Give your children a camp experience to remember-horseback riding in the mountains, hiking and exploring trails, developing archery skills, splashing and playing in the pool, singing to their hearts content, creating crafts and more – all under the care of specially trained staff who bring attention to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We are proud to have our Day Camp Programs accredited by the American Camp Association which we earn by meeting or exceeding current camp industry standards. If you have questions you can reach the Day Camp Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Please note: Efforts to make camp a safe and healthy place for summer 2021 will be in place. YMCA of the Rockies takes guests, staff and day camper health and safety seriously. Our day camp programs will be following face covering guidance provided by the Larimer County Health Department, and State of Colorado child licensing this summer. Masks will be required for all campers and staff at all times except while actively eating or drinking. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to celebrating summer with the return of day camp.
Summer 2021 Day Camp
TRADITONAL DAY CAMP– AGES 5-13
June 1- August 13
Children ages 5-13 are welcomed to join us in our traditional camping program that runs Monday-Friday. This program allows for single day registrations. Activities included in this program are swimming, climbing wall, minigolf, sports, hiking, hot dog cookout and more! For an additional cost– 1 hour horse back ride at Jackson Stables (for kiddos aged 6+). Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. $40/day.
TEEN CAMP– AGES 13-17
June 1– August 13
Our Teen Camp programming will run Tuesday-Friday with the opportunity to really work on outdoor wilderness skills with an overnight on Thursdays. Campers age 13-15 (Outpost) will have the opportunity to work on beginner backpacking and camping skills staying overnight in our Outpost location. Campers aged 15-17 (Adventures) will put these skills to the test on backpacking excursions in RMNP and surrounding forests. These campers will also have the opportunity to participate in climbing(KMAC climbing for Outpost and on grounds climbing for Adventurers), axe-throwing (for adventurers), mountain biking and the low ropes course. Dinner and breakfast is included Thursday/Friday. $300/week equipment included.
CIT PROGRAM– AGES 15-17
June 1– August 13
Teens interested in working on their leadership skills can join our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. In this program we will work with teens to develop core leadership skills in accordance with the YMCA values. Teens will be paired with counselors to assist with traditional camper groups. CITs will also be able to plan and develop their own programs, games, and lessons. We encourage CITs to spend multiple days with us but this program can be modified for just a day or two. Monday- Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. $40/day.
SPECIALTY CAMPS– 2ND-4TH GRADE
July 5– August 13
Dive deeper into the natural world in these specialty camps. $250/week, equipment included. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.
PHOTOGRAPHY– JULY 5-9
Learn the basics of digital photography and use your skill to capture nature within RMNP. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.
ARTS AND CRAFTS– JULY 12-16
Delve into nature by executing intricate nature-based art projects. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.
WILDERNESS EXPLORATION– JULY 19-23 & AUGUST 9-13
Expand your camping and wilderness skills by improving your fire building, scavenging, and hiking skills while following strict LNT principles. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING– JULY 26-30
Continue learning about the natural world while we explore weather, ecology, and environmental impacts in the Rocky Mountains. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.
SAMPLE DAY CAMP SCHEDULE
Below is a sample schedule of our camper favorite activities and those that may take some extra preparation for parents. Please note that we still have many other activities your camper will participate in including mini-golf, sports, camp games, skits, songs, outdoor education classes, arts and crafts, science and engineering projects and national park service projects. All of these activities take place daily!
Registration: Registration for Day Camp will open on April 1!
Registration is an online process. We ask that parents or legal guardians of program participants be the ones to register children as you will be asked to provide important health information and signatures for the child to participate in Day Camp activities. You do not have to be lodging with us to come to Day Camp, it is open to anyone who would like to attend!
At Day Camp, we enthusiastically pursue opportunities to welcome campers with special needs into the experience through our Inclusion Program. In recognition that the term special needs has many categories (physical, cognitive, emotional), each camper registration will be uniquely considered. Our intent is that campers with special needs be involved in the regular camp programming, meaning all programs are available for your consideration. More than that, it has been our experience that when a camper with special needs is in the group, that child often becomes instrumental in the bonding that happens among the group and sets the tone for a significant camp week for everyone in the group.
When registering your child, you will have the opportunity to indicate if your child has special needs. Once you make this indication, you will be directed to a questionnaire that asks detailed questions which allow us to assess our ability to accommodate those needs. In some cases, our Coordinator for Campers with Special Needs may call or email to request further information.
Many of the summer staff will have had prior experience working with children with a variety of special needs. This has become a quality we look for when hiring summer staff. These staff are eager for opportunities to have campers with special needs in their group. Our Coordinator for Campers with Special Needs will work with the counselor, equipping them with any skills or strategies for working with their campers, and will serve as a resource for the counselor throughout the week.
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We are accredited by American Camp Association and a State of Colorado licensed child care program.
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.