Family Adventure Camp - Glorieta Camps
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The most unique family vacation.

Adventure is the best kind of family bonding.

A Christian adventure camp experience where families and couples can deepen their relationships through unforgettable outdoor adventures in the mountains!

Featuring top-notch food, comfy hotel-style rooms, inspiring speakers and exciting outdoor activities, Glorieta provides the perfect place to get away and refocus on what matters.

Family time that transforms.

When families spend time outdoors and outside of their everyday norm, they grow closer and learn new things about each other. Our hope is that every moment spent at camp is an opportunity for God to work in your family’s hearts.

By combining the camp experience with Biblical truths, families discover deeper relationships and spiritual growth as individuals and together. Your Christian family camp may end after one week, but the knowledge you gain can impact your families and communities for a lifetime.

WHITEWATER RAFTING

Grab your lifejacket and an oar and get ready for an adrenaline rush! You and your team will navigate class II, III, and (with high waters) IV rapids on the Rio Grande under the direction of a highly-trained, enthusiastic guide. This is New Mexico’s most popular rafting experience, perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike. To add this to your camp experience, choose this option during the Sign Up process.

Additional Fee – $55 Per Person

HORSEBACK RIDING

** Unavailable for 2019** Pull on your boots and saddle up the family for a half-day trail ride experience through towering mountains, ponderosa pines, and shimmering aspens. Trail rides come complete with picnic lunch, spectacular views and memories your family will treasure for a lifetime. To add this to your camp experience, please contact Bart Everett at Diamond E Stables or at (505) 500-7839.

Services / Rates found here **Unavailable for 2019**.

SPA DAY

The Spa at Loretto blends old-world charm with world-class luxury in one of New Mexico’s most photographed buildings. The award-winning spa is a sanctuary for mind, body and spirit renewal featuring natural woods and stone elements, antique furnishings, hand-carved cabinetry, beaded sconces and a candlelit kiva fireplace. To add this to your camp experience, please contact Loretto Spa at (505) 984-7997, or Book an Appointment Online and mention you are with Glorieta Family Camp.

Services / Rates found here.

FLY FISHING

We do in-the-river beginner classes for individuals, families, and small groups. This is a great way to experience the beauty of New Mexico while learning the art of fly fishing. We do classes for kids, teens, and adults that will teach you what you need to know about equipment, knots, casting, and how to fish the river in the season. These half-day adventures are best for beginners and families. This activity is limited to 8 people; best for ages 8 and up.To add this to your camp experience, please contact Scott Chapman or Hunter Parrot or Book an Appointment Online and mention you are with Glorieta Family Camp. 

SPECIAL FAMILY CAMP DISCOUNT: Use the discount code “FC40” when booking your half day adventure to receive $40 off the price of each person registering.

Additional Information: You will need to purchase a one day New Mexico fishing license for each person who who qualifies (see website for specifics). Please make sure you purchase the license for the correct day. More information about the fishing license and ways to obtain them will be shared in your confirmation email received after booking.

Cliff Adventures

Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventures are customized for family fun. You don’t need any previous experience; this is a great experience if it’s your first time on the cliffs or you’re already a climber. Whatever the level of adventure our focus is safety, fun, and educational experiences that fit the skill level and age of the guest. Group sizes will be limited to 12. This activity is best for ages 8 and up.To add this to your camp experience, please contact Scott Chapman or Hunter Parrot or Book an Appointment Online and mention you are with Glorieta Family Camp.

SPECIAL FAMILY CAMP DISCOUNT. Use the discount code “FC40” when booking your half day adventure to receive $40 off the price of each person registering.

Inspirational Speakers

Truth & Passion

Our Christian Family Camp features different speakers each week who will leave you feeling inspired to pursue the Lord more deeply as a family. Our speakers range from professors to counselors to pastors who are passionately committed to sharing Biblical truth in a way that is practical and understandable for everyone!

Speakers Schedule:

SessionDatesWorship LeaderSpeakerHost Family
Session 1Sunday, June 2 - Saturday, June 8Zach DietzAaron ScarbroughSchmidt Family
Session 2 (Led by Hillside)Sunday, June 9 - Saturday, June 15Rob AndersonCraig & Michelle AlbrachtFreeby Family
Session 3Sunday, June 16 - Saturday, June 22Jonny HughesPaden BehrensDavis Family
Session 4Sunday, June 23 - Thursday June 27Clay ThomasChris CastorenaHuddleston Family
Session 5Tuesday, July 2 - Saturday, July 6Noah MitchellCaleb PanterHeinz Family
Session 6Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13Reed DentMarty SolomonMagnuson Family
Session 7Sunday, July 14 - Saturday, July 20Dave Morton & FamilyReggie RiceCushman Family
Session 8Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27Kyle & Kristy SmithSteve JonesThomspon Family
Session 9Sunday, July 28 - Saturday, August 3Jeff Fair & FamilyAdam BaileyUpton Family

Hiking

Climbing Grotto

Archery

Paddle Boarding

Holcomb Rappel

Fly Lines

Archery Tag

Mountain Bikes

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting availability is limited and is only available on 6-night sessions. Choose this as an 'Extra' in your registration as soon as possible or contact kyle.swetlishnoff@glorieta.org for more information. Additional fee is $55 per person.

Mountain Scooters

Foam Pit

Mini Golf

RC Cars

Field Games

Ga-Ga Ball

Blacklight Dodgeball

Arbor Climb

Drift Ball

Arts & Crafts

Sand Volleyball

Sport Courts

Bouldering Blocks

Game Room

Hide and Seek

High Five

Sign up through your registration account. Additional Fee per Person.

Hang Time

Waterfront Decks

BB Guns

Inflatables

Mountain Craft Coffee

Disc Golf

Via Ferrata

Zip Drop

Snow Tube Hill

Hiking

From short hikes with a view, to longer journeys winding through National Forest trails, adventure is out here!

Climbing Grotto

Brand new to rock climbing? These colorful blocks are just right for learning the basics and getting the ‘hang’ of climbing without getting too far off the ground.

Archery

Bow and arrow in hand, archery is all about hitting that bullseye like a true arrow-slinging champ!

Paddle Boarding

Enjoy a relaxing time on our waterfront paddle boards. Cruise solo or team up for a splashy adventure!

Holcomb Rappel

Your heart pounds as you overcome your nerves and step over the edge of this 4-story building. What were you thinking? Total focus. Step by step. Now you’re down, confident. Again!

Fly Lines

A fast and beautiful trip through the sky. Start from the top of the Holcomb Building and glide into the forest alongside 5 of your friends!

Archery Tag

Equipped with bows and padded arrows on an extensive wooded course full of secret hide-outs, bring your opponents down in a classic game of TAG and many other competitions!

Mountain Bikes

Hop on and go for a spin that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. When you experience a mountainside ride, you'll know what we mean.

Whitewater Rafting

Wanting to really kick your adventurous spirit into gear?! We partner with New Mexico River Adventures to offer a rafting experience you won't soon forget.

Mountain Scooters

Ever thought to put mountain bike tires on a Razor scooter? Hop on for a ride you won't soon forget!

Foam Pit

Hundreds of foam blocks to jump into, dive through, and hide in!

Mini Golf

If putting around is your thing, we have the perfect way to pass an afternoon. This classic family sport is best under the pines, with a nice summer breeze.

RC Cars

Can you ever get bored driving an RC car? If so, we're having too much fun on the track to notice. Take a few laps at top speed, and show the kids how it's done.

Field Games

Guaranteed to break the ice. This is camp-olympics! From scavenger hunts to more inventive contests, you're sure to make a few new friends along the way.

Ga-Ga Ball

Ga-ga what? Part dodge ball, part tag and part King of the Hill, it takes action to another level. Rule the octagon!

Blacklight Dodgeball

Variations on the classic game, kicked up a notch. From free-for-alls to zombie matches, dodgeball under the glow of these lights can be trickier than you think.

Arbor Climb

Tree climbing on a whole different level.

Drift Ball

It's like a cross between basketball, soccer, hockey, polo and demolition derby on our awesome drift trikes. Hard to explain. Amazing to play.

Arts & Crafts

From pine-cone pets to classic friendship bracelets, creativity of all forms are welcome here!

Sand Volleyball

For classic games of 2-on-2 to 50-player Nuke 'Em, we have sandy courts for everyone to enjoy!

Sports Courts

There's nothing better than a game of high altitude hoops. Or how about a match of mountain tennis? This is the place!

Bouldering Blocks

Brand new to rock climbing? These colorful blocks are just right for learning the basics and getting the 'hang' of climbing without getting too far off the ground.

Game Room

Pool, air hockey, puzzles, board games, foosball- we've got a lot to keep you busy!

Hide and Seek

You know the game. But have you ever played on a scale as epic as this? Seek out a match, and you'll find a good time.

High Five

Our dual line tour features FIVE sections of fast-moving zip lines stretched high above the alpine floor. Each section give you a different experience.

Hang Time

There are plenty of places around camp to relax. Stake a claim in our hammock village for the best way to enjoy the mountain breeze.

Waterfront Decks

Decks rigged with rope swings, water zip lines, monkey bars, water slides, and more! We've got plenty to keep you busy staying cool in our Waterfront.

BB Guns

BB guns are a lot of fun for beginners and expert shooters alike. Squeeze off a few pellets and plink some targets, and you'll see what we mean.

Inflatables

Race to the finish on our epic obstacle course or test your fear of heights on our gigantic slide!

Coffee Shop

A place for a rejuvenating cup o' joe, quality conversations, board games, and kicking your feet up.

Disc Golf

An 18-hole course that spans our entire main campus, this is the perfect place to test your disc golf skills! It's all in your swing... or is it the fling?

Via Ferrata

Challenge yourself to traverse "the Iron Way"- where mountaineering meets obstacle course.

Zip Drop

This is like a normal zip line, only a little more loosy-goosey, with special tethers that let you drift to the ground like a parachuter coming in for a landing.

Snow Tube Hill

Who needs snow? Grab a tube and slide down our snowless snow tubing hill!

A Typical Day At Camp

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7-8:30

Delicious breakfast with some of America’s breakfast favorites.

8:30

Morning wake up time! Gather the family for a fun group game & get ready for the day.

8:50-10:50

Activity Session 1. What adventure will your day start with?

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Worship time with the whole family!

11:25-12:30

Powerful Bible study sessions for parents and kids alike.

12:30-1:15

Lunchtime! Stop in for some grub before your next activity.

1:15-2:20

Break out time for family devotionals.

2:30-5

Activity Session 2. More adventure is just around the corner.

5-6

Free time…check kids in and head to a workshop, grab a coffee and chat with old and new friends in the gameroom or take another well deserved nap.

6:15 

Dinner time! Our chef is ALWAYS cooking up something yummy!

7:15

Evening Experience – where we bring the day’s Bible Studies to life!

8:30-10:30

Wrap up the day with some night time fun at black light dodgeball or by making new friends by the fire.

KIDTRIBE

Christian Family Camp is a time to bond with the whole family, and we encourage sharing adventures together as much as possible. However, we know that some of your little ones won’t be able to do every activity. Drop your children (0-5 years) off at our safe and secure KidTribe area where they will be monitored by carefully-trained staff who are ready to have a blast! Your kids will have the opportunity to play outside, learn Bible stories and songs, and make some arts and crafts. So go ahead and explore – the little ones are safe with us.

Date Night

Take an evening to step back and spend some one-on-one time with your spouse. Enjoy some wonderful conversation over a savory dinner while the sounds of nature and soft music play in the background. Spend this time investing in each other and your marriage without distraction, while your kids enjoy a night of fun activities with our staff.

Family always grows closer at camp

“I was thrilled that my friends who came enjoyed the camp experience like we do. I always discover ways to grow closer with my family when I’m at camp. Love it!”

Thankful for new relationships

“We are thankful for the new relationships we built. Thankful for the new experiences we were able to share as a family. And so thankful all of that happened in a safe Christian environment.”

Family disconnects to reconnect

“We loved camp. It was amazing to be able to disconnect from the outside world and really connect as a family. I’m thankful for childcare because I was able to spend time with just the big kids which doesn’t happen in our normal day-to-day life. I enjoyed seeing joy on my kids faces as they tried new activities. We are already excited for camp next year.”

Family changed. Coming back.

“My family is changed for the better. And we can’t wait to come back next year.”

Got my 15 year old to open up

“The best part of our experience was your staff. Our two counselors were amazing and the youth leader got my 15-year-old son to open up…and I’m a pastor. I am very thankful!”

Building relationships with new friends

“We really liked how our groups were broken up by regions this year. It was fun to build relationships with those that live in the same city as us.”

Seeds Planted.

“My kids thoroughly enjoyed it. And while I don’t see all the seeds that were planted, I know they were.”

Getting ready for camp

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Family Camp Lodging

Hotel-style rooms with full private bathrooms and either two queens or one king-size bed. Adjoining rooms available on a limited basis.

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RV Camp Sites

If you've got a big rig, bring it along! We offer pull through sites with full hook-ups that include 15 and 30 amp electricity, water, and sewer. Note that if you are staying in the RV park, you will be roughly half a mile from the Family Camp Campus. Please come prepared to commute to & from the campus, be it in a car, by bike, by walking, or any other mode of transportation at your disposal.

What to Bring

Toothbrush? Check. Shorts and T-Shirts. Check. Swimsuits? Double-check. Here's a complete list of stuff to bring with you to camp.

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What We Provide

We want to make your family camp experience as hassle-free as possible, which means providing your family with some essentials that you won't have to worry about bringing!

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Getting To Camp

Glorieta is located at 11 State Highway 50, Glorieta, NM 87535. For directions click the "MAP" button below.

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Camp Credit

Tired of carrying your wallet around while you play at Family Camp? Well, you don’t have to anymore! Load your family’s Camp Credit accounts today!
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Health and Safety

The spiritual, physical, and emotional well being of every camper is our top priority. We're here to fulfill all their safety and nutritional needs.

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Activity Upgrades

There are way more adventures to experience at camp than can be done in a week. But if your adrenaline isn't rushing quite fast enough visit the link below.

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Arrival & Departure

We can’t wait to welcome you to camp! Learn more about times and activities on your arrival and departure days.

Financial Aid

All of our scholarships have been distributed for the 2024 summer. Please email us at family@glorieta.org if you have questions about scholarships for 2025. We hope to have the application live by the end of summer.

Code of Conduct

We're here to have fun, build each other up and encourage others in love! But there are a few behaviors that just won't fly at Glorieta Camps.


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Meals

Our kitchen team cooks and serves all of your meals. Get excited about the many meals you do not have to prepare or clean up! Meals at Glorieta are served from a nut and shellfish-free kitchen. Glorieta is able to accommodate for gluten-free dietary needs. You can purchase gluten free meals through your registration account. 4 night sessions cost $40 and 6 night sessions cost $60. *Please note that our retail shops sell items with peanuts and other nuts in them.

Pre-Arrival Emails

Missed an email?  Click below to see a copy of all pre-arrival emails we send out leading up to your week of camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any discounts available?

We do have scholarships available every year, however, we have filled those for 2024. We also have a referral program for those that have already attended Family Camp in 2023. If you are a friend or family member of someone who has already attended please ask them about their discount offer. Once you have attended family camp you can be enrolled in our referral program as well.

Where is the closest airport? Can you pick us up?

Santa Fe Municipal Airport is 30 minutes from Glorieta and offers flights through American & United Airlines. Albuquerque International Sunport offers many more flights & airlines and is just over an hour from Glorieta.

We do not provide our own shuttle service, but the Santa Fe & Albuquerque airports both offer rental car services. 

What is the schedule?

Click here for the 6 night session schedule.  Click here for the 4 night session schedule.

Where is Family Camp located?

We are 25 minutes outside of Santa Fe, NM in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, at an elevation of 7,431 ft.

Physical address is:
11 NM-50
Glorieta, NM
87535

Off of I-25 take exit 299. Follow the signs for Glorieta Conference Center which will lead you straight to the front gate.

What is the weather like at Glorieta?

Glorieta weather can be a bit unpredictable. Expect, for the most part, mild mornings, hot afternoons, and cool evenings.  One of the greatest things about our area is that there is little to no humidity! It’s not uncommon for an afternoon thunderstorm to arise as well. Our best advice would be to pack pants and a light-weight jacket for the early mornings and evenings. A rain jacket could also prove to be a great thing to have with you.

How big is Family Camp?

For 2024, we will be capping every session of Family Camp at 180 people and we hope all sessions sell out.

What age is Family Camp for?

Family Camp is designed for all ages.  We welcome infants to great-grandparents.  Our activities and our programs are geared for all age ranges.

What if I'm a single parent?

While the majority of our guests are not single parent families, each session of Family Camp has a group of single parents.  We aim to serve all types of families and assign summer staff to specifically support single parent families as needed.

What is the food like?

Family Camp prides itself on serving the best meals at camp! For breakfast, lunch and dinner we strive to provide tasty options that both our adults and kids will enjoy! There is a continental bar along with a hot meal for every breakfast and most lunch and dinners have a salad bar along with the main course.

Do you accommodate food allergies?

We are only able to accommodate gluten free allergies. A gluten-free meal plan can be purchased as an extra in your registration account for $60 per person for a 6 night session and $40 for a 4 night session. For all other special dietary needs, we provide cold storage and prep space for those who wish to bring their own food.

What if I don't want to participate in all the activities?

Each activity is optional. Families are free to plan their day to their preference. The schedule is flexible for families to come and go as they please.

Do I have to come with a church?

No. Family Camp is designed for individual families. However, several of our current families bring other families with them to make the trip even more memorable amongst friends.

Are staff qualified?

Every staff member is background checked, certified in the Child Protection Plan, and trained in activities, food service, retail, childcare, and first aid. 

Can we bring our pets?

As much as we understand pets are a huge part of our families, the only pets allowed at Glorieta are service animals with appropriate documentation. 

What if I need to do laundry?

We encourage all guests to bring enough clothes to make it through the week along with some extras! In the case of an emergency, please contact us so that we can help you find a place to wash. 

What are arrival check-in and departure check-out times?

We ask that you please arrive between arrive between 4-5:30pm on your arrival day and please check out by 9:30am on your departure day.

Staff

Enthusiastic. Energetic. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.

Our staff is made up of a bunch of authentic, mission-minded people who are also committed to providing you with the best camp experience ever. Each day they demonstrate their passion for serving Jesus Christ through leading by example with a cheerful demeanor.

Kyle Swetlishnoff

Family Camp Manager
(505) 757-6161, ext. 710
kyle.swetlishnoff@glorieta.org

Julie Garnaas

Family Camp Assistant
(505) 757-6161, ext. 712
julie.garnaas@glorieta.org

Abby Adkins

Family Camp Assistant
(505) 757-6161, ext. 713
abby.adkins@glorieta.org

Our staff members are recruited based on their:

Personality
& Ability

Passion for Teaching

Servant's Heart

Relationship
With Christ

Qualifications
& Skills

Education
& Training

2024 Dates

SessionLengthDatesStatusRegister
Session 16 NightSunday, June 2 - Saturday, June 8OpenRegister Here
Session 2 (Led by Hillside)6 NightSunday, June 9 - Saturday, June 15OpenRegister Here
Session 36 NightSunday, June 16 - Saturday, June 22OpenRegister Here
Session 44 NightSunday, June 23 - Thursday June 27OpenRegister Here
Session 54 NightTuesday, July 2 - Saturday, July 6OpenRegister Here
Session 66 NightSunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13OpenRegister Here
Session 76 NightSunday, July 14 - Saturday, July 20OpenRegister Here
Session 86 NightSunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27OpenRegister Here
Session 96 NightSunday, July 28 - Saturday, August 3OpenRegister Here

* "Led by Hillside" means that this church is bringing the speaker, worship leader, and (potentially) host family for that session. A large number of families from this church will be in attendance, but families from outside of this church are still welcomed & encouraged to attend.

2025 Dates

SessionLengthDatesStatusRegister
Session 16 NightSunday, June 1 - Saturday, June 7OpenRegister Here
Session 26 NightSunday, June 8 - Saturday, June 14OpenRegister Here
Session 36 NightSunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 21Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 44 NightSunday, June 22 - Thursday, June 26Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 54 NightThursday, June 26 - Monday, June 30Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 64 NightTuesday, July 1 - Saturday, July 5Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 76 NightSunday, July 6 - Saturday, July 12Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 86 NightSunday, July 13 - Saturday, July 19Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 96 NightSunday, July 20 - Saturday, July 26Opening SoonRegister Here
Session 106 NightSunday, July 27 - Saturday, August 2Opening SoonRegister Here

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