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Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
Hillside, CO

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3056 County Road 198
Hillside, CO 81232

107 S. 9th Street, Ste. B
Canon City, CO 81212

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp provides youth and family camping programs for the Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA. Programs include day camping, backpacking, Bridging Borders mission trips into Mexico, Ecuador, New York, and boulder, Colorado, and on-site experiences. We are located in the San Isabel National Forest of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We are approximately 2 hours southwest of Colorado Springs. We are nestled in a majestic wilderness of rugged trails, mountain streams, incredible scenery and fresh air.

Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. White Water Rafting

CAMP LOCATION: We are located two hours south and west of Colorado Springs in the heart of the San Isabel National Forest of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 17 camper cabins, a great pavilion, archery range, high and low ropes course, beautiful dining hall, outdoor chapel, volleyball court, and a ball field, all located at the base of Eagle Peak.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our program is designed to be faith centered while providing excellent leadership development for our campers. Campers are involved in the leadership of each day, they plan their own schedules, and help design and lead worship under the guidance of their counselor. Our staff is one of the main reasons campers keep coming back to Rainbow Trail. They are genuinely interested in each camper and will be great role models for our kids. We are an American Camp Association accredited camp which means we meet the highest standards of the industry. Activities include Daily Bible Study, worship, archery, woodcarving, arts and crafts, pottery, stewardship, guitar lessons, low ropes and team building, high ropes, and hiking.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available through the camp and through supporting churches.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Bring the whole family to Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp to experience fun, quality family time, and spiritual renewal! Enjoy hikes, games, various activities, optional white water rafting and our outstanding home cooking. Our program includes Bible study for all ages including adults. Specific program information is available by going to our webpage. Come enjoy a wonderful week in the mountains by yourself or with your whole family!

Don’t forget about our Labor Day Family Weekend – a traditional “end of summer” camping celebration. Sessions fill quickly, so register early!

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YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp also offers 9 months of retreating on our site.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp invites you to join us for an outstanding opportunity to share in the love and joy of God's family. We are an outreach ministry of the congregations of theRocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are located in the heart of the San Isabel National Forest of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The majestic wilderness becomes an excellent setting for growth and renewal. We encourage campers to make new friends and develop new skills while discovering their gifts and growing in their faith. The strength of our ministry is that Christ is the center of all we do.

Our Bible Studies are based on the theme “Forgiven: A Better Version of Me.” In the New Testament, Jesus talks about forgiveness, about forgiving ‘seventy times seven.” We have received the ultimate gift in the forgiveness of our sins and the salvation that we have received through Jesus Christ. So what does it mean for us? Are we good enough for God to forgive us? Can we forgive ourselves? What about when it comes to forgiving others? These are all questions that we will wrestle with during our week together. When we live in the forgiveness we have received from God, we will be transformed; we will be different. How can that change our world, not only at camp, but especially when we come down the mountain? And how will that forgiveness make us better versions of ourselves? Our summer staff is carefully chosen and well-trained to provide excellent Christian role models for youth. Come spend a week with us this summer! We're eagerly anticipating your arrival!

All sessions are week long, beginning June 9th. We focus on a specific age group each week. Regular week of camp is $435. We also offer half week sessions for younger children. Those sessions are $220. See our website for specific week information.

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