High School Week Long Camp


High School camp is space to be unplugged. A place to be who God created you to be, a week  to step away from the stress of school and life. Sonlight High School camps fill quickly, a testament to how important the week of camp is to campers who return year after year. Climbing peaks, outdoor adventure, campfires and s’mores – it’s a week high schoolers come back to year after year.

High School Week Long Camps

For rising 9th – 12th graders and graduating seniors

June 16-22, 2024

Tuition: $795 / $645*

Arrival Time:  4:00-5:30 Sunday

Departure Time:  8:00 am Saturday we’ll have a continental breakfast for campers and parents. A short closing program will start at 8:30 am.

Continuing in 2024: AdventurePLUS for 7th – 8th – 9th graders

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

High School Week

Packing List /Arrival/Departure Details Coming soon!

“ I had an amazing time. I’m going to try to continue a spiritual journey. I was able to talk to my counselor and tell them things I never told anyone. I felt free. What a beautiful experience. I was able to let go of a lot of baggage” 

High School Camper

About High School Camp

Truly unique in our world, Sonlight’s High School Camp is an electronics free zone, a place to develop life long friendships, and explore faith in a safe place.

The chance to be a kid, sing songs, climb a mountain, roast a s’more and be part of a community will feed the soul of a high schooler. The daily opportunity to hang out with college students grounded in their faith, and consider it a privilege to dialogue with young people about their world back home or their faith.

Sonlight high school camps fill the most quickly, the biggest testimony of a program well run is the campers who return year after year.

Letter From The Directors

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 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.

What other opportunities does Sonlight offer for high school kids?
Sonlight offers a variety of other summer programs for high school students.

10-Day High School Camp

High School Backpack Trip

Still have more questions? Call us! Mary Marugg Director: 970.264.4379  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!


All activities are intentionally programmed to relate to today’s teens in meanginful ways. Some examples of our High School Camp activities:

  • Peak hikes in the San Juan National Forest
  • Team building and low ropes course
  • Digglers (mountain scooters)
  • Dodgeball
  • Archery
  • Daily worship and small groups
  • Frisbee golf
  • Geocaching
  • 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)
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Campfire skits and songs
Cancellation Policy

Should you cancel your registration, there will be a $100 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.


Schedule subject to change, but this gives you an idea of our week!

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Sonlight is Accredited by the American Camp Association


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