Make sure you have money in the budget specifically for summer.
Set aside an amount monthly for your 'summer' budget, $10/wk or more. Watch the save bag grow.
Eat one dinner a month in (or more) and use your "dinner bank" for your summer budget.
Put aside any tax refund money for a fun summer outing.
Include some financially beneficial packages/combos.
Summer park passes and rec center memberships give bang for your buck instead of paying as you go.
Sometimes there are ‘sales’ for your local rec center at certain times of the year.
Take advantage of programs available.
Look into PLAY program for Parks and Rec financial assistance.
Get a Co State Park Pass and Backpack at the library.
Do your research, make a calendar.
5280 (and others) are a great resource for free festivals and events all around Denver.
Mountains calling your name? Try a home swap!
Rent Your Gear
Starting a new hobby in Denver can be expensive (even if the activity is free, the equipment is costly). REI will went you gear: Mountaineering Gear, Tents, Sleeping Bags/Pads, Camping Stoves, Backpacks, Paddling Gear.
Get out there and have some fun!
Bio: Rachel Namoff is on the forefront of financial literacy. Her systems have transformed retirement planning for advisors, baby boomers and individuals. She is currently a managing member of Arapaho Asset Management.