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YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA pool
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Address for Donations by Check: 
2515 Tunnel Rd. Estes Park, CO 80511
Mission Statement: 

The YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Dedicated to changing lives through building and strengthening relationships, the YMCA of the Rockies operates two year-round family retreat and conference centers, each providing unique opportunities for youth, families and groups to connect with each other. Our mission and impact extend beyond our property boundaries and into homes and communities throughout our state, our nation, and around the world.

Locally, we support the Estes Park community in a variety of ways including the provision of free and affordable family memberships for community members, complimentary use of the facilities by many local organizations and delivery of hundreds of pounds of food to the local food pantry. Additionally, we provide hundreds of local families with safe, reliable childcare. It is estimated that approximately 1/3 of local families with school-age children rely on the YMCA for childcare - many of whom receive financial assistance.

Goals & Outcomes: 

Donations support a variety of mission-based programming including recreational and educational programming, camp and child care scholarships, religious-based programming, free and financial assistance memberships, reduced lodging rates for those in need and free outdoor education for children on the free and reduced lunch program.

Our goal through the Mountain Strong Collaborative is to raise money to continue to support our local community and its members. Ten-thousand dollars will allow us to offer additional scholarships for childcare for preschool, after school programming and summer day camp. Additionally, that level of generosity would also allow us to provide more free and reduced rate local memberships. Such support would provide us with the resources to expand our partnerships with other community organizations to identify families in need of childcare assistance or YMCA membership.


"The YMCA of the Rockies is we are able to get away from the normal day-to-day and get back into nature and bonding as a family. The rustic, quiet nature of the Y always regenerates my relationship with nature, my family and myself."

"I cannot begin to explain the enormous difference day camp made in my life. Without camp, I do not believe I would be as strong or as confident as I am today."

"The YMCA of the Rockies is the calm in the storm of life. It's a place to let go of pressures, deadlines, technology, traffic and financial worried and get back to the true meaning of life and family. It's a place to teach our children to look, listen and respect all things."