During the Rocky Mountain Getaway, students and volunteers may participate in a variety of optional recreation opportunities. These include On-Site Recreation that is free of charge or Off-Site Recreation that costs additional plus registration, waivers and payment must be received by June 1.
Below are listed the various recreation opportunities that will be available on-site on the property of the YMCA of the Rockies.
Note: You can sign up for these when you arrive to the Getaway.
The outdoor mini-golf is a challenging 18-hole course. In the summer, it is lighted during the evening.
There are three tennis courts with equipment available for a $10 deposit at the golf shack.
Horseshoe pits are located beside the tennis courts; horseshoes may be acquired at the golf shack with a $5 deposit.
:: Basketball and Volleyball
During the summer months, enjoy a high altitude game of basketball or volleyball on the outdoor courts. Bring your own gear, or check out balls at the Sweet Memorial Building.
Also, you can sign up for a Cru-sponsored 3-on-3 basketball tournament and/or a 6-on-6 volleyball tournament when you arrive to the Getaway.
:: Swimming Pool
The indoor swimming pool, 25 yards in length and heated to 83 degrees, is open year-round. Water exercise classes, lap swims and open swim times are scheduled in the program bulletin. A wading pool is available for children 5 and younger. (There is no hot tub on the grounds.)
Off-Site Recreation – Registration and Payment Instructions
This year, registering and paying for all off-site activities (other than shopping in Estes Park) will be handled online.
Off-site recreation options will be based on availability and a first-come, first-served basis. This includes:
- completing the online registration AND
- submitting completed waiver(s) AND
- making full payment.
NOTE: NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR OFF-SITE RECREATION.
IF PAYING BY CHECK, IT MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO “Cru.”
NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE, PAY AND SUBMIT WAIVERS NO LATER THAN JUNE 1, 2014 …
ALSO, REGISTRATION FOR EACH ACTIVITY WILL CLOSE WHEN THE PARTICULAR ACTIVITY GETS FILLED UP.
If you have questions about recreation, contact Keith Ray at [email protected] …
How to Sign Up:
- Choose up to three (3) off-site activities per participant. We highly recommend limiting your off-site recreation to only two (2) activities to allow an extra day for hiking, shopping and/or tournaments. It is your responsibility to sign up for recreation options and times that don’t overlap.
- Download the appropriate recreation waiver(s) and print.
- From the links below, select the exact activity (including date and time) to register and pay online.
- After registering, if paying by check, make check payable to “Cru” for any/all activities and mail with your signed recreation waiver(s) at the address noted below.
- Print and sign the appropriate recreation waiver(s). A parent/guardian must sign waiver(s) if participant is a minor or self if 18 or older.
Mail to: Keith Ray, Getaway Recreation, 5197 Taylor Lake Ln., Middletown, OH 45044 …
Off-Site Recreation – Options and Registration Links
:: White Water Rafting
Cost: $55 per person
The Poudre (pronounced “Poo-der”) River is a fast-moving river with nearly continuous Class II to Class IV rapids and little float water. This river has the distinction of being the only “wild and scenic” designated river in Colorado. Never been rafting? Don’t worry, our professional guides ensure that both the first-time rafter and the experienced rafters have a great time. Non-swimmers are also welcome.
Availability: 50 spots per Rafting Trip
:: Zip Line
Cost: $20 per person
This is a 750-foot running zip line over the Wind River Valley, spanning from one steep Rocky Mountain side of the valley to the other. The zip line is located in a pristine mountain valley and is a great chance to see and learn about the natural environment and the wildlife which abounds on the YMCA property. A “running zip line” is different from other traditional zip lines in that a participant, once harnessed in and securely connected to the cable, launches from a platform and runs in for a landing on the opposite side. Top speed is around 25 or 30 mph and maximum height achieved is around 30 feet off the ground. Once to the others side, the ground gradually comes up under your feet as gravity slows you down, finally coming to stop.
Note: Closed-toe shoes are required. Also, an individual must weigh at least 80 pounds and less than 220 pounds to participate.
Availability: 20 spots per Zip Line Time
:: Horseback Riding
Cost: $30 per person
This one-hour trail ride heads west along mildly steep terrain, up Glacier Basin. This ride does some climbing, while looking down on Glacier Creek and a small waterfall, and offers spectacular views of the Front Range, including Long’s Peak, at the top. You’ll want to wear jeans or long pants for this ride.
Availability: 25 spots per Horseback Riding Time
:: Shopping in Estes Park
Cost: $5 per student
Each day, a shuttle goes down to Estes Park where you can get out and find some souvenirs. You can sign up and pay at the Getaway. No waiver is needed.