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Let your camper experience the wonder of CCO, and the opportunity to benefit from the self-confidence, trust, friendships, fun and memories created by the summer camp experience. 

Day Camp Information

  • Applications for the 2024 Day Camp Lottery are CLOSED.  
  • The application will reopen for enrollment or waitlist status on April 1st at 12:00 PM MDT. REMINDER: Campers must be 5 years of age to attend their first day of camp per our Colorado Child Care License.
  • You can apply for as many weeks as you like for each camper. You must apply each camper in your family for the weeks that you would like them to be enrolled.  
  • We will split everyone into subgroups based on the following: 
     Group 1) Returning Day Camp Families (including waitlisted families) 
    Group 2) YMCA of the Rockies Members  
    Group 3) New to Day Camp Local Families  
    Group 4) New Non-Local Families    
  •  “Locals” are defined as anyone who has a residence with a Grand County zip code.  
  • Families who may fall into two groups will be placed to the highest level (For example: if a family has a return camper and a new camper, they will fall into the returners group).  
  • After the application closes, your family will randomly be assigned a lottery number within your grouping. After all groupings have been verified, we will start enrolling campers into their selected weeks by grouping first and then lottery numbers.  
  • At this time, if selected, you will automatically be enrolled, and deposits will be charged. Deposits are $20/week/camper plus the $10/camper one-time registration fee (For example: If I have one camper enrolled for one week, I will be charged $30. If I have one camper enrolled for four weeks, I will be charged $90).  
  • If your camper(s) is not enrolled for a certain week because all spots are filled, they will be entered on the wait list in order of lottery number.  
  • All families will be notified via email no later than March 8th of their status (what weeks they were enrolled in, and which weeks are waitlisted).  
    Wait List: If a family decides to cancel a week, we will go to the wait list and notify the family of the first camper listed. We will call to ensure you want to enroll and you will have 48 hours to respond. If we receive no response, we will move on to the next family on the wait list and remove your camper from the wait list. We cannot predict if or when a spot may open.  
  • If you miss the March 4th deadline, the next chance to sign up will be April 1st at 12:00 PM MST. At this point when registering your camper(s) will automatically be enrolled or waitlisted based on availability.  

 Frequently Asked Questions:  
What are the chances my camper(s) will receive a spot?  
We cannot predict anyone’s chances of being enrolled in Day Camp. The lottery system is a more equitable way to ensure families can be considered for spots in our program.   
Am I considered a YMCA of the Rockies member if I belong to another YMCA?  
No, you must have a specific YMCA of the Rockies membership. We operate independently from other YMCA’s in the country.  
If I get a YMCA of the Rockies membership, does this mean I will get a spot?  
We cannot guarantee anyone will get a spot in day camp.  
How many weeks can I apply for?  
There is no limit. There is the possibility that your camper is enrolled for some weeks and waitlisted for others due to availability.   
Can I create an account ahead of time to make sure I am ready?  
There is no need to do so. During the time in which the application is open, anyone can create an account and apply.  Having an open window is meant to take the stress out of the process. The lottery will take place on March 5th after the application closes.  
What is the cancellation policy?  
If you need to cancel your camper’s registration, please contact us as soon as possible so your
camper’s spot can be given to another waiting camper. Refunds will be made if cancellations are made with at least seven days' notice, unless there is a balance due. Payments will be rolled over to other weeks the camper is registered for. Cancellations with less than seven days' notice will be charged a $30 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds if a child goes home early in cases of illnesses that happen at camp, disciplinary action, bullying or homesickness. Missed days during a session will not be refunded or credited. Refunds will be issued for medical reasons only with written verification from a physician.  
What if I miss the application period between February 19th - March 4th?  
The next chance to register would be April 1st.  

If you have any further questions, please contact the Day Camp Office at 970-887-2152 Extension 4144 or e-mail

  • YMCA of the Rockies Members: $230 per child, per 1-week session
    • $10 one-time registration fee per child
    • $20 deposit is due at time of enrollmenet per child per week.
  • Non-Members: $250 per child, per 1-week session
    • $10 one-time registration fee per child
    • $20 deposit is due at time of enrollmenet per child per week.
  • Optional Trail Ride (through Rocky Mountain Stables): $85 - limited spots available, minimum age of 8 years old

Scholarships are available for day camp families. 

  • Drop-off: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Day Camp: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Campers will eat lunch around 11:30am. Counselors will schedule a snack time in the afternoon based on their activity schedule.
  • Pick Up: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  1. Come to Snow Mountain Ranch on HW-40 between Tabernash and Granby
  2. As you drive in, you will stop at the stop sign
  3. Turn right
  4. The Day Camp building is the 2nd building on the left. Drive past the building and the buck fence. There will be two options for check-in/out. 
    1. Park and Walk Up Option: Turn left and continue towards the mini-golf course to park and walk up to drop-off/pick-up. Please check in/out with the staff members at a picnic table at the front of the day camp building. If you choose this option, you may walk your camper(s) to and from their group directly. 
    2. Drive Through Option: Turn left and immediately left again to turn into the parking lot for a drive-through drop-off/pick-up. Please pull forward and remain in your vehicle. A staff member will approach your vehicle to check-in/out your camper(s). 

 For questions, please call the office at 970-887-2648 or e-mail

Campers enrolled in Day Camp will be split into groups by age. Each of the nine groups will have ten campers and two counselors. You will receive your camper's group assignment when you check-in on the first day of their camp session. 

You may make a group request for up to one other camper  within the Forms and Documents section of your CampInTouch account. Requests should be mutual between campers and should not be more than twelve (12) months apart in age. Requests must be submitted seven (7) days prior to the start of your camper's session. We do not guarantee placement for group requests. Please note that group assignments are not made until the week before your camper's session begins. 

New Adventures. New Friends.

Traditional Day Camp Activities

Our Traditional Day Camp program runs from June through mid-August and is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, for children 5 years to 14 years old. Traditional Day Camp Activities may include:

  • Archery
  • Nature Activities
  • Sports & Games
  • Science Activities
  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Gaga Ball
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Teambuilding Activities

Scholarships For All

We believe that every young person should have access to camp. Camp Chief Ouray offers scholarships on a sliding scale. We invite you to apply!

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