Kids aren’t the only ones who have fun at camp – adults, join us for Mini Camp! Have your own adventure in a spiritually nurturing atmosphere with horseback riding (advanced and beginner), cycling, hiking, kayaking, challenging yourself on the ropes course, or just relaxing and enjoying the views of the Rocky Mountains. And alumni, come on home again.
Full Session: August 16–22, 2020 | $900
Half Session: August 16–19, 2020 OR August 19-22, 2020 | $575
Mini Camp allows adults to create their own custom summer camp experience that’s as active or relaxing as you would like. We’ve got lots of activities to choose from, so every day you can do something different! You can hone your horsemanship skills the whole time, or you can ride in the morning, go for a bike ride in the afternoon, and try something new the next day. The choice is yours!
- Basic skills
- Trail rides
- Advanced skills (former Cowboy/Cowgirl activities)
- Working cattle
- Gymkhana events
- Cowboy mounted shooting
- Peaking 14’ers
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing
- Rock gym
- Ropes course
- Swimming (lake and pool)
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Fly fishing
- Road cycling
- Archery and riflery
- Van trips to local sights
- Reading by the fireplace
- Relaxing and enjoying the mountain vistas
- Group Bible Lesson study
The Mountaineering Reunion has been postponed until 2021 due to current regulations that limit the close and familiar nature of reunion interactions. (We are still planning to run Mini Camp but with adjusted programming.)
As part of Mini Camp this year, come to the Mountaineering Reunion, where we’re welcoming home past and present alumni (campers and staff) who hiked, peaked, backpacked, rock climbed, navigated the ropes course, caved, mountain biked and more.
Be sure to check out Adult Programs 101 for the packing list (and Mini Camp road cycling planning guide) so you know what to bring to make the most of your experience at the A/U Ranches.
“[We] had a great time participating in so many activities offered in the loving, supportive atmosphere of a Christian Science community. We hiked, biked, rode horses, peaked Huron and loved the flag ceremonies each day…. It was great to reconnect with camp.”–Mini Camp participant
Adult Program Highlights
2020 Adult Programs
Base Daily Rate: $120 for first person + $50 each additional person. Special activities and deluxe accommodations extra.
August session: August 8–14
Adult $995; Youth (8-13) $845; Child (1-7) $695; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315
Half session: August 16–19 or 19–22 | $575
Adult $975; Youth (8-13) $770; Child (1-7) $635; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315
The Adult 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
Adults 18 yrs+; all our Adult Programs are open to Christian Scientists, their adult family members and friends of all faiths. Note: Adults are also invited to attend all our Family Programs.