SPREE Camps are educational, outdoor, and active programs. Education will be hands-on and engaging, but will require listening, respect, and cooperation by campers. Structured lessons will be broken up by snacks, free-time, quiet time, and other activities. It may be helpful to discuss the educational component with your child if they attend camp to ensure this program is a good fit.
While we do have indoor facilities, we are outdoors in all sorts of weather at SPREE camps. Please dress for the changing Colorado climate. We will adjust location or structure of activities, if needed.
Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Please note 3:30 – 5:00 pm requires an additional after care fee.
2022-2023 School Year Dates & Themes
MICRO & MACRO WORLDS Friday, September 30
Let’s dive into a drop of river water and explore the life inside! We’ll use microscopes and magnifiers to explore the thousands of organisms that can be found in our soil, water, and air.
SLUGS TO BUGS Friday, October 14
Insects, worms, snakes, and slugs are the focus of this camp! Campers learn to separate fact from fiction as they meet and learn all about these amazing creatures.
CREEPY CRAWLIES Monday, October 17
Do you get excited about slime and the creepy crawly things that live under logs? Then this is the camp for you! Beetles, slugs, and centipedes are just a few animals we’ll get to find and study up close in this camp.
NATIVE NOVEMBER Monday, November 21
Take a journey through the ages and discover the ways of the Arapahoe and Cheyenne by learning about the people and animals of Colorado’s past and present.
SECRETS OF THE FOREST Tuesday, November 22
There’s more to a forest than what we see. Did you know that the trees in a forest communicate with each other and exchange energy stores? Discover how trees talk to each other, how birds communicate with deer, and how ants protect plants.
Spring Break Camp
March 28 – 31, 2023 (registration will open in early 2023)
The SPREE team is busy creating the specific adventures and activities for our 2023 School Break Camp. One thing we do know? Campers are guaranteed a week of fun exploring new fields of science and how they relate to our South Platte River through experiments, lessons, crafts, games, and so much more.
FrOGs Get a Jump on Registration
Friends of Greenway donors – or FrOGs – are eligible for early Spring Break Camp registration and other amazing benefits.
SPREE School Break Camp Registration for FrOGs begins January 21, 2023!
SPREE is hands down (my child’s) favorite camp EVER and she has dedicated a spot in her room specifically to "SPREE Memories."
When I dropped my daughter off at SPREE this morning, she ran as fast as she could to SPREE HQ out in front of me. I have never seen her act this way about school or a special camp before. She LOVES SPREE Camp, thank you for this opportunity.
SPREE is my favorite camp. It’s why I come here every time I can!
SPREE Headquarters at Johnson Habitat Park: 610 S Jason St, Denver, CO 80223
Documents & Policies
Peruse our Parent Handbook, packing list, and find forms fast. We have answers to your common camp questions ready to go. Of course, if you need more assistance, you can contact us.
Leaders in Training
The Leaders in Training program is an important part of SPREE School Break Camps. During the school year, current 6th-9th grade students are encouraged to apply if they previously attended SPREE camp and are interested in assisting campers and teachers while developing and improving their leadership skills. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
Contact Information & Feedback
Still have questions about summer camp or want to offer feedback? Reach out to our Camp Coordinator for more information. Email email@example.com or call 303-481-1974.
Sponsor SPREE Camps
Would you or your business like to sponsor a SPREE Camp? This is a great way to gain exposure while supporting SPREE, Denver’s children, and the South Platte River. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.