Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ section is where we answer the most common questions. If you don’t find your answer here, please contact us via phone: 719.687.9038 or email: office@cathedralridge.org

General

How do I get to Cathedral Ridge?
Cathedral Ridge is located in the Pike National Forest, North of Woodland Park, CO on SH 67. We are in the heart of the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs and an hour and a half from Denver.
Click here to get further directions, a map and GPS coordinates.

Do I have to be Episcopalian?
No, in fact Cathedral Ridge is open to all groups and individuals who want to spend time away from their work and home in a place apart. You can create your own program, attend a partner program, or have a family event.
The programs that are created by the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado are designed to support the faith development of all participants, no matter their background.

Is Cathedral Ridge a conference center, a retreat center, an event center, or a summer camp?
All of the above. Cathedral Ridge is a versatile venue where all are welcome. We love weddings, family reunions, corporate or non-profit retreats and meetings, we love brining our open and welcoming faith tradition to our Diocese and we host others who want to do the same.

Are meals healthy?
Nutritious, well-balanced meals include fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats with a variety of beef, pork, chicken and fish. We are interested in the local, sustainable, and delicious food that is good for us and for the world. Vegetarian and special meals, to accommodate allergies and other dietary restrictions, can be arranged upon request. Visit our Meals & Snacks page for more details.

Are there trained Health Professionals on site?
A staff nurse is available around the clock. Staff members are trained in first aid and CPR. Pikes Peak Regional Hospital is seven miles away.

Camp

How are cabin assignments made?
For our Summer camps, cabin assignments are made by gender and age. Campers wanting to be in the same cabin must each make the same request on their registration. Siblings are not usually placed in the same cabin.

What will my child be doing?
Each day at one of our summer camps is filled with organized activities like field games, hiking, archery, confidence course, skits, games, Christians education activities, and more. In the evening, campers participate in all-camp games. A nightly gathering, led by the guest chaplain, closes each day. Visit our Activities page for additional details.

Where do campers stay?
Campers stay in dormitory-style buildings with bunk beds and indoor sinks, toilets, and showers. We have well maintained facilities and comfortable meeting spaces as well as access to the outdoors. Visit our Lodging page for more details.

Events

What kind of events are held at Cathedral Ridge?
A wide variety. We hold events planned by the Colorado Episcopal Diocese, we have other religious organizations who plan events and retreats, and we work with kids, adults, young adults and everyone in between. We also are a place where you can plan your meeting or retreat, corporate or non-profit. We hold family events and summer camps. Weddings, corporate retreats, board meetings, leadership meetings, training events, family reunions. See our Sacred Offerings and Secular Events pages for more details.

Who can book an event at Cathedral Ridge?
We work with businesses, corporate boards, not for profit organizations, wedding planners, families, religious groups of all faith traditions, the Colorado Episcopal Diocese, and if you are not on this list, we will be happy to help you plan the event or retreat or meeting that works for you.

Financial

How can I contribute to the life of Cathedral Ridge?
To get involved you can participate in a program if there is one that speaks to you. You can plan an event for your group. You can hold a day long retreat. You can be involved in the faith formation work we do by becoming a counselor for our summer camps. Consider volunteering or donating time, in-kind resources, or money. We have many charitable giving options. Whatever you do, come and visit us and find out what we are about. You can contact us via phone: 719.687.9038 or email: office@cathedralridge.org