Engaging & Elevating

The A/U Ranches Youth Programs challenge campers to grow individually and metaphysically! It is truly the practical application of Christian Science to all aspects of the camper’s experience that makes Youth Camp at the A/U Ranches life changing.

Located in the inspirational setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains at the foot of the iconic Collegiate Peaks, the A/U Ranches provide campers the opportunity to make friends with other spiritual seekers in an atmosphere of unconditional love. Each child selects a program major best suited for them, while also enjoying “free choice” time when they can pursue a variety of interests including: swimming, fishing, ropes course, rock gym, arts and crafts, canoeing, kayaking, archery, sports, trampoline and more!

“At the A/U Ranches I experienced many metaphysical demonstrations that changed how I think about life including a greater understanding of God’s ever-presence, and now I am more self-confident.”

– Round-Up Ranch Camper

The A/U Ranches is your home away from home! Children of all abilities can explore the splendor of the outdoors and nature’s vast playground. We hire spiritually-minded directors and counselors who stand out among their peers; they model character, respect and integrity. Under the watchful supervision of trained instructors and certified guides and lifeguards, your children can immerse themselves in creating new memories.

Each day starts with the Christian Science Bible Lesson and the raising of the flag. Throughout their stay, campers gather in authentic timber lodges for activities and meals together, and sleep in log bunkhouses with counselors, grouped by age and gender. After the day’s events, we reflect on accomplishments and insights along with gratitude and inspiration.

Girl and Boy Scout Merit Badges

You can earn a merit badge for the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts this summer at camp. We’ll work with you so your summer camp experience helps you achieve your Scouting goals. Contact us for more details.

Interested in registering?

See the Youth Program Highlights section below, for a convenient listing of the event dates, rates and registration form.

Check out Youth Camp 101 for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for your camp experience.

Youth Program Highlights

Session 1:
(15 Days) June 18 – July 2 | (8 Days) June 18-25
(Camp United / All camper ages at Sky Valley Ranch)
Session 2:
(15 Days) July 4–18
Session 3:
(15 Days) July 20 – August 3 | (8 Days)  July 20-27

 

Pricing

 

Early Enrollment
Thru Dec. 31, 2019
15 Day Session $1,945 | 8 Day Session $1,175
Includes an A/U Ranches t-shirt +
drawstring bag!

 

Spring Enrollment
EXTENDED – Now through April 30, 2020
15 Day Session $2,045 | 8 Day Session $1,225
Includes an A/U Ranches drawstring bag!

 

Regular Enrollment
Up until camp

15 Day Session $2,145 | 8 Day Session $1,300

For discounts, deposits and fees, click here.

 

 

The A/U Ranches Youth Camp application will take between 10-15 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • Name of both parents’ employers, including addresses, and work phone numbers
  • Name of your child’s Sunday School teacher
  • Practitioner’s name, phone number and email address
  • Emergency contacts – name, phone number and address
  • Payment information – either credit card or e-check

Register for Youth Camp

Next Steps – Additional Information

After you have registered your child(ren) for camp, please log into your CampInTouch account and complete these additional items:

  • Transportation Information
  • Camp Store Account Setup
  • Medical Exempt or Immunization Forms

Within 10 days of your child coming to camp you will also need to fill out the Health Form (no physical is needed).  It will be online in your CampInTouch account 10 days prior to camp.

Your CampInTouch Account

Next Steps – Financial Aid

We believe a camp experience should be affordable to all, including multiple sessions. Financial aid is available through the Campership Fund – an organization that supports individuals going to all Christian Science camps. Simply fill out their campership application after you’ve enrolled in camp. (Note: please request the full campership amount you need from the Campership Fund. They will meet up to 75% of tuition costs, and if your needs exceed that, the additional amount is automatically passed along to us. There is no need to fill out a separate campership form for the A/U Ranches.)

The Campership Fund

If travel assistance is also needed, please log into your Camp InTouch account and fill out the appropriate form.

Summer Youth Camp is for Christian Scientists in 2nd – 12th grades:

Sky Valley Ranch (SVR): 2nd – 8th grades
Round-Up Ranch (RUR): 9th – 12th grades
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program: 16 & 17 year olds