P.A.S.S. Camp

Pioneer Athletic Super Summer (P.A.S.S.) Camp is a weekly sports summer camp for campers ages 5–11. Entering its 25th summer, P.A.S.S. Camp is a DU summer tradition.

Looking for sports camps during the school year? Check out our School Days Off program, offered on days when school is out of session.

P.A.S.S. Camp is a developmental sports camp focusing on sportsmanship, teamwork and the fundamentals of sports. Campers will have the opportunity to experience the Division I varsity fields, courts and rinks. For participants beyond a beginner level, we recommend attending the Denver Pioneers summer camps.

Program Information

Dates: TBA

Ages: 5-11 years

Cost: $335/week

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We provide all required sports equipment. All camp activities take place on the University of Denver campus.

2018 Camp Dates

Week 1: May 29 – June 1

Majors: TBA

Week 2: June 4-8

Majors: TBA

Week 3: June 11-15

Majors: TBA

Week 4: June 18-22

Majors: TBA

Week 5: June 25-29

Majors: TBA

Week 6: July 2-6

No camp on July 4.

Majors: TBA

Week 7: July 9-13

Majors: TBA

Week 8: July 16-20

Majors: TBA

Week 9: July 23-27

Majors: TBA

Week 10: July 30 – August 3

Majors: TBA

Week 11: August 6-10

Majors: TBA

Week 12: August 13-17

Majors: TBA

Sports majors for each week will be announced in December.


Regular Registration: $335/week

Cost includes lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks.

If only partial payment was received during Priority or Early Bird registration, the remaining balance is due on April 9, 2017.


A Youth Activities prerequisite activity must be included in your initial P.A.S.S. Camp registration transaction. This activity is a $0 fee registration that allows you to enter your child’s required medical, authorized release, emergency contact and acknowledgment of risk information.

Please view our P.A.S.S. Camp online registration tutorial for step by step registration instructions.

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An automatic 10 percent University of Denver affiliation or Coors Fitness Center member discount will be applied at the time of registration. To confirm your DU affiliation is on file, please call 303-871-3908.

A 10 percent discount will be applied to second and additional child registrations from the same household when an affiliation discount does not exist.

A maximum of one discount can be applied to camp registrations. Early and late care fees are not eligible for discounts.

Lunch Menu

Lunch in included every day for campers. Morning and afternoon snacks are also included. The weekly lunch menu is available here by the Friday before camp starts.

Learn to Skate & Learn to Swim for P.A.S.S. Camp

Exclusive Learn to Skate and Learn to Swim sessions for P.A.S.S. Camp participants are back. These one-week series are offered only to participants registered in P.A.S.S. Camp and are held daily during a select weeks of camps.

Learn to Skate sessions are held in the mornings before P.A.S.S. Camp while Learn to Swim sessions are held in the afternoons after P.A.S.S. Camp. Participants can register for both programs in the same week.

Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate will be held Monday-Friday from 8:15-8:45 a.m. (before camp) during the following weeks. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be available, depending on your child’s skill level. Please bring a helmet and warm clothes for each day. Learn to Skate for P.A.S.S. Camp costs $75 for each week.

Participants will be dropped off at Joy Burns Arena, and you will not need a parking pass. Pick up will remain at Gates Field House. P.A.S.S. Camp staff will escort your child from Learn to Skate to P.A.S.S. Camp each morning.

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Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim will be held Monday-Friday from 4:10-4:40 (after camp) during the following weeks. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be available, depending on your child’s skill level. Please bring a swim suit, googles and a towel for each day. Learn to Swim for P.A.S.S. Camp costs $60 for each week.

Pick up will continue to occur in Gates Field House, and we recommend you pick up your child after 5:00 p.m. to allow time for the P.A.S.S. Camp staff to escort your child back to Gates Field House after Learn to Swim class. You are also welcome to come early and watch your child in El Pomar Natatorium.

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Contact Us

For additional information on P.A.S.S. Camp, please contact our Youth Activities Office at 303-871-3908 or, or complete the interest form below.

P.A.S.S. Camp Interest Form

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my child for one day of camp?

No. P.A.S.S. Camp does not have a daily camp option.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my child's enrollment?

The P.A.S.S. Camp deposit payment is non-refundable. Remaining balance refunds are not granted except by written request in extenuating circumstances such as relocation or hospitalization. Refunds are not granted within three weeks of the start date for any cancelled week.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. Please make checks payable to the University of Denver.

What are my payment options?

  • Pay 100 percent of the cost at the time of registration.
  • Pay 50 percent of the total cost at the time of registration. The remaining 50 percent balance is due April 11.

What forms do I need to complete to enroll my child?

A current immunization record must be on file for each camper prior to their first day of P.A.S.S. Camp.

Forms are required to have original signatures. If your registration form is faxed in, you will need to initial next to each of your signatures on the first day of camp.

What do I do if my child is sick and cannot attend for the week?

You may call the Youth Activities Manager at 303-871-3908 and inform them of your child’s absence from camp. If a doctor’s note is provided, you will be credited for the week your child is absent from camp due to illness.

Daily credits or refunds are not available.

What are the standard hours of camp?

Standard program hours are 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Do you offer early or late care? What is the cost of extra hours?

Early care is available from 7:30 – 8 a.m. for $30/week. Late care is available from 5:30 – 6 p.m. for $30/week.

Where do I drop off/pick up my child?

P.A.S.S. Camp check-in and check-out is located in Gates Field House. Parking is available in Lot T (located under the tennis courts on Asbury Ave.) and requires a permit. Parking permits will be emailed to P.A.S.S. Camp participants in the week before camp and will also be available at the parking lot on Monday mornings. P.A.S.S. Camp staff will be on-site every morning and afternoon to assist with drop-off and pick-up.

Does my child need to bring any extra clothes?

We provide weekly schedules online so you can plan ahead for your child’s camp week.

  • On days when your child’s group will be at the pool, please send a swimsuit and towel. Goggles are optional.
  • On days when your child’s group will ice skate, we recommend sending a sweatshirt or light jacket.

Is equipment provided?

Yes. P.A.S.S. Camp provides all equipment for each of our sports activities with the exception of hockey pads. We do recommend that campers bring a good-fitting helmet for ice skating and the climbing wall to ensure they are wearing helmets with a proper fit.

What are sports majors?

Sports majors give campers an opportunity to focus on a specific sport for 1.5 hours of each camp day.

Within major sessions, campers will learn about the day’s selected sport and participate in drills, skill lessons and competition. For example, in the soccer major, campers will learn how to dribble, pass and shoot, and also do drills that will help with motor skill development. At the end of the major session, they will participate in a soccer game.

When campers are not in their major sessions, they will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, climbing wall and field sports.