Because of COVID-19, there are a ton of uncertainties on summer camps opening this year, and parents are struggling to find other ways to give their kids and families the summer experience they deserve. One of the biggest anxieties for parents is being away from their children during such an uncertain time, and few camps have pivoted to provide solutions. These pivots have taken the form of Family Camps and customizable camps taking place predominantly outdoors. One such example is the Camp-My-Way program at Estes Park Center-YMCA of the Rockies location.
WHAT IS IT?
Camp-My-Way is a customizable camp experience for your kids who are visiting YMCA of the Rockies together. Siblings, cousins, and family friends will make up a unit. Two camp counselors from the Day Camp program will plan fun and creative activities for the day.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any guests staying on property can register for Camp-My-Way. Kids who are in the same group must be visiting together as friends or relatives. The program is open to kids between the ages of 3 to 18.
WHAT PROGRAMS WILL BE OFFERED?
Choose from one of the camp’s themed program options: Fairy Tales and Magic, Sports and Games, Wilderness Exploration, or Creative Arts. Two trained and certified counselors will plan a week of activities based on the interests of your kids. All programs will remain on YMCA of the Rockies property.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP?
Counselors and activities are the same. The biggest difference is that kids will not be mixing with kids from other locations. This is in accordance with county health department guidelines. There will be strict sanitation policies, social distancing rules, and mask-wearing for both kids and staff.
WHAT ARE THE DATES, HOURS AND COST?
Beginning June 1st, Camp-My-Way will run Monday through Friday. Parents must sign up for the entire week. Camp will run from 9-3 every day. The cost is $800/week.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Select the button below called “Register for Camp.” If you’ve already registered for traditional Day Camp and want to simply change your registration, email Ashley Heelein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our counselors will customize the experience based on the age and interest of your kids. Then plan to meet your counselors on the first day of camp at the flag pole in front of the administration building. Don’t forget to bring a lunch, water bottle, rain jacket, sturdy shoes, and an adventurous spirit!