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School Days Off | Youth Programs

School Days Off


Can I bring my child on the day of a School Days Off session?

No. Unfortunately 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(ren) in School Days Off?

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 do I do 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 of School Days Off?

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 $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 SDO 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.

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

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 the School Days Off hold?

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

Have members of your staff undergone background checks?

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

What is your staff-to-camper ratio?

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

What does a typical day of School Days Off 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 teams
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Morning sports activities
12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon sports activities
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Regular Pick-up
5:30 – 6 p.m. Late care