The weather outside is starting to warm up, which has many of us eager to exchange our winter coats for t-shirts and flip flops. The warm weather can also cause some of us to have a bit of anxiety as we begin trying to plan how we will keep our children safe and entertained during the break.
Below is a list of programs in Denver that offer low-cost summer programs to youth. You can also check out the DenverRAP Activity Calendar for information about free activities that are happening throughout Denver.
- Connects children of diverse backgrounds with the outdoors
- Multiple locations throughout Colorado
- Ages pre-k to 12th grade
- Offers financial assistance- deadline to apply is April 15th
- cityWILD cultivates deep connections between youth and the natural world, working with them to develop their full potential and achieve their wildest dreams.
- Grades 6-12
- Programs are provided at no cost
- OWL’s summer programs offer an immersive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), leadership, and community-building experience to students at local schools.
- Ages 7-12
- Visit website for locations
- Free after-school and summer programs for youth. Programs focus on academic success, career development, leadership, health, and recreation.
- Takes place in multiple schools throughout Denver. Visit website for more information.
- Summer of Adventure Kids’ Program at the Denver Library
- Information coming soon. Check website for details
- Free meal program offered during summer months that provides nutritious meals to all children at no charge, regardless of income, race or religion.
- Any child between 1–18 years of age can receive a meal at no charge. Adults can purchase a meal for the minimal charge of $3.00.
- Multiple locations; visit the website for more information.
- Women’s Wilderness Girl’s Programs
- Designed to help girls build courage, confidence, and leadership skills that will propel them to reach their highest potential. Courses are 1 to 10 days long.
- Financial aid is available for all Girls’ courses.
- Ages 8-18
For more information on summer and after school activities please visit: http://denverrap.org/after-school-activities/ .