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MORE THAN AN ACTIVITY

Through intentional use of things like our ACE  concept, we strive to ensure that while campers are at program areas, they are learning so much more than just an activity skill.

Throughout their participation, they are also learning life skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solvingWe also intentionally focus on increasing camper understanding of the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith

READ MORE about how ACE is interwoven at activity areas.

GETTING TO ACTIVITIES

While camp covers a 300 acre property with over 7 miles of trails, the core camp activities are located in the heart of camp.  Lots of open space makes it easy for campers to identify their destination as they move from activity to activity - spending more time "being there" not "getting there".

Campers also travel from activity to activity with a "buddy" which could be another camper or a program team member.  Program team members are stationed in all areas to ensure that campers find their way to their next activity destination.  

CHALLENGE BY CHOICE AT ACTIVITIES

Our "challenge by choice” philosophy encourages campers to stretch their comfort zones and discover they can do so much more than they imagined. Campers receive lots of encouragement to "go for it" but in the end, it's always the camper's choice to take on the challenge before them.

ALL AGES 7-16
 
AGES 8 and up
except LIT and CIT
DIRT BIKE TRAIL RIDING
(Returning Dirt Bikes)
Available to Shoshone and LIT campers after completion of  First Year Dirt Bikes at Camp Carson.

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES

BLOB*                                ZIP LINE
ROCKIT*                            ROLLING LOGS              
TRAPEZE*                         TOM SAWYER SWING    
RINGS*                               SWIM SHALLOW END
TEETER TOTER*              WATER CANNON CANOEING                        WATER VOLLEYBALL
SLIDE*                                WATER BASKETBALL        SAILING**                          WATER GAMES                  KAYAKING*
SWIMMING - DEEP END*
 
Off site Canoe trips for Ridge Top cabins.

* Must be a white band swimmer which means camper has passed the swim test.

** Can sail with a staff member.

LAND ACTIVITIES
FISHING                              ARTS & CRAFTS      
ARCHERY                           CLIMBING WALL      
NATURE                              MOUNTAIN BOARDS  GUITARS                             SOCCER
BASKETBALL                      RADIO STATION
SAND VOLLEYBALL          SLING SHOTS
RIFLERY                               DRUMMING
GAME ROOM                      WOODWORKING
GAGA                                    HUMAN FOOSBALL
BLACK HOLE                       GIANT SWING
LOW ROPES COURSE       PAMPER POLE
POTTERY - TABLE HAND BUILDING PROJECTS
HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING
Available to Shoshone and Diabetes Camp campers.
AGES 11 and up
55 'ALPINE CLIMBING TOWER
MOUNTAIN BIKES  Feet must be able to touch the ground while seated on the bike.

SWIM TEST

To become a white band swimmer,

campers must be able to swim 25 yards with their head out of the water and no doggie paddling.  Campers must also tread water for 30 seconds.

POTTERY WHEEL