Join YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center as we safely celebrate the season of fall in the Rocky Mountains! Our fall programs will look a little different this year as we have designed them to follow COVID-19 guidelines from our county and state, but there is still plenty of fun to experience as we soak in the season of fall! For more information about fall activities, call 970-586-3341 x1104.
Fall Photography Fridays – Fridays, September 11 – October 9
Bring your camera and take aim at the fall colors and majestic wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. Every Friday between September 11th and October 9th, choose from programs like intro to photography, bird banding, and 3-hour guided hikes, or explore the mountains on your own. Tag us in your photos on Instagram or Facebook and we will choose a winner who will receive a YMCA activity gift certificate.
Fall Fest -Saturday, October 3
Enjoy pumpkin painting, smores around the campfire, crafts, hay rides, line dancing, and more! Festivities will occur at Dorsey Museum and the Mootz Family Craft and Design Center.
Spy Week – October 9 – 18
Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery? Are you a detective? Are you ready for your first mission? Pull out your secret agent hat and follow the clues to the YMCA of the Rockies.
– Invisible ink science experiement
– Harry Potter escape room
– Magic show With Art on October 17th
– Animal detective
– Treasure trek
– Make a decoder
– Sherlock Holmes movie screening in Hempel (limit 50 persons distanced)
– wooly worm hunt
– Hike to cabin ruins to search for the diamond ring
– Self- guided geocaching Clue edition
– Famous Estes Park local, Kurtis Kelly leading “ghost stories” and the Estes Park tale of the “Blue Mist” at the library on October 16th
– Self-guided, Find the Scarecrow “hunt”
Halloween Spooktacular -Saturday, October 31
Explore our haunted house, dress in your best costume (masks required!), and trick or treat safely around the YMCA of the Rockies.
Virtual Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26
Our turkey trot is going to have a virtual option this year! The start and finish line will be set up all day on Thanksgiving. Find a time to run 5K before your big meal. We’ll be using the Strava app to recognize winners. Stick around for other unique and socially distanced thanksgiving programs all weekend long.
Call or go online to book your cabin (2-4) bedrooms or choose a lodge room which includes two free breakfasts! To make a reservation, book online or give our reservation department a ring at 888-613-9622.