Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp is fortunate to be surrounded by the beautiful Pike National Forest. While hiking is certainly a popular free time activity during the summer, we do offer much more for families and individuals to enjoy.
ASPEN RIDGE NATURE TRAIL
The nature trail begins near the Lodge. With numbered markers along the path, the trail booklet gives great commentary on the nature you see along the way. This is a very nice hikes for individuals, families, and small children.
BASKETBALL / VOLLEYBALL / FOUR SQUARE
The volleyball court & basketball court offers great group activities for all. Located near the Chapel.
The sandbox and play area are located near the main Lodge. A sliding board and swings are great entertainment for young children.
A great disc golf course begins at the Goldmine. The metal baskets create a course using most of camp's property on the Chapel side. Frisbees are located in the ball rack on the basketball court. A course map is available in the office foyer.
The old gold mine shaft is approximately 100 feet into the hillside and offers neat look underground. Having a flashlight is a must unless you prefer pitch dark! At the entrance is stadium seating for campfire singing.
At the pond there are kayaks to use during the summer. In the winter the frozen pond is a great place to ice skate and play broomball.
Monkey Rock is a short family-friendly hiking trail that starts at the Gold Mine with spectacular mountain views at the top. There are several climbs and rappels sites ranging from moderate to more difficult for guests and campers. This activity is led by trained staff and is available to guests with advanced notice and when scheduling and weather allows.
MEDITATION GARDEN SPOTS
There are many places for quiet meditation including the babbling stream, various memorial benches, the Jacob Boese peace pole, and the Jess Kauffman "Talking Tree." Maps are located in the office foyer.
The Nature Center has a variety of displays and information about the beauty of God's creation here in the Rocky Mountains as well as a number of field guides of the local flora and fauna. A large 3D topo map of the Pikes Peak area marks many summits in the area.
Many excellent hiking trails start at or near camp. A trail guide booklet located in the office foyer has maps and directions to numerous destinations. When preparing for a hike be sure to hydrate with plenty of water before heading out. Also be sure to take the following things with you: water, sturdy shoes, rain gear, sunscreen, warm layers, and energy food.
The horseshoe pit is located between the Chapel and Aspen. Horseshoes are available in the ball rack by the basketball court for all to enjoy.