Winter related Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I register?
Please contact your Children's Minister at your church for a registration form.
Q: What are the "check in" and "check out" times?
Snow Camp check in is at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and check out is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. We will NOT be serving dinner on Friday, so be sure to eat before you arrive.
Q: What do I need to bring?
Winter coat, snow boots, ski gloves, warm hat, ski goggles or sunglasses, long underwear. Dress in layered clothing. Twin bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, towels/wash cloth, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo/soap, sunscreen/chapstick, flashlight, water bottle, notebook/pencil, and most importantly your Bible.
Q: Do your buildings have heat in the winter?
Yes, all our facilities are heated, comfortable and operational all year round.
Q: What’s the weather like at camp?
The weather Bureau gives these annual averages for Fairplay which is 10 miles from Camp Como:
The average January temperatures: (min./max) 9/29 degrees F.
The average annual snow fall: 84".
Q: Do you rent cross-country skis?
No, the camp does not have a rental program. Bring your own or a rental from your area to enjoy six kilometers of groomed trails.
Q: Do you rent snowshoes?
Yes! Contact us about rental prices.
Q: Is Camp Como open year round?
YES! The summer months are the busy season with week long resident youth camps, but the camp is available to serve its guests 12 months of the year.
Q: Who owns Camp Como?
There are nearly 40 independent Christian Churches that own and operate the camp. These churches are called “corporation member churches.” A Board of Trustes, selected from within these churches, are responsible for the oversight of the camp. Camp Como is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Q: Can groups other than member churches use the camp facilities?
YES! The camp is used by many organizations. Contact the office for booking information.
Q: Should I be worried about altitude sickness?
Everyone feels the effects of less oxygen at 10,000 feet elevation when they are physically active. Some folks develop a headache, and a few people feel nauseous. Symptoms may persist from a few hours to a couple of days. By drinking lots of water and taking it easy the first day to acclimate, almost everyone can tolerate the altitude. If you are prone to altitude sickness, your family doctor may be able to prescribe medication to ward off the more unpleasant symptoms of altitude sickness.
Q: Can we bring our pet(s)?
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Q: What is your mission & vision statement?
We endeavor to "Provide opportunities for campers to encounter and grow in Jesus Christ, led by dedicated Christian role models in a unique mountain environment."
Q: Can I volunteer?
YES! Camp Como was founded on service and volunteers of all ages are a big part of the work force at Camp Como. During the summer we have a weekly volunteer program for Middle and High School teens. If you would like to be part of the volunteer ministry, please contact the office.
Q: What is CCCA?
Camp Como is a member of CCCA, the Christian Camping & Conference Association.