Rock Springs Campground

Images from Rock Springs: A week of faith, fellowship, food and fun

At Rock Springs, ‘You step on this ground, you feel it’

DENVER – Beth Riehl drove past Rock Springs Campgrounds on her way to a Christmas tree farm in December.  The Staten Island, N.Y., native was intrigued by the rustic wooden structures.  Neighbor and Denver native Kent Cloninger tried to explain the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting held at the site every summer. Words could not tell the whole story.  Saturday […]

Images of Rock Springs: A rite of summer returns

At camp meeting, tradition ties together generations of families 

DENVER – The first thing you need to know about Rock Springs Campground is that the 248 cabins on the 40-acre site are called tents, a throwback to the early days when farmers and others came with their families from near and far to worship and enjoy one another’s fellowship on land that was deeded to the Methodist Church by […]

Big turnout expected for Children’s Fun Day

DENVER — Children’s Fun Day, an event filled with performances, games and food for kids of all ages that was called off last year due to COVID-19, is returning to the Rock Springs Camp Meeting July 31.  According to Terry Brotherton, one of the event’s organizers, many modifications have been made to the site — which is across from the […]

Longtime attendee committed to carrying on family tradition

DENVER — Since 1997, the year she was born, Regan Eudy has regularly attended Rock Springs Camp Meeting.  She recalled walking around the campground during balmy summer evenings, spending hours playing games like tag and hide-and-seek with her childhood friends and staying overnight in the tent that her family has owned for four generations.  “My three best friends in the […]

The Shack back at full strength

DENVER – The Shack, the prime spot for tasty treats served by volunteers from the East Lincoln High School Marching Band, will be open at full capacity at this year’s Rock Springs Camp Meeting.  “I think everyone is excited about the turnout at camp meeting,” said Shalyn Brooks, who manages The Shack and is president of the East Lincoln Band […]

Work at campground will accommodate large-scale events

DENVER – A portion of the property at Rock Springs Campground is getting a facelift.  Joanne Charles, Marsha McCall and Terry Brotherton are among a group of camp meeting attendees who have been refurbishing the area across the street from the campground since September by removing some trees to open the space and planting flowers and shrubs around the trees […]

Hope for summer ‘return to normal’ hums at Rock Springs

DENVER – On a sunny and cool Easter-season day, three months before worshippers are scheduled to arrive for a traditional renewal of faith and fellowship at Rock Springs Campground, carpenter bees are having a field day. The hum of hovering bees echoes through a grassy alley between rows of rustic wooden “tents” just below the Arbor. Initially, it sounds like […]