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High Peak Camp FAQ About Camp for Kids

Summer camp is always such a fun and exciting time for kids! 

The Salvation Army is committed to making a difference in the lives of our young people. Children and teenagers from all different backgrounds visit High Peak Camp every summer to learn about God. The children who attend High Peak have a blast, grow in independence, develop teamwork skills, make new friends, boost their self-confidence, and deepen their knowledge of God. 

As parents, we are sure you have some questions about High Peak Camp for your child. We hope this article will help you have a better understanding of High Peak Camp.


FAQs About Camp for Kids 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.

Where Is High Peak Camp Located?

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

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

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.

Where Will My Child Be Sleeping?

High Peak's summer camp program enables campers to have fun and develop in God's creation while staying in dorms. Each dorm has two sides, with bathrooms, showers, bunk beds, and lounge areas. Each side can accommodate up to 20 people.

Who Will Be Staying With My Child?

Christian, college-aged cabin leaders will accompany the campers around the clock, mentoring them, teaching them leadership qualities, and accompanying them to the dining hall for three scrumptious meals daily, as well as to all the exciting camp activities. 

When they arrive at camp, campers are divided into smaller groups based on their age. The small group format enables the group to develop their faith and trust each other as they socialize, work, play, and worship together.

What Is Your Camper Safety & Health Care?

Safety is our priority. At High Peak, each child's health and safety are our primary concerns. Our safety standards are designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the American Camp Association and the State of Colorado Child Licensure Department, with the underlying desire to treat each camper as if they were our own.

Each overnight camp session has a full-time medical staff in place, usually consisting of at least one registered nurse, one nurse assistant, and a licensed physician (off-site) throughout the session. (The camp physician always remains on call in the event of a more serious accident or injury.) High Peak nurses dispense daily medications, treat minor illnesses and injuries, and manage the Nurses' Station.

In addition to our medical staff on duty, High Peak Camp goes to great lengths to ensure that all of its staff is properly trained in the necessary areas. All summer staff are required to attend a 10-day orientation session during which everyone is certified in CPR and First Aid. In addition, all instructors are certified in areas such as ropes course, riflery, archery, etc.

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What Activities Are Available to Kids at High Peak Camp?

There are many activities available during Cabin Activity Time at High Peak Camp. Cabin Activity Time is a great opportunity for cabin mates to get acquainted as they have social time, choose an activity, and participate in the activity together. 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 

Do You Have Campfires?

Yes! One of the most memorable aspects of summer camp may well be campfires. The campers gather around a campfire to sing songs, act out plays, watch dramatic performances with important moral messages (and frequently participate in them), and listen to stories. 

A Devotion, Cabin and Individual Challenges, Theme Nights (Game Show Night, Movie Night, etc.), and other activities are also held at campfires.

Do You Have Cabin Devotions?

Yes! The devotion time can be interactive (questions or games). It is sometimes Christian videos, stories, and more. Devotions are themed and geared toward the ages of the campers in the cabin. Older campers may learn how to deal with tough issues, while younger campers may have stories about Bible heroes and miracles.

How Do I Sign My Child Up for High Peak Camp?

High Peak Camp  is the perfect place for your child to enjoy camp! For more information about High Peak Camp, contact us or visit our website. You can also reach out to your local Salvation Army Unit in Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming to find out more about High Peak Camp.

Click here to find your local Salvation Army location, or to inquire about available space.