In Loving Memory

The Camp Colorado community is mourning the loss of Elissa Ross.  She brought such spirit to camp and an energy that was indescribable.  Thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.  She will be sorely missed!  Her service will be held at 11:00am on Friday February 13, 2015 at Crossroads Community Church in Parker, CO. (9900 20 Mile Road, Parker, CO, 80134)

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Camp Colorado Needs Help

Camp Colorado is in need of some help this summer.  We are looking for a full time maintenance worker.  This person must be able to do physical labor without limitations, help with mowing, trimming, and on occasion run a chainsaw.  They also need to have basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills.  This person needs to be able to work independently and with others as well.  They must be able to work full time and start Memorial Day weekend and stay through Labor Day weekend at Camp Colorado.  They will be working with the other manager, Rosi Jones.  Room and board will be provided, salary is negotiable.  If you are interested in this position please contact Dennis Kingery at dhkingery@hotmail.com or Brad Wertz at pinnacle7373@gmail.com

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New Age Group Configuration

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.

Camp Session Reconfiguration

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In Loving Memory

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

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New Camp Store Items

New camp store items are in the store to purchase.

 

 

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Registration

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.

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Looking to Rent?

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 campmgr@campcolorado.org or (719) 688-2375.

 

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Leadership Training

The Outdoor Ministries Team of the Western Plains District is hosting a Camp Leadership Training Day

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: 9am-5pm

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

Lunch provided!

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.

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WHO IS READY TO WORK?

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 campmgr@campcolorado.org. Hope to see you there!

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REJOICE…CAMP IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING!!

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!

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