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What is DevCamp?

DevCamp is a free summer camp on web development for teens ages 12-19 offered by the ideaLAB at Denver Public Library. It's a chance to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Over five days, teens learn the basics of front-end web development, work side-by-side with professional web developers, listen to guest speakers, and work in a team to code a website for a client.

Registration for DevCamp 2019 is now open!

There will be three DevCamps in 2019. Each camp runs from 1 - 5 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 1 - 6 PM on Friday. Friends and family are invited to join us at 5 PM on the final Friday to see what the teens have created, eat pizza, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Due to high demand, please register for only one camp. Registration means that you are agreeing to attend the entire week - each day builds upon the last, so missing one day leaves both you and your team behind.

Register for DevCamp at Central Library, June 17 - June 21

Register for DevCamp at Athmar Park Branch Library, July 22 - July 26

Register for DevCamp at Montbello Branch Library, August 5 - August 9

Past DevCamps:

DevCamp 2016

A big thank you to our 2016 DevCamp partners!

For DevCamp 2016 teens worked in teams, each paired with a mentor, to develop a website for a client. The clients were local nonprofits and artists, who, at our final party, evaluated the sites, eventually selecting a winner. 2016 was also our first stab at a DevCamp level 2. In that camp, the teens learned advanced CSS skills, how to use Git, dove deeper into JavaScript, and worked from frameworks with their mentors. Here is what they developed:

Athmar Branch Library, June 2016

Client: ReSchool Colorado

Central Library, July 2016

Client: Studio Learning Labs

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, July 2016

Client: Families Forward Resource Center

Central Library, August 2016 - DevCamp Level 2

Client: Tom Hagerman


DevCamp 2.0 - 2015

A big thank you to our 2015 DevCamp partners!

For DevCamp 2.0 each group was asked to pick a problem facing their community and to come up with a website that would help solve that problem. Here is what they developed:

Hadley, June 2015

Hadley, July 2015

Central, July 2015


DevCamp 2014

A big thank you to our 2014 DevCamp partners!

For our first DevCamp each group was asked to create a website based on a theme they chose. Here is what they developed: