Bring the whole family to Rainbow Trail to experience fun, quality family time, and spiritual renewal! Enjoy hikes, games, various activities, optional white water rafting and our outstanding home cooking. Our program includes Bible study for all ages including adults. Specific program information is available by contacting the camp office. Come enjoy a wonderful week in the mountains by yourself or with your whole family!

Don’t forget about our Labor Day Family Weekend – a traditional “end of summer” camping celebration. Sessions fill quickly, so register early!

AGE REQUIREMENTS — All ages. Families & Individuals

2016 DATES — July 3-9 — August 7-13 (Summer Family Camps)
September 2-5 (Labor Day Family Weekend)

A TYPICAL SCHEDULE

Days at Family Camps are jammed packed with activities that you can choose from.  All activities are optional however, and we hope that you will make it your own experience by choosing to join in those you like, or take time to just sit and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation that surrounds you!

8:00 Breakfast
9:15
Worship
9:45
Bible Study for all ages (Adult Study led by Guest Speaker.  Children’s Study led by RTLC staff)
10:45
Break (Snacks will be available on the porch of Columbine)
11:00
Continue Bible Study for Adults — Power Hour for the kids (Songs and Activities)
12:15
Lunch
1:00
Rest Hour
2:00-5:00
Afternoon Activities
5:00
Challenge Hour
6:00
Dinner
6:30
Family Time and Open Volleyball
7:15
All Camp Activity
8:15
Campfire and Evening Devotions
8:45
Babysitting Begins
9:00
Games in the main room of Columbine

GUEST SPEAKERS & SPECIAL GUESTS

Each year dynamic speakers and other special guests join us to lead Adult Bible Study’s and specialized crafts and activities.  They participate in the life of the camp and are excited to get to know you while you are with us.
BIBLE STUDY LEADER:  July 3-9, 2016

IMG_3575We are excited to have the Rev. Peter Strommen as the adult Bible study leader for our July family camp. Peter is an ELCA pastor who is currently serving as the executive pastor/consultant at First Lutheran church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Peter has served congregations in rural South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Owatanna, and Duluth as well as a Synod Bishop for 12 years and president of Minnesota Council of Churches.  He is married to Norma and they have three children and three grandchildren.

Peter’s Bible Study is titled The Parables Of Jesus. The parables of Jesus act much like seeds – – they germinate in our minds and imaginations and grow in the heart.  They are easy to relate to and yet challenging.  We may have heard them many times before and yet they can sprout and grow anew and afresh. The focus of our Bible Study will be selected parables of Jesus and how they communicate God’s presence in our lives.

David Lee Brown
RESIDENT MUSICIAN:  July 3-9, 2016

FC1 SpeakerWe are excited to have David Lee Brown joining us again in 2016!  Singer/songwriter David Lee Brown has been entertaining audiences, providing residencies, and writing songs long enough to know better but he still keeps doing it. Residing now in Custer, SD he has been the usual vagabond taking his music all around the country. After traveling back and forth to Nashville for years, he lived in Nashville for four years working with and being inspired by the songwriters who write The songs. From touring the college coffeehouse circuit, to providing residencies in schools and camps, to community concerts, David was also a partner in Dakota Road Music, working with Larry Olson and Hans Peterson writing, leading workshops on music leadership as well as music at numerous youth gatherings. David’s songs and stories, heartfelt to humorous, are about regular life as it moves along the timeline.

 
BIBLE STUDY LEADER:  August 7-13, 2016

We are excited to have the Rev. Sara Olson-Smith join us as our adult Bible study leader for our August family camp. Rev. Sara Olson-Smith serves as an associate pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. Her days are filled in conversation and worship, teaching, learning and writing, and delighting in the company of God’s people. Sara lives in Davenport with her her husband, Clark and their children Susannah and Amos..

Sara’s study is titled “Wind-Powered People: Exploring a Life Energized by the Holy Spirit.”  Celtic Christians likened the Holy Spirit not to dove, but a goose. This week, we’ll go on our own divine Wild Goose chase. We’ll track the Holy Spirit’s actions throughout the Bible, empowering people to do bold and life-changing things. And we’ll uncover ways the Spirit leads us into wild adventures we would never dare risk on our own.

RESIDENT MUSICIAN:  August 7 – 13, 2016

FC1 SpeakerWe are excited to have David Lee Brown joining us again in 2016!  Singer/songwriter David Lee Brown has been entertaining audiences, providing residencies, and writing songs long enough to know better but he still keeps doing it. Residing now in Custer, SD he has been the usual vagabond taking his music all around the country. After traveling back and forth to Nashville for years, he lived in Nashville for four years working with and being inspired by the songwriters who write The songs. From touring the college coffeehouse circuit, to providing residencies in schools and camps, to community concerts, David was also a partner in Dakota Road Music, working with Larry Olson and Hans Peterson writing, leading workshops on music leadership as well as music at numerous youth gatherings. David’s songs and stories, heartfelt to humorous, are about regular life as it moves along the timeline.

 

 

 

 

 

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