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.
2020 CAMP SESSION DATES
Session 5 (2 weeks) – Big Fun – July 5th – July 17th
Session 6 – Olympics week – July 19 – July 25th
Session 7 – Star Wars week – July 26th – August 1st
CAMP WEEKLY RATES FOR 2020
Rate A= $650
Rate B= $600
Rate C= $550
CAMP RATES FOR SESSION 5 ONLY
Session 5 is a two week session
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
Leaders in Training (age 14 & 15)
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!
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.
LIT 1 – July 5 – July 25
LIT 2 – July 12 – august 1
Counselors in Training (age 16)
This program is for 16-year-olds who want to volunteer up to 5 weeks. To apply for this program, teens must fill out a volunteer application.
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.
Camp Shaver Family Camp
Family Camp Fall – August 31st – September 2nd, 2019
Family Camp is a time for families to come enjoy themselves in our beautiful, rustic mountain setting. Prices for the weekend includes all meals and activities. Housing will be open air cabins which you may share with another family. We will do our best to accommodate cabin requests.
The schedule includes a sampling of the best camp has to offer: archery, climbing, arts & crafts, riflery, high ropes, a warm spring hike as well as sports like football, kickball, and volleyball. We will also have a campfire complete with skits, silly songs, and s’mores.
Family camp at Camp Shaver has something for every member of the family!
FAMILY CAMP RATES
Ages 15+: $70.00
Ages 5-14: $59.00
Ages 4 and under: FREE
Call Phil Beam
Camping Services Director
(505) 829-3572 or (505) 595-1515 extension 3116