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Summer is quickly approaching, which is causing many of us to daydream about laying by the pool and BBQ’s with friends. The long school break can also cause many of us to panic as we try to figure out  how we will keep our children safe and entertained during the summer months.

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. There is really something for everyone – including art, music, reading, and outdoor adventure!

  • Avid4 Adventure


  • 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


  • 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
  • Open World Learning


  • 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
  • Scholars Unlimited

(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.
  • Summer of Adventure Kids’ Program at the Denver Library
    • Information coming soon. Check website for details
  • Summer Meal Program


  • 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: https://denverrap.org/after-school-activities/ .

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