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3rd Grade Resident Camp

(ages 7-9)

 

July 23-25, 2021

Arrival: 4:00pm Friday
Departure: 11:00am Sunday 

 

3rd Grade Resident Camp

(ages 7-9)

 

July 23-25, 2021

Arrival: 4:00pm Friday
Departure: 11:00am Sunday 

Resident Camp offers a slice of summer where campers experience the outdoors in a fun and safe community. Campers experience a new adventure while growing in their faith and exploring the Rocky Mountains.  

This weekend camp is a great way to introduce your young camper to RMMC. A closing program on Sunday, following a brunch, gives parents and siblings an opportunity to hear campers share about the weekend.

Campers are organized into cabins of 5-9 kids. Only one cabin-mate request will be considered, keeping in mind the benefit of enjoying old friends and making new ones.

Daily worship

2021 Summer Theme: TBA

Each week of Resident Camp, a camp pastor cares for the spiritual growth of all participants. Morning devotions, afternoon Bible times, evening campfire worships, and cabin devotions give campers and staff 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.

"You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity."

— Jonah 4:2

Activities

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

Hikes to scenic destinations in Pike National Forest

Camp Tour

Crafts

Recreation Games

See more photos and videos from last year’s camp on our Facebook page.

2021 registration fees

Online registration opens one year prior to the camp. Register before June 1st to receive a discounted price for registration. After June 1st, interested campers need to contact RMMC directly for availability.

Online registration opens one year prior to the camp. Register before June 1st to receive a discounted price for registration. After June 1st, interested campers need to contact RMMC directly for availability.

good rate

After May 31

$165

Better rate

March 1–May 31

$155

best rate

Before March 1

$145

REGISTRATION FAQ

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

Payments

Payment options available through online registration include payment in full, $50 non-refundable deposit with remaining balance due at camp, or $50 non-refundable deposit and remaining balance paid in monthly installments. We accept cash, checks or credit cards. 

Discounts

Sibling Discount: when siblings attend one or more youth camps, each camper is eligible for a $10 discount off each camp. This discount is automatically applied during registration.

Multiple Camp Discount: when one camper attends multiple camps in the same season (ie: Resident and Wilderness camps) you may select a $10 discount off each camp during registration.

Camper Scholarships

Scholarship funds are available to help ensure that finances are not a barrier to attending camp and to help cover registration and coordinated transportation fees from Kansas and Colorado Springs. For scholarship assistance please contact the Executive Director, Corbin Graber (719-687-9506 or [email protected]).

Transportation

Transportation is not currently provided for Grade 3 Resident Camp or Sr. High I & Senior High II Wilderness camps.

Documents & forms

Please submit physical and immunization records to camp before June 1st.

PHYSICAL EXAM – a current (within 24 months) health physical is required to attend all week-long youth camps. This must be completed in order for your camper to attend camp. The physical may be sumbitted on any form but must include the camper’s name, date of the exam, camper’s condition and the physician’s signature (electronic signature is ok).

IMMUNIZATION RECORD – a current immunization record or vaccine exemption form from the state of Colorado is required for a camper to attend a week-long youth camp. If your child is not from Colorado, please transfer their out-of-state record onto the Colorado form.

This guide gives you and your camper an idea of what to expect at Resident Camp. Inside the guide you will find a packing list, information on sending your camper letters during the week, directions to camp, camper spiritual growth, and some tips on staying healthy during camp.

View a sample schedule to see what the week of camp looks like.

Frequently asked questions

What does the school grade mean for my camper?

 The grades for camps listed represent the grade campers will be going into for the next school year. To offer campers and families more options when selecting a week of camp, we have expanded the camp sessions to include an age range to permit campers a grade above or below the listed grade level to attend. Select the camp session that works best.

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.

Can campers bring electronic devices?

We ask that electronic devices not be used and either left in the camper's bag or left at home. Our hope is to offer a unique experience away from the normal routines of life in the beauty of God's creation. Devices will be taken, stored in the office, and returned at the end of the week if a camper chooses to not follow this policy. Lost or stolen items are not the responsibility of RMMC. 

 

How can I keep in touch with my camper?

Family and friends are encouraged to write to their camper through mail or email ([email protected]). Campers can send letters and postcards through the camp mailbox.

Do first time campers get a free t-shirt?

All first time campers and the friend they come with will receive a t-shirt as a thank you for coming to RMMC. T-shirts will be given to campers during the week of camp.

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.

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.