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High Altitude and Weather

As a reminder, the altitude in the Estes Park area is around 8,000 feet, and High Altitude Sickness is something to be aware of.  High Altitude Sickness results when someone is not acclimatized ascends to 8,000 feet or higher. See a doctor for any preventative treatment before arriving at high elevation – especially if you have a history of heart problems or respiratory issues.
Shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, fatigue, sleeplessness, headaches, dehydration and palpitations are some of the symptoms of High Altitude Sickness. This results from sudden exposure to low levels of oxygen above 8,000 feet. If these symptoms seem to limit your ability to do routine activities, or seem more profound than for others in your family or group, please contact a physician.Call Estes Park Medical Center at 970-586-2317 if you think you need help. Early evaluation and treatment can correct these problems and allow you to enjoy your time during your visit.
Here are a few recommendations to prevent High Altitude Sickness:
  • Spend a day acclimatizing yourself to the base altitude of your accommodations by catching up on needed sleep, limiting your activities, and drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water to hydrate your body.
  • Avoid caffeine-containing fluids to prevent the diuretic effect (increased flow of urine) of caffeine.
  • Avoid immediate exercise at high altitude because this increases your muscle oxygen demand and may deprive other organs of oxygen.
Due to the change in altitude, we will experience a wide variation in temperature. The daily high temperatures in July can reach into the 80’s, with lows typically in the 40’s. Please remember to plan your wardrobe to accommodate both the warmer and cooler temperatures.


There will be golf carts available for transit for those with mobile disabilities. Please indicate on your registration form that you will need assistance or email the Conference Chair for more information.

The Fellowship Of The Spirit Conference is held in Estes Park, high in the Rockies, about 2 hours

North-West of Denver International Airport (DIA). You can get from the airport to the conference site by car rental or shuttle service.


RATES: Round-Trip DIA $135.00 per person | One Way $75.00 per person


Children 2 and under ride free.


Note: Credit cards recommended on reservation. Drivers do not carry change.


Estes Park to DIA                  DIA to Estes Park

5:00 AM                                 8:00 AM


7:00 AM                                 10:00 AM


10:00 AM                               1:00 PM


1:00 PM                                 4:00 PM


4:00 PM                                 7:00 PM


7:00 PM                                 10:00 PM


Call (970) 586-5151 for details or visit the Estes Park Shuttle.

Activities for Families and Children

As a family conference, we encourage you to bring your entire family to join us in Estes Park – including your children. While babysitting is not provided by the conference, a wide range of family- and child-friendly activities are offered by the YMCA during FOTS. Some of these activities include archery, horseback riding, and mini golf. More information on activities can be found on the YMCA website.

If you choose to participate in activities offered by the YMCA, Stay Pass wristbands and Day Pass wristbands will be your all-access-pass to participate. Guests staying at YMCA of the Rockies will receive a Stay Pass, which is included in the price of their lodging. If you’re not staying on-grounds or are not a member of the YMCA of the Rockies, you must purchase a wristband Day Pass to participate in activities: $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Day Passes can be purchased at the Sweet Memorial Program Building or the Administration Building

We encourage families with children to get to know one another ahead of the conference by engaging in our online message board or the new Discord server.  We will also have a white board set up at the conference to help families get connected.