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After School Programs & Summer Camps

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.

Applications and 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.

Download S.O.A.R. Flyer

Parents/Guardians can register online or 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 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.
 

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 (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 FAQs
PLAY FAQs - Espanol

PLAY Application
PLAY Application - Espanol

Financial Assistance Information and Guidelines - English
Financial Assistance Information and Guidelines - Spanish

Program Registration

Denver Lightning Track Team is a program designed to train and develop both new and experienced youth in track and field events including running, jumping, hurdling and throwing. Denver Lightning participates in CARA track meets.

Registration is available online or in-person at the Denver Community Recreation Center on a first-come, first-served basis until the team is at capacity...Registration closed, program is FULL.

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00PM
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 18 at 9:00AM 

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Ages: 5-8
Cost: $50 (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents*)
Program dates: May 31 - July 23
Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6:00 – 7:30PM
Location: East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade

Registration closed, program is FULL.

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Ages: 9-16
Cost: $50 (Financial assistance available for Denver residents*)
Program dates: June 1-July 23
Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30PM (Fridays optional, 6:00-7:30PM)
Location: East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade

Registration closed, program is FULL.

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*Applications for financial assistance (see PLAY panel above) must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.

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

Registration closed, program is FULL

Community Recreation's Teen Adventures program offers a wide-range of experiences 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 on a first-come, first-served basis until the activity is at capacity, or through Friday, June 17...Registration is FULL.

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00PM
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 18 at 9:00AM

Ages: 13-16
Cost: $82.00 (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents*)
Field trips: $5-$45 depending on activity** (cash only)
Program Dates: June 16-August 5
Days and Times: Thursdays & Fridays - times and locations vary with details provided in program calendar.

Registration is limited to 40 participants- currently full.

*Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.
**Pro-rated options not available for field trip fees

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

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Required registration documents

All must be provided to the Community Recreation office within one week 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 17.

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00PM
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 18 at 9:00AM

Ages: 7-12
Cost: $450.00

  • Payments can be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, June 3
  • Financial assistance is available for Denver residents*

Field Trip Fee: $45.00** (cash only) - full amount is due by Friday, May 20
Program Dates: June 13 - August 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
Rosamond Park – (S. Tamarac & S. Uinta St.) capacity: 45 participants
Sloan’s Lake Park – (26th & Tennyson St.) capacity: 45 participants


*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

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Required registration documents

All must be provided to the Community Recreation office within one week 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

 

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 17...Registration closed, program is FULL

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00PM
Non-resident registration: Monday, April 18 at 9:00AM
Registration is limited to 60 participants- currently FULL.

Ages: 5-12
Location: Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St. 
Cost: $1125.00

  • Payments be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, June 3
  • 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 20

Program Dates: June 13 - August 12
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

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Required registration documents

All must be provided to the Community Recreation office within one week 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

Program Locations: 

  • Dora Moore Elementary School (846 Corona St, 80218) - FULL
  • Knapp Elementary School (500 S Utica St, 80219)
  • Samuels Elementary School (3985 S Vincennes Ct, 80237) - FULL
  • Schmitt Elementary School (1820 S Vallejo St, 80223)
  • University Prep School (2409 Arapahoe St, 80205) - FULL

Registration is open until programs are full. Register online or in-person at Denver Community Recreation Center.

Session Dates:
1st semester- August 31 - December 1, 2015
2nd semester- January 16 - May 20, 2016

Age: 5-12

Cost: $114 per child (financial assistance available)

Payment plan: 4 equal payments due on- day of registration, October 21, December 16 and February 17


Locations/Days/Times:

FULL-Dora Moore Elementary
Monday-Friday, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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

FULL- 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.

FULL-University Prep Friday 1:45 - 4:00 p.m.

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

 

Registration: 
Limited to 45 participants.- Currently FULL

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:
1st semester- August 31 - December 1, 2015
2nd semester- January 16 - May 20, 2016

Cost & Payments:
$114 per child, per semester (assistance available for Denver residents)
Payment option of four (4) equal payments of $57 is available. Payment due dates:

  • Day of registration
  • October 21, 2015
  • December 16, 2015
  • February 17, 2016

 

Location: Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Please make sure to bring your child’s current CDPHE approved immunization record with you to registration.

For more information, call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840.

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Rec Kidz After School is a daily program (during the school week) at Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center providing youth with a safe, active place to spend time after the school day ends. Registration can be done online (we strongly recommend registering online in order to have the best chance of reserving a space for your child*). To help speed up the registration process, applicants can search for the program before it opens and place it on their “wish list”. This will save you time once registration opens. You can also register in person at Community Recreation Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 pm (1849 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218).

Regardless of which option applicants choose, families must first create an account in our online registration system.