Three Options for Your Family Adventure

There are three distinct ways that your family can “breakout and escape” to camp this summer!

Family Camp Experience

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • All-inclusive camp experience
  • Structured camp programming including talks, skits, and sessions by age group and parent
  • Packaged cost (dependent on family size)

Family Recharge Weekends

  • 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Perfect for the working family
  • Shorter, weekend experiences with structured schedule, activities, and events
  • Packaged cost (dependent on family size)

Build Your Own Adventure

  • Choose your length of stay and activities from the “a la carte” menu
  • Build an affordable getaway to the mountains that feeds your soul
  • Dates available throughout July
  • Flexible cost dependent on activity selections

Registration will go live at 9am on May 23. Click on the button below to register! Spaces are very limited, but may be expanded as regulations allow. If you are added to the waitlist, there is a high likelihood that you may still be able to attend!

Read Below for Details...See You at Camp This Summer!

Why "Build Family, Think Adventure" in Summer 2020?

Family ministry has been central to the mission of AH since the beginning.  Amidst the stresses that accompany quarantine and lockdown, families are in need, now more than ever, of a time to get outside and rejuvenate. We see family programming at camp as a direct answer to this need: to unite the family in an experience of faith, fun and adventure in the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.  After spending much of the spring inside, coming to the mountains can be a time to reconnect – with God in the beauty of Creation and with one another through family fun.  The created world is God’s “first book,” the place where He first imprinted His image and His glory.  We are excited to invite families to encounter this gift of the great outdoors in a new and restorative way! And we believe, by God’s grace, we can offer just that in a robust menu of programs for families at camp.  Read on to learn more!

Furthermore, through all of this, we hold your health and safety as our highest priority. By catering to the family, we can manage any social distancing and group gathering size requirements that are set forth by the state and county authorities, while also offering a dynamic and playful experience in the outdoors!

"Great mix of formation and fun...it was fantastic to have a staffer assigned solely to our family!"

-Mother Participant, Family Camp, Summer 2019

"What could be better than spending time with your family in this beautiful place!"

-Father Participant, Family Camp, Summer 2019

Option #1: Family Camps

The Christian family is a sign and image of the communion of life and love shared in the Blessed Trinity. The world desperately needs this sign and image. Family Camp helps families disengage from the busyness and distractions of modern life to focus on their relationships with each other and the habits to strengthen their domestic church.

We will be hosting three Family Camps this summer.  These camps are four day sessions, with engaging programming, talks, and activities by age group – all presented by dynamic, Catholic, family hosts.

Dates


Camp #1
June 28 – July 1
Camp #2
July 26 – 29
Camp #3
July 31 – August 3

Costs


  • Program fee per family: $325 
  • Lodging:
    • Lodge Room per family: $150 
    • Campground space per family: $80
  • Meals for weekend: 
    • Adult: $95  
    • Teen (13-17): $80 
    • Child (5-12): $65 
    • 4 and under: FREE 

Highlights


  • Full programming including skits, songs, and group activities
  • Morning sessions for adults and kids separately, by age group
  • Camp staff member assigned solely to serve your family alone
  • Longest program that allows for full experience of camp activities, while providing rest and spiritual refreshment

Option #2: Family Recharge Weekends

Shorter in length than family camps, these Recharge Weekends will provide an opportunity to get away and get back to basics with your family!  You will be able to experience the fun of camp while also receiving helpful times of prayer and formation, all in a few short days!

Dates


Weekend #1
July 10-12
Weekend #2
July 17-19

Costs


  • Program fee per family: $225 
  • Lodging:
    • Lodge Room per family: $150 
    • Campground space per family: $70 
  • Meals for weekend: 
    • Adult: $80 
    • Teen (13-17): $65 
    • Child (5-12): $50 
    • 4 and under: FREE 

Highlights


  • Structured programming with group fun, though less than Family Camps
  • Single session for adults and kids separately
  • Staff member assigned solely to serve your family alone
  • Shorter, weekend experience perfect for those with limited time off work

Option #3: Build Your Own Adventure

We are so excited to offer, for the first time ever, the ability for families to create their own experience here at camp.  With dates available throughout July, families can book housing and activities on an “a la carte” basis, depending on the length of time they have and the adventures that fit their individual families.  Activities will all be hosted by our personable staff and missionaries, with mass and adoration as fixtures throughout each day.

Choose activities, priced individually, to fit your desires and length of visit as a family!
OR
Select an easy-to-pick activity package!

Dates


Open for bookings of any length in these date windows:

  • June 22-26
  • July 2-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24

Costs


  • Lodge Rooms (with 8, 10, 12 beds): $100/night
  • Meals: $25/person for three meals
  • Activities: Priced Individually Below 

Highlights


  • Full flexibility to create the exact experience your family needs
  • Ability to choose activities individually or to buy them in a package
  • Opportunity to interact with staff in varied capacities as instructors, facilitators, and guides
  • Ability to refill spiritually through Mass, Confession, and Eucharistic Adoration offered regularly

"A La Carte" Activity Options:

Expand each item below for details and pricing. Activity/package selection will occur in the registration process itself.  

Private Family Guided Hikes

Join our missionary staff for a guided hike just for your family, customized to you!  We will be going into Rocky Mountain National Park, while learning fun facts about both the environment and also about our Catholic faith!  Hikes can either be half-day or full-day.

Pricing:

  • Full day (5-7 hours): $100/family
  • Half day (2-3 hours): $65/family
Family-friendly GROUP Guided Hike - Half Day

Join our missionary staff for a guided half-day hike with other families as well!  We will be going into Rocky Mountain National Park, while learning fun facts about both the environment and also about our Catholic faith!  We will maintain social distancing to ensure comfort and safety for families, while having a blast all together!  Do not fear…this hike is kid-friendly!!

Pricing:

  • $15/person (max group size of 15)
High Ropes Course (including BRAND NEW Giant Swing!)

Come, play on our brand new, updated High Ropes Course!  Fully challenge-by-choice, come and experience the rush of challenges at height up to your comfort level, with encouraging staff to assist along the way.  The new course has a Leap of Faith, a new zip-line, and a Giant Swing!  Also included is the climbing wall!

Pricing:

  • $30/person for 90 mins on the course
1000 Foot Zip-Line

Soar into the crisp mountain air on our 1000 foot zip-line.  Sign up for 90 minutes of availability, which will include 2-3 rides!

Pricing:

  • $20/person for 90 mins 
Facilitated Low Ropes Challenges

Embark on a family adventure on our Low Ropes Challenge Course.  With an experienced facilitator as your guide, navigate difficult group problems together, including the Wild Woozy, the Mohawk Walk, and more!

Pricing:

  • $50/family or multiple families  max group size of 12 for 90 minutes 
Boats (kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards)

Enjoy a float on our private camp lake!  Take out a sit-on kayak, a canoe, or even a stand-up paddleboard!  Lifejackets included, of course!

Pricing:

  • $10/boat (for 30 minutes)
Archery

Sign up for an hour and a half of archery instruction and fun!  Perfect for ages 6 and up, come down to the range, learn archery technique, and see how good your aim is!

Pricing:

  • $10/person (ages 6 and up) for 90 minutes at the range
Handicrafts

Learn the art of woodburning, rosary making, and other fun projects.  Includes supplies as well as instruction.

Pricing:

  • $10/person for 1.5 hours
Fishing (Evenings)

Try your hand at catching some of our very own lake trout!   Price includes staff assistance, as well all necessary gear and equipment.

Pricing:

  • $10/person for 1.5 hours
Human Survival Workshop

Instruction in basics of human survival in the wilderness, including fire-starting, shelter building, and more!

Pricing:

  • $15/person for 3 hour instruction
  • Class minimum to run course is 5 participants
Orienteering Workshop

Instruction in basic navigation using a map and compass.  Games and interactive instruction provide opportunity for hands-on practice, for youth and adults alike!

Pricing:

  • $15/person for 3 hour instruction
  • Class minimum to run course is 5 participants
Mountain Meteorology

Isn’t weather in the mountains crazy sometimes?!  Learn all about how mountains affect the rain, sun, wind, and snow that we experience every day!  AND even get to participate in some fun, hands-on experiments with your family!

Pricing:

  • $1o/person for 1.5 hour instruction
  • Class minimum to run course is 5 participants
The Colors of Creation with JPII

Enjoy the beauty of art while also learning about one of the greatest saints of the modern era – while sketching and water-coloring yourself!  Price includes instruction as well as supplies.

Pricing:

  • $15/person for 1.5 hour instruction
  • Class minimum to run course is 5 participants
Tree-Felling Workshop

With an experienced sawyer, learn the basics of how to safely and appropriately fell trees.  Will not include chainsaw use, but will include clear demonstration as well as important technique learning.

Pricing:

  • $25/person for 1.5 hour instruction
  • Class minimum to run course is 5 participants
Astronomy Workshop (Evenings)

Discover the wonder of the night skies!  Includes both inside instruction as well as star-gazing!

Pricing:

  • $10/person for 1.5 hour instruction
  • Class minimum to run course is 5 participants
FREE Activities Offered at Camp

Just by being on camp, you will have access to these daily fun activities and experiences:

  • Guided Nature Walks on camp
  • Game Room (Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Billiards, and Foosball)
  • Night Walk at Lilly Lake
  • Bike Use on Camp Property (including helmets)
  • Sports, sports, sports! – Includes Volleyball, Gaga Ball, Basketball, Disc Golf, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Nine-Square, Corn-hole, and of course, the playground!

Here are some suggested FUN Adventure Days on Camp:

Highlight Videos from 2019 Family Camps

See the videos below for a taste of family programming last summer!

COVID-19 and Family Programming

 

Annunciation Heights abides by all current directives of the State of CO and Larimer County, as well as industry standards, to keep you and your family safe!  We believe that family programming will allow us to do this while also hosting a dynamic camp experience:

  • Families will come to camp as singular units, housed as such with their own bathrooms.  
  • Our land and facilities allow us the flexibility to enjoy meals and activities outside or in our open-air pavilion.  We can even celebrate Mass together in our outdoor chapel!
  • Annunciation Heights has implemented a rigorous sanitization plan to keep guests and staff as healthy as we can.  Please see our COVID-19 policy page for more details.  
  • Family programming will allow you, the parents, to supervise and manage your own children’s interactions as you see fit in light of the coronavirus, while also engaging with other families in a dynamic and safe way. 

During your time at camp, there will be appropriate regulations in place to allow for social distancing and to minimize risk of exposure – in accordance with state/county health direction and industry best practice.  While participating in specific activities or events, you may be asked to wear a mask.  Nevertheless, we will do everything possible to minimize the affect of these regulations on your family.

We are hopeful and excited about Build Family, Think Adventure this summer.  Yes, the situation in CO surrounding COVID-19 is ever-changing, and as such, developments will occur in the coming weeks and month.  Hence, all programming is fully contingent on current industry guidance and state/county regulation.  In the event of any cancellation or adjustment of programming, our Camp Fee Assurance Program will remain in affect.   Many thanks for trusting us as we look forward to not only keeping you healthy but also having a ton of fun this summer!

Meet the Awesome Staff and Missionaries Who Will Make Your Summer a Blast!

We believe that what makes for an awesome time at camp are staff who are passionate, faithful, and fun!  Click below to meet the men and women of Annunciation Heights, who can’t wait to serve your family!

Excited by the possibility of coming to camp at Annunciation Heights? Want to share this opportunity with others?

Download and share our “Build Family, Think Adventure” Flier Menu Today!

Please feel free to download the flier, print it to give to others, send it electronically to friends and families, or post it in your local coffee shop!

If you have questions about Camp registration, please give us a call at 970-586-5689 or email Luke Hlavin at luke.hlavin@annunciationheights.org today!