Fellowship Cabin 100th Anniversary
May 20, 2022
Celebrate one of the most historic cabins at the YMCA.
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fellowship Cabin at the Estes Park Center this summer! Join us for a fun event on Saturday, July 23, 2022, where attendees can enjoy refreshments, games and activities, history information and much more!
History of Fellowship Cabin
In 1922, Fellowship Park opened to receive its first visitors, Rev. Baxter and his family. Albert A. Hyde, who was an important benefactor of YMCA of the Rockies, developed the idea of Fellowship Park, which also expanded to include his Friendship Lodge some four years later. Hyde purchased the 78 acres on which Fellowship cabin was developed, and deeded it to the YMCA with the understanding that he had the final decision on how the land would be used.
Hyde, who is known for his philanthropic support of organizations that promoted youth development, and his views on social justice and equity, was deeply concerned that the conference camp was becoming too expensive for folk who worked in rural areas and inner cities. He wanted everyone to have the opportunity of being inspired by the mountains and the surrounding landscapes, and the ability to participate in the programming on offer at the summer camp. Campers could stay at Fellowship for free, in return for 1 hour of work per day that was spent beautifying the camp grounds.
Prayers and bible study happened every night and was led by Hyde as he sat beside the large boulder fondly known as “The Rock of Ages.”
100th Anniversary Celebration
This summer join us as we celebrate the wonderful vision of A.A. Hyde for our center being a place for all on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Join a guided walking tour around the Estes Park Center to learn more about Hyde and his work. Starts at the Lula W. Dorsey Museum at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM and finishes at the Fellowship Cabin.
Tours of the Fellowship Cabin begin at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM -3:30 PM.
Light refreshments and old-fashioned lawn games throughout the day at Fellowship Cabin.
Cake cutting and welcome remarks at 2:30 PM at Fellowship Cabin.