We always start our first day at camp with a welcome celebration at Temple Emanuel in Denver. Plan to arrive at the temple at the Grape Street entrance on the first day of your camper’s session at 1:00pm. Campers will sign-in, get a head tag (if you know you know) and meet their counselors and cabin mates.

Buses will shuttle the campers from Denver to Shwayder Camp. Please bring all of your duffel bags, backpacks and camp supplies with you that day.

If you live out of town, we will work with you to arrange transportation from the airport to Denver, and then back to the airport at the end of the session. We ask that flights arrive into Denver International Airport between 9am and 11am on the first day of the session. If arrival into Denver is not available during these times, please contact the camp office, 303-388-4013 to make individual arrangements.


On pick-up day buses will arrive at Temple Emanuel at 11am. Meet us on the Forest Street side of the building. Campers will exit the buses and go to the unit meeting point on the side lawn to be checked out by their guardian. Luggage will arrive before the campers so families have the chance to collect all personal belongings in advance.

If you live out of town, arrangements will be made on an as needed bases to bring campers to the airport. Counselors will remain with campers until they board their flights.