All About Funshine

Funshine is a state licensed summer day program for ages 6-12 years old. For over 15 years Funshine has provided children a safe and creative environment to spend their summer holiday. The City of Brighton and School District 27-J have a long standing relationship allowing Funshine access to a local school for the summer months. 

Included: All field trips, transportation, swimming, daily activities and the Funshine t-shirt

Activities: All participants attend weekly swimming and field trips to places such as the following places in 2016 Adams mystery playhouse, Broomfield Bay, Denver Zoo and Union Reservoir. In addition, craft projects are offered throughout the week while board games, sports, reading, art and group games are also offered daily.
 Parent Handbook * will be available in 2017
The 2017 Parent Handbook has all the detailed information you need to know about the program including what we provide, what we need you to provide, expectations you can have of us and the expectations we have of your child while with us this summer. It encompasses all things Funshine to make the summer a great success for everyone. 
Weekly Oasis Trips
Weekly Swimming at the Brighton Oasis Water Park
The Brighton Oasis offers something for everyone featuring two exciting slides, a lazy river with zero depth entry and a wave generator, and a diving board area. There is a tot pool with zero depth entry and interactive play features as well as a water basketball area. 
Swim Enhancement(Optional)
The enhancement program helps improve swimming skills. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability. This program will be offered only to Funshine participants & held at the Rec. Center. There will be a total of 5 lessons through the entire session for an additional fee.
Reading Time
We encourage 30 minutes of reading every day at Funshine. Please send your child with a book, magazine or workbook each day so they may participate in this activity. Anythink Library has a wonderful selection of items and a special children's area with age appropriate materials.

Important Phone Numbers
Office Phone Number:   303-655-2595
Funshine Cell Phone:      303-726-7355
Recreation Supervisor @ Brighton Recreation Center 303-655-2219
Assistant Coordinator of Youth Programs @ Brighton Recreation Center: 303-655-2209
Sample Daily Schedule
 Regular/Full Day at Camp
7:30 – 9:00 Extended Hour Campers Check-in
8:30 – 9:00 Regular Hour Campers Check-in
9:00 – 9:30 Camper Round Up and Pow Wow
9:30 – 10:00 Groups Split
10:00 – 11:00 Snack (outside) and activities (inside or outside)
11:00 – 11:15 Get Ready for Lunch
11:15 – 12:30 Lunch and Playground
12:30 – 2:30 Sunscreen and Activities
2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Snack (Outside)
3:00 – 3:30 Campfire
3:30 – 4:00 Regular and Extended Hour campers split
4:00 – 5:30 Extended Hour Campers do games inside
*Swim Enhancement is an optional additional cost. We offer the opportunity for your child to participate in a weekly swim class held at the recreation center.
Transportation provided. We will encourage those campers who we notice need help during their swim test at the Oasis. If they do not pass the swim test or do not take the swim test they must remain in the zero depth entry pool. 

Getting Ready For Camp
Talk with your child Explain that ALL school rules apply while attending Funshine:
Treat yourself and others with respect
Always stay with the group
No rough or violent behavior
Clean up after yourself
Take care of school property
No inappropriate language
Use whispering voices and walking feet while traveling through the hallways
Let a staff person know when you need to use the restroom
Items Needed at Camp
Two Snacks
Lunch balanced with nutrition: protein, carbohydrate, good fat, fruit/veggie
Refillable water bottle: please avoid plastic disposable bottles(State licensing requires staff to check lunches to make sure they are sufficient in nutrients)
Sun block: Waterproof 30+
Sturdy shoes: good for running and gravel playground
Your child will need a sack lunch on field trip days.

Electronics and Cell Phone Policy
Funshine does not allow ANY video games or cell phones at camp. This rule attempts to prevent expensive personal items being lost or stolen. If your child carries a cell phone for safety reasons, he/she may bring it to camp and it must be kept in their backpack the entire day. Funshine staff is not responsible for these items. If taken away parents can pick up items from the Funshine Office and talk to the Directors.


Tips for Parents:

  • We advise parents to send their child with a sack lunch, Morning snack, afternoon snack, towel, swimsuit, and sunscreen every day the first week of camp in case there are last minute group changes and until you are more familiar with your child's schedule.
  • Parents are responsible to send their child with a healthy an nutritious sack lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and sunscreen daily. There is no access to refrigeration or microwaves for lunches. Please, no glass items are to be sent.
  • Make sure your child's belongings are clearly labeled with their name.
  • Weekly newsletters will be posted online and a printed version will be at the site.
  • Participants will not be allowed to access the concession stand at the Brighton Oasis to help reduce lost money.
  • Make sure your child is wearing the appropriate footwear based on the day's activities. Shoes that tie or can be secured are ideal for when they are running in the gym or on the playground. This is a safety issue for your child and is highly recommended.
  • In the event your child forgets or misplaces his / her sunscreen, they may use some from the Funshine Office:NO-AD Brand SPF 50