Serving over 200,000 guests a year at Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch, the Activities & Recreation Staff make sure our guests have plenty to occupy their time!
The Family Program Teams lead the charge on FUN! They guide guests in a variety of ativities and sports; they teach archery, outdoor nature activities and science experiments; they staff the mini-golf clubhouses, the roller rinks, and the Program desks. The teams share information about our Programs, our Association, Rocky Mountain National Park, and surrounding areas. Craft Shop Instructors excel at creativity. They teach a variety of crafts to guests and staff, including ceramics, leather crafts, glass fusion, wood burning, tie-dye, jewelry, and more.
Craft Shop Instructors excel at creativity. They teach a variety of crafts to guests and staff, including ceramics, leather crafts, glass fusion, wood burning, tie-dye, jewelry, and more.
Adventure Activity Facilitators and Rocks and Ropes Facilitators are an experienced and trained group of staff who facilitate a low ropes course, instruct on a zip line (Snow Mountain Ranch), work on mountain bikes, and teach rock climbing.
Hikemasters are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced hires of the area. They have travelled miles of trails learning the terrian, the flora, the fauna, and the history of the Rocky Mountains to provide our guests with an unforgettable hiking experience.
Lifeguards - what vacation is complete without a pool! Lifeguards are our safeguards. They keep guests ans taff safe by monitoring the pool and swimmers at all times, keeping the area safe from slips, trips, and falls, and keeping locker rooms clean and tidy.
Preschool Staff (Estes Park Center) are responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising youth in a variety of outdoor and indoor programming, under all weather conditions. Bennett Preschool Counselors are responsible for the care of children 6 weeks-5 years, with the ability to identify and respond to safety problems.
Staff Activities Facilitators (Estes Park Center) will ensure a welcoming, supportive, inclusive, and fun environment for all staff. This includes planning, organizing, promoting, and leading events and activities for a diverse group of staff and volunteers. The events and activities will range from cultural events, volunteer opportunities, hikes, intramural sports leagues, etc. Staff Activities Facilitators will communicate events and happenings at the YMCA to staff and volunteers through email, newsletters, and GroupMe.
Day Camp Counselors (Estes Park Center - summer only) provide character building and life-enriching experiences for today's youth through traditional camp activities. Serving children ages 5-17, counselors lead games, hikes, exploration and much more.
Environmental Education Instructors (Estes Park Center) teach Experiential Science-Based Programs to 5th-12th grade students from around the US. Instructors get the opportunity to build relationships with their group of students over their 3-day program, in which instructors teach four three-hour science classes, two recreational activities, and two evening programs. Come make a difference and teach our youth about how to care for our environment.
Outdoor Education Instructors (Snow Mountain Ranch - spring & fall) connect school children to the wonders of the outdoors. Teaching water ecology, forest ecology, pioneer life, orienteering, team building, climbing wall, challenge courses, day hikes and more, instructors are the link to our future generations appreciating and protecting our outdoors.
Nordic Staff (Snow Mountain Ranch - winter only) LOVE the snow! They rent and sell ski equipment, issue trail passes, ensure a clean and safe Nordic center facility, assist with race days, and answer questions about our award winning 100 kilometers of groomed ski trails. Nordic Groomers keep our ski trails open and in pristine condition. They operate chain saws, snowmobiles and other Nordic grooming equipment.