Youth Summer Camps 

At the YMCA of Metro Denver, our youth development philosophy is grounded in 150 years of lifting up kids and helping them reach their full potential. It's a philosophy centered on two critical factors: creating a unique sense of belonging and always incorporating the pure fun and joy of childhood.

Please note our program cancellation and refund policy effective October 1, 2023.

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Expanded Capacity at Select Camps. See Availability Below.

Arvada - Christ the King Episcopal Church

Location: 6490 Carr Street Arvada, CO 80004
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Community College of Aurora

Location: 710 Alton Way Denver, CO 80230
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Dennison Elementary

Locations: 401 Independence St Lakewood, CO 80226
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Dora Moore Elementary

Location: 846 Corona St, Denver, CO 80218
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Downtown YMCA

Location: 25 East 16th Avenue Denver, CO 80202
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Edison Elementary School

Location: 3350 Quitman St Denver, CO 80212
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Glendale Sports Center

Location: 4500 E. Kentucky Ave Glendale, CO 80246
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Reunion Rec Center

Location: 17910 Parkside Dr N Commerce City, CO 80022
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Southwest YMCA

Location: 5181 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Welchester Elementary

Location: 13000 W 10th Ave Golden, CO 80401
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Adventure Camp

Locations: Arvada & University Hills YMCA
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 AM - 5 PM
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Arvada Sports Camp

Hours: Mon - Thurs 8:30 AM - 3 PM
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Find a Summer Camp Near You

Shape Your Summer! 

Choose your fun, choose your adventure. Customize your YMCA Summer Camp experience. 

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At the Y, we know the welcoming places we create for kids today will shape our communities tomorrow. And every YMCA Summer Camp provides that safe and supportive environment where kids play, explore, and lift each other up, learning values they’ll build on all their lives. 

Choose one camp or mix and match your favorites based on your schedule and interests. Shape your summer and the future at the YMCA! 

Please note that there are waitlists for some day camp locations, if prompted to be added to the waitlist during the registration process- even if it shows space available - means that there is indeed a waitlist.

CCCAP spots are limited. You will not be able to register for Summer Camp until we receive CCCAP Authorization for the correct location. Without authorization you will be responsible for the full cost of camp. 

If you are interested in CCCAP, please complete the form below and contact your caseworker with your locality. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR CHILD A SPOT, IT ONLY ADDS YOU TO OUR LISTS.

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As a Y member, you receive early registration on YMCA Camp and savings. Some limitations apply.

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Specialty Camps

YMCA Special Camps let kids take their own unique paths for fun, discoveries, learning and play. Dive into your interests or explore new ones with Specialty Camps for STEM, Art, Dance, Nature and Food and Leadership. Learn something new each week. The choice is yours!

Contact your camp supervisor

Art Camp

Art Camp is where creativity and confidence come together with instruction and opportunity to bring out your artistic side. Try your hand at ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media and more, and see where your imagination takes you!

Ages: 7-12

Locations: Arvada-Duncan, Aurora, Southwest, University Hills-Schlessman YMCAs

Price: $299/member & $349/non-member



Dance Camp

Dance Camp welcomes dancers of all experience and skill levels for four days of high-energy creativity and fun every week. Move to the music as you try out ballet, hop-hop and tap, while learning about stage presence, technique and style.

Ages: 7-12

Locations: University Hills-Schlessman YMCA

Price: $299/member & $349/non-member


Nature & Food - Dig In Camp

Nature & Food - Dig In Camp is for kids who want to explore the magic of growing – and eating – our own food ourselves! Discover where food comes from and “dig in” to learn how plants are pollinated, what helps them grow and how we can produce and prepare delicious treats all on our own! 

Ages: 9-13

Locations: Arvada-Duncan, Aurora, Southwest, University Hills-Schlessman YMCAs

Price: $299/member & $349/non-member



STEM Camp delivers hands-on fun in science, technology, engineering and math, sparking curiosity and keeping kids inspired. Play, learn and discover all summer long with activities like K'NEX and Lego building, Rocketry, Coding with Ozobots, and engineering challenges using Clawbot, Mechanical Catapult, burglar alarms, and doorbells.

Ages: 7-12

Locations: Arvada-Duncan, Aurora, Littleton, Southwest YMCAs; Explore Elementary School

Price: $299/member & $349/non-member


Day Camp

YMCA Day Camp keeps the learning going beyond the school year. Through weekly activities, field trips and themes, kids at YMCA Day Camp explore new interests and make life-long friends and memories. 

Ages: 5-12 (ages at sites vary)

Locations: Arvada-Duncan, Downtown, Glendale, Southwest, University Hills-Schlessman YMCAs + other sites around the metro area. Additional camp locations may be added.

Price:$199/member & $249/non-member.
Registration fee: None

Deposit: $25 per week of camp

Member registration: Jan 17 | All others: Feb. 6  Register 

Kinder Camp

A fun and educational transition from preschool to kindergarten. Young campers experience themed activities, swimming, field trips and make friends!

Ages: 5 and 6

Locations: Arvada-Duncan and University Hills-Schlessman YMCAs - limited spots available

Price: $240/week - Wed/Thur/Fri; $410/week - Mon-Fri

Deposit: $25 per week of camp. Register

Before Camp Care

The YMCA provides a safe and supportive home away from home for kids all summer long. At Before Camp Care, the fun starts before the official camp season begins with programs and activities at multiple wellness centers.

Locations: Arvada-Duncan, Downtown, Glendale, Littleton, Southwest, University Hills-Schlessman YMCAs + other sites around the metro area.

Price: $29/member & $39/non-member

If families are registering for the camps above, they can add on this option during registration and before they check out. Before camp care is not a stand-alone registration option. 


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