Spring Canyon is more than a retreat center, it’s a home away from home and a place of community and fellowship for military families and Christian groups from all over our country. Located in the beautiful Collegiate Peaks of Colorado, at the edge of the famous Arkansas River Valley, Spring Canyon provides a setting of awe inspiring views and amazing outdoor adventures that will help you and your family or group reconnect.
Established in 1962 as the Officer’s Christian Fellowship western retreat center, Spring Canyon has served generations of military officers, NCO’s, and their families. We have many guests who return year after year to this place which provides a “home away from home” to many who are living the dynamic life of frequent military moves and overseas deployments.
We invite you to come join us for intentional community with other followers of Christ in an unmatched setting that will refresh and inspire you!
Programs, Activities, and Adventures
Visit our Activities page for information on the fantastic adventure packages we have available.
Directions to Camp
26000 CR 344, Buena Vista, CO, 81211
From Colorado Springs
Travel West on Hwy 24. Hwy 24 merges with Hwy. 285 15 miles past Hartsel. Continue on Hwy. 24 to Buena Vista, CO. In Buena Vista, take a left at the stoplight onto County Road 306. Approx. 7 miles up 306, take a left onto County Road 344. In one mile take the second of the two gateways on your right into Spring Canyon.
Travel west on Hwy. 285. Hwy 285 merges with Hwy 24. Continue on Hwy. 24 to Buena Vista, CO. In Buena Vista, take a left at the stoplight onto County Road 306. Approx. 7 miles up 306, take a left onto County Road 344. In one mile take the second of the two gateways on your right into Spring Canyon.
GPS location for Spring Canyon camp:
Latitude: 38 deg 47' 985" N
Longitude: 106 deg 14' 763" W
(Use the above coordinates. If a street address is put into your GPS, often the GPS will take you to the middle of nowhere.)
Summer Celebration is a series of weeklong family sessions that are a cornerstone of the programs at Spring Canyon. Each week has a theme and speaker/facilitator who runs the adult seminar sessions focusing on relevant spiritual topics, while our staff of energetic teachers runs programs for the children. Each week includes plenty of fellowship time, free time, and optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and many others. For a great deal on our most popular activities, check out our Adventure Packages, that provide pre-made reservations for horses, ATV’s, rafting, climbing, mountain biking, and more.
In addition to the summer programs we also have two weeks of family events in the winter called Winter Sports Retreat. WSR takes place in two one week sessions over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Holiday Season is a wonderful time to enjoy spiritual teaching and fellowship and to experience the joy of the season with fellow followers of Christ. As a bonus, it’s a great time to be in the Colorado Rockies and experience downhill skiing, cross country skiing, sledding with the kids on our famous tubing run, and even to try dog sledding!
Spring Canyon is also a perfect venue for Group retreats and Family Reunions. During the Spring and Fall seasons we provide lodging, meals (for groups of 20 or more), and outdoor adventure activities for your group while you provide the programming. We also have facility rentals if you would like to rent a cabin to spend a weekend or even a whole week at the canyon. Just give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to discuss your needs and provide everything you need for a meaningful and memorable event.
Spring Canyon also serves as a fantastic base camp for our outdoor programs, Rocky Mountain High and Father Teen Adventure. RMH is a Christ centered outdoor leadership program that serves college age future leaders with wilderness adventure and mentoring in order to prepare them to serve in the military and the business community. FTA is an adventure program that helps fathers build or reinforce authentic, biblically sound relationships with their teenage sons and daughters.