Western Plains District is trying something new this year. OMA has reconfigured our COB age groups. Check out the calendar for the updated dates of camp. Here is also a link to an article from the OMA regarding the new camp configuration and frequently asked questions.
The Camp Colorado Board, former directors, counselors, nurses, cooks, and campers are mourning the loss of Hazel Guyer, 94, of Quincy Village, Pennsylvania. Hazel passed away, September 9, 2014. She was born April 19, 2014 in New Windsor, Maryland. Her and her husband of 65 years, Rev. C. Albert Guyer married August 24, 1949. Hazel and Al Guyer co-managed Camp Colorado for several years as well as making numerous donations. When managing the camp, Hazel worked relentless hours to get $6,000 towards replacing roofs on some of the buildings at Camp Colorado. Camp was a place that was and still is near and dear to Hazel and Al. The dedication and passion for camp was passed down to their son, Stephen Guyer. Stephen then passed on the passion to his children Chris Guyer, Stephanie Guyer, and Lauren Guyer who are still actively involved with Camp Colorado. Hazel will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church Street, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Jesse Miles officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and also following the service, Saturday, in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. www.heifer.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
New camp store items are in the store to purchase.
First week of camp starts on Sunday June 1st with Sr. High kicking it off! It is going to be a great week. Registration for all camps in June begin at 2:00 and end at 4:00. If you need to show up early please be courteous of the staff that are still trying to plan for your amazing week. If you need to be late please contact the director of your camp and let them know. Have a great week.
If you are looking for a great place to rent then you have come to the right place.
Camp Colorado is located about 40 minutes southwest of Denver, in the beautiful Pike National Forest in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of about 7,500 feet. The property is heavily wooded, steep and secluded. It has been built and designed as a youth camp with men’s and women’s dorms separated by a dining hall and recreation building. Camp activities include hiking (on 85 forested acres), frisbee golf, volleyball, softball, tether ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, foosball, ping pong, and basketball.
Non-profit groups (e.g., family reunions, anniversary celebrations, weddings, spiritual retreats) seeking a rental that can house between 75 to 100 people in a rustic setting should take a few minutes to explore our site. It contains several picture pages of the camp as well as thorough descriptions of the various buildings and facilities as well as some fine points of the opportunities that exist for hiking and sight seeing near the camp property. When you rent Camp Colorado, you provide your own program, meals, procedures and rules utilizing our buildings, equipment and recreational opportunities. An on-site manager is available to assist your group in fully utilizing the various facilities.
If you are interested in renting the camp facility please contact Rosi Jones at email@example.com or (719) 688-2375.
The Outdoor Ministries Team of the Western Plains District is hosting a Camp Leadership Training Day
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: McPherson Church of the Brethren Social Hall (downstairs)
Feature Presentation: “Special Needs Campers” will be led by Eric Edwards from the guidance department of McPherson County Schools.
Discussion: “Navigating the Murky Waters of CoEd Relationships at Camp will be led by Jen Jensen and John Hoffman, co-directors of Senior High Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon
Discussion: “Social Media and Ethics” will be led by Sonja Griffith, District Executive Minister
All camp leaders are strongly encourage to attend, including co-directors, counselors, CIT’s and other staff, whether you have been leading camp for many years or are to the experience.
Work Camp Weekend is rapidly approaching for Camp Colorado! We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 23th and working through Monday, the 26th. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big heart for the camp and a willing spirit to do whatever is needed. Come for an afternoon, a day, or the whole weekend. Please let us know if you’re coming so we can have enough food on hand by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Camp is almost here! Registrations are available under Camper Forms. Incentives are also available! Click this link to check out those incentives!! Registration Fees & Incentives
We look forward to seeing everyone for an fun filled camping season!
Dates and fees for the 2014 Church of the Brethren Camping Season:
|Camp Sessions||Fees||Grades Completed||Dates||Director(s)|
|Pre-Junior||$150||3-4||June 22–26||Shawn Flory Replogle, Director|
|Junior||$175||5-6||June 8 – 14||Cindy Kinnamon, Director|
|Junior High||$185||7-8||June 15 – 21||Stephanie Guyer, Director|
|Senior High||$200||9-12||June 1 – 7||Pastor Jon Tuttle and Becky Tuttle
Camp is the ideal setting for kids to connect with nature, friends, and God. Fun outdoor activities keep campers engaged. Dedicated leaders encourage campers and guide them in forming relationships with friends old and new. Opportunities for worship and service help campers to develop Christian faith.
This year our theme is “All Things New,” following camp curriculum developed by the National Council of Churches. These activities will help campers discover the fullness of God, who they are created to be, and what they are created to do.
Our Church of the Brethren camp directors are currently looking for counselors and counselors-in-training. If you would like to volunteer for a memorable week at Camp Colorado, please e-mail Jan Hurst at email@example.com.
Camp registration dates, forms, and additional information are available here.