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While our YMCAs are closed to the public, we are responding to the urgent needs in our community by providing Child Care for families of first responders & other essential workers + distributing food. Also, find more info on Y membership & programs.

Wheat Ridge

****SUMMER 2020 UPDATE****

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.

That said, summer child care programs will still be offered at the following locations:


Susan M. Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St, Arvada, CO 80004


Dartmouth Elementary, 3050 S Laredo St., Aurora, CO 80013

Edna and John Mosley P-8, 55 N. Salida Way, Aurora, CO 80011

Murphy Creek K-8, 1400 S. Old Tom Morris Road, Aurora, CO 80018

Wheeling Elementary, 472 S Wheeling St, Aurora, CO 80012

Wheatland, 6601 South Wheatlands Parkway, Aurora, CO 80016


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


Glendale Sports Center Managed by the YMCA, 4500 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale, CO 80246

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. We would appreciate if you let us know by Monday, May 18 if you intend to cancel your registration. Those who cancel their entire summer camp registration by May 18 will receive a full refund of registration fees and deposits. (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

Peak Expeditionary School ***NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME***

4645 Independence St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 | Get Directions
303 982 2083
Hours: 6:30 am - 6 pm