Get Ready for SPREE Camp
There’s a lot to know for SPREE Camp! Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through everything – from daily schedules, refund policies, drop off locations, medication information, and a parent handbook. We have all the information you’ll need to be ready for SPREE Camp.
All registrants of SPREE Camp will receive an informational email about camp in May, as well as the week before camp begins.
SPREE Camp Parent Handbook
Parents are required to read and familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures in the SPREE Parent Handbook. SPREE requires families sign a document stating you have received, read and understand these policies. Most importantly, all grown ups and campers need to follow to these policies and procedures.
Nobody loves paperwork, but it’s essential to have a complete camper profile prior to attending SPREE Camp. All camp paperwork must be completed on the Regpacks registration website. You will be asked to fill out general registration information, vaccine information, health information, and emergency contacts for each child. Campers with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend camp.
The below forms are only needed if they apply to your camper. If you need to provide medication information for your camper, you must fill out the appropriate form(s) and upload them to Regpack before your camper attends camp.
Medication Forms (as needed)
Summer Camp: Cancellations prior to May 1 can be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee.
School Break Camp: Cancellations 14 days prior to the camp start date can be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee.
Camper registrations may be rescheduled to a different week with no fee, depending on availability.
Starting May 1, no refunds or credits will be granted unless the camper meets these requirements:
- A full refund will be granted if a doctor’s note is provided stating the child’s health will prohibit them from participating in the program for five business days or more.
- A partial refund will be provided if the child’s family moves out of the Denver area.
- A partial or full refund will be granted if a family emergency requires the camper to be unable to attend.
Daily Packing List
Campers will be outside for a majority of the day. Please arrive wearing sunscreen and clothes that can get dirty.
All campers will need:
- Labeled bottle of sunscreen
- Labeled water bottle
- Labeled sack lunch
- 2 snacks (SPREE does not provide any food.)
- Extra pair of shoes that can go in the water (No flip flops)
- Clothes and accessories for inclement weather (sun hat, rain coat, rain boots)
- Extra change of clothes
- Small towel
- Face mask (optional)
Please leave all personal items like toys, stuffed animals, and electronic devices at home.
Daily Camp Schedule
8:00 am – 9:00 am Flexible drop-off time, free explore and craft time
9:00 am – 2:30 pm Planned activities and adventures by the river
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Flexible pick-up time, free explore and craft time
After Care (requires advanced registration and additional fee)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm After Care: free explore and craft time
SPREE Headquarters at Johnson Habitat Park: 610 S Jason St, Denver, CO 80223
Parking is available in the parking lot on West Exposition Ave or along S Jason St.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of your children and our staff has always been The Greenway Foundation’s number one priority. See our health & safety page for up-to-date information.
Why have SPREE Camps increased in price?
Great question. The short answer is we need to.
We recognize and understand that increasing SPREE camp prices makes it difficult for many families to attend our camps, so we didn’t make the decision to raise prices lightly. SPREE, as part of the Colorado 501c3 non-profit organization, The Greenway Foundation, does not profit off of our summer camps. In order to continue to deliver the value and quality that you and your family have come to expect in a camp experience, these price increases are necessary. Some of the reasons why include:
- Cost of living has increased, as well as minimum wage. We are huge fans of the increased minimum wage, as we understand how critical it is to pay our staff a livable wage. We have had to increase camp costs to be able to pay our (high-quality!) staff accordingly.
- We provide your child with authentic outdoor experiences with urban nature and have guest programs at our summer camps. Just like our camp programs, these guest programs have also increased in price.
- We offer financial assistance to families who want to experience our camp programs and wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
- You may be sensing a trend, but all materials have gone up in cost! This includes camper materials, building maintenance, and safety materials for continued health/Covid precautions.
- We rely on public donations and grant funding to run our SPREE programs. While we remain endlessly grateful for all of the funding we receive, unfortunately many of the grants we receive have remained static year over year, meaning summer camp prices must increase.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! We’d love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also apply for a SPREE scholarship here, and you can contribute to our SPREE scholarship fund here!