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High School Trip - Deadline Approaching!

High School Adventure Trip - About this trip
by D.J. Chatelaine
Deadline to Register: November 1st

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

Rocky Mountain High by John Denver captures the beauty that will surround us this summer as we spend a week in the Colorado Rockies at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp. Having spent two separate weeks in two similar experiences to what we have in store for July 20-28, 2019, I can tell you, we’re in for a treat. Seriously. I can’t think of too many other places in the world that instill feelings of awe and wonder at the beauty of God’s creation like Colorado. What’s more, we’ll experience it together at an incredible camp, Rainbow Trail, that offers opportunities for leadership development, spiritual growth, service, community building and time to unwind and have a blast for one week in your life--a week you’ll remember as one of the best.

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Even more exciting, you have the option to walk in the quiet solitude amongst the forest and the streams through signing up for the Compass Points backpacking excursion. Through 3-4 days on the trail, our group(s) will be led by experienced guides who not only know the San Isabel National Forest like the back of their hand, but are gifted in spiritual and leadership development. Plus, the trip includes half-day whitewater rafting (!!), ropes course and a service project opportunity! All cooking and food supplies are provided and we will travel together and be with those who elect to stay onsite for the awesome High School Camp at the tail ends of the week.

If roughing it in nature or going a few days without a shower isn’t your cup of tea, then you have the amazing opportunity to meet, learn from and hang out with a bunch of Lutheran high school students from across the country as well as an exceptional staff at the onsite camp. From the website: “Whether you have been a long time camper or are new to Rainbow Trail, a week of Senior High Camp can be the best week of your summer! Share in a week of creativity, high adventure, leadership opportunities, and close relationships! Activities include high rope adventures like the circuit and dangling duo, hiking and optional white water rafting.”

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We will be traveling to and from Rainbow Trail as a whole group, no matter if you choose the onsite or Compass Points option, so there will be plenty of time to bond in the long drive!

One word summarizes Rainbow Trail: prodigious. To join in on what’s going to be a fun and memorable trip, turn in your registration and to me at church by November 1st! (NOTE THE DEADLINE CHANGE).

Follow this link for the general registration form and this link for Compass Points. Please email me (djc@gloria-dei.com) with any questions you may have.