Rocky Mountain Jamboree
9th Grade graduates (or older)
Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 16
8 spots available**
7th and 8th Grade graduates
Saturday, July 29 - Saturday, August 5
12 spots available**
*Each trip will depart from a starting point. Participants are responsible for arriving at the starting point of each trip. Listed costs do not include transportation to our starting point.
**Each trip needs to have minimum number of participants by a certain date or else the trip will be cancelled. Wyoming: 5 boys by May 20. Virginia: 4 boys by June 3.
About Kairos Fellowship
Kairos Fellowship is an outdoor camping program that forms junior high boys in strong Christian character and equips them for a mature walk the Lord. The program is designed for boys to encounter and be challenged by the beauty of God's creation. Through these outdoor trips, boys are able to form lasting experiences and friendships with each other that are rooted in the Lord.
Frequently Asked Questions
What gear do I need?
Mostly, we’ll ask you to bring your own things like hiking boots, bug spray, a flashlight and your own clothing. For the rest, Kairos Fellowship has a large supply of backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear, and other camping gear; we’ll make sure you have what you need! Each trip has its own list of things to bring, and we’ll communicate this to participants and parents after sign-up.
Can I go on a trip if I'm older/younger than the age listed?
We don’t like to take guys younger than 13 (sometimes a 12 year old will come...) because our trips are physically demanding. We like to take older and experienced guys on the Wyoming trip, so a younger guy can’t go on that trip unless we have extra space. If you want to go on a trip outside your age, we‘ll have to talk.
How do I pay?
We ask that checks get mailed to Kairos. After sign-up for the trip we'll send you more information.
Do I need to attend the entire trip?
Yes. We rarely make exceptions for this, but can flex a little for the start and end of trips.
How does transportation work?
Kairos Fellowship provides transportation during the trip. Appalachian Rendezvous starts/ends in VA and Rocky Mountain Jamboree starts/ends in Lansing, MI. We do help to facilitate rides to the start and end of trips (i.e. one group of guys from NJ and one group of guys from MI will drive to VA). If you see problems, let’s get creative.
What kind of physical challenge is involved?
Backpacks often weigh 20-30 pounds loaded, so that can be a good challenge. We rarely hike more than 10 miles a day. We sleep in tents, cook our own meals, and do our “business” in the woods. These are the normal “happy inconveniences” of backpacking. We can work with guys that have dietary restrictions.
Can dads attend? Can a high-schooler/university guy come to help?
Sure! Although we’re not aiming to take dads on the Wyoming trip this year. Contact us if you're interested.
Is there a trip for girls?
Yes! It’s a canoe trip offered every other year to the Boundary Waters. Contact us if you'd like more information.
Where can I get more information?
Get in touch with us using our contact form.