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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: May 29 – August 17

Ages: 5-11 years

Cost: $325/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: Basketball, Flag Football, Ice Skating, Soccer and Tennis

Week 2: June 4-8

Majors: Flag Football, Golf, Hip Hop, Lacrosse and Soccer

Week 3: June 11-15

Majors: Basketball, Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Outdoor Adventure and Volleyball

Week 4: June 18-22

Majors: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee

Week 5: June 25-29

Majors: Basketball, Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Tennis and Volleyball

Week 6: July 2-6

No camp on July 4.

Majors: Baseball, Ice Skating, Outdoor Adventure, Soccer and Tennis

Week 7: July 9-13

Majors: Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse and Martial Arts

Week 8: July 16-20

Majors: Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball

Week 9: July 23-27

Majors: Basketball, Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Outdoor Adventure and Volleyball

Week 10: July 30 – August 3

Majors: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee

Week 11: August 6-10

Majors: Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis and Volleyball

Week 12: August 13-17

Majors: Basketball, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee

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Cost

Early Bird/General Registration (February 1 – April 8): $325/week ($240 for four-day weeks)

Late Registration (beginning April 9): $335/week ($270 for four-day weeks)

Cost includes lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks.

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

*Priority Registration is open to 2017 P.A.S.S. Camp participants and 2017-18 School Days Off participants.

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

Registration

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.

If you have already paid and would like to transfer weeks, please call the P.A.S.S. Camp office at 303-871-3908. There are no transfer fees.

Registration & Medical Administration Forms

If your child will require medication while at P.A.S.S. Camp, please complete our medication administration form.

If your child has asthma, please complete our asthma care plan.

If your child may require use of an epi pen, please complete our allergy/anaphylaxis action plan.

Submit all medication, asthma and allergy/anaphylaxis forms to the P.A.S.S. Camp office by emailing the Youth Activities Office at youthprograms@du.edu. Forms may be submitted before camp or to the P.A.S.S. Camp front desk on the first day of a camp week.

If you would like to confirm receipt of your paperwork, please call the P.A.S.S. Camp office at 303-871-3908.

Discounts

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.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not granted within three weeks of the start date for any canceled week.

If your child is asked to leave camp due to disciplinary reasons, you will not receive a refund or credit.

Majors

Campers will participate in five different sports majors each week at P.A.S.S. Camp, rotating to a new major each day of the week. Majors are focused on beginner-level instruction taught by skilled instructors. Each day, campers will start with general instruction in that day’s major, followed by games.

We recommend the Denver Pioneers varsity summer camps for campers looking for more advanced instruction.

Baseball

Baseball

Skills Taught

  • Catching
  • Throwing
  • Hitting

Weeks Available:

  • Week 4 (June 18-22)
  • Week 6 (July 2-6)
  • Week 8 (July 16-20)
  • Week 10 (July 30 – August 3)

Basketball

Basketball

Skills Taught

  • Passing
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting

Weeks Available:

  • Week 1 (May 29 – June 1)
  • Week 3 (June 11-15)
  • Week 5 (June 25-29)
  • Week 7 (July 9-13)
  • Week 9 (July 23-27)
  • Week 12 (August 13-17)

Flag Football

Flag Football

Skills Taught

  • Catching
  • Throwing
  • Punting

Weeks Available:

  • Week 1 (May 29 – June 1)
  • Week 2 (June 4-8)
  • Week 7 (July 9-13)
  • Week 11 (August 6-10)

Golf

Golf

Skills Taught

  • Swinging
  • Etiquette
  • Proper holding techniques

Weeks Available:

  • Week 2 (June 4-8)
  • Week 4 (June 18-22)
  • Week 7 (July 9-13)
  • Week 10 (July 30 – August 3)
  • Week 11 (August 6-10)

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Skills Taught

  • Coordination
  • Self expression
  • Dance technique

Weeks Available:

  • Week 2 (June 4-8)
  • Week 3 (June 11-15)
  • Week 5 (June 25-29)
  • Week 9 (July 23-27)

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Skills Taught

  • Forward skating
  • Backward skating
  • Snowplow stops

Weeks Available:

  • Week 1 (May 29 – June 1)
  • Week 6 (July 2-6)

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Skills Taught

  • Scooping
  • Passing
  • Shooting

Weeks Available:

  • Week 2 (June 4-8)
  • Week 4 (June 18-22)
  • Week 7 (July 9-13)
  • Week 10 (July 30 – August 3)
  • Week 11 (August 6-10)

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Skills Taught

  • Self defense
  • Stranger danger

Weeks Available:

  • Week 3 (June 11-15)
  • Week 5 (June 25-29)
  • Week 7 (July 9-13)
  • Week 9 (July 23-27)
  • Week 12 (August 13-17)

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Skills Taught

  • Climbing
  • Tying knots
  • Basic survival skills

Weeks Available:

  • Week 3 (June 11-15)
  • Week 6 (July 2-6)
  • Week 9 (July 23-27)

Soccer

Soccer

Skills Taught

  • Footwork and dribbling
  • Passing
  • Shooting

Weeks Available:

  • Week 1 (May 29 – June 1)
  • Week 2 (June 4-8)
  • Week 4 (June 18-22)
  • Week 6 (July 2-6)
  • Week 8 (July 16-20)
  • Week 12 (August 13-17)

Tennis

Tennis

Skills Taught

  • Serving
  • Etiquette
  • Scoring

Weeks Available:

  • Week 1 (May 29 – June 1)
  • Week 5 (June 25-29)
  • Week 6 (July 2-6)
  • Week 8 (July 16-20)
  • Week 10 (July 30 – August 3)
  • Week 11 (August 6-10)
  • Week 12 (August 13-17)

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee

Skills Taught

  • Throwing
  • Scoring

Weeks Available:

  • Week 4 (June 18-22)
  • Week 8 (July 16-20)
  • Week 10 (July 30 – August 3)
  • Week 12 (August 13-17)

Volleyball

Volleyball

Skills Taught

  • Setting and passing
  • Serving
  • Scoring

Weeks Available:

  • Week 3 (June 11-15)
  • Week 5 (June 25-29)
  • Week 7 (July 9-13)
  • Week 9 (July 23-27)
  • Week 11 (August 6-10)

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 for P.A.S.S. Camp

Exclusive Learn to Skate 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 in the mornings during a select weeks of camps.

Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate will be held Monday-Friday from 8:15-8:45 a.m. (before camp) during select 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.

Learn to Skate Dates

  • Week 3 (June 11-15)
  • Week 4 (June 18-22)
  • Week 5 (June 25-29)
  • Week 9 (July 23-27)
  • Week 11 (August 6-10)

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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.

Contact Us

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

P.A.S.S. Camp Interest Form

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Programs of Interest:
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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?

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

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.

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