Join us for Winter Camp, March 12-17, 2023

Discover the annual tradition that brings people back year after year, where lives are refreshed, families are strengthened and memories are made. It is a week you’ll never forget! Families from Lavon Drive Baptist Church and Garland Christian Academy have been going to Winter Camp for decades for mental, physical, and spiritual renewal! Come find out for yourself what the excitement is all about.

How Does it Work?
Winter Camp is a family camp for folks at all ages and stages of life.  Everyone travels at their own pace to get to Buena Vista, Colorado by mid-afternoon on the first day of Camp. Most leave on Saturday and caravan with another family or two, spending the night in Raton, NM where we have a group rate secured at an area hotel.  The daily format of Winter Camp is open-ended, with each family free to spend their time as they please until everyone comes back together for supper and worship every evening. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided by Spring Canyon’s renowned Executive Chef, Rory Gillett.  You do NOT eat “camp food” at Winter Camp.  The dining experience is exquisite, with locally-sourced produce, flavorful recipes, and tremendous variety. Food allergies can be accommodated with notice.

Many families take a few daytime adventures away from camp for skiing, snowmobiling, hitting the hot springs, or sightseeing at the many beautiful destinations within a short distance of Spring Canyon.  But they’ll also usually plan on staying on property for some of their time, relaxing, fishing, playing games, and enjoying the opportunity to just “do nothing” in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s really up to you!  Some people park their car at the beginning of Camp and next pull out until we head home, and others are out and about every day.
Things to Do:
  • Snowmobiling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tubing
  • Sightseeing
  • Hot Springs
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing
Places to Go:
  • Ski Cooper
  • Monarch Ski Area
  • Snowmobiling @ Cottonwood Pass
  • Mount Princeton Hot Springs
  • Historic Leadville
  • Royal Gorge
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • and more!

This is a family camp: Singles, couples, families… everyone is invited. Most Campers are from LDBC or GCA, but you can invite other family or friends to join you as well!


Sunday, March 12 through Friday, March 17, 2023 (this is Spring Break for Garland ISD and several others)

 Get yourself to Camp however you’d like! Most people caravan with another family or two, leaving on Saturday, March 11 and staying the night in Raton, NM before heading into Colorado on Sunday
Register by December 5:

Age 13+: $580
Age 3-12: $425
Under 3 is free

Register after December 5:

Age 13+: $630 $580 – EARLY BIRD RATES EXTENDED!
Age 3-12: $475 $425 – EARLY BIRD RATES EXTENDED!
Under 3 is free

Your Winter Camp fee includes:
  • 5 nights accommodations at Spring Canyon Retreat Center March 12-17
  • Three meals/day from dinner on the 12th through breakfast on the 17th
  • Activities on campus at Spring Canyon (tubing hill, Critter Gulch, fishing, game room + take home all the crystal-clear spring water that you can carry!)
  • Optional Extras
    • Catch a trout and have it prepared by Chef Rory for $10.
    • Rock Climbing wall available for a small fee per hour.
    • Skiing, snowmobiling, and other off-camp activities are additional
Registration opens October 9! Come back then to register online, or you can pick up paper registration forms at the Welcome Center.
Payment schedule:
$100/person due with Registration
Next $100/person due December 11, 2022
Balance due February 26, 2023

Contact the Winter Camp Director, Pastor Ryan Johnston with any questions you may have!