Camp Development

Trail West ​Master Plan

In 2014, Trail West celebrated it’s 50th anniversary and the completion of an extensive lodge remodel.  As we enter into the next 50 years of ministry at Trail West, there is a renewed focus on increasing the value of our guests’ experience with improved facilities, amenities and activities.  We are currently developing a Master Plan that will guide us to meet this goal.  Look for more information coming soon as the plan develops.

Ideas for the Master Plan include:
  • Covered pavilion/sports courts and more activities in the Aspen Grove
  • New pool and pool deck with water slide and splash park features
  • Expansion of the club room
  • New work crew and summer staff dorm
  • Additional Kids Klub space and additional meeting space
  • A comprehensive landscaping and road improvement plan
  • New adventure park to replace the ropes course

In addition, we continue to make smaller improvements each year that will enhance the value of the Trail West experience.  If you are interested in further information or to make a contribution to the development of Trail West Lodge please contact Brett Wingo, Camp Manager,​ at 719-395-2477 or bwingo@trailwest.younglife.org​.​

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Camp Development Principles

After construction is complete, Young Life camps are financially self-sufficient. All operational expenses, maintenance, administrative costs and funded depreciation are paid from camp revenue generated by camper fees. Only major capital projects require fundraising after the initial purchase or construction.

We only grow as thoughtful and generous gifts allow. Young Life camps have a long-standing policy to first raise the funds and then to develop new projects, facilities and amenities. This is so the camp fees that summer and school season guests pay is minimized to reflect true operating costs. This practice also allows us to develop new projects to a standard of excellence.
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Trail West
18800 Trail West Dr
Buena Vista, CO, 81211

CALL US: (719) 395-2477
FAX: (719) 395-6833

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