For the summer of 2020 only, we are offering a Youth Adventure Day Camp at the A/U Ranches. Comprised of five one-week sessions, campers will enjoy a variety of outdoor adventure activities in age-appropriate groups (2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades). Campers can attend multiple weeks. We’re excited to try this new format and continue offering camp in a way that complies with current regulations.

Youth Adventure Day Camp 2020 is open to all members of the greater Buena Vista, CO community, and to any Christian Science families from out of town who are able to arrange their own accommodations. Spanish speaking staff are available to work with Spanish speaking campers. And all appropriate COVID precautions (hand-washing and sanitizing, staff will wear masks, campers will remain in their same group throughout the week) will be taken in this loving environment free from fear.

Programming runs Monday through Friday from roughly 9 am – 4 pm with staggered starts. Parents/guardians drop their campers off every morning and pick them up every afternoon. Campers need to bring their own lunch and water bottle each day. (Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.)


The General Camp program includes a variety of adventurous activities campers rotate through:

  • Rock gym climbing
  • Canoeing/kayaking/stand-up paddle boarding
  • Swimming in the lake and pool
  • “Spy School” at the low ropes course
  • Backcountry survival skills
  • Eco hike
  • Gaga
  • Leap and ladder
  • Aerial adventure course
  • Archery
  • Teambuilding activities
  • Sports and games

Sessions 1 & 2: 100 Elk Adventure Day Camp

Session 1: July 6-10, 2020 | Session 2: July 13-17, 2020

  • Secular programming that prioritizes expanding each camper’s sense of self, community and the environment while having fun and making new friends.
  • Depending on the number of Christian Science campers enrolled each session, we may be able to create a Christian Science specific track for a particular age group.
  • All campers participate in the General Camp program, divided by age group.

Sessions 3, 4 & 5: A/U Ranches Adventure Day Camp

Session 3: July 20-24, 2020 | Session 4: July 27-31, 2020 | Session 5: August 3-7, 2020

  • Camp with a non-denominational Christian foundation that helps campers develop their God-given abilities while learning new skills and having fun with friends.
  • Programming varies by age group and session:
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Elementary School General Camp General Camp General Camp
Middle School General Camp or Horsemanship Horsemanship or Mountain Biking General Camp
High School Horsemanship or Rafting Horsemanship or Rafting Mountain Program



The cost of the Youth Adventure Day Camp General Program is $300/child/week.

Middle and high school specialty programs have an additional cost:

  • +$50/week for rafting
  • +$80/week for horse program
  • +$25/week for mountaineering
    +$75/week for mountain biking if renting our bike; +$25 if you bring your own bike

If you have any questions about Youth Adventure Day Camp, please email us at [email protected].

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