Summer Camps at Cathedral Ridge
Our camp programs encourage youth and young adults to build self-confidence by practicing their faith as they serve others and take on physical and leadership challenges. The result is a deeply authentic experience of spiritual life grounded in communities of faith to address real life.
Each and every program is founded on three principles:
- Grounding our youth and young adults in Christian Faith
- Developing practical leadership skills through adventure and challenge outdoors
- Challenging every person who enters our gates to become heart- and faith-based leaders innovating positive change
We work through a love of the outdoors, through the physical and emotional inspiration of adventure and challenge courses, and through simple table fellowship under the aspen trees. All of our programs are led by trained lay and clergy leaders who model servant leadership and hospitality. Registration for 2018 camps will open in January. Learn more about Cathedral Ridge >>
Quest Youth Retreats
Quest youth retreats help our young people grow deeper in their relationship with God. Quest incorporates general sessions led by entertaining and powerful speakers, interactive small group time, an engaging band, and plenty of community-building activities to help foster spiritual growth throughout the weekend and beyond. No two Quest events are the same. Youth are encouraged to explore, ask questions, and dive into each theme in hope that the weekend will help them grow individually in their faith and corporately as a member within the Church. Read more about Quest >>
Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative
What does it mean to be a servant leader, work as a team, and bring your full heart and faith into every aspect of your life? We are seeking young people entering grades 9-10 who want to explore their faith more deeply, develop their potential as leaders, and discover how they can make a difference in the world. COYLI is a three-year program, during which participants take part in three summer residencies:
- Students begin at Cathedral Ridge in year one to learn judgement and decision-making skills based in God and faith.
- In year two, participants venture abroad to explore Christian ministry in an unfamiliar cultural context.
- In year three students take part in a pilgrimage to make discoveries about what God is calling them to do in the world.
For more information about the Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative, please email Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.
Jesus taught us that when we clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and tend the sick, we are serving Christ Himself. Caring for others in loving service is a vital component of Christian practice. Serving others through the support of Christian community is especially important for youth. During adolescence and the years leading up to it, young people are exploring who they really are in the context of peer relationships. We believe that each person is created in God’s image, unique in their own way. For youth to discover who God intended them to be, in Christian peer community, is life changing. Discovering who they are while serving others is even more so. Summer youth trips through Young Episcopalians in Service seek to follow Christ’s command to love our neighbors and transform our youth through that loving service. For more information about YES! service trips, please email Tina Clark, family minister for St. Barnabas, Denver, or the Rev. Krista Dias, director of community live for Chapel of Our Saviour, Colorado Springs. Read more about YES! >>