Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact NYR?

You can call us at 866.450.4NYR or you can email us at operations@nyr.org.

Where is NYR?

Nationwide Youth Roundup’s summer conference is located approximately 35 miles south of Denver, Colorado, and is easily reached from Denver or Colorado Springs.

From Denver, go south on Sante Fe Drive (US 85) to State Highway 67 West, or South on I-25 to Happy Canyon Road exit. Go west to US 85. North on 85 to Sedalia, then west on State Highway 67.

From Colorado Springs, go north on I-25 to Castle Rock. Take the US 85 exit north to Sedalia, then west on Sate Highway 67.

NYR is located 12 miles from Sedalia, CO on State Highway 67.

Note: Coming from the east on I-70, the most direct route to NYR is to take CO-86. Pick it up 7 miles west of the Limon I70/US24 intersection. Stay on 86 until you reach Castle Rock. Go north on Wilcox (main N/S street in Castle Rock) 0.4 mile to I-25. Follow the remaining directions above as though you were coming from Colorado Springs.

What to pack?

Clothes (a little of all seasons), the temperature can be in the 40s in the morning and 90s in the afternoon and back down in the 40s at night. Also note you are camping on a dirt hill, don?t bring your best stuff.

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Pillow
    • Bathroom Items
    • Shower Shoes
    • Towels
    • Pancho or Umbrella
    • Camping or Lawn Chair
    • Bible, Notebook, Pen
  • Things you might want extra money for: Offering, Canteen, Band Merchandise, Session CDs/DVDs, Road snacks, Day Trip activities

 

Are ATvs/utvs allowed at nyr?

No. The Board of Directors has made the decision to allow golf carts only for the week. NYR is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for those attending, therefore UTV/ATV vehicles will not be allowed.

Golf carts can be rented from Colorado Golf and Turf on a first come, first serve basis. Rentals will be delivered to the NYR property and can be picked up at Registration.

NYR asks that you register your golf carts, both rented and brought from home. For the safety of all campers, additional rules apply for those driving golf carts. A registration form must be filled out and turned in along with a $25 registration fee. This form and fee can be turned in at Registration. Click here for the Golf Cart Registration/Driver Application.

What is a military shower?

  1. Enter shower.
  2. Turn on water to get wet.
  3. Turn off water.
  4. Apply soap and lather.
  5. Turn water back on to rinse.
  6. Turn water off and dry off with towel.
  7. Enjoy these three minutes of your day as you don?t get to do them again until tomorrow.

What near by attractions are there?

  • Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs – Whether you drive up or take the cog railroad, its an adventure you won’t soon forget.
  • Garden of the gods – Is a wonder of nature that defies explanation, other than the fact that there is a Creator and He has filled our world with beauty.
  • The United States Air Force Academy – Also located in Colorado Springs provides many interesting sights, from displays of aircraft to the Cathedral.
  • Seven Falls – Located in South Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs, is seven separate waterfalls cascading down 181 feet of granite. A stairway next to the falls leads to a mile-long, breath-taking nature trail.
  • Manitou Springs – Is located just northwest of Colorado Springs and is a unique shopping area with a lot of the flavor of the old mining towns that use to be spread all around the area. Arts and crafts, the world’s best taffy (in this webmaster’s opinion), a old time photo parlor, arcades and much more can fill out an afternoon.
  • Whitewater rafting – Is THE thing to do in Colorado. There are many outfitters available that will provide an unforgettable adventure. One of many is Noah’s Ark, located in Buena Vista. Please note that while whitewater rafting is a popular event for churches attending NYR. it is at least a 125 mile drive, each way, from the camp to most of the outfitters. Plan accordingly.
  • Cave of the Winds – Located in the Manitou Springs area of Colorado Springs, offers regularly scheduled guided tours through the cave, a gift shop and a nightly laser-light show.
  • The Royal Gorge – Is another wonder that testifies to the magnificence of the world we live in.
  • Hyland Hills Water World – A water theme park located just north of Denver, 1.5 miles off I-25. Guaranteed to provide a full day of fun for all who attend. Check out group discounts.
  • Casa Bonita’s for a lunch or dinner – Located in Denver. Enjoy the entertainment of cliff divers, arcades and a truly unique environment.
  • Many hiking areas – are available in and around NYR, including a short drive to Devil’s Head park and a 1-1/2 mile hike up a paved path to a lookout station that gives you a very spectacular view of 100s of square miles of Colorado.

What does a normal day consist of?

  1. Waking up to a crisp, Colorado morning
  2. The smell of breakfast cooking on a griddle or barbeque grill
  3. What’s a port-a-poty and where do I flush?
  4. Morning Main Session in the valley
  5. Classes by age group in various locations
  6. Lunch in my campsite or someone else’s if I’m invited
  7. Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Horseshoes, Hiking, Fishing, Paddleboats&em;it’s up to you
  8. Grills fired up once again and raw meat becoming supper for youth groups all around
    Evening Main Session in the valley
  9. Campfire with your youth group discussing what God has done that day.
  10. Enjoy the comfort of a warm sleeping bag and a soft pillow all before midnight.

What?s the weather like?

The evenings/nights at NYR can get quite cool, sometimes dipping into the low-mid 40s. We are at an elevation of almost 8,000 feet above sea level. Many fare quite well with just sweatshirts and wind breakers, but be sure to pack according to your tolerance (or lack of) to the weather. Rain can be quite common, and we hold all sessions regardless of the weather conditions, so a rain coat or a poncho would be recommended. During the day, the temperature will get into the 80s or low 90s.

Conference guidelines.

The following list outlines the guidelines NYR has set to ensure a safe and memorable event. Some of them are in compliance with state laws, some invoke common sense, and some are for well-being of all who attend NYR. Your cooperation will provide for an enjoyable week.

    1. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This comes from the state of Colorado, and not NYR.

Nationwide Youth Roundup is a Christian gathering. Please come with a cooperative attitude and a desire to grow in the Lord.

  • Every person must register. Please do so on arrival. Each registrant must wear the official wristband ticket at all times. Anyone who is not wearing one will be escorted to the registration booth to register.
  • All youth, through senior high school, must be sponsored by an adult (youth leader, minister, parent, or guardian). Permission must be granted by the sponsor before leaving the grounds.
  • Sponsors are expected to see that their young people attend all services and classes.
  • No reserved seating by leaving blankets, chairs, etc. These items will be subject to removal. All seating will be first come, first serve for each service.
  • Shower houses will be closed for cleaning purposes each day during the evening services. Any articles found in the shower houses will be removed.
  • All outer clothing must be modest and free from suggestive or offensive imprints. Shorts may be worn at all times, subject to your sponsor’s consent.
  • Offensive language, alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances, and firearms are strictly prohibited.
  • All fires must be extinguished when unattended, including lanterns and stoves.
  • The lodge is off limits to anyone who does not have a reservation there.
  • Unmarried members of the opposite sex are not to be in each others quarters under any circumstances.
  • Campers are required to be in their sleeping quarters and quiet by the announced curfew.
  • Live trees are not to be cut down. Please use only dead trees that have already been cut down for firewood. Wildflowers cannot be picked. They are protected by law in Colorado.
  • For their safety, children under the age of 6 must be supervised by a parent or guardian while at the lake. Lake recreation is allowed only between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m., and only when a lifeguard is on duty. Adherence to the lifeguard’s instructions is required at all times.
  • No pets are allowed on the NYR campgrounds. There are local kennels available for boarding your pet if you must bring it with you.