Camp Jackson

Base Camp

YMCA Camp Jackson is a place for establishing friendships that last a lifetime, having fun in one of Colorado’s most beautiful outdoor settings and sharing the fellowship that enhances social and outdoor skills. Team building and character development are at the foundation of every activity that we run.  Mornings are spent focusing on camper selected “Specialty Area” and learning new skills during choice time. The afternoons are spent with cabin groups trying new activities and experiencing the great outdoors. On Wednesday night, every cabin will go on “Packout” where they sleep under the stars and cook over a campfire.

There is nothing more central to the camp experience than cabin life. It is our desire that each child should have the opportunity to make great friends, learn new skills and leave our program with a higher level of confidence, maturity and understanding of our four core values- Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. In the cabin, campers learn to respect differences and live together as part of a community. In this small group setting, campers can learn selfawareness, communication, trust, patience, empathy and team work.

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Traditional Base Camp Ages 7-12

The Camp Jackson Base Camp program is where your child’s camping traditions begin! Campers that sign up for our traditional summer camping program will be put into gender 
specific cabins with 8-12 children of similar ages/grades and will enjoy age appropriate activities led by their two counselors. As your child progresses in age the camp program will progress along with them adding adventures and challenges along the way.

This one week program is our most popular program at Camp Jackson and it is a great introduction to our camp community. Spend a week in the beautiful mountains, making new friends, learning new skills and making memories that will last a lifetime. Every day is spent with cabin mates and new friends while the evenings are spent with the whole camp in evening programs and camp fires.

Cost:         $425 Y Member / $475 Y Non-Member

Offered:    Weekly beginning on Sunday, June 11th - July 28th

Teen Base Ages 13-14

This program is for those Base Campers ages 13-14 who are beginning to shift from Base Camp into Teen Extreme programs.  While these campers follow the traditional Base Camp schedule and participate in Specialty Areas, they will be sleeping in the Teen Center and will participate in select “teen only” activities as well as thought for the day and evening devotions are lead co-ed to help with the transition.

Cost:        $425 Y Member  / $475 Non-Member

Offered:  June 11 - 16, June 18 - 23 andJuly 23 - 28