2019 summer camps to be announced in February.

2018 Camps

We’ll visit amusement parks, head to the mountains, sail down a few water slides, turn a sharp corner on a go-cart, play mini golf and more! Or if leadership opportunities are up your alley, check out our Leaders in Training program to make a difference this summer.


  • Pre-Camp Care: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Camp Activities: 9:00am-4:00pm

Camp is officially 9:00am-4:00pm. However, we offer pre- and post-camp options for families that need additional child care before and/or after camp. Pre- and post-camp is optional, and there is no additional cost.

Ultimate Teen Camp (Entering 6th-9th Grade)

This year, Teen Camp at the Y will be better than ever. Each session we’ll explore different themes including Urban Legends, Wild Beasts, Top Chef and Real Magic through activities such as ghost town tours, scavenger hunts at the Denver Aquarium, cooking projects and laser tag. We’ll visit awesome places like Pirate’s Cove, Jump Street, Water World and Lyons Classic Pinball (to name just a few). We’ll go to Elitch Gardens every week, and if you sign up for three or more weeks, your youth will get to keep an Elitch’s Season Pass! There’s never a dull moment, and we’re adding new activities all the time. Sign up early to ensure you don’t miss out. Space is limited.

  • Member: $335
  • Non-member: $395

Location: Meets at Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Dr, Boulder (Session 11 meets at the Mapleton Y)

  • Session 3: June 11-15
  • Session 4: June 18-22
  • Session 5: June 25-29
  • Session 6: July 2-6*
  • Session 7: July 9-13
  • Session 8: July 16-20
  • Session 9: July 23-27
  • Session 10: July 30-Aug 3
  • Session 11: Aug 6-10

Leaders in Training (LIT) Program (Entering 8th-10th Grade)

Learn to lead with confidence. This skill-based training program prepares teens to work as camp counselors. The first two weeks focus on camper development, communication, leadership, activity planning, safety and relationship building. In the second week, LITs get more involved directly with camp. This includes spending a week putting their newly developed skills into practice by working alongside our counselors with our young campers. The end of the second week will include an overnight at YMCA Camp Santa Maria near Bailey with their staff leaders. Following the two-week LIT program, LITs volunteer as junior counselors at one of our YMCA camp locations for an additional three weeks. While volunteering, there is a $25 per week fee that covers the cost of trips taken with other camps during the week. Teens must apply and interview to be accepted into the program.

Application Process

Submit application to the Teen Department at the Mapleton Y by Sunday, April 15. Applicants will be interviewed by the end of April.

If Accepted

Complete all registration forms and pay fees within five days of acceptance. Must attend all days of the training program. Commit to at least three weeks of service at one of our Y camps for three to five days per week.

Two-week Fee

  • Member: $535
  • Non-member: $605

Plus $25/week for a minimum of three volunteer weeks.

Participants may choose their volunteer weeks throughout the summer, working a minimum of three. Mon-Fri (three to five days a week). 9:00am-4:00pm. Volunteer locations TBD.

Location: Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Dr, Boulder

Session 1 & 2 May 29-June 1 & June 4-8 (with one overnight)
No camp May 28.

Teen Camp

303-443-4474 x4300