Although the YMCA of Metro Denver does not operate an overnight camp, our sister YMCAs in Colorado do. These overnight camps offer the camp experience of fun, independence and accomplishment. 

YMCA Camp Chief Ouray in Granby, CO 

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Camp Chief Ouray has grown to be a premiere overnight camping option for boys and girls from all over the United States.  Whether your camper is a first timer or has attended various residential camps before, CCO provides a unique opportunity for independent development in a caring community.  We are dedicated to growth in spirit, mind, and body, in an outdoor setting and Christian environment. We are committed to developing five core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith for daily living. Explore and grow through a strong tradition of quality programming and fun -- and make life-long friends in the process.

YMCA Camp Jackson in Rye, Colorado

The Summer of a Lifetime! Our programs are designed to empower youth with the values of the Y while having the most fun ever! Your camper will love Camp Jackson and you’ll love the price!  YMCA Camp Jackson is located in the foothills of Greenhorn Mountain in Rye, Colorado. That’s about 45 minutes south of Pueblo, Colorado. 

In our Base Camp Program (Ages 7-12), campers spend a week living in single-gender cabins getting a taste of all that camp has to offer, including horseback riding, canoeing, “specialty areas,” and an out-of-cabin overnight packout adventure. When registering for Base Camp, each camper selects a “specialty area” of their choice. Every morning, campers will participate in their “specialty area”. The specialty areas are; Marksmanship, Eco Survival Challenge, Mountain Sports or Horsemanship. During the week, campers will have the opportunity to try the other specialty area activities during “choice time.”

We have several Teen Camps as well (ages 12-17). Teen Paddling focuses on white water rafting on the Arkansas River, Teen Terrain focuses on white water rafting and rock climbing, Teen Riding is an advanced horsemanship camp and Teen Combo is a two week combination of all programs. In our Teen Leadership Camps (Ages 13-14 and 15-17), campers progress through our programs, learning the skills necessary to become great leaders and maybe one day, great camp staff! Check us out:

YMCA Camp Santa Maria in Bailey, CO

YMCA Camp Santa Maria offers a life-shaping experience that encourages a spirit of community, exploration and adventure. Campers can spend one- or two-week sessions in this picturesque mountain camp near Bailey, CO: hiking, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking, playing sports, enjoying drama and art projects, dancing, singing and making friends. Camp Santa Maria combines fun outdoor experiences with age-appropriate activities based on the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The daily rhythm of camp has plenty of room for choice and creativity, so campers can follow their interests and strive for their personal best. We work to connect campers to others, the environment and themselves. At the same time, kids grow and thrive as cabin groups and as a camp community. Counselors are experienced and enthusiastic about helping kids adapt to and enjoy the overnight camp experience. For ages 6-17. Mini Camp is available for younger campers; Counselor in Training and Teen Leadership camps available for older campers. Learn more at

YMCA Camp Shady Brook in Deckers, CO

Camp Shady Brook is a place where many people have come to know it as the “World as it Should Be.” At Camp Shady Brook campers make new friends, build their self-esteem, gain independence, learn responsible decision making, and have an adventure! Campers will be able to enjoy camp in a safe environment that is designed to foster growth through fun, safe and challenging programs.

Since 1948, YMCA Camp Shady Brook (CSB) has hosted thousands of campers in our beautiful Rocky Mountain setting. We pride ourselves on offering one of the best traditional, values-based camp experiences in the country. Parents and campers alike treasure the camp experience that promotes community, values and personal growth in a natural setting away from the bustle of technology and everyday stress. This summer start a tradition of Camp Shady Brook in your family, or come back to the place you call home!  To register please visit