Finally, a mini-camp for mini-campers! Younger campers have different needs, and Golden Bell is striving to meet these needs with our brand new camp for 1st and 2nd graders. This 3 day/2 night experience introduces your youngsters to the joys of summer camp without being too over whelming. A long-awaited and much requested addition to our summer schedule is here.
What to Expect
For first-time campers, Trailblazers is a short introduction to life at a Golden Bell summer camp. Just three days long, the camp is packed full of exciting games, group activities, and age-appropriate chapel services. Don’t forget to bring your water bottle (32oz/1 liter recommended). Your body needs more water at this elevation so make sure you stay hydrated! Golden Bell counselors are prepared to nurture young campers physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Even the youngest campers can benefit from messages about God’s love. Trailblazers introduces young campers to the spiritual and physical excitement of camp without overwhelming them.
Trailblazers will stay in Golden Bell’s lodge or cabins at Ponderosa or High Chaparral. All rooms are furnished with bunk beds and limited shelving for personal items. Pack warm pajamas and sleeping bag because nights can get cold at high elevation. Bath-houses are easily accessible to all cabins and include showers for camper convenience. Meals are served in the lodge by kitchen staff.
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.
Group and team activities are planned to reinforce the spiritual themes introduced in chapel. Outdoor games channel kids’ energy to ball games, water games, 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
2013 Individual Pricing
Early Registration (Before May 1): $134
Price includes counselor, meals, lodging, program, and T-shirt. Extra activities are available at additional cost or deposit.
Optional Activities Pricing
- 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