Highlands Camp Joint Committee
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“This Changes Everything!”
Highlands Summer Camp 2018
Online Registration for the summer of 2018 is now open!
Highlands staff would be delighted to visit your church for a Minute for Mission, Youth Event, Parent’s Meeting, Sunday Worship or other special event!
We look forward to seeing you here at Highlands this summer! When you come be sure to check out the new carpeting in the Retreat Center lobby, Antelope Cabin and Chapel. . . it’s beautiful! We will also be staining the outside of the Retreat Center this summer.
In August we will begin $50,000 in repairs to our decks and bridges on the Retreat Center. We have found rot in the gluelams which support these structures, and in August we will be replacing these beams. This fall we hope to install a new braking system for the Zip-Line.
Highlands is a place, where young people get to come and explore their identity in Jesus Christ.
Highlands is a safe place.
Highlands is a community of people who will become life-long friends.
Time at Highlands is spent doing things that build memories, courage, a sense of adventure and faith.
But, we are not just a summer camp. We are your place in the mountains.
A place for time away.
A place to grow closer to family.
A place to be empowered for your ministry in the world.
A place that changes everything because of all that you make possible.
Spend your Summer Holidays at Highlands . . . .Your place in the Mountains!
Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-28, 2018
Fourth of July: July 1-6
Labor Day Weekend: August 31-September 3, 2018
Highlands is offering their lowest rate for any night in 2018! $90.00 the lowest rate we will offer in 2018. Rooms available that sleep up to 6 people.
Join us for summer fun . . . canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, archery, star gazing and campfires with s’mores can make this a special summer for your family! Meals are available.
On July 4th join us for the unique experience of a small town Colorado parade and picnic! Ride through the streets of Allenspark on our float . . . or enjoy the entire parade with front row seats! Then join our community for a picnic, games and activities! No charge for the picnic on July 4th!
Introducing Marieke Culby, Director of Operations: Ten years ago, we began talking about the need for a Director of Operations. Highlands is very excited to announce that we have hired Marieke Culby as our Director of Operations.
In her cover letter, Marieke wrote:
This position blends my favorite elements of camping ministry and hospitality in a location that is dear to my heart. I love creating the guest (or camper) experience. The elements that set up for the “magic of camp” and ministry to happen...from first phone conversations, to spotless bathrooms, to savory food service, to a staff that makes everyone feel welcome. Highlands shows a connection to each guest experience, making their time worthwhile, filled with renewal and a place set apart making a difference.
What can I offer Highlands? Dedication to developing the staff team, hard work, experience and genuine Christian hospitality. I bring retention, word of mouth marketing, a welcoming atmosphere filled with warmth and a sense of being wanted. Food service is my “bread and butter” for driving growth. I love catering to Colorado’s unique palate. I’ve found that through embracing specialty diets - groups and people come back in folds. Presentation is every¬thing for facilities and maintenance is best done on a preventative basis. The moment guests drive on site starts to set the expectation for their whole experience. And last but not least - hospitality isn’t delivered through one staff - it’s delivered through every staff - I believe in backing our mission through caring and having fun doing so.
In person, Marieke embodies these words, and we are looking forward to having her on our staff. We look forward to introducing Marieke in person in November at the leadership event!
Events you won’t want to miss . . .
“Seeing is Believing” . . .
Join us for a Summer Camp Closing Celebration
June 22, July 13 and July 20
Join us at 4:00 p.m. on one of these Fridays for a tour and update about Highlands.
At 5:00 p.m. we’ll join the Summer Camp Closing Picnic and Celebration.
You’ll hear stories from the week, see photos of our Summer Camp in action, and experience the joy campers feel at the close of camp.
Let us know your coming by sending an email to email@example.com.
Seeing is believing!
Fall Arts Camp for Adults
October 19th -21st
Our fall weekend will feature fused glass, precious metal clay and a new class in embossed metal art!
Arts Camp is a great place for beginning and experienced artists to try something new!
Register online at www.highlandscamp.org
Annual Highlands Christmas Party & Auction
Saturday, December 1st
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We welcome donations from artists and craft folk. Your creativity will support the ministry of Highlands!
Steps are already being taken to plan for new programming . . . We are planning a Middler Retreat for March 1-3, 2019. We have several churches interested in helping to plan this program for 5th to 8th Grade students. If you would like to be a part of planning this event, please let me know!! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.