Shinecation 2024

In SHiNE we always say that we are “more than fitness” and SHiNECATION is one of the ways we achieve this. We value connection and we love to create environments and events that foster this mission. We offer SHiNECATION every other year as an opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We know how to do FUN really well, like REALLY REALLY well, so be prepared for an unforgettable experience. Our goal is to make a lasting impression on our attendees and leave them feeling seen, fulfilled, inspired and empowered to live their most full and whole hearted life imaginable when they return home.

The 2024 SHiNECATION event is not just a vacation, it is an EXPERIENCE that you will not ever be able to duplicate. Camp SHiNE is your opportunity to bring back your sense of childhood before life became cluttered with schedules, deadlines, and worries. Through new experiences, new friendships, and of course lots of SHiNE, let us help you to remember and recreate those childhood feelings. You’ll have opportunities to try all of the traditional camp activities from hiking to crafts as well as those not so usual activities like roller skating and dancing. Reserve your spot today and we will save you a seat around the campfire.


  • YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center (2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80511)
  • 850+ acres of ponderosa pines and spectacular vistas. Surrounded on 3 sides by Rocky Mountain National park
  • 30+ activities to keep you busy


May 2-5, 2024

  • Arrive Thursday, May 2nd – we will have a social gathering that evening (S’mores and campfire)
  • Event officially starts Friday morning and ends on Saturday night
  • Check out is Sunday morning

***Complete agenda and event details will be coming this fall***


This is open to ALL of SHiNEnation – instructors, students, online members, YouTube Subscribers, etc. Attendees must be 16 or older to attend our event.


There will be no shortage of things to do while staying at the largest YMCA Camp in the country! Here are some of the activities:

  • Hiking
  • Crafts (tie-dye shirts, ceramic, jewelry, mosaic art, etc.) priced separately
  • Roller Skating
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Rock Climbing
  • Camp Fire Gatherings
  • and more!

Additional Activities Provided by SHiNE:

  • Daily SHiNE Classes
  • Motivational Workshops
  • Organized Games
  • Connection Opportunities Galore
  • More details will be coming this fall!


  • EARLY BIRD PRICE: $499 – available through JANUARY 31, 2024. 50% Deposit ($249.50) to reserve a spot.
  • REGULAR PRICE: $549 – price increase starts on FEBRUARY 1, 2024. 50% Deposit ($274.50) to reserve a spot.
  • All remaining balances are due by January 31, 2024.
  • Cancel by January 31, 2024 to receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after January 31, 2024.


  • Event Activities (SHiNE Classes, Motivational Workshops, Organized Games, Connection Opportunities, etc)
  • Swag Bag filled with Goodies!

Book your Food and Lodging, ASAP, to guarantee a room in the Longs Peak Lodge with the other SHiNE campers.

All SHiNE Campers will bunk in a lodge, but still benefit from the privacy of having our own room that feels like a hotel. So no squeaky bunkbed and sleeping bag to worry about!

  • Lodge Amenities: Wi-Fi, Mini-Fridge, Linens/Towels
  • Lodge rooms are heated
  • Check-In*: 6:00 pm / Check-Out: 10:00 am

           *May be able to check-in early based on room availability.

Your Conference Lodge Room Package includes:

  • Lodging and Meal Plans are booked together for all Campers staying in the same room. The person making the room reservation will indicate how many Campers (list names in the Special Remarks section of the reservation) are in the room and then need to be reimbursed by the others. At time of the booking, only a 35% deposit is required.
  • Accommodations: Each lodge room has 2 Queen Beds and can accommodate up to 4 people. It is your choice if you want to share a room and with how many people. The Room Rates for each night are Thursday: $104, Friday: $144, Saturday: $144, plus 9.2% tax. If you are unsure of whom to room with, a great way to find roommates is through the SHiNEcation private Facebook Group you’ll get access to with your Camper Registration.
  • Each camper will need a Meal Package, which is only $93 total per person, plus 3.7% tax. This meal package will automatically be added to the lodge room fee when booking the room and includes 6 buffet-style meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on both Friday & Saturday) in the Aspen Room. Additional meals can be purchased on-site as needed. The first person that checks-in to the lodge room will receive a packet with room keys and meal tickets for all of the campers staying in the room. 
  • Please list all Campers staying in your room in the Special Remarks section of the reservation. Any subsequent reservation updates can be made by calling the YMCA Central Reservations desk at 888-613-9622.
  • On-site Recreation: miniature golf, basketball, volleyball, tennis, indoor swimming, hiking trails, library, and many programs. Archery, horseback riding, and craft projects are available on-site for a nominal fee.


  1. Click on the Booking Link below
  2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates (May 2-5, 2024)
  3. Enter the Group Code: 1083217
  4. Enter the number of Adults (Campers)
  5. Please list all Campers staying in your room in the Special Remarks section of the reservation.

Please note that a 35% deposit (for Rooms and Meals) is due to the YMCA when making a reservation.  When checking out, the total will be shown but you’ll only pay the 35% up front. Full payment is due upon check-in at the YMCA.

If you would like to enjoy the beautiful mountain location beyond the dates of the event, please make your reservation on-line first for the dates of the event by clicking on the link below. Then call Central Reservations at (888) 613-9622 to add additional nights to your existing reservation. Have your reservation number handy.

If you have any questions, or need to change the amount of campers in your room, please contact the Central Reservations Office at (888) 613-9622, and refer to the “Camp SHiNE” group.

  • Airport: Fly into the Denver Airport (DIA)
  • Airport Transportation: It’s about a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from the Denver Airport to the YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center
  • Estes Park Shuttle is a great option for Round-Trip transportation. The cost is $121.50 per person/ROUND TRIP, which includes our 10% SHiNE discount.
  • AFTER you book your flight, click on the ‘SHUTTLE FLIGHT INFO’ button below to input your flight information into the Shuttle Spreadsheet. 
  •  In order to make an official shuttle reservation, please go to the Estes Park Shuttle website:
    – Enter our group code (shine2024) to apply the 10% discount
    – In the “Select Your Trip” box, click “Roundtrip: DIA to Estes Park area”
    – In the “Drop-Off Region” box, click “Estes Park: YMCA of the Rockies (Walnut Room)”
  • Planning Arrival: Thursday, May 2, 2024 is an arrival day with the pre-event starting in the evening with S’mores around the campfire.
  • Planning Departure: Event activities will end the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2024 with Sunday, May 5, 2024 being a departure day.