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

Celebrating our 45th year, Sonlight has sought to be a community that lives out the Gospel in all that we do. Inspired by the mission, “Be with kids, and show them God”, we are grateful to be able to provide a space away for youth to simply be who God intends them to be. The Sonlight leadership team works diligently to provide creative and innovative ways to make this summer memorable, for both our new and returning campers, by thinking outside the box and learning more about current youth needs. Whether for a traditional resident camp or a Sonlight Adventures backpacking trip, we hope to make Sonlight a place of rest and joy for all who call it home. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your camper – Sonlight continues its ACA accreditation so that our programs and facilities will be the best that they can be. We look forward to greeting you this summer with a warm “Welcome home!” and of course, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies!

Mary, Claire and Winston

Meet the Leadership Team

Sonlight Office – 970.264.4379

Banquet Night Theme

“Come As You Are” 2024 Banquet Night Theme

This summer, instead of asking you to dress up as something or someone else, we are simply inviting you to “come as you are”! We think our campers are pretty neat for a multitude of reasons but are consistently blown away by the varied talents, hobbies, and interests that our community engages in during the other 51 weeks of the year. While these things by no means define you, we want to celebrate the ways in which you are able to live more fully into who God has called you to be.


Some ideas:

  • If you’re an artist, a smock and paint palette

  • If you play/enjoy a sport, a jersey or uniform 

  • If you’re passionate about the outdoors, your best nature day fit

  • If you’re a fan of gaming/esports, fangear

  • If you’re a dancer or actor, a costume from a previous performance

  • If (fill in the blank) interests you, a thematic graphic tee 

  • If you’re involved at school, spirit gear 

  • If you love your furry friends, wear pictures of your pets

  • If Taylor Swift dominates your playlist, an Eras inspired outfit


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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