YMCA Camp Jackson

About YMCA Camp Jackson

Located in the San Isabel National Forest on 320 acres
of beautiful terrain, including rock outcroppings, mountain
meadows and waterfalls, YMCA Camp Jackson is an all-
inclusive camp that has welcomed campers from Colorado
and beyond since 1916.
The cabin experience shows campers how to live
cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each
other’s differences. Around the campfire and during
evening vespers, campers are encouraged to tell stories
and share their opinions, while remaining open-minded
and supportive as they listen to others.
Are you ready?
Few environments are
as special as summer camp.
No technology. No frills.
just unplugged, unfiltered adventure.
We encourage campers to take healthy risks and
try new skills as part of their development. Please
understand that with the process of growth comes
the potential for physical and emotional bumps and
bruises. We embrace the challenges that come with
our environment and your campers care and
support is our first priority. Thank you for partnering with us in this step of your campers journey.
We’ll always keep you in the loop!
With a low camper-to-staff ratio at 12:2, each camper will
receive individual attention in a safe and supportive environment.
Each staff member is vetted using reference checks, two
interviews and background checks.
Training is an extensive 10 days that includes CPR/AED, First Aid
Certification, Child Abuse Prevention, age-appropriate behaviors
and character development.
Staff is hired for their skills in working with children and a
passion for youth development. Each staff is committed to
helping children and teens make new friends, try new activities
and find a true sense of belonging at camp.


Camp Counselor

July 2019 - August 2019 Rye, CO
“I enjoyed working with children and gradually earning more leadership responsibilities. ”
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