COVID-19 Response

Summer 2020 Update

Our camp community has been in our hearts and minds as we plan, prepare, and envision the summer. For over 80 years, YMCA Camp Carson has strived to maintain a safe and impactful camp program that accepts, challenges, and empowers our campers.

After careful consideration of the recommendations and guidelines from the American Camp Association, State and Local government, and the YMCA, one thing has become clear. Any program we are able to offer at YMCA Camp Carson this summer would not resemble the camp experience that our families know, love, and have come to expect. It simply would not be possible for us to gather together around the campfire, eat and sing together in the dining hall, or even climb the Alpine Tower with our friends this summer – at least not in the same way we are used to.

We fully grasp the trust you place in us to provide a safe, fun, and impactful camp experience. In the end, we recognized that we would be unable to truly fulfill your expectations and deliver the high-quality experience that we promise. With this reality before us, we have decided to suspend summer programming for 2020. 

We know that hearing this news is heart-breaking, but even with this disappointment, there is no greater comfort or encouragement than from the Camp Carson family. None of us imagined we would ever see a summer without camp, but we will overcome this together. We will be able to sing, smile, laugh, and love when we meet again.

To read the full letter from our Senior Program Director, Sarah Hooper, to all our camp families, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We know that you may have many questions, so we invite you to explore our FAQs page.

Here are some FAQs about Camp this summer.

Additionally, we know that your camper may have specific questions as well. 

Here are some FAQs specifically for your camper.

The Carson Connection

Looking for a fun way to spend time at home? We have launched the Carson Connection; a virtual way to enjoy some of your favorite camp activities! Check out the schedule for each week to see what activities are being hosted by our wonderful Camp Carson Staff.

Check out the Carson Connection here!


There are a number of useful resources for your family during this time. We have collected some of the sites that we have found to be most useful.

See our Resource Page here