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

June 9-15, 2024

Tuition: $795 / $645*

Arrival Time:  4:00 – 5:30 Sunday 

Departure:  8:00 am Saturday morning is a continental breakfast for campers and staff. We’ll have a short closing program at 8:30 am

What to Bring to Adventure Camp June Session

Financial Aid: Payment Plans Available
Additional scholarships available based on financial need – contact Mary Marugg, Director to apply 970.264.4379

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

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

Camper Parent

Arrival / Departure and what to pack. Coming soon

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 43+ 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 caring role models.

Letter From The Leadership Team

For 43 years, Sonlight has sought to live out Christ’s mission and empower youth to become all that God intends them to be. Inspired by our mission to “Be With Kids, and Show them God”, we are so grateful to be able to provide a space away for youth.

The Sonlight leadership team is diligently working on creative and innovative ways to make this summer the best one yet for both our new and returning campers. We continue to seek ways to remain faithful to Christ’s mission in raising young people for God’s reign. Whether for a weekend retreat, backpack trip, or week long camp – we hope to make Sonlight a place of God’s rest and blessing for whoever might want to avail themselves of this ministry.

 Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your children and youth—Sonlight continues its ACA-accreditation so that our programs and facilities will be the best that they can be. We are blessed by the continual commitment of campers, parents, guests, and donors who consider Sonlight to be a home away from home.

We look forward to greeting you soon with a warm “Welcome home!” and of course, offering you fresh-baked cookies.

Mary, Claire and Winston

Meet the Leadership Team

Sonlight Office – 970.264.4379

Banquet Night Theme

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”

– Bono

Jammin’ Jukebox

This summer we are celebrating the power of music with our weekly banquet night theme: Jammin’ Jukebox! Through the gifts some of us are given to play instruments all the way to the background noise of the radio on car rides –  music is all around us. It has the ability to encapsulate memories, produce emotions, and bring people together in a way unlike noneother. Recognizing the true fashion of music’s uniqueness, we invite you to use your creativity to come up with whatever suits your musical style best!

Some ideas:

  • Dress as your favorite genre of music (country, rock, pop, indie, etc)

  • Dress like your favorite artist/musician/band

  • Music Conductor

  • Dress as your favorite instrument

  • Dress as a Broadway show character

  • Disc Jockey (DJ)

  • Jukebox party – 1950’s style dress

  • Let your creativity run wild!


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 8-day orientation and training. Our summer staff are oriented to 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!  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
  • Digglers (mountain scooters)
  • Dodgeball
  • Archery
  • Frisbee golf
  • Geocaching
  • Daily worship and small group time
  • Bouldering wall
  • 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
Camp Details
Camp check-in
  • Sundays: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Camp Pick-Up / Closing
  • Camp is over Saturday morning. We will have coffee and pastries for all parents / campers and family members at 8:00am. A short closing program will start at 8:30am
Cancellation Policy

Should you cancel your registration, there will be a $150 cancellation fee. If you cancel your registration within 14 days of the start of the camp and we are unable to fill your child’s space there are no refunds. There are no refunds or pro-rated pricing for early departures or late arrivals.

american camp association

Sonlight is Accredited by the American Camp Association


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