Parker Arts offers educators the chance to integrate and enrich their curriculum with live performing arts, student and teacher workshops, volunteer and paid opportunities, and professional development. Our mission is to provide these educational opportunities free to all Douglas County youth, while fostering their creativity and community engagement. We need your support!
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If you already know which class you’re interested in, you can go straight to the registration page here.
Have a question or comment for a member of the Education Department? Email us here.
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Do you have an idea for a class we could offer? Share it with us here.
Don’t just take our word for it …
“This is the best community class I have ever taken. The level of instruction is far beyond what I expected and the class is fun and engaging.”
“Joy is delightful and brings everyone into a nice, friendly group.”
“Colleen is fantastic with these lil ones!”
“My daughter loved the class, and was so excited about the cookies she made. The instructor seemed very organized and prepared. She’s excited to take the instructor’s next baking class!”
“I look forward to signing up for another class!”
“It was a fun day camp, scheduled on a day out of school!”
“The class was really great. It got my son out of his comfort zone and challenged him and opened him up to new things (like singing and dancing) that he did not know he liked. He wants to join for the Spring class.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see answers to some our most frequently asked questions below. For even more detailed information, please visit Policies and Procedures.
Who can I contact for Education questions?
Education Phone: 303.805.3374
Education Email: PACEedu@parkeronline.org
Contact: Kirstin Fletcher, Education Manager
Phone Number: 303.805.3364
Contact: Alyssa Haines, Education Specialist
Phone Number: 303.805.3374
Contact: PACE Center Patron Services
Phone Number: 303.805.6800
Weather Hotline: 303.805.3289
What is your policy for weather closures/inclement weather?
When there is inclement weather, cancellation of classes/camps will be determined by 8:00 a.m. Closures will be posted on the Parker Arts website and the Parker Arts Weather Hotline at 303.805.3289. If permissible, make-up sessions will be scheduled for classes. Camps are not permissible for makeup days. Refunds will not be issued for partial or full class cancellations due to weather closures.
Parker Arts follows inclement weather closure procedures of Douglas County Schools. If schools are closed, Parker Arts enrichment for all ages are closed for that day (morning, afternoon and evening classes are cancelled). There are no delayed-starts for Parker Arts classes or school shows. If school is not in session (i.e. school break), cancellation of classes/camps will be determined by the Education Manager by 8:00 a.m.
How do I get the latest weather closure information?
Weather Hotline at 303.805.3289
What is your activity refund policy?
If a class is canceled due to insufficient registration, you will be notified prior to the class and will receive a full refund, credit or transfer to another class.
Patron cancelation and transfer requests for classes must be made three business days prior to the scheduled start of the activity. There is a $5 processing fee.
Patron cancellation and transfer requests for camps must be made five business days prior to the scheduled start of a camp. There is a $10 processing for refunds.
How do I provide emergency contact information for my child enrolled in camp?
Who provides Parker Arts classes and camps?
Classes and weekly camps at Parker Arts are run by enrichment contractors. Curriculum and communication is provided by the enrichment contractor. Class/camp registration is through Parker Arts.
How are age determinations made and managed for camps?
Each participant must be the correct age by the first day the class starts. Ages qualifications are set by the contracted class/camp provider for the following reasons: curriculum content and difficulty, dexterity and coordination, student age dynamics, and instructor student ratio.
My child is enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps. Is supervision offered during lunch, in between classes?
By registering for corresponding weekly summer camps in the morning and afternoon, campers may attend a free supervised lunch with Parker Arts education staff. Please call 303-805-3374 or email email@example.com to reserve your child a spot in Lunch Bunch for any summer week(s) that they are enrolled in both a Parker Arts morning camp and a Parker Arts afternoon camp.
Students attending a full-day camp must bring a peanut-free lunch, snacks, and water bottle. Students attending a half-day camp must bring a peanut-free snack and water bottle.
Does Parker Arts provide a Parents Handbook?
Where can I park to drop off and pick up my child(ren)?
No Parking on Pikes Peak Avenue
Pikes Peak Avenue is a through street and is a no parking zone. Therefore, parking of any kind is prohibited on Pikes Peak Avenue in front of the PACE Center.
The well-being of your children is our biggest concern both in the parking-lot and inside the PACE Center. Please assist us in ensuring their safety by walking them into their classroom.
Does Parker Arts have a lost and found?
Parker Arts has a lost and found. Items are stored in the patron lounge for approximately 30 days prior to being donated to a local charity. Valuable lost items are stored in a safe. For lost items, please contact Patron Services at 303-805-8600.
Where can I find information on your camp safety guidelines and procedures?
Where can I find the latest Parker Recreation and Cultural Activity brochure?
Given the rapidly changing environment due to COVID-19, and as we are considering cost-saving measures, we have decided to cancel the printing and mailing of the Fall/Winter 2020 Recreation and Cultural Activity Brochure and offer a Digital Edition here. The Fall/Winter Brochure includes programs and events for both Parker Recreation and Parker Arts. Find additional program information and registration at www.ParkerRec.com and www.ParkerArts.org/education. We are looking forward to this fall and winter and inviting the community back to our facilities, programs and events!
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