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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 of summer 2014.

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.

P.O. Box 66 Allenspark, CO 80510 (303) 747-2888 program@highlandscamp.org l

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Camp Activities Archery Small Group Bible Study Rock Climbing Worship Hiking to Hidden Room, Three Crosses, on the Nature Trail and beyond Group Games Campfires Challenge Course Field Games Mountain Biking Skit Night and much more! Zip Line! You’ll have time to soak in the beautiful mountain views around Bear Rock before launching yourself 1,100 feet above a mountain meadow on the adventure of a lifetime. Zip line availability is limited to Senior High camps only. l

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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? It’s because, 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. What sets Highlands summer camps apart is our goal of helping your child grow in faith and their relationship with God!

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 fall 2014. 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. ...Continued on Page 4

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When does the week begin and end? For most camps, registration begins at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the Retreat Center. 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. Camps that have different check-in and check-out times are noted in their descriptions.

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 made 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 ensure 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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Camp Fees Your fees for 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. For those interested in purchasing a Highlands water bottle, t-shirt, or other memorabilia, our camp store will be open at both check-in and check-out.

T iered Pricing 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 Highlands 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 Events! Page 5 Register Online

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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 download a registration form at www.highlandscamp.org, or request one by calling the Registrar at Highlands. Deposits and cancellation policies apply to online registrations as below. A deposit of 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 will be refunded. 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 allows 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. 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, phone, or mail.

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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 age appropriate programs are filled with great activities including 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 help you learn more about God in the beauty that surrounds Highlands.

3rd and 4th Grade Camp Starting at: $260 #201: June 15-18 Check-In: Sunday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Wednesday at 10 a.m. #202: July 9-11 Check-In: Wednesday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Friday at 4 p.m.

3rd – 5th Grade Camp Starting at: $425 #203: July 13-18 5th and 6th Grade Camp Starting at: $410 #204: June 29-July 3 Check-In: Sunday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Thursday at 4 p.m. #205: July 20-25

New for 2014 – Elementary Music, Art, and Drama (MAD) Camp Does your child love unleashing their creative side? Then Highlands’ new Elementary MAD camp might be perfect for them! Campers will sing, paint, and act – preparing a short program for closing on Friday afternoon – in addition to participating in all their favorite camp activities: archery, canoeing, Bible study and more! A closing performance will be offered for parents on Friday at 3:00.

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Starting at: $410 #206: June 22-27

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Middle & High School Camps 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 deepen your faith in Christ, and strengthen old and new friendships along the way!

Starting at: $425 #301: June 22-27

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

Do you like to act? Are you creative? Do you like to envision your own fashion? Well this is the camp for you! You will design costumes, build the set, and perform 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 including challenge course, archery, and canoeing. A closing performance will be offered for parents on Friday at 3:00 p.m.! Starting at: $425 #302: July 13-18 Check-In: Sunday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Thursday at 4 p.m.

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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 and relationships with others. These camps are limited to 12 Starting at: $550 campers and they fill quickly, so sign up today! #303: June 15-20 #304: July 6-11 #305: July 13-18 #306: July 20-25 New for 2014 – Middle School Mission

Adventure (for entering 6th to 8th graders)

Looking for a week of adventure and service? This week will combine our popular adventure camp with a service project here on site at Highlands. Two days will be spent encountering God in our popular adventure activities, including rock climbing and hiking. The other two days will be spent serving God in helping with flood recovery work. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting adventure! Starting at: $475 #307: June 29-July 3 Check-In: Sunday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Thursday at 4 p.m.

Night Owl Camp

(for entering 7th to 10th 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 such as canoeing, archery, mountain biking, and hiking, but with a whole new set of night time activities as well: astronomy, night hiking, night animals and 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. Starting at: $425 #308: July 6-11

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Senior High Camps Senior High Camp

(for entering 9th-12th graders) 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 including Highlands’ 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. Starting at: $410 #401: June 29-July 3

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 camp fun including canoeing, the challenge course, a trip down Highlands’ 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. Starting at: $425 #402: July 13-18

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Senior High Adventure Camp (for entering 9th – 12th graders) This is cool – an adventure camp for High School youth! You will sleep in tents, cruise down Highlands’ 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. Starting at: $580 #403: June 22-27

Senior High Leadership (SHL for entering 9th – 12th graders) NEW for 2014!

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In this fun-filled week of camp you will learn more about yourself as you develop important leadership skills. SHL campers will get the opportunity to create and lead younger campers in some of their favorite camp games, in addition to getting to participate in all their favorite camp activities – from canoeing to zip lining and more. Interested in serving on Highlands Summer Program Staff in a couple years??? This is the camp for you!! Starting at: $425 #404: June 15-20

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Intergenerational Camps You and Me Camp

(Formerly Grandparent/Grandchild and Mother/Daughter) This is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children 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.

Starting at: $270/$235 #101: June 18-20 Check-In: Wednesday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out Friday at 4 p.m. #102: July 6-9 Check-In: Sunday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Fourth of July Family Vacation Do you have plans for the Fourth? If not, come and join our family for a parade and an all-American cookout. This is for the whole family, so bring everyone. You will be able to enjoy doing your favorite activities such as canoeing, biking, and archery, in addition to fun Bible studies and campfire tales. Come celebrate our freedom and share your faith in God. Vacation begins Thursday at 4:00 p.m., and ends Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Retreat Center Pricing For information about staying with your family in the Retreat Center, call the Registrar today! Starting at: $235/$95 #105: July 3-5

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Watch our website for out information ab on Highlands missi ith partnership w Presbyterian Disaster Assistance!

Mission Work Camps Is your youth group seeking a mission or service project trip in 2014? 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. This summer we will focus on flood recovery work. In the evenings, you’ll get to experience all the best of Highlands summer camps: canoeing, archery, rock climbing, the challenge course, and - for high school groups – the zip line! 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 2014. Talk to your Starting at $400, youth leader or pastor today about joining us this Check-In: summer. Sunday at 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Friday at 4 p.m. Page 13 Register Online www.highlandscamp.org


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, faithbuilding, camping experience. We start by hiring only staff with a strong Christian faith who have clear talents, gifts, 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. Licensure and Accreditation: Highlands is accredited by the American Camp Association and fully licensed as a residential summer camp 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.

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Middle School Camp

Middle School MAD Camp

Middle School Adventure

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Middle School Mission Adventure

Night Owl Camp

Senior High Camp

Senior High MAD Camp

Senior High Adventure Camp

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$780

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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.)

P.O. Box 66 Allenspark, CO 80510

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Summer brochure 2014  

The 2014 summer camp brochure of Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center.

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