7th – 8th – 9th Grades
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. AdventurePLUS is a unique week for older middle schoolers, Programming does not vary too much from the standard Adventure Camp, but conversations will be different with older middle schoolers and rising 9th graders. and there will be some new twists on Adventure Camp, a great week for rising 9th graders as well.
For rising 7th – 8th – 9th graders
For rising 6th – 7th – 8th graders check out our traditional Adventure Camp
July 7-13, 2024
Camp Arrival: 4:00-5:30 Sunday
Camp Pickup: 8:00am Saturday
We have a continental breakfast for parents and camper starting at 8am, then a short closing program starting at 8:30
Tuition: $795 / $645*
- (read more about our subsidized camp tuition)
- Sonlight aims to keep camp affordable to all even as operational costs continue to increase.
*9th Graders may choose to attend AdventurePLUS or the Week Long High School Camps
About AdventurePLUS 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.
This week will be a twist on Adventure Camp for older middle schoolers, and a good place for rising 9th graders as well.
With 44+ 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 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
Banquet Night Theme
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! Mary Marugg, Director: 970.264.4379 or Claire Madera, Program Director: 970.264.4379. Visit American Camp Association’s www.campparents.org 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 AdventurePLUS Camp activities:
- Day hikes in the San Juan National Forest
- Team building and low ropes course
- Digglers (mountain scooters)
- Axe throwing
- Frisbee golf
- 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
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.
Arrival and Departure details as well! Coming soon
“Love the people, love the place. Love the difference you make in my child’s life”