what to bring
Clothing - Respectful & appropriate for a co-ed camp during the summer in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain high country. Daytime temperatures can rise to 70°-80°, but at night they can dip into the low to mid 40’s. Afternoon mountain rain showers are possible. Bring long underwear, a warm jacket/pants, rain coat/pants, hat & gloves.
Shoes/boots suitable for working, climbing and/or hiking the many back-country trails. Sandals are not the best choice around camp.
Towels (& washcloths) for bathing and for swimming (we recommend 2 towels per guest)
Swim suits/River shoes. The river is CHILLY, but many guests enjoy its refreshing waters on a hot summer afternoon. Please do not bring your best swim suits... the mud in the river may discolor them.
Bedding. Mattresses are provided, but guests are asked to bring their own sheets/blankets or sleeping bag and pillow. Riverfront Cabins & WeatherPorts are NOT air conditioned/heated so plan accordingly. Cabins have 4 XL Twin beds (lower bunks) and 4 Twin beds (upper bunks). Weatherports have Twin beds and/or Full beds (each one has a different configuration).
Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, brush/comb....)
Shower shoes (for the community showers)
Non-aerosol insect repellant.
Sunscreen/Sunglasses. It may not feel extremely hot, but it's certainly possible to get sunburned in the mountains!
Flashlights. Electricity is provided by a camp generator which is turned off at 10:30pm. Guests will want to have a flashlight with spare batteries in their cabin.
Life jackets. There is a river running through the middle of the camp. Depending on the time of the year, the river may be flowing quite rapidly. Parents will want to equip their young children with an appropriate life jacket.
Refillable Water Bottle. Hydration is very important, especially at high altitudes. We have plenty of fresh mountain well water so you will want to be sure to carry some with you at all times.
Snacks. Guests are provided three meals per day with some snacks available in the dining hall. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite snacks but we do ask that food not be kept in the sleeping cabins.
Musical Instrument. If God has gifted you with a talent for making music, we would love for you to share it with us at camp. You can't beat music & fellowship around a roaring camp fire!
Compact collapsible chairs for enjoying fellowship around the campfire.
Work gear. Jeans, leather work gloves, eye protection, hearing protection, tools (When your team's trip gets closer to departure, we can be more specific as to the project.)
Bible/Notepad/Pen. This is a Christian camp and the perfect setting for guests to “connect” with The Lord through His written word. Guests can "unplug" from the outside world since there is no cell phone reception or WiFi connection but we do have a camp phone and internet for special needs.
A sense of adventure! We encourage our guests to step outside of their comfort zones and explore God’s magnificent creation!
Helpful hints/Optional items
- At night, cabins are pitch black. We've found that a few glow bracelets placed around the cabin can provide just enough light to comfort little ones who are afraid of the dark.
- Backpack if you plan to overnight out
- Our camp is 45 minutes from "civilization" so you can't just "run to WalMart" or dash to the laundromat to do some laundry, so do your best to plan accordingly.
Do not bring
Weapons, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, illicit material or electronic video games.
Church leaders and parents are responsible for their team's/kids' safety and behavior.