Summer Camp

The Higher Ground six-day camp is held in the mountains outside of Estes Park, Colorado, where the teens get to leave behind their perceived limitations, labels, and their overwhelming circumstances, and get a chance to see their lives through new eyes.  While there, our campers are physically and emotionally challenged through activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting.  These activities support the campers in gaining personal experiences and understanding of teamwork, and of trusting themselves and their peers.  The activities promote the breakdown of ethnic barriers and the discovery of how similar we really are.  The campers get a chance to see what is possible if they push themselves one step more, creating a new concept of how capable and powerful they are.

Throughout the week the campers are also guided through emotional development activities that teach them to trust each other and the adult staff.  They learn respect for themselves and others, and they build a supportive, open, and loving community amongst themselves.  When they return home, they do so knowing they are capable of so much more than they thought possible.  They also know that they have a support system available and ready to help guide them through the challenges of their daily lives.

Visit our Photo Gallery for photos of Summer Camp fun!

Print out Summer Camp Application attached at bottom of this page.

Volunteer as a Camp Coach

What to Bring to Camp

“Camp is something I look forward to every year.  It's like spending a week with my extended family in the mountains and getting the opportunity to expand that family every year.  It has also given me the opportunity to push the boundaries of my life and discover many things about myself that I didn't know were there.  I feel like I'm a better adult for having been involved with Higher Ground.” – Janette Duran, Camp Coach

“I learned I can conquer my fears if I put my mind to it.” – Angelo Borquez, Camper

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