DD Adults Registration Information

The form on this page is for registering Developmentally Disabled adult campers.

Program — The session offers opportunities for enjoyment of the mountain setting and growth in caring relationships. Included are hiking, group recreation, crafts, work projects, shared responsibilities, sharing of talents, music, etc. Christikon staff people reside in the cabins with the campers, and provide program leadership.

Who may attend — The session offers opportunities for enjoyment of the mountain setting and growth in caring relationships. Included are hiking, group recreation, crafts, work projects, shared responsibilities, sharing of talents, music, etc. Christikon staff people reside in the cabins with the campers, and provide program leadership.

Restrictions — The program is geared towards those whose disability has been in mental development. Because the camp is located on a mountain side, and because its facilities currently have many steps and are not barrier-free, people who must use wheelchairs, or whose mobility is severely limited, would have a great deal of difficulty in participating in the program. Also, because the camp is served by centralized bath houses, at some distance from some cabins, campers should be continent in toilet habits.

Location — Christikon lies along the Boulder River in the mountains just north of Yellowstone National Park, about 50 miles south of Big Timber, Montana. The camp facility includes cabins with bunks for sleeping, central bath houses, and a central dining/meeting building.

Bus Transportation — Transportation is offered on the first and last days of the session, between Billings and the camp. There are stops also in Laurel, Columbus, and Big Timber.

Costs — The camp fee is $240 per person which includes a t-shirt. For those using the bus, the bus fee is $70 for round trip from Billings, Laurel, Columbus, or Big Timber.

Scholarships — Scholarships are available for those who need them. Scholarship funds are provided by private donors and our member congregations. Because funds are limited, we are able to provide no more than $120 in scholarship aid per person. See registration information on requesting scholarship aid.

Group Home and Volunteer Counselors — We appreciate having adult volunteers join us to supplement the work of our counseling staff. Moreover, if several group home clients are attending the camp together, it is often helpful to have one or more of the group home staff join us at Christikon during the session, so we might better serve the campers. Christikon will cover the costs for such volunteers, including bus transportation costs. Please use the regular Registration Form to register, but check the “Advisor” box.

Camp Sponsorship — Christikon is an outdoor ministry of Lutheran congregations in southern Montana and northern Wyoming. The program is led by the director, 25-30 summer staff, and several volunteers. Personal growth and enrichment, rather than religious indoctrination, are our goals for this camp session. Religious activities are a part of the program, but no one is required to participate who objects for religious reasons.

Registration
  • Click on the Registration Button below to start the online registration by CAMPWISE. Be sure to indicate bus riding plans.
  • Indicate on the Form if scholarship aid is requested, and the amount needed (up to $120 per person).  Our congregations and private donors want to ensure that the cost does not prevent people from participating in the Christikon life.  No other forms need to be completed for aid.
  • If a registered camper is unable to attend camp, the fees will be returned (minus a $15 handling charge), if the refund is requested by June 1. If the refund is requested after June 1, the amount paid over $50 will be refunded.
  • We will send back to you a camper letter which acknowledges the registration(s), indicates scholarship(s) granted, and includes a list of what to take to camp, bus information, and a health/examination form.  (An examination and physician’s signature are required for all participants — both campers and volunteer advisors.)
  • Please register early.  Campers are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis; and the camp usually fills up.  Thanks for your interest in Christikon.
  • Fee payment options:
    • Pay in full now
    • Camper fees partially paid by others
    • Camper fees fully paid by others
    • Scholarship Requested (up to $120)

Paper Form for Mailing — If you wish to fill out a paper form instead of online registration please click the following button for a paper form in PDF format.

Registration Form DD Adults