Lifetree Day Camps was created by Group Publishing, Inc. It includes a team of people who create experiences to help kids grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other. We provide safe, affordable, and convenient environments for kids to explore and expand their Christian faith, make new friends, and have a lot of fun! We’re leaders in interdenominational children’s ministry and vacation Bible school, so we know what works with kids. And it is our goal to provide fun, quality programs that make a difference in the spiritual lives of kids.
Yes. Themes change each week, so campers who attend multiple camps have a new and exciting experience each week.
We will work with each family on a case-by-case basis in the best interest of a child. We will make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of all children, but there are limitations due to the child-to-adult ratio and non-specific knowledge of certain disabilities. We are not equipped to provide one-on-one care or address complex medical issues. Of primary concern is the safety of both the individual and all other campers relative to the camp programming.
Clear and specific parent communication are necessary to determine if Lifetree Day Camps can meet the needs of a specific child. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Lifetree Day Camps office for a discussion prior to registering your child. Lifetree Day Camps will make a final decision that will be in the best interest of all involved.
The state of Colorado requires 1 staff member for every 15 kids. Lifetree Day Camps targets a ratio of 1 to 12 that exceeds state standards. It is important that each child feels included and gets proper staff attention.
Camp programming runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.
Yes, Extended Care is available each day from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $59 per week, or $15 per day.
Yes, but charges will not be prorated for missed days or missed hours in a day. Camp fees are for full days during the 5 days of camp.
Parents/guardians are asked to park and walk children to the check-in area each day. A parent/guardian signature will be required each day at check-in. Only authorized persons can sign a child in each day. Children cannot sign themselves in.
Because no adult supervision is provided, children should never arrive prior to 7:30 a.m.
Parents/guardians are asked to park and walk to the checkout area each day to pick up children. A parent/guardian signature will be required each day at checkout, and picture identification will be required. Children cannot sign themselves out.
Children will only be released to individuals you have authorized for pickup. If an unauthorized person attempts to take a child without permission, the parents and the police will be called. Authorized persons must be at least 16 years of age.
Any child picked up later than 3:15 p.m. will automatically incur an Extended Care fee.
In cases of extreme weather, outdoor activities will be moved indoors. If necessary, all staff and children will seek shelter immediately and remain sheltered until severe weather moves out of the area.
When the temperature is unusually hot, more shade will be sought, more reminders to drink water given, and fewer or no active games played outside. Please dress your children appropriately for weather conditions.
All staff members are trained in camp programming, camp philosophy/approach, and camp safety. Rest assured your children will be well cared for. We also conduct thorough background checks and fingerprinting. Each candidate is checked through the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Human Services, and the FBI.
All counselors are trained in first-aid, CPR, and standard/universal precautions.
Yes, our annual license is issued by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services.
No. Every event and activity happens at the camp location. We will not be transporting your children to any additional locations.
No. Each day, please send your child with a nutritious, sack lunch including a frozen juice or freezer pack. There will be no access to a microwave oven. If your child’s diet requires a lunch to be refrigerated, we will have ice chests available.
Also, please send at least 2 snacks along with a child’s lunch.
Last, please send your child with a full water bottle. Children will always have access to drinking water to refill their water bottles.
In order for our staff to best serve your child, it is important for you to let us know about any allergies your child has to food, medications, and other substances. Lifetree Day Camps cannot guarantee no exposure to foods or substances that may cause a reaction.
Christian music videos with motions will be regularly shown as part of Lifetree Day Camps programming. Occasionally, some additional video clips may be shown during the day to enhance a learning experience. Any such videos will G rated in content.
Kids are placed into small mixed-age groups called Crews led by a Camp Counselor. Crews may/may not include known friends of your child. However, kids will interact as a large group several times each day. Plus, groups of crews travel together so your child may have opportunity to connect with friends from other crews during rotations.
All equipment needed for daily activities.
As with the vacation Bible school programs created by Group, the environment will be comfortable for children of all Christian faiths and backgrounds. Our intention is to provide an environment in which they feel God’s love and can identify it as God’s love. However, we do not want children to feel any pressure as to the details (i.e. denominational differences) of what they believe. Our programming is consistent with the Statement of Faith.
At this time, there is no financial aid available through Lifetree Day Camps. We are exploring possibilities for the future.