Dad + Teen Trek

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Dad + Teen Trek

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Information

Ages: 13–17, Dad

Length: 5 Night Program
(Sun–Fri)

Cost: $850

Activities:

  • Backcountry Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Campfire
  • Group Games
  • Low / High Ropes
  • River Rafting
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One of our most impactful programs combines adventure, relational connection, and spiritual growth for dads and their teens!

Come experience a week together backpacking in the beautiful Colorado wilderness. You will spend priceless time in God’s Creation studying the Bible together and growing in Christ with other dad/teen teams from across the country. In addition to the spiritual connections, after a week of adventure on the trail and on-site at Eagle Lake Camps, you will top it off when you launch out for a day of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River!

There is no better way to invest in your teen (or Dad!) this summer!

This camp uses National Forest Land for part of the programming.

It is our desire that no family miss out on a camp experience because of financial circumstances. Financial aid, in the form of a partial assistance scholarship, is available to those in need. Visit our Campership page to apply.

 

Find out more about financial aid for potential campers!

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Arrival/Departure



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 12:30-2:00 pm (on opening Sunday)

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 10:00 and 1:00 on opening day, and depart between 8:00 and 11:00 on closing day

Departure

Pick up campers anytime between 8:30 and 10:30 am on the closing Friday of your camp week.

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.

Availability

Dates Availability
Jul 15 – Jul 20 Full
Jul 29 – Aug 3 Available
Aug 5 – Aug 10 Available

Sample Schedule

A typical week on Dad / Teen Trek

Dad / Teen Trek
Day 1
Sunday

Morning

Afternoon

  • Campers Arrive
  • Group Games
  • Checkout Gear
  • Transport to Drop-off
  • Short Hike (about 1-2 miles) to Camp Site #1

Evening

  • Dinner on Trail
  • Orientation
  • Bible Study
  • Group Games
  • Camp on Trail
Day 2
Monday

Morning

  • Breakfast on Trail
  • Quiet Times
  • Day Hike: a Few Easy Miles to Bouldering Playground
  • Lunch on Trail

Afternoon

  • Hike back to Camp Site and Break down Camp
  • Backpack a few Miles to next Camp Site
  • Set up Camp Site #2

Evening

  • Dinner on Trail
  • Bible Study
  • Campfire
  • Camp on Trail
Day 3
Tuesday

Morning

  • Breakfast on Trail
  • Quiet Times
  • Break Camp
  • Backpack To Camp Site #3
  • Lunch on Trail

Afternoon

  • Arrive and set up Camp Site #3
  • Explain Duo Expectations and Begin Duos (2-4 hours)
  • Group Games

Evening

  • Dinner on Trail
  • Bible Study (split dads and teens) / Debrief Duos
  • Camp on Trail
Day 4
Wednesday

Morning

  • Breakfast on Trail
  •  Quiet Times
  • Break Camp & Hike to Pick-Up Spot
  • Transport to ELC
  • Lunch at Ropes Course

Afternoon

  • High Ropes Course

Evening

  • Dinner at ELC
  • Bible Study
  • Campfire
  • Camp at ELC
Day 5
Thursday

Morning

  • Early Wake Up
  • Breakfast in Van
  • Drive to Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting Company
  • White Water Raft
  • Lunch with Noah’s Ark

Afternoon

  • Finish Rafting
  • Drive Back to ELC
  • Check in Gear
  • Showers

Evening

  • Dinner at ELC
  • Blessings
  • Program Evaluations & Debrief
  • Campfire and S’mores
  • Camp at ELC
Day 6
Friday

Morning

  • Breakfast at ELC
  • Quiet Times
  • Campers get picked up

Afternoon

Evening

FAQs

What you need to know


Overnight Camps
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.

 

Rental equipment for our Excursion Camps includes everything from Crazy Creek chairs to bikes, backpacks, and sleeping bags. In fact, the only equipment we don’t have available is clothing and boots! Rental items are available on a first come, first served basis. We will provide other necessary equipment once the camper is on the trail – cooking utensils, stoves, etc. You can view rental prices below and contact our camp office for more specific rental information.

Rental Prices:
Crazy Creek chair – $8.00
Sleeping bag – $20.00
Thermarest pad – $7..00
Climbing shoes – $5.00
Rain jacket – $5.00
Backpack – $25.00

Lots of campers makes for lots of lost and found. While we do our best to ensure each camper returns home with all their belongings, there is no way we can guarantee we’ll find them all. While not responsible for lost items, Eagle Lake does try to connect lost items with their owners. Click here to submit a lost and found request. If items are not claimed within two weeks of the camp session, they are donated to the local Goodwill.

EARLY REGISTRATION If you register before January 15, 2017 you will receive a $50 discount off the camp of your choice (only applies to 5 or 12-night programs). REFERRAL DISCOUNT We also offer a Referral Program discount which provides an opportunity for you to earn discounts (up to a free week of camp) while helping us recruit new campers. Our referral program is only eligible for our Overnight Camps, and provides a $50 discount for each new camper you refer. Please see our referral page for more information.

For discounts on our Day Camp On Location programs please contact the church or organization hosting that week of Day Camp.

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 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.


My kids had a wonderful time and they both came home cheering and screaming about how they believe in God and love Jesus. —Jami, DC

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