Join us for a fun, enriching traditional day camp experience in Boulder and Louisville — where old and new friends meet, learn and thrive. Campers will unplug, enjoy hands-on learning, try new activities, learn new skills and make new friends. We accommodate the wide variety of interests our campers have and plan activities that support those diverse preferences. Camp activities will include camp songs and cheers, hiking and nature activities, archery, gaga ball, bounce house fun, sports and games, Color Wars, STEM, arts and humanities and much more! Boulder and Louisville campers will experience two swimming trips each week along with a theme-based field trip. Enthusiastic and well-trained staff will ensure a safe and fun summer. Our YMCA day camp sites are conveniently located throughout Boulder County to ensure we have the fun covered for your camper this summer. Part-time and full-time options available.

Held at Louisville Elementary School, Mesa Elementary School in Boulder, Creekside Elementary School in Boulder and Heatherwood Elementary School in Boulder

All campers will be divided into age-appropriate camps at each site and will participate as a camp group throughout the week. There will be some all-camper activities and field trips throughout the week.

  • Rookies: Entering K-2nd Grade (must be 5 at the start of camp)
  • Pioneers: Entering 3rd-6th Grade

Weekly Camps, May 26-July 31

  • Pre-Camp Care: 7:30am-9:00am
  • Camp Activities & Field Trips: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Post-Camp Care: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Full-time (4-5 days a week)

  • Member: $310
  • Non-member: $365

Part-time (1-3 days a week)

  • Member: $265
  • Non-member: $310

You must confirm your part-time days with your camp director.


Welcome to Summer!

Session 1: May 26-29

Let the summer adventures begin! We will kick off the summer doing what kids love most: swimming, exploring, making friends, being creative and soaking in the sunshine. This is a perfect preview to the summer of fun to come.


Y World of Explorers

Session 2: June 1-5

We are traveling around the world in five days. All week-long campers will explore different cultures and countries through fun games, art projects, field trips and activities. We will also try new and exotic foods and even participate in the Y Summer Games. Campers will go for the gold and get tons of stamps in their Y passports. 

Creative Campers

Session 3: June 8-12

Let’s get artsy, shall we? Let’s paint, make and create. During this week, our campers celebrate their artistic skills and interests (and maybe even get a little messy, but don’t worry, it’s artistic expression). We will use our hands to create masterpieces with paint, chalk, clay and other raw materials. We’ll add in some music and a field trip or two. This week will be a work of art. Swim lessons begin this week.

butterfly pavilion field trip

Welcome to the Jungle

Session 4: June 15-19 

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the campers play and explore. During this week of camp, we are going to the birds… and lions… and butterflies. Campers will spend the week enjoying animal-inspired activities, games and fields trips. It’s gonna be wild!

Survival of the Fittest

Session 5: June 22-26

We are embracing our inner competitors for this week of team and individual challenges. We like to think of it as survival of the funnest (yes, we know that’s not a word) as we try out ninja warrior courses, Minute to Win It challenges, field trips, games and more. No matter a camper’s skills — whether it be brain, brawn or beyond — we will celebrate their individual strengths and their group successes.

Islands of Adventure

Session 6: June 29-July 2

Ahoy, there friends! Shiver me timbers… OK, you get the point. During this week of camp, we are going on a treasure hunt. Captain Blackbeard buried his booty at YMCA Camp Noco but has lost the map to reclaim it. We join forces to race against other pirates to find the lost treasure. Arrr you ready?

To Infinity and Beyond

Session 7: July 6-10

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Blast off! This week is one small step for camp and one giant leap for camper-kind. We will put on our space suits and practice our moon walk as we spend the week exploring deep space. Gaze at the stars, dive into the solar system and try to keep your boots firmly on the ground. It’s going to be a bumpy ride! Swim lessons begin this week.


Weird Science

Session 8: July 13-17 

This will not be your traditional science camp! Campers will unlock the wacky world of science. This will be a fun way to explore all of the mysteries and secrets science has to offer. Their lab coats are sure to be messy.

The Magical World of Camp

Session 9: July 20-24

Hop on to the Hogwarts Express as we spend the week exploring the wizarding world of magic. We will get our wands ready to conjure up spell-binding good times with activities, games, science projects and presentations. Accio summer!


Ooey, Gooey, Sticky

Session 10: July 27-31

Campers will have a blast getting messy during this week of fun! Explore all things slimy, sticky, ooey and gooey. Have a passion for slime? This is a camp for you.


We believe that every child needs to be safe in the water; therefore, we offer two sessions of swim lessons during the summer. We’ll take your child to swim lessons during camp. Children must be signed up for camp during the days and weeks of each session to participate. Please be aware that there is limited space. Campers need to arrive at their camp location one hour before the swim lesson begins, wearing swimsuit and 30 SPF sunscreen. Please pack a towel, goggles and a change of clothes.

  • Session A: June 8-26
  • Session B: July 6-24

$85 per session

Arapahoe Y Outdoor Pool

  • Louisville: Mon/Wed, 10:20-10:50am
  • Mesa: Tue/Thu, 10:20-10:50am

Mapleton Y Indoor Pool

  • Creekside: Tue/Thu,9:00-9:30am
  • Heatherwood: Tue/Thu, 9:40-10:10am

Be sure to add on swim lessons in the registration process.

Registration System

Register for summer camps online. If you create a new account in our online registration system using a different email address than what is on file with the Y, you will create a duplicate account and if you’re a member, you will not receive member rates.

Financial Assistance

Y financial assistance participants may register online after their financial assistance has been approved. CCAP participants may not register online but must use the online ePACT system for required medical and emergency contact information and policy agreements. CCAP participants must attend all days they are registered for. CCAP participants will be billed for unexcused absences.

Paper registration forms will be available for CCAP participants and upon request. Coming soon.

Financial Assistance


The YMCA of Northern Colorado uses ePACT, a secure emergency network that we use to collect medical and emergency contact information for camps, preschool and before and after school care. Once you’re set up in ePACT, you will only need to verify your child’s information once a year. 

Learn more about ePACT

Changes & Cancelations

All changes and cancels require two weeks advance notice. There are no refunds for missed days.

Change/cancel form coming soon.


Read the parent handbook prior to attending camp to familiarize yourself with our policies.

2020 parent handbook coming soon.

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Camp Noco Locations

Louisville Elementary
400 Hutchinson St, Louisville

Mesa Elementary
1575 Lehigh St, Boulder

Creekside Elementary
3740 Martin Dr, Boulder

Heatherwood Elementary
7750 Concord Dr, Boulder

Questions about this camp? Contact our camp staff.

303-664-5455 ext. 4293
Email Camp Staff

Questions about registration? Contact the Business Office.

303-664-5455 ext. 1295
Email the Business Office