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School Days Off

School Days Off is a sports-based day camp offered on days when most local schools are out of session.

At School Days Off, campers participate in a variety of sports activities, including:

  • rock climbing
  • ice skating
  • field house sports

By participating in School Days Off, campers stay active while out of school, and parents have an alternative to day care.


Program Information

Next Dates: TBA

Ages: 5-11 years

Cost: $57/day

Snow Days Off

When Denver Public Schools are closed because of snow, bring your child to Snow Days Off! Kids will participate in the same activities as School Days Off from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

During a snow event, we will update this page with information by 5:30 a.m. if the Ritchie Center will host Snow Days Off

Upcoming Program Dates

School Days Off dates for the 2016-17 school year will be posted in July.

Cost

First child: $57/day

Lunch: $6/day

Early or late care: $5/session


Coors Fitness Center members, DU faculty/staff, DU students and DU alumni receive a 10% discount. Please call 303-871-3908 to confirm your DU affiliation prior to your first enrollment.

Registration

Register online.

Any registrations received within 48 hours of a School Days Off session are subject to a $10 late fee.

Please note that registration closes 24 hours prior to a School Days Off session, and daily drop-ins are no longer available.

Immunization Records

All campers must have a current immunization record on file before participating in School Days Off. If you would like to confirm that your child’s immunization record is on file, please call 303-871-3908.

Contact Us

For additional information on School Days Off, please contact the Youth Activities Office at 303-871-3908 or youthprograms@du.edu, or complete the interest form below.

School Days Off Interest Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my child on the day of a School Days Off session without pre-registering?

No. To ensure the quality of the program and staffing ratios, daily drop-in is no longer available.

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

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance and are subject to a 10 percent processing fee. Please call 303-871-3908 to cancel a School Days Off registration.

What forms of payment do you accept?

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

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

A completed registration form and current immunization record must be on file for each camper before his/her first day of School Days Off.

Forms must have original signatures. If you fax your registration form, you must initial next to each of your signatures when you arrive at School Days Off.

What if my child is sick and cannot attend?

You may call the Youth Activities Manager at 303-871-3908 and inform him of your child’s absence from School Days Off. If a doctor’s note is provided, you will be credited for your child’s canceled enrollment.

What are the standard hours for School Days Off?

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

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

Early care is available from 7:30 – 8 a.m. for $5 a day.

Late care is available from 5:30 – 6 p.m. for $5 a day.

Where do I drop off/pick up my child?

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 School Days Off participants.

Directions from University Blvd.: 1. Turn west on to Asbury Ave. 2. Continue past the Ritchie Center and the fire lane/crosswalk. 3. Turn right into the parking lot located under the tennis courts (Lot T).

From the parking lot, you will walk up a brick path to the Ritchie Center and enter Gates Field House through the west doors.

Staff will be on site to assist with parking.

Does my child need to bring any extra clothing?

We recommend you send your child with a swimsuit and towel, sweatshirt or light jacket, as well as an extra change of clothes.

Is equipment provided?

Yes. School Days Off provides all equipment for each of our sports activities.

What certifications do School Days Off staff hold?

All School Days Off staff hold CPR, AED, first aid and concussion certifications.

Have School Days Off staff members gone through background checks?

Yes. All staff members undergo a criminal background check before working in the program.

What is the staff-to-participant ratio?

School Days Off provides a 1:15 or better staff to camper ratio at all times.