What is Mission 623?
Our mission to provide a rejuvenating family experience for 623 Military families in 2012 through our Military Getaway package was a success! In 2011, we provided Military Getaway Packages to 565 military families. YMCA of the Rockies committed to serving 10% more military families in 2012, giving us a total of 623 families who got to experience family bonding and rejuvenation.The Military Getaway Package is used by families that are facing deployment or reconnecting after returning home from active duty. Whatever their situation may be, the YMCA of the Rockies is committed to being a place where families can create life-long memories.
In 2013, we are committed to continuing to serve military families through the Military Getaway Package program. Donations to Mission 623, through the Annual Campaign, will go toward providing financial assistance to military families. By giving to Mission 623 you are supporting servicemen and women by recognizing the importance of providing meaningful experiences to military families.
How your gifts will reconnect military families
- 2 nights of family bonding in our lodge rooms
- 6 family meals shared together
- Hundreds of free and affordable family activities on-grounds
What is the Military Getaway Package?
The Military Getaway Package was created to provide meaningful quality time in a beautiful and natural environment that fosters family bonding. For $169, servicemen and woman and their families have the choice of staying at either Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch for two nights, with six meals and hundreds of free and affordable family activities.
The Military Getaway package is the YMCA of the Rockies’ way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
The National Park Service offers free annual park passes to active duty military personnel; learn more here.
The Fine Print:
- Based on availability
- Individual reservations only (no groups)
- Additional nights will be full price for lodging and meals
- Additional Persons: $40/day/child or $60/day/adult (13 years and older)
- 1 room per reservation/name
From the Middle East to the YMCA of the Rockies
Michelle, her husband, and their children visited the YMCA of the Rockies last year for the first time through the Military Getaway package.
They were committed to spending time together after her husband, in active duty, returned from Qatar.
“My husband took my 9 year old son to archery while my 17 year old daughter and I went horseback riding, they loved it. We haven’t really had the money to do those fun extra things with them since my husband went active duty. I know they appreciated it. We had the opportunity of cheering each other on at the zip line during the day while my husband and I could enjoy our own time on the porch in the evening. We needed to get away from the stress, as well as find a place where we could reconnect as a family.”