Youth Summer Camps 

At the YMCA of Metro Denver, our youth development philosophy is grounded in 150 years of lifting up kids and helping them reach their full potential. It's a philosophy centered on two critical factors: creating a unique sense of belonging and always incorporating the pure fun and joy of childhood.


JANUARY 17, 2024: For members, current Out of School Time participants, past camp participants, scholarship recipients and YMCA Staff

FEBRUARY 5, 2024: General Public

Please note our program cancellation and refund policy effective October 1, 2023.

Find a Summer Camp Near You

Find your fun, find your Y! 

Customize your YMCA Summer Camp experience. 

At the Y, we know the welcoming places we create for kids today will shape our communities tomorrow. And every YMCA Summer Camp provides that safe and supportive environment where kids play, explore, and lift each other up, learning values they’ll build on all their lives. 

Choose one camp or mix and match your favorites based on your schedule and interests. Shape your summer and the future at the YMCA! 

Please note that there are waitlists for some day camp locations, if prompted to be added to the waitlist during the registration process- even if it shows space available - means that there is indeed a waitlist.

CCCAP spots are limited. You will not be able to register for Summer Camp until we receive CCCAP Authorization for the correct location. Without authorization you will be responsible for the full cost of camp. 

If you are interested in CCCAP, please complete the form below and contact your caseworker with your locality. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR CHILD A SPOT, IT ONLY ADDS YOU TO OUR LISTS.

Join the Y and Save

As a Y member, you receive early registration on YMCA Camp and savings. Some limitations apply.

Join Today!   

*Please note that you must be logged into your account to view available classes


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Specialty Camps

YMCA Special Camps let kids take their own unique paths for fun, discoveries, learning and play. Dive into your interests or explore new ones with Specialty Camps for STEM, Art, Nutrition and more. Learn something new each week. The choice is yours!


Art Camp

Art Camp is where creativity and confidence come together with instruction and opportunity to bring out your artistic side. Try your hand at ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media and more, and see where your imagination takes you!


Dance Camp

Dance Camp welcomes dancers of all experience and skill levels for four days of high-energy creativity and fun every week. Move to the music as you try out ballet, hop-hop and tap, while learning about stage presence, technique and style.

Nature & Food - Dig In Camp

Nature & Food - Dig In Camp is for kids who want to explore the magic of growing – and eating – our own food ourselves! Discover where food comes from and “dig in” to learn how plants are pollinated, what helps them grow and how we can produce and prepare delicious treats all on our own! 


STEM Camp delivers hands-on fun in science, technology, engineering and math, sparking curiosity and keeping kids inspired. Play, learn and discover all summer long with activities like K'NEX and Lego building, Rocketry, Coding with Ozobots, and engineering challenges using Clawbot, Mechanical Catapult, burglar alarms, and doorbells.

Day Camp

YMCA Day Camp keeps the learning going beyond the school year. Through weekly activities, field trips and themes, kids at YMCA Day Camp explore new interests and make life-long friends and memories. 

Before Camp Care

The YMCA provides a safe and supportive home away from home for kids all summer long. At Before Camp Care, the fun starts before the official camp season begins with programs and activities at multiple wellness centers.

If families are registering for the camps above, they can add on this option during registration and before they check out. Before camp care is not a stand-alone registration option. 


To find out more about Financial Assistance and Scholarships, click here.

To find out more information about CCCAP, click here