HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP (DENVER)
DRY BONES ELEVATION VISION TRIP
June 25-July 3, 2022
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
MEET AT 7:00PM
(Eat dinner before or bring it with you)
We will meet at the church Saturday NIGHT and drive straight through to whitewater rafting in Canon City Sunday morning.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
We will return back to the church AROUND 10:00PM.
Dry Bones has provided the following Participant Guidebook, with lots of helpful information!
There are three phases of the trip: (1) Travel and whitewater rafting and hotel; (2) Camping; (3) Denver and hotel and travel home.
A good idea would be to pack a separate, outdoors-type bag for the camping portion and all other items for phases 1 and 3 in another.
PHASE 1: SATURDAY NIGHT - MONDAY MORNING
. Dinner for Saturday night
. Travel money and money for three meals
. Phone/device (optional)
. Earbuds/headphones (optional)
. Portable charger (optional)
. All participants need to complete the Whitewater Rafting Waiver (click here).
. Shirt (not cotton)
. Secure footwear, such as river sandals with ankle strap, tennis shoes, etc. NO Crocs or flip-flops. (Booties available to rent.)
. Sunglasses with strap are recommended.
. A change of dry clothes, underwear and shoes
. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
. Soap and shampoo
. Meds (if applicable)
. Clothes to sleep in
. Clothes to put on Monday (appropriate for camping)
PHASE 2: MONDAY - THURSDAY
. Tents, sleeping bags, cookware, etc. are provided!
. Keep in mind, EVEN SUMMER TEMPERATURES IN WINTER PARK, CO, CAN GET COLD!
The forecast for our week has lows of 40s and highs of low 70s, so you WILL be cold in the evenings!
. Keep your packing down to the minimum necessities. This will make it easier for you in the wilderness and will help you have a better understanding of how the kids on the streets actually live.
. Bring a large trash bag to put over your bag if it rains.
. Pack your clothes in plastic zip-lock bags to further protect them against the possibility of getting wet.
. 2 one-quart wide-mouth plastic water bottles (PLEASE bring 2!!)
. 3 T-shirts
. 2 pairs of shorts
. 1 pair of sweatpants or fleece pants
. 1 pair of wind pants
. 2 pair of light-weight socks for around camp
. 1 pair of heavy weight hiking socks. (Wool-blend or synthetic is better than cotton.)
. Underwear (as many as you need)
. Closed toed shoes to hike in (these can be tennis shoes, but make sure the tread is good)
. A second pair of shoes (preferably tennis shoes) to wear around camp or in case the others get wet)
. Warm jacket or parka with a hood
. Rain gear or QUALITY poncho with hood (Do not get the emergency ponchos because these tear and ruin too easily. Bring a good poncho or rain jacket!)
. 1 pair of thermal underwear (both top and bottom)
. Beanie or winter hat for warmth
. Warm gloves
. Warm fleece or sweatshirt
. Reusable plate (plastic or metal)
. Mug for hot beverages
. Camping chair
. Hammock/Eno (optional)
. Daypack (a backpack similar to what you would take to school but large enough to carry food, water, gear, and jacket for day hikes)
. 1 roll of toilet paper
. Small flashlight with extra batteries
. Hairbrush or comb
. Hand towel/washcloth
. Chapstick with spf 15 or more
. Sunscreen with a high block rating
. Insect repellent
. Small Bible
. Pen or pencil
. Personal snacks. All food items should be carried in ziplock freezer bags. If you are carrying individually wrapped items such as gum, jolly ranchers, etc. please remove the wrappers before you come. This will help reduce litter problems.
. Personal medicines (place in a zip lock bag by themselves). NOTE: The Staff will not administer any type of medications, including aspirin, Tums, Tylenol, etc. If you need any over the counter medication, you must bring them with you.
. Extra gallon Ziplock bags
PHASE 3: THURSDAY - SUNDAY
FOR DENVER PORTION, PLUS HOTEL AND TRAVEL HOME
. Money for night out in Denver
. Money for four meals
. Travel money
. Pillow (no other bedding needed)
. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
. 4 T-shirts
. 3 pairs of shorts or jeans
. 4 pairs of socks
. Underwear (you figure out how many)
. Clothes to sleep in (two nights in the church, one night in the hotel)
. Comfortable shoes for walking (At least one pair of closed-toed shoes which can be the same as used for camping)
NOTE: Clothes should be appropriate for working. Clothes should not have offensive or ungodly words/graphics, and they should fit well to not be inappropriate.
Keep in mind that the idea is not to look nice but to be able to work comfortably and not stand out as especially wealthy.
Participants will NOT have access to phones and devices for much of the week, but at other times (travel, hotel, etc.), they will.
To reach students during the week, contact TRANE WYATT, WAYNE BREHM or CHRIS LEIGH.