RMCUCC Camps & Retreats
RMC Outdoor Ministry / Program / Educational Events for 2014-2015
Please note: These dates are for planning purposes only.
Some events and dates may be changed, adjusted, expanded, or cancelled. Events with an * are new initiatives. Details are still being finalized & event interest assessed. TBD indicates that leadership has not been confirmed. Please contact email@example.com you would like to help direct and shape some of these TBD events.
October 24-26 / SpiritSpark Combined Jr/Sr High Fall Retreat
November 13-15 / Association Leadership Retreat
January 2-4 / Young Adult Winter Fest* TBD: (for adults 18-30)
January 30-31 / Camp Director Training
February 5-7 / Congregations Alive! 2
February 15 / Camp Registration Opens
February 20-22 / Confirmation Retreat
March 27-29 / Jr/Sr High Spring Retreat
April 24-26 / Camp Champion & Counselor Training Weekend
May 15 / Early Bird Deadline for Camp Registration
June 26-30 / UCC Synod in Cleveland, OH TBD
Rocky Mountain Conference / La Foret Summer Camps 2015
RMC Week 1 / July 12 - 18
July 12-18 / Pioneer Camp - Explorer Camp - Voyager Camp
Note: Pioneer may run one day shorter
RMC Week 2 / July 19 - 25
July 19-25 / MADD Camp - Note: possible name change being discussed
July 19-21 / Grandparent and Me Camp - TBD
July 22-25 / Family Camp- TBD
RMC Week 3 / August 2 - 8
August 2-8 / Contemplative Camp
August 2-8 / Youth & Young Adult Mission Camp* - TBD
August 2-5 / Pit Stop for the Soul
August 2-5 / In Discernment Retreat*- TBD
August 5-8 / Minister Study Week- TBD
SpiritSpark Combined Retreat: October 24-26, 2014
FRIDAY, October 24 7pm Drop-off at La Foret
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 10am Pick-up at La Foret
COST: $150 (Need-based scholarships are available; please have your youth director/pastor contact Tamara@rmcucc.org to inquire.)
SpiritSpark, the RMC Fall Retreat for Middle School and High School students on October 24-26, is a prime experience for Radical Connection! When we gather as conference youth, we see beyond ourselves and realize just how present God's Spirit is in our churches, in our retreats, in our lives. Outdoor Ministry augments the movement of the Spirit in our churches because it opens our youth to creation, to Christian community, to sacred space, to a new way of seeing God. When we see God anew, we begin to look for God and even more importantly, we begin to trust that God will reveal Godself to us when we have ears to hear and eyes to see.
RMC Multi-Family Camp
Date: July 22-25, 2015
If your church has not had a family camp in years, now is the time! Come to better understand and appreciate self, family, and God. Churches are invited to book either 1/2 (4-9 people) or full (10-18 people) cabins and fill the beds. Prices will depend on cabins reserved, number of campers and church contribution. Fees for a camper in a full cabin will be, on average, $170 per camper.
E-mail Tamara (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your church's request.
Pit Stop for the Soul: Adults
Date: Aug 2-5, 2015
A 3-day retreat for Reconnection and Renewal.
Slow down, pull over, re-fuel and re-orient to what is most important and life-giving. Be re-"new"-ed and reconnected to Spirit through a restful, reflective time of community and solitude.
Contemplative Life Camp 2015: Adults
Date: August 2-8, 2015
Our pattern is to follow the rhythm of the day so that we begin and end in silence--not a silence of anger or obligation…but a silence that celebrates a Mystery beyond. In between the silence is sharing, swimming, labyrinth walking, and much, much laughter as we seek to practice the presence of God.
Pioneer Camp 2015: Entering Grades 2-4
Date: July 12-18, 2015
We will play, swim, hike, sing, eat, make crafts, hear stories, and make new friends in the Black Forest at La Foret! Our counselors will keep us safe and show us new ways to have fun outdoors. It’s gonna be great! Our camp is designed with the first-time-camper and younger-camper in mind.
Explorer Camp 2015: Entering Grades 4-6
Date: July 12-18, 2015
An action packed week exploring the Bible, nature, and creating community. On deck for the week are campfires, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor games, free time, rope course, and worship.
Grandparent & Me 2015
Grandparents and grandchildren up to 11 yrs old, June 29 - July 1. Our camp is designed to strengthen the special relationship between grandparents/grandparent surrogates and their grandchildren. Fun and discovery is around each corner as we explore nature, encounter God, and work on craft projects together. Worship, playtime, swimming, and campfires round out this camp.
Voyager Camp 2015
Date: July 12-18, 2015
Entering Grades 6th - 8th, Come with an open mind, a fun spirit and a friendly attitude. As always, we want this to be a memorable week filled with lots of laughs, music, ropes course, hugs and friendship. We want you leaving camp with stories that will make you smile throughout the rest of the year!
MADD Camp 2015: Entering Grades 9-12
Date: July 19-25, 2015
Our theory at MADD is that we can get in touch with God through using the arts. Although we do engage the youth in intellectual faith conversations, we also attempt to get them “out of their heads” and into experiencing the transcendent. We find these moments to be the most powerful in helping the young people to develop a lifelong faith.
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