Youth & Family Camps

Youth Camps

Youth camps are a wonderful opportunity to connect with God and experience Christian community in a non-church setting. Each week is designed for a different age group and with a different approach – but all intend to build faith in a fun and safe environment.  In 2022, camps will explore the Way of Love: Turn. Learn. Pray. Worship. Bless. Go. Rest. These are core spiritual practices that can be explored and embraced at every age and stage of faith. Each day will include worship and Bible study, and outdoor activities like archery, a challenge course and zip line, and gaga ball.  Can it get any better than faith, friendship, and fresh mountain air?

Rising 6th-8th: July 17-22. Chaplains:  The Rev. Tim Backus, St. Brigit’s, Frederick; Tina Clark, St. John’s Cathedral, Denver. Cost: $500 per camper. 

Rising 9th-12th: July 24-29. Chaplains: Owen Copps, Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries and The Rev. Angela Lerena from St. Michael’s, Colorado Springs. Cost: $500 per camper.

Rising 3rd-5th: July 31-August 4. Chaplains: The Very Rev. Richard Lawson, St. John’s Cathedral, Denver; Becky Vroman, St. Matthew’s, Grand Junction. Cost: $400 per camper.

All youth camp registrations will close on July 9th, 2022 at Midnight.

Scholarships are available. Register and pay a $75 deposit to secure your camper’s spot here: https://crsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com/

Family Camps

Cathedral Ridge invites you to unplug, relax and delight in the beauty of God’s creation. Enjoy a long weekend of delicious meals, arts & crafts, hikes, high ropes and archery, field games, worship, s’mores and more. Each family stays in a private room in Lupine Lodge. Intergenerational and age-appropriate activities will be offered. Episcopal clergy will serve as chaplains and lead Sunday’s outdoor Eucharist. Come and join us for a time of rest and renewal.

Scholarships are available. Register and pay a $25 deposit per person to secure your spot here: https://crfamilycamp.campbrainregistration.com/

June 16-19: Chaplains: Dr. Lisa Kimball and The Rev. Dr. Tricia Lyons of Virginia Theological Seminary. Designed for households with an LGBTQIA family member, educators specializing in practical theology and mental health will facilitate conversations and support individuals and families at the intersection of queer identity and faith. Cost: $25 per person, made possible by the Oakes Trust.

June 30-July 3: Chaplain: The Rev. Wren Blessing, St. Patrick’s in Pagosa Springs. At this family camp, households will explore the Way of Love: Turn. Learn. Pray. Worship. Bless. Go. Rest. These are core spiritual practices that can be embraced at every age and stage of faith. Cost: $200 per person, all inclusive for the first three family members. Additional family members $100 each. Children ages 4 and younger attend free of charge.

July 7-10: Chaplains: The Rev. Deacon Linda Brown; The Rev. Terri Hobart, St. Thomas in Denver. With a focus on Caring for Creation, this weekend will include visits from wildlife rescue organizations, nature scavenger hunts, and practical conversations on how to care for this fragile earth, our island home. Cost: $200 per person, all inclusive for the first three family members. Additional family members $100 each. Children ages 4 and younger attend free of charge.

September 2-5: Chaplains: The Rev. Quirino Cornejo, Missioner for Multicultural Ministries, and Margarita Reyes. Designed for Latino church leaders and their families serving in the Episcopal Church in Colorado and Rocky Mountain Lutheran Synod. Cost: $25 per person, made possible by the Shepard-Holton Trust.

COVID Precautions
Our top priority is the health and wellness of our staff and guests. While we cannot eliminate all risk of transmission, these are our practices and expectations:

  • For Family Camps, lodging spaces are limited to single households. This means children and youth attend with at least one parent, grandparent or legal guardian.
  • All staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Guests ages 5+ will provide proof of vaccination or a medical exemption and negative test result taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • Additional precautions include wearing masks inside public spaces and testing.

Cancellation Policy/Refunds
In the case of serious accident, illness, or other extenuating circumstances, refunds will be provided at the discretion of the Executive Director. We cannot refund your deposit after registration unless Cathedral Ridge cancels the event. Any camper whose behavior disrupts the program will be dismissed with no refund. Campers found possessing controlled substances, nonprescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, fireworks or weapons will be dismissed with no refund. For cancellations made less than two weeks before the first day of a camp session, we will refund 50%.