Middle School Winter Camp
January 20, 2023 - January 22, 2023
WINTER CAMP 2023
Winter Camp is designed specifically for students to refresh, grow closer to God, bond with their small group, and have lots of fun! Each year students leave with a memorable experience and a deeper faith.
WHEN | January 20 – 22, 2023 (Friday 4 PM – Sunday 2 PM)
WHERE | Crooked Creek Ranch in Fraser, CO
COST | $230 through December 18, $260 after December 18
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Cancelations after registration will result in a 10% loss of total payment.
- Cancelations after December 18 will result in an 80% loss of total payment.
- Due to our payment obligations, no refunds will be given within 14 days of camp.
Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you. There are some instances, such as a family tragedy OR severe illness, that a refund may be possible, but not guaranteed. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Check In and Pick Up Process
Friday, January 20 at 4 PM (Buses leave promptly at 5 PM)
Littleton Campus (620 Southpark Drive, Littleton, CO 80120)
Please come into the building with your student(s) to complete the check-in process.
Sunday, January 22 at 2 PM (estimated time)
Littleton Campus (620 Southpark Drive, Littleton, CO 80120)
Please be on time. If the buses are running early or late for any reason, we will notify you through our parent texting group on Remind.
- Tennis shoes
- Boots (it can be muddy)
- Winter coat, snow pants, winter hat
- Bedtime clothing
- Warm daytime clothing (pants, shirts, socks)
- Swim towel
- Shower towel
- Hair products
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Feminine products (if applicable)
- Trash bag for dirty clothes
- Reusable water bottle
- Favorite snack while at camp
- Money for camp snacks and souvenirs (optional)
*All medication will be collected during the check-in process on Friday, January 20. Please see our “other info” document for more information.
THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT WINTER CAMP
- Cell phones (this is non-negotiable)
- Electronics (MP3 players, iPods, portable gaming systems, iPads, computers)
- Anything you would be sad to lose or have broken
- Bad attitudes
- If a student is caught in the room/dorm of the opposite sex, this will result in immediate expulsion from Winter Camp.
- If a student is found with any illegal drugs (including marijuana), drug paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco, vaporizers, juuls, weapons, or any other inappropriate material, this will result in immediate expulsion from Winter Camp.
- If a student leaves the campground, this will result in immediate expulsion from Winter Camp.
- We ask that all students respect the adult serve team and staff who are in charge. We have a lot of serve team members who are giving their time and we ask that they be appreciated.
- Fines will be given for any property damage.
- Lights out means all students are in assigned cabins and going to bed.
4:00 PM – Check-in begins at Mission Hills in the Lobby
4:50 PM – Load Buses
5:00 PM – Travel to Crooked Creek Ranch
7:30 PM – Unload and find cabins
9:15 PM – Gathering 1
11:00 PM – Small Groups
11:30 PM Lights Out
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Gathering 2
11:00 AM – Small Groups
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:45 PM – Free Time
6:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Gathering 3
9:00 PM – Small Groups
10:00 PM – Free Time
11:45 PM – Lights Out
8:15 AM – Gathering 4
9:45 AM – Small Groups
10:15 AM – Brunch
11:00 AM – Clean Up
12:00 PM – Load Buses and Leave
2:00 PM – Arrive at Mission Hills Church
The safety of our students is always our first priority when planning any camp or event. The following steps are just some of the ways we do our best to provide a safe experience for everyone.
• We always maintain a minimum of a 10 to 1 ratio of students to leaders
• Leaders are never permitted to be alone with a student in any situation
• All of our camp group leaders undergo a thorough background and application process
• Certified nurses (for first aid) and lifeguards are present to care for the needs of our group
• Transportation will be provided by a professional bus company with CDL licensed drivers operating charter buses
• Crooked Creek will provide emergency response care if needed
Crooked Creek has fantastic spaces for groups to stay in that are very comfortable! Rooms are set up with bunk beds that range from 12-20 people per room with a minimum of 2 room leaders. Rooms are divided into Wednesday night small groups to promote group bonding and unity. Boys and girls are never permitted to be in each other’s cabins and students may not be in their cabins alone.
Staying Connected at Camp
We do not permit students to have cell phones at camp so they can unplug from their phones and life for a few days. However, we have an awesome way for you to stay connected with what is happening at camp! We have a special texting group just for Winter Camp parents to join. You will receive photos, updates, and daily recaps of camp as well as our approximate time of when we will arrive back at Mission Hills. Click this link and enter your first and last name, phone number and select “parent” and you’re all set! If needed, the class code is mswc23.
Other Helpful Information
• Check-in will take place on January 20 between 4:00-4:30 PM. Please do not arrive earlier than 4:00 PM. Buses are scheduled to leave at 5:00 PM. Check-in will take place in the Littleton Campus lobby and students will hang out in the Grove until we leave. Please eat before coming or pack a dinner for the bus. Buses should return from camp, on the 22nd, at church around 2:00 PM and drop off by the Grove.
• Crooked Creek’s Food Service team is very willing to work with your child’s dietary needs. For example, they have accommodated food for students who are/have gluten-free, dairy-free, egg allergies, and more. Crooked Creek’s kitchen is 100% nut-free.
• Medication: If your child will be taking any medication over the weekend, they will need to bring them in the original bottle in a zip-lock bag with their name on it for our nurse. You will turn all medication in (even non-prescription medications) to our nurse during check-in and fill out an instruction form. Medications will be distributed during meals and at night. There will be reminders given to students to get their medications and we will do our best to get your student their medication but ultimately it is the responsibility of the student to come to the nurse. Please remember to pick up your medication after camp.
• Contacting Students: If you need to get in touch with your student during Winter Camp please contact Richard Koch (319-242-1935) or Christy Peterson (303-521-8144). We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.