Frequently Asked Questions

What about COVID-19?

As responsible leaders of this event, we reserve the right to change or update any and all procedures and events as needed to keep you safe. We are monitoring the situation for any updates or changes in health regulations. Check the current level of concern here. We will continue to wear masks on our tours as necessary and abide by rules of third party providers such as the hotel, bus company and community centers on tour. We will be conscious of Center’s capacities as well as set limits on participation as needed. If you have symptoms before traveling or joining us please stay at home or in your hotel room and contact us.

What is Rec Camp?

Rec Camp is all about Community Recreation and fills the void of conferences dedicated to the education of Parks & Recreation professionals in the intricacies of planning, designing, building and operating Community Recreation Centers.

– Learn about trends in recreation center from experts in the field

– Tour existing centers with Rec Camp Counselors on hand to answer your questions

– Find out what to plan for and how to make your project a success

Hear testimonials from alumni here.

What is the Rec Camp itinerary?

Rec Camp will start at 3:00 pm on Tuesday and wrap up around 12:00 pm on Friday.

– Tuesday Afternoon: 3:00pm – Registration Opens 

– Tuesday Afternoon: 4:00-5:30 pm – Facility Operations Workshop

– Tuesday Evening: 5:30-7:30 pm – Welcome Reception

– Wednesday and Thursday 7am – 6pm – Facility Tours 

– Friday morning: 8am- Noon – Community Recreation Workshop

What is the Cost?

$525 – Early bird is a $50 discount good until March 18, 2022. This includes a water bottle and the welcome reception (drinks and apps). Hotel room is an additional cost.

Do you take POs?

Yes, select the PO option at check out. If you pay by purchase order your confirmation email will act as your invoice. Send Check to: 

Barker Rinker Seacat c/o Rec Camp, 3457 Ringsby Court, Unit 200, Denver, CO 80216

You will remain on the wait list until payment is received. There is a $1 processing fee for PO’s

We encourage you to pay on your own credit card and get your organization to reimburse you if that is a possibility.

When does registration open up?

Monday, January 10th at 10am MT

Why is there a limit of 45 registrants?

We pride ourselves on small numbers to give each camper a personal experience. Campers will be grouped into teams of 8-9 people with two counselors. Also, we only have one bus that holds about 45, so there you go.

Are CEUs available?

Rec Camp has partnered with the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association to offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for attendants.

What is the 1/2 day Planning Workshop on Friday?

The 1/2 day Community Planning Workshop on Friday is an interactive session focused on the planning, design and operations of community recreation centers. Facilitators will guide groups through a roll playing scenario with real life applications. Watch a video here.

Will meals be provided at Rec Camp?

Tuesday evening heavy appetizers will be served at the welcome reception. Light breakfast (breakfast burritos, granola bars, fresh fruit), will be grab-and-go on Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. Dinner is on your own. Snacks will be provided mid-morning on Friday during the workshop. The hotel has room service, a coffee shop and a full-service restaurant that serves food from 6:30am to 10:00pm. Additionally, there are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Find out other bonus benefits when you come on board.

Will transportation be provided?

The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron is only a 40 minute drive from Denver International Airport, which has multiple car rental services; taxi, Uber, Lyft, and rail service to Union Station in downtown Denver.

If you are planning to go to Denver, it is about a 35 minute drive from the hotel.

A bus will be provided for tours on Wednesday and Thursday.

What amenities does the hotel have?

The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel has a fitness center, pool, Starbucks or in-room coffee & tea, restaurant and a wide range of services available to guests (availability varies to due to Covid-19 restrictions). Visit the hotel site for more info.

What is there to do at night?

Conveniently located between Denver and Boulder, the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel is close to many area attractions. 

What should I bring?

Visit our page with a suggested packing list for the 4 days you will be with us.

Who is the event sponsor?

The sponsor is BRS Architecture, a Denver and Dallas based architecture firm specializing in community recreation design and planning.

What is Base Camp?

Base Camp is our online education offering. We have hosted two virtual presentations. Check out our page to learn more.

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