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.

Find Your Fun at Camp 

The 2024 program is simple, giving you multiple ways to help your child find their fun. Depending on the camp you choose, they can play all day, explore new skills or learn what it means to be a leader. 

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At the Y, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to participate in YMCA membership and in our programs regardless of their ability to pay. Learn about Financial Assistance and Scholarships.

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Find a Summer Camp Near You

Day Camp

(Ages 5 - 12)

At day camp, we get back to the basics: tons of fun and an exciting weekly field trip. Your children can come to camp and spend their days playing outside; learning new skills in arts and crafts; and building a community that can grow with them.

Adventure Camp

(Ages 10 - 14)

This camp is built with adventure in mind, so your child must be ready to engage in fun and challenge-seeking adventures. Camp activities may include white water rafting, high ropes courses, mountain biking and more. (*Note: parents interested in registering their youth in Adventure Camp will be required to complete a screening after the registration process.)

Art Camp

(Ages 10 - 14)

Art camp is a week of artistic exploration, where imagination is sparked, and creative skills are sharpened. Our art specialists teach new techniques and encourage tactical experimentation with a wide range of art materials. Campers are grouped with peers of the same grade. 


Culinary Camp

(Ages 10 - 14)

Culinary camp is a week of culinary exploration. YMCA nutrition and cooking specialists are nurturing a deeper understanding of nutrition, kitchen skills and discovery of tasty cuisine among campers. 

Esports Camp

(Ages 12 - 15)

Esports camp highlights player development, game tactics, survival skills, strategy and more! Led by our esports coach, camps focus on a particular game, honing specialized skills for each game.

Sports Camp

(Ages 7 - 14)

Sports camp is an action-packed day camp that focuses on promoting physical activity, sportsmanship, and skill development. Campers will have the opportunity to build fundamentals, foster a love of sports, competition and fun. 

Register for Fundamental Basketball Camp

Register for Advanced Basketball Camp

Register for Soccer Camp


(Ages 10 - 14)

STEM camp is a week of scientific adventure, where kids engage in exercises and challenges that are fun! Our team of STEM specialists guide your child on their journey, helping to uncover aspects of science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Campers are grouped with peers of the same grade.

Leaders in Training

(Ages 13 - 15)

Leaders in Training is for teens! During this three-day a week camp, you are preparing to be a camp counselor. Assist in a variety of roles such as learning to plan and lead activities from swim, sports, nutrition, etc. Cap off your week with a fun field trip! 

Before Camp Care

Pre-camp fun starts early prepping your child for the day with a variety of activities including art and games. YMCA counselors ensure campers are checked into their respective camps each morning. 

At Select Locations. 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. If before camp care is needed after the registration process is complete, please contact us.


After Camp Care

Post-camp fun rounds out the end of your child’s camp day with art and games. YMCA counselors ensure campers are checked into after care from their respective camps each afternoon.

After camp care is an available option for Specialty Camps at the Arvada - Duncan YMCA, Southwest YMCA and University Hills - Schlessman YMCA. If families are registering for any Specialty Camps, they can add on this option during registration and before they check out. After Camp Care is not a stand-alone registration option. If after camp care is needed after the registration process is complete, please contact us.

Overnight Camp

While the Denver YMCA does not offer overnight camp, our partner YMCAs in Colorado do! Learn more.


Camp Jackson


Camp Santa Maria

Read: A Day in the Life at Denver YMCA Summer Camp

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

To find out more information about CCCAP, click here.

Please note our program cancellation and refund policy.

Some limitations apply. You must have a Premium Couple, Premium Household, Y-Your Way or Y-starter membership. You must maintain your membership through the end of summer camp. Your child must be listed on your account and be 5 years or older when camp starts.

Effective March 1, 2024: Please note our new credit card surcharge policy. Add an ACH to your YMCA Account!