As you all know, everything about this summer will look different than any summer before. Understanding there’s a community need for childcare as parents head back to work, we have prioritized summer camp and preschool as essential services and are pleased to be able to offer these programs this summer under strict new guidelines.
This page has been updated with all new information regarding how summer camp will operate this year, following new state-licensing requirements and guidelines from the city, county and state.
Due to group size, social distancing and space requirements, camp will remain at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St as the Anderson Building does not have adequate space to meet the new requirements.
The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center will only be open to our summer camp and preschool programs and will remain closed to the general public until further notice. Therefore camp will be able to spread out and occupy more areas of the Rec Center.
Campers will be divided into groups of 10 or fewer which will remain consistent throughout the summer. Groups will also have the same staff leaders for the summer.
Campers within the group will need to practice social distancing as much as possible. Exceptions are for siblings or children who reside in the same household. Staff will help facilitate this as much as possible.
Per city, county and state guidelines, all campers and staff will be required to wear face masks. Each camper will need to bring two face masks with them every day. Parents or adults will also be required to wear a face mask when dropping off or picking up kids.
We have had to cancel all field trips this summer as social distancing cannot be maintained and most destinations have canceled all groups for the summer. If you already paid for the Adventure Pass in full, you will receive a household credit for the field trip cost ($250). If you set up installment billing, your July 16th payment will be reduced to $500 from the original $750.
Our pools remain closed through the month of June. Staff will continue to reevaluate as updated information becomes available to determine if a late summer opening will be possible.
Staff are working hard to come up with creative solutions to still provide a summer full of fun activities for your child(ren).
Our friendly and energetic staff know how to have fun, yet our first priority will always be the health and safety of your child. All camp staff are required to complete 22 hours of training annually, and are American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED Certified. Whether your child is attending camp for the first time or returning for the fifth summer in a row, thank you for choosing and trusting us to care for your child!
Sun Camp Objectives
- Build self-confidence through a variety of group and team-building activities.
- Encourage the development of new friendships.
- Practice positive discipline techniques and help children develop and use conflict resolution skills.
- Provide a safe, accepting and caring environment for each child.
See registration page for details.
- Annual Registration Fee: $35/child
- $2000 for all 11 weeks. Monthly payment plan available.
What to Bring Everyday
- 2 Face Masks
- 2 Snacks (morning and afternoon)
- Tennis Shoes
- Water Bottle