True heroes are hard to find!
Actors, athletes, and even comic book action figures compete for our attention. But these dazzling stars quickly fade, and few are really worth the attention they receive.
On the other hand, the Bible is full of the accounts of ordinary men and women (boys and girls, too) that had great adventures in faith. One chapter of the Bible, Hebrews 11, tells of many of these heroes. We learn about people like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, who “through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword…”
But these heroes are just the beginning! This story is still being written!
Hebrews 11:39-40 tells us “these were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.” We have the opportunity to be counted among these heroes – people living by faith in a world that desperately needs to have its attention pointed to the One who is the object of our faith. 2021 marks Camp Elim’s 61st year of introducing boys and girls to Jesus through our licensed child-care program. Under the guidance of our highly trained and well supervised staff, your child will come away equipped to live lives of faith and begin their own epic adventures!
Let the epic adventures…continue!
Get ready for an Epic Adventure...
SimulCamp is a week of camp with two separate and distinct programs running simultaneously: one for grade school campers (grades 3-6) and one for middle school campers (grades 6-8). Housing, chapels, and activities will all be separated by age group. For parents with students in both age ranges, that means you only have to make the drive to Camp once this summer!
Grades 3-6 / Grades 6-8
Grade School Camps
Grade School Camps are for boys and girls going into grades 3-6 in the fall.
Camp Elim offers a well-rounded program of fun and excitement conducted in an atmosphere of genuine love and individual care. Through interactive games and chapel sessions, our campers learn a variety of life-skills with an emphasis on spiritual values.
Grade School 1: June 27-July 2
Grade School 2A (Summer Retreat): July 11-13
Grade School 2B (Summer Retreat): July 14-16
Grade School 3: August 1-6
Middle School Camps
Middle School Camps are for boys and girls going into grades 6-8 in the fall.
Middle School Camps have all the fun of the Camp experience while teaching valuable skills that will enable the campers to face the rigors of life as a teenager.
Middle School 1: June 20-25
Middle School 2: July 4-9
Middle School 3: July 18-23
Varsity Camp is for those going into grades 9-12 in the fall.
Varsity Camp is an action-packed week filled with exciting adventures, outrageous laughter, and compelling teaching. Campers will enjoy the variety of activities and are certain to make life-long friends. Outstanding speakers, group discussion, and passionate worship make Chapel times a highlight for many of our Varsity campers. This Camp can sneak up on you, so don't wait to get registered!
CoWorkers is for students going into grades 9-10 in the fall.
CoWorkers is an opportunity for young men and women to learn about being on staff at Camp Elim through on-the-job training. Campers will also delve deep into God's Word, play hard, and make strong, lifelong friendships. Click here to learn more!
CoWorkers 1: July 4-9
CoWorkers 2: July 18-23
High School Trail Camp
Trail Camp is for students going into grades 9-12 in the fall.
Trail Camp is a week-long backpacking adventure in the Colorado Rockies. As campers explore God's creation, they will also spend time exploring His Word and His will for their lives. Click here to learn more!
Adventure Bound is for students going into grades 9-12 in the fall.
Adventure Bound is an exciting week-long excursion, and every year is different! The adventures could include mountain biking, river rafting, rappelling... You'll just have to come to find out! The week will definitely contain teaching, worship, and time alone with God in His marvelous creation. Click here to learn more!
June 27-July 2
Bring a friend who has never been to camp before and you each save $40. For each additional new camper that you bring, you save another $40!
Note: If your church is coming as a group you are not eligible for this discount.
Check with your group coordinator for discount information.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our check-in and check-out procedures will likely differ from the procedure listed below. Keep an eye out for emails from our office as your retreat approaches for more information about this year's procedures, and feel free to contact our ofice if you have any questions! Please note that all campers must complete a 10- to 14-day health screening prior to arrival at Camp. Our at-home health screening form can be downloaded on our COVID-19 page.
Check-in takes place in the Chapel at Camp Elim from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Please do not expect to check-in before then. If you must arrive after 5:00 p.m., please call ahead to make arrangements. When you arrive at camp, please find a greeter who will be near the parking lot to give you your room assignments. You may drop off your gear then head to the chapel to register and pick up your t-shirt.
*Adventure Bound registration is at 2:00-2:45 pm*
*High School Trail Camp registration is at 1:00-2:00 pm*
To speed up the check-in process, please mail all of the following items to Camp at least 2 weeks before your camp begins:
Balance of the registration fee
Completed Health Form & Camper Information Form
Picture/DVD purchase (optional)
Please bring your Meds and Medication Authorization Form to the check-in at the chapel.
Camp ends on Friday evening. Please feel free to join us for the Closing Ceremony and video of the week in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements for your camper to get a ride home must be noted on the Camper Information Form if you are not planning to come yourself. We are unable to arrange transportation through the Camp Office.
*Adventure Bound pickup is at 6:30 pm*
*High School Trail Camp pickup is at 7:00 pm*
No Pets Please. We know your pets are anxious to see your camper, but please save that reunion for home. Pets are not allowed on camp grounds.
You'll need to stop by our check-out table on Friday to get your child's remaining spending money, medication, camp picture/DVD (if you purchased one) and lost and found items.
What to Pack
*Separate packing lists will be sent out for Trail Camp and Adventure Bound.*
shirts or blouses
jeans or long pants
underwear & socks
sweater or jacket
good shoes for running activities
pillow & sleeping bag or twin sheets and blanket
washcloth & towel
swimsuit & beach towel
Bible, notebook & pen/pencil
musical instrument (optional)
medication - all meds must be turned into the nurse at registration
No knives or other weapons
No phones - if a camper needs to contact a parent or guardian, they can come to the office
No electronics, such as music players or games. Our goal is for campers to "unplug" while they're here and minimize distractions.
What Not to Pack
All campers will be required to complete and submit the 10-14 day pre-camp health screening log for admittance to Camp. The log will be sent upon receipt of your registration, or can be downloaded at campelim.com/covid-19. Camp Elim’s policy is to make the final determination no later than two weeks before the scheduled camp date regarding cancelling or altering any summer programs. If programs are altered due to civil mandates, registration fees are fully refundable upon written request. Please advise if you would like to receive:
a full refund of all registration fees paid
a partial refund, transferring part of your registration fees to a tax-deductible donation
transfer of all of your registration fees to become a tax-deductible donation. For donors living in the state of Colorado, your donation qualifies for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Credit which offers up to 50% of your donation as a credit on taxes due when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022. This credit is in addition to the benefit you receive on your federal income taxes as Camp Elim is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
For more details about Camp Elim’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, visit campelim.com/covid-19
Should a camper registration be cancelled by your choice (not Camp Elim’s program changes) then all but $25 will be refunded if the Camp is notified in writing at least two weeks before the camp begins. If the cancellation is received less than two weeks before the camp begins, all but the $100 registration deposit will be refunded.