Outreach & Inclusion
A Message From Our President/CEO, Julie Watkins:
YMCA of the Rockies is committed to serving a diverse population, inclusive of all people of good will. In line with this commitment, our Board of Directors has adopted an Outreach & Inclusion Vision Statement which confirms: the YMCA of the Rockies will reach out to and welcome all people and organizations of goodwill and ensure that the rich gifts of diversity are reflected and respected at all levels.
We embrace the goals of the YMCA of the USA diversity movement and our diversity, inclusion, and global engagement (DIG) strategies are designed to advance the Y’s relevance, viability, and impact as a cause-driven organization. They help to ensure that everyone can access and thrive at our YMCA. Our approach puts into action our core belief that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.
Reflecting our Christian Mission, we are proud to welcome all to the YMCA of the Rockies!
Julie Watkins, President/CEO
YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities, in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The spirit of the YMCA of the Rockies be enhanced and handed from generation to generation for the good of all people and for God’s glory.
Our Outreach and Inclusion Vision Statement:
The YMCA of the Rockies will reach out to and welcome all people and organizations of goodwill and ensure that the rich gifts of diversity are reflected and respected at all levels.
Our Commitment to All People:
We will serve a diverse population, inclusive of all people of good will. Reflecting our Christian Mission, we will be inclusive and welcoming of all people of good will. Our activities and facilities will be inclusive, accessible, and available to the diverse worldwide community we serve.
Our Non-Discrimination Policy:
With respect to membership in the YMCA of the Rockies and participation in its programs and activities, it is the policy of the YMCA of the Rockies to protect against any practice, activity, decision or condition that discriminates on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age or disability. The YMCA of the Rockies is a Christian organization dedicated to serving all persons of goodwill, as well as organizations devoted to religious, charitable, educational or recreational purposes. The Association shall be inclusive in welcoming individuals, conferences and staff of various backgrounds and shall seek to put Christian principles into practice by serving members and groups of various faiths and providing resources for Christian and spiritual growth for those who desire to participate. It is the responsibility of the CEO to enact and administer procedures and guidelines to ensure understanding and compliance by all members of management, staff and volunteers.
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.