Tepee Bible Camp

Rifle, CO tepeebiblecamp@gmail.com - (970)876-2108

Registration Fee

UPDATED APRIL 20, 2021 Summer Camp Registration Info and Links

posted by Miss Marie @ 11:55am, Monday 22 March 2021.

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR??  Will be updated as restrictions lessen.   1st UPDATE: APRIL 20

COVID 19 has altered our registration process a bit. To ensure that registration runs quickly, please send in your child’s registration form, health form and Colorado Certificate of Immunization or Certificate of Exemption by June 1, 2021.

If by the end of June, we are still under the current restrictions (Blue in Garfield County), the following changes will be in effect: No masks will need to be used while outdoors!!!  Whoo hoo!!!

1. Parents/guardians will need to come to the camp office to receive a printed number for your position in the registration queue.  The current queue number will be displayed outside the office door. You, and your camper(s) will need to wait in a designated waiting area until your number is called. Cold water and snack items will be available to you while you wait. 

2. You will then proceed to the registration area (Worship House). We may only be able to handle about 4 families at a time in the registration area due to our limited internet access.

3. At the entrance of the Worship House you will be asked a series of screening questions and your camper's temperature will be taken. 

4. Your camper(s) will then proceed to the Long House Nurse’s Quarters for a quick discussion with our nurse about any concerns she has regarding your child’s medical or dietary needs.  (This process will take less time because of the screening questions and temperatures taken ahead of time!!!)

5. From the Nurse’s Quarters you and your camper(s) will be taking all their belongings to their assigned tepee. Your camper’s counselor(s) will escort you there.

6. Once at the tepee, your child will be instructed where to place their belongings.

7. At this point, you and your camper may go to the picnic area where you will be served supper, or you may leave.

8. If you stay for the cookout, the camp chief will conduct a parent/camper meeting with those assembled introducing any available staff and apprising parents and campers of the camp rules.

FYI: We have had a camp policy already in place for many years that any child with a temperature over 100° and/or vomiting or diarrhea will be sent home with the option to return once their temperature remains normal for 24 hours or the vomiting or diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours. All staff is aware of this and will be diligent to report any signs of illness. Every camper and staff member will also have their temperature taken each morning. 


You may choose to register your camper on the Sign Up Tab above or you may DOWNLOAD  THE REGISTRATION FORM, And THE CAMPER HEALTH RECORD FORM FROM THE WEBSITE. In either case you WILL need to DOWNLOAD THE CAMPER HEALTH RECORD FORM. Link To Downloads Page

NEW TIMES THIS YEAR: Our 2021 Youth summer camp dates are as follows: Age 7- entering 4th Grade: June 27-30, entering Grades 5-8: July 11-16, entering Grades 8-10: July 18-23. All camps begin with final registration between 5 and 6 p.m on Sunday and end either Wednesday or Friday at 4 p.m. depending on the camp in which you enrolled. Campers must be picked up no later than 4:45 p.m. on the last day of camp.

Activities: Bible lessons, music, group games, Indian Themed games, crafts, hiking, obstacle course competition, (archery for grades 5-11)

Teepee Bible Camp is a non-profit, non-denominational, Bible-based camp incorporated and licensed by the State of Colorado.

          The camp's main goal is to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to boys and girls in an outdoor camping environment, with specially planned activities including games, crafts, hiking, archery, obstacle course, campfires, music, and team sports. Special emphasis is placed on Bible teaching and Christian living.

          Camps are 6 calendar days long (Sunday 5 p.m. to Friday 4 p.m.) except for the 2nd-4th grade camp which lasts 4 calendar days (Sunday 5 p.m. to Wednesday 4 p.m.). The camp required minimum age is 7 years old. Camps are divided by those entering the following grades in the fall: 2-4, 5-7, and 8-11.

          Teepee Bible Camp is a ministry of faith. We will do what is necessary to see that each boy or girl wishing to have a camp experience has that opportunity. Our week camp price will remain as low as we can possibly keep it. This is done by using the generous gifts of others who have a heart for children's camping and ministry.

          All potential campers who meet the camp required minimum age will be accepted regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, religion, or handicap. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of any of these, write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. 

          Parents/Guardians have the right to file a formal complaint on a provider for suspected licensing violations. A complaint may be made either by telephone or in writing to:

Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Division

1575 Sherman St., 1st Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203-1714 phone: 1-800-799-5876

          Parents/Guardians have the right to file a report of suspected Child Abuse or Neglect by calling the Garfield County Social Services Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline at: 970-945-9193 or if the suspected abuse or neglect occurred away from a child care facility you may call the Social Services or law enforcement agency in the county in which the child resides or in the county in which the suspected abuse or neglect took place.



          Our camp is currently licensed to handle 72 campers per week. Applications for registration will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. We strongly encourage you to register early and online. The fees for this year's summer camps are: 2nd-4th grade~ $75 per child. All other camps~$130 per child if registered by June 1.  Registering by June 1will ensure your camper receives a FREE T-SHIRT. Campers registering after June 1 will have to pay an additional $30 plus $13 for their T-Shirt.  The last day to send in your registration is 7 days prior to the first day of the camp in which you wish to enroll. We will take no registrations after these dates. Fees for additional children from the same immediate family will be reduced by a sibling discount of $10 per additional child. 

          Camp fees include accident insurance for campers who do not have insurance, craft supplies, 5X7 photo, free t-shirt (if registered by June 1) and all meals and lodging. The pre-registration portion of the total fee for 2nd-4th grade camp is $30 and it is $45 for all other camps. This fee must accompany your application to register; it is included in the total camp fee and is non-refundable. The remainder of the fee will be paid on the first day of camp, or the total can be sent in advance when you send the registration form, whichever you prefer. All checks or money orders should be made out to Teepee Bible Camp. Please do not send cash in the mail. Should a camper be unable to attend and the total amount has been sent in advance, the total fee minus the non-refundable portion will be refunded.

**You must obtain your own physical exam for your child within the 23 months prior to the date camp begins and provide proof of that exam - a copy of the results. Regardless of the state in which you reside, you must present a copy of your child's Colorado Immunization Certificate no later than May 15th. All the requried immunizations must be on that form and it must be signed by a school nurse or medical professional. CLICK HERE for more details. **

SCHOLARSHIPS: If you are having financial difficulty please see the to request a scholarship.  Campers whose parent or guardian volunteer for an entire camp will have their fees reduced by 50%. Click Here for Scholarship info.


  1.  Complete the registration form and the camper health record form. When choosing a friend or relative to room with, please be aware that boys room together and girls room together. They must room with a friend or relative of the same gender as themselves. All information on the forms must be filled in correctly with all the required signatures or your child will not be enrolled in the camp. Sending your forms to the camp before your child arrives will ensure a shorter wait time during the final registration the first day of camp.
  2.  NEW THIS YEAR you must send/bring a copy of your child’s COLORADO CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION OR A COMPLETED AND SIGNED COLORADO IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTION FORM Click here for the certificate or click here to access Exemptions page.
  3.  Mail the completed forms as soon as possible with the pre-registration fee or full payment to:                        

Teepee Bible Camp

Summer Camp Registration

7802 County Rd. 319 Rifle, CO 81650

Upon receipt of your correctly completed forms and the pre-registration fee, we will send you a confirmation e-mail. If for any reason you do not hear from us at least 1 week after you have mailed your forms, please call or e-mail us. We will assign your child to a tepee according to his or her age unless you request otherwise. The camper may request to room with one friend or relative. Please do not  request more than 1 person with which to room. Camp schedules are available in the camp office or via e-mail.


Parents will want to download the Parent Check list to avoid any delays during final registration. Click here for Parent Checklist

WHEN TO COME:  Please begin arriving NO earlier than 3:00 p.m. the day your scheduled camp begins unless you have signed up for a camp staff position. At 5 p.m. there will be a welcome and orientation class for campers and parents followed by a cookout. Parents and family members may stay for this meal but must notify the camp 2 weeks in advance.

ITEMS TO BRING:   Washable camping pad or air mattress to sleep on - make sure it is 2 ft. wide or less, sleeping bag, pillow, sweatshirts, jacket, changes of clothing for a week, extra socks, flip-flops for the shower, at least two pairs of shoes (not sandals) in case one should get wet, personal hygiene items, towel, washcloth, Bible, flashlight, canteen or water bottle, hat, sun screen, strong pair of shoes for the hike (not a new pair), a pair of long pants or jeans and a jacket or sweatshirt to wear on the hike. Please label all your items. Items left at camp that are not claimed will be given to charity.

ITEMS NOT TO BRING: Short shorts (all shorts must be finger-tip length or longer), or short skirts, shirts with spaghetti straps, belly shirts, midriffs, electronic devices of any kind including cell phones, magazines, pocket knives, sling shots, guns, tobacco in any form, alcohol or illegal drugs, snacks or candy. Any camper dressed inappropriately will be asked to change clothes. Should any of the above items find their way to camp, they will be removed from the camper or his belongings and kept in the camp office and returned to the parent at the end of camp. The possession of weapons, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco will be reported to the county Sheriff and will be cause for immediate dismissal from the camp.

WHEN TO PICK UP:  All camps will close at 4 p.m. the last day of each camp. Please make arrangements to promptly pick up your child between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. that day.


The camp has a basic statement of faith which is available upon request, or on the website. It basically follows the Apostles' Creed and is Biblically sound. In keeping with our non-denominational status we do not teach the doctrine of any particular denomination. We feel these individual beliefs should be taught by the child's parent and local church.


State health regulations require that no child go barefoot. We are required to have a medical person on the camp grounds 24 hours a day for any event lasting 72 hours or more. Please understand that all prescription and over-the-counter medications sent with your child must be in its original packaging with the child's name on it and must be turned over to our medical person upon arrival at the camp. Our medical staff will administer your child's medication. If your child has an inhaler that they need to keep with them, it must be accompanied by written parental consent and authorization of the prescribing practitioner and all must be shown to the medical staff upon arrival at camp. We are covered by liability accident and limited medical insurance for campers who DO NOT have an insurance plan.


Should an emergency arise or you have prior plans and need to take your child home from camp any time before the final evening, you must call the camp office as soon as possible to make arrangements with the Camp Director. This must be done for your child's safety. Any child leaving early will pay the full week's fee. Parents or guardians please note: Phone calls from the camp by campers at any time during the week will be for emergency reasons only. Any disregard for camp regulations will be cause for dismissal from camp.


If your child is enrolled in a summer sports activity in Garfield County that requires attendance at games, we encourage them to still come to camp. We have a very flexible program that allows parents from the surrounding area to pick campers up in time to get them to their game and then return them before lights out.

TRADING POST (Camp Store):

Each child should bring the following minimum amount of money (in addition to their camp fee) to visit the Trading Post:

2nd-4th graders~$3.00                                       5th-11th graders ~$5.00

This will entitle them to one food item and one drink item per day that the Trading Post is open. This amount is to be paid upon arrival at camp. If the child does not visit the Trading Post on any given day, the remaining money will be given to the missions’ project. If a child wishes to purchase any non-food products i.e. hats, stuffed animals, pens, stamps, etc., their parent must place an additional deposit in their account upon arrival at camp to cover these purchases. The child may make purchases of non-food items only from this balance and any remaining non-food balance at the end of camp may either be given to the missions’ project or returned to the parent upon pick-up. There will be no credit extended to campers for purchases.


Earn a 50% scholarship by working or doing a project. Click here for scholarship info and request form.

          Gift Certificates~ Friends or relatives may purchase a gift certificate for you from the camp to be used for camp fees. Call the camp to find out how you can obtain these certificates. (Up to $130 for campers in grades 5-11 or up to $75 for campers in grades 2-4).

          Parent or Guardian Volunteer~ If a parent or guardian volunteers to work an entire camp, the camper's fee is reduced by 50%.

          Youth For Christ Walk/Run~ Glenwood Springs. 1st Sunday in May. You must call Marie at 970-876-2108 to register for this event between April 1 and April 15th so she can give you information about the event. You could earn your entire camp fee with this event.


1. No short shorts, skirts or dresses, halter tops, belly shirts, midriffs or spaghetti straps are to be worn. Shorts must be fingertip length. Sandals and flip flops are discouraged unless worn in the creek or bath house. Anyone dressed inappropriately will be asked to change.

2. No electronic device (including cell phones), comics, magazines, or other entertainment items are allowed. We have a unique program which will not allow time for these items. If any of these items are brought to camp they will be removed and kept in the camp office until the end of camp at which time they will be returned to the parent.

3. Snacks from home for special diets, will be stored in the camp store (Trading Post) with the camper’s name on them.  Snacks brought from home for campers without a special diet must either return home with the parent on registration day or be kept in the camp office and returned to the parent upon pick up.  No food can be kept in tepees.

4. No illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, vaping, knives, guns, lewd or profane language is allowed at any time. Parents and guests, this applies to you when you are on the camp grounds.

5. Campers are to remain on the campgrounds at all times.

6. Campers are to be present and participate in all activities unless written exclusion is given by a doctor or the camp nurse. Any illness must be reported to the medical person immediately.

7. Quiet hours are observed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

8. Campers must wash hands before and after meals, keep tepees and bathrooms clean and clear of personal belongings, use a washable pad to sleep on, and keep trash picked up. 

9. Campers may not go into the kitchen unless given permission by the cook.

10. Campers may not be on the long house deck or in the long house rooms unless seeing thecamp nurse.

11. Campers are not to ring any bell unless asked to do so by the cook or the chief.

12. All campers are to be respectful of other's property.

13. Girls are not permitted in or next to the boys' tepees; boys are not permitted in or next to the girls' tepees. An invisible line runs from the middle of the top tepee to the fire pit and should not be crossed over by either boys or girls. Boys must GO AROUND the fire pit to enter the bathhouse.

14. Campers are to deposit all money into the Trading Post fund at the time of registration.

15. Campers and Sr. Counselors must relinquish all medications, including over-the-counter medications vitamins, and essential oils to the camp Medical staff upon arrival at camp. 

16. Campers will sit with their tribe for all meals except for the birthday meal.

17. Campers must not throw rocks at or damage the tepees. No one is to sit or stand on the gates, walls of the worship house, or the fences. No one can climb on the flag pole or tepee poles. No one can remove tepee stakes.

18. Campers will be with their Sr. Counselor or Counselor-In-Training during the rest hour and will responsible to the Sr. counselor for his/her whereabouts at all times.

19. Campers and staff are not to drink the water from the water hoses. This is irrigation water and has not been filtered or treated!

20. Campers and staff are not to attempt to pick up, corner or entrap any wild animal such as mice, chipmunks, squirrels, snakes, turkeys, deer, birds and so on. These animals are wild and may bite. 

Directions to the Camp

We do not publish directions to the camp on this website. If you need directions please contact us via email or by phone so we may send you those directions. Please understand that we must have a camp registration for your child in our possession BEFORE we send you those directions. This is to ensure safety for all the children.

www.tepeebiblecamp@gmail.com    Office phone: 970-876-2108