Strong Bonds Family Retreat – 28-30Sep18

July 13, 2018|Posted in: Fun!, Relationships, Strong Bonds

Greetings COARNG Families,

We’re excited to announce a Strong Bonds Family Event coming on September 28-30. This event will involve both parents and children for activities and training based on the 7 Habits of Healthy Families curriculum. Take some time with your family to have fun and grow together.

The event will be held at Silver Cliff Ranch in Nathrop, CO (south of Buena Vista). This facility features beautiful polished Timberpeg buildings and cabins surrounded by aspen, a hot springs fed swimming pool, a large carpeted gym, game rooms, volleyball court, and the beautiful “silver cliff” mountain in the background. Upon arrival Fridaynight, we’ll gather around a bonfire to make s’mores and get to know each other. Saturday and Sunday morning your Chaplains and Family Program’s Child and Youth Program staff will creatively teach the 7 Habits. We have a lot of great things planned, and it will be a memorable experience for all. Each family will have a private half of a cabin, including bathroom and 7 twin beds. Lodging, food, and training costs are all free, courtesy of the Strong Bonds program.

1)  Participants must be in the Colorado ARMY National Guard and ALL family members must be in DEERS.
2)  Participants must have at least one child aged 6 years or older.  No exceptions.
3)  This is a mountain camp environment used primarily for youth retreats.  It’s great for family training events, but it’s not a resort hotel.  No fancy food or accommodations.  No internet.  Little if any cell service.

Childcare will be available for children 0-5 yrs.

Sign up today!  This is our most popular event of the year, and space is limited.

Register using the Strong Bonds website at If you have trouble, email CH Sullivan at

Please contact CH Sullivan (contact info below) with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you all!


CH (CPT) Matthew D. Sullivan
Assistant Full-Time Support Chaplain
1-157th IN (Mountain) Chaplain
Colorado National Guard
(303) 263-4750 – Mobile
(720) 250-1966  – Office