then be notified of your status and given instructions on how to register if you are a lottery winner.

A second lottery may be offered later in the Spring for new applicants and those who were not chosen based on donations and funding. Please contact with any questions you may have.

Carl Wells played an important role in getting BLNC on its feet and keeping it there through his work as a longtime volunteer educator, Saturday birding guide, Board member and treasurer, and steward of its 123-acres. Bluff Lake’s mission is to make nature accessible to everyone, something Carl was very committed too, and this scholarship fund aims to make sure every kid has the chance to experience a week of summer camp at Bluff Lake.


During the first 8 weeks of camp, we offer extended care hours both before camp (7:30 – 9 a.m.) and after camp (3  – 5 p.m.). Visit the camp schedule to see the available weeks.

Pre- and post-camp care will take place at Isabella Bird Community School (2701 Lima St., Denver CO 80238), just a few blocks from Bluff Lake. Campers and staff will walk together over to Bluff Lake in the morning and back in the afternoon. Campers can be dropped off and picked up at Isabella Bird any time during the pre- and post-camp periods.

Extended care is purchased in weekly bundles ($75 for pre-camp care, $100 for post-camp care, or $150 for both). Please note that a $20 late fee will be charged for pickup after 5:15 p.m. There must be a minimum of 4 campers registered for any given week of pre- or post-camp care, or it will be cancelled.


Because our programs require intensive staff preparation and often fill early, we have developed the following cancellation and refund policy:

  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel by April 30th
  • You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel by May 31st
  • NO refunds will be given for cancellations after June 1st
  • NO refunds will be given for failure to submit full payment by June 1st
  • NO refunds will be given for failure to submit required medical forms, etc., and your child will not be allowed to attend camp until they are submitted
  • You may switch to a different week of camp (if spots are still available) for no fee, at any time before your camp starts. Contact to find out which weeks still have openings and request your switch.


You MUST have all your forms in before your child starts camp, or your child will NOT be allowed to attend. This includes all waivers, immunization records, medication authorization forms, necessary medical forms for asthma, allergies, etc., and sunscreen authorizations. No refunds will be given for failure to provide the required forms. This paperwork is necessary in order to comply with our licensing. We are not willing to jeopardize our license and the programming we bring to hundreds of children. Therefore, no excuses regarding missing forms will be accepted.