Summer Camp 2019

Welcome to Camp Connect Us! Our camp offers an uplifting 6-week experience that fosters children’s social growth through guided, EXTREMELY FUN, imaginative, collaborative activities. Our 15-hour per week program provides intensive, social-skill-building opportunities in small, age-based group settings. Teammates depend on one another to achieve common goals and are coached, as needed, to communicate, problem-solve and engage with their peers. Skill development occurs while kids are doing what they they love most—having fun with peers!

Whether socially gifted or awkward, extremely shy or extroverted, magic happens when diverse groups of kids are brought together in a supportive, social learning environment and encouraged to express their individuality and discover commonalities with their peers.  They learn from each other’s perspectives, gain an understanding and appreciation of differences and are better prepared to show respect and dignity for others and themselves.

Location Change: Our camp location for the past 6 years, Greenwood Community Church, is remodeling their building this summer, so we’re holding our Tech Center area camp back where we started 10 years ago: Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (which is also where our home office is located). Thank you to the JCCC for having us back!

**NOW OFFERING EXTENDED DAY OPTION FROM 2:00PM – 4:00PM! $30 PER DAY.
FOR AVAILABILITY, CONTACT programs@connectusnow.org!





Dates & Times

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Denver Area Location
Lowry Elementary School
8001 E Cedar Ave, Denver, CO 80230

Week 1 –
June 11, 12, & 13

Week 2 –
June 18, 19, & 20 

Week 3 –
June 25, 26, & 27

DTC Area Location
Joyous Chinese Cultural Center
6940 S Holly Cir, Centennial, CO

Week 4 –
July 9, 10, & 11 

Week 5 –
July 16, 17, & 18 

Week 6 –
July 23, 24, & 25








Weekly Tuition

1st Child: $235 / Siblings: $200
15% discount for all 6 weeks

**Thanks to a generous grant from Rocky Mountain Human Services, residents of the city and county of Denver are eligible to receive a discounted tuition rate of $115.00 for the primary child and $100.00 per sibling. Register below:





Age Groups:

Although we have general age guidelines below, sometimes a younger child is better suited for an older group and vice-versa. For example, Lofty Leaders may be a perfect fit for a very mature 4th grader.

Connect The Tots

Pre-K, Ages 3-5

Exploring social interaction through structured, interactive activities involving music, dance, ‘snack chat’ and pretend play. The Tots curriculum fosters turn-taking, cooperation, communication, listening and shared enjoyment. Must be potty-trained.

Shooting Stars

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

In addition to playing and having tons of fun, this group focuses on preparing kids for kindergarten.  Goals include developing cooperative play, communication and listening skills, following directions, sportsmanship, friendly competition, sharing and flexibility.

Grow With the Flow

Grades 2nd & 3rd

Curriculum is all about teamwork and friendly competition. Activities involve group discussions and problem-solving, open communication, flexibility, encouraging others, asserting own views and learning from other points of view.

Lofty Leaders

Grades 4th & 5th

Same objectives as Grow with the Flow with an extra focus on self-advocating,  assertiveness, positive self-talk and standing up for self and others. They will be challenged to lead activities as well as take direction from their peers.

Teen Group

Grades 6th – 8th

Our preteens and teens will build camaraderie and connections with their peers as they engage in extremely fun activities that require group problem-solving, imagination and perspective-taking.  They’ll practice decoding verbal and non-verbal communication and have a daily discussion on typical teen issues such as handling peer conflict, stress, bullying and friendship.  They’ll have opportunities to be peer leaders and mentors for our younger groups.

Camp Curriculum:

All age groups will begin in their home-base group and rotate to different facilitator teams/activities throughout the day, such as:

    • Opening & Closing Friendship Circles
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Physical Play / Sports
    • Science / Cooking / Sensory Activities
    • Music / Drama / Imaginative Play
  • Outdoor Adventure / Water Play

The youngest group will have a period of quiet/rest time in the afternoon, while the other groups participate in a community activity. In addition to the dozens of exciting activities we have planned, there are weekly theme parties, special guests and surprises around each corner!

Questions? Please contact:
programs@connectusnow.org or call (303) 773-3960.



Registration Procedures:

Returning Families: Select the link above and complete the form for your child. Afterward, select the number of weeks you’d like to register for and upon checkout, you’ll be asked to submit a $50 deposit per week for each child.

New Families: Please email programs@connectusnow.org or call (303) 773-3960 prior to registering so we can learn about your child/children.

Online registration forms and remaining balances are due by May 31st, 2019. After this date, please contact us to check availability.

FAQs:

What are camp hours?
9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Drop-off begins daily at 8:50 am. Pick-up is at 2:00 pm.

Where is camp held?
Weeks 1 – 3: Lowry Elementary, 8001 E Cedar Ave, Denver, CO 80230
Weeks 4 – 6: Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, 6940 S Holly Cir, Centennial, CO 80112

Why do new families have to contact you prior to enrolling?
It is our policy to complete a short phone intake with new families. The purpose is for us to learn about your child and to explain how we foster social inclusion and relationship-skill development through collaborative group activities. If your child has social deficits, (with or without a diagnosis), we may request that he/she visit one of our after-school programs or come to our office. These visits are extremely helpful in preparing kids and parents for camp and making sure our camp is a good fit for your family.

Will my child need to bring a lunch?
Yes, your child will need a lunch and water bottle daily. You may pack extra food for snacks, although snacks will be provided.

Are activities indoors or outdoors?
Activities will be both inside and outside daily, weather permitting. We may have some offsite activities, like a hike along the Highline Canal or an excursion to a nearby park.

Where do I drop-off my child?
Lowry Elementary-entrance of school. JCCC-on the playground.

Who will work with my child during camp?
We have been extremely successful in finding fun, professional leaders who have a genuine passion for bringing out the best in kids. Our dynamic facilitators are CPR-certified and receive several months of hands-on training during our after-school and recess programs. Information about our summer staff will be provided in an email we’ll send you before camp begins.

What is the facilitator to child ratio?
The ratio is approximately one facilitator for every five children.

How many children are in each group?
Each group typically has 8-12 children.

Is there a cancellation policy?
We kindly request cancellation notice in writing by email. Notice of cancellation by May 25th will receive a full refund. After May 25th, refunds will be total amount paid less $75, which includes $50 deposit and $25 processing fee.

Do you offer financial assistance?
Yes. We offer scholarships and payment plans. Contact programs@connectusnow.org or call (303) 773-3960.



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