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January 2018 • Issue 1


IN THIS ISSUE 2018 Summer Camp Info Seasonal Summer Jobs Volunteer Opportunities Communication Difficulties Director’s Note

SUMMER CAMP 2018 Coming Summer 2018, we are combining the most beloved elements of camp at Buckhorn into amazing one-week sessions for our camper age groups! Campers will explore the property through hikes and hunts for gold, grow in their faith with age-appropriate devotionals and campfire worship, build relationships with their peers through team building activities and a friendly atmosphere, and create wonderful memories to last a lifetime! Possibility abounds at Buckhorn. Our Buckaroos, Mountaineers and Explorers are in for at *least* one week of rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, late night activity-ing, and FUN scheduled for Summer 2018!

Youth in Mission $325/week MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL • 6TH-12TH GRADES SESSION 1: JUNE 17-22 SESSION 2: JUNE 24-29 Youth in Mission: where service and fun come together for one amazing, spirit-filled week! Service opportunities include volunteering with Camp Hope campers, clearing debris from the High Park fire, and projects that enhance the mission of Buckhorn Camp!


Buckaroos $450/week Mountaineers $450/week Explorers $450/week UPPER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS 3RD-5TH GRADES SESSION: JULY 8-13




EARLY BIRD PRICING: JAN. THRU MARCH 2018: $425 • APRIL 2018 ONWARD: $450 To register for any of our youth summer camps, please visit: www.BuckhornCamp.org/Registration.html

SUMMER CAMP 2018 Work or volunteer at Buckhorn this summer Our camps would not be possible without the hard work, long hours, and joyful spirits of our summer staff and volunteers. If you love adventure, beautiful weather, exploring, helping others grow, challenging yourself, and immersing yourself in God’s beautiful creation, then we would love you to consider a position on our 2018 Summer staff!

Youth volunteers from Loveland UMC

2017 Summer Staff

2017 Summer Staff

We are currently accepting applications for a variety of seasonal summer positions, ranging from the entire summer season to shorter-term volunteer opportunities. Note: If you are applying for a full summer season position, we ask that you prayerfully and realistically consider the time commitment many of these positions require.

Full Summer Season Positions: • Full Summer Counselors • Full Summer Kitchen Staff • Hospitality Specialist • Camp Program Leadership

Shorter Term Positions: • Counselor/Adult Volunteer • Camp Hope Counselor • Camp Nurse (min. 1 week) • Maintenance/Grounds Help • Office Helper

2017 Summer Staff Hanging Around

2017 Campers Youth in Mission

To apply for a seasonal job or volunteer position, please visit www.BuckhornCamp.org/summer-camp-employment.html for more information and to access the 2018 Staff Application. Questions? Email Austin, director@buckhorncamp.org

New year, new look in Buckhorn Lodge gameroom

The beloved game room in Buckhorn Lodge is quite overdue for some TLC, something maintenance director/groundskeeper/jack of all trades John Fialko is quite good at taking care of. After clearing out the room and fixing part of a wall, the gameroom floor is ready for a fresh coat of paint and a few more updates here and there. Stay tuned for the progress of this fun space! Top: Buckhorn Lodge gameroom in its current state, ready for some updates. Right: Before it was the gameroom, this space was the kitchen & dining hall for the camp! Pictures circa mid-1960’s.

From the Director Hey there, I have been in communication with many pastors, children’s directors and youth leaders about our 2018 summer season and I am super excited about the potential impact that God can make through Buckhorn in the lives of all who are planning to experience camp this year! This excitement doesn’t come without cause. There is a lot to look forward to in 2018 at Buckhorn Camp. This year we are planning to complete our newest retreat lodge and add 2 escape rooms, a garden, bicycles, and much more. Registration is already open for our youth camps and we currently have almost 50 campers registered! We’ve also just opened registration for Camp Hope and will soon be adding a

Families in Service Camp to our list of options. This camp will be a great opportunity for inter generational service and an outlet for those just getting into volunteering. Stay tuned for more information about our Families in Service Camp. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to experience all there is to offer at Buckhorn Camp this year. Be on the look out for scholarship opportunities in mid-February!

To donate, use the QR code below or visit www.BuckhornCamp.org and click “Donate to Camp”

If you value the experience of camp and would like to help give someone else the opportunity to come to camp this year, please consider donating to our Camper Scholarship Fund.

Communication Difficulties

Volunteer Opportunities

We are trying to resolve the phone-based communication issues that have been happening at camp, and appreciate your grace as we work on solutions. Our current phone lines are internet based, and when the power goes out (a semi-frequent occurrence with 70-80 mph wind storms!), we lose our phone lines. If you have called or call in the future and leave a voicemail, we ask that you please follow that phone call up with an email to director@buckhorncamp.org to ensure no messages slip through the cracks. The multi-faceted needs of camp work often require the director to be outside of the physical office, another reason to follow up via email since the telephone is not always within reach. Thank you for understanding! We extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supports Buckhorn Camp and the wonderful ministry opportunities it provides. We are so excited to help everyone who enters camp Explore, Grow, Build, & Create during their visit here! One of the many bucks


Austin Hubbard, Camp Director director@buckhorncamp.org office: 970.484.2508 381 Old Camp Rd. • PO Box 125 Bellvue, CO 80512

who call camp home.

Volunteer opportunities abound around camp! The following are just a few of the volunteer needs we currently have available: Painting Construction Projects Making Slash Piles Cutting and stacking firewood If you’re interested in volunteering, please send us an email or give us a call to schedule a work day for you or your group of volunteers. director@buckhorncamp.org

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