Getting here

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Directions: From Denver/Boulder

Take CO-285 off of 470 E heading towards Fairplay. When exiting 470 E, please obey the speed limit signs. There is a small turn-off just after the exit and it is a common place for the police to set a speed trap.

Follow CO-285 to Bailey, which should take about 40 minutes. Be aware that the SPEED LIMIT through Bailey is 40 mph. Camp is about 10 miles west of Bailey. You will see a small green road sign for Santa Maria shortly before you get to the camp entrance. The entrance is on the right-hand side of the road.

When you come down the driveway, please park to the left of the office building and then check in at the main office.

Stay in touch

We love answering questions about camp, so please do not hesitate to contact us!


303-443-4474 ext. 4301


Care packages and letters are welcome and a good way to make your campers feel loved while they are away from home. However, because we do not want to attract animals to cabin areas, food items are discouraged. In order for campers to get the most from the camp experience, we ask that letters stay positive and upbeat and avoid topics that cause campers stress or anxiety. Mailing a letter or package before the start of your camper’s session will ensure they receive it while are at camp.

You can also drop off letters at check in, with a note specifiying which days you want the letters delivered to your camper. Other options include the following:

Regular U.S. Mail

June-August only


YMCA Camp Santa Maria
Attn: Camper’s Name
P.O. Box 1369
Bailey, CO 80421


*Must use P.O. Box above, as U.S. Postal Service does not deliver to our physical address and mail will be returned to sender.

UPS and FedEx

June-August only


YMCA Camp Santa Maria
Attn: Camper’s Name
51321 US Highway 285
Grant, CO 80448


*Must use physical address above, as FedEx and UPS do not deliver to P.O. Boxes and mail will be returned to sender.

Non Summer Months



YMCA Camp Santa Maria
2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette, CO 80026