Camp Shaver Resident Camp
We had a fantastic summer program! Check back in November 2022 for updated information! Registration for Summer 2023 will begin on November 1, 2022.
Camp Shaver 22900 Highway 4 Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Since 1945, YMCA Camp Shaver has been providing quality, fun & educational programs for the youth of New Mexico and the Southwest. Located in the Beautiful Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, Camp Shaver provides the youth of today a safe, fun and awe-inspiring setting to develop self-esteem, personal character, learn teamwork, gain a sense of community, and develop an appreciation and respect for the environment. Join us for an experience that will last a lifetime.
We want all children to have a sense of accomplishment, whether it’s through being away from home, learning a skill, or trying something new like rock climbing or archery.
Our goal is to have a place that children feel safe and cared for while they are away from home. A place where they can belong. At Camp Shaver, we foster the feeling of belonging from the moment your child arrives at camp. Since 1945, our campers have been calling Camp Shaver their “home away from home”.
At Camp Shaver, all our programs are designed to develop and reinforce character, with an emphasis on the core values of responsibility, respect, caring and honesty.
2022 CAMP SESSION DATES
Session 1 – Marvel Week – June 5th – June 11th
Session 2 – Harry Potter Week – June 12th – June 18th
Session 3 – Jurassic Park Week – June 19th – June 25th
Session 4 – Cartoon Week – June 26th – July 2nd
Session 5 – (2 Weeks) Big Fun / Color Wars – July 10th – July 22nd
Session 6 – Star Wars Week – July 24th – July 30th
Session 7 – Disney Week – July 31st – August 6th
Rate A = $650
Rate B = $600
Rate C = $550
CAMP RATES FOR WEEK 5 ONLY
Rate A = $1200
Rate B = $1100
Rate C = $1000
Our traditional camp is for campers age 7 – 14.
Activities are an integral part of Camp Shaver. Not only do kids learn new skills such as archery and dance, but more importantly they learn to work together and build leadership skills.
* Arts and Crafts
* Service Projects
* Campfires with skits and songs
* High Ropes Course
* Water Ecology
* Overnight campouts
* River Play
Resident Teen Leadership Program (15-Year-Olds)
Teens looking for an opportunity to develop skills for leadership positions at school, church, work or camp will find out leadership development program extremely valuable. The Leaders in Training program focuses on individual leadership development, teambuilding and self-discovery. Their active schedule includes time for both learning and practical application, as well as forming tight-knit friendships with a healthy dose of fun!
** 14 year-olds may participate but must be 16 years-old to become a CIT**
During each 3 week session, Leaders in Training participate in a short backpacking trip, our most challenging ropes course elements, several community service events, work together to plan and present one of camp’s daily chapels and all camp activities and be certified in First Aid and CPR.
In their third week, Leaders in Training will practice their skills by shadowing a counselor in their assigned cabin and program area.
All LIT sessions are 3 weeks long:
LIT 1 – June 5th – June 25th
LIT 2 – June 12th – July 2nd
LIT 3 – July 10th – July 30th
LIT 4 – July 17th – August 6th
Senior Staff Training Starts May 25th
Junior Staff Training Starts May 30th
Health and Safety
Camp Shaver’s strongest asset continues to be the high quality of its staff team. Our year-round professional staff has a full-time responsibility and commitment to camping. All of our senior counselors are college age and chosen for their maturity and desire to be a good role model for campers. The relationship between a camper and a counselor is at the heart of Camp Shaver’s success.
Our summer staff of over 24 members provides at least one leader to every 4 campers. Two staff live, work and bond with each cabin unit. We sometimes have international counselors who enhance opportunities for cross-cultural understanding.
A registered nurse is on site 24 hours a day in our health center.
All meals are prepared with your active child in mind. At Camp Shaver, our food not only tastes good but is healthy and well balanced.
Call Phil Beam
Camping Services Director
(575) 829-3572 or (505) 595-1515 extension 3116