Jun 22 - 26, 2020

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

Located in the stunning San Juan Mountains, Fort Lewis College has been nicknamed Colorado’s “Campus in the Sky,” and is a gorgeous and memorable camp location. For Student Life Campers, the campus offers tons of mission trip opportunities in the Durango area, as well as basketball and racquetball courts, pool, climbing wall, and coffee shop on campus.

Fort Lewis College

Address

1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301

Eat

Student Life Camp at Fort Lewis College is a life-changing experience set against the most beautiful backdrop imaginable. The school’s nickname, Colorado’s “Campus in the Sky,” is largely because of its lofty location in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. With beautiful, temperate weather and mountaneous landscape, the campus seems to sit high above the rest of the world. For a Student Life camper, that means the right environment for focusing on God and having fun with friends in a weeklong Christ-centered camp. The visually pleasing sandstone architecture reflects the cultural impact of the native Pueblo Indians, whose centuries-old towns give the region a unique historical quality not found at many other camp locations.

Corporate gatherings at Student Life Camp, such as Morning Celebration and Evening Worship, take place inside the Whalen Gymnasium. Those participating in Student Life Mission Camp will also find opportunities for worship through service in the nearby town of Durango, CO, the largest city in the southwestern part of the state and a region of 60,000 people.

TRAVEL
Denver – 350 miles; Albuquerque, NM – 200 miles; Phoenix, AZ – 450 miles and Pueblo – 270 miles.

Please click here for directions to Fort Lewis College.

ADDRESS
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

WORSHIP
Worship is held in the Whalen Gymnasium, home to men’s basketball games. It’s a nice, comfortable facility that makes for a great place to worship.

SERVE
Choose to serve through missions by registering for Student Life Mission Camp. Your group will be sent out to serve in many capacities in the surrounding Durango community areas.

SLEEP
Guys: 2 or 3 per room in double rooms or double suite rooms; semi-private or community bathrooms
Girls: 2 or 3 per room in double rooms or double suite rooms; semi-private or community bathrooms

Note: Housing priority is based on date deposits are received in the Student Life office.

EAT
The food is served cafeteria style with a salad bar and dessert bar available. Fort Lewis provides multiple options for each meal and a gluten-free line to help accomodate food allergies. There is a second cafeteria that serves the same food right below the main cafeteria. The café also sells snacks at night after evening worship.

PLAY
Free Time Options – Basketball, racquetball, pool, indoor volleyball, hiking trails, climbing wall*, coffee shop*

*Requires additional fee

Area Attractions
4 Corners Whitewater Rafting                    970.259.8272
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours   800.567.6745
Durango Rivertrippers Rafting                 970.259.0289
Flexible Flyers Rafting                                970.247.4628
Mountain Waters Rafting                            970.259.4191
Silverton Railroad                                      877-TRAIN-07
Mesa Verde Tours                                     970.247.4789
Jeep Trail Tours                                         970.247.4789

Feel free to enjoy area attractions on your way to or from camp.  If you would like to enjoy some of these options, as well as others, during the camp week, see our Church Connect Camp Option.

Staff Favorites of Fort Lewis College

  • Serious Texas BBQ
  • Hiking in Silverton
  • Downtown Durango
  • Snack shop in the cafeteria after Worship

Sleep

Guys: 2 or 3 per room in double rooms or double suite rooms; semi-private or community bathrooms
Girls: 2 or 3 per room in double rooms or double suite rooms; semi-private or community bathrooms

Note: Housing priority is based on date deposits are received in the Student Life office.

Play

4 Corners Whitewater Rafting   970.259.8272
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours   800.567.6745
Durango Rivertrippers Rafting   970.259.0289
Flexible Flyers Rafting   970.247.4628
Mountain Waters Rafting   970.259.4191
Big Corral Riding Stables   970.884.9235
Rapp Corral   970.247.8454
Chimney Rock Archaeological Area   970.883.5359
Durango Mountain Resort Alpine Slide   970.247.9000
Historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad   970.247.2733
Mesa Verde National Park   970.529.4465
       

 


Feel Free to Enjoy area attractions on your way to or from camp.  If you would like to enjoy some of these options, as well as others, during the camp week, see our Church Connect Option.

 

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