Explorers

Overview

Are you in a pickle? When was the last time you had to choose between being selfish, and sharing with others? We all face it everyday, so why not have fun while learning how to put God first by coming to Explorers camp this year. You will get the opportunity to have fun in all of our fun activities created for kids your age: swimming, climbing wall, funyaks, mini-golf, crafts and more! (Horseback riding is also available for an additional fee.)

Dates

Week: July 7-11, 2014

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What to Expect

Explorers: What to Expect

As a traditional cabin camp, Explorers offers young campers a safe environment to grow and develop their relationships with God. A full week of outdoor activities lets kids experience God’s creation while learning Biblical truths. Golden Bell counselors provide guidance and encouragement throughout the week. Remember to stay hydrated! Your body needs more water at this elevation so bring a water bottle (32oz/1 liter recommended). Combining fun with learning, Explorers is a fast-paced camp that will lead kids to deepen their relationships with God.


Accommodations

Explorers: Accommodations

Explorers will stay in Golden Bell’s cozy cabins at Ponderosa or High Chaparral. These quaint cabins are furnished with bunk beds and limited shelving for personal items. Pack warm pajamas and sleeping bag because most cabins do not have heating units. Bath-houses are easily accessible to all cabins and include showers for camper convenience. Meals are served in the lodge by kitchen staff.


Daily Chapel

Explorers: Chapel

Morning devotions will be led by counselors or coordinators and include upbeat songs with lots of motions. After kids get moving, camp leaders will deliver the day’s message. Age-appropriate themes are designed to deepen kids’ relationships with God. In addition to morning chapel times, kids will experience an evening speaker who will deliver a short message after dinner. Counselors are always available to talk to kids one-on-one and answer spiritual questions. They will also lead nightly devotions when kids head to bed.


Activities

Explorers: Activities

Group and team activities are planned to reinforce the spiritual themes introduced in chapel. Outdoor games channel kids’ energy to ball games, water games, optional horseback riding, and much more! In addition, kids will get to try camp elements like the indoor rock wall and swimming pool. Excursions to the “Snack Shack” allow kids to purchase a variety of cool drinks, candy, ice cream, crackers and chips. On Friday, all campers will have an opportunity to shop in the camp gift shop. (The recommended spending amount for Snack Shack and Gift Shop is $20.)

Pricing & Details

2014 Individual Pricing

Camper: $274
Early Registration (Before May 1): $244

Price includes counselor, meals, lodging, program, and T-shirt. Extra activities are available at additional cost or deposit.

Optional Activities Pricing

On Campus

  • Horseback Riding - $33
  • Disc Golf - Free
  • Rec Room - Billiards, Foosball, Ping Pong - Free

What to bring

Bible, notebook, pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, warm and cool clothes, jacket, modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis), $20 recommended spending money for activities and keep sakes. (Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)

What not to bring

Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor), alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, firearms, electronic devices.

Registration

Camp begins with registration at 2:00 p.m. on Monday and concludes at 1:00 p.m. the following Friday. Dinner on the first night is served at 5:30 p.m.

You may send mail to the following address

(Please send five days prior to desired delivery date.)
Camper Name/Church registered with
380 County Road 512
Divide, CO 80814

Schedule

Sunday

3:00                   Arrive / Check In
5:30-6:30           Dinner
6:30-7:30           Counselor Meeting
7:30                   Opener & Chapel
10:00                 Signups for Afternoon Activities - Rec Room Open
10:30                 Head to Dorms
11:30                 Lights Out & Quiet

Monday
7:00                   Wake Up
7:00-7:45           Dawn Patrol
7:30-8:30           Breakfast
8:00-8:45           Counselor Meeting
9:00-10:15         Chapel
10:15-10:35       Small Group Discussion
10:45                 Rec Rally at the Soccer Field
11:00-12:00       Recreation
12:15-1:15         Lunch
1:15                   Depart for Ministries
                          Buses leave for Afternoon Activities
4:30                   Last Bus Departs Beach
5:30-6:30           Dinner
7:00                   Chapel
                          Small Group Discussion
                          Free Time after Discussion
10:00                 Head to Dorms
11:00                 Lights Out

Tuesday
7:00                   Wake Up
7:00-7:45           Dawn Patrol
7:30-8:30           Breakfast
8:00-8:45           Counselor Meeting
9:00-10:15         Chapel
10:15-10:35       Small Group Discussion
10:45                 Rec Rally at the Soccer Field
11:00-12:00       Recreation
12:15-1:15         Lunch
1:15                   Depart for Ministries
                          Buses leave for Afternoon Activities
4:30                   Last Bus Departs Beach
5:30-6:30           Dinner
7:00                   Chapel
                          Small Group Discussion
                          Free Time after Discussion
10:00                 Head to Dorms
11:00                 Lights Out

Wednesday
7:00                   Wake Up
7:00-7:45           Dawn Patrol
7:30-8:30           Breakfast
8:00-8:45           Counselor Meeting
9:00-9:30           Chapel
9:30-10:30         Seminars
10:45                 Rec Rally at the Soccer Field
11:00-12:00       Recreation
12:15-1:15         Lunch
1:15                   Depart for Ministries
                          Buses leave for Afternoon Activities
4:30                   Last Bus Departs Beach
5:30-6:30           Dinner
7:00                   Chapel
                          Small Group Discussion
                          Free Time after Discussion
10:00                 Head to Dorms
11:00                 Lights Out

Thursday
7:00                   Wake Up
7:00-7:45           Dawn Patrol
7:30-8:30           Breakfast
8:00-8:45           Counselor Meeting
9:00-10:15         Chapel – Church Day
10:15-10:35       Small Group Discussion
10:45                 Rec Rally at the Soccer Field
11:00-12:00       Recreation
12:15-1:15         Lunch
1:15                   Depart for Ministries
                          Buses leave for Afternoon Activities
4:30                   Last Bus Departs Beach
5:30-6:30           Dinner
7:00                   Chapel
                          Small Group Discussion
                          Free Time after Discussion
10:00                 Head to Dorms
11:00                 Lights Out
 
Friday
7:30-8:30           Breakfast
8:30                   Clean Up Dorms
9:00                   Head for Home