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Welcome to Highlands For over 65 years, Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center has provided thousands of children, youth, and adults with the opportunity to come away to a gorgeous mountain setting for recreation, reflection, and renewal. Our summer programs are enhanced by participants being able to explore the natural beauty of the creation that surrounds us. We challenge participants to grow in community, environmental well-being, and Christian faith. Highlands continues to make a commitment to offering fun, quality programs, in a safe environment, for all of God’s people. In the spirit of Christian camping and hospitality, we invite you to join the adventure.

The mission of Highlands is to provide gracious hospitality and quality Christian programs in a majestic mountain setting and to nurture spiritual renewal and transformation in a safe and inclusive environment.

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Growing in Faith – It’s What We’re About! How does Highlands differ from a regular summer camp you might ask? In addition to being committed to safety and fun like other camps, at Highlands we are solidly committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ in an outdoor setting. We feature Christ centered daily Bible studies, worship, and campfire experiences led by our trained and expert staff. Our programs are enhanced by the beauty of God’s creation in which we are able to explore, learn, and grow. It is our goal to help your child grow in faith when they are at Highlands and that is what sets us apart!

Camp Activities Zip Line! Soar 1,000 feet, suspended high above a mountain meadow on Highlands’ new zip line. You’ll have time to soak in the beautiful mountain views around Bear Rock before launching yourself along the high wire adventure of a lifetime. Zip line availability is limited to Senior High camps only. Archery Small Group Bible Study Rock Climbing Worship Hiking to Hidden Room, Three Crosses, on the Nature Trail and beyond Group Games Campfires Low Challenge Course Field Games Mountain Biking Horse Shoes Skit Night and much more! l

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FAQ’s How are cabin assignments made? For the best camping experience, campers will be assigned to their cabin based on their selection of camp, roommate request, and appropriate grade entered as of summer 2013. Remember, if you request someone as a roommate, they must be participating in the same camp and also request to have you as a roommate. While we cannot guarantee your roommate request, we will work diligently to accommodate it.

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FAQ’s continued... When does the week begin and end? Programs have specific check-in and check-out times, see each camp description for details. Please remember that we cannot allow early check-ins, as our staff will be busy preparing for an energizing time at camp. Parents are invited to join us for a concluding celebration service every Friday that begins with check-out at 4:00 p.m., then proceeds to dinner that begins at 5:00 p.m., and a Closing Celebration that finishes around 6:30 p.m.

Can I bring my pet to check-in or check-out? For the safety of your pet and other Highlands campers and guests, we request that you do not bring any pets to check-in or check-out. Thank you for your cooperation.

Meals? Our food service staff works very hard to provide delicious and nutritionally sound meals to all of our participants. We can accommodate vegetarians and other special dietary needs, which can be requested on the participant health form. For planning purposes, these requests should be made at least 3 weeks prior to your camp date.

How do I contact my child?

Campers are encouraged to receive mail or e-mail. Send regular mail to the address below and e-mail (black text only with no pictures) to campermail@ highlandscamp.org. All mail must include camper name and camp program to insure delivery. Campers do not have regular access to a phone. We will make sure they receive your emergency phone messages. Camper Name, Camp Program c/o Highlands Camp PO Box 66 Allenspark, CO 80510

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Intergenerational Camps Mother / Daughter Camp What better way to start off your summer than with an all girls’ camp? You and your daughter will get to participate in all there is to do at Highlands while meeting wonderful new friends. Our experienced staff will lead you on incredible adventures as you learn more about yourself, your family, and your faith. Come and experience “Girl Power” at Highlands and join the fun. Camp begins on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and ends on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. You will receive more information in your orientation packet. Starting at: $260/$225 #101: July 14-17

Father/Son Camp Just the guys! Spend some time bonding with your son around campfire tales and mountain adventures in Highlands’ unparalleled outdoor setting. You and your son will canoe, hike, and learn more about faith during this exciting two night camp. Camp begins on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and ends on Friday with dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m.

Grandparent / Grandchild Camp This is a wonderful opportunity for Grandparents and Grandchildren to spend quality time together, sharing their faith and making memories that will last a lifetime. You will stay in cabins and participate in daily activities that include Bible Study, hikes, games, crafts, storytelling, singing, and exploring God’s creation. Join our experienced staff in the beauty of Highlands’ setting, where the young, and the young at heart, learn from each other during this unique experience. Check-in and check-out for each camp differs. You will receive more information in your orientation packet.

Starting at: $240/$205 #104: June 12-14

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Fourth of July Family Vacation Do you have plans for the Fourth? If not, come and join our family for a parade and an allAmerican cookout. This is for the whole family, so bring everyone. You will be able to enjoy doing your favorite activities like canoeing, biking, and archery, in addition to fun Bible studies and campfire

tales. Come celebrate our freedom and share your faith in God. This program begins Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Vacation begins Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., and ends Friday at 10:00 a.m. Cabin Pricing – Adults: $225; Youth (12-18): $100; Children (6-11): $85; Children 5 and Under Free. Starting at: $225/$85 #105: July 3-5

New in 2013: Mission-Work Camps

For Youth Groups grades 7-12 and their Sponsors Is your youth group seeking a mission or service project trip in 2013? Then join us in our gorgeous mountain setting as you and your youth group join the Highlands staff for an incredible week of mission and service projects at Highlands and in the surrounding community. You’ll help with environmental stewardship projects on-site, forest fire mitigation, trail maintenance, and help maintain Highlands facilities with a touch of paint and a little light maintenance. You’ll also have opportunities to work in the local community with service projects for the elderly and shut-ins. On top of all of this important work, you’ll also get to experience all the best of Highlands summer camps: canoeing, archery, rock climbing, mountain biking, challenge course, and the zip line (Senior High only)! Our expert staff will also lead your group in daily Bible studies and worship. What do you get when you mix the best features of summer camp with the best elements of a great mission trip? Highlands Mission Work-Camps! Come join the action in 2013. Talk to your youth leader or pastor today about joining us this summer. Camp begins with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continues until check-out at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your youth group will have the option to stay Starting at $340, for a dinner June 9-14, June 16-21, and closing June 23-28, June 30celebration that July 3, July 7-12, and will end around July 14-19. Call for 6:30 p.m. availability. Page 6 Register Online www.highlandscamp.org


Children’s Programs (Entering Grades 3-6) Are you ready for all out fun, adventure, new friends, and community building? Then Highlands is where you will want to be this summer. Our various age appropriate programs are filled with great activities like archery, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, and Bible Studies. Fifth and sixth grade campers get their first taste of the climbing rock and harder challenge course elements. Besides all of this, there will be more

surprises along the way! Come join the fun, as our experienced staff helps you learn more about God in the beauty that surrounds Highlands. Check-in for camps that begin on Sundays and Wednesdays is 4:00 p.m. For camps that end on Wednesday or Thursday, check-out is at 10:00 a.m. Camps that end on Friday end with check-out at 4:00 p.m., a cook-out at 5:00 p.m., and a closing celebration that ends about 6:30 p.m.

3rd and 4th Grade Camp Starting at: $250 #201: June 9-12 #202: July 10-12

4th and 5th Grade Camp Starting at: $270 #203: June 30th – July 3rd

5th and 6th Grade Camp Starting at: $410 #204: July 21-26

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Middle School Programs (Entering Grades 6-8)

Middle School Camp (for entering 6th-8th graders) If you are a Middle Schooler, and you want a week of fun, friends, and faith, then Highlands is the place for you! Your week will be jam-packed with outdoor activities such as canoeing, archery, challenge course, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and more. We’ll also offer cool crafts, fun faith discussions with new friends, and some awesome all-camp games. Prepare to go deeper in your faith in Christ, and strengthen old and new friendships along the way! Camp will begin with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m. Starting at: $410 #301: June 16-21

Middle School Night Owl Camp (for entering 6th-8th graders) Do you like to stay up late at night? Are you NOT a morning person? Here is the camp for you. We know that late to bed, late to rise is the ideal schedule for middle school campers, so why not have a camp designed with this in mind? Don’t worry, you will still get to do all of your favorite activities like canoeing, archery, mountain biking, and hiking, but with a whole new set of night time activities as well: astronomy, night hiking, night animals, nature lessons, and more! Our incredible staff will lead you in amazing Bible studies, and fun-filled adventures in the dark. Bring your flashlight and brace yourself for some Night Owlish fun this summer. Camp will begin with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m. Starting at: $410 #302: July 7-12

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Middle School Music, Art, and Drama Camp (MAD Camp, for entering 6th-8th graders)

Do you like to act out? Are you creative? Do you like to create your own fashion? Well this is the camp for you! You will design costumes, build the set, and act out your very own musical. As you work closely with your fellow campers, you will build lifelong friendships, and learn about faith in Christ with each other and our amazing staff. While you are here you will also get to do traditional Highlands activities like challenge course, archery, and canoeing. A closing performance will be offered for parents on Friday at 3:00 p.m! Camp will begin with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out after the performance around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m. This camp is limited to 14 campers, so register early to secure your spot. Starting at: $410 #303: June 23-28

Adventure Camp – Middle School Adventure (for entering 6th to 8th graders)

For those adventurous souls, come join our adventure program staff and discover great things about God’s creation. Campers will sleep in tents, help cook their own food, maintain base camp, and participate in challenging activities such as the high ropes course, hiking, rock climbing, and rafting. Bible studies and campfire fellowship will inspire campers to grow in their faith in relationship with others. Camp will begin with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m. These camps are limited to 12 campers and they fill quickly, so sign up today! New! For those breaking into adventure, sign up for our new half-week, Intro to Adventure program. This program begins on Sunday at 4 p.m. and ends on Thursday at 10 am.

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Starting at: $535 (Regular) #304: June 9-14 #305: June 23-28 #306: Intro to Adventure – $390 (Intro) June 30-July 3 #307: July 7-12 #308: July 14-19

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If you are in Senior High pack your bags and get ready for a week of fun, personal growth, and some surprises along the way! Come and experience all that Highlands has to offer. Challenge yourself with awesome outdoor adventures like Highlands’ new zip line, mountain biking, the challenge course, hiking, team events, and rock climbing. Explore your unique gifts and talents in a variety of small group settings and experience the joy of Christian fellowship. Camp will begin with checkin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m. Starting at: $410 #401: June 23-28

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This is cool – an adventure camp for High School youth! You will sleep in tents, cruise down Highlands’ new zip line, rock climb in the National Forest, hike up a local peak, challenge yourself on high and low rope elements, and go white water rafting. Bond with your counselors and other campers over food cooked on an open fire as you explore Bible studies and experience the great outdoors. Our staff will lead you as you learn more about yourself and grow in faith and fellowship with other campers. Camp will begin with checkin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m.

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All of those things that make adventure camp great but on a higher level. Join your fellow upper classmen for more thrilling rapids, higher peaks, more precarious high ropes adventures, and extended time in the backcountry!

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Starting at: $555 #403: June 16-21 #404: Extreme Adventure: July 21-26

Senior High Music, Art, and Drama Camp (MAD Camp – for entering 9th-12th graders)

Come and join other Senior High campers for a week of creating, singing, acting, and having fun! All week you will work under the leadership of our talented staff to put together your very own musical. Of course we will take plenty of breaks for good ol’ camp fun like canoeing, the challenge course, a trip down Highlands’ new zip line, and a hike to Hidden Room. You will form close relationships quickly as you play and work together in this incredibly inspiring setting. A closing performance will be offered for parents on Friday at 3:00. Camp will begin with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and continue until check-out after the performance around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when you and your family will be invited to stay for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and a closing celebration that will end around 6:30 p.m. This camp is limited to 14 campers, so register early to secure your spot. Starting at: $410 #402: July 14-19

ASIT – Adventure Staff in Training Starting at: $270 #405: June 9-14 #406: June 23-28 #407: June 30July 3 (Intro to Adventure short week) #408: July 7-12 #409: July 14-19

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(For entering 11th and 12th graders)

If you have a heart for outdoor leadership and aren’t intimidated by tying knots, building campfires, coiling ropes, and cooking over an open fire, then this is just the camp for you! Join our trained staff as you help to mentor middle school adventure campers in an exciting outdoor experiences. We hope to have one ASIT each week of middle school adventure camp. If you are interested in participating in this program please send your registration in by April 1st. There will be an application and interview process due to how closely you’ll be working with our staff and other campers. Page 11

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Camp Fees Your fees to camp provide an all-inclusive experience for your camper. All meals and snacks, lodging, activities, supplies, and a 5x7 group picture are included with your camp fees. No additional money is required for campers once they arrive.

T iered Pricing: A New Initiative This Year Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Highlands has instituted a voluntary three-tier fee program. You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. It is really an honor system; you tell us what is affordable for your family. All campers receive the same Highlands experience no matter what they pay. For those families that cannot afford Tier 1, additional scholarship funds are available to ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend Highland high quality summer camps! Tier I: Is our historically subsidized rate and does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs. Tier II: Is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the actual cost of camp. Tier III: More closely accounts for the true costs of camp including wear and tear on building and grounds (Note that our Adventure Camps are still partially subsidized even at this tier). Our Goals for Tiered Pricing • To provide the highest quality programs possible • To serve all community income levels • To preserve camp for generations to come Again, please note that this program is VOLUNTARY and in no way influences the experience children receive, yet it offers the opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s camp experience.

Discount Program If you love Highlands summer programs and want to share the experience with others, then share this brochure with your friends and family members. For EACH new first-time camper (outside your immediate family) that registers for Summer Camp, you will receive $25 off of your camp fees. Want to learn even more? Then check out our website (www.highlandscamp.org) to learn more about Highlands Camp Parties!

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Remember: You Choose Which T ier is Right for Your Budget!

How do I Register?

YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE AT www.highlandscamp.org , or by registering over the phone. You may also request a mail in form by downloading it off of our website or by calling Highlands. Deposits and cancellation policies apply to online registrations as below. At least 50% of the total camp cost is due upon registering. Payment information may be taken over the phone, Internet, or it may be mailed to Highlands (PO Box 66, Allenspark, CO, 80510). Please make checks payable to Highlands. The balance of the camp fee and all completed forms are due three weeks prior to your camp date. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Register early to ensure the best chance of getting the camp of your choice. The 50% deposit is required to reserve a space. If you would like to register for more than one session, you will have the option to do so while completing the online application process. If you fill out a paper form, you will need one form for each camp. Also, please register one camper per registration form (except for the Fourth of July Family Vacation). You are welcome to make multiple copies of our registration form, or print as many as you need off of our website. If you cancel more than 30 days prior to camp, there is a $40.00 cancellation fee. If you cancel within 30 days of the camp, 50% of the cost. minus a $40.00 cancellation fee, will be refunded. If you cancel on the day of camp, no refund is given. There is a $20.00 fee per person to change your camp dates.

Confirmation? Upon receiving your completed registration form and deposit, you will be sent or e-mailed a statement of account, a health form, and a general release of liability. Please return the completed health form (with physician/parent/legal guardian signatures) and Release of Liability Form to Highlands at least three weeks before your arrival at camp. These forms allow us to gain a better insight on how we can effectively minister to your child’s/children’s needs and be more prepared for their visit.

Quality Programming in a Safe Environment Staff: Quality staffing is an essential ingredient to a meaningful and safe camping experience. At Highlands, our staff is the main ingredient to providing an important and vital Christ-centered, faith-building, camping experience. We start by hiring only staff with a strong Christian faith who have clear talents, gifts,

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Scholarship information? It is the express intention of Highlands that no one be denied our Christian camping experience due to prohibitive costs. If Tier I pricing is still a stretch for your budget we encourage you to first consult with your home church to see if financial assistance is available. Many churches will assist in helping cover your child’s cost of camp. Highlands also has scholarship funds available. Scholarships maybe requested by filling out a scholarship application which are available online at www.highlandscamp.org, or to request a hard copy of the application, contact Highlands by e-mail (registrar@highlandscamp.org), phone (303/747-2888), or mail (P.O. Box 66, Allenspark, CO 80510). Camp #

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Mother/Daughter

July 14-17

Ages 5-12

$260/$225

$285/$250

$310/$275

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Grandparent/Grandchild

July 7-10

Ages 5-12

$260/$225

$285/$250

$310/$275

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Grandparent/Grandchild

July 17-19

Ages 5-12

$240/$205

$265/$230

$290/$255

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Father /Son

June 12-14

Ages 5-12

$240/$205

$265/$230

$290/$255

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Fourth of July Family Camp

July 3-5

All Ages

$225/$85

$250/$110

$275/$135

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June 9-12

3 and 4

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$275

$300

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4th and 5th (3 night)

June 30-July 3

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$295

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July 21-26

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Middle School Adventure

July 7-12

6th-8th

$535

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Middle School Adventure

July 14-19

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Senior High Camp

June 23-28

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and calling to work with children and youth in an outdoor setting. To meet our high standards, staff undergo a criminal background check, and experience an extensive two week training period. Lessons in group-building techniques, leading effective Bible study, and age group development enable them to create a physically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially safe environment. All staff members are American Red Cross Certified in First-Aid and CPR. Additionally, all of our program staff meet the national standards of instructor training by the respective governing board, which include such bodies as the National Association for the Development of Archery, American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction, etc.

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Licensure and Accreditation: Highlands is accredited by the American Camp Association and fully licensed as a child care facility by the State of Colorado. To maintain both of these accreditations, Highlands strives to provide the highest level of care and is committed to making sure that all of our participants enjoy a safe and quality program. Highlands prides itself on achieving a perfect score during the American Camp Association’s most recent accreditation visit.

Health Care Administrator: Highlands will have available an on-site health care administrator who is trained in dispensing camper medications and attending to health related issues. In addition to this administrator, Highlands has partnered with a local, Board Certified physician who will be available for advanced medical consultation. Page 15 www.highlandscamp.org


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Highlands Camp and Retreat Center is a permittee of Roosevelt National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

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