Summer Day Camp
Summer 2020 Day Camp is June 1 – August 14
Day Camp will open on June 1st to families from the Estes Valley only. We will reevaluate this order and will update this page with the most up-to-date information. For other questions about the status of camp this summer, email Ashley Heelein at email@example.com.
New for 2020! Camp-My-Way
In addition to summer day camp, we will be offering Camp-My-Way, a customizable camp experience for your kids who are visiting YMCA of the Rockies together. Siblings, cousins and family friends will make up a unit. Two camp counselors from our Day Camp program will plan fun and creative activities for the day. Groups are limited to five children. Learn more by clicking here!
Online Registration for Day Camp is Now Open!
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!
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.
Click the links below to find information on the appropriate program for your child.
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.
We are a State of Colorado licensed child care program.
We are accredited by American Camp Association.
If you have questions you can reach the Daycamp Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
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.