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P.A.S.S. CAMP

A DU summer tradition and the perfect mix of play and practice for ages 5-11!

Pioneer Athletic Super Summer (P.A.S.S.) Camp is a weekly sports and wellness summer camp for campers ages 5–11. Entering its 26th summer at DU, P.A.S.S. Camp is a DU summer tradition for the University and the Denver community.

P.A.S.S. Camp focuses on sportsmanship, teamwork and the fundamentals of sports. Campers will have the opportunity to experience the NCAA Division I varsity fields, courts and rinks that the Denver Pioneers call home.

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

For participants beyond a beginner level, we recommend attending the Denver Pioneers summer camps.

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Sports Majors

During each week of P.A.S.S. Camp, campers will work with coaches who specialize in one of our five offered Sports Majors including college athletes, high school coaches and local professionals. These coaches will give your children the opportunity to experience practices and games first-hand and potentially introduce them to their new passion.

Majors rotate daily, and the skills learned in each are revisited throughout the week allowing campers to fully explore the sport.

Lacrosse

On the first purpose built lacrosse field west of the Mississippi (Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium), campers will learn to scoop, pass and shoot with our highly-skilled lacrosse coaches.

Hockey

Practicing on the same ice as DU’s NCAA National Championship hockey team, campers will work with coaches on skating, stick handling and shooting.

Basketball

Utilizing one of the DU men’s and women’s basketball practice facilities, campers will work with coaches on passing, dribbling and shooting skills.

Tennis

At DU’s own Stapleton Tennis Pavilion, campers will practice serving, scoring and volleying with our youth tennis coaches.

Soccer

Campers will take to one of the Ritchie Center’s beautiful athletic fields where they will practice dribbling, passing and shooting.

Volleyball

Teams will learn to work together to bump, set and spike while practicing where DU’s Summit League champion women’s volleyball team practices.

Golf

Under the instruction of a University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch golf pro, campers will learn proper technique, how to swing and the etiquette of golf.

Baseball

Campers will spend beautiful summer mornings learning America’s pastime on one of our well maintained outdoor athletic fields while practicing throwing, catching, hitting and the strategy of baseball.

Flag Football

Campers will lace up to run slants, throw hail marys and score touchdowns while learning the intricacies of football from one of our highly-trained local youth coaches.

Hip Hop

Campers will learn dance technique, confidence and self-expression from a professional dancer.

Martial Arts

In The Ritchie Center’s martial arts studio, campers will work with a black belt master instructor to learn the principles of discipline, self-defense and what it takes to become a martial arts master.

Outdoor Adventure

Campers will utilize the beautiful and expansive DU campus to learn navigation, survival skills, flora and fauna identification, “Leave No Trace” principles and how to appreciate amazing areas surrounding us.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee breaks the mold of traditional sports by empowering the players to act as officials and make calls based on the spirit of the game. Campers will practice throwing, catching, teamwork and scoring in this fast-paced game.

Climbing

Campers will scale the Ritchie Center’s indoor rock climbing wall to learng footwork, body positioning and confidence in order reach new heights.

Parkour

While trying one the most popular up-and-coming sports, campers will learn coordination, confidence and movement while jumping, tumbling and vaulting across the beautiful DU campus.

Track & Field

One of the world’s oldest sports is still one of the most exciting for campers when they line up at the starting line of the 100-meter dash. Campers will learn about the variety of track and field events and attempt to set camp records while practicing with our coaches.

2019 P.A.S.S. Camp Schedule

P.A.S.S. Camp will be held May 28 – August 23, 2019!

If you enjoy P.A.S.S. Camp, you’ll want to check out our School Days Off program, which features daily sports camps on days when school is out of session!

P.A.S.S. Camp is offered on a weekly basis, not daily.

Camp hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with early and late care available).

Learn to Skate at 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 Dates

Week 3 (June 10-14)
Week 4 (June 17-21)
Week 5 (June 24-28)
Week 7 (July 8-12)
Week 10 (July 29 – August 1)*
Week 12 (August 12-16)

*Learn to Skate will only be held Monday-Thursday during Week 10. Cost will be prorated for this 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.

Cost: $75/week

 

     

Learn to Swim at P.A.S.S. Camp

Exclusive 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 in the afternoons during a select weeks of camps.

Learn to Swim Dates

Week 3 (June 10-14)
Week 4 (June 17-21)
Week 5 (June 24-28)
Week 7 (July 8-12)
Week 8 (July 15-19)
Week 9 (July 22-26)

P.A.S.S. Camp staff will escort your child to Learn to Swim from P.A.S.S. Camp each afternoon. Participants will be picked up at Gates Field House.

Cost: $75/week

 

Cost

Late Registration (beginning May 1): $335/week ($270 for four-day weeks*)

*The week of July 1-5 will cost $190.

Add Early Care (7:30-8:00 a.m.): $30/week
Add Late Care (5:00-5:30 p.m.): $30/week

Cost includes lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks.

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

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.

Parent Handbook

Before registering and attending P.A.S.S. Camp, we encourage parents read the 2019 P.A.S.S. Camp Handbook.


 

How to Register

Registration for P.A.S.S. Camp is available online.

Step 1: Youth Activities Pre-Registration

Before you can register for any week of P.A.S.S. Camp, you must complete the Youth Activities pre-registration (prerequisite).

The Youth Programs pre-registration is a $0 fee registration that allows you to enter your child’s required medical, authorized release, emergency contact and acknowledgment of risk information for P.A.S.S. Camp.

Step 2: P.A.S.S. Camp Registration

Once you have completed the Youth Activities pre-registration, you can register for P.A.S.S. Camp.

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


Changing Weeks

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.

Medication 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.

What to Bring to Camp

P.A.S.S. Camp provides all sports equipment (with the exception of hockey pads).

Please send your child with the following:

  • a water bottle (labeled with their name)
  • tennis shoes
  • a properly fitting helmet for ice skating (required for all campers)
  • warm clothes for ice skating
  • swimsuit and towel for swimming
  • sunscreen (with permission form if you will be providing your own sunscreen and not utilizing the sunscreen provided by P.A.S.S. Camp)

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?

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.

Credit card is the only payment method accepted when paying over the phone.


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 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Early care is available from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. for $30/week. Late care is available from 5:00 – 5:30 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. Helmets are required for campers ages 8 and under.

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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