Below you will find answers to the most common questions. If these lists don’t answer your question, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (719) 836-2382!
Who owns Camp Como?
There are nearly 40 independent Christian Churches that own the camp. These churches are called “corporation member churches.” A Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the camp. Camp Como is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
What is CCCA?
Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) is an indispensable partner for Christian camps and conference centers across the United States because of the programs, products and services they provide to members. CCCA will be known among all Christian camps and conferences for helping members foster God’s work in guests’ lives. CCCA exists to maximize ministry for member camps and conference centers.
Can I volunteer?
YES! Camp Como was founded on service, and volunteers of all ages and 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. Throughout the year, we have many church affiliated volunteer groups that come to camp and work on projects that involve either building improvements or many outdoor upkeep opportunities on our 160 acres. If you would like to be part of the volunteer ministry, please contact the office at (719) 836-2382.
Can we bring our pet(s)?
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Is Camp Como open year-round?
YES! The summer months are very busy with 3 day camps each week sometimes followed by retreats on weekends. Outside of the summer, weekend retreats are held just about every weekend so please contact us early if you would like to reserve a weekend for your retreat group.
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.
What’s the weather like at camp?
The Weather Bureau gives these annual averages for Fairplay which is 10 miles from Camp Como:
Summer – The average July temperatures: (min./max) 41/69 degrees F. Humidity is very low in the mountains; 10% to 25% is common. It makes for a very comfortable climate at 10,000 feet elevation.
Winter – The average January temperatures: (min./max) 9/29 degrees F. The average annual snow fall: 84″.
Please bring plenty of sunscreen as the sun rays are intense at our mountain elevation of 10,125 feet.
Do your buildings have heat in the winter?
Yes, all our facilities are heated, comfortable and operational all year round.
What do I need to bring for Summer Camp?
Bible & pencil, backpack & water bottle, flashlight, casual clothes, flip flops (shower), hiking/walking shoes, closed toe shoes, warm clothes/rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm with SPF, basic toiletries, shampoo/soap, towel/washcloth, sleeping bag or twin beddings/pillow, spending money
What do I need to bring for Winter Camp?
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.
Why should I bring spending money?
Sweatshirts, t-shirts and souvenirs can be purchased at the camp Country Store, and snack items such as candy, soda and chips can be purchased at the Canteen (snack bar). Spending money is optional.