CLOSURE UPDATE: Per mandate from Governor Polis, and because it is the right thing to do, our facilities are closed. Check here for COVID-19 updates. We are running licensed summer camps beginning June 1.

KINDERCAMP

ARAPAHOE Y IN LAFAYETTE

Kindercamp is based on our traditional day camp experience — full of enriching activities but designed for the little ones. Each weekly session allows for exploration and individual learning opportunities. Little campers will unplug, enjoy hands-on learning, build and learn new skills and make new friends. Our weekly activities include STEAM, sports and games, art, and lots of nature walks. Each week is a brand new adventure! For ages 3 to 6 (must be toilet trained).

Held at the Arapahoe Y in Lafayette

Weekly, June 1-Aug 7, 7:00am-5:30pm

Ages 3-6 (must be toilet trained)

  • 1-2 days: $120 per week
  • 3 days: $170 per week
  • 4-5 days: $250 per week

One-time $50 registration fee per child. 10% sibling discount. 10% discount for employees of Boulder County. Only one discount per family.

Part-time families may choose their days but must stick with their schedule. All changes and cancels require two week’s written notice. There are no refunds for missed days. CCAP and financial assistance available. CCAP participants must attend all days they are registered for. CCAP participants will be billed for unexcused absences.

The precautions we are taking to protect your family during COVID-19: 

  • Only curbside (outdoor) pick-up and drop-off will be permitted to limit the number of people entering the buildings. All parents must wear masks during drop-off and pick-up. It is very important that you allow additional time for drop-off every morning to allow for wellness checks. 
  • We will do wellness checks for all children at sign-in. A parent must sign off on symptoms within the last 48 hours. All campers will have their temperature recorded upon entry into the building. If a child has a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees or shows any signs or symptoms, per the local Department of Public Health, they will not be able to remain at camp and may be asked to quarantine before returning to camp.
  • Staff members are required to wear masks, per CDC guidelines, and children under 12 are recommended — but not required — to wear masks while at camp. Children 12 and up are required to wear masks.
  • Our staff members are doing frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all spaces and objects that are used during camp.
  • We will be on heightened alert for symptoms and enacting a more stringent sick policy to avoid having sick children or children with potential contagious symptoms in the program.
  • Campers will be kept in smaller groups spread out in more program areas to reduce proximity with others.
  • Increased frequency of hand-washing for staff and children throughout the day.
  • Please send your child with a refillable water bottle daily as the drinking fountains will not be permitted. 

KINDERCAMP WEEKLY THEMES

Welcome To Summer

Session 1: June 1-5

Let the summer adventures begin! We will kick off the summer doing what kids love most: 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 8-12

We are travelling around the world in five days. All week long, campers will explore different cultures and countries through fun games, art projects, special guests and activities. We will do our own version of the Olympic Games. Campers will go for the gold and get tons of stamps in their passports.

Creative Campers

Session 3: June 15-19

It’s art week. Campers will paint, sculpt, make and create! All week long, campers will celebrate their artistic skills and interests. We’ll also explore textures and colors and learn a few things about famous artists.

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Welcome to the Jungle 

Session 4: June 22-26

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the campers play and explore. Campers will spend the week participating in animal-inspired activities and games and make lots of animal crafts. From the rainforest to the savannah — it’s a whole world of animals to explore.

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Colorful Colorado

Session 5: June 29-July 3

Grab your cowboy hat and join us for some s’mores and tall tales from the Wild West. This week, we’ll explore our backyard and learn what makes Colorado special. Hint: lots of nature hikes and creating projects using nature finds. We will finish our weeks learning about dinosaurs and going on a fossil scavenger hunt.

Islands of Adventures

Session 6: July 6-10

Ahoy there, friends! Shiver me timbers.Get ready for treasure hunts, wacky water adventures and a whole lot of sharks! We’ll explore islands and create a bunch of under-the-sea arts and crafts.

To Infinity and Beyond!

Session 7: July 13-17

It’s a universe of stories, and outer space is the limit! Watch the stars come alive and explore the solar system. Create a rocket, make an alien mask or anything else your imagination can dream. Our journey into space will be a close encounter with a real astronaut, and kiddos will enjoy hands-on experience with moon sand and galaxy slime.

Ooey, Gooey, Science 

Session 8: July 20-24

Have a passion for slime and all things slimy, ooey and gooey? Then this is the camp for you! It is science week, and it’s guaranteed to be messy. We’ll explore the earth, air, energy and crazy mixtures. Each day will be highlighted with an experiment, and watch out for the mad scientist — he is planning on joining us.

Fun-gineers in Transportation

Session 9: July 27-31

We’ll be learning about all things that go. It will be a week of building using Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs and anything tubes. We’ll build and race our own car, problem solve and learn about push, pull and gravity. This week is an extension of our science week.

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Dancin’ in the Kitchen

Session 10: Aug 3-7

We get creative in the kitchen, try different snacks and learn basic cooking skills and safety in the kitchen. We’ll also incorporate math skills using measuring tools in the kitchen and learn the science behind food. Oh, we can’t forget healthy eating and the food pyramid! Put on your apron and get ready to cook.

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 are available for CCAP participants and upon request. Contact the Business Office.

Financial Assistance

ePACT

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

Policies

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

Parent Handbook

Arapahoe YMCA

2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette

Questions about the program? Contact Kindercamp.

720-652-4720
Email Kindercamp

Questions about registration? Contact the Business Office.

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