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P.A.S.S. Camp


What is P.A.S.S. Camp?

P.A.S.S. (Pioneer Athletic Super Summer) Camp is an introduction to sports for boys and girls ages 5-11 years old.

We offer five sports majors each week. Sports majors give campers an opportunity to focus on one sport for an hour and a half each day. P.A.S.S. camp focuses on sport fundamentals, sportsmanship, fun and friendship.

Are scholarships available for P.A.S.S. Camp?

The S.A.V.E. Scholarship program is available to all campers.

To reserve your child's spot in P.A.S.S. Camp while your S.A.V.E. application is reviewed, a 50 percent deposit must accompany the completed application.

If a 50 percent deposit is not received, registration will be subject to availability once the S.A.V.E. application has been reviewed and an award determined.

For S.A.V.E. Scholarship information and application forms, please visit the S.A.V.E. program website.

Can I bring my child on the day of P.A.S.S. 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 camp 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(ren) in P.A.S.S. Camp?

A completed registration form and 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 P.A.S.S. Camp?

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

Do you offer early or late care? How much do the extended hours cost?

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.

Do I need to bring any extra clothes for my child(ren)?

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.

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.

What does a typical day of P.A.S.S. Camp look like?
7:30 – 8 a.m. Early care
8 – 9 a.m. Check-in
9 – 9:30 a.m. Morning snack and transition into sports majors
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Sports majors drills and skill sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Transition into age-group teams and lunch
1 – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon activities—teams participate in a different sport each hour
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Regular pick-up
5:30 – 6 p.m. Late care