Family Camp I

(all ages)

 

July 25-30, 2021

Arrival: 4:00–5:00pm Sunday
Departure: 9:00am Friday

Family Camp I

(all ages)

 

July 25-30, 2021

Arrival: 4:00–5:00pm Sunday
Departure: 9:00am Friday

Family Camps offer the perfect opportunity for your family to enjoy quality time together in the mountains. Activities are family oriented so that kids and adults can participate together. Be as relaxed or as active as you choose during this fun and meaningful week.

Group devotions, hikes, rock climbing and rappelling, river tubing, arts and crafts, kayaking, sports, boat races, and free time are just a sample of activities during the week. Evenings include family recreation and a fireside worship along with the late night snacks and games.

Daily Worship

Each week of Family Camp, a camp pastor cares for the spiritual growth of all participants. Morning devotions and evening campfire worships give families the opportunity to explore their faith and be encouraged in their faith journey. While teachings are Bible-based and from a Mennonite perspective, campers of all faiths are respected and welcome to attend.

Family Camp I Pastors: Don, Jan, and Ben Rheinheimer.

Family Camp I Music: Dave Foncannon

Activities

A few examples of the activities campers can experience during their week at camp.

Hike in Pike National Forest

easy, medium, and hard destinations including Pikes Peak

Crafts

Recreation

Rock Climbing & Rappelling

Childcare

Monday to Wednesday mornings
ages 2-6

Thursday Free Day

Create your own family adventure! Options include whitewater rafting, hikes, horseback riding, or your own idea.

See more photos and videos on our Facebook page.

2021 registration fees

The price for Family Camp is based on accommodations and includes meals and program activities. Please note that children age 3-11 are half of the adult price and children age 2 and younger are free.

Registration opens one year prior to the camp. 

The price for Family Camp is based on accommodations and includes meals and program activities. Please note that children age 3-11 are half of the adult price and children age 2 and younger are free.

Registration opens one year prior to the camp. 

$245

Adult

$122.50

Child

Campsites 1–8

Rustic cabin

Waitlist only

$290

Adult

$145

Child

Chickadee, Chiming Bell,
Columbine, Juniper, Pine Cone,
Ponderosa, Porcupine, Spruce

chalet

Waitlist only

$315

Adult

$157.50

Child

A-frame, Aspen,
Edelweiss, Heidi,
Jungfrau, Tall Timbers

Emmental / pleiades

Waitlist only

$370

Adult

$185

Child

(two people per room)

*Pricing for staying in a Ridge Cabin during Family Camp is available on request.

REGISTRATION FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions as it relates to registration.

Deposit

A $50 non-refundable deposit per person is required at registration.

Payments

Payment options available include payment in full, deposit with remaining balance due at the retreat, or deposit and remaining balance paid in monthly installments prior to the retreat. We accept cash, checks or credit cards. 

Scholarships

Scholarship funds are available to help ensure that finances are not a barrier to attending camp. For scholarship assistance please contact the Executive Director, Corbin Graber (719-687-9506 or [email protected]).

Documents & forms

This guide gives you and your family an idea of what to expect at Family Camp. Inside the guide you will find a packing list, directions to camp, facilities information, and some tips on staying healthy during camp.

View the sample schedule to see what the week of camp includes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are your Summer Staffers and what training do they have?

Our summer staff are typically students from Mennonite colleges and universities. We run background checks on all of our summer staff and require three references that guide our hiring decisions. A week of staff orientation focuses on the well-being of campers to ensure their physical and emotional safety while at camp. All hike leaders and Wilderness staff receive Wilderness First Aid training. Rock climbing and rappelling supervisors are trained and certified by a professional instructor.

How can I see photos from a specific camp week?

To see photos from camp be sure to check out our photo albums on our Facebook Page.

How does the waitlist work?

In efforts to create a fair system to take requests and cabin switches for Family Camp, we have a few guidelines we are implementing for the registration process. The steps below are the order we will work through the requests and waitlist.

Step 1: Those who attended the most recent Family Camp

  1. May re-reserve their current accommodation/room by the last day of camp.
  2. Un-reserved spaces will be offered to others beginning the Saturday after camp.
  3. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each participant.

​Step 2: Those who attended the most recent Family Camp

  1. May request a different accommodation/room for the next year.
  2. Family unit names will be randomly pulled from a hat and offered available accommodations in that order.
  3. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each participant.

Step 3: Those who did not attend the most recent Family Camp (additional family/friends of registered participants who wish to come and need separate housing, those still on the waitlist from the previous Family Camp, and any new interest.)

  1. May register by the last day of camp and placed on the waitlist.
  2. Family unit names will be randomly pulled from a hat and offered available accommodations in that order.
  3. Multiple family units can be grouped (Grandma/Grandpa, Son's family, Daughter's family, etc) as part of the name draw.
  4. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each participant once offered a space.

Step 4: Those who did not attend the most recent Family Camp

  1. Names received on the Saturday after the last day of camp will be put on the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. As accommodations become available, families will be contacted in order of the waitlist.
  3. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each participant once offered a space.

Exceptions:

  1. Room 3 in Pleiades is intended to be used by those individuals with mobility issues. Those staying in room 3 will not have first choice if a participant needs the space for ADA reasons. If unreserved for those needs by January 1, room will be offered to anyone age 65 or older first, and then anyone else interested in the space. There will not be a guarantee to re-reserve that space for the next year.
  2. Families with other health concerns resulting in cancellation (ie: untimely illness) will be considered on a case by case basis and may have the option to reserve the same accommodation for the following year. The cancelled accommodation will be offered to those on the waitlist without the guarantee to re-reserve that space for the next year.

Do you have to be Mennonite to attend camp?

While teachings are Bible-based and from a Mennonite perspective, campers of all faiths are respected and welcome to attend.