The Longmont Y will be closed Aug 15-17 for annual maintenance. The pool will be closed Aug 13-17.


YMCA Camp Elks provides campers with a traditional outdoor day camp experience. Nestled in the heart of Boulder, Camp Elks is an outdoor, nature-based program where campers will have the opportunity to make new friends through adventure, challenge and exploration. Each day at camp begins with an opening ceremony where stories, music and funny anecdotes get us ready for the day’s events. Campers will enjoy day trips to some of Colorado’s most beautiful hiking destinations. Campers will also spend their summer days in camp shooting archery, cooling off at our on-site pool and expressing their creative side through arts and crafts, drama, sports and fun games. 

Each camp day ends with a closing campfire (symbolic) where campers and counselors come together to share stories, recognize each other through the Bead Ceremony (character values) and reflect on their time at camp.

Register for Camp Elks

Campers Are Divided By Appropriate Age Groups:

  • Trailblazers (Entering 1st-2nd grade)
  • Pioneers (Entering 3rd-4th grade)
  • Adventurers (Entering 5th-6th grade)


  • Pre-Camp Care: 7:30am-9:00am
  • Camp Activities & Excursions: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Post-Camp Care: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Camp is officially 9:00am-4:00pm. However, we offer pre- and post-camp options for families that need additional child care before and/or after camp. Pre- and post-camp is optional, and there is no additional cost.


Boulder Elks Club, 3975 28th St, Boulder

Optional drop-off and pick-up service available at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette (sessions 1-11 only). Drop off is 7:30-8:30am and pick-up is 4:45-5:30pm. You must register for this separately. Space is limited.

Weekly Fees

Full-time (4-5 days a week)

  • Member: $295
  • Non-member: $345

Part-time (1-3 days a week)
You must confirm your part-time days with your camp director.

  • Member: $250
  • Non-member: $290

Horseback Riding Fee: $65 per week (optional). You must register for this separately. Not available during Session 12.

Session Dates

  • Session 1 May 29-June 1
    No camp May 28.
  • Session 2 June 4-8
  • Session 3 June 11-15
  • Session 4 June 18-22
  • Session 5 June 25-29
  • Session 6 July 2-6
    No camp July 4.
  • Session 7 July 9-13
  • Session 8 July 16-20
  • Session 9 July 23-27
  • Session 10 July 30-Aug 32
  • Session 11 Aug 6-10
  • Session 12 Aug 13-14 (No bus service. No horseback riding.)


Add horseback riding and/or bus service to camp. You must register for these options separately from Camp Elks.

Horseback Riding

Add horseback riding to camp! Available for Sessions 1-11. Add horseback riding in the registration checkout process.

Bus Drop-off & Pick-up

Optional drop-off and pick-up service available at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette for Sessions 1-11. Drop off is 7:30-8:30am and pick-up is 4:45-5:30pm. You must register for this separately. Space is limited. Add bus transportation in the registration checkout process.

Camp Registration

You have the option to register online or to select your camp sessions using a camp selection form. Online registration is encouraged as you will see which camps are currently available.

Regardless of whether you register online or on paper, you will need to fill out the registration confirmation form. Please complete the confirmation form at least three weeks prior to your camp start date.

Please note: If you create a new account in our online registration system using a different email address than what is on file with the Y, you will create a duplicate account and if you’re a member, you will not receive member rates.

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