Our Story

About Us

Rocky Mountain Day Camp was born in 2008 when David and Holly Hansburg’s first child, Paxton, was old enough to go to summer camp.

The Hansburgs explored options available in Boulder County and were surprised to see how limited they were. Many summer options in the Boulder area were specialty camps where the focus was on one activity all day. Other camps had many children of differing ages grouped together in daily activities. The Hansburgs felt like there must be a better way. They drew from over 25 combined years of camp experiences and memories to create Rocky Mountain Day Camp.

Rocky Mountain Day Camp is a family run locally owned camp. The magic and memories that are created here touch the lives of families across Colorado and beyond. Our campers build self-esteem, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

Our Mission

At Rocky Mountain Day Camp we build confident, happy, well rounded children.

We provide a wide range of age appropriate activities that are fun and challenging. Our campers participate in a variety of daily activities with a staff of role models and mentors who are experts in their craft. Campers at RMDC form new friendships in a safe, supportive, and spirited community. At RMDC children build self-esteem and create memories that last a lifetime. Campers at Rocky Mountain Day Camp hone the skills they already possess as well as learn new skills in activities only offered at Rocky Mountain Day Camp.

Rocky Mountain Day Camp is Boulder County’s first and only traditional summer day camp for children ages 4*-15.

*Rocky Mountain Day Camp welcomes children who will be 5 years old by October 15, 2020.

Giving Back

Rocky Mountain Day Camp believes it is important to give back to the community around us.

The following is a list of organizations and schools we are proud to have donated to or sponsored:

Dawson School

Horizons K-8

Lafayette Elementary School

Eldorado K-8

Superior Elementary School

Coal Creek Elementary School

Douglass Elementary School

Broomfield Academy

CU Athletics

March of Dimes

JCC Boulder

Parenting Place

Jarrow Montessori School - Boulder

Children's Miracle Network

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School - Niwot

Town of Superior Adopt-A-Road Program

University of Colorado Chip's Kids Club

Rocky Mountain Day Camp is a full time job.

The leadership team works on Rocky Mountain Day Camp year-round. This allows them to hire the most qualified staff, create the most diverse program, and focus on providing your child with an amazing summer experience unlike any other camp.

David Hansburg

David began his summer camp experience as a five year old camper at North Shore Day Camp in Glen Cove, New York.

As he grew older he spent his summers on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at Camp Alton in New Hampshire. David moved from camper to counselor and ultimately became the Athletic Director at Camp Alton. Some of his best friends today are the people he met at Camp Alton as a child. David attended Amherst College, played collegiate football and lacrosse, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in history. His love for education led him to Northwestern University where he received a Master’s Degree in higher education Administration. David taught history and physical education at Dwight Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey.

He received recognition as the youngest high school head football coach in New Jersey and decided to explore the exciting world of college athletics. David began coaching football at Northwestern University and was honored to be a part of their back-to-back Big Ten football championship teams. Coaching in the Rose Bowl was a dream come true. David has spent over two decades working in college athletics He has also served as camp director at Northwestern University, University of Idaho and the University of Colorado-Boulder. David brings over twenty years of camp experience to Rocky Mountain Day Camp. David spent three years as Director of Athletics at Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, and is currently the Director of Athletics at Colorado School of Mines in Golden

Holly Hansburg

Holly is a lifelong educator who began her career teaching piano lessons to neighborhood children when she was 10 years old.

Growing up, Holly spent all of her summers at camp, first as a camper, and then as a counselor at the local day camp in Skokie, Illinois. Her love of teaching and passion for children brought her to a career in education.

Holly received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University and her Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University in Chicago. She taught elementary education for many years at Dewey Elementary School in Evanston as well as Superior Elementary. Holly also taught language and literacy classes in the Education Department at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Holly currently teaches second grade at Louisville Elementary School in Louisville. Holly loves to bake and her famous chocolate chip cookies are a sought after commodity at camp. Her favorite role is being a mom to Paxton, Zoe and Quincy.

Tyler Fravel

Tyler has over twenty years experience as a camper, counselor and director.

He was born in Wooster, Ohio and soon moved with his family to Boxford, Massachusetts where he spent the majority of his childhood. A love of nature and the great outdoors brought Tyler to Colorado where he graduated from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. In 2008, Tyler found himself in Colorado for the summer and in need of a summer job. Unbeknownst to him at the time he would soon become a pivotal force in the magic of RMDC.

Tyler has been with Rocky Mountain Day Camp since the first day camp opened in June 2008 and is the founding father of the Hoppin’ Roos. Tyler began his position as Assistant Director of RMDC in 2010. In 2012 Tyler hired, managed and directed RMDC Boulder. Tyler currently is the beloved director of RMDC Superior. He manages all of the off season events including: CU Buffs Chip’s Kids Club, birthday parties, corporate and school events. Tyler met his wife Molly at Rocky Mountain Day Camp in 2010 (she was a Buzzin’ Bees counselor) and they were married in Vail in 2017 with many RMDC families in attendance! Tyler loves playing golf, cheering on the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and of course working with children!

Locations

Boulder, CO

Centennial Middle School
2205 Norwood Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

Superior, CO

Eldorado K-8
3351 S Indiana St
Superior, CO 80027

2021 Dates

Summer

Session 1: June 1 - June 18
Session 2: June 21 - July 2
Session 3: July 6 - July 23
Session 4: July 26 - August 6

*Weekly registration also available June 1 - August 6. Two-week minimum required.

Contact Info

Call

Boulder: (303) 495-5431
Superior: (303) 495-5204

Fax

(303) 482-2764

Email

hello@rockymtndaycamp.com

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