Need a Lift? - Glorieta Adventure Camps
Select Page

Need a Lift?

A Fall Family Retreat featuring the International Balloon Fiesta

Need a Lift is a fall retreat where your family can experience one of the most incredible events on earth – the International Balloon Fiesta! And to make it even better, we’ll take care of your on-site meals, offer incredible activities, and create space for your family to spend intentional time together.


Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9, 2023


$100 per person registration fee (3 & under free)

$120 a night ($360 total) per hotel room (either 1 king or 2 queens)

All meals & activities at Glorieta are included. Transportation to the Balloon Fiesta is not provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Schedule?

8:30pm – Check-In at Aspen Cafe
9pm – Opening Session

8am – Breakfast in Aspen Cafe
9:15am – Worship & Speaker
10:15-10:45am – Family Devo Time
12pm – Lunch in Aspen Cafe
1pm – Activity – Crate Stacking
4pm – Fall Time Funtivities
6:30pm – Date Night (Childcare Provided)
8-9pm – S’mores & Gameroom Open

~3:30am – Drive yourself to the Balloon Fiesta
7am – Mass Ascension & Breakfast on Your Own in Albuquerque
12pm – Lunch in Aspen Cafe
1-4pm – Free Time: Family Devos, Puzzles, Coloring
2pm – Pumpkin Bake Off
4pm – Guided Hike or Guided Mountain Bike Ride
6:30pm – Dinner in Aspen Cafe w/ Pumpkin Desserts
7:30pm – Worship & Speaker
8:30-10pm – Fire Pits / Campfire Songs / Gameroom

8am – Breakfast in Aspen Cafe
10am – Check-Out

When is check-in on Friday?

Arrive whenever is convenient after 3 PM. We’ll meet you in Aspen Cafe to check-in at 8:30 PM.

When is check-out on Monday?

10 AM

Will you provide a dedicated staffer like during Family Camp in the summer time?
No. Rather, think of this event as more of a personal family retreat to the mountains.
What is the lodging situation?

We’ll be offering hotel rooms that include either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. You can choose your room while registering.

What should I pack?

Fall weekends can be both warm and cold. Be sure to bring layers – especially for the morning at the Balloon Fiesta. The ground at the launch field can be wet, cold, and icy, so warm boots and cozy socks are especially good to have ready.

How do we pay?

Upon completing registration, you can pay in full, make monthly payments, or split your balance into 3 equal payments. Payment is required in order to officially reserve your spots.

What's the cancellation policy?
Free cancellation up to 1 week before the start of the event. No refunds after that point.

Questions?  Email