Summer Camps in Colorado

Don’t Get Better than our Summer Quests

No kids camp in Boulder or Denver can compare to our fun youth programs like Adventure Quest, Star Quest, Quest & Quill, and Heroes Academy

Our award-winning experiential education programs develop teamwork, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and other 21st century skills.

Voted Best Summer Camp in Colorado

Voted “Best Summer Camp” two years in a row (Yellow Scene’s Best of the West Award), “Top Five Summer Camps” (Colorado Parent’s Family Favorites Award), and numerous mentions from newspapers, educators, and of course, parents and kids, it’s no wonder why we have been a favorite since 1995.

Best. Camp. Ever. Provides a safe, carefree, playful environment and loads of creativity and imagination – which should be the realm of all kids, especially during the summer! The Quest Leaders are fantastic. In my kids’ words, their leader was “amazingly, absolutely, positively, magically awesome!” RA has been their favorite summer camp, hands down, for 4 or 5 years now.
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Discover what makes Adventure Quest the Best

In our video, founder Mark Hoge talks about the Adventure Quest experience, and how it can help empower kids to overcome their fears, develop confidence and compassion, and learn important life lessons through creative play.

Renaissance Adventures is a wonderful, unique experience.  As a teacher I really appreciate all that the kids learn while having so much fun. As a parent I love the staff and how caring and concerned they are for the kids.

Jeff Hamilton, P.E. and Acting Teacher, September School

Youth Programs for Boys and Girls Ages 6-18

Children who love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Frozen, Minecraft, and other popular fantasy and sci-fi worlds love our programs because they can become a wizard, a knight, a princess, a shapeshifter, a jedi, or anything they’re excited about, and become the heroes of an adventure like the ones they read about and watch.

Be the hero of a mythic quest with dynamic stories, battles, riddles, maps and more! 
Adventure Quest

Star Quest, a Science Fiction Camp for kids 10+

Intrepid sci-fi adventures in space in this live-action roleplaying experience!
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Craft exciting tales with Adventure Quest interwoven with creative writing projects!
Quest & Quill

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Quests Every Week of the Summer

 Instead of a summer camp with the same old sports, activities, and camp songs, we offer a an active outdoor program that’s more fun than video games and more memorable than theme parks, with a lasting educational value. Our summer day quests are a week-long experience that is fun and extraordinary. Each week is a different quest with its own plot, theme, and challenges. Many kids return week after week every summer.

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A World as Large as Your Child’s Imagination

Behind the curtain of our youth programs is an educational model that teaches valuable life lessons and fosters a sense of wonder.

Story

Storytelling is not a lost art! In Adventure Quest, the children become the heroes of an interactive story. By acting out their characters, they bring the story to life and their actions change its outcome.

Imagination

Imagination is not a forgotten skill! Play any race you can think of. Attempt any feat you would like to do. Questers get to explore the vast world of Thael and interact with it as their character.

Diversity

There is wonder in the ancient and the innovative alike! The game world of Thael is incredibly diverse, crafted as a fantasy analog of Earth’s cultures, historical epochs, and mythology. The game’s magic system draws from myriad philosophies of magic in popular culture and ancient myth.

Experiential Learning

Adventure Quest naturally develops critical thinking and decision making skills, but even “core subjects” like mathematics, history, finances, language arts, and others can be taught within the context of the quest’s challenges.

Teamwork & Individual Expression

No one can accomplish the quest’s goals by themselves. It requires teamwork. Yet it is not merely the sum of all the members together that create success. Rather, it is each participant’s unique strengths that make them so critical to the success of the group.

Responsible Empowerment

The participants are the heroes, and with it comes great power. This is exciting and empowering! Within the world of the imagination, participants make decisions – and mistakes – in an environment that is responsive and yet safe. Consequences matter in the game, and the players naturally learn responsibility even as they are empowered.

A Tool for Growth

Adventure Quest is so fun, and acts as such a great tool for experiential learning, that parents, teachers, and other educators can use in-game benefits as a reward for such things as academic improvement, completion of chores, other countless other responsibilities.

Time-Tested

More than 3,500 children and teens have attended our Adventure Quest programs, in over 100,000 cumulative hours of questing. We have been running birthday parties, after schools programs, and summer quests for kids in Colorado since 1995.

Perfect for children and teens from 6-17

Over the years we have refined, improved, and perfected our Adventure Quest game, so that it is simple enough that a 6-year-old can play, and with enough possibilities that a 16-year-old who has Quested every week of the summer for 10 years still finds new experiences and challenges.

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Fun Birthday Parties for Kids of All Ages

Let Renaissance Adventures join your party or event to lead a variety of creative and unique parties for ages 6 – adult. Most activities can be customized to a particular theme or set of challenges, such as allowing the participants to be warriors and wizards, ninjas and samurai, Norse or Greek legends, medieval knights in Charlemagne’s court, or even characters from a favorite book or movie series.

My son had the most wonderful time at his birthday party. Thank you for making it so magical. You could tell by the huge smiles on the children’s faces that everyone had a blast. It was the best birthday party we’ve ever had. My only concern is how to top this next year!

Stephanie Clarke, parent
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Enriching Alternatives to Childcare,
and More Fun than Movies or Video Games!

In Adventure Quest, the puzzles and mysteries, moral dilemmas, and other challenges of the quest are regarded with creative imagination as playful opportunities for experiential learning.

Experiential Education Outcomes

Our programs offer an unforgettable experience, fun in every way, and an incredible tool to develop 21st century skills:

Teamwork

Challenges within the story are often daunting, and the group is only successful when they can work together as a team, utilizing the strengths of each individual.

Social Development

Motivations of characters within each story are complex, and when the participants interact with these personalities in a genuine way, they come to understand how to communicate in a positive way.

Conflict Resolution

Students are often presented with scenarios of conflict that can only be resolved when an agreement can be made, whether it be between two great nations or a household of bickering siblings.

Imagination & Creativity

Through an interactive story, with scenes and monsters and realms described by a brilliant storyteller, the stage is set for creative expression and imaginative exploration—some of their greatest strengths.

Critical thinking

Students develop and practice critical thinking and problem solving skills throughout their mythic adventure. For instance, when the plot or characters of the story take an unexpected turn, participants must puzzle through a solution that is not readily obvious.

Responsible empowerment

Roleplaying games offer the participant the ability to choose their actions in a safe environment; when a goal is reached and a challenge overcome by the participants’ actions, it allows the children to realize that they can overcome other situations in their own lives.

Skills education & training

Within the quest, the leaders have an opportunity to teach skills that would help the kids succeed in their adventures. Mathematics helps one group pass through a trapped corridor filled with a number pattern; cryptograms on a pirate’s map test the kids in their language abilities; making a wilderness shelter teaches survival…

Client Testimonials: We Love our Clients, And They Love Us.

See what some of the 3,500+ satisfied parents and educators are saying about our programs:

“My son loves your camps!

I asked, if you could go to all of the Disney parks or to Renaissance Adventures this summer, which would you choose? He said, “Renaissance Adventures!” – Mr. Alipour-fard, parent

It’s really impressive how they teach the kids by solving riddles and working together as a team in their mythical quests. Rachel’s favorite activity was sword fighting, especially with a purple sword.

Glenndel Prochnow, Parent & Owner, MileHighMom.com

Renaissance Adventures is a wonderful unique experience. As a teacher I really appreciate all that the children learn while having so much fun. As a parent I love the staff and how caring and concerned they are for the children.

Jeff Hamilton, P.E. and Acting Teacher, September School, Boulder, Colorado

Incredibly creative staff who introduce serendipity into every quest, perpetuating the sense of magic for those children and adults who are on the verge of losing it.

Ellen Greenhouse, psychologist

We at Horizons have been greatly impressed with the programs offered by Renaissance Adventures. Their talent to inspire creative imaginative play blended with their ability to physically interact with our students in a fun, safe and nurturing manner has made the classes very popular with the students in our school. I highly recommend their program and have found the staff to be very positive role models for our students.

Kim Hanson, Community Liaison, Horizons School, Boulder, Colorado
Renaissance Adventures has been a replacement for the Boy Scouts for us. It is geared for the 90’s child – a counterpoint to our hi-tech environment. It is a way for our son to learn teamwork and outdoorsman skills in an imaginative, enchanting way. It’s like having a nintendo adventure game experience offscreen in real time! Thanks for providing this fine opportunity.
Donna, Parent

We were beyond thrilled with our experience with Renaissance Adventures! The staff worked closely with us to tailor their many offerings to our unique‎ group of children, and proved to be impressively adept at shifting gears throughout each session, in response to our group’s many needs. The parents and children found their events to be a breath of fresh air… outrageously fun, as well as mentally and physically stimulating (while also very safe, which was of paramount importance to us).

If you’re considering something very special for your next event, look no further. Treat yourself with Renaissance Adventures! This is a gem of a company with a heart of gold and a passion for delivering quality programs that are unlike any other.

Ginamarie Showalter, Profoundly Gifted Retreat

How we keep our quality high

Children's camp in Boulder, CO

We strive to bring you the best youth programs that can be found, tailored to the unique strengths and interests of your child. We have a customer satisfaction guarantee and thousands of repeat clients. Here are a few of the features that keep our standards high.

  • Small groups of six children per Quest Leader support close relationships and a meaningful experience

  • A new quest every time, customized by the students’ interests

  • Challenges develop physical, social, and mental skills. Challenges are tailored to match participant’s skill level and areas of growth.

  • Students are grouped by age, experience, and interest for best fit, when possible

  • Each program is customized based on the interests, skills, and needs of the participants

  • A rigorous five-hour application process allows us to successfully hire exceptional people.

  • A 70+ hour training seminar gives our staff the additional skills they need to lead this unique and exciting program

  • We believe that physical and emotional safety are equally important, and are the highest priority. Quest Leaders act swiftly and compassionately to uphold physical and emotional safety

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