Absolutely. Please just communicate what time you would like to pick your camper up with the program director prior to your arrival.
We consistently receive rave reviews about our camp food. Many campers request that we send our recipes to their school so that they can eat them everyday! We have fresh fruit available at every meal, a salad bar at dinner, and are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions. (If you have questions about your dietary restrictions, please call camp @ 303-647-2313).
For traditional camp programs our ratio is 1:7.
For aspen camp programs our ratio is 1:5.
If your camper has less than ten dollars left in their account you have the opportunity to spend it on check out day or donate it to the camper scholarship fund. No refunds under $10 will be processed.
If your camper has more than ten dollars left in their account and you would like a refund, you must submit a written request (e-mail is fine) within 2 weeks of your campers session. After two weeks it will be donated to the camper scholarship fund.
There is no cell service at camp, allowing our campers to truly “Plug into Nature!” Several land lines are at camp for camp staff use. If you need to get a hold of camp, please call 303-647-2313.
On check in day you will be asked to give your medications to our camp nurse/EMT. At that time you will be able to review with them information about times/dosages/frequency etc. Campers are not allowed to carry medication on them unless there is a special circumstance. (i.e. Emergency Inhalers)
Yes, our Camp Health Manager is responsible for handling all medications, illnesses, and is on site and on call 24 hours a day.
EMS response time is within 10minutes. Parents will be notified of any emergency situation involving their child by the Camp Director.
Bunk1 is a great way for you to be able to stay in touch with your campers by writing them e-mails (Bunk notes). Bunk notes are printed off each day and distributed to the campers daily. Please note – this is a one way service – campers are not able to respond via e-mail.
We encourage parents who would like to talk with their campers to write letters to their campers or send a bunk note. If you have an emergency that you need to get in touch with camp, please call 303-647-2313.
All of our staff is highly trained on how to handle homesickness. It is normal for campers to experience some homesickness during their time at camp. All parents will be notified if the homesickness lasts past the first night of camp and seems to be affecting the camper’s experience.
You can do this online, when you register, by calling a member associate, or if space is available you can register the day of camp. Note: To guarantee a spot on a trail ride during your stay it is recommended you register in advance.
We have 2 sets of discovery centers designed to get your camper the camping experience they desire. Discovery 1 – This is an opportunity for your camper to select a different activity each day (Mon-Thurs) Great for trying out new activities that they may not have done before. Discovery 2 – This is a chance for you camper to advance their skill set at an activity of their choosing. Campers will participate in this activity every day (Mon-Thurs).
Siesta is a time during the day (typically the hottest) that campers spend inside their cabin resting, writing letters home or playing quiet games.
Your full balance is due two weeks prior to the start of your session date. You can pay your balance due online at any time, or feel free to call or walk into a YMCA and an associate would be happy to assist you. 719-329-7292
The lodging will vary slightly depending on your campers selected program and age. Campers will typically progress from modern cabins attached to washrooms, to slightly more rustic a short walk from the washrooms, to the true camping experience of living in a tent platform! Link to gallery of lodging photos.
If you are a Camper, please see our camper packing list. If you are a Parent – Please bring your photo ID, any money to deposit in their store accounts, and a camera!
Comprehensive 2 week training including, behavior management, bully prevention, child abuse education, homesickness & other camper situations, waterfront safety, inclusion & diversity, and additional child developmental modules.
Additionally all staff go through a rigorous interview process with our admin team, a contact of 3 references, US & State criminal background checks, and fingerprinting.