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May 21-22, 2022: Great Sand Dunes Camping

When & Where

Saturday to Sunday, May 21-22, 2022

Camping at the Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes State Park

Price

FREE*

 

*optional donation for dinner

Excluded

  • Bring your own food/snacks
  • Bring your own daypack
  • Bring your own camping gear
  • Sand Dunes Park Fee

May 21- 22, 2022 – Sand Dunes Camping

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Register now!

Join us in camping and hiking at the Great Sand Dunes National Park! it is approximately 4 hour drive to the campsite, we will be camping south of the Sand Dunes. We will explore, hike, and sandboard (rent or bring your own!) We have the opportunity to hike is approximately 3 miles, difficulty level is Moderate.  This camping and hiking experience will definitely provide us with incredible views of the sand dunes and mountains.  Please be sure to RSVP! We are looking forward to having you join us!

Check out the Sand Dunes here at: The Great Sand Dunes! 

Email questions about Community Experiences to: info@creatio.org

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Creatio Community Expereinces

What are they all about?

Creatio Community Experiences are free and open to all young adults (18-39). We are striving to bring our mission of encountering the beauty of creation and the Creator to as many people as possible. These allow us to do that by gathering as friends on local hikes, backpacking excursions, campouts, and other adventures. The only requirement is an open heart and a desire to encounter beauty!

These Experiences differ from our standard Creatio Experiences in that they are not formally guided by Creatio staff. Instead, volunteers, missionaries, and friends all offer a helping hand in making these Experiences happen and costs for gas, food, etc. are split between one another at the end of the trip. The Experience organizer may screen participants to ensure they have the necessary skills, experience, and/or gear necessary to participate.

For our camping experiences, they are overnight! Each month we will be teaching a new outdoors skill! This month: Backcountry Cooking!

Your Guides

What to bring

Recommended:
Hiking Backpack
Weather-appropriate clothing (no cotton; layers)
Hiking book or shoes
Personal Snacks (Protein bars, trial mix, etc.)
Water bottles/bladder (at least 3L)
Light layers
Hat
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Tent
Cooking/food Supplies

Optional:
Hiking poles
Phone (camera)
Multi-tool and/or knife

Typical Timeline

*This is an overnight experience!

Saturday May 21, 2022
8:00 am Meet at Creatio Office:

600 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204
Go over basic needs for hike/camping.
Gather into cars for carpooling and caravanning.

8:30 am Depart for Great Sand Dunes
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

12:30 pm Arrive at Great Sand Dunes National Park
*If you have a parks pass, you might consider driving, otherwise split the price with whoever you are carpooling with!
Spend the afternoon hiking, exploring, and sandboarding (rent beforehand or bring your own!)

5:00 pm Head out to set up camp and eat.
South of the dunes, staying on free BLM Campgrounds.
Skill to learn: Backcountry Cooking!
Hang out, play games, cultivate friendships!

8:00 am Wake up and eat breakfast
Pack up campsite and get ready to head back to Denver.

8:30 am Head home back to Denver
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please be sure to support your driver and reimburse for gas!

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