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The Den

The Den is is a safe, interactive and engaging environment for your children to stay while you enjoy some you-time on the mountain.

We provide a range of daily activities such as exploring creative indoor projects or playing outside in the snow (weather permitting). This program is designed to introduce participants to winter environments, readiness and activities. Snow toys are provided by our facility.

Our dedicated staff have the knowledge, background checks and training to ensure the children in our care will have a safe and fun experience. We are happy to answer your questions and hear your concerns. Call us at (970) 385-2144 or chat with us on-site.

Please feel free to ask questions to ensure the services offered in The Den will meet your child’s needs. 

Hours9:00am – 4:00pm
Winter 2023/2024
Dates2024/2025 Child Care Dates are TBD
Location2nd floor of the Village Center Building
Ages12 months – 4 years old
Price$160 per child/per day, lunch included
+ $40 per child/per day on peak dates: 12/26-1/1, 1/13-1/14, 2/17-2/18, 3/10-3/15
Contact(970) 385-2144
[email protected]
Required FormsChildcare Information Form
***Please fill this care form out ahead of your reserved day to expedite the check-in process***

Helpful Hints for your Child’s Stay

  • Please send your child with the items that will help them to have a good day, such as a “lovey”/”stuffy” or blanket (we have nap mats, blankets, and cribs for naptime), water bottle, and snacks if they are a picky eater.
  • Supply enough disposable diapers/pull-ups & wipes for all children not toilet trained.
  • Bring a change of clothes and appropriate outerwear.
  • Inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions upon check-in.
  • Have proper ID to access The Den.
  • Please fill out the Childcare Information form prior to arrival for an expedited check-in process the day of your reservation.

The fine print

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will only be issued if The Den is given a 48 hour notice of cancellation prior to a reservation. Please email or call us to cancel a reservation.
SICK POLICY: To ensure the safety and health of our guests children who arrive ill or with a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be admitted. Children who show signs of illness while at The Den shall be monitored and parents will be notified immediately to take the child back to parent’s care for the day. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications to enter The Den.
PICK UP POLICY: Children will only be released to persons for whom the center has written authorization. Written authorization will take place before the child is placed in the center on The Den enrollment form. Valid ID is required to pick up a child by someone who is on the authorization form that did not drop the child off.
Children who are not picked up after the center is closed will remain under the supervision of a childcare employee until the parent/guardian returns. Upon closing, Guest Services will be contacted to help contact the parent/guardian.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Registration is open! Click HERE to get started. You will only be able to register one day at a time.

In order to secure a booking with Childcare at Purgatory resort, 48 hour notice is required in order to best serve our guests. With availability we may be able to accommodate “walk-ins.” Please email or call us to inquire about availability if you’d like to make a reservation within a 24 hour time frame.

Will my child go outside?

We do our best to go outside! We have an array of toys that we play with outside such as, strider bikes with ski attachments, sleds, and snow castle building toys. Depending on conditions and safety concerns, we may choose to stay inside and engage in fun games and activities. We will not force a child to go outside if they do not want to go. 

What activities are offered?

We value free play and encourage children to engage in play with each other. Our activities include indoor and outdoor games, as well as toys and age-appropriate arts and crafts. Children may watch videos during the day, especially at rest time.

Is staff background checked?

Yes, background checks are required per our guest-care facility sanction.

Is lunch included?

Yes, as well as snacks!

What types of snacks are offered?

Our snack options include graham crackers, goldfish crackers, cheese sticks, applesauce, fruit, and other kid friendly snacks. We do not provide milk.

Will my child take a nap?

We will do our best to accommodate your child’s rest and nap needs. Generally, we have a rest period after lunch, around 12:00 pm MST. Rest mats and toddler cribs are provided. We follow Colorado safe sleep guidelines.

What happens if my child misbehaves?

If a child exhibits behavior that is harmful to themselves or another child they will be addressed in a positive manner and every effort will be made to redirect the child. In the event the behavior persists, the child care staff will contact the parents or guardian. This may result in the child being picked up early.

How will I be contacted if my child has an accident, illness or injury?

Every attempt will be made to contact the parents or guardian through the cell phone numbers provided at check-in.

Can I visit my child during the day?

Unless you are nursing, we recommend parents to only come back when you are ready to pick up your child for the day. Visiting children during the day is often difficult for your child or other children in the facility. If you would like to receive an update during the day please discuss this with staff during check-in.

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