Rocky Mountain Summer Mission

Mission Meets Mountains

Spend 11 life-changing days camping and hiking with 20 other college students in the Rocky Mountain National Park while connecting with people the way Jesus did: storytelling!

Each day our team will engage with God as we explore His Word through oral Bible stories from the life of Christ. Then, we will hit the trails and begin spiritual conversations by telling fellow hikers the Bible stories we just learned. In the evenings, we will enjoy campfires, worship and s’mores under the stars! During the Rocky Mountain Summer Mission, you will develop skills in leading small groups and grow in your confidence in evangelism, all within the context of a Christ-centered community. As with all Cru® summer missions, you will grow as a leader, experience life-changing community and encounter Christ!

Our team will tent camp in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Don’t have a lot of gear to rough it? No problem. We’ll provide the camping gear and meals, while you bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and camping pad. You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy this summer experience, but you should be in good health and able to hike for a few hours up mountains at high elevation. Like all Cru summer missions, we’ll coach you to raise support to cover the costs of the project and your transportation.

Join StoryRunners® for a life-changing summer!

Fast Facts

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Ministry Focus: Bible storytelling, evangelism, small group Bible study
Dates: June 27-July 7, 2022. Application opens October 1
Length: 11 days
Cost: $995 (Does not include cost of transportation to Denver)
Deposit: $100, two weeks after acceptance
Team Leaders: StoryRunners staff

Need more information? Feel free to contact us!


Most nights we will camp at 8,500 feet at the beautiful Glacier Basin Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park.

During your stay, you will share accommodations with 3-4 people of the same gender. While at the Rocky Mountain National Park, we will sleep in tents. While camping, you will have access to campground restrooms, and solar-heated showers are available for your use.

Temperatures in July often reach the 70s or 80s and drop to the upper 40s at night. 

You’ll definitely need to pack a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, good hiking shoes and a flashlight; we provide the rest of the camping gear. Upon acceptance, you will receive a detailed packing list.

Expect many miles of hiking at high elevation (8,500 – 12,000 feet). You need to be in good health and able to handle strenuous physical activity because you will be hiking for several hours each day. We suggest that you prepare for the trip by exercising more (cardio, weights, interval training, etc.) between now and July. If you have questions or concerns about your physical health, consult with your doctor. Certain physical conditions may require a doctor’s approval before acceptance.

Need more information? Feel free to contact us!

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