About RMH

Rocky Mountain High is an outdoor adventure program that focuses on Biblical principles and the character of Jesus Christ as the bedrock example for inspirational and effective leadership. With Colorado’s spectacular Collegiate Peaks Range as a backdrop, Rocky Mountain High is a unique program designed to impart to future leaders the desire and ability to live out their Christian faith within the military community.

RMH Objectives

  1. To strengthen personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
  2. To exemplify and examine fundamental leadership principles as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
  3. To impart a clear vision for integrating faith and profession within the military society.
  4. To inspire young cadets, midshipmen, and officers for sacrificial/servant leadership.

Learn from those who’ve been there

We invite seasoned Christian leaders with military experience to act as volunteer mentors for each weekly session. These current or retired military officers and NCOs share valuable life lessons as they lead morning devotions and evening instruction periods. The relaxed atmosphere allows plenty of time for questions, one-on-one conversations, and promotes the development of deep relationships that span the globe.

You cannot have a trip to Colorado without an adrenaline rush…

RMH days are filled with high-energy, challenging outdoor activities including rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, and a multi-day backpacking trek to a 14,000 foot peak. These high-adventure endeavors provide an authentic Colorado experience and are a memorable backdrop to the fellowship and learning experienced during the week. Our knowledgeable guide staff will safely lead the way and provide instruction, while ensuring you have a deep and meaningful expedition experience. While the outdoor activities are challenging, the week is filled with practical applications of spiritual principles. You’ll also develop deep, lasting connections with like-minded young leaders and our seasoned mentors.

Enjoy God’s creation in a beautiful setting

While at Spring Canyon, you’ll stay at Camp Buxton—a base camp located in breathtaking scenery just a few minutes’ walk from our main lodge. Eight-person cabins and large, metal-frame tents serve as sleeping quarters, while a fire pit radiates warmth for fellowship on the cool mountain nights—it’s the perfect setting to experience God’s creation.  Camp Buxton also features a fully equipped bathhouse with facilities for both men and women. Limited laundry facilities are also available.

Out on the trek, you’ll stay warm and dry in our three-season backpacking tents and cold-weather sleeping bags—or bring your own gear if you prefer. While specifically designed for college ROTC cadets, midshipmen, and junior officers from all military services, Rocky Mountain High is open to anyone 18 years old or older who desires to learn more about biblical leadership.

This is such a cool program. It has really made me grow and think about God in a different light. The life lessons on how to be a Godly officer were huge!

RMH changed my life! I was debating whether or not to come and I am so glad I committed. I have never experienced the body of Christ like I did this week!

RMH has been one of the coolest and most spiritually relevant experiences of my life!

RMH Transitions

Similar to our traditional Rocky Mountain High, RMH Transitions is a week-long wilderness adventure focused on spiritual renewal and preparation for difficult life transitions. Launched in 2014, this unique program is exclusively offered to Enlisted and Officers who are within one year of returning from GWOT-related deployments and those who are within one year of separating from the service. RMH Transitions is offered in late summer/early fall, and thanks to generous donations is available at low cost to participants.