Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have to be members of the YMCA for my child to attend Day Camp?
No. Anyone can sign up for Day Camp at Snow Mountain Ranch. YMCA members and guests staying on property receive a $5 / day discount.
Does my child have to attend every day?
Our program is available on a daily sign up basis. Choose whichever days fit your child’s interest and your family’s schedule.
Can my children be in the same group even though they are different ages?
Buddy requests may be made for campers in the same grade or only one grade different. Campers in different grades will be placed with the younger age group. To make a buddy request, please contact us at 970-887-2152 ext. 4144 or email@example.com.
My child will be 5 in September. Can they come to camp this summer?
No, our state license is for children ages 5 and up only. Children may attend beginning on their 5th birthday.
What medical records are required?
The state of Colorado requires all campers to provide current immunization records (or a signed exemption form), physician contact information, medical history, and emergency care authorization.
How do I cancel or change my camper’s registration?
You may add additional days to your camper’s registration by using the Camper Application on your online account. To cancel days, please contact us at 970-887-2152 ext. 4144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I arrange for another person picking up my child?
Anyone picking up a camper must be on that child’s Authorized Grown Up list. Names can be added online (forms & documents) or at drop off. All persons picking up campers must have a valid PHOTO ID per Colorado state law.
Are meals provided?
Lunch is available for purchase for $7 or campers may bring their own. Monday – Thursday lunch includes a sandwich (choice of meat & cheese or peanut butter & jelly), fruit, juice, granola bar, and chips. Friday lunch is a cookout with hamburger or hot dog (or black bean burger), baked beans, cornbread, watermelon, and lemonade.
Afternoon snacks are provided for all campers between 2:30 and 3:00. Snacks include crackers, fruit, yogurt, and occasionally cookies.
What happens on bad weather days?
Camp is held rain, shine, or snow (yes, it does occasionally snow here in the summer!) Please send your campers dressed appropriately for the weather. Clear, sunny mornings frequently become cloudy, cool afternoons, so please send layers / a rain jacket with your child.
During severe weather (lightning, hail, high winds, etc.) campers take shelter in the nearest safe location. All staff are trained in severe weather procedures. In the event of extended severe weather, campers will be transported by vehicle to the day camp building.
Where do I look for lost items?
Day Camp lost & found is located in the Day Camp building. Items lost in public areas (Kiva, pool, stables, etc.) may be in the property lost & found located at the Programs Building. Please call 970-887-2152 x4134 for assistance.
Do you provide any financial assistance?
Snow Mountain Ranch has scholarships available on the basis of financial need. We are also an approved Grand County CCAP facility. For more information on either of these options, please contact us at 970-887-2152 ext. 4144 or email@example.com.