YMCA of Northern Colorado

One in three of our participants access Y programs through financial assistance. By supporting the Y, you help children lead healthy lives through sports, camp and enrichment programs; you help seniors expand their social and fitness opportunities; you help us become a support system for families.

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Camp Santa Maria

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Gays/Lesbians
Offenders/Ex-offenders

Description

Camp Santa Maria offers summer camp programs, outdoor education and other opportunities for school groups and adult and youth retreats. Our goal is to provide environmental awareness and instill the value of environmental stewardship while creating a community and building self confidence.

At Camp Santa Maria living and being in nature provides wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities, a feeling of investment in the state of the environment, and a healthy lifestyle. Each part of camp life is designed to promote the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and service.

Our goal at Camp Santa Maria is to send youth and adults home feeling good about who they are, the relationships they have made and the skills they have gained.

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Evidence of Program's Success

More than a decade ago, the YMCA of Northern Colorado began offering residential camp with a 1-week session serving approximately 40 campers.
We currently serve over 1200 campers a summer.
In addition to our growth over the past years, the YMCA has extended our outreach to ensure all kids who wish to experience "sleep-away camp" can do so regardless of their financial abilities. The YMCA is committed to providing financial assistance to 35% of camp families annually.

Youth Sports

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Description

YMCA youth sports includes opportunities such as soccer, flag football, hockey, lacrosse, basketball and more. YMCA youth sports emphasize the four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. In YMCA youth sports, everyone plays and with an emphasis on safety first, fair play, positive competition, family involvement and sports and fun for all. This is a developmental league teaching youth the enjoyment of the game, what it means to be on a team and solid values.

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Evidence of Program's Success

- Satisfaction of both the youth participants and their parents
- Participants retention and having them return with friends
- Coaches retention and increased participation
- Program growth

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