Camp Shaver Resident Camp
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.
2023 CAMP SESSION DATES
Session 1 – Star Wars Week – June 4th – June 10th
Session 2 – Pirate Week – June 11th – June 17th
Session 3 – Guardians of the Galaxy Week – June 18th – June 24th
Session 4 – Olympics Week – June 25th – July 1st
Session 5 – (2 Weeks) Big Fun / Color Wars – July 9th – July 21st
Session 6 – Mystery Week – July 23rd – July 29th
Session 7 – Harry Potter Week – July 30th – August 5th
Rate A = $700
Rate B = $650
Rate C = $600
CAMP RATES FOR WEEK 5 ONLY
Rate A = $1300
Rate B = $1200
Rate C = $1100
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 4th – June 24th
LIT 2 – June 11th – July 1st
LIT 3 – July 2nd – July 21st
LIT 4 – July 9th – July 29th
Senior Staff Training Starts May 24th
Junior Staff Training Starts May 29th
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
Albuquerque Office #: (505) 595-1515 extension 3116 (September – April)
Camp Phone #: (575) 829-3572 (May – August)
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2023 Camp Shaver Parent Information