Why go to camp?
Here are just a few reasons:
- Six great days in the beautiful mountains
- Campfire every night
- Enjoy God’s creation, learn from His word, and sing about His greatness
- Spend time with friends, make new friends
- Craft projects
- Swimming pool
- Climbing wall
- Nice cabins
- Team building course and team competitions
- High ropes and zip line for 13 and older
- Nightly entertainment skits and games
- Marshmallow roasting
- Alpine slide
- Horseback riding
- Shaving cream fight!
- Talent show! Bring your act!
- Delicious home cooked meals
- Special Friday evening banquet
- Foosball, ping-pong, pool table, and much much MORE!!!
Friday Night Camp Banquet!
The Wonderful Banquet of OZ (Oxygen Zero)
Come decked out as your favorite character, prop, event, anything you can think of (If you only have a brain) from the movie, The Wizard of OZ.
After all we will be at the Emerald Campground.
Dress like a munchkin (If you have the courage)
Be Dorothy, Glenda, the wizard, ruby red slippers, the broom, Toto, (What ever your heart’s desire)
Follow the yellow brick road to camp!
July 30 – August 5, 2017
Camp starts on Sunday afternoon, July 30, with check-in from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Please do not arrive before 3:00.
Camp ends promptly on Saturday morning, August 5, at 10:00 am. Be prepared to be picked up at that time.
Cost per Camper
$345 per person
A $100 deposit should be mailed in with required forms after registering online. The balance is due in full July 1st. A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for payments received after July 1st. No registrations will be accepted after July 22nd.
Camp 2017 is for children ages 9-18 OR graduating high school seniors in 2017
Meet this year’s Florida College Camp Friends!
Conduct & Dress
The purpose of this camp is to provide a wholesome and beneficial environment for all campers in which they can associate with the finest young people. (Eccl. 12:1; I Cor. 15:33) All activities of the camp are designed to maintain a spiritual atmosphere according to the principles found in the Bible. (Matt. 6:33)
Each camper is required to follow the rules of the camp, tell the truth, and to respect the instructions of the counselors.
Apparel requirements: campers must wear modest apparel, which represents them as modest, respectable, and godly (I Tim. 2:9-10). For example: shorts must come to the knee caps (no spandex or leggings), and boys will be expected to wear shirts at all times. No tank tops or midriffs (boys & girls); crew neck t-shirts are preferable. Your daily camp attire will be suitable for all camp activities, thus eliminating the necessity of frequent changes. Pants are recommended for forest activities. Closed toed shoes are required for sports and hiking.
There will be respectable interaction between boys and girls. Boys are not allowed in girls’ cabins, and girls are not allowed in boys’ cabins. Holding hands or body familiarity is not allowed. (II Tim. 2:22) Each camper must stay with assigned group activities unless the Directors permit exceptions. Wandering off into seclusion is not allowed.
No smoking, tobacco, drinking or possession of alcoholic beverages, taking non-prescribed drugs (all medicines, prescription and non-prescription, will be turned in to the nurse), stealing, use of profanity, possession of weapons, explosives, or fireworks of any kind. (I Cor. 6:19-20) Abuse of the camp facilities or the property of others will not be tolerated. (Matt. 7:12)
Statement of Accountability
I understand that camp can have certain inherent risks because of the mountain environment.
I understand that all cell phones will be turned in to camp counselors at Registration at the beginning of the week. I understand that keeping any cell phone during the week of camp violates this statement of accountability.
I, the camper, will submit a camp health form prior to camp signed by a doctor or nurse practitioner, and parent or guardian. I will fully disclose all health conditions which may affect my participation or behavior: i.e. physical, mental, and emotional conditions. I agree to participate in camp within the limits noted on the health form by my parents or the medical staff.
I agree to act in a responsible way, respecting other people, as well as the camp property and facilities. I understand that my participation in camp may be terminated if I act in a negative or threatening manner towards other people or the camp property or if I behave in a manner which endangers me or others. My parents or guardian will be responsible for transporting me away from camp if my participation is terminated. I understand RMFFC reserves the right to reject registrations.
I give my permission for the photos taken of me participating in camp activities to be used for the
promotional purpose of camp and Rocky Mountain Friends of Florida College.
Camp Pictures & Videos
Camp is July 30 – August 5, 2017
Q: How do I register for camp?
Camp Registration for the 2017 Colorado Camp with open on March 1st, 2017. All camp registration now takes place online. Go to the Apply page to begin your online registration. No registrations will be accepted after July 22nd.
Q: How much does camp cost?
$345 ($370 if balance of payment is received after July 1st)
Q: How old do I have to be to go to camp?
Ages 9-18 are qualified. Also if you are a graduating high school senior in 2017 you qualify.
Q: Who gets in to camp first?
Booster Club family members have priority for camp registration until March 31st. As of April 1st, all camp forms are considered on an equal basis by date received. All forms and fees have a deadline of July 1st. Thereafter, a $25.00 late registration fee applies. It’s best to register NOW in order to ensure your place at camp.
Q: What if I can’t afford to go to camp?
Get busy and creative to earn your own money for camp. Checkout the Social page for any posted fundraiser opportunities. These fundraisers and your own creativity should give every child the opportunity to attend camp.
To apply for a camp scholarship see: The Joel Sloan Florida College Camp Scholarship Fund, deadline for application is May 15.
Q: What if I don’t have a ride to camp?
Transportation is the responsibility of the camper family. Carpools are a fun way to get to camp. Please arrange this well in advance of camp.
The following forms must be filled out for all campers after registering online.
NEW! A new medical form and Dr. Signature is required EVERY YEAR for Quaker Ridge. A the link to the online form will be sent out after a camper is registered.
If you are joining or renewing your RMFCC Booster Club Membership, please also fill out and mail in the following form with your camp forms.
Note: Please make all checks payable to RMFFC (Rocky Mountain Friends of Florida College). Please mail ALL forms and camp fees to Kelly Cornwell, camp registrar.
7310 Clovis Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
What to Bring?
- Health form and balance due. (Should have already been completed by July 1)
- NEW! Bring your own bedding! Quaker Ridge does not supply bedding.
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Refillable water bottle
- Rain jacket or plastic poncho
- Light jacket or sweatshirt
- Bible – no electronic versions, please (If you don’t have one, we’ll loan you one.)
- One set of clothes for getting really wet (Dark shirt and pants no shorter than the knees)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.
- Bath towel and wash cloth
- You may wish to bring a bathrobe
- Day pack or small backpack
- Sunscreen and chapstick
- Flashlight and/or headlamp!
- One can of shaving cream (No menthol)
- Pen or pencil
- Talent for Talent Show (Please notify Rob Taylor if you have need of a keyboard)
- Do not bring gum, radios, stereos, or video games, Etc.
- A super spirit for adventure and fun!
- Optional expenses:
- Money for snacks from the Booster Club Canteen
- Money for souvenir T-Shirt ($12-14)
- Money for camp highlights DVD ($20) Save and share the memories!
Apparel Note: In late July and early August the weather here is generally pleasant. However, it can rain, or it can be 90º+ (low humidity) in the day and in the 40′s at night. Proper apparel would be layers and a jacket or sweatshirt.