S'more Adventure Race
& Folk'N'Flannel

Two Causes. One Weekend.

Do one. Do both. Do good.

Join us for the YMCA's S'more Adventure Race and UpaDowna's Folk'n'Flannel Festival & Fundraiser 
the weekend of September 28 - 30, 2018!


S'more Adventure Race & Folk'N'Flannel Quick Facts


Camp Shady Brook YMCA
8716 S Y Camp Rd.
Deckers, CO US 80135

S'more Date

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Folk'n'Flannel Dates

Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30, 2018


Sign up for both S'more Adventure Race and Folk'n'Flannel Friday through Sunday and SAVE over 10%!

*No promo code necessary! Discount will be applied to cart at checkout!

S'more Adventure Race Details

The second annual S'more Adventure Race will be held on September 29, 2018 at Camp Shady Brook YMCA, near Deckers, CO!

This is one of our favorite fundraisers. With your adventurous nature and philanthropist heart, registering for this event allows more kids to attend camp at Camp Shady Brook YMCA! Adventures for everyone! Each team of 4 will race in a variety of endurance disciplines, including orienteering/navigation, cross-country running/hiking, mountain biking, paddling and other challenges! Runners can look forward to a large vendor area with interactive booths and a food truck fest. Be prepared for an amazing day!

Team Categories

  • Male, female and coed in competitive and non-competitive waves with each team consisting of 4 athletes
  • NEW to 2018: the family wave! (Shorter course, tons of fun, 2 athlete minimum per team - one adult and one child aged 6-18)

What to Bring

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle & hydration pack
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Mountain bike helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified)
  • Compass Bike tool kit (including bike pump) and at least one spare bike tube
  • A big ol' smile!

What is Provided

  • Canoes, paddles and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
  • Race maps, race passport and rules of travel

On sections of the course, there will be points where you can drop your bike outside of a transition area. You may want to bring a lock to secure your bike in these situations. A bike lock is not mandatory.


Awards will be given to the top three teams in each division.


Competitive Wave (4 athletes) $75 per athlete
Non-Competitive Wave (4 athletes) $50 per athlete
Family Wave (minimum of 2 athletes) $40 per athlete

S'more adventure race


Space is limited, so register today!

Contact [email protected] for more information about the YMCA's S'more Adventure Race!

UpaDowna & Folk'N'Flannel Details

UpaDowna's mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment. In order to provide free and donation based experiences in the outdoors, we need donations! Unique experiences in the outdoors can lead to healthier lifestyle practices, reduced ADHD and Autism symptoms as well as increased self-confidence and overall mental & physical health and well being! UpaDowna is not your average fundraising type - we're mixing it up with an OUTDOOR camping fundraiser complete with good music, tasty food, cold beer, epic adventures and beautiful scenery in the mountains of Colorado!

The Folk'n'Flannel is a unique festival and fundraiser for the outdoor adventure nonprofit UpaDowna!

Festival-goers are welcomed to YMCA Camp Shady Brook for numerous activities like corn hole tournaments, Yoga & Brews Classes, live music and more!


All who attend have the option to stay in a tent, car camping, lodge or glamp!

Live Music

Various bands will play each night at “intimate” settings with amphitheater-like seating


The following activities are available all day on Saturday and until 2 p.m. on Sunday:

  • Fat Biking
  • Stand up paddle (SUP) boarding
  • SUP Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Fly fishing

In addition, there will be tournaments and competitions such as:

  • A Corn Hole Tournament (must pay to compete)
  • A “Facial Hair Frenzy” beard and mustache competition


Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Scrumptious pancakes
Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TBD
Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. BBQ family-style dinner
Dessert delicious s'mores

Special Pricing

Ages 0 - 5 FREE! 
Ages 6-  20 $50 for one night & $100 for both nights!
Ages 21+ $100 for one night & $200 for both nights!

UpaDowna Folk'N'Flannel

Contact [email protected] or 719.429.9006 for more information!

Directions to YMCA Camp Shady Brook


From Colorado Springs

Approximately 70 minutes - Take highway 24 west to Woodland Park, at Woodland Park, take a right on Highway 67 North towards Deckers. Stay on Highway 67 for approximately 23 miles, at Deckers, take a hard left onto Y Camp Road (dirt road). The road dead-ends at the camp parking lot.

From Denver

Approximately 90 minutes - Take Highway 285 West to Route 126 at Pine Junction, Turn south (left) onto Highway 126/S. Pine Valley Road towards Deckers. Stay on Highway 126 for approximately 25 miles, in Deckers, take a hard right onto Y Camp Road (dirt road). The road dead-ends at the camp parking lot.

Be a part of the S'more Adventure Race and the Folk'n'Flannel Festival & Fundraiser!