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Harvest Happiness this fall at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center

Fall is one of the best times to visit the YMCA of the Rockies. With the elk in rut, the aspen leaves changing colors and the cool mountain air, fall brings with it something for everyone.

YMCA of the Rockies offers programs for individuals and families to make sure they harvest their happiness during this awe-inspiring time of year. Join us this fall for a number of events sure to interest guests of all ages!

Family Yoga Weekend, September 14 – 16, 2018

Family Yoga Weekend kicks off this season of fun fall events on the weekend of Friday, Sept. 14 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 16. Family Yoga Weekend will consist of much more than just child’s pose and downward dog— while classes will be offered for different skill levels and focuses, there will also be sessions regarding nutrition and mental and emotional practices to assure a healthy mind, body and spirit for yourself, your family and those around you. Learn more about the weekend and register online here!

Midweek Adult-Focused Special Programming

Rocky Mountain National Park in the Fall
From September 18-20.our knowledgeable hikemasters will lead interpretative hikes into the national park with a “focus” on nature photography. Evening sessions will be offered to learn more about the flora & fauna of the park as well as photographic techniques. Extend your stay through the weekend to take part in the Town of Estes Park’s annual Elkfest!

Rocky Mountain Adventure Package
From September 25-27, challenge your adventurous side in our Rocky Mountain playground! Learn basic rock-climbing techniques and scale our indoor climbing wall as well as take a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park with our knowledgeable hikemasters. All activities will be led by our trained Adventure Activities Staff and will be geared to the ability levels of our participants.

Packages includes two night’s lodging, meals and all package-related program activities. Registration information coming soon!

When you’re not in scheduled activities, you’ll have opportunities to enjoy other Estes Park Center activities such as our craft & design center, the Boone Family Mountain Center and our indoor pool.

Fall Fest, Saturdays from Sept. 22 – Oct. 6

Fall Fest is another great activity offered at the YMCA and runs every Saturday from Sept. 22 through Oct. 6. Fall Fest is a great time for families to come out and enjoy everything the season has to offer. From pumpkin paintings to making gooey s’mores and more, Fall Fest is sure to warm families’ hearts during this chilly time of year.

Halloween Spooktacular, Saturday October 27th 

Fall certainly is a “boo-tiful” time of year, and there’s no better way to spend it than at YMCA of the Rockies. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the YMCA will be hosting its Halloween Spooktacular featuring everything from a costume party to trick-or-treating around the YMCA property, making sure families won’t be scared when looking for fun activities to participate in.

Thanksgiving Activities & Turkey Trot 5K

Need to burn off all that Halloween candy? You’re in luck! The 11th annual Turkey Trot 5k and Fun Run/Walk will kick off on Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. Dogs are welcome, and donations will be accepted to help support our summer day camp scholarship. Stay with us for the weekend and enjoy the Thanksgiving activities running from Nov. 21-23 including s’mores making over a campfire and much more!

Book your cabin or lodge room now for one of our fun, family-friendly, fall weekends now by booking online or call our friendly reservationists at 888-613-9622.

About The Author

Kate Gillum is an Indiana native, spending her summer at YMCA of the Rockies as a marketing intern. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating ice cream, binge watching FRIENDS on Netflix and enjoying the outdoors.

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