Life at the Heights: February 2020

"How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news..." - Isaiah 52:7
Greetings from the Rocky Mountain heights!  And a blessed Lent!  The last month has held quite a lot for us here at camp: our new registration software for camp has gone live for Summer and Family Camps, a new member has joined our staff, Annunciation Heights represented at Mountain Madness, Summer Staff interviews continue, an upcoming Work and Worship Weekend, and so much more!  We are so grateful to have you part of the AH Family!  Read below for all the details and more.

Middle School Madness in the Mountains

Annunciation Heights missionaries and staff attended the archdiocesan retreat weekend for middle schoolers, called Mountain Madness, in Estes Park this month.  Judging by the audible roar when AH staff were on stage, many of the 1100 kids and staff had already heard about Annunciation Heights or even been to camp themselves!  Just another opportunity to share all about what AH has to offer to kids and families of the archdiocese!

Work and Worship Weekend: May 8-10 

Annunciation Heights needs your help! Join AH staff and supporters on a service weekend (yes, on Mother's Day Weekend!) to help in the many projects we need to accomplish in preparation for the summer!

Besides having a weekend of fun and service in the Rocky Mountains, you will also get to share in fellowship with others who share this mission! There will be campfires in the evening, with time for prayer and formation as well. Food and lodging are free!

Stay tuned for more details!  Sign-ups will be opening soon, and space is limited!  

New Full-Time Staff:
Tom Myers - Senior Mission Advancement Officer

This month, a new staff member joined the AH team!  Raised in New Jersey, Tom moved to Colorado in 2018. As the Senior Mission Advancement Officer, Tom channels his passion for the outdoors and families to align the interests of others with the mission of Annunciation Heights. Tom will be instrumental in camp growth and mission expansion, as he continues to introduce AH to those across the diocese and the country!

Donate to Annunciation Heights Today

Yes, we need your support! In order to continue the work of forming and sanctifying youth and families in the truth and love of Christ, we are humbly asking for your assistance. If you have been here to camp, you know what a gift this property and this mission is, set deep in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. But with this gift comes great responsibility. And as we seek to be good stewards of all that God has given to the Church, we need your help!  Click below to donate to camp today!

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Register Today for Summer Camp 2020!

Summer Camp and Family Camp 2020 Registration:
Spots Are Filling Up Fast!

Take time today to register for Summer Camp 2020We are excited for another summer of adventure in the mountains with our campers - adventure in faith AND adventure in the outdoors!  Registration is now active in the new software, so please go on today to ensure your child's spot!

See below for the full schedule, or click here for more information:

Family Camp spots are limited, so please register SOON if you are interested.

The following dates have been finalized for Family Camps 2020 during next summer:
  • Family Camp 1 - Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1
  • Family Camp 2 - Sunday, July 26 - Wednesday, July 29
  • Family Camp 3 - Friday, July 31 - Monday, August 3
Registration for Family Camps will go live shortly!  So stay tuned!!
Register Today for Family Camp 2020!

Looking for a job? We need Summer Staff!
Update: We are still in need of MALE STAFFERS!

Are you looking for a job this summer?  Or is someone you know looking for one?  We are in need of faith-filled, energetic college students to serve on our Summer Staff 2020.  Not only can we offer you a community of prayer and adventure for the summer; we can also offer you a place to serve and work for the Lord!  Find more information here, including directions how to apply!

Director's Corner with
Executive Director, Kyle Mills

Dear Friends of Annunciation Heights, 

Today at our staff meeting, I wished my staff, “Happy Lent!” -  but then quickly recoiled at my combined use of “happy” and “Lent” in the same sentence.  Is Lent happy?  Is Ash Wednesday which we “celebrate” today something to rejoice over?  It seems to me that it is.  Every year I look forward to the disciplines that Lent brings.  To be clear, I definitely do not enjoy fasting.  However, as much as I enjoy food and drink, there is something that builds me up when I say “NO” to the good things of this life in hopes of ushering in the better goods God offers for the sake of eternal life.  A good “No” can really strengthen us in this journey towards taking in the true meaning of Lent, “Good Friday” – another one of those paradoxical statements!  

For your Lenten consideration, I want to recommend two biblical passages I’ve been encouraged by recently.  The first is Exodus 15:22-27.  This is the story of Moses and the Israelites who, after successfully leaving Egypt, encounter the bitter waters of Marah.  They are thirsty, and all there is to drink is bitter waters.  It says the LORD “showed Moses a tree” which he threw in the bitter waters and they became sweet.  It’s a strange story, but when read in light of the “tree” of the Cross, it might help in sweetening the bitter waters that go along with Lent and with life.  In light of this season, the second passage speaks for itself, Luke 9:23-25.  Look it up!  Please keep us in your prayers and Happy Lent! 

Meet a Missionary:
Eric Frederick

Eric is from Wayne, PA, which is outside of Philadelphia. Some of his favorite things include chocolate, climbing, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also loves reading, playing the drums, and backpacking. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Eric’s favorite quote:
There is more in us than we know. If we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. 

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Support AH

We are always in need of financial and volunteer support.  Please know that we are always looking to expand the AH family.  Find more ways to get involved at the Heights here.

Wanna Get Away?

Do you have a parish group, school group, or retreat that you are looking to host?  Annunciation Heights is the perfect place for your event.  With open weekends year round, we are always open to hosting weekend and weekday events on camp.  For more information, please don't hesitate to call the Camp Office at (970) 586-5689.  
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