You are warmly invited to a uniquely traditional Christmas celebration at the A/U Ranches. Whether you are celebrating with friends, by yourself or uniting with family, we’ll take care of everything – housing, food and festivities, allowing you time to cherish the spirit of the holiday in a loving, inclusive atmosphere.
Join our family for a Christmas
The spectacular snow-capped Rockies are your setting to enjoy a variety of winter activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, broom hockey, horseback riding, sledding and snowshoeing. Daily excursions are offered to Colorado’s favorite ski areas. There’s also plenty of time to simply relax in the lodge with friends, sit and read and savor a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate.
Cherish the true meaning of the holiday
In the evenings, you’ll enjoy testimony meetings, hymn sings and caroling. Join in the festivities by expressing your creativity in our arts and crafts center or share your musical talents at a variety show. Search the forest for the perfect Christmas tree! Make gingerbread houses and decorate Christmas cookies. Valerie Lodge is the perfect place to unwind after a day of activity, as you take in the views of the majestic Arkansas River Valley. Christmas in the Rockies doesn’t get any better than this. And all the cooking will be done for you!
Serving as a volunteer staff member provides a special opportunity to give of yourself and to participate as a guest.
Interested in registering?
See the Adult Program Highlights section below, for a convenient listing of the event dates, rates and registration form.
Be sure to check out the Adult and Family Programs 101, so you know what to bring to make the most of your experience at the A/U Ranches.
Adult & Family Program Highlights
Christian Scientists, their family members and friends of all faiths.
Children – no age limit; all children must attend with an Adult.
2016 Adult & Family Programs
August session: August 13–19
Adult $ 950; Youth (8-13) $810; Child (1-7) $670; Infant (0-11 mo.) $300
Adults $900; Youth (8-13) $750; Child (1-7) $625; Infant (0-11 mo.) $300 | Deluxe housing additional: $35/special requests; $50 for apts; $85/person deluxe double; $125/person deluxe single
The Adult and Family Programs application is online. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:
- Participant’s name, phone number and email address
- An emergency contact, complete with phone number and email address
- Payment information – either credit card or echeck