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OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMS & SUMMER CAMPS

Youth group at after school programming in a park

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After school programs, a part of DPR 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.

Summer Camps & After School

This program has moved to Youth Sports. Questions? Email Keely Sorensen at keely.sorensen@denvergov.org

Teen Adventures is a recreation program for youth that offers a wide-range of adventure-based activities that provide teens an opportunity to develop lifelong social skills. Field trips include learning to scuba dive at A-1 Scuba & Travel, X-Arena, paddle boarding, mountain biking and more.

Registration is available online or in-person at the Denver Community Recreation Center (1849 Emerson St.) on a first-come, first-served basis until the activity is at capacity, or through Friday, June 15. Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registration. 

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 26 at NOON
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 15 at 9:00AM

Ages: 13-16
Cost: $82.00* (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents**)
Program Dates: June 13-August 2
Days and Times: Thursdays & Fridays - times and locations vary, details provided in program calendar.

*Flat fee, pro-rated options not available
**Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.

Cancelation policy: Refunds may be issued until 7 days prior to start of program.

This program will not meet on July 4-5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.

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Required registration documents

All information must be input into ePACT (online registration process, instructions below) within two weeks of registration, or your spot will be forfeited:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child's original birth certificate
  • Child's current CDPHE approved immunization records
  • Three (3) emergency contacts, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Doctor, dentist and hospital information, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Medical insurance information
  • If applying for financial aid: documentation of income or free/reduced lunch letter

Summer in the Parks

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

Activities are inclusive to people of all abilities. Call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840 for more information about additional accommodations.

Registration is available online or in-person at the Denver Community Recreation Center on a first-come, first-served basis until sites are at capacity, or through Friday, June 21.

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 26 at NOON
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 15 at 9:00AM

Ages: 7-12
Cost: $450.00

  • Payments can be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, May 31
  • Financial assistance is available for Denver residents*

Field Trip Fee: $45.00** (cash only) - full amount is due by Friday, May 17
Program Dates: June 10 - August 2 (will not meet on 7/4 or 7/5)
Days and Times: Monday - Friday; 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Activity Locations:

  • City Park – (23rd & York St.; Picnic Area #2) cap.: 45 participants; FULL
  • Congress Park – (8th & Josephine St.; Pavilion) cap.: 60 participants; FULL
  • Fred Thomas Park – (26th & Quebec St.) capacity: 45 participants
  • Great Lawn Park – (Yosemite & East Lowry) capacity: 45 participants
  • Sloan’s Lake Park – (26th & Tennyson St.) capacity: 45 participants
  • Rosamond Park – (S. Tamarac & S. Uinta St.) capacity: 60 participants
    • Mon – Fri, 10am – 3pm
    • *Free Before & Aftercare Available:
      • 8:30–10am; 3–4:30pm 
      • *Use Coupon Code SIPSEAL19
      • Please note that before/after care is available at ROSAMOND ONLY!
    • Capacity: 30 participants 
    • Transportation (DPS school bus - based on registered participants addresses)
    • Lunch Provided (Sack Lunches) (Rev Foods)


*Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.
**Flat fee, pro-rated options not available

Cancellation Policy: 
Refunds may be issued until 7 days prior to start of program

This program will not meet July 4-5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.

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Required registration documents

All must be input into ePACT (online registration process, instructions below) within two weeks of registration, or your spot will be forfeited:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child's original birth certificate
  • Child's current CDPHE approved immunization records
  • Three (3) emergency contacts, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Doctor, dentist and hospital information, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Medical insurance information
  • If applying for financial aid: documentation of income

 

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

Activities are inclusive to people of all abilities. Call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840 for more information about additional accommodations.

Registration is available online or in-person at the Denver Community Recreation Center on a first-come, first-served basis until activity is at capacity (60 participants), or through Friday, June 21.

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 26 at NOON
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 15 at 9:00AM
Registration is limited to 60 participants.

Ages: 5-12
Location: Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St. 
Cost: $708.75

  • Payments be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, May 31
  • Financial assistance is available for Denver residents*

Before/After Care: $225 (no financial assistance available)
Field Trip Fee: $60.00** (cash only) - full amount due by Friday, May 17

Program Dates: 
June 10 - August 9 (will not meet on 7/4 or 7/5)

Days and Times:
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Before/After Care:
7:30-9:00AM -and- 4:00-5:30PM

*Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.
**Flat fee, pro-rated options not available

Cancelation Policy: Refunds may be issued until 7 days prior to start of program

This program will not meet on July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day.

__________________________________________________________

Required registration documents

All information must be input into ePACT (online registration process, instructions below) within two weeks of registration, or your spot will be forfeited:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child's original birth certificate
  • Child's current CDPHE approved immunization records
  • Three (3) emergency contacts, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Doctor, dentist and hospital information, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Medical insurance information
  • If applying for financial aid: documentation of income

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

Activities are inclusive to people of all abilities. Call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840 for more information about additional accommodations.

Registration is available online or in-person at the Denver Community Recreation Center on a first-come, first-served basis until activity is at capacity (45 participants), or through Friday, June 21.

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 26 at 12:00PM
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 15 at 9:00AM
Registration is limited to 45 participants.

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Ages: 5-12
Location: Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E 49th Ave
Cost: $630.00

  • Payments be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, May 31
  • Financial assistance is available for Denver residents*

Field Trip Fee: $45.00** (cash only) - full amount due by Friday, May 17

Program Dates: 
June 10 – August 2 (will not meet on 7/4 or 7/5)

Days and Times: 
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

*Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.
**Flat fee, pro-rated options not available

Cancelation Policy: 
Refunds may be issued until 7 days prior to start of program

This program will not meet July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day.

___________________

Required registration documents

All information must be input into ePACT (online registration process, instructions below) within two weeks of registration, or your spot will be forfeited:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child's original birth certificate
  • Child's current CDPHE approved immunization records
  • Three (3) emergency contacts, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Doctor, dentist and hospital information, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Medical insurance information

If applying for financial aid: documentation of income 

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 30and will remain open until program is full.

Register online

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.

Program Location:

Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Registration:
Limitedto 45 participants.

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

Register Online

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.

Parents/Guardians can register online.

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St
Denver, CO  80218 

Application Form
Financial Assistance is available for Denver residents who qualify.  You may download a P.L.A.Y. application or fill one out at Community Recreation. 

This is an exciting new school year for Community Recreation and the families that have their children enrolled in our programs!  We will be introducing an online registration process using ePACT.  This will allow you to complete the registration process from your own computer and upload all of your important documents to keep us compliant with our licensing regulations.   

As always, please input all of the required information within two weeks of registration.  A great benefit of using ePACT is that it will retain your information and documents, so you only have to enter the information once and update it when information changes.  It is a secured, encrypted and HIPAA compliant system.

If you do not have access to a computer, please come to 1849 Emerson St, Denver CO 80218 and we can assist you.

After you register for our Summer programming, you will be receiving a welcome email from the ePACT team in the near future to input your information.  We hope you are excited as we are to implement this new process! 

Out-of-School Time & Special Events

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

Eisenhower Recreation Center
Saturday, May11
5:00PM-8:00PM

Washington Park Recreation Center
Saturday, May 18
5:00PM-8:00PM

Cook Park Recreation Center
Friday, May 24
6:00PM-9:00PM

 

We offer a safe, fun environment for youth. Join us for arts and crafts, gym games, and much more!  All activities are facilitated by qualified and fun recreation instructors and can be adapted for an age. Various recreation center will host programs during the days the youth do not have school

Registration is available online or in-person at the recreation center on a first-come, first-served basis until activity is at capacity (30 participants per age group).  For any questions, please call 720.865.0840.

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $22.50 per day

Cancelation Policy: Refunds may be issued until 7 days prior to start of program

 

Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

8:00AM-6:00PM

Eisenhower Recreation Center

8:00AM-6:00PM

·     Monday, March 25

·     Tuesday, March 26

·     Wednesday, March 27

·     Thursday, March 28

·     Friday, March 29

Bunny Eggstravagaza:

 

Join the Easter Bunny for photos and an egg hunt! 

Registration is available online or in-person at the recreation center on a first-come, first-served basis until activity is at capacity (30 participants per session). 

Ages: 0-12

Cancelation Policy: Refunds may be issued until 7 days prior to start of program

 

Southwest Recreation Center
Saturday, April 6
9:00AM-9:30AM (Ages 7 & Under)
9:30AM-10:00AM (All Ages)

Harvard Gulch Recreation Center
Saturday, April 6
11:30AM-12:00PM (Ages 7 & Under)
12:00PM-12:30PM (All Ages)

Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center
Saturday, April 6
2:00PM-2:30PM (Ages 7 & Under)
2:30PM-3:00PM (All Ages)

Washington Park Recreation Center
Saturday, April 13
9:00AM-9:30AM (Ages 6 & Under)
9:30AM-10:00AM (Ages 7-9)
10:00AM-10:30AM (All Ages)

Harvey Park Recreation Center
Saturday, April 13
12:00PM-12:30PM (Ages 7 & Under)
12:30PM-1:00PM (All Ages)

Cook Park Recreation Center
Saturday, April 20
9:00AM-9:30AM (Ages 6 & Under)
9:30AM-10:00AM (Ages 7-9)
10:00AM-10:30AM (All Ages)

Swansea Recreation Center
Saturday, April 20
12:00PM-12:30PM (Ages 7 & Under)
12:30PM-1:00PM (All Ages)

Scheitler Recreation Center
Saturday, April 20
2:30PM-3:00PM (Ages 7 & Under)
3:00PM-3:30PM (All Ages)

Family Cooking

Enjoy a few evenings learning to cook as a family. Youth and adult must register together. 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

Montbello Recreation Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4/23, 4/25, 4/30, 5/2
6:00PM-7:30PM

Swansea Recreation Center
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17
6:00PM-7:30PM

Healthy Cooking

Cook. Learn. Eat. Come every week to learn how to prepare delicious food in the kitchen and take the recipes home to try out.  All cooking ingredients and supplies are provided.  No program when Denver Public School are out of session.

Ages: 7-17: FREE with MY Denver Card

Glenarm Recreation Center
Monday
4:00PM-5:30PM

Montbello Recreation Center
Tuesdays
4:00PM-5:30PM

Cook Park Recreation Center
Wednesdays
4:30PM-6:00PM

Johnson Recreation Center
Wednesdays
5:00PM-6:30PM

Harvey Park Recreation Center
Thursdays
4:00PM-5:30PM

Central Park Recreation Center
Thursdays
5:15PM-6:45PM

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

 
 
Contact Us

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St. | Denver, CO 80218

Phone: 720.865.0840
Email: community.rec@denvergov.org

 

Applications & Program Info.

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

MY Denver Card

 

MY Denver collaborates with the Office of Children's Affairs to bring life to the activities in our centers while providing safe, supportive and quality environments in which young people can play, learn and grow.

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