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As summer nears, we want to thank you for your patience as we navigate this challenging time and determine how best to serve our families this year.

During the last week, we have learned from our partners that several locations will not allow YMCA day camps this summer, including Jeffco County Schools, Denver Public Schools and Denver Parks and Rec locations.

We know this is very inconvenient for many families and we assure you that we have done everything possible to find alternative sites to host child care programs this summer. We will also continue to explore creative solutions at our wellness centers so we can serve as many children as possible.


Downtown Denver YMCA: 25 E. 16th Ave B., Denver, CO 80202

Southwest Family YMCA: 5181 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver, CO 80236

Schlessman Family YMCA: 2625 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Western Hills Elementary School, 7725 Conifer Rd, Denver, CO 80221

If your child’s summer camp location has been cancelled, we are offering families two options to move forward:

  • To transfer your current camp registrations to a new child care location:
    Please emails us the following information to summercamp@denverymca.org (To ensure equity we can only take requests via email): 
    1) Childs Name 2) Location of current camp registration 3) New location requesting and 4) if it is for all weeks registered or if only a few weeks please specify. Please note these locations have limited capacity and transfers will be facilitated on a first come/first served basis there is no guarantee that there will be space available.
  • We understand that this current situation might lead you to reconsider joining us for summer programming this year. To recieve a full refund of day camp fees and deposits you must cancel by May 31. (partial cancellations will not receive a full refund) Please complete the cancellation process here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many areas of our lives, including summer at the YMCA. Our protocols, schedules, programming and procedures will be adjusted, and additional precautionary measures will be taken to uphold the highest possible standard of hygiene and sanitation practices, and illness prevention.

That said, the following modifications will be made to our summer child care program:

  • Within each location we will divide kids into small groups of 7-9 + one staff member
  • We will have our partners come to the YMCA to provide programing for our programs in lieu of field trips
  • Capacity will be extremely limited
  • We will add e-learning to all programs

Please note, we may adjust our program as the summer progresses and new information is brought to light. This is our current plan for the month of June.

We are working through a very challenging landscape and appreciate your patience as we redefine summer 2020.

Deposit and Registration Fee

Enter a $25 deposit for each session your child will attend, and a one-time $50 registration fee per child.  Total all deposits along with the registration fee, and provide one payment for that amount, prior to attending.  Weekly deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

YMCA Scholarships 

Through the generosity of YMCA donors, we offer a limited number of scholarships for summer camp. Scholarships are given on a first come, first serve basis, please complete the scholarship application here and submit all required documentation. We will not process incomplete applications. For more information please contact us at scholarships@denverymca.org


Please see our FAQ page for more information on CCCAP

Age Requirements

All campers must be at least 5 years old by May 25, 2020.


All Camps are closed on Memorial Day and third of July.

Camp Locations

Conservatory Green at Stapleton (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

8499 Stoll Place, Denver, CO 80238 | Get Directions
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


Cook Park Recreation Center (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

7100 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80224 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 7 a.m - 6 pm


Denver Green School (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

6700 E. Virginia Ave., Denver, CO 80224 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Dora Moore Elementary (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

846 Corona St., Denver, CO 80218 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

1860 Lincoln St., Denver , CO 80203 | Get Directions
720 424 2350
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Downtown Denver YMCA

25 E 16th Ave B, Denver, CO 80202 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Holm Elementary (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

3185 S Willow St., Denver, CO 80231 | Get Directions
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Isabella Bird Community School (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

2701 N. Lima St, Denver, CO 80238 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


Montclair Elementary (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

1151 Newport St., Denver, CO 80220 | Get Directions
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


Palmer Elementary School (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

995 Grape St. , Denver , CO 80220 | Get Directions
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


Scheitler Recreation Center (***NOT AVAILABLE***)

5031 West 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.


Schlessman Family YMCA

2625 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80222 | Get Directions
720 524 2792
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Offering: Day Camp, Adventure Camp and Part-time Camp


Southwest Family YMCA

5181 West Kenyon Avenue, Denver, CO 80236 | Get Directions
303 761 7530
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 pm
Contact: Erin Garcia - egarcia@denverymca.org | 720-810-7316


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