Adventure Camp

6th - 7th - 8th Grade


We love the middle schoolers! Full of creativity and curiosity, they bring so much to their week of camp. Intentional programming for these camps is designed to meet the kids where they are. We love their questions and their searching as they begin to understand who God created them to be.

For rising 6th – 7th – 8th graders

For rising 7th – 8th – 9th graders check out Adventure PLUS

Adventure Camp- June Session: June 10-16, 2018

Adventure Camp – July Session:  July 29 – August 4, 2018

Tuition: $625 | $460 (subsidized)

Financial Aid: Payment Plans Available
Additional scholarships available based on financial need – contact Winston to apply.

*6th Graders may choose to attend Discovery or Adventure Camps, or both!

Convinced? Of course you are!

“Love the people, love the place. Love the difference you make in my child’s life”

Camper Parent

About Adventure Camp

 The spirit of Adventure Camp is evident when you see groups of middle schoolers cooperating, experiencing community, accepting each other, laughing together and demonstrating some self-confidence. Sonlight values new challenges, activity in the natural world, valuing each person and appreciating the gifts they have. At this 7-day resident camp, youth take time to build self esteem, explore their faith so it becomes their own, and allow authentic friendships to develop.

With 32+ years of camp experience in our pocket, Sonlight believes that camp is a powerful experience in whole-child and faith development, a safe place to try new things, a place to unplug from our digital world, and an opportunity to be surrounded by supportive and loving role models.

Letter From The Directors



 Dear Camper Parents,

We are so excited to host your child at Sonlight Christian Camp for a week or more this upcoming summer. We look forward to a time of laughter, great food and many fun activities together. The week will be a balance of learning about ourselves and God, a time to ask those tough questions and an opportunity to grow as a person. With hiking, campfires and crazy games, we’ll explore God’s creation and life as God wants it to be. We hope it will be the BEST week of your child’s summer.
If you have any questions or concerns about Sonlight Camp, our staff or our program, please contact us. If there are unique or special circumstances that apply to your child, also let us know so we can serve your family better. Our passions are kids and camp. We want every camper to love the Sonlight Camp experience. See you this summer!

Vaya Con Dios, 

Emrys Tyler, Co-Director –
Sara Tyler, Co-Director –
Chelsea Poest, Program Director –
Sonlight Office – 970.264.4379






How do you hire and train your staff?
We hand-pick college students through our selective hiring process. Pre-summer, our staff go through an extensive 10-day orientation and training. Our summer staff are fully trained in areas such as child development, homesickness, bullying, behavior management and safety. You entrust us with your child and we do not take that lightly. We want your child to have the best summer camp experience possible.

Still have more questions? Call us! Emrys and Sara Tyler, Directors: 970.264.4379 or Chelsea Poest, Program Director: 970.264.4379. Visit American Camp Association’s for advice, how to choose the right camp, the impact of summer camp on child development and helpful information. We believe in the benefits of summer camp. We hope you will too!



Our Adventure activities are intentionally programmed for the enjoyment and enrichment of middle school youth. Some examples of our Adventure Camp activities:

  • Day hikes in the San Juan National Forest
  • Team building and low ropes course
  • Rafting on the Animas River (dependent upon adequate river flow)
  • Digglers (mountain scooters)
  • Dodgeball
  • Archery
  • Frisbee golf
  • Geocaching
  • Daily worship and small group time
  • Bouldering wall and climbing walls
  • Sonlight’s famous “Messy Games”
  • Arts and crafts
  • Evening activities (dance party, thematic night games, etc)
  • Themed meals (i.e. Mario’s Italian Dinner or Wild West Burger Cookout)
  • Fort building
  • Soccer and volleyball
  • Campfire skits and songs
Summer 2018 Theme

Welcome to Summer 2018: A summer of putting aside the tomorrows and the yesterdays and saying, HEY, I’M HERE TODAY and learning to love and live in the moment. Because, life is happening all around us – in the small moments and in the grand ones, too. Let’s gather together this summer to put aside our phones, grab a friend’s hand and give three hip hip hoorays to the chance to do life with one another in a real, present, and authentic way.

You are here! Wherever you find yourself right now, I encourage you to be fully there. Don’t let the wonder and glory of life pass you by. Jesus continues to work and be fully present in those small, sometimes mundane moments. So, let’s all try to live out our lives RIGHT NOW instead of waiting for life’s next big moment to happen.

Sing a little louder, dance a little bit crazier, jump a little higher, love a little more. Enjoy it.

american camp association

Sonlight is Accredited by the American Camp Association

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