There's never a reason to be bored when you visit Ponderosa. With 650-acres of fun and recreation just waiting out the front door, the tough part is choosing. See the Rates page for information on cost.
Archery is available. An instructor will be provided to show the campers the proper way to shoot and to ensure safety.
There are two ball fields for either baseball or softball, plus lots of open room for any sport.
The bounce house is a great activity for younger children. Can be set up in the gym in case of bad weather, so it is usable all year long.
There are three campfire sites on the property, one at the Portis Pavilion, one at the Allison Pavilion and one at the the Aspen Yurt. Wood and a fire starter is provided.
Our Disc Golf course contains a front 9 and newly added back 9. Tees spread throughout the south end of Ponderosa. Discs are available to rent at the office. We also have 18 holes of Tree Golf. Both courses start across from the Chapel.
Our dry slide is a slick fun ride. It has two slides, which means twice the fun.
Our Game Room has recently been remodeled, and the foosball, ping pong and air hockey tables are available for use anytime.
Our gym is a multipurpose facility that can be used for all sorts of activities. It has a basketball court and can be set up for volleyball. As a conference room, it can be set up to hold up to 203 people, and its dimensions are 50x61 ft.
The hayride meandors around our 650 acres of property, taking you out to the very edges of the property, where only animals roam normally. Enjoy the sights of creation, and be on the lookout for animals such as deer and antelope.
Our high ropes course consists of four different elements. The first element is the tower and zip, which consists of a 40 foot climbing wall or cargo net to reach the top of the tower, and then you will zip down one of our two ziplines. The next part is the Gorilla's Nest, which consists of 7 different high elements: Cargo Net, Postman's Walk, Pirate's Crossing, Catwalk, Raider Bridge, Multivine, and the Wild Woozy. The next two elements are stand alone elements, the Power Pole and the Dangling Duo. The course will be manned by certified staff.
There are two mountains on the Ponderosa property, and each has a trail to the top. The Bald Mountain trail starts behind Dale House, and travels to the top and along the rim, offering great views of Pikes Peak, other mountains, Black Forest, and Colorado Springs. The True Mountain trail starts near the archery range, and the trail goes to a cross on the top the mountain.
Come try out a round of horseshoes at our pits. We have two courts, so up to eight people can play at a time.
Stand on a platform and try to knock your opponent off their platform. Helmets are provided to protect the participants.
Ladder Golf is similar to horseshoes, but is much more challenging. The thrower is two golf balls attached by a piece of cord, and the goal is to wrap the throwers around the rungs of a ladder. The official rules and equipment can be check out at the office.
Our Low Ropes Course is many different elements scattered throughout the trees. The different elements are: Mountain Tops, Electric Fence, Nitro Crossing, Wild Woozy, Mohawk Travese, Multivine, Log Jam, Spider Web, and Trust Fall. A facilitator will lead groups through the elements and ensure safety.
Give praise as you stroll along our beatifully created prayer path hidden in the trees. Linger at one of the benches along the way and enjoy quiet solitude in our enclosed prayer chapel.
The newest addition to the Ponderosa grounds is the 9-hole Putt-Putt golf course. Our friends in Hannibal, Missouri helped us build the course and the Colorado State Missions Offering helped fund it. With their generous gifts, we were able to finish construction in June 2011—just in time for our 50th Anniversary celebration. This medium-level course promises to be a hit attraction for our groups.
Come experience our tubing hill! Starting from halfway up Bald Mountain, slide an exhilerating 1000 feet. Tubes are available to rent. Use as weather permits.
An outdoor sand volleyball court is available for use. During Kids Camp, the campers sifted and cleaned out the old sand and put in fresh sand for use as a work project, so the volleyball court is nice and clean.