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Family Camps and Retreats 2019 — Many Options Are Available

Best 8 Days — May 17-24, 2019
Super 7 — July 14-20, 2019
Hermit Basin Family Camp — July 28 – August 3, 2019
Adult Aspen Camp — September 14-20, 2019
Christmas Family Camp— December 27, 2019 – January 2, 2020

Each camp is simply structured with a daily short devotional after breakfast and an evening service after supper including group singing. Typically, the staff hosts a game night, square dance, or other entertainment following the service. Families are free during the day to do whatever they wish. The cost is $320.00 per adult. Children 3-11 are half price, while those under 3 are free. We invite you and your family to share in a delightful week with us!

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best8daysDates: May 17-24, 2019
College-Age Students!
Check out the website for details of this incredible week: $435 8 days/ 7 nights

Best8Days is a Christ-centered non-denominational Colorado retreat for college-age students. Young adults from all over the country gather in one place during the month of May for the “Best8Days” of their lives.

Super Seven Days

Dates: July 14-20, 2019
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Hermit Basin Family Camp

Dates: July 28 – August 3, 2019
Speaker:Sten-Erik Armitage
Price: $320 per adult

Dallas Theological Seminary and Redeemer Bible ChurchSten-Erik Armitage is the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. With a passion for helping others to think Christianly about their faith, ministry, and daily lives, Sten-Erik also serves as Advisor for Spiritual Formation and Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned his ThM in 2012. In his final year of the ThM he was awarded the Rollin Thomas Chafer Award for his work in apologetics as well as the H. A. Ironside Award in Expository Preaching.

Sten-Erik is married to his beautiful wife, Lisa, and they have three amazing daughters. Sten-Erik and Lisa refer to their home in Garland as “Armitage Acres.” There, surrounded by suburbia, you’ll find a koi pond, chickens, dogs, llamas, alpacas, possums, and an ever-threatening family of coyotes. By the way, “Armitage” rhymes with “Age.”

Adult Aspen Camp

Dates: Sept. 14-20, 2019
Speaker: Jay Seldon
Price: $320 per adult

Adult Aspen Camp speaker 2017Jay Selden was born and raised on a dairy farm in Michigan. He farmed with his father for 7 years. He and his wife, Dorothy had 4 children when he felt the call of the Lord for a ministry. He left the farm and went to Iowa where he attended college.He went on to get his Master’s Degree at Bemidji, Minnesota and taught Media/Bible at the college in Iowa. He went on from there to head up a Media Department for World Gospel Mission in Indiana. He has traveled extensively in evangelism and prison ministries. In 1987, he founded Uplift Mt., a ministry to youth and adults.


Mike Shields will be the devotional speaker. Mike is currently a Pastor at Sangre de Cristo Cowboy Church here in the valley. He and his wife Sara own and operate one of the oldest cattle ranches in Westcliffe. He is also a board member for the Fellowship of Christian cowboys.

Ron & Haven Howard will be leading in music.

Christmas Family Camp

Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 2, 2019/20
Speaker: Matt Fowler
Price: $320 per adult, children 3-11 are half price; prices are all inclusive

Matt Fowler worked part-time for New Beginnings Church student ministry for nearly five years. Matt joined the full-time staff in August of 2011. He has served as the Youth and Children Ministry Coordinator, Family Pastor and Middle School and High School and is currently fulfilling the role of Associate Pastor of Missions and Discipleship. Matt spent the previous 7 years working in the public school system as a teacher and coach. He graduated with a master of Theological Studies in the spring of 2017. He and his wife Brittany make their home in Jenks, OK with their four children.

Rental Group Information

Hermit Basin is a great place to bring a rental group for a retreat, special meeting, reunion, wedding, etc.! Our facility is spacious, clean, and comfortable. Also, we have several meeting rooms available, as well as recreational facilities. A number of well known organizations regularly use our facilities. These include Grace Community, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Great Bend, Kansas; Mustang Nazarene, Mustang, Oklahoma; Grace Community Church, Tyler, Texas; Westside Freewill Baptist, Wichita, Kansas; Women’s Aglow; Walk to Emmaus; and Fellowship of Christian Cowboys.

Employment Opportunities

  • Hermit Basin currently has employment opportunities. Please call 719-783-2100 and ask for Penny Button, or you may email [email protected]

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