Student Conferences: Colorado
Have a question?
- How old do I have to be to attend a Student Worldview Conference?
- What if I can’t afford to attend a Summit Worldview Conference?
- What kind of clothes should I bring for a Student Worldview Conference?
- What about alcohol and tobacco at the Student Worldview Conferences?
- What are some other things I should or should not bring with me?
- Should I bring enough clothes for 2 weeks?
- Will I be sitting in class the entire time?
- When should my flight depart at the end of the session?
- 1. How old do I have to be to attend a Student Worldview Conference?
Our minimum age requirement for attendance is 16, with most students being between the ages of 17 and 20, with our target being high school seniors and college freshman.
- 2. What if I can’t afford to attend a Summit Worldview Conference?
Thanks to an endowment set up by Summit financial supporters, scholarships are available for a portion of the conference tuition. The scholarships are based solely on financial need and funds are limited. To request an application, please call us at 866.786.6483.
- 3. What kind of clothes should I bring for a Student Worldview Conference?
Make sure that you bring a sweater or sweatshirt, and a pair of pants (jeans are fine), as you can expect variable weather conditions. Even in the summer, at 6,400 feet mornings and evenings can be chilly. As you pack, please keep in mind that this is a leadership camp. Even though the atmosphere is casual, neat and modest clothing are to be worn at all times. Shorts need to be at least fingertip length, skirts/dresses may be no shorter than 4” above your knees, and low cut, tight, halter or midriff baring tops are not appropriate. Modest tank tops are allowed, but spaghetti strap, racer-back styles or any that do not cover your undergarments are not. A swimsuit will only be needed if you’re planning on whitewater rafting. Bring one dressier outfit for the class picture and graduation: dresses or skirts for the ladies; a button-up dress shirt and tie are nice for the guys. Running shoes and shorts/t-shirts are appropriate for sports time.
- 4. What about alcohol and tobacco at the Student Worldview Conferences?
Students of any age are not allowed to consume alcohol while attending Summit's Student Worldview Conferences; those students who are of age and smoke may do so only at designated smoking areas. It is illegal in the state of Colorado to purchase or possess tobacco products if you are under the age of 18.
- 5. What are some other things I should or should not bring with me?
Your Bible, pens, toiletries (including shampoo) your insurance card or a copy of both sides, and any over-the-counter medications you might need such as pain-relievers, antihistamines, antacids, etc. Also bring your favorite musical instrument for special music or just hanging out with your friends!
We provide sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and washcloths. Any electronics with an on/off switch are not allowed, cell phones are not allowed in the classroom at any time, and will be subject to an 11:00 PM curfew, out of respect for your roommates. Inappropriate literature, tobacco products, alcohol and weapons of any kind are not permitted and will need to be turned in while you’re at the Summit. We do have a small safe at the front desk in which you may keep your cash and credit cards, but do not bring your laptop or other valuable items, as none of the hotel room doors have locks on them, and we are not equipped to store them for you on-site.
- 6. Should I bring enough clothes for 2 weeks?
Not necessarily. Bring as much as you would like to, but we do have laundry facilities in the Summit Hotel for your use. The cost is approximately $2.00/load, and you may obtain quarters at the front desk. Laundry detergent may be purchased in the laundry room.
- 7. Will I be sitting in class the entire time?
It might feel like it at times, but no — this is Colorado! We also provide a wide range of fun activities for you to choose from. Three days a week we’ll have “Sports time” in the afternoon, during which we’ll go to a huge grassy park nearby, with all sorts of sports for you to join in on, including soccer, volleyball, flag football, basketball, tennis (bring your racket) and ultimate Frisbee — along with 200 other students and staff! There are also nice hiking or running trails there, as well as great shade trees if you’d rather just relax and read a book, take a nap, spend time talking with friends, etc. (Here’s one of those times the guitar comes in handy). Weather and season permitting, other activity options will include: Pikes Peak day hike $20; Whitewater Rafting $80; Paintball in Waldo Canyon $50; Indoor Climbing Gym $20; Focus on the Family tour (free); Olympic Training Center (free); Air Force Academy (free). Bring your release forms and payment with you to the Summit; do not send it in ahead of time. Please make all activities checks payable to Summit Ministries, as we will pay as a group for each trip. You may sign up for any of these after your arrival, and we do accept all major credit cards.
- 8. When should my flight depart at the end of the session?
Your session concludes with a graduation dinner at 5:30 PM and a graduation ceremony at 7:00 PM on Friday night with a reception following, which usually wraps up by 11:00 PM, therefore most students leave on Saturday morning. You will need to vacate your rooms by 8:00 AM on Saturday. We will provide shuttles to the airport, which leave the Summit at 4:30 AM, 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM; we are about 30 minutes from the airport. You may want to keep this in mind while making your reservations.