SPRING CREEK FIRE
TESTED BY FIRE
The Summer of 2018 brought great trials for the team at Upon The Rock. The Staff in La Veta was forced to watch the devastating Spring Creek Fire rip through the heart of the Camp Property, sparing some locations but completely incinerating others. Many pristine locations were changed forever over-night, and the way of life we'd become accustomed to was altered almost immediately.
While the fire continues to deeply impact the work at Upon The Rock, camp continues to move forward. Summer Camps held in Divide, CO will remain unaffected, while High School Wilderness Camp and others will be moved to untouched spots on the Property.
We've learned many, many things through this struggle about the incredible love and providence of our God. He has protected our family, the vision of Upon The Rock, and our COURAGE to continue pressing on!
Though many asked if we were possibly thinking about giving up, the answer has always been a resounding NO! Upon The Rock is, and always will be, rooted in the faith that the Lord oversees it's ministry. That includes these temporary setbacks and trials. We trust that He will continue to guide us as we press forward with the construction and repair of the property, and that someday, when we stand in a completed version of Upon The Rock, we'll look back on 2018 as a stepping stone well earned.
If you feel called to donate time or resources to the reconstruction going on at Upon The Rock, please send us an email at
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Now the work continues!
We've had multiple crews from multiple different locations come to help with the mitigation efforts, and an incredible amount of work has already been done to prevent further damage to the camp property! While the fire may be long gone, the issues brought up by FLASH FLOODS have posed the most dangerous. Groups have been assembling LEBs (Log-Erosion-Barriers), securing locations, and removing extra debris in order to keep the damaged soil as contained as possible, which will give us a chance to re-grow as quickly as possible!
We praise God for the amazing help we've received, and the chance to glorify His name through these different trials.
If you're interested in helping with the mitigation effort, please check our WORK CAMP page for updated information on different work weekends that you can participate in!
Come and join us for an amazing night on:
APRIL 23RD, 2022
We'll share a meal, fellowship, and support Upon The Rock in so many fun and exciting ways! Participate in our Silent Auction, thrilling Live Auction, or delicious Dessert Auction - no matter how you give, your donations enable us to share the Gospel each summer with our awesome campers.
We look forward with great anticipation to be able to celebrate together with you face-to-face!
The focus of this celebration will include sharing how God is mightily at work impacting lives and growing hearts towards Him through the ministry of Upon The Rock.
We will also be giving updates on progress at the La Veta property as well as presenting the opportunities available for you to prayerfully, personally, and financially support God's work taking place at the camp.
Please mark your calendar now. More details will be provided soon!