The City of Lakewood and Jeffco Public Schools have partnered for the second year to bring transportation to the Camp Paha program.
Jeffco school’s transportation office will lease school buses to Camp Paha and School-Age Services summer camp programs, helping to bring the cost to the city down.
This partnership will also allow for less bus repair time.
Camp Paha is a summer day-camp for youth and adults with disabilities based at Fletcher Miller School.
The camp for two, three-week sessions is in June and July. The School-Age Services camps are based at three different locations and run June 5 to Aug. 13.
“Prior to this partnership we rented buses from a company in the mountains, and the cost to get them down to us was expensive,” said Mark Snow, Camp Paha executive director.
“The Jeffco buses are newer and better maintained, so there is no downtime for us as we wait for buses to get repairs.”
Campers are transported to parks, recreation centers and locations for special field trips like the Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Zoo using the school buses for transportation, according to Snow.