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2015 Theme Weeks

  • Session 1 - Harry Potter
  • Session 2 - Jurassic Park
  • Session 3 - Frozen
  • Session 4 - Rodeo Roundup
  • Mini Camp 1 - Neverland
  • Session 5 - Pirates vs. Ninjas
  • Session 6 - Big Hero Week
  • Session 7 - Spy Week
  • Session 8 - Shark Week
  • Session 9 - Hunger Games Week


As we prepare to Double the Fun in 2021, Camp Chief Ouray wants to keep you up-to-date with the latest information we have regarding safe practices surrounding COVID-19. The following are written to ensure health and safety of our campers, families, and staff during summer 2021. We are using guidelines that were provided via Child Care Licensing and Colorado Department of Health (see guidelines here).  We will be utilizing and maximizing NPI’s (Non-pharmaceutical interventions like masks and hand washing) throughout the camp week for maximum safety.

While we understand that there have been updates to the State of Colorado COVID procedures, child care remains separate from the other industries in Colorado. If/When there are updates, we will be in contact with our families.


Family Zooms: recordings of our family zoom meetings leading up to May.


The biggest request we have is to be patient with our systems. These are designed for maximum safety, not necessarily speed. When in doubt, take a deep breath and smile.

In addition, we have updated our refund policy for summer 2021 to help give peace of mind. Click here for the 2021 Refund Policy.

The following are subject to change as we approach summer based on recommendations from state and local health agencies.



  • For the 2-weeks leading up to your child’s camp, we ask them to stay as isolated as possible. Do not visit people outside the household or visit crowded places if possible.
  • Do not travel out of state/out of the country.
  • If there is sickness in the immediate family or with the camper within 72 hours of camp (fever, upset stomach, dry cough, etc.), please contact camp at 970-887-2648 or to talk through the situation and what options are available. We will do our best to have our RN talk with you.
  • We encourage you to get the vaccine if able.
  • We encourage you to get tested no later than 72 hours prior to arriving at camp and bring results with you.

General Info

  • Masks must be worn when interacting with any staff.
  • Masks must be worn when inside for activities or outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained or the activity is high exertion.


  • At Bus Stop
    • Temperature of camper will be taken, if a temperature over 100.0 degrees the camper will not be allowed on the bus
    • There will be health screen questions for each individual camper
    • Prior to getting on the bus, camper needs to stow their bag in the back of the bus and hand medications to staff
    • If possible, we will wait outside the bus until we are ready to leave
    • Campers and staff will allow distancing while riding the bus
    • Windows will be down as much as possible to allow for good ventilation
    • Masks must be worn on the bus
  • At Camp
    • Fewer people the better, we recommend 1 parent per child.
    • Temperature of camper will be taken, if there is a temperature over 100.0 degrees you cannot stay at camp.
    • All campers without COVID vaccination cards on file or with them during check-in will be tested on arrival, to be fully vaccinated it must be two weeks past the last shot
    • Health screen, lice checks, and paperwork will all be handled at the car.
    • Campers will get their cabin assignment at the health check, luggage and camper can be dropped by the appropriate sign.
    • If you need to see the nurse to drop off medication or speak with the nurse for any reason, you will be pointed to the dining hall. (Handing in medications in original container, any other information needed).

During Camp

  • Masks will be worn when doing activities inside, or outside when cohort distancing is not achievable (opening campfire, etc.)
    • Exceptions: eating, sleeping, brushing teeth, showering, swimming
  • Cabins will be placed in coed Family Groups (cohorts) of no more than 25 campers by age range for the week
    • Family Groups will do activities together.
    • Family Groups will eat together (outside and distanced when possible).
  • A potential case during camp (staff or camper).
    • A case in a cabin will result in that cabin isolating as a group from the cohort, the nurse will be notified
    • Contact tracing will begin, and anyone who did not follow protocols for safety will isolate with their cabin as well
    • Anyone vaccinated will not need to quarantine unless symptoms appear (then it will be isolation).
    • Parents will be contacted of all campers.
    • Staff will have to get a COVID test and await results prior to resuming work
    • Grand County Public Health will be notified


  • Please have on your mask and your photo ID ready when you pull up.
  • Once the ID check has been completed, you will be directed to the area where your child(ren) will be waiting for pick up.
  • We will follow up on the week with an email and survey link.

Post Camp

  • If you notice symptoms of COVID up to 2 weeks after camp, please notify the office as soon as possible (camper or parents)
    • 970-887-2648


  • Cabins
    • As better information becomes available, we will update these numbers and pull from the wait list
  • Meals
    • Current guidelines limit the number of people indoors, we will be monitoring these as we approach summer for best protocols
    • We are planning on having a buffet line that each camper will have their food plated for them, then the group will go outside to eat
    • As we receive updated information we will update families
  • Sleeping
    • Bunks will be configured head-to-toe to allow for maximum separation of campers
    • Each bunk will have a privacy barrier to help prevent sneezes or coughs from traveling during the night


Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our goal is to offer challenging experiences to build leaders through life-long skill development in a safe, imaginative, natural setting. We instill confidence through independence and interpersonal skills. We challenge our campers to discover their true selves.