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!

  • Southeast – Panorama Park – 4540 Fenton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
  • East – Vista Ridge High School – 6888 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Widefield – Grand Mountain School   – 11060 Fontaine Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80925
  • Fountain – Fountain YMCA – 326 West Alabama Ave Fountain, CO 80817 (Location at capacity, closed to additional attendees)
  • Monument – Woodmen Valley Chapel: Monument Campus – 1681 Wagon Bow Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80132
  • Central – Doherty High School – 4515 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
  • Downtown – Hillside Community Center – 925 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Attendance Requirements:

  • Children must be present to receive a backpack
  • Attend the Backpack Bash closest to you (there are 6 location options over two consecutive Saturdays)
  • Come between 9 am – 12 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

Pre-registration for the 2nd weekend of the Backpack Bash is CLOSED. You are welcome to still attend the event if you didn’t pre-register, you’ll simply go to the walk-up line upon arrival. 


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: You are not required to register, however, we are implementing a pre-registration option to prevent people from standing in long lines in the heat. If you decide to pre-register, use this link to reserve your spot!

Q: Can I attend if I didn’t pre-register?

A: Yes! Simply enter the walk-up line when you arrive.

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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