Summer Opportunities for Teens: Learning Leadership Skills Can Be Fun!

Summer Opportunities for Teens

If you have a young adult in your family, you know that it can be hard to find meaningful summer opportunities for teens. They often feel like they have outgrown camp but aren’t ready to find a summer job. Or, they are ready for more responsibility and are looking for valuable experiences to share during college interviews and skills to take with them as they head out into the world.

Program Goals

At Renaissance Adventures, our summer opportunities for teens look a little different than leadership programs at other camps. Our goal is to help young adults discover more about themselves, practice independence, learn how to work together as a team, and have a lot of fun while they are at it. “Knights Teen Leaders” are […]


Celebrating Renaissance Adventures’ 30th Summer!

Celebrating Renaissance Adventures' 30th Summer!


If you’ve ever watched kids soft sword dueling at the Boulder Creek Festival or at a park in the greater Boulder and Denver Metro area, you’ve likely gotten a glimpse of what Renaissance Adventures looks like in action.

For 30 years now, Renaissance Adventures has been providing Colorado children and teens opportunities to come together at their Boulder and Denver summer camps to engage in interactive, live-action, role-playing journeys of discovery, creativity, and responsible empowerment—all while practicing social/emotional skills and having an incredibly fun time.

Particularly well known for its flagship Adventure Quest program, filled with fun and dynamic quests, children and teens become heroes, working together in a mythical and magical world to overcome interesting challenges, solve riddles, brainstorm unique solutions to puzzling dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes. Unique in their small group size of about six […]

February 9th, 2024|

Denver Summer Camps with Renaissance Adventures

Join us for our Denver Summer Camps this summer! Renaissance Adventures offers Adventure Quest camps for kids and teens at The Denver Waldorf School and Berkeley Lake Park.  Creative children who love fantasy, mental challenges, theatre, role-playing, and having lots of fun will love this program.  Send your brave hero on an adventure unlike any other!

 In Adventure Quest™, the children and teens become the heroes of an incredibly fun and dynamic quest, working together in a mythical and magical world to overcome interesting challenges, solve mystifying riddles, brainstorm unique solutions to puzzling dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes.  Participants choose mythic archetypes and powers and band together as a team to defend their village, solve a perplexing mystery, or negotiate a peace treaty. In small groups of about six children, everyone gets a chance to shine and be the hero of a mythic quest! Join us for our Denver summer camps […]

January 1st, 2024|

Social and Emotional Learning in Adventure Quest Camps


Since 1995, the vision of Renaissance Adventures has been to provide experiential education through live-action roleplaying games.  Renaissance Adventures and the Adventure Quest camps and classes develop the “whole child”, including a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is naturally integrated within the context of Adventure Quest programs. As the students participate as heroes within a mythical and magical story, they confront challenges as a team. Not only does working together as a team employ SEL opportunities, but many of the plot points themselves are planned to develop the participants’ social skills. In fact, every Adventure Quest storyline is written with challenges that are intentionally designed to engage the whole child. 

 Quest Outcomes Supporting SEL Include:

  • Self-Awareness: Questers communicate and evaluate the heroes’ goals, strengths, and vulnerabilities.
  • Responsible Decision-Making: Participants must agree upon […]

Young Camper Policy

We sometimes can accept campers whose age falls below the minimum required age.  We ask a few questions to determine whether adding a younger child to the roster will be a success:

  1. Is the child relatively close in age to the minimum age?
  2. Do we have or expect to have other children attending that at the youngest end of the age bracket and do we still have room in our youngest groups?
  3. Has your child attended other programs of similar length? ( ex. if they are 5 years old and have never attended an 8-hour long day, they may not be ready to successfully participate in such a long program)
  4.  Are the parents willing to pull their child mid-session if their child is struggling in a way that is taking away from the experience of the rest of the group?

Young Camper policy:  If we can answer yes to the above questions, […]

January 24th, 2023|

Partner Schools

Spotlight on Unique Boulder County Schools!

Are you aware of these excellent unique private schools in Boulder County?


The Boulder Sudbury School – Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed Education and Democratic Education sets the Boulder Sudbury School apart from other schools. Some features include autonomy, mixed ages, free-range learning, gradeless systems, and highly social aspects of human experience, such as play.  3-minute video on Self-Directed Education

The Mackintosh Academy – International Baccalaureate Program for the Gifted Child

Macintosh Academy offers an inquiry-based International Baccalaureate Program designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented learners. They’ve navigated the pandemic peerlessly and we love leading Adventure Quest and Dungeon Delver programs on their large 23-acre campus! 


The Friends School – Head, Hand, and Heart

Dear to RA Director’s heart, because Friends was the first school he started leading AQ […]

August 25th, 2022|
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