Camp DEN

A Camp for All Ages!

Waiting for your flight at DEN? Fret not for Camp DEN is here!

Here are some activities to get your creative juices flowing:

Build Your Own DEN Tents

The DEN tents echo the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and Native American teepees. Make your own version of the DEN tents! Get out the construction paper – or any paper for that matter. Use popsicle sticks, paperclips and other arts and craft materials you have around the house to create your own DEN tents. Let your creativity fly!

DEN Tents


Color Me DEN

Whether you’re at home alone or taking care of your kiddos, we want to tap into your creative juices. Print out one (or both!) of these pages from the DEN coloring book and make it your own masterpiece. (Click on the images below for a full-sized version you can print and color!)

How Far Can You Fly?

Grab a piece of scrap paper and get to folding. Create your own DEN-designed paper airplane and let’s see how far it can fly. Looking for inspiration? Check out these paper aircraft templates and find one that works for you.

Paper Airplane

Airport Alphabet

Welcome to Aviation Academy! Today, we will be teaching the phonetic alphabet for aviation. This is the alphabet used by pilots, air traffic controllers, and the military, among others, to correctly issue instructions.

Repeat after us:

Now, test your skills:

  • Can you make up a song to remember the phonetic alphabet?
  • Write your name, the name of your school and the name of your favorite airport using the phonetic alphabet.
  • Which letter do these clues refer to:
    • I am a dance: 
    • I am a month:
    • I am an award an actor can win: 
    • I am your father:
    • I am the repeat of your voice:

Just Plane Funny

Laughter is the best medicine, especially when everything feels a little different. Whether you're using sidewalk chalk to decorate your driveway with lighthearted messages or better yet, telling a joke, a little laughter can go a long way! 

Here are a handful of jokes to spread some cheer:

  • Why is Peter Pan always flying? Because he can never, never land.
  • I put my phone in airplane mode but it wouldn’t fly!
  • Why did the students study in the airplane? They wanted higher grades.
  • What kind of chocolate do they sell at the airport? Plane chocolate.
  • What travels around the world but stays in one corner? A stamp.
  • What do you call a space pilot who lives dangerously? Han YOLO.
  • What do you get when you cross an airplane with a magician? A flying sorcerer.


Play solo or with the whole family! Print out the adult and/or kids BINGO card see how fast you can get BINGO! Get five in a row, a blackout or make an X to win! (Click on the images below for a full-sized version you can print.)


Crossword Puzzles

Try out two DEN-themed crossword puzzles. Solve the clues and fill the squares with your best guess!

Click on the images below to see them larger!

Virtual DEN

We’re bringing DEN to you! Take a tour of the My Colorado exhibit or virtually visit a CATS member.

Click-tap on the image to see a video about the picture!

Click-tap on the image to see a video about the picture!