The youth group (6th-12th graders) are headed to Fairplay, CO July 28-31, 2022 to explore the outdoors: rafting, ropes course, and hiking; as well as help the community during Burro Days! The cost is $500 per student ($100 deposit) which includes activities, food, and lodging. Contact Samantha for any questions.

This email is to tell you all about our Youth Outdoor Adventure Trip! This is designed to combine the best of both a summer camp and a mission trip. We are partnering with South Park Community Church (SPCC) and Rev. Kenny Shaw in Fairplay, CO.


The trip is July 28-31. On the 28th, we will meet at the church and head to our Airbnb cabin in Fairplay, which is complete with a kitchen, many bedrooms, and bathrooms. We will have the opportunity to meet the SPCC youth group to share stories about life in the mountains and life in the city. On the 29th, we will go to Noah’s Ark and do their Park and Paddle package. It includes white water rafting through Brown’s Canyon and then playing on their adventure ropes course (read more here: https://www.noahsark.com/packages/park-and-paddle.html ). We will end with a delicious dinner at our cabin. Saturday, June 30th, we will partner with a few local ministries. One of them is a ranch with therapy horses and specifically works with veterans. Another helps to collect firewood for people in need before winter and clean up to prevent wildfires.  Finally, on the 31st, we will watch the Burro Races and participate in the Burro Days ( https://burrodays.org/ )! We will join SPCC at their annual community cowboy church service and have a blast! After the races, we will head back to CUC. 

There are 3 goals that we are trying to achieve with this trip: 1) Explore and learn about a community different from our own. 2) Serve others who are in need. 3) Foster relationships among the CUC youth group! 

The total cost of the trip is $500. This includes transportation, all meals, all activities, and lodging. There is a deposit of $100 due at the time of registration. If this price is too much of an obstacle for your family, please let me know and we can work on some scholarships. In order to register, click this link: https://onrealm.org/ColumbineUnited/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZjM3Nzk0MDAtZGFhMy00YmNiLWFkZWQtYWU0YzAxMzg4MTc1 There are limited spaces so please register ASAP– this will help me accurately book our activities!