HIGH ALTITUDE WARNING
We are located at 8,010 feet above sea level. Above 8,000 feet, oxygen is approximately 45% less dense and there is 50% to 80% less humidity than sea level. Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Visitors from lower elevations may notice shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, headaches and/or nausea.
To alleviate these symptoms, we recommend drinking plenty of water (64 ounces daily), get lots of rest, eat lightly and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Your camper will need to stay very hydrated to avoid feeling sick in the higher altitudes. We will encourage the dancers to pace themselves in the beginning and to always keep water with them. There is a nurse that lives on site at the Y camp in case we need assistance.
Weather can vary dramatically over the course of a day because of our altitude (8,010 feet above sea level). We recommend bringing a variety of clothing layers. To check the current weather and monthly averages, please check this site: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USCO0130:1:US
Our new guest laundry facility is located in the lower level of the Longhouse on the east side of the building. It is open seven days per week, 24 hours per day. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available, along with laundry detergent.
AMENITIES IN LODGES
Lodge rooms do not have cooking facilities or TV. Towels and bedding are provided. All lodge rooms have soap dispensers. Shampoo and conditioner are not included. Our lodge rooms do not have air-conditioning because of our cool mountain nights.
All bedding and towels are provided in cabins and lodge rooms at YMCA of the Rockies. There are limited toiletries provided. We recommend that guests bring shampoo and conditioner. YMCA of the Rockies also provides toilet paper, tissues, drinking glasses and soap. Fresh towels and linens can be picked up in the housekeeping office for cabins year round.
WIFI & CELL PHONE RECEPTION
Estes Park Center has free wireless internet access throughout the property. The signal is strongest in the Administration Building and lodges, only some of the cabins receive a wireless signal. Cell phone reception is dependent on the type of phone and service provider, but signals tend to be weak overall. There are public phones available for guest use.