Schedule & Themes

2021 SCHEDULE & THEMES

 

WeekDatesThemePre/Post
1June 7-11Colorado WildlifeYes
2June 14-18Outdoor SurvivalYes
3June 21-25Wild WestYes
4June 28 – Jul 2Mad ScienceYes
NO CAMPJuly 5-9NO CAMPNO CAMP
5July 12-16Colorado WildlifeYes
6July 19-23Outdoor SurvivalYes
7July 26-30Wild WestYes
8August 2-6Mad ScienceYes
9August 9-13Best of Bluff LakeNo
10August 16-19Best of Bluff LakeNo

*If a camp week is full, please complete your registration to be added to the waitlist. Quite a few campers from the waitlist are typically able to get a spot as summer approaches.*

Colorado Wildlife (Ages 5-6 and 7-12) *NEW THIS YEAR*
Explore the many wild animals and plants that call Colorado home! Search for frogs, insects, animal signs, birds, and flowers during scavenger-hunt hikes and creek exploration. Encounter live animal visitors up close. Enjoy nature-inspired games and art, including animal track molds, prints, and leaf rubbings.

Outdoor Survival (Ages 5-6 and 7-12) *NEW THIS YEAR*
Gain confidence in exploring and enjoying the natural world! Nature hikes and games will let you practice outdoor preparedness, using binoculars, navigation, shelter-building, and signaling. Art projects will include para-cord survival bracelets and topographic map sculptures. Creek exploration is also included!

Wild West (Ages 5-6 and 7-12)
Follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and first settlers as you journey through Colorado’s exciting history. Enjoy live animal encounters, lasso lessons, panning for “gold,” Native American storytelling, cowboy and rancher-themed games and activities, nature hikes, creek exploration, and arts & crafts!

Mad Science (Ages 5-6 and 7-12)
Practice your field science and eco-engineering through naturalist observations and artwork, live animal encounters, outdoor experiments, ecosystem expeditions, and creek exploration. Challenge yourself to design and build boats, bridges, animal habitats, and solar ovens (for s’mores)!

Best of Bluff Lake (Ages 5-6 and 7-12)
Have a week full of wild adventures, each chosen from across the summer based on campers’ favorite games, activities, and crafts! Monday will be favorites from Colorado Wildlife, Tuesday from Outdoor Survival, Wednesday from Wild West, Thursday from Mad Science, and Friday will be campers’ choice. You are sure to enjoy a wide variety of hikes, artwork, live animal encounters, and creek exploration.

Junior Counselor Program (Ages 13-17)
This popular program has now been extended for teens up through age 17! Assist counselors with daily activities as you gain experience, practice leadership and outdoor skills, bond with kids and other Junior Counselors, and have a great time! Camp fees are discounted due to the valuable help they provide. Learn more about this fun and rewarding program HERE.

What Does a Day in the Life of Your Camper Look Like at Bluff Lake?

Each week of camp will be unique depending on the selected theme. However, each week is filled with activities, crafts, games, running, laughing, building, experimenting, and learning. Below is a sample schedule from a day at camp:

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