Ages 6-8

Our Explorers program is a four-day, three-night experience designed to introduce young adventurers to overnight camp and allow parents to adjust to the idea of their camper being away from home. Explorers will participate in activities like nature exploration, arts and crafts, hiking, boating, group games, building gnome homes and more (gnome sightings not guaranteed). Explorers can develop independence while experiencing a small community. The Explorers program is small in numbers and big in activities. We also increase the ratio of staff for this camp.


Explorers Camp Themes

Explorers 1: The Magical World of Camp

Wednesday, May 29–Saturday, June 1

Explorers 2: Pirates of Danger Lake

Sunday, August 4–Wednesday, August 7

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Camp Santa Maria Facebook Live Q&A

Feb 27, 12:00 pm-12:30 pm at YMCA Camp Santa Maria Facebook Page

During our Facebook Live Q&A, Taylor, camp director, and a couple of his camp staff will be on hand to talk about the camp experience, answer questions and discuss our new programs. READ MORE

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Camp Santa Maria Information Session

Feb 28, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at Arapahoe Y

From cabin life and packing lists to registration and forms help, our staff will be on hand to answer your questions about camp. READ MORE