Packing List


Ponderosa is located at an elevation of about 7965 feet with temperatures varying greatly.

  • Lots of warm clothes, 5 days, 4 nights
  • Good walking/hiking shoes and boots (warm and dry)
  • Jacket/sweatshirt, etc.
  • “Grubbies” (clothes that can get dirty, muddy, etc.)
  • Plastic bags for wet and/or dirty clothes
  • Washcloth &Towels – 2nd one beach-size for water games and/or water slide
  • Sleeping bag (in a large trash bag to keep it dry)
  • Pillow
  • Maybe an extra blanket
  • Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat, ball cap, and sunglasses!
  • Chapstick (it’s dry here)
  • Water bottle
  • Bible
  • Camera (not a smartphone or iPhone)
  • Flashlight
  • Spending money for the Snack Bar/Gift Shop, music CDs, quarters for ping pong and foosball machines.

Please put camper’s name on everything! If you find that your student has lost something, call the Camp Office at (719)481-2482. Found items are only held for two (2) weeks after camp.


  • Electronic devices of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor)
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • NO clothing that says “hotty”, “juicy”, “pink” etc


Please be modest…


  • No open midriffs
  • Tank tops must have straps at least one inch wide
  • Bra straps must be covered
  • Shorts must be fingertip length or longer
  • Pajamas are not to be worn in public


  • Underwear must be covered
  • Pants and shorts must be worn at waist level or above
  • Pajamas are not to be worn in public


It is our desire to provide a fun, yet safe, environment for each camper. In order to accomplish this, a Registered Nurse is on-site and available 24 hours/day to assist with medical emergencies, first aid, and administration of medications. Please ensure that medical forms are filled out completely. All campers’ medications must be in their original containers, labeled with name and clear instructions. Medications should then be placed in one labeled zip-lock bag per individual. These bags are to be turned in to the nurse upon check-in.