Adam’s Camp Promise |

Adam’s Camp Promise

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From the left; Trueman Hoffmeister, YMCA Center Director, Snow Mountain Ranch, Kent Meyer, former CEO, YMCA of the Rockies, Adam Horney, Adam’s Camp Founder and organization’s namesake, Julie Watkins, CEO, YMCA of the Rockies, and Kellie Newland, Adam's Camp Board President.
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On Saturday, June 25 a ribbon cutting took place at the new building at Snow Mountain Ranch that promises a brighter future for families at Snow Mountain Ranch

Adam’s Camp and the YMCA of the Rockies’ ribbon cutting highlighted two long-time partners that have built a new facility at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby named “Adam’s Camp Promise.”

The new multi-use facility will open in the fall.

Construction of the new building began after breaking ground in July of 2015. Adam’s Camp Promise will give Adam’s Camp an even greater ability to provide its distinct therapies to children with special needs and increase the capacity of YMCA of the Rockies to serve families. Adam’s Camp Promise’s 10,000-plus usable square feet includes expanded space to provide intensive developmental therapies, a commercial kitchen and ample storage. The building will increase the capacity of YMCA of the Rockies’ Snow Mountain Ranch location to host banquets, meetings and programs. TDS Construction of Winter Park is serving as the general contractor for the building and Basis Architecture, P.C. of Estes Park is the project’s architectural firm.

“This new building is the promise fulfilled of taking on another capital campaign,” said Adam’s Camp Founder Karel Horney. “Beyond that, we see the promise of untapped potentials in the children we serve every day. The facility promises to create a very bright future for Adam’s Camp and our special campers and families. It also promises to round out a campus environment for Adam’s Camp at Snow Mountain Ranch. With all that, ‘Adam’s Camp Promise’ just felt like the right title to convey the joy and optimism of this project.”

“We are so pleased to partner with Adam’s Camp on this project and have it be another promise between our organizations to make families stronger,” said YMCA of the Rockies President and CEO Julie Watkins. “This beautiful new building promises to be a tremendous asset for us and for Adam’s Camp that will serve generations of families. We are thrilled with the name ‘Promise’ and how the project is progressing.”

This project is the second time Adam’s Camp and the YMCA of the Rockies have partnered on fundraising to construct a shared facility at Snow Mountain Ranch. In 1999, the two organizations worked together on a campaign to build and open Adam’s Camp Summit, a 2,300 square foot facility that Adam’s Camp uses for therapy and family programming and that the YMCA of the Rockies uses for group and family programming.

Adam’s Camp’s capital campaign for Promise began in 2013, and while not complete, was far enough along after two years for construction to begin one year earlier than anticipated. Adam’s Camp continues to actively seek new partners to help fulfill its capital commitment and is accepting donations through its crowd-funding campaign at:

Adam’s Camp was founded in 1986 by Karel and Bob Horney, the parents of Adam, a 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, and his physical therapist. Karel and Bob found a physical therapist who provided intensive therapy several hours each day for a full week that led to Adam walking on his own. The mission of Adam’s Camp is to maximize the strengths and potential of children and young adults with special needs. Adam’s Camp is the only organization in Colorado that practices the intensive, multi-disciplinary, family-centered therapy model to address that disadvantage. Adam’s Camp has served more than 12,000 children, young adults and their families with special needs and has expanded to Nantucket, New Hampshire, Alaska and Northern Ireland.

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