Parent + Teen Trek



Parent + Teen Trek

One of our most impactful programs combines adventure, relational connection, and spiritual growth for moms or 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 parent/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! or Mom!) this summer!

Please note: This summer, we are offering one session of Dad/Teen Trek (July 7-12) and one session of Mom/Teen Trek (July 14-19) in order to best facilitate the special parent/teen bonds and team relationships.
In order to register, you must register 1 parent and 1 teenager per family.

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 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 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 you and 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 you and 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 log in to your registration account and complete the Pick-up Authorization section.


Check most up-to-date availability on our registration site.
You may need to create a login to view available dates.

Dates Available
Jul 7 – Jul 12 Check availability
Jul 14 – Jul 19 Check availability

Sample Schedule

A typical week on Parent / Teen Trek

Parent / Teen Trek
Day 1



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • High Ropes Course


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


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


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


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


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




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.


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.

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).


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.

During Camp check-in, you will have the opportunity to check-out the following equipment items from Eagle Lake for no cost. If you do have these items at home, we recommend you bring your own.

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Backpacking Backpacks
  • Backpacking Camp Chair

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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