Camp for All Ages
OPENING WINDOWS TO GOD
WHY COME TO
The A/U Ranches • To grow spiritually and physically, gain freedom from doubt and fear and deepen your relationship with God. • To gain a practical reliance on God and understand how to apply Christian Science to your everyday life.
• To develop life-long friendships with other Christian Science youth, adults and families. • To peak 14,000 foot mountains, complete the ropes course, go rafting and canoeing, ride horses, drive cattle and so much more!
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The A/U Ranches’ Purpose is to provide recreational adventure, leadership, service, education and community activities that foster spiritual growth and healing in an environment where Christian Science is lived. – A Division of Adventure Unlimited –
Discover how “Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way.” Science and Health 454:18 Camp at the A/U Ranches is about living life free of doubt and fear. The practical application of Christian Science permeates the camp experience in every program and teaches all ages how to overcome challenges to find success. No matter what program you choose – youth, family or adult – you’ll feel loved and valued and have the dedicated support of spiritually-minded staff and volunteers, making the A/U Ranches a truly healing atmosphere!
Financial Aid Finances should never stand in the way of right opportunities and spiritual growth. We believe a camp experience should be affordable to all, including multiple sessions. When you commit to camp at the level you are able, we will help with the rest of tuition and can assist with travel expenses, if needed.
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AURanches.org The A/U Ranches is accredited by the American Camping Association. Programs at the A/U Ranches are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or handicap. All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under Special Recreation Permits from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Parks Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.
Youth Summer Camp Experiences Here Change Lives
Youth Program Majors
The A/U Ranches is your home away from home! Located in the inspiring Colorado Rocky Mountains at the foot of the iconic Collegiate Peaks, the A/U Ranches gives you the opportunity to make friends with spiritual seekers in an atmosphere of unconditional love. Children of all abilities can explore the splendor of the outdoors and nature’s vast playground.
Each child and teen enjoys “free choice” time where they pursue interests such as swimming, horseback riding, fishing, ropes course, rock gym, arts and crafts, canoeing, kayaking, riflery, archery, games, trampoline and more. In addition to this, every camper selects the program major best suited for them. What’s your area of interest – horses, mountains or maybe water?
Adult & Family Programs
Take a break from the ordinary and reconnect with family and friends in the extraordinary Colorado Rocky Mountains. The A/U Ranches are the perfect destination whether you’re a casual camper or outdoor adventurer. While the experiences and activities make our programs unforgettable, the strengthened relationships and drawing closer to God leave the greatest impact.
Why should kids have all the fun at camp? The A/U Ranches provides camp programs for all ages, delivering the same great connections and excitement, and offering the opportunity to challenge yourself spiritually and physically. Embrace the chance to learn in a supportive atmosphere based on spiritual growth.
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Express the Child in You
Experiences at the A/U Ranches are designed to encourage each camper to push themselves outside their comfort zone and learn how to rely on God at all times. We hire spiritually-minded directors and counselors who stand out among their peers. They model character, respect and integrity. Under the watchful supervision of trained instructors and certified guides and lifeguards, children and teens immerse themselves in creating lifelong memories and friendships.
Learn to ride and work with a horse in a variety of situations through daily lessons and activities and exciting competitions suited to all ages and abilities. Each session includes a 3-day overnight and culminates with the A/U Ranches’ Gymkhana to showcase the skills that you’ve learned.
Explore Colorado’s Collegiate Peaks as a beginner or advanced mountaineer. Campers of all ages go backpacking, do the ropes courses and rock climb – indoors and outside. Each major includes a 3-day overnight and ends with an Adventure Race or Mountain Madness event.
Develop confidence and skills while swimming and canoeing (Sky Valley) or kayaking and whitewater rafting (Round-Up) on high alpine lakes, the Arkansas River and our heated pool. Each major includes a 3-day overnight trip. Sky Valley concludes with the Mountain Madness event.
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Service Programs Join with other generous adults and families to spruce up the A/U Ranches, build camaraderie and enjoy some time in the Rockies. Have fun while you help us prepare for camp over Memorial Day Weekend or get the property ready for the off-season in the fall. We couldn’t do it without you!
Create memories to last a lifetime. Adults and families explore all of the activities offered at the A/U Ranches during this all-inclusive one week program in June, July and August. It’s the ideal place for a relaxing getaway, challenging adventure or family reunion. Discover inspiration with friends and family in the Rocky Mountains.
Come home for the holidays and join us for a uniquely traditional Christmas celebration. Whether you are celebrating with family of all faiths or uniting with friends, we’ll take care of everything – housing, food and festivities – allowing you time to cherish the Christ spirit of the holiday in a loving, inclusive atmosphere.
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Mini Camp It’s truly camp for adults! Every day you’ll choose your own adventure – trail rides, gymkhana events, lake and pool swimming, hiking, peaking 14’ers, cattle working, cowboy mounted shooting, road and mountain biking, rock climbing, ropes course, fly fishing, or simply taking in the inspiring scenery of the A/U Ranches. Mini Camp is offered in August as a full week or partial session.
Bible Study Welcome couples, singles, men and women – all who love the Bible – for a time of friendship and fellowship! The days are a mix of study, discussion, recreation and relaxation with friends – new and old. Join us for various activities in an awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain setting and an in-depth exploration of a focused aspect of the Bible, plus unforgettable discussions with other spiritual thinkers.
Rest and Study Step away from hectic everyday distractions and take time for spiritual inspiration and renewal at the uplifting A/U Ranches. Rooms with varying levels of amenities are available for rent. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org