The Snow is Deep!

The snow is deep and plentiful at camp this year! With the abundance of snow, we have had to shovel some roofs to make sure the buildings weren’t damaged. It is also creating challenges to keep the road cleared and paths open. We thought you might like to see a few pictures of the winter wonderland at 8000 feet on the Grand Mesa.

Boys dorm is a bit hard to get to right now.
Dining hall has its share of snow as well.
Dining hall porch.
We might need to climb some to get out!
The snack shop carries a load of snow.
The snow is piled high after it slides off the snack shop.
Whitecaps on the cabins!
The metal roofs help shed the load of snow.
Girls dorm has shed most of the snow.
Looking up the trail towards the ball diamond.
A great view of Old Man Mountain.

The New Cabins Are Taking Shape

The new cabins continue to take shape, the result of a great deal of hard work and dedication. We are thankful to all who have helped.

Looking up the road towards the new cabins.
Old Lady Mountain from the new staff cabin.
The new staff cabin from the ball diamond road.
Rafters are up and waiting for sheeting on the new staff cabin.
One camper cabin with the roofing underlay in place.
The second camper cabin waiting for its turn.
Staff cabin with the roof sheeting well underway.
Staff cabin with sheeting and underlay in progress.

Construction Project – Framing Cabins

We are excited to see the progress on the new cabins. We wanted to share a few pictures of the framing process. We are looking to put up the trusses on December 27 – 29, 2018. If you would like to help we would be glad to have you. Please contact the camp office for more details.

Lumber delivery.
The lumber is here, waiting to be put to use.
Starting on one of the camper cabins.
Beginning to take shape.
Waiting for the trusses.

Construction Project Update – Concrete Work

The concrete portion of the construction of the three new cabins is complete. The first cabin slab was poured on October 23, the staff cabin on October 25 and the other camper cabin on the 26th. The weather was not completely cooperative as there was some rain and sleet along the way but the work continued and the foundations and floors finished.

For the staff cabin, a conveyer belt was used to move the concrete. However, the belt broke down after just 16 of the 46 yards had been poured. This meant that the remaining 30 yards had to be moved with a high tech tool called a shovel.

Due to the freezing temperatures, concrete blankets were used to cover the freshly poured concrete to allow it to cure properly. We appreciate the generosity of Upland Construction for loaning camp the blankets.

We have a team from Heritage Home Concepts taking the lead on the project with a number of volunteers helping out as they can. We are so thankful for those who have given their time and talents to keep the project moving forward. Overall, 107 yards of concrete were poured. What a blessing to have this first step of the project finished.

We hope to being framing the cabins towards the end of December and will do our best to keep you informed of the progress. We covet your prayer that the Lord will allow the work to continue and that we would be able to use these buildings this coming summer. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to help in any way with this project.

Construction Project Begins

It is an exciting time at Twin Peaks this fall. A construction project that will add a staff cabin and two camper cabins is in full swing. As with many projects, to bring in something new often requires removing something old. In this case, the old was the Cochran and Langemade cabins. Both cabins were structurally unsound, with Langemade only used for storage and Cochran used as little as possible this summer. It is a bit sad to see these two building demolished as they were part of camp for so long but it is far more exciting to see what the Lord has in store as we build new facilities in their place. Here are a few pictures of the process.

Cochran Cabin



Space for new cabins.

Getting ready to replace the basketball court.

Looking up at the blank space at the top of the hill.

Fall is here

There has been a lot of activity at camp this fall but there has also been the amazing colors that the changing season brings. Here are a few pictures of that provide a sense of both.

The meeting tent comes down.

And the colors light up.

And the clouds move in.

Free Physicals for Camp

Free physicals for camp will be held on June 28, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Calvary Bible Church in Grand Junction, CO. The address is:

629 27 1/2 ROAD
Grand Junction, CO 81506

In accordance with state law, every camper must have a physical on file to attend camp. Physicals are good for two years so if you didn’t get one last year or you aren’t sure, this is a great way to make sure your physical is up to date. Oh, did we mention the price? Free is pretty hard to beat!

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Work and Worship Weekend

Twin Peaks Bible Camp
June 7 – 9, 2018
5pm Thursday to 4pm Saturday

Join us for a fun weekend of worship, fellowship, and work service as we prepare for summer camp! We are excited about the wonderful, new things the Lord is doing at Twin Peaks and we need the help of men, women, youth, and children to bring these dreams to life!

Suggested donation is $30/Individual or $75/Family.

Registration needed by June 1st, please. Contact Brian for more information and/or to sign up at… SEEYOUATTWINPEAKS@GMAIL.COM

Help Wanted

Preparation is underway for the 2018 Twin Peaks Bible Camp youth summer camps in the month of July and your are invited to be involved. We are looking for people who love Jesus and are willing to use their gifts and talents for His glory. There are several positions that need to be filled with volunteers for the following dates.

3rd & 4th grade week July 9-14
5th & 6th grade week July 16-21
7th & 8th grade week July 23-28
High School July 30 – August 4

Camper Counselors – (must be 18 years of age or older unless 17 and a high school graduate or have a GED) we need at least four males and four females each week (We have three males and three females for high school week)
Head Cook – an individual or couple to lead the kitchen and meal prep (for 3rd/4th grade, 7th/8th grade and HS weeks)
Kitchen staff – food prep , meal service and dishwashers, at least three or four each week
A-Team – which is our teenage volunteer program – up to six males and females for the first three weeks (spaces fill up quick)
A-Team Leaders / Chaperones – one or two males and females for the first three weeks over the age of 18, capable of leading devotions and light work projects
Snack Shop and Store Attendants – one or two each week
Craft Assistant – at least one for the first three weeks. We are also looking for someone to run crafts next year, 2019.
Archery – instructor and supervisor
Prayer Warriors!!!

All volunteers must apply and be willing to provide references and to have background checks performed.

Call or email the office with any questions or availability: 970-523-9077, info@tpbc-co.org