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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.

Camp will host monthly Zoom meetings with families who have questions starting in February. We will reach out to families through email with links.

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.

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.
  • Check temperatures daily and record (possibly through an app), anything abnormal for multiple days should be checked by a physician
  • 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.

General Info

  • Masks must be worn when interacting with any staff
  • Masks must be worn when inside for activities or social distancing at an outdoor activity is not possible


  • At Bus Stop
    • Temperature of both camper and parents will be taken, if either has a temperature over 100.3 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
    • Hand sanitizer will be available prior to entering the bus for travel
    • Windows will be down as much as possible to allow for good ventilation
    • Masks must be worn on the bus
  • At Camp
    • Temperature of both camper and parents will be taken, if either has a temperature over 100.3 degrees the camper will not be allowed to stay at camp
    • There will be health screen questions for each individual camper
    • After the health screen, paperwork and balance will be checked by the same staff member at the car
    • Campers will get their cabin assignment at the health check, luggage can be dropped by the appropriate sign
    • Parents can then park
    • One parent can accompany the camper to the nurse if needed (Handing in medications in original container, any other information needed)
    • Once check-in is complete, one parent can accompany the camper to the cabin to meet the counselors
    • Parents will not be able to enter the cabin and will be limited to 5 minutes at the cabin

During Camp

  • Masks will be worn when doing activities inside, or outside when social distancing is not achievable (certain games like Gaga do not allow for distancing) or if there will be heavy exertion (things like soccer, climbing, etc.) by all campers and staff
    • Exceptions: eating, sleeping, brushing teeth, showering, swimming
  • Cabins will be placed in coed cohorts of no more than 25 campers by age range for the week
    • Cohorts will do activities together
    • Cohorts will eat together
  • 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
    • Parents will be contacted of all campers in isolation
    • Staff will have to get a COVID test and await results prior to resuming work
    • Grand County Public Health will be notified


  • Please have 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
    • At this time, we are limiting the number of campers per cabin (traditionally: 8-10; 2021: 6-7), each cabin will have 2 staff
    • 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 may have to offer more to-go meals and other dining options for campers/staff
  • 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.