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Why Choose Salvation Army Camps/High Peak Camp

The Salvation Army is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people and providing them with opportunities they might not have otherwise. One of the ways we do so is through summer camp ministry. More than fifty Salvation Army summer camps across the United States serve over 100,000 people of all different backgrounds each year. 

Summer camp allows kids to gain a new perspective as they form lifelong friendships, conquer fears, experience new activities, spend time in nature, and grow in their faith. Their counselors serve as mentors and role models and help them navigate life’s challenges. Salvation Army camps aim to serve the whole person, helping young people develop physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually.


What Is Special About Salvation Army Camps?

“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.”

Salvation Army summer camps across the country serve campers of all ages, exposing them to nature, preaching the gospel, and providing opportunities for growth. 

The mission of High Peak Camp, located in Estes Park, Colorado, 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 an opportunity to every camper for fun and adventure.”

Though each Salvation Army summer camp is different, they all share the goal of building stronger families, and they accomplish this mission by doing the following:

1. They Provide Structure

Kids who are busy are happy kids. Our summer camp programs offer a structured and encouraging atmosphere that keeps children active and safe, while also providing them the chance to learn about forming relationships with other children and the people around them. Our programs are full of activities that help kids grow in knowledge and skills. 

2. They Get Kids Out in Nature

The power of nature to bring restoration has long been known. Even young kids appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. Children in our summer programs gain every day benefits from the outside time, physical activity, and new connections they make.

3. They Facilitate Learning New Skills and Self-Reliance

While your child may feel like summer camp is just a big adventure, they will actually be developing lifelong useful skills. Our counselors are talented in identifying your child's emotional concerns and needs and providing support to help them grow. Swimming classes, scouting and adventure camps, arts and crafts, music instruction, and sports are some of the camp activities.

4. Scholarships Are Often Available

Many summer camps are financially out of reach for a lot of families. Most Salvation Army summer camps accept state child care subsidies and provide grants to assist parents with childcare expenses. For further information, parents are urged to get in touch with the Salvation Army summer programs directly.

Why Choose High Peak Camp in Estes Park

The children who attend High Peak will have a blast, become more independent, learn how to work together in a group, make new friends, gain self-confidence, grow in their knowledge of God, live with some of the best college-aged role models and be mentored and develop leadership skills throughout the week.”

High Peak Camp is located in Estes Park, Colorado, so it’s convenient to cities like Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, and the Front Range in general. We’re surrounded by absolute, unmatched beauty, and our camps have a wide range of fun activities.

Daily activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Climbing Wall
  • Hiking
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Archery
  • Miniature Golf
  • Themed Campfire
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Zip Line
  • Camp-Wide Activities
  • Outdoor Education
  • Arts, Crafts, and More!

High Peak's summer camp program enables children to have fun and develop while experiencing God's creation. Students stay in comfortable dorms that have bunk beds, bathrooms, and showers. 

Christian college-age students serve as cabin leaders. They are with the campers around-the-clock and accompany them to all activities. The dining hall serves for three delicious and healthy meals each day, so your child will be well-fed while they're with us. 

Other Activities at High Peak Camp

Cabin Activity Time

A cabin can choose from a variety of options like fishing, hiking, archery, playing sports, doing crafts, practicing a skit, etc. As they have social time, pick an event, and take part in it together, this is a fantastic opportunity for cabinmates to get to know one another.

Campfire Program

One of the most enduring aspects of summer camping may be campfires. The campers gather around a campfire to sing songs, act out plays, watch theatrical 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 during campfires.

Nightly Devotions

The devotional time may include interactive elements (questions or games), Christian movies, tales, and other things. The devotions are age-appropriate and tailored for the campers in the cabin.

While younger campers are likely to share stories about Bible heroes and miracles, older campers may learn how to handle challenging situations.

All of our programs and activities work together to help kids grow and thrive!

Register Your Child for High Peak Camp This Summer!

If you want to know more about how your child can experience summer camp at Camp High Peak, reach out to us today!