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FAQ About Youth Retreats at High Peak Camp

When planning a youth retreat, many questions may arise. It’s important to ask all the right questions to have a successful youth retreat. One important piece of information to get the most out of your retreat is to ask if the vision and purpose of the host camp align with your vision and purpose.

When deciding on a host camp to hold your youth retreat, you will also want to make sure there are plenty of camp activities to choose from to help keep your youth energized and engaged.


FAQ About Youth Retreats at High Peak Camp

Who Operates High Peak Camp?

High Peak Camp is a Christian Camp operated by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

What Is the Vision of High Peak Camp?

The Vision of High Peak Camp is to use nature and the great outdoors as a setting to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach environmental awareness, encourage pro-social behavior and safely provide opportunities to every camper for fun and adventure.

What Is the Purpose of High Peak Camp? 

The overall purpose of High Peak Camp is to serve the total person physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. The aim of the camping experience is to foster within each individual a deeper understanding of our relationship with God and our fellow human beings; gain an appreciation and respect for God's creation.

Is Camp Good for Youth Retreats? 

Camps are an excellent place for youth to open up and bond together as a group but also grow in their relationship with the Lord. Youth tend to let down their guard when they are in a camp setting for youth retreats. 

Where Is High Peak Camp Located?

High Peak Camp is located in the beautiful mountains in Estes Park, Colorado.

Is There a Large Group Meeting Space at High Peak Camp?

Yes! High Peak Camp has a beautiful auditorium with comfortable seating and audio-visual capabilities.

What is the Elevation at High Peak Camp?

The elevation for the main camp is 9,068 feet. The hiking peaks around the camp are approximately 11,000 feet.

What Is the Weather and Temperature in Estes Park, Colorado? 

Snow is a given year-round in Estes Park, Colorado, but so are afternoon picnics.

Summers average a daily temperature in the 70s with afternoon thundershowers and cool mountain nights. Layers are a must in the summer because you will want short sleeves in the afternoons but sweatshirts or light jackets in the morning and evenings.

Fall is absolutely beautiful in Estes Park. The air is crisp, and the skies are blue. Of course, there is a chance of scattered snow showers, and the weather can vary a lot. Daily temperatures average in the mid-70s in August to the mid-50s in October.

Winter is great for watching wildlife. Though the temperatures are cold, the days are usually sunny. You do have to be aware of high winds, ice and snow in the winter. Winter averages daily temperatures in the 30s in December through February and in the 40s in March. 

Spring is a beautiful time of year in Estes Park, but it actually has the biggest snow months of March and April. The daily temperatures average in the 50s with sunny days. 

Just like in summer, you will want to dress in layers as you will want a short sleeve shirt in the afternoons but a sweatshirt, jacket, or maybe even a heavy coat in the evenings. You will also want to have a rain jacket available because of the afternoon showers.

Does High Peak Camp Offer a Balanced Experience? 

Absolutely! High Peak Camp offers a variety of activities to experience the outdoors as well as the indoors. We also have an environment to foster individual quiet time in nature or large group togetherness in large group settings or through outdoor activities.

What Activities Are Available at High Peak Camp?

There are many activities available at High Peak Camp. A few of those activities are listed below.

  • Low Ropes
  • High Ropes
  • Climbing Wall
  • Disc Golf
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Snow Shoes
  • Ice Skating
  • Broomball
  • Mini Golf
  • Gaga Ball
  • Zip Line

High Peak Camp 

High Peak Camp TSA is the perfect place for your youth ministry retreat for building community and helping your students focus on their spiritual growth. We are here to help you plan a successful youth retreat.

For more information about High Peak Camp, its facilities, and its program offerings, or to book your next retreat, contact us or visit our website.