PICTURED: An evening winter sunset is yet another reminder of the beauty of God’s creation here at RMMC.

Jr. & Sr. High Snow Camps Coming again

Jr. High (Jan. 21-23) and Sr. High (Feb. 18-20) Snow Camps will return in 2022! – The time has come to enjoy the beauty and chill of RMMC in the winter once again. Come play in the snow and on the ice and then be ready to come inside for good food, fellowship and worship together. For Jr. High, Sarah Neher (Rainbow Mennonite Church pastor) will be sharing on the theme “Filling Your Toolbox” of spiritual practices and Renee Reimer (Bethel College Mennonite Church pastor) will be sharing for Sr. High Snow Camp. Guidelines similar to the summer camping programs (i.e. upload negative COVID test within 3 days of arrival and vaccination card, along with inside mask wearing and optional outside mask wearing) will be in place for safety in gathering together. Visit the camp web page (www.rmmc.org) for additional details and to sign-up that you’re headed to the Colorado Rockies to start the new year!

PICTURED: Snow, ice and tubes are a great way to enjoy winter at RMMC for you and sponsors.

PICTURED: Scenes from Jr. & Sr. High Snow Camps in 2020.

Scrapbook Retreat

Scrapbook Retreat, Jan. 28-30 is your opportunity to create paper or digital photo books and share ideas and good conversation with other scrapbook participants. With safety protocols of mask wearing and individual tables for participants, please consider joining in retreat and community in God’s creation here at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp. Register online and save a space to join in.

As for protocols and if held today, participants would be asked to bring a negative test (within 3 days of retreat OR take one when arriving at camp to pave the way for hanging together in “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” mindset. 

PICTURED: Images from past Scrapbook Retreats.

Instructors Announced for Summer 2022 Roots Music Camps

We are excited to announce the list of instructors who will both teach and perform at our two Colorado Roots Music Camps next summer. Registrations and accommodation choices are on a first come, first serve basis so visit the Roots Music Camp registration page and we’ll hope to see you here! See instructor lists below:

Colorado Roots Music Camp I (June 5-11)

  • John Corzine – guitar, porch Jam
  • Dave Firestine – mandolin
  • Tim May – banjo & guitar
  • Gretchen Priest – fiddle
  • Raul Reynoso – guitar
  • Jennifer Scott – voice
  • Jon Shain – guitar
  • Cosy Sheridan- songwriting
  • Cyd Smith – guitar
  • Rene Worst – bass
  • Radim Zenkl- mandolin

Colorado Roots Music Camp II (August 7-13)

  • Steve Baughman – banjo & fingerstyle guitar
  • Rolly Brown – guitar
  • Susan Cattaneo – songwriting & voice
  • Dave Firestine – mandolin
  • Katie Glassman – fiddle
  • Greg Schochet – guitar
  • Steve Smith – mandolin
  • Raul Reynoso – guitar
  • Matt Weiner – bass
  • Keith Yoder – musician on porch

PICTURED: Images from the August 2021 Colorado Roots Music Camp II. A wonderful return after the coronavirus cancellation of both 2020 camps and Colorado Roots Music Camp I this past June.

The “Paying the Legacy Forward” campaign continues as we’re not out of the coronavirus pandemic “woods” yet. Your prayers and gifts are needed to help ensure campers and summer staff for the 2022 summer camping season can enjoy fellowship, games, hiking and worship together next summer.

 Who’s been helping

Thank you to all of our volunteers this month:

  • Kenneth McDowell
  • Matthew McDowell
  • Bradley Shelly
  • Mary Lou Shelly
  • Ronald Weaver

Come volunteer

RMMC relies on the help of volunteers to keep the ministry going. Your help with any camp tasks is greatly appreciated! If you have interest in volunteering, call (719-687-9506) or email ([email protected]) RMMC.

    • Long-term volunteers: help in Food Service, Maintenance, and Housekeeping. Service term can be for up to a year if so desired.

you’ve been spotted

We spotted Kerry Stutzman at Niagara Falls wearing an RMMC t-shirt. Thanks, Kerry, for letting folks know at the falls about RMMC. Please share your “spotted” photo with us by email to [email protected].

PICTURED: Kerry Stutzman shared this image from her trip to New York on the American and Canadian border.

what you said

“Solo retreat to spend time in prayer, reading the word and marveling at God’s creation. I was encouraged to ‘calm and quiet my soul.’ Psalm 131”Solitude Center Guest

“I was proud of myself for trying rock climbing and rappelling and how supportive everyone was.” – Wilderness Camp Participant

“Appreciated the opportunity to see friends we only see @ RMMC. The planning & prep for allowing us to come back safely.” – Family Camp Participant

Did you know

RMMC Snow Camp Music Group Competing on “The Voice”

It has been exciting to watch and cheer on Bekah, Caleb and Joshua Liechty who are part of a 3 member sibling band named Girl Named Tom. They are currently competing on “The Voice” which is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. They have made it to the final group of 8 as part of the live performances where the top artists in the competition continue based on the television audience vote each week until a a final winner is announced.

As for their connection to Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, the band most recently came as part of their tour to lead worship music for Sr. High Snow Camp in February 2020. Prior to coming as a music group, Joshua served as a summer staff member in 2016 and was part of support staff along with leading worship music during the weeks of resident youth camps (go figure).

Hailing from Pettisville, OH, the brothers Caleb and Joshua graduated from Goshen College where they minored in piano performance and vocal performance respectively. Bekah graduated high school in 2019 when as siblings they decided to tour as a group. As for the band name, Caleb shared “This name came from a childhood nickname that Josh gave to Bekah when she was a baby. We didn’t know if he wanted a brother, or what, but he called her ‘Thomas’ when she was a real small infant girl.”

All the best to Bekah, Caleb and Joshua. You have a home away from home here at Rocky Mountain when you find yourselves near our corner of God’s creation!

PICTURED: Caleb, Bekah and Joshua (left to right) leading music as part of the weekend worship sessions.

PICTURED: Images from Sr. High Snow Camp in February of 2020.


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