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OUT OF SCHOOL TIME
& SPECIAL EVENTS

About After School & Out of School Programs

After School and Out of School programs, part of Denver Parks & Recreation's 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.

After School & Out of School Activities

Program Locations:

  • Knapp Elementary School (500 S Utica St, 80219)
  • Samuels Elementary School (3985 S Vincennes Ct, 80237)
  • Schmitt Elementary School (1820 S Vallejo St, 80223)
  • University Prep School (2409 Arapahoe St, 80205)

Registration opens online at noon on Tuesday, July 30 and will remain open until program is full.

Session Dates:
1st semester- August 26 - December 20, 2019
2nd semester- January 7 - May 15, 2020

Age: 5-12

Cost: $228 per child (financial assistance available)

Payment plan: 4 equal payments due on:

  • Day of registration
  • October 18
  • December 13
  • March 6


Locations/Days/Times:

Knapp Elementary
Monday-Friday, 3:40 - 5:45 p.m.

Samuels Elementary
Monday-Friday, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Schmitt Elementary
Monday-Friday 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

University Prep
Monday-Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 1:45 - 4:00 p.m.

*Registration is limited to 60 participants at Samuels Elementary; 45 participants at the rest of the locations.

Register online

Program Location:

Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Registration:
Limited to 45 participants.

Registration opens online at noon Tuesday, July 30 and will remain open until program is full.

Session Dates:
1st semester- August 26 - December 20, 2019
2nd semester- January 7 - May 15, 2020

Age: 5-12

Cost: $228 per child (financial assistance available)

Payment plan- 4 equal payments due on:

  • Day of registration
  • October 18
  • December 13
  • March 6

For more information, call Community Recreation at 720-865-0840.

Register Online

Out of School Days offer a safe place for kids to have fun participating in games, sports, and arts & crafts. Please bring a lunch and wear clothed toe shoes!

*Snack will be provided; please provide a snack if your child has any allergies. Staff are not permitted to administer any medication.

Eisenhower Recreation Center

Individual Days: 10/18, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31
Ages 5-12 · · · · $22.50 per day

October Break: 10/21 - 10/22
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Fall Break: 11/25 - 11/27
8:00AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $67.50

Winter Break Session I: 12/26 - 12/27
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Winter Break Session II: 01/02 - 01/03
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Register for Out of School Days at Eisenhower Recreation Center


Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Individual Days: 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31
Ages 5-12 · · · · $22.50 per day

Fall Break: 11/25 - 11/27
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $67.50

Winter Break Session I: 12/26 - 12/27
8:00AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Winter Break Session II: 01/02 - 01/03
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Register for Out of School Days at Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Night Moves: Teen Takeover

This program provides a safe space for teens to enjoy a variety of sports, wellness, arts, and culture activities. 

Ages: 12-19: FREE with MY Denver Card

Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center
Fridays,
6:00PM-10:00PM

La Alma Recreation Center
Fridays
6:00PM-10:00PM

St. Charles Recreation Center
Fridays
6:00PM-10:00PM

Swansea Recreation Center
Fridays
6:00PM-10:00PM

Parents night out, kids night in illustration

Parents Night Out, Kids Night In events are for parents to enjoy an evening out, while children ages 5-12 have a safe and fun evening in the recreation center. Participants are provided pizza, create crafts, and play games. Please bring food or feed your child prior to the event if they have any allergies.

Registration is available online or in-person at any of the Denver Recreation Centers on a first-come, first-served basis until activity is at capacity (100 participants).

Ages: 5-12
Cost: $5.00

Enjoy a few evenings learning to cook as a family. All cooking ingredients and supplies are provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email SocialEnrichment.Recreation@denvergov.org.

Ages 6 - 17 · · · · FREE with MY Denver Card
Ages 18+ · · · · $15.50

- Youth and adult must register together -

Program Locations:

  • Montbello Recreation Center | Mon & Wed | Sept. 9 - Sept. 18
  • Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center | Tues & Thurs | Sept. 10 - Sept. 19
  • Swansea Recreation Center | Mon & Wed | Sept. 23 - Oct. 2
  • Cook Park Recreation Center | Tues & Thurs | Sept. 24 - Oct. 3 
  • Harvey Park Recreation Center | Tues & Thurs | Nov. 12 - Nov. 21

Come enjoy going through the haunted house, playing at the carnival and more. Tickets are $5 and will be sold on-site the day of the event | Ages 2+

Program Location:

St. Charles Recreation Center

  • Sat. October 12 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Fri. October 18 | 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sat. October 19 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sat. October 26 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM

Applications & Program 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.

Parents/Guardians can register online.

Financial Assistance is available for Denver residents who qualify.  You may download a P.L.A.Y. application in the "Financial Assistance Forms" section on this web page.  Proof of need is required.

Parks and Recreation Looking to Assist You (PLAY)

The PLAY 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.

PLAY application and FAQs - English

PLAY application and FAQs - Espanol

 

Contact Us

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St.
Denver, CO 80218

Phone: 720-865-0840
Email: community.rec@denvergov.org

 

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