Excursions 4 is a comprehensive, ambitious outdoor program for high school students ready to brave the wilderness through a variety of demanding mountaineering activities.
This 12-night program provides all of the activities offered in Excursions 3 with greater depth and breadth, while simultaneously giving campers the opportunity to both backpack in Colorado’s amazing National Forests and spend a day white-water rafting on the Arkansas river.
This is our premier program for high school adventurers looking to be equipped and enriched through a range of thrilling activities and intentional, relevant Bible Study.
Campers who participate in Excursions 4 will be challenged, encouraged, and equipped to live out the godly character and integrity of their faith in their high school environment, while being immersed in diverse and memorable Excursions activities.
Counselors are equipped to help them understand the spiritual parallels as they encounter and overcome extreme obstacles and challenges in the wilderness. Campers will also have the opportunity to explore God’s Word and learn about him through quiet times and Bible study.
This program has it all, and offers the highest quality of opportunities to interact with other high school aged peers.
This camp uses National Forest Land for part of the programming. Eagle Lake Camps operates under a special use permit from the Pikes National Forest.
It is our desire that no child 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.
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!)
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 occurs on Sunday afternoon. To avoid crowds, we space out check-in as much as possible. Please see the following times we need you to arrive to check-in your camper.
Check-in times based on LAST NAME
A-C: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
D-H: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
I-M: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
N-S: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
T-Z: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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
- 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
Check-out occurs on Friday morning. To avoid crowds, we space out check-out as much as possible. Please see the following times we need you to arrive to check-out your camper.
Check-out times based on LAST NAME
A-D: 8:30 AM– 9:00 AM
E-K: 9:00 AM– 9:30 AM
L-Q: 9:30 AM– 10:00 AM
R-Z: 10:00 AM– 10:30 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
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 backpacking backpacks, climbing shoes, and backpacking camp chairs. 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.
Climbing shoes – $5.00
Backpacking Camp Chair – $5.00
Backpacking Backpack – $10.00
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.
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 upload a copy of the current health form to your camper’s registration account; all documents from prior years go into archive following the summer months, and are irretrievable.
EARLY REGISTRATION If you register before January 31, 2023 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 Day Camp On Location. Our Overnight Camps referral discount provides a $50 discount for each new camper you refer, and our Day Camp On Location referral discount provides a $25 discount for each new camper you refer. Please see our referral page for more information.
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, your camper must have an active Eagle Lake registration secured with a $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).
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