About Us

Our Mission

To provide a safe environment for at-risk youth to challenge themselves and their limiting beliefs through experiences and outdoor activities.

The Higher Ground six-day camp is held in the mountains outside of Estes Park, Colorado, where the teens get to leave behind their perceived limitations, labels, and their overwhelming circumstances, and get a chance to see their lives through new eyes. They will return home with a greater sense of self and accomplishment to better prepare them for the emotional challenges they face at home and in their daily lives.

Volunteer
Become a volunteer to work with the campers or help us run the behind the scenes of camp. Contact us for an application!
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Donate Funds
Higher Ground is 100% privately funded and we depend on grants and donations to run our program each year. Your donation could help send a teen to camp!
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Become a Partner
To become a partner of Higher Ground, contact Beckie Scruggs at rebscr@gmail.com.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ?

Bob Crews

“There is a connection and a real personal joy for me to see the improvement a child makes when they know that there is someone out there that they can talk to, and rely on to be there, when times get tough.  This is my motivation to make sure that if I can help one kid make better decisions in his life, he can make better choices and have a much brighter future, for the rest of his life.“

Bob Crews
Volunteer
Janette Duran
"Camp is something I look forward to every year.  It's like spending a week with my extended family in the mountains and getting the opportunity to expand that family every year.  It has also given me the opportunity to push the boundaries of my life and discover many things about myself that I didn't know were there.  I feel like I'm a better adult for having been involved with Higher Ground.”
Janette Duran
Camp Coach
Angelo Borquez
“I learned I can conquer my fears if I put my mind to it.”  
Angelo Borquez
Camper
Bob Crews
Janette Duran
Angelo Borquez