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2020 Summer Day Camp

Camp 2020 is Cancelled Due to COVID-19

 (K-5th Graders for 2019-2020 School Year)

Louisville Recreation & Senior Center

Summer "Play" Day Camp, based at the Louisville Recreation Center, has the perfect mix of structured and child directed activities! Arts and Crafts fosters creativity, free thinking and self expression. Sports and games provide opportunities for teamwork, new experiences and physical activity. Free choice time allows for child-centered play for healthy brain development, imagination, physical strength and cognitive skills. Plus weekly field trips (Wednesdays,) swimming at the Recreation Center's new, expanded aquatics center (Tuesdays) and Memory Square (most Fridays) and the best counselors! No wonder campers return year after year! Take a look at calendars from previous years. Themes and activities are designed with the elementary aged child in mind. We ask parents to use their best judgment in considering enrolling a younger child, unaccustomed to a large setting with 60 children of various ages; as well as older children who may not be interested in being in a camp with various ages. Be sure to read the Summer Day Camp Handbook for specific policies and procedures. Register early, this camp traditionally fills very fast.

Counselor to camper ratio: 1:10
Increased ratio for field trip and swim days.

Tax ID #84-6000689

Comments from our parents

"This is the first camp my daughter has been to that she wants to do again the following year. She and I both felt it was an extremely positive experience. The counselors were AWESOME!"

"Great camp! Counselors were great. My son asked me to go back next summer."

"Counselors did great job with my shy child involving her in activities with older kids."

"This is our consecutive third year of summer camp at the LRC. I rate this camp as number one, very adventurous, and Excellent staff."

Comments from our campers

I love camp because
...there are so many people to play with.
...there are so many things to do.
...because my friends are there.
...because it is fun!!!
...because everybody is nice and I made new friends!
...we go swimming.
...the counselors are super friendly and awesome.
...because people know my name.

A Typical Day at Camp

8:00-8:45 Sign In/Free Choice Time
8:45-9:00 Camp meeting & Roll Call
9:00-9:45 Small Group Activity
9:45-10:15 All Camp Snack & Sunscreen
10:15-11:00 Small Group Activity
11:00-11:45 Small Group Activity
11:45 - 12:00 Sunscreen & Bathroom Break
12-1 All Camp Lunch at playground 
1-1:15 Reading Time (Mondays & Thursdays-story time, reading with buddies or independent reading)
1:15-2:00 Small Group Activity
2:00-2:45 Small Group Activity
2:45-3:15 Snack & Sunscreen
3:15-4:00 Small Group Activity
4:00-4:30 Free Choice Time/Sign Out
Tuesday Afternoon: Swim Louisville Recreation Center in the afternoon
Wednesdays: Field Trip
Friday Afternoon: Swim Memory Square (6/5, 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10) Walk to Memory square. Depart Recreation Center at approximately 11:30am and arrive at Memory Square at noon. Pick up at Memory Square by 4:30pm. Swim at Louisville Recreation Center (6/19, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31) with pick up at Recreation Center.
Small Group Activities: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Science, guest presentations, and games.

Campers are broken into 2 to 3 groups, by grade, for small group activities and they rotate activities. We will have weekly guest presenters on a wide variety of topics.

2020 Weekly tuition

Mon - Fri $195 Res / $244 Non Res
Mon, Wed, Fri $147 Res / $184 Non Res
Tues, Thurs $100 Res / $125 Non Res

Summer Camp Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Once a child is enrolled, there will be a surcharge for EVERY session cancellation or transfer.

  •    75% refund if received by 8:00am, April 27
  •    50% refund if received after 8:00am, April 27 and a minimum of three weeks before the session start date
  •    No refunds for cancellations received less than three weeks before session start date

Further questions, please contact Mandy Perera, Youth Activities Supervisor (303) 335-4902 or

2020 Registration

First Round- Louisville Residents Only: Complete a Household Registration Form  and return to the Recreation Center between 8:00 am, February 1 through 9:00 pm, February 10. Be sure to include proof of grade for each child (copy of top portion of report card or I-Ready, current schedule or student ID showing child's name, current school year and grade). Forms will be processed on a lottery basis starting February 12. Siblings will be processed together. Confirmation receipts will be e-mailed once processed.

Session dates and camp information can be found on the Recreation & Senior Center catalog's camp page.

Second Round- Online registration for both residents and non-residents will begin at noon on Wednesday, March 4. We anticipate a waitlist before online registration starts, but encourage those with a flexible schedule and ability to accept last-minute openings to get on the waitlist.

2020 Open House for Registered Families

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 7:00-7:45pm

Get your camp t-shirt, hear a short presentation and have your questions answered. Presentation beings at 7:00pm.

Mandatory Camp Paperwork and Information- forms to be updated in early 2020. We are researching an online paperwork submission program.

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Mandatory Forms & Info for all Registered Campers

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2019 Camper Information, fillable Form - complete all areas

2019 Camper Information- non-fillable form- complete all areas

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Immunization Record
Please have immunizations recorded on this form or a form that says "Approved by CDPHE." If your doctor submits immunizations on a non approved form, please transcribe onto this form and attach the doctor's copy as well.
2020 Summer Day Camp Handbook
Please read the entire booklet as it explains many of our policies and procedures.

Other Forms / Materials

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Medications (Prescription or Over the Counter)
  • Use the following forms ONLY if your child will need medication DURING camp hours. It is best to arrange to take as many medications at home as possible as we do not have a nurse on staff.
  • One form per medication.
  • No medications in camp without correct forms signed by both parent and doctor and medication in the original labeled container (Epi pens may be in their plastic tube with a pharmacy label on the outside- this is our preference as it makes them much easier to transport- thank you!).
  • Please make clear to your physician that they are filling out the forms for a lay person (camp staff member), NOT a nurse. They must be very clear and black and white with their directions as camp staff are not able to make any medical decisions.
  • Please read each explanation to make sure you fill out the correct form.
  • Detailed Instructions from our Nurse Consultant.

Allergy Action Plan is used for severe allergies and Epi Pens
Asthma Care Plan is used for any inhaled medications to include albuterol inhalers
Medication Administration is used for all general medications
Refusal to Provide Medication is used if your child has a noted medical condition, but you choose not to send any medications to camp



2019 Camp Calendars

Illness Policy-How sick is too sick?



The Louisville Recreation Center provides a variety of children's enrichment programs designed to stimulate your child's social, physical, and cognitive skills. Programs are designed with specific age groups in mind to provide the best in program quality. Please make certain your child is in the specified age required for a program by the first day of class. Children will be canceled from a class roster if they do not meet age requirements.

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