YMCA Camp Santa Maria offers family camp and group rentals — ensuring that camp families, religious organizations, family reunions and community groups have access to our beautiful mountain retreat. See below for specific information on both group rentals and family camp. Due to summer programming we do not have group rentals available from late May through mid-August.


Located just 45 minutes west of Denver on U.S. Highway 285, YMCA Camp Santa Maria is far enough away to provide a break from the bright lights of the big city, but close enough to allow for an easy drive to camp. It provides a perfect location that is both convenient and serene. Endless opportunities to explore the outdoors await, including hiking trails, a lake with a sandy beach, a fishing pond, the South Platte River, a campfire ring and grassy meadow areas.


YMCA Camp Santa Maria blends the rustic feel of the outdoors with well-maintained facilities. Each of our cabins sleeps up to 28 people and is divided into 2 sides, creating 10 different sleeping areas. Our heated cabins include natural wood bunks. The bathhouse is centrally located.


The dining hall at YMCA Camp Santa Maria provides gorgeous views overlooking Mt. Logan and Pike National Forest. While taking in the views, enjoy nutritious and delicious meals prepared by our talented chef. We strive to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. We do need notice prior to the start of camp if members of your family or group have special food needs or concerns.

St. Johns Hall

Group Rentals

A variety of meeting areas and recreational opportunities will provide your group with a nice balance between studying, activities, meditation, fun and growth. Your group will enjoy endless opportunities to explore the outdoors, including hiking trails, a lake with a sandy beach, a fishing pond, the South Platte River, a campfire ring, a sports field, grassy meadow areas, a basketball court and an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal).

Common Indoor Areas

A variety of indoor meeting spaces are available:

  • St. John’s Hall is a large group area, featuring hardwood floors, large windows, bathrooms and a stage.
  • A traditional chapel is located on our property.
  • An arts and crafts room with windows looking out over the property is an excellent small group meeting area. There is an additional room located off the arts and crafts room that can also be used.
  • The dining hall is a large area furnished with tables and chairs and is also available as a large group meeting space.
  • Countless outdoor spaces.


We are in a remote location. Cell phone reception is not reliable. We also have limited wifi capability on site. 

Financial assistance may be available for your group. 

Wedding Venue

We are also a beautiful wedding venue and would be happy to host your special event. We have Saturday dates available April-October.