Benchmark 56

2nd Annual BenchMark

February 3 – 5, 2017
For: 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
Deposit: $25 per person
Cost: $125
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2017

*Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable after January 25

We're inviting 4th graders as well to join us this year!

Promotional Card (Back)

Benchmark 56 Promo Card (Back)

Promotional Card (Front)

Benchmark 56 Promo Card (Front)

SPONSORS: The ratio of campers to sponsor is 6:1. Each church is responsible to provide both male and female sponsors if they are bringing male and female campers. We ask that you do everything in your power to ensure that your group will be covered in this area. This is valuable because it provides more adults who are accessible when students have questions about what they’re learning about the life changing message of Jesus Christ. God will do amazing things through your sponsors while at camp – and inevitably some students are likely to do things that will “amaze” your sponsors.

ALSO, we require a background check for every person who will come as a sponsor. This can be no more than 2 years old.

We have moved to online registration this year, and one downloadable PONDEROSA CONSENT/RELEASE form. Both the online form and the downloadable form need to be filled out by every person coming to camp. If there is any confusion, please call Clint Walker at 719-481-2482 ext. #11.

Click Here to Register Your Group Online
Quick Response Form (Submit as soon as possible or no later than December 16, 2016
Click Here to Register Online
Registration Deadline is: January 25, 2017
Complete Ponderosa Consent/Release Form
Registration Deadline is: January 25, 2017
Please download form, print, complete and hand to your group leader before coming to camp.

CAMP PASTOR: Nathan Shiver

Nathan Shiver Nathan has been Next Gen Pastor at Bent Tree Church in Loveland since 2011, and has been involved in youth ministry for over 11 years. He majored in Youth Ministry at CCU, and has spoken for retreats, camps, and other events domestically and internationally (Ireland). He’s been married to Sarah for 16 years and they have 3 children: Bode (13), Blake (12), and Hadassah (9). Hobbies include running and fly fishing, and he’s a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues.


Jeff Markey Jeff is a worship songwriter and his passion is to serve the local church through music! He is currently Worship Pastor at FBC Black Forest and is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Grace, have 4 wonderful kids: Cayla, Josh, Corinne, and Jordan. Jeff has also served churches in Louisiana and New Jersey, where he was born and raised. He also enjoys playing sports, hiking, and family activities.