About Us

Our Mission:

To effect positive change in our community by creating opportunities in the outdoors for personal growth, leadership development and the building of relationships through exceptional camping experiences.

Our Philosophy:

At YMCA Camp Shady Brook, we believe every participant should have the following opportunities:

  • Participate actively in a community in which all are accepted
  • Receive guidance and support in setting and achieving goals
  • Increase self-awareness, self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-esteem
  • Expand their sense of responsibility for the shared experiences of the community
  • Develop healthy, supportive relationships with peers and mentors
  • Explore and appreciate nature in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Explore and expand new and existing skill sets

We put these beliefs into practice every day!

Safety:

Safety is our number one priority.   In addition to our Health Care Manager, all staff are certified with CPR/First Aid and EMS response time is within 10 minutes. Camp Shady Brook is accredited by the American Camp Association http://www.campparents.org/funsafety.

Location and Directions:

YMCA Camp Shady Brook is located 70 minutes northwest of Colorado Springs and 90 minutes southwest of Denver at 8716 South Y Camp Rd, Deckers CO 80135.

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