Trailblazers

Overview

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.

Dates

Week: June 30-July 2, 2014

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What to Expect

Explorers: 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.


Accommodations

Explorers: Accommodations

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.


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.


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, 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: $159
Early Registration (Before May 1): $139

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

Optional Activities Pricing

On Campus

  • 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