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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


(303) 571-1881

  • 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.




  • 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/ .


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