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Organization Participation Study

STEPS asked SCFD staff to combine data submitted by all SCFD funded organizations relating to service of SCFD District schools. Click here to review the output report. 


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The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (SCC) is a non-profit organization comprised of members of Tier II and Tier I funded by the SCFD.

MISSION: The SCC empowers scientific and cultural organizations through collaboration and capacity-building for the benefit of the public.

VISION: Together we will be leaders in advocacy, collaborators on opportunities and challenges in our fields, and providers of access to rich artistic, scientific and cultural opportunities for all members of our community. 

Since 1994, the SCC members have worked together by investing a portion of their SCFD awards into joint education and public awareness ventures. In essence: "to do things together that we could not do alone” through collaboration, regional service, and accessibility. See www.SCCollaborative for membership details.

Tier III organizations may pay to opt-in for specific services including the SCC Joint Database and Premium listings on for educational outreach.

All SCFD organizations are welcome to participate in our SCC Roundtable Meetings of professional development, networking, collaboration, support, resource sharing and fellowship for staff or lead volunteers in: Visitor Services, Education, Development, Marketing, and Volunteerism. See for meeting details.  

For More Information, Contact:
Jannett Matusiak, Director



Funded Programs
*All programs and funding are subject to approval by the SCFD Board.

 scc logo helps educators and parents to discover workshops, assemblies, field trips, and professional teacher training from more than 30 arts, culture and science organizations in the Denver-Metro area. Organizations can list their programs for free and teachers/parents can use filtered searches at no cost.  

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 The Alliance Project: Public schools in each of the seven counties are selected by application for a one-year residency that provides curriculum-based programming at the teachers’ request. The SCC Director works with a team of interdisciplinary teachers who suggest programs to supplement their curriculum. The unique nature of the Alliance Project allows teacher teams to request tailor-made workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and field trips. Buses, subs, evaluation tools, and study guides are provided to these schools.  See for applications due each April.

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The Joint Database: Open to non-profit cultural organizations statewide, the Joint Database is maintained professionally by The Results Group. The cloud-based service offers the opportunity to efficiently maintain organization’s contact information, subscribers, single ticket buyers, volunteers, members and donors including four NCOA cleansings. Using a cloud system, organizations may request an exchange for mailings. Currently, over 1.4 million unique names are included as of December 2018 from culturals across the Front Range.

The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative education programs have been recognized by the National Arts Education Partnership and the CO Art Educators Association as model programs in collaboration. The SCC Joint Database was one of the first in the nation to provide multiple organizations of diverse missions the ability to maintain and exchange contact information. Service to the SCFD in areas of support, advocacy, and re-authorization endeavors remain at the core of the SCC. Please contact us for more information. or email


2019 Summer Camps

Below is a list of summer camps provided by SCFD Funded organizations.

List provided by Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (SCC) email:

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003

Offering Summer Camps for kids ages 3-18. 2019 Summer Camp session runs June 3rd-August 9th.Limited Scholarships available.

Contact: Teresa Cirrincione, Assistant Education Director and Summer Camps Director


Bluff Lake Nature Center

3400 Havana Way, Denver, CO 80238

Offers elementary and middle school summer camps.

Contact: Maggie Willden

Director of Operations

Scholarship assistance may be available for those that qualify 

City of Aurora

Offering summer camps in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Art.

Summer Camp Registration:


Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites

15051 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012

Offering summer camps for ages 8-11.

Contact: Jessica Lira  303.739.6663 

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

14500 Lark Bunting Ln, Brighton, CO 80603

Overnight Camp for ages 12-17, Day Camp for ages 4-17. Scholarships available.

Contact: Stacey Monahan

Camp and Family Programs Coordinator

303-659-4348 x18.  

Butterfly Pavilion

6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Contact: Marissa Copan

Community Programs Manager, 720-974-1877 

Colorado Ballet

1075 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204

Summer camp Ages 3-9; June – August

Contact: Academy

Phone: 303-339-1623 

Colorado Children’s Chorale

Summer camp held at Calvary Baptist Church

6500 East Girard Ave.

Denver, CO 80222

Make ‘Em Laugh Music and Drama Camp – July 22-26, 2019

Ages 7-11

Contact: Emily Crile

Associate Conductor


Colorado Mountain Club

710 10th St., Suite 200

Golden, CO 80401

The CMC Youth Education Program inspires future generations of mountaineers. Start your journey this summer: make friends, challenge yourself and explore Colorado. Day camps, climbing camps, and teen overnight trips are offered June, July, and August. 

For ages 9-18. Need and merit-based scholarships are available.

Contact: Doug Maiwurm

Youth Education Program Manager


Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts

200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO 80026

The Center for Musical Arts has summer camps and classes. 2019 summer session runs June 10-Aug. 10, with lessons, camps and classes for all ages. 


Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock St.

Denver, CO 80204

Teen Summer Workshops (Ages 12-18) between June and August.

Partial scholarships and cameras available for those who are interested.

Contact: 303-837-1341 

Curious Theatre Company

1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO 80204

Contact: Dee Covington

Education Director


Denver Audubon Society

@Colorado Academy

3800 South Pierce St.

Denver, CO 80235

Nature day camps get up close with wildlife with trail and river exploration, hands on investigations, and visits with live animals at the Audubon Center! June and July camps are in partnership with Colorado Academy Summer Programs, an accredited camp, who will provide registration, transportation, and lunch. For ages 6-13.

Contact: Suzy Hiskey

Nature Educator


Denver Botanic Gardens

Main Gardens: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Chatfield Farms: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128

Summer camps at both the main York St location and at Chatfield Farms for ages 6-12.

Contact: Camp Director 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204

Full day 1-week and 2-week sessions for PreK – High School, June 3-Aug 2

Contact: Melissa Sumner



Denver Film Society

Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Offering Young Filmmakers Workshops for students aged 12 to 18. Two-week courses on filmmaking run June 10th through August 2nd.

Contact: Hannah Wold, Program Administrator,

Scholarships Available 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205



Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Offers summer, spring and fall mini-camps.



Scholarship assistance may be available for those that qualify. 

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465

Summer programs for ages 6-13

Contact: Erin LaCount

Education Programs Manager

Camp Director
303-697-3466 x 101

Golden History Museum & Park

 923 10th St, Golden, CO 80401

Offers 8 weeks of a summer program, Hands-on History.


(303) 278-3557 

Growing Gardens - Children's Peace Garden Summer Camps

1630 Hawthorn Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304

Summer Camps, Garden Club, and School Day Off Classes on our urban farm for children ages 5-11.

Contact: Claire Lochridge,

Administrative Assistant

Financial aid may be available for those that qualify 

City of Lakewood, Heritage, Culture, & Arts


Arts and history summer camps from early June-early August

History Contact: Samantha Striefer

Museum Program Specialist


Arts Contact: Nathalie Renfroe

Cultural Programs Coordinator, Lakewood Cultural Center 303.987.7877 

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

1515 Race St.

Denver, CO 80206

Lighthouse's Young Writers Camps are led by published and award-winning writers, and each workshop is designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing in young writers aged 8 to 18. Summer Camps; June 25-August 17.

Scholarships available.

Contact: Kim O’Connor: 

Parker Arts (The PACE Center)

20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138

Summer camps from June 10 – August 2.

Contact: Parker Arts Education


Swallow Hill Music

71 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Make it a musical summer! Camps for kids ages 6-18 at our Yale and Lowry locations

Financial Assistance Available

Brennalynn Flaherty

Contact: 303-643-5804 

The Urban Farm

10200 Smith Rd. Denver CO 80239

Offers half-day and full-day summer camps.

Contact: Mike Nicks

Executive Director


Scholarship assistance may be available for those that qualify 

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Camps

Camp dates from May 27th-Aug 2.

Ages 7-12 and high school camps. Scholarships available

Contact: Carissa Kepner, Education Programs Coordinator