At the Y, we believe in the power of camp.

Each summer, thousands of children attend YMCA of Northern Colorado day and overnight camps. For more than 500 campers, their summer experiences are only made possible because of donor-funded financial assistance. 

Camp gives children connection, activity, mentors, confidence, resilience and safe spaces while their parents work. It helps them prevent summer learning loss and gives them opportunities to have fun — even when life at home or at school may be anything but fun.

Camp allows kids to be kids.

Fortunately, Colorado is a state that boasts endless outdoor opportunities, but access to outdoor education and engagement with the natural world is often determined by economic status.

At the Y, we believe all children deserve sunshine, mountain air and bug bites (yes, even bug bites). We believe all children should have the opportunity to build gnome homes and traverse a stream.

We believe summer camp should be a right— not a privilege — and we are looking for champions to help us ensure all kids experience a summer at camp.

Please join us, and be a champion for children this summer.