AGE GROUP: Those completing 7-12 grade
The Colorado trip is an adventure in the Rockies! Camping in tents, day hikes through the mountains, zip lines, high ropes courses, and more – all designed to be safe and challenging with a heavy focus on the greatness of God. No experience necessary…just a love for the outdoors! This trip is offered every other year.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The trip will begin at Arrowhead Bible Camp with check-in at 8:00am on the first day of the camp. We plan to leave by 9:30am that morning – so don’t be late! We will return to camp by 5:00pm on the final day of the trip.
We will sleep over at a church near Omaha, NE on the way out and back. Our main base camp during the rest of the week will be at Covenant Heights Camp & Retreat Center. There, we will set up our tents and prepare for our adventures in the Rockies. We will take scenic day hikes through Rocky Mountain National Park most of the days, but one day will be spent using the zip line, high ropes course, and climbing wall at Covenant Heights. On our last day, we will spend a few hours in Estes Park to have pizza and see some of the historic sights.
Will the trip be dangerous?
The short answer is “no.” The safety of each student is a top-priority, so we will not be participating in any dangerous activities. However, if students are acting irresponsibly or unwisely, they may run the risk of injuring themselves while on the hikes. If your child has difficulty making responsible decisions or enduring tough conditions, we would encourage you talk with them about those issues before considering registering for this trip.
What if there is an emergency?
One of our staff will have professional medical training. In addition, they will have a satellite or cellular phone to contact advanced medical services.
Can I contact my child during the trip?
Your child will not have their cellular devices on them during the trip. However, in the event of an important or emergency situation, you can contact Arrowhead’s office at (715) 967-2140 and we can get in touch with one of the leaders on the trip.
Should my child bring spending money?
Yes. The cost of all meals is included in your registration fee, but if your child would like to purchase snacks on the road or souvenirs, they should bring some cash.
Does my child need a physical in order to go to Colorado?
No. All you need is to fill out the medical section of the registration.
What should I do with my child's medications?
If your child has any medication (including over-the-counter medication), be sure to enclose it in a Ziploc bag with his or her full name written on it. Names and dosages must be clearly marked on all packages and bottles. All medications will be kept and distributed as needed by the camp health supervisor on the trip. Please do not send non-prescription medications (such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen) as we already have these packed in our medical kit.
Can I send my child mail?
Sure! However, we will not forward any mail to Colorado. All mail will be delivered to the students when they return to Arrowhead.