Information About Camp Housing, Meals, Schedules, & More!
There is a residential camp component
option for Sessions Two and Three. Residential students stay at CU Denver's City Heights Residence
Hall. Each student will share a room with a roommate. We will assign roommates by age and gender. Each room has two beds. There is a microwave and laundry facilities in the common spaces. There are three gender-neutral shared bathrooms on each floor. Each bathroom has many private stalls in them to ensure privacy when using the restroom or showering.
Although City Heights Residence Hall provides each camp student with basic sheets, blankets, towels, and a pillow, we strongly recommend all residential campers bring their own linens and blankets that are nicer and more substantial.
Student Coordinator and 5-6 LYNX Leaders will stay at City Heights and
supervise the students during the residential portion of the camp. Our staff provides fun, artistic activities for students on evenings and weekends. We recommend that students bring enough clothes for the entire camp but laundry facilities are available.
Beginning with the 2023 camps, all meals will take place at the City Heights Dining Hall and will be included with the cost of the camps.
Residential students will have all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at City Heights Dining Hall. Commuter Plus students will have lunch and dinner at City Heights Dining Hall. Commuter students will have lunch at City Heights Dining Hall.
The City Heights Dining Hall offers many food options at every meal. There are options for students who are gluten free, vegan, and/or vegetarian. If
your student has severe food allergies or restrictions, please let us
know once the student has been admitted so that we can try to make proper
arrangements. It is possible that we may not be able to accommodate a student with severe food allergies but we'll do our best. Please contact us if you have questions. Students with peanut allergies are required to carry an
EpiPen with them at all times.
Dave Walter, LYNX Camp Director
Dave has been the Director of the LYNX National Arts & Media Camps since 2014. He holds BA in Education from the University of Wyoming and a MS in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. He has extensive
summer program experience having worked with the CLIMB Wyoming Program, the Duke University TIP Program, and the KU Upward Bound Math & Science Center. Prior to taking this position with CU Denver, he worked in student
services at San Jose State University and Stanford University .
Laura Harvey, LYNX Camp Coordinator
Laura has been the Coordinator of the LYNX Arts Camps since 2021. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder. She brings great experience to the LYNX Camps from prior work administering summer camps at the
Denver Art Museum, student services at CU Boulder, and student advising.
Below is a sample of the
weekday schedule for the Session Two and Three programs at the
LYNX Camp. Session One will consist of the 9am- 4:30pm portion. While
each academic program at the LYNX Camp will have unique classes and
schedule, students can expect a daily schedule similar to the outline
8:50am Commuter students arrive
9:00am Morning Classes with periodic breaks
1:00pm Afternoon Classes with period breaks
4:30pm Commuter students depart
6:30pm Evening Program (guest artists, concerts, workshops, etc).
10:00pm Residential student in-room time
10:30pm Residential Lights out
After receiving feedback from previous campers and families, starting for LYNX Camp 2024, we are updating the schedule for the Music Industry Program.
Here is a sample schedule of the Music Industry Program:
9am-9:30am Opening Daily Meeting
9:40am-10:30am Elective 1
10:40am-11:30am Elective 2
12:30pm-2:10pm Ensemble 1
2:20pm-4:00pm Ensemble 2
4:00pm-4:50pm (students must chose one of the four options below)
Free Time at Residence Hall (only applicable to Residential campers)
Private Lessons (students must opt into this for Summer 2024, see below)
Commuter students can leave at 4pm if they do not wish to do any of the above options.
have never heard my daughter talk in a positive way about being in
class. She is still talking about the classes she had. She loved them.
We have looked at many universities and will go back to look at a couple
but (especially after this camp) UC Denver is one of her top
choices." - Parent of a Camper
"My experience was fantastic! I've
learned a lot and made many friends. I left class with a smile every day
and I was eager to return every morning." - Camper
"Thank you for this incredible learning opportunity. The program was well organized with good communication from staff which
gave me (an out of state parent) piece of mind. It truly emulated the
experience of being a Music Industry Student in college and solidified
my daughter's interest in pursuing a career in this field. My daughter
was extremely impressed with the curriculum, the knowledgeable faculty,
and the state of the art facilities. As a Californian, the field trip
to the awe inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheater was a standout experience for
my daughter! The program gave her the time and support to compose and
perform her own original song! Bravo to the planning staff, faculty, and administrators of this phenomenal program. I am recommending this program to others!" - Parent of a Camper
"It was extremely helpful, engaging,
and fun overall. I came back to the camp for the second time this year
expecting the same type of experience, but I am now leaving with so much
more! The camp has been great, and I've truly learned a lot and it's
narrowed down what I want to do for a career." - Camper
"LYNX camp for me was a fantastic
experience. I met other people with similar interests as well as got the
opportunity to dabble in different artistic fields that I never
would've been able to explore without this camp. It’s given me tools to
advance my career in art and I believe I can walk away from LYNX with a
better knowledge of the artistic side of the world that surrounds me."
"Most impressed-our son was on cloud 9 throughout the entire two weeks!" - Parent of a Camper
"Awesome. My student really enjoyed everything. My Daughter said the
camp was great. The Camp was all I expected, I would like to THANK ALL
THE SPONSORS so so much, without people like this who care about the
Arts my daughter would have never experienced something like this. Thank you for
the chance. My daughter would like to get the chance to return next
year. Thank you to the instructors, Lynx leaders, and the people who put
this all together. The kids seemed to bond right off the bat with each
other. Great!" - Parent of a Camper
learned from this camp that music is more than just notes on paper.
Music is beautiful and emotional and passionate and just fun. This
program has inspired me to go home and work my hardest. I've fallen in
love with music all over again, and I am confident that I can do this as
a career." - Camper
think CU Denver really encourages a creative environment among all
musicians. After this program, I see CU Denver as a top notch business
school that is focused on teaching not only about the music industry as
a whole, but our future in the music business." - Camper
2024 Welcome Packets will be emailed out to all campers and families periodically as we get closer to camp sessions starting.
Here are the 2023 LYNX Camp Welcome Packets for reference: