Attendance Details

The Backpack Bash happens on two consecutive Saturdays to allow for more accessibility. Choose the location closest to you! Scroll down for all attendance details!

Hybrid

Includes both drive-thru and walk-up options

Walk-Up

Come and pick up your back-to-school supplies and engage with activities on site

Drive-Thu

Receive back-to-school supplies while in your car

  • Southeast – Sierra High School – 2250 Jet Wing Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (Hybrid)
  • East – Mountain Springs Church – 7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 (Walk-Up)
  • Widefield – Pikes Peak Christian Church – 4955 Bradley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (Drive-Thru)
  • Monument – Tri-Lakes YMCA – 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument, CO 80132 (Walk-Up)
  • Central – Doherty High School – 4515 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (Hybrid)
  • Westside – Coronado High School -1590 W Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (Hybrid)
  • Downtown – Hillside Community Center – 925 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (Walk-Up)

Attendance Requirements:

  • Children must be present to receive a backpack
  • Attend the Backpack Bash closest to you (there are 7 location options over two consecutive Saturdays)
  • Come between 9 am – 1 pm to receive a backpack
  • You can only attend 1 Backpack Bash event
  • Please do not arrive earlier than 9 am to avoid traffic backups
  • Some locations will be drive-thru only, some will be walk-up only and some will be a hybrid of both. Regardless, please help us stay safe by wearing a mask!

Saturday, July 31

9am -1pm at all Locations

If you intend to utilize vaccinations at any site, please bring your vaccination records. 

Southeast

Sierra High School – Hybrid Model

2250 Jet Wing Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Additional services/agencies at this location: El Paso County Health will be administering regular school vaccinations & COVID-19 vaccinations, haircuts by Community Works, CPCD Head Start, Pikes Peak Library District, CommUnity Food Pantry, DJ, Pikes Peak Children’s Museum, Be the Change 719 – food truck 

East

Mountain Springs Church – Walk Up Model

7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Additional services/agencies at this location: D49 Community Care Services, Dispatch Health Services, Fresh Start Center, I Support The Girls, Mission Medical Center, Chick-Fil-A, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Pikes Peak Library District and Smile Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Fountain/Widefield

Pikes Peak Christian Church – Drive Thru

4955 Bradley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Additional services/agencies at this location: food donations to each vehicle, Chick-Fil-A

Saturday, Aug. 7

9am -1pm at all Locations

If you intend to utilize vaccinations at any site, please bring your vaccination records. 

Monument 

Tri-Lakes YMCA – Walk Up

17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument, CO 80132

Additional services/agencies at this location: Chick-Fil-A

North/Central

Doherty High School – Hybrid

4515 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

Additional services/agencies at this location: Immunizations, dental check, food, Chick-Fil-A, face painting & local vendors on-site

Westside

Coronado High School – Hybrid

1590 W Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Additional services/agencies at this location: Vaccinations with Able Care, Food, Chick-Fil-A, games, music, & local vendors

Downtown

Hillside Community Center – Walk Up

925 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Additional services/agencies at this location: Able Care vaccinations/immunizations, Chick-fil-A, Lincoln St. Barbers, Lens crafters, Comfort Dental, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, Cooking Matters, Co Trust, Kids on Bikes, CPCD, Pikes Peak Library, Peak Parent Center, Ronald McDonald House, City Communications Center, Hillside Connections, Food to Power, Get Set Preschool, Mighty Mindful Kids, Children’s Literacy Center, & Inside Out Youth Services.

FAQ’s

Q: My student can’t attend, but I’d still like to pick up their backpack. What do I do?

A: Please bring identification for your student(s). For example: can you show a picture of you and your student(s) together on your phone? Do you have an ID for your student? Identification for your student allows you to pick up their backpack.

Q: Do I need to register for the Backpack Bash?

A: No! You simply pick one Backpack Bash and attend!

 

Q: What’s the earliest I can arrive for a Backpack Bash?

A: 9am, please do not come earlier.

Q: Do you need to know what grade my student is in?

A: Yes, but you’ll simply give us their grade when you arrive. A volunteer will ask them what grade they are in and they will receive age appropriate school supplies.

 

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