Camp Date:

June 30-July 7

Age Range:

14-18

Gender:

Female and Male

Location:

John Wesley Ranch, Divide Colorado

Regular Price:

$500

Early Bird:

$450 thru March 15 | Use promo code ILoveCamp19

Capacity: first 40 students registered

Elevation Camp will focus on worship, adventure, team building, and learning what it means to be “rooted” as a disciple of Jesus Christ. If you desire to grow deeper in your faith against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, then Elevation Camp is for you!

You’ll engage in passionate worship each evening in the chapel or under the brilliant glow of the Milky Way. You’ll grow deeper in your faith and walk with Christ as you explore what it means to be deeply rooted in Christ (Colossians 2:7). You’ll grow as a leader through individual and team activities that will challenge and strengthen you and your peers.

Elevation Camp is a fun, high energy, adventure camp for young men and women going into high school, grades 9-12. The camp will be based at John Wesley Ranch near Divide, Colorado. This 120 acre ranch is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded on three sides by 5000 acres of Mueller State Park and the fourth side is the western slope of Pikes Peak and Pike National Forest. The Ranch includes comfortable dorm style lodging, a dining hall, game room, chapel, two trout fishing lakes, miles of hiking trails, sand volleyball, disc golf, a large sports field, and stunning views in all directions.

This week of adventure will include whitewater rafting through Brown’s Canyon on the fast moving Arkansas River. You will have the opportunity to go ‘on belay’ and experience rock climbing and rappelling against the backdrop of the Collegiate Peaks. You will explore some of Colorado’s best hiking, including a visit to The Craggs along the Pikes Peak summit trail. You and your peers will also have the opportunity to summit one of Colorado’s magnificent mountains:  Raspberry Mountain at 10,605 feet or Sentinel Peak at 12,466 feet.

The week long Elevation Camp will be an amazing week that will transform your life and the lives of your peers as we experience God in nature, worship, adventure, and relationships!

Cancellation Policy
  • Camp refunds will be issued accordingly, minus a $25.00 administrative fee.
  • A month or more before the first day of camp, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • Four to two weeks before the first day of camp, a 50% refund will be issued.
  • Any cancellation that occurs less than two weeks before camp will receive no refund. If a camper does not show for the first day of camp, there will be no refund issued.
  • In the event of illness, accident, or family emergency, it is necessary to call the Office of Next Generation Ministries.

Interested? Register Today

Camp Activities

9-Square
9-Square

Like 4-square but with 9 squares and in the air.

Archery
Archery

Grab a bow and arrow, aim and shoot!

Bible Study
Bible Study

Watch the word of God come alive in a small group setting.

Campfire Singing
Campfire Singing

Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya

Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag

Get in touch with your competitive side with this classic camp game

Climbing Wall
Climbing Wall

Clip in and reach new heights.

Crafts
Crafts

Bracelets, tie-dye and glitter galore.

Dancing
Dancing

Hip moves from the young people. Dropped the beat and the beat got sicker.

Fishing
Fishing

Yeah, we’ve all heard the story. Hook, line, sinker.

Gagaball
Gagaball

Dodge, strike, run and jump in this twist on dodgeball.

Hiking
Hiking

Travel into the depths of nature on a beautiful walk

Hot dog roasting
Hot dog roasting

Double dog dare you.

Outdoor Games
Outdoor Games

Bring your competitive spirit, focus and fastest running shoes.

S’More Making
S’More Making

Our favorite gooey goodness

Swimming
Swimming

Don’t forget your floaties.

Zip line
Zip line

Fly through the treetops on this high-adventure activity.

Camp Schedule

7:30 AM Rise & Shine Breakfast
8:25AM Jump Start Cabin Devo
10:00 AM Skill 1
1:00 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Cabin Kickback
2:55 PM Tribal Activity
4:55 PM Camper Free Time 5B4
5:55 PM Dinner
6:40 PM Nite Life Prep & Nite Life
8:30 PM Suds’n’duds Cabin Huddle
9:30 PM Camper Lights Out

Key Camp Staff

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker

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Jeff Baker

Elevation Camp Director

Director of Next Generation Ministries….what? I confess, I’m the reason they don’t sell “Yard Darts” anymore. Seriously though, children, youth, and college-age students matter….not more than anyone else, but they matter. Reggie Joiner points out that “if we want to affect the way a generation sees the world, then it makes sense to start influencing their character and faith when they are young.” Like it or not, this generation needs our investment. I choose to make deposits instead of withdrawals. Oh, and I like Rocky Road Ice Cream and there is no hill or mountain I won’t try to climb with my Jeep (His name is Rhino).

Tim Schulte

Tim Schulte

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Tim Schulte

Elevation Camp Director

My name is Tim Schulte, and I am excited to serve as the Camp Director for the Elevation Camp! I serve as the lead pastor at Eureka UMC.  I married my high school sweetheart, Sherri,  32 years ago. We have three wonderful adult children, two great sons-in-law, and four beautiful granddaughters. I began serving in youth ministry 20 years ago and during that time have led over 60 regional/international mission trips, retreats, and camps for youth.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Sherri, and we will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary this year. We have three wonderful adult children, two great sons-in-law, and four beautiful granddaughters. I love being outdoors! I am an avid hiker, mountain biker, stand up paddle boarder, skier, and off road enthusiast. I am a member of the National Ski Patrol (NSP) and have served as a patroller, providing EMS services at Hidden Valley Ski, area for the past 19 seasons.

I am a Camp Director because I am passionate about sharing my love of Christ with your youth! I love seeing lives changed as students encounter Jesus for the first time or in new or unexpected ways during a.unique camp experience like Elevation Camp.

Blake Schulte

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Blake Schulte

Elevation Camp Counselor

My name is Blake Schulte, and I am excited to serve as a Camp Counselor for the Elevation Camp! I have been attending Eureka UMC literally my entire life and am still a very active member to this day at the age of 25! I am a proud to say I am the drummer for our church’s praise and worship band and have been for over a decade. In my years at Eureka UMC I have had the privilege of attending dozens of mission trips, retreats, and camps for youth.

I play drums for a living. I have my own drum lessons business in Eureka, I play drums for Eureka UMC, I perform at gigs around the St. Louis area, and I recently just landed another job as a performer at Six Flags STL where I will be part of a four-man drumming show! In addition to drums, I love health, fitness, and being outdoors! In my free time I enjoy strength training, running, nature hikes, stand up paddle boarding, and snowboarding.

I am a Camp Counselor because I am passionate about sharing my love of Jesus with others! I know from personal experience that camps such as this can be positive and life-changing for the people involved; I want to help recreate these experiences for the youth at Elevation Camp

Camp FAQ’s

When does camp registration close?

Registration for Infuse Core Camps close two weeks before the start of each camp.

Are scholarships available?

All camping scholarships are provided through the local church. For Infuse Core Camps, contact your local church who will be able to provide a discount code. For Ignite Mobile Camps, contact the host church of the camp.

Churches receive discount codes by filling out the application at https://missouri-reg.brtapp.com/campdiscountcode

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Camp refunds will be issued accordingly, minus a $25.00 administrative fee.
  • A month or more before the first day of camp, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • Four to two weeks before the first day of camp, a 50% refund will be issued.
  • Any cancellation that occurs less than two weeks before camp will receive no refund. If a camper does not show for the first day of camp, there will be no refund issued.
  • In the event of illness, accident, or family emergency, it is necessary to call the Office of Next Generation Ministries.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Look for an email for a camp specific list before camp starts, or contact Scott Burdin with more questions.

Quest Camp: Know Before You Go

God’s Girls on the Go: Know Before You Go

Boy’s Adventure Camp: Know Before You Go

YFI: Know Before You Go

Older Elementary Extreme: Know Before You Go

Jr High Ultimate Extreme: Know Before You Go

Sr High Leadership Camp: Know Before You Go

STUFF TO BRING:

  • Bible, notebook & pen
  • Sleeping bag or sheets
  • Blanket & pillow
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Beach towel
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Flip flops and/or water shoes
  • Modest Swimsuit
  • Clothes for each day of camp plus an extra set
  • Light jacket
  • Medications in original container (if needed)
  • Permission slips (if needed)

 

STUFF NOT TO BRING

  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Video games
  • Any electronic equipment
  • Any weapons
  • Any food or drinks
  • Jewelry
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs
  • Fireworks, lighters, matches

How can I communicate with my camper during the week?

Parents can send emails to their campers at Camps2k15@gmail.com. Parents will need to put their camper’s name and the name of the camp they are attending in the subject line. Camp staff will check the email account daily and distribute emails during meal times or other time decided upon with the camp director.

How can I see pictures of my camper during the week?

Pictures will be uploaded as time and Wi-Fi permits to our Flickr account. You should receive a specific link to the appropriate account two weeks prior to the start of camp in your “Know Before You Go” letter. For Summer 2018 Camps click the link below to view your photos.

Quest Camp

God’s Girls on the Go

Boys’ Adventure Camp

YFI Camp

Sr. High Leadership Camp

Jr. High Ultimate Extreme Camp

Older Elementary Extreme Camp

Sanctuary Kamp

The number one question we received at camp was “What about this Bible?”  We gave away over 20 Bibles at camp.  We had on little girl who came, and her friend’s mom came and talked to me.  She said that her daughter was embarrassed because she had to borrow her grandmother’s bible for camp, and it was awful because it had all these old words in it.  Not only did we give her a Bible, but we gave her little brother a Bible as well.  And I just loved it because they had been coming to Upward Basketball but had never come to church.  It wasn’t until after camp that they felt confident in doing that.  

- Kim Mertz, Concord Trinity

Why do I return to Kamp? "It's more for the love of others. It's easy to go somewhere just because you can but you won't really achieve or learn anything by doing so. To go somewhere you love and are loved by those who understand you and can relate, that's a treasure. By going to a place like that you learn from others and , in turn, they learn from you. "

- Keanu Elliott