it’s beginning to look a lot like…skiing?
by Sarabeth Jones
Many of you know that every year high school students have a chance to go skiing with Fellowship North during spring break. What you might not realize is that there is another ski trip – at the same time, to the same place – that is open to anyone who wants to go. That’s right! Two trips, both happening March 20-26, 2011.
Personally, I love the idea behind both of these trips. I first went skiing as a high school student, and it was a wonderful week. I learned how to ski, experienced the beauty of the Colorado mountains, and got to hang out with my friends. Best of all, I had an entire week to listen and learn about God from someone who really knew how to speak into a high school student’s life. Now that I’m grown and have 3 kids of my own, I have loved being a part of the Family Camp for the last 2 years. My children have learned to ski and love being in Colorado. Plus, Family Camp has fun activities geared just for us; we have so many great memories!
So why are we talking about spring break right now? Well, we thought we might could help you out with your Christmas shopping. If you’d like to give the gift of skiing to each other as a family, or to your high school student, here are the details:
Snowcamp (for 9-12 graders) and Family Camp (all ages) both have a base price of $595 per person ($560 for age 12 and under). The trips will both head to Copper Mountain, where they will stay in The Village at Copper Mountain, right at the foot of the slopes. Your cost covers transportation, 3 days of skiing, and meals while you’re there; you will need to buy meals on the trip out and back, and your cost could change depending on extras like snowboard rental or ski school. The trip also has a rest day built in so you’ll have some time to relax, hang out, eat, or shop.
Brochures with more information and sign up forms will be available on Sunday, December 19 (which gives you about a month to make the early sign up deadline of January 23), but if you have questions now, you can contact the trip leaders.
See you on the slopes!