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Junior High Snow Camp

(grade 6 – 8)

 

January 20-22, 2023

Arrival: 7:00pm Friday
Departure: 11:00am Sunday

 

Junior High Snow Camp

(geared towards youth in 6th – 8th grade)

 

January 20-22, 2023

Arrival: 7:00pm Friday
Departure: 11:00am Sunday

Western District, South Central, and Mountain States Mennonite Conferences invite your youth groups to attend the annual Snow Camps at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp. Be inspired by singing and worshiping with other youth, slide down the tube run, play a competitive game of broom hockey, explore beautiful scenery around camp, and more!
 
Snow Camps are intended for youth to attend with their church youth group, with one leader for every five youth, in order to provide adequate supervision. If you are not part of a youth group and would have interest in coming to Snow Camp, contact RMMC for options. We want to make Snow Camp available to as many youth as possible.
 

weekend worship 

2023 Theme: TBA

2022 Theme: “Filling Your Spiritual Practice Toolbox”

2022 Resource: Sarah Neher

Director of Faith Formation and Congregational Life, Rainbow Mennonite Church

2022 Music: Rachel Miller

   Sarah Neher

registration fees

Online registration opens one year prior to the retreat and is available for parents to register their child listing the youth group they plan to attend with. Payment can be offered d as a group by the youth leader or individually by participants.

Online registration opens one year prior to the retreat and is available for parents to register their child listing the youth group they plan to attend with. Payment can either be offered as a group by the youth leader or individually by participants.

good rate

After January 1

$145

Better rate

By January 1

$135

Best rate

By December 1

$125

Registration Information

Group Registration

While youth groups come and participate in the retreat as a group, the registration process is done individually via the “REGISTER NOW” link for all camp program registrations. This allows participants to provide emergency contact, dietary and waiver/release information along with a portal to upload required documentation. As a part of your online registration, you will be required to select (or enter if not already listed) the name of the church youth group you are attending.

Individual payment – Families can choose to pay by eCheck (ACH), credit card or check (mailed in). If the church is covering the registration fee, please select “Pay in full by check” payment option as the church funds will be applied to the individual youth group accounts.

Church payment – Youth groups can pay by check on behalf of the youth who are attending with the funds allocated to those youth who have individually registered.

Individual Registration

While Snow Camp participation is geared toward youth groups with youth sponsors who supervise the youth, individuals not already part of an attending youth group may join in the following ways:

Option 1 – Attend with a parent or adult mentor who would supervise the participant.

Option 2 – Attend with a youth group if  the participant has a connection (i.e. friends of youth group member AND the youth leader is willing/able to invite them. A 1 adult sponsor to 5 youth participant ration is requested.

Option 3 – Camp is looking into provide adult staff to serve as a sponsor (similar to summer camp counselor) for youth who may not be part of a church youth group. Please contact camp for interest and availability as we work towrad avoiding this being a barrier for youth to enjoy and experience a Snow Camp program.

Deposit

A $25 non-refundable deposit is required at registration. This represents our promise to save you a space to attend (and turn away others as necessary) in exchange for your promise to come! Currently, we are waiving this practice given the unexpected impacts to personal health, finances or caregiving responsibilities (to name a few) from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. If a retreat is cancelled, all participants are offered to forward their deposit to a future program or receive a full refund.

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]).

Schedule & Information

Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY
7:00pm – Check in
8:00pm – Welcome and orientation to the weekend
8:30pm – Worship
9:00pm – Free time / Snack / Sponsor Meeting (Zurich)
9:30pm – Mixer Games
10:30pm – In cabins
12:00am – Lights out

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30am – Breakfast (prayer & announcements @ seconds time)
9:00am – Worship (followed by small group time)
10:30am – Pond time: Broomball Tournament, Human Curling, Tube Run
12:30-1:00pm – Lunch (prayer & announcements @ seconds time)
1:30pm – MennOlympics: Meet in Zurich for opening ceremonies
2:30pm – Free time: Snowball anything, Snowshoeing Old Wagon Road, Hike to Monkey Rock
3:30-4:30pm – Tube Run
4:30pm – Human Dutch Blitz (Zurich/Chapel room)
Indoor tournaments, Craft activity (Bern room)
4:35pm – Trading Post
5:30-6:00pm – Supper (prayer & announcements @ seconds time)
7:00pm – Worship (followed by small group time)
8:00pm – Trading Post (in the office)
8:30pm – Group Activity: Family Feud
9:30pm – S’mores and free time: games in Bern Room
11:00pm – In cabins
12:00am – Lights out

SUNDAY
8:00am – Continental Breakfast (come & go), pack-up & tidy-up accommodations
9:00am – Worship (followed by small group time)
10:30am – Brunch (prayer & announcements @ seconds time)
11:00am – Meal prayer and farewell
Trading Post open
Till next summer camp or Snow Camp or summer staff or volunteer!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to camp?

  • Warm winter clothing (snow coat, pants & boots)
  • Bedding/sleeping bag and pillow
  • Towel & bathroom items
  • Bible
  • Water bottle
  • Camera (optional)
  • Spending money for the Trading Post (optional)

What should I NOT bring to camp?

  • Pets (large or small)
  • Firearms
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Illicit drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Dirt bikes
  • Firework
  • Four Wheelers
  • Drones

Do you have wi-fi or cell phone reception?

A wi-fi signal is in various locations around camp. Because of camp’s remote location and availability of high internet speeds, video or music streaming is not available. While cell phone reception is limited at main camp a land line phone is available in the office lobby.

As part of Snow Camp, we ask youth and sponosors to not be on devices during the weekend to better enjoy the relationships being built with each other during the retreat.

What foodservice is offered? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Camp is pleased to offer a great selection of food choices which include a main dish option, vegetarian option, salad (lunch & supper), and dessert (lunch & supper). Cold beverages (water, orange, apple, grape, crabapple) and hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) are also provided.

As much as possible, the camp will accommodate dietary restrictions. An option will be given to list all of your dietary restrictions during registration. We cannot accommodate dietary preferences.

RMMC is not a peanut/nut free location since we serve a variety of campers and guest groups utilizing their own kitchen facilities.

Do you have to be Mennonite to attend camp?

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