Make camping plans early -- there is a very well attended rodeo in Greeley during the Gathering!
When registering for the Gathering, CAMPERS ARE COMMUTERS.
This year all camping will be several miles from the campus. You will need to make your own reservations and arrange your own transportation from area campgrounds.
You have the option of reserving a site in advance or taking your chances at a local park. The campgrounds expect to be full for the weekends on both ends of the Gathering. Click on any of the links below for additional information and policies.
We recommend using the Greeley RV Park two miles from campus. We have made arrangements with the Fort Collins Bike Library for weeklong rentals. Read more if you would like to rent a bike. If you are a camper without a car, Gathering volunteers will help you get to the campground when you arrive, and help bring you and your equipment back to campus on Saturday July 6.
LOCATION: 501 East 27th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
The main address of the Greeley RV and Campground is on the north side of the highway where we have 40 tent sites plus RV sites reserved for Friends General Conference. Overflow tent campsites are along the south side highway 34, at the intersection of Frontage Road and 28th Street, less than 1 mile east from highway 85 intersection.
FACILITIES: This is a large facility with some long-term rentals. There are 60-foot RV pull-throughs with full electric hook-ups, sidewalks, and a picnic table on each RV site. On the north side of Highway 34 there is a laundromat and store (carrying RV parts and supplies including propane bottle fill-ups). We have 40 tent sites reserved on the north side with access to showers. On the south side of the highway (Frontage Rd and 28th St, about 1/2 mile from the northern part of the RV Park) are more RV sites and the overflow tent area with both open and shaded grassy spots. There are showers and restrooms in the RV area; overflow tent campers on the south side need to walk to the RV area to use a toilet.
COST: Friends General Conference group rate of $4 per person per night for tents, $23.05 per person per night for RVs and camper vehicles. You must mention that you are attending Friends General Conference in order to get these rates.
DISTANCE FROM UNC CAMPUS: 2.3 miles (8 minutes by car) Click here for directions.
TRANSPORTATION PLAN: The Gathering committee will provide shuttles between campus and the campground at the beginning and the end of the Gathering. If you need a shuttle you need to indicate this when you register. There will be no shuttles during the Gathering. We are exploring the rental of bicycles and hope to have more information about this possibility by late January.
CONTACT: Mary Ness, 970-353-6476 or 1-800-572-2130 Toll-Free
LOCATION: about 5 miles west of Greeley on the business highway 34, and about 1 mile north.
FACILITIES: 12 shelters (camping sites with picnic tables under canopies), and a lawn where you can set up a tent anywhere, accomodating approximately 60 people. Running city water is available. There is a men’s and women’s restroom, each with two toilets and a sink (no showers). There is space to park an RV, but no electricity. An RV dump station can be used for an additional $2-$5 per dump.
COST: $5 per person per night. The caretaker is there 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and there is a drop-box for payments at other times.
DISTANCE FROM UNC CAMPUS: 11 miles, travel time 23 minutes by car. Click here for directions.
INFORMATION : Caretaker Ken Robinson, 970-397-8541; Weld County Building and Grounds, 970-356-4000, ext 2020
DESCRIPTION : This site is adjacent to a fenced cold war era missile silo. Tours at the silo are available with prior arrangements. The site overlooks the Poudre River Valley, with an excellent view of the Rocky Mountains. There is normally a maximum 5-day limit, but we were told Friends could stay through the week. There are no showers available. There are no reservations! Sites are only available on a first come-first served basis. The caretaker said they have never been completely full except on holiday weekends. Note that the weekend of June 28-30 is likely considered a holiday weekend due to the popularity of the Greeley Stampede that weekend (and the next weekend, too).
LOCATION: Loveland, near Fort Collins, about 23 miles west of Greeley on County Road 11C.
FACILITIES: 148 paved pull-through sites (accomodates up to 40-foot RVs) for both tents and RV. Each site can accomodate two tents. All sites have 20, 30, and 50 amp electric hookups, a picnic table, and a grill. Three restrooms with showers, playground equipment and horseshoe pits are scattered throughout the campground. Dump station available.
COST: $20 per site per night, plus park access charges. Campers must have a camping permit and a valid parks pass. Daily vehicle passes are $8. No fee for vehicle under-tow at time of entry. Motor homes still require a paid parks pass.
DISTANCE FROM UNC CAMPUS: 22.8 miles, travel time 35 minutes by car. Click here for directions.
CONTACT: Reservations can be made six months in advance by phone (800-678-2267, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) or through the state website. Please note that the Reservation Office is closed on weekends and holidays. Reservations for June 30 can be made online beginning December 30 or by phone beginning December 31. State Park staff expect the campground to fill up quickly for our Gathering week (around a holiday and with a large nearby tourist event), and suggest making reservations by early January.
DESCRIPTION: Located on a grassy knoll dotted with trees near the lake. The easily accessible sites can accommodate tents, pick-up campers, trailers and motor homes.