Each summer, thousands of children attend YMCA of Northern Colorado day and overnight camps.
For more than 500 campers, their summer experiences are only made possible because of donor-funded financial assistance. Camp gives them connection, activity, mentors, confidence, resilience and safe spaces while their parents work. It helps them prevent summer learning loss and gives them opportunities to have fun — even when life at home or at school is anything but fun.
Camp allows them to be kids.
Colorado is a state that boasts endless outdoor opportunities and countless outdoors people.
But access to outdoor education and engagement with the natural world is often determined by economic status. At the Y, we believe all children deserve sunshine, mountain air and bug bites (yes, even bug bites). We believe all children should have the opportunity to build gnome homes and traverse a stream. We believe summer camp should be a right — not a privilege — and we are looking for champions to help us ensure all kids experience a summer at camp.
Be a champ for camp. Your gift will change lives.
Here’s How Your Gift Makes an Impact
Every Gift Makes a Difference
It costs a family anywhere from $50 to $750 for a week of camp, depending on the location and the type of the camp. Whether you can donate $5 or $50, your gift makes a real difference.
All gifts add up! Your support will help give a local child a summer of fun.
Provides a child in the Johnstown area with a week of Y Achievers, a part-time program that focuses on preventing summer learning loss.
Provides a week of summer day camp to a low-income child in the Longmont area.
Provides a session of nature-filled bliss at YMCA Camp Santa Maria for a young person in need.