Frequently Asked Questions

A. No, a deposit of $165 is due when you register for Summer Celebration or Winter Sports retreat. For off season retreats and rentals, 25% of your total fee is due upon registration.
A. Yes, we do. Once you select to register online you will be asked to create an account and managing your registration will be quick and easy. You will also be able to download packing lists, forms, and other info as well as pay your deposit or total bill.
A. Generally, we don’t allow guests to bring pets to camp. However we do understand that military families often visit the Canyon during a PCS move from one duty station to another. If you are in this situation and need to bring your pet, please contact our office and we will do our best to accommodate you.
A. Yes we can. Please be sure to include any food allergy information when you register.
A. Spring Canyon is located 7 miles west of the town of Buena Vista. Mobile GPS devices will often lead you away from camp so please refer to the Contact Us portion of our website for specific driving directions.
A: All of our meals will be served family or buffet style and our friendly staff members will serve you at your table.
A: Unfortunately, cell phone reception does vary up at camp depending on your cellular provider. Most people with Verizon have no trouble receiving a signal at camp.  Spring Canyon provides WiFi for guests in the main lodge. In order to encourage rest from our ‘plugged in’ lives, we do not presently provide WiFi access in the living quarters or chalets.  However, there is a small business center available in the main Hartley Holmes Lodge with a computer and printer complete with internet access. Wireless internet access can also be found in town at many of Buena Vista’s establishments.
A: Not at this time. However, there are several clean and affordable laundromats located in Buena Vista that families are welcome to use.
A: During the summer, we ask that families check-in no earlier than 1600 MST the first Saturday, and depart no later than 1030 MST at the end of their stay.
A: That’s a great question! Spring Canyon is located at 9,200’ in elevation. This means that the air will be thinner and you may develop a headache from lack of oxygen when you first arrive. The best way to combat the effects of altitude is to drink plenty of water and take it easy for the first day or two.
A: You are able to cancel your reservation at any time. However, your deposit of $165 is non-refundable. Exceptions may only be made if a cancellation is due to military orders.
A: Spring Canyon gets its name from the natural spring which flows on our property. Every week a company comes and collects some of our water to be bottled. That same water flows through every faucet around camp. The water at Spring Canyon is some of the freshest you will ever taste.
A: Summer weather in Colorado can change rapidly and summer temperatures generally range from the low 40s to high 80s. Afternoon rains are very common in June and July and guests should plan accordingly.
A: The Christian Camp and Conference Association is a group which works to maximize ministry for Christian camps and conference centers around the nation by providing valuable resources for camp leaders and families seeking unique camping opportunities.
A: Yes, we do have programs available for all ages during our Summer Celebration and Winter Sports Retreats. Our youth programs are an integral part of the Spring Canyon experience and will compliment the adult sessions. Highlights include dynamic Biblical teaching, archery, canoeing, and indoor rock climbing. The teen program will also feature our exciting high ropes course and an overnight camping adventure.
A: The nearest commercial airports to Spring Canyon are Denver International (154 miles) and Colorado Springs (112 miles). Guests will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.