Eagle Lake Day Camp Crew is an exciting new opportunity for veteran Crew campers. This option is available for 3rd and 4th year campers.
Activities Crew: The newest addition to our Crew options, this Crew is generally for 2nd and 3rd year Crew campers and are ready to take all they’ve learned about serving and discipleship and apply it as we serve our (REZ)ident program.
Activities Crew will have the opportunity to:
- SERVE Rez by running beachfront logistics and helping out with other activities
- DEVELOP as leaders as they look for ways to take initiative and help things run smoothly around camp
- MINISTER to Rez campers by looking for anyone who might be feeling left out on the beach and making meaningful connections with them.
Want to show your camper some love while they are at camp? Visit our Care Packages page to see how you can do that!
Lost & Found update: We will no longer offer lost and found after camp has ended
We will have several opportunities for campers to look through Lost and Found during their camp session AND we will have a Lost and Found table out on Friday morning for parents to look over as they leave. However, we will no longer search through Lost and Found after camp; all Lost and Found will be donated.
A couple quick tips to help your camper’s gear pack stay intact:
- PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING with camper’s full name!
- PLEASE DO NOT send anything of strong sentimental or monetary value!
- PLEASE take the time Friday to look over the Lost and Found table before you leave.
PRO TIP: Some expert camp parents send their campers with a “Packing Checklist” to use so campers know what important things to look for as they’re packing their bags at the end of the week! (This is also super helpful for counselors, especially if there is a special “snuggie” campers need for bedtime every night!)
|5:45 am||Service arrives to prep for breakfast|
|6:15 am||Crew breakfast|
|7:00 am||AM Service: Serve breakfast & clean / PM Service: Quiet times and free time|
|12:00 pm||1st Lunch|
|12:30 pm||Crew Lunch|
|1:00 pm||2nd Lunch|
|2:00 pm||AM Service: Quiet times and free time/ PM Service: Serve lunch & dinner and clean|
|5:00 pm||1st Dinner|
|6:00 pm||2nd Dinner|
|7:00 pm||Crew Dinner & clean up|
|8:00 pm||Evening Activity (worship, speaker, games, hang out, etc)|
|10:00 pm||Lights out|
The Important Stuff
What you need to know before camp
Arrival by car
Please note: cell phone service is not available along much of Rampart Range Road; it is a good idea to print directions rather than rely on your smart phone’s GPS.
- Check-in is from 3:30-4:30 pm on the opening Saturday of your session
Arrival by plane
For campers arriving by plane, Eagle Lake is pleased to offer complimentary shuttle accommodations to and from Eagle Lake for campers flying into the Colorado Springs airport (COS).
- Reserve your Eagle Lake shuttle by logging into your online registration account and clicking the ‘Transportation’ button
- Submit your exact flight information to be added to the Eagle Lake shuttle roster. Eagle Lake can only transport campers with an active, confirmed shuttle reservation
- Please schedule your flight to arrive between 12:00 and 3:00 pm on opening day, and depart between 8:00 am and 11:00 am on closing day
A Crew reception and celebration will start at 10:100 am in the Thunder Dome. Please arrive at camp by 9:30 am.
Pick up authorization
Don’t forget your photo ID for pick up! To ensure each camper’s safety we will check photo IDs to make sure it matches one of the names on the pick-up authorization form (see pick-up authorization below) before releasing a camper. To authorize a friend/family member to pick up your child from camp, please login to your registration account and complete the Pick-up Authorization section.
What you need to know
Overnight and Day Camp Programs: Financial aid, in the form of a partial assistance scholarship, is available to those in need. Financial assistance is approved by application only. Visit our Campership page to apply.
To qualify for financial aid, camper must have an active Eagle Lake registration secured with $50 deposit (while the deposit is typically non-refundable, in the case that a registration must be cancelled due to insufficient financial assistance, the deposit will be refunded).
If a camper is on prescription medication, the medication is required to be checked in with the nurse at registration.All medications, including vitamins, must be in the original container or will not be accepted. All medication, including vitamins, must be listed on the Eagle Lake physical form by the prescribing doctor. We do not allow any camper to keep medications on them except specifically requested by the physician.
Our medical staff distributes all medication at the time it needs to be taken by the camper. Please do not have campers bring over-the-counter medication to camp, as our camp infirmary is sufficiently stocked to meet the general needs of headaches, coughs and scrapes. If you have any questions about a specific medical situation, please call the camp office.
If a camper is on one of our Excursions, he or she will need to check any medication in with the nurse, who will then give the medication to the counselor to administer at the appropriate time.
We encourage friends and family to send letters, post cards, and even packages to campers/counselors. If you want to save on shipping, you may leave packages in our office when you drop your camper off and we would be happy to give it to them on the day you specify. Due to the location of our camp, there is no cell phone reception. Counselors may be contacted on their days off. In cases of extreme emergency, you may contact our office via phone or e-mail. Mailing Address: Eagle Lake Camps PO Box 6819 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 Telephone: 719-272-7453 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle Lake is located on Rampart Range Road past Woodland Park. Please see the Directions page for customized driving directions to camp. Please note that the last 12 miles of Rampart are unpaved and somewhat rough.
If your camper is coming to Colorado Springs by plane or bus, we will provide transportation to and from Eagle Lake on the opening and closing days (Sunday and Friday). We do not provide transportation from Denver International Airport or pick-ups for Colorado Springs residents. The only way we can ensure transportation for your camper is for you to enter your camper’s flight information online in our transportation module, found on your online account, or to reserve the appropriate charter. All travel information must be received within two weeks of your camper’s arrival. In the event that you do not communicate your camper’s transportation needs and reserve the correct shuttle online in a timely way, we are logistically unable to provide transportation for him or her and cannot be held responsible. All campers must have a set airline/bus arrival and departure time in order to be included on a transportation run; because of tightly-scheduled arrangements, we cannot pick up campers flying stand-by.
Due to the frequent changes and updates that children experience within a year’s time we require parents to fill out a new health form every year. The doctor’s physical may be accepted if it is within 12 months of camp attendance. Please bring a copy of the current health form with you on the day of registration; all documents from prior years go into archive following the summer months, and are irretrievable.
Crew reminded me of who I serve and why I serve Him. I've learned so much about myself and God this summer. I can honestly say that this has been the best experience of my life! —Hallie, CO