Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2019 registration will open January 2019

Welcome to Camp Connect Us! Our camp offers an uplifting 1, 2 or 3 week camp 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 where they’re encouraged to express their individuality and discover commonalities with their peers.  They gain an understanding and appreciation of Our 2nd-3rd grade groups will also get physical, but their activities will engage them in group problem-solving and discussions, communication, sharing their perspectives and learning from other points of view.

Dates & Times

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Week 1
June 19, 20, & 21 (TU, WE, TH)
Week 2
June 26, 27, & 28 (TU, WE, TH)
Week 3
July 2, 3, & 5 (MO, TU, TH)

Weekly Tuition

1st Child: $235 / Siblings: $215
10% discount for all 3 weeks

**If your child is a resident of the city and county of Denver, please contact Stephanie@connectusnow.org or call 303-773-3960 to inquire about reduced tuition available for Denver residents, thanks to a grant from Rocky Mountain Human Services.** 

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-Kindergarten, 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: Once your registration option has been selected, you’ll be asked to fill out your child’s information and submit a $50 deposit per child.

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

Registration will require an account, please click here to create one.

Online registration forms and remaining balances are due by May 31st, 2018. 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?
Greenwood Community Church, 5600 E. Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.  *Camp has no religious affiliation.*

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?
Drop-off and pick-up are on the south side of the church, along the back of the building.

Who will work with my child during camp?
We have been extremely successful in finding fun, phenomenal leaders who have a genuine passion for bringing out the best in kids. These dynamic group facilitators are CPR-certified and receive hands-on training during our after-school and recess programs. Information about our summer staff will be provided in an email you will receive 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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