Facility Notice: The Arapahoe Y closes at 3pm on May 15 for a special event.

Our Ys are open with newly expanded hours. Please check our reopening guide for programs that still require reservations and policies.



The Y has been running childcare and camp continuously since last spring, and we’ve learned a thing or two about running programs for kids during this challenging time. Our staff work closely with public health experts to develop practices that minimize risk and maximize fun.

The YMCA of Northern Colorado will follow all safety expectations that align with each school district, local and state health departments and the CDC to ensure that safety is paramount at all of our sites.

Guidance and regulations change often based on CDC and CDPHE requirements so please check back regularly.

  • All parents must wear masks during drop-off and pick-up.
  • Parents will have very limited access to the building and will not be permitted to go beyond the check in/out table. Well-checks, temperature checks and COVID waiver signatures are all required at drop off.
  • We will follow CDPHE’s temperature threshold of 100.4 in all of our school districts.
  • All children are required to wear a mask and bring one extra mask in a sealed bag labeled with their name.
  • Staff members are required to wear masks.
  • Our staff members are frequently cleaning and disinfecting all spaces and objects that are used during programs.
  • 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.
  • Increased frequency of handwashing for staff and children throughout the day.

If you have been asked to quarantine because of possible exposure to COVID, do not enter our buildings or take part in Y programs. We appreciate your compliance with this very important policy.

Keeping children and staff in cohorts:

Group size will be in compliance with public health and Colorado Department of Human Services guidelines regarding social distancing. All children will be put into a daily cohort that they will stay with for the entirety of that day. This allows the Y to limit the number of individuals each child and staff comes into contact with, as well as ensure compliance with local public health guidelines. Cohorts will be closely monitored to ensure all guidelines are being followed. Any COVID-19 related incidents will be reported to the health department and handled according to their guidance.