Summer Camp at the YMCA
All-day fun. All field trips included. All-star themes.
Your child can expect a summer of adventure, friends and learning in the safe, nurturing environment of the YMCA.
- Hours of programming and activities every day
- Full, fun-filled days
- Locations across the metro area
2022 Camp Registration will open on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
CCCAP Families: Registration will start in April 2022. CCCAP will only be available for kids attending 3 or more days a week. See Registration FAQs and add your name to the Interest List below.
NEW in 2022:
These awesome camp experiences will be offered:
- Summer Day Camp at 20+ locations
- Specialty Day Camp and Adventure Camp at the Arvada & University Hills YMCAs
- STEAM Camp at the Aurora YMCA
- Sports Camps - see the details
NEW SYSTEM **ACTION REQUIRED**
We have a new registration system, you will have to create an account and can do that prior to camp registration opening, learn how here.
Summer Day Camp, Specialty Day Camp and Adventure Camp will end daily at 5 PM.
STEAM Camp will end daily at 3 PM.
A $100 deposit will be required for Adventure Camp.
For registration, a $50 registration fee per child and $25 non-refundable deposit per child is required for Summer Day Camp and Specialty Day Camp. A $50 registration fee per child and $100 deposit each week per child is required for Adventure Camp.
If you do not find the answer to your questions below, please contact us at 720 524 2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YMCA offers Out of School Time and Day Camp at many locations in Jefferson and Denver County.
FAQs on the Camp Experience:
What is Day Camp? What should my child expect?
At the YMCA of Metro Denver, we believe that every amazing camp experience starts with each child knowing they belong here. Our camps help kids develop as leaders while taking part in unique learning experiences, innovative activities and experience the perfect combination of play and learning.
Can I drop off or pick up my child late?
Late Drop Offs:
Every day of camp we begin with an Opening Ceremony at 9 AM which begins our day with purpose and meaning. Please review our camp schedules and ensure your child gets to camp on-time for Opening Ceremony.
Families may choose to drop their child off late, but the parent is responsible for transporting them to the exact location where they are supposed to be at that time.
On field trip days, families are responsible for dropping their child off well before their scheduled departure. If you plan to drop your child off later in the day, please call and email the camp director to let them know, giving them enough time to plan. Accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Late Pick Ups:
Children are supervised at the YMCA Child Care Site until 5 PM. A late fee of $1 per minute/per child will be charged after 5:05 pm. As a courtesy, please make sure to call and/or email our camp director to let them know that you will be late to pick up!
What are your COVID-19 guidelines?
We follow the current state and county guidelines, with more information to come as it is released.
What is the Staff to camper ratios?
The YMCA follows CDHS guidelines for the State of Colorado. The YMCA has a 1:15 ratio for school age childcare and camp. A 1:10 ratio is in effect during swim days and outings.
How do we get our camp shirts?
Camp shirts will be provided to all Summer Day campers in late May. Camp shirts must be worn on all field trips and labeled with your child's name.
What should campers bring EVERY DAY?
- a cold lunch
- two snacks
- a water bottle
- closed-toed shoes
- swimming gear (on water days).
YMCA will provide Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50 for every child. However, if your child requires a particular sunscreen, each family must provide it for their child and give it to our staff on the first day of camp.
PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON ALL ITEMS.
Please do not allow your child to bring anything that can be lost, broken or misplaced, the YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or misplaced items.
All you need to know about our registration process. Addition FAQs on the camp experience can be found at the bottom of the page.
What are the payments, fees and deposits?
Registration Fee: A $50 registration fee per child is due at the time of registration.
Deposits: A $25 deposit per week per child is due at registration.
A $100 deposit per week per child is due at registration for Adventure Camp.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The cost for summer camp at the YMCA varies based on the program you choose.
Full payment is due three (3) weeks before the start of each week. If your payment is not received by the appropriate due date, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel your reservation and deposit for that session, and all remaining weeks, will be forfeited with no refunds issued or credited.
Regarding discounts: There is no second child discount. There is a military discount.
The YMCA allows families to make payments in advance to ease the financial commitment. Families can login at any time to schedule a payment, or they can contact the Solution Center. For advanced scheduled payments, please email: email@example.com.
The system will automatically set your account on a Weekly Auto-Draft with the credit card, debit card or bank account you registered with. You may remove the auto-draft feature through your Y account.
If you experience any issues or need assistance, contact us at 720 524 2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How old does my child need to be to attend camp?
The YMCA accepts children ages 5-12 and up to 15 years of age, depending on location. Please note that your child must be 5 years old to register them in our camp programs.
For Adventure Camp, children ages 11 to 14 are accepted. This is a camp where your child will try new things and test their limits!
How do I change my registration?
All changes to your registrations (weeks registered, location, cancellations etc.) must be emailed to our Solution Center two weeks prior to the start of your child’s specific camp date. Please note deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you need to cancel your registration, contact the Solution Center at 720 524 2700 or email@example.com for a credit or refund.
Do you accept CCCAP?
***Prior to registering for camp, CCCAP families should contact their CCCAP caseworker by the 3rd week of April to get authorized for Camp 2022. CCCAP does not authorize care until 45-60 days from the start of the program. CCCAP spots are limited. You will not be able to register for camp until we receive CCCAP Authorization for the correct location. Without authorization you will be responsible for the full cost of camp. ***
What is CCCAP?
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program is a government funded program that provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible, low-income families.
How do I get CCCAP?
Families apply through the human services department in the County where they reside.
How does CCCAP operate at the Y?
It is important to note that we offer a limited number of CCCAP spots in our Summer Camp programs.
Our CCCAP Interest List for the summer opens at the beginning of April, to get more info please complete this form.
Both lists operate on a first-come, first-served basis, where families may request to be added to the list for one of our CCCAP-eligible sites and start the registration process.
Do CCCAP families register their children online?
CCCAP families do not register online! Please contact us to inquire about our CCCAP availability. If and when you are offered an official spot, we will initiate the registration process with you that is unique to CCCAP families.
What is the difference between CCCAP and the Y’s Financial Assistance Scholarship?
CCCAP is a social service that offers financial assistance to families in the form of government subsidies paid directly to a child’s child care provider. The Y offers financial assistance to families using funds we have raised through the generosity of our donors. CCCAP and the Y’s scholarship may not be used simultaneously.
To use CCCAP benefits for the YMCA Day Camp program, please call 720 524- 2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about available slots. Not all program locations are CCCAP eligible and we have limited slots that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not register online as you will be charged full-price and end up accountable for the balance!
Financial Assistance through YMCA Scholarship Program
What is ePact?
YMCA PARTNERS WITH ePACT
As a licensed child care provider, the State of Colorado requires the YMCA to collect extensive health and emergency information on each camper. As a result, the YMCA partners with a third-party, ePACT, to secure digital, confidential and HIPPA-compliant information about your child.
ePACT collects this information from you through their online portal which streamlines the process. Submitting this information is mandatory and must be completed to attend camp.
So what is ePACT? ePACT is an online network, where you can securely add, manage and share your child’s key health and emergency contact details with us. Learn more about ePACT here.
Why are we using ePACT?
- Saves you time: You only need to input your information once into ePACT. Next time, you’ll only need to review the information, taking less than a minute!
- Improved privacy and security: Paper forms can be lost or misplaced. ePACT’s privacy and security measures exceed those of online banks and they are HIPPA compliant.
- Peace of mind: ePACT makes it easy for you to share health and emergency contact details, so we can provide the best support for your child. Plus, you can update this anytime and we will automatically receive those new details.
Can my child still attend if I did not fill out ePACT? Your child CANNOT attend the YMCA before and after school program or summer camp without the online paperwork and attachments completed and submitted through ePACT. If you come to drop off on the first day of school with incomplete paperwork, your child will not be able to stay, and your spot will be forfeited, with no refund or credit, since your space had been secured.