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UCC Camps

In the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ, we feel that nurturing faith is of the utmost importance. Our Conference Camps & Events serve the Conference mission to Be Radically Connected. Our weekend retreats and summer camps are typically hosted at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center. This Holy Place fosters faith exploration, character development, self-confidence, creativity, and friendships. Qualities cultivated at camp help persons of faith change lives, build bridges, and transform the world.

We hope to see you soon at an RMC Camp or Event!

March 13-15,  2020
(Grades 6-12)

The Spring Youth Retreat is a vital place for Junior- and Senior-High Youth to build an amazing community! Along with games, songs, and dancing, youth will also be able to discuss their faith, explore profound questions, develop their beliefs and values, and make new lifelong friendships. We invite parents of youth grades 6th-12th to register their youth for this transformational weekend! Contact logan@laforet.org with any questions, or if you know an adult interested in chaperoning!

June 26 - 28, 2020

Open to grandparents and grandchildren ages 5 to 11 years old, Grand Camp is designed to strengthen the special relationship between grandparents/grandparent surrogates and their grandchildren. It is a great opportunity for first time campers to experience camp with the added comfort of an adult they love. Fun and discovery will be around every corner as we explore nature, encounter God, and work on craft projects together. Worship, playtime, swimming, and campfires round out this camp.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity for intergenerational connection and bonding!

July 5 - 11,  2020 
(Campers entering grades 4-6)

Explorer Camp provides youth entering grades 4-6 with an opportunity to be part of an incredible community! Under guidance from trained counselors and staff, campers will explore the Bible, faith, nature, friendships, and their own beliefs... all while focusing on having as much fun as possible! The week's activities will include campfires, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor games, free time, rope course, and worship.

July 5 - 11,   2020
(Campers entering grades 6-8)

At Voyager Camp, youth are invited to come with an open mind, a fun spirit, and a friendly attitude. During the week, trained counselors and staff will set the stage and hold space for amazing friendships and growth to occur! We seek to create a memorable week filled with laughter, music, reflection, self-exploration, and don't forget the ropes course! It's the perfect environment for preteens to play, explore, and grow. Youth will form memories and friendships they'll hold dear for the rest of their lives!

July 12 - 18,  2020
(entering grades 9-12)

Our theory at Music, Art, Dance, and Drama (MADD) Camp is that we can get in touch with God through the arts. However, all artistic skill-levels are present and welcome at MADD Camp. Along with engaging the youth in intellectual faith conversations, we attempt to get them “out of their heads” and into experiencing the transcendent through creativity, nature, friendships, self-discovery, games, activities, and LOTS of fun. We find these moments to be the most powerful in helping young people to develop a lifelong faith.

August 15, 2020
ALL Ages

Rainbow Camp has all the fun of a traditional day camp- archery, swimming, crafts, and games galore. It’s a full day of fun in community, where everyone is recognized as a whole child of God, exactly as they are. Anyone can attend, regardless of denomination, and all ages are welcome. Rainbow Camp is for LGBTQ+ singles, couples and families. Straight allies are welcome, too!

Still have questions about Outdoor Ministry? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find out about packing lists, accommodations, scholarships, and other details. Curious about how camp costs are determined? Check out RMC's Camp Cost Breakdown.

July 5 - 11,  2020
(Campers entering grades 2-4)

At Pioneer Camp, first-time campers will play, swim, hike, sing, eat, make crafts, hear stories, and make new friends in the Black Forest at La Foret! Trained counselors and staff will keep campers safe and show them new ways to have fun outdoors. It’s gonna be great! Pioneer camp is designed with first-time and young campers in mind.