YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir Will Open Camps This Summer

(BOISE, ID) – YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is planning to host campers this summer with camps running from June 14 to August 7, 2020. Camp leadership has initiated several changes in camp guidelines to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and physical distancing.

As part of our summer camp check-in process, we will be taking the temperature of all campers and staff attending. If any camper or staff member has a temperature above 100.3 they will not be permitted to attend Y Camp. Additional hand sanitation stations will be available for all throughout the facilities. An increased cleaning regimen is in place and high-use areas will be sanitized daily.

“Y Camp counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is a safe and healthy experience for every camper,” said David Duro, Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO. “Now, camp is more important than ever. It teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors amidst the fun of campfires, rock climbing, canoeing, archery, and building meaningful relationships.”

To achieve physical distancing guidelines in cabins and yurts, capacity will be limited to 8 campers and 2 staff. Bunk beds have been placed 6 feet apart and everyone is instructed to sleep head to toe. In the yurts where beds cannot be placed 6 feet apart, clear partitions have been installed floor to ceiling and will be sanitized daily.

Y camp is hiring male camp counselors and housekeeping staff. For more information on Y camp registration, safety guidelines, or open positions please visit ycampidaho.org.



Established in 1891, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (the Y) is a cause-driven, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the foundation of our community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. Annually, it operates over 100 programs that serve 110,000 youth and families throughout its 4 facilities, 440-acre summer camp, and 24 child development sites. The Y believes all people deserve the chance to achieve their highest potential; therefore, it does not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. The Treasure Valley Family YMCA provides over $4 million in financial assistance every year so all may participate in our life-changing programs and services. www.ymcatvidaho.org