Providing sanctuary for all to consider the transcendent issues of life
April 2018
(719) 495-2743   ~    mail@laforet.org   ~    www.laforet.org
OUR APRIL EDITION:
Can't Wait for Camp!      


At La Foret, our RMC camps do more than just provide a week away in the woods.   Each camp creates a community that is grounded in the Christian values of inclusivity, invitational welcome, and love for self, God,  neighbor,  and  creation. As we hear and see so much negativity, anger, and discord in the news today, a week of camp allows our children (and adults) to be a part of a community that celebrates the divine in each person. Our spirits need to be renewed and affirmed! 

One of the biggest differences is the quality and investment of our camp staff. Our directors and counselors are creative, highly vetted and qualified, and diligent about designing a wonderful experience for kids of all ages. 

Sign up for camp this summer, and see for yourself! You can view the schedule below, and we invite you to learn more and register on the Rocky Mountain Conference website.

If you don't have a child of your own but believe in the transformational power of camp, consider sponsoring a child! For some kids in your church or neighborhood, camp at La Foret might just be the thing that changes their lives. 

Rev. Chris Gilmore
Faith & Nurture Program Associate
Rocky Mountain Conference-UCC  




Grandparent & Me //  June 29 - July 1  // 
Grandparents and grandchildren

Pioneer Camp //  July 8-14 // Grades 2-4

Explorer Camp //  July 8-14 // Grades 4-6

Voyager Camp //  July 8-14 // Grades 6-8

MADD Camp //  July 15-21 // Grades 9-12

Contemplative Camp //  July 15-21  // Adult Camp 



"Camp helped me become a better version of myself." 
- A senior-high student on La Foret during the 2018 Spring Retreat .

 
More Awesome Options For Summer Camp 2018

Summer should be full of fun and special memories for children. Give your kids a fantastic summer camp experience in the wonderful setting here at La Foret in Black Forest... With lots of options to choose from!


July 8 - 14th
July 15-21st
June 11 - 15th
July 9 - 13th
June 10 - 16th
June 17 - 23rd
June
 11-14, 18-22, 
July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27

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Creative projects!

 Ready, aim, fire!
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Swimming is a blast!



Keeping kids active!
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So have your family join us out in the woods this summer! Smell the warm pines and feel the sunshine, hear the wildlife and the rustling breeze. Its oh-so good for the heart!

A short drive from Colorado Springs, it feels like a peaceful get-away for kids and adults alike.

Coming this summer

Many of you are planning summers for yourselves and your children.  

Visit www.rmcucc.org for United Church of Christ camps.  
Visit www.crmrdoc.org for the Disciples of Christ camps.  

You will find them refreshing, open and completely accepting of all.  These events are by age and are in June and July.  

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at 
La Foret.

         
Executive Director
Employee Highlight:
Melanie Brim
Guest Services Associate

Melanie and her husband Bill have lived in Black Forest for 11 years and can't imagine living anywhere else. Being a Colorado Native, Melanie grew up camping, hiking, fishing and skiing. Her nature-inspired childhood developed an exceptional appreciation for the outdoors which she has passed on to each of her four adventurous children. She hopes to marry this love for nature with her experiences as regional director with a local non-profit to help foster the growth of La Foret. Her marketing and communications background along with office management skills will help her deliver the finest in customer service by providing knowledgeable and personal attention to each guest. If you don't run into her at one of our local coffee houses, you'll see her running on the BF trails, competing in community races, or sharing her passion for running with our youth by coaching XC & Track at local schools and as Head Coach of the Junior Olympic XC team.
 
"I love, love, love working at La Foret! The passion I see in each of my co-workers is inspiring. I admire how they make each client feel appreciated and valued and feel like it is a perfect fit for me. I look forward to learning more each day so I can share the heart of La Foret' with each person that walks through the door."
- Melanie 

It's easy to count the seeds in an apple... 
But does anyone know how many apples are in one seed?

"... Plant seeds off happiness, hope, success, and love; 
It will all come back to you in abundance. It is the law of Nature."
- Steve Maraboh