ACTIVITIES

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MORE THAN AN ACTIVITY

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

Throughout their participation, they are also learning life skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.  We also 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 or a "truddy" (two buddies) 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

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.

AGES 8 and up

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING

Available to Overnight campers.

AGES 11 and up

POTTERY WHEEL

55 'ALPINE CLIMBING TOWER

MOUNTAIN BIKES  Feet must touch the ground while seated on the bike.

DIRT BIKE TRAIL RIDING

Available to Overnight & LIT campers after completion of  First Year Dirt Bikes at Camp Carson.

SWIM TEST

To become a 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.

 

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LAND ACTIVITIES

FISHING 

ARCHERY     

NATURE

GUITARS

BASKETBALL

SAND VOLLEYBALL

RIFLERY

GAME ROOM

GAGA

BLACK HOLE

LOW ROPES COURSE

POTTERY - TABLE HAND BUILDING PROJECTS

ARTS & CRAFTS      

CLIMBING WALL      

MOUNTAIN BOARDS 

SOCCER

RADIO STATION

SLING SHOTS

DRUMMING

WOODWORKING

HUMAN FOOSBALL

GIANT SWING

PAMPER POLE

ALL AGES 7-16

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES

BLOB*

ROCKIT*          

TRAPEZE* 

RINGS*

TEETER TOTER*

CANOEING

SLIDE* 

SAILING**

KAYAKING*

Offsite Canoe trips for Ridge Top cabins.

* Must be a band swimmer, passing swim test.

** Can sail with a staff member.

ZIP LINE

ROLLING LOGS              

TOM SAWYER SWING    

SWIMMING

WATER CANNON

WATER VOLLEYBALL

WATER BASKETBALL

WATER GAMES