Itch-ee-ow-ee is Golden Bell's Teepee camp. This camp is especially for kids who love to run around, play outside, and don't mind getting dirty. Campers going into or out of 3rd through 6th grade may attend. They will stay in large teepees with bunk beds that sleep 12-14. Activities include fun dinners cooked over the fire, playing kickball, capture the flag, counselor hunt, and other games, archery, optional horseback riding, crafts, swimming, hiking, camper skits, and climbing wall. Campers will also be challenged and helped to grow in their walk with God through chapel, devotions, and discipleship throughout the week.
What to Expect
Across the street from Golden Bell’s main property, the Itch-ee-ow-ee campground is a spacious and safe place for kids to explore. As the name suggests, this camp is rustic and gets kids out in nature to experience Biblical truths. Golden Bell counselors are trained and prepared to provide a positive and encouraging environment for kids to try new things and grow in their relationships with God. On a practical note: make sure you stay hydrated! Your body needs more water at this elevation so bring a water bottle (32oz/1 liter recommended). A five-day, four-night adventure, Itch-ee-ow-ee Camps will challenge kids both physically and spiritually.
Kids will sleep in giant canvas teepees with bunk beds and dirt floors. Pack warm pajamas and sleeping bag because nights can be cold at high elevation. Meals are cooked over a fire and served outdoors. Portable bathrooms are a short walk from the teepees. Every night, kids will have the opportunity to shower at the poolhouse. For most kids, the teepee village is an exciting alternative to cabin camps.
Every morning and evening, coordinators and counselors will lead kids in a short chapel service. Songs with motions get kids moving before camp leaders deliver the day’s message. Message themes are designed to deepen kids’ relationships with God and include themes like See His Face, Trust His Love, Feel His Presence, Salvation, and Send Us Out. In addition to group chapel times, kids will have the opportunity to experience “TAG,” or “Time Alone with God,” during their daily free time. This could include reading the Bible, journaling, or talking with a counselor about the day’s lesson.
Throughout the week, challenging activities compliment the spiritual theme of the day. Daily 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.) Activities include: 40-foot climbing wall, 400-foot zipline, mountain boards, archery, indoor swimming pool, Challenge Course, field games, optional horseback riding and more! All activities are operated on a “Choose your challenge” basis. This is a universal Golden Bell rule that applies to all ages. It means that the participant will not be forced to complete the activity, they will not be peer-pressured, but they will be encouraged to do their best.
Pricing & Details
2013 Individual Pricing
Early Registration (Before May 1): $239
Special Itch-ee-ow-ee #2 Holiday Pricing!
Early Registration (Before May 1): $209
Price includes counselor, meals, lodging, program, and T-shirt. Extra activities are available at additional cost or deposit.
Optional Activities Pricing
- 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.
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