After school programs, a part of Community Recreation offers a safe place for youth to get assistance with homework, have a snack, socialize, and exercise. Call (720) 865-0840 for more information and registration.


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Community Recreation

Phone: (720) 865-0840
Email: community.Rec@denvergov.org

Community Recreation Programs

CLUB information: These programs are only available to students already registered at the schools. All registration for these programs goes through the schools themselves. Descriptions of the different clubs can be found below. Contact information for questions and information about registration at specific site can also be found below. Additional inquiries can be directed to Kate Doherty at 720-865-0843.

Grant Beacon Middle School (1751 S Washington St)
September 3rd- Ongoing throughout school year
Enrichments Clubs: Monday-Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm
Athletic/Conditioning Track: Monday-Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm
F.R.E.S.H.: Hip Hop
F.R.E.S.H.: Break Dance
F.R.E.S.H.: Graffiti Art
Spoken Word
Martial Arts
Contact: Michelle Saab: Michelle_Saab@dpsk12.org;

Montbello High School (5000 Crown Blvd)
September 9th- October 17th 5:00pm-6:00pm
F.R.E.S.H.: Hip Hop/Graffiti Art
F.R.E.S.H.: Break Dance
Contact: Eno Ocansey: enoo2@bcgmd.org

Force Elementary (1550 S Wolff St)
September 9th- October 21st 4:30pm-6:00pm
F.R.E.S.H.: Graffiti Art
Contact: Annie Vassallo: anniev@bgcmd.org

Cole Arts and Science Academy (3240 Humbolt St)
September 9th- October 17th 4:30pm-5:45pm
F.R.E.S.H.: Graffiti Art
Contact: Joey Pace: joelp@bcgmd.org

Club Descriptions:
F.R.E.S.H.: Friends Respecting Everyone’s Success through Hip Hop:  Like a tool of communication, Hip Hop does this utilizing the four pillars of the culture: MCing, DJing, break dancing and graffiti writing. The fifth element of Hip Hop is Knowledge.

Spoken Word: This class emphasizes reflecting on your own identity, family experiences, cultural experience, and social experience. Play fun and creative games and activities that focus on the use of poetry, song writing and other forms of written and vocal communication.

Martial Arts: Techniques will be covered from Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Jiujitsu.  The students will achieve physical benefits including improved health, athleticism, and the ability to defend themselves, as well as mental and psychological benefits such as improved confidence, discipline, concentration and focus, teamwork, and leadership.

The Denver Lightning Cross Country club is a structured recreational training program for youth ages 7-14 offered through Community Recreation, Denver Parks & Recreation. The coaching staff has a mutual passion for developing youth in the areas of distance running and track & field. All coaches are experienced and focus on helping each participant mature as an athlete while building character, developing positive sportsmanship and self discipline.

Registration:
Community Recreation Center, 1849 Emerson Street
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

• Begins Monday, July 28 – until full (50 max).
• Bring payment and birth certificate to verify age.

Ages: 7-14

Session Dates
: 8/25/14 – 10/18/14 (pending meet schedule)

Practice Days and Times:
Mondays and Wednesdays (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Location: Washington Park, 701 S Franklin Street


Track Meets: Saturdays, dates and time TBD through CARA Cross Country.  The schedule will be distributed the first week of the program.

Cost: $50 per child (includes team jersey). Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Contact: Nick Chesak 720-865-0846, nicholas.chesak@denvergov.org 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FOR SAMUELS AND SCHMITT IS FULL!

Knapp Elementary School (500 S. Utica St, 80219)
Registration will continue at Community Recreation (1849 Emerson St, 80218) until the program is full.

Valverde Elementry School
(2030 W Alameda Ave, 80223)

Registration is limited to 60 participants at Samuels Elementary; 45 participants at the rest of the locations.
Age:  5-12 (Samuels and Schmitt), 6-12 (Knapp and Valverde)
Cost:  $114 per child per semester (Assistance is available for Denver residents)
Session Dates:  9/3/13-12/20/13 (first semester), 1/7/14-5/23/14 (second semester)
Payments:  Fees may be paid in two installments:  ½ at the time of registration, the other ½ on or before 1/7/14.

Locations/Days/Times:
Knapp Elementary - M-F, 3:40pm-5:45pm
Samuels Elementary – M-F, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Schmitt Elementary – M-F, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Valverde Elementary – M-F, 2:45pm-5:30pm

EARLY REGISTRATION: 
Monday, July 14 (6:00 – 9:00 a.m.)
GVR Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way

Registration is limited to 45 participants.

Age: 5-12


Cost:
$114/child each semester (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents.)

Dates and Times: Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Session Dates:
9/2/14-12/19/14 (first semester)
1/6/14-5/22/14 (second semester)

Payments: Fees may be paid in two installments:  ½ at the time of registration, the other ½ on or before 9/2/14.

Location:
GVR Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way
Denver CO 80249 

Rec Kidz participants only – Please make sure you bring your child’s current CDPHE approved immunization record with you to register your child.

For more information, call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840.

- Registration for residents of the City and County of Denver will begin on Monday, March 3, 2014
from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

- Registration for non-residents will begin on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

- Registration must be completed in person at Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson St., by a parent or legal guardian.

- Registration is on a “first come, first served” basis and will continue Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM until the program/site is at capacity or through June 20, 2014.

- We reserve the right to confirm ages/addresses for participants.

Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming including arts & crafts, active games & sports, aquatics, field trips & special events, all within a park setting.

Registration is limited to 60 participants at Congress; 45 participants at City, Fred Thomas, Rosamond and Sloan’s Lake.

Ages: 7-12 ONLY

Cost: $450 per child (Assistance is available to residents)

Field Trips: An additional $5-$16 per week (cash only)

Session Dates: 6/16/2014 – 8/8/2014 (No programs 7/4/14)

Days/Times:  Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Payments:  Fees may be paid in two installments: 1/2 at
the time of registration, the other 1/2 on or before 6/20/14.

Locations:
City Park Pavillion | 23rd & York St. (Picnic Area #2)
REGISTRATION IS FULL

Congress Park Pavillion | 8th & Josephine St.
REGISTRATION IS FULL

Fred Thomas Park | 26th & Quebec St.
REGISTRATION IS FULL

Rosamond Park | S. Tamarac & Quincy St.

Sloan’s Lake Park | 26th & Tennyson St.
REGISTRATION IS FULL

· Registration for residents of the City and County of Denver will begin on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

· Registration for non-residents will begin on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

· Registration must be completed in person at Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson St., by a parent or legal guardian.

· Registration is on a “first come, first served” basis and will continue Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM until the program/site is at capacity or through June 20, 2014.

· We reserve the right to confirm ages/addresses for participants.

Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming including arts & crafts, active games & sports, aquatics, field trips & special events.

Registration is limited to 45 participants.

Ages: 5-12 ONLY

Program Cost: $1125 per child (Free if you reside in the 80219 zip code)

Before/After Care Cost: $225 per child for 9 weeks (no financial assistance)

Payments:  Fees may be paid in two installments: 1/2 at the time of registration, the other 1/2 on or before 6/20/14.

Field Trips: An additional $5-$16 per week (cash only)

Session Dates:
6/16/2014 – 8/15/2014 (No programs 7/4/14)

Days/Times: 
Camp - Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Before/After Care
- Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:
Barnum Recreation Center – 360 Hooker Street, Denver CO 80219

A recreation program for youth that provides a wide range of adventure based activities from which teens may develop lifelong social skills and experiences.  Field trips include learning to scuba dive at A-1 Scuba & Travel, X-Arena, Paddle Boarding, etc.

Min. Age:  13-16

Cost:  $82 (Assistance available to residents)

Field Trips:  An additional $5-$40 per week (cash)

Session Dates:  6/19/14-8/8/14 (No programs 7/4/14)

Days/Times:  Thursday & Friday/Times will vary

Locations:  Primary - Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson St., Denver, CO  80218. Other locations will vary and will be provided with the program calendar.

Registration for Teen Adventures is limited to 40 participants, 10 of whom are youth with disabilities. Community Recreation summer programs have been a collaborative project with Adaptive Recreation since 1986.

Applications and Additional Information

The S.O.A.R. After School Program is a licensed child care program designed around four components of extended learning opportunities. Meaningful skill development is built around academics, sports and wellness, arts and culture, and community engagement. This safe and inclusive comprehensive program implemented by qualified youth developers, also incorporates healthy snacks daily. Students also have the opportunity to experience two field trips throughout the year. S.O.A.R. is committed to building a healthy after-school community; therefore we ask that students attend program daily.

Download S.O.A.R. Flyer - English
Download S.O.A.R. Flyer - Spanish

Parents/Guardians must submit these forms in person to Community Recreation between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to the below address. Registration will continue Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until programs are full.

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St
Denver, CO  80218 

Application forms must be submitted with immunization records and original birth certificates.    

Application Form
Download Youth Application Form - English
Download Youth Application Form - Spanish
Financial Assistance is available for Denver residents who qualify.  You may download a P.L.A.Y. application on this web page to complete ahead of time or fill one out at Community Recreation.  Proof of need is required.

Persons with Disabilities 
All Summer in the Parks and Summer Day Camp sites are inclusive of children who have functional needs. Download the Annual Information Form

Please make sure you have the following items with you BEFORE coming to registration:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s current CDPHE approved immunization records
  •  At least 3 emergency contacts including telephone numbers and addresses*
  • Doctor, dentist, and hospital information including telephone numbers and addresses*
  • Insurance information*
  • All requests for financial assistance must be accompanied by documentation of income.  Please submit the financial assistance application with supporting documentation two weeks before registration.

Parks and Recreation Looking to Assist You (P.L.A.Y.)

The P.L.A.Y. program is designed to provide financial assistance to families and individuals who are in need. It is not the intent or desire of Denver Parks & Recreation to subsidize program fees or recreation center use over extended periods of time.

P.L.A.Y. Application - English

P.L.A.Y. Application - Spanish 

Denver Housing Authority Intake Assessment and Application 

Financial Assistance Information and Guidelines - English

Financial Assistance Information and Guidelines - Spanish 

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