Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains, elk, deer and other wildlife and adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center offers a wholesome, spiritual environment where families, friends and groups will be inspired by Nature and grow closer together.
Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, which was recently recognized as the #1 Outdoor & Adventure Destination in the United States, Estes Park Center is a unique mountain community offering more recreational and programming activities than any other area property. In addition to wildlife viewing, activities include individual and guided hiking tours into the park, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hayrides, an indoor climbing wall, two performing arts centers, a variety of educational programs and one of the finest craft shops in America.
The quaint town of nearby Estes Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colorado and one of the highest-rated family destinations in the U.S., offers a variety of restaurants, shops and festivals throughout the year, and more wildlife than any other destination in Colorado. Elk, deer and an occasional bear frequent both Estes Park Center and the town of Estes Park.
One of the YMCA of the Rockies two facilities, Estes Park Center offers a variety of affordable accommodations, including family and family reunion cabins (most with fireplaces), and comfortable lodge rooms located close to the Center’s core recreational, dining and meeting facilities.
Whether enjoying the many activities offered or admiring the spectacular natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the plentiful wildlife at Estes Park Center, families, friends and groups will be inspired by Nature and grow closer together.
For youth development
To promote youth development, YMCA of the Rockies offers day camp and overnight programs that enable kids to learn, grow and play together. While kids are at camp,parents have time to themselves and kids have the opportunity to create healthy relationships with their counselors and peers in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.
For healthy living
To promote healthy living, YMCA of the Rockies offers miles and miles of hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails on our properties. Adventure programming, sports facilities, outdoor education and youth conferences all add to our youth development focus. The Program Departments’ varied offerings include group and family activities to engage guests’ entire spirit, mind and body.
For social responsibility
To promote social responsibility, YMCA of the Rockies is committed to diversity and respect for all people by utilizing more than 50,000 volunteer hours every year, hosting more than 2,500 outdoor education students to instill in them stewardship of our earth, promoting global awareness through the international trainee program and supporting the Chaplains Departments’ religious education programming for youth and adults. Additionally, YMCA of the Rockies endeavors to operate its centers in an earth-friendly fashion with active recycling programs, sustainable architecture in new construction and active natural resource management plans.