FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS SOTR DOING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19?
We are very concerned about the ongoing global pandemic and are following all Federal and State guidelines. Facial Coverings in public areas are required by State regulations. Please be responsible for yourself and your family, if you have any symptoms please do not come. For further COVID guidance including for camping see our COVID prevention page.
IS PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, OR CAN I JUST SHOW UP?
Event Pre-Registration is 100% required and must be pre-paid online to be assured a place. Because of the logistics that would be required, and also for the sake of security, we will not permit any “walk-up” on-site registrations. Please plan ahead and pre-register ASAP. Thanks!
WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER?
Your registration fee for Sukkot of the Rockies 2020 includes access to: your camping space (multiple tents, RV, both); all teachings, workshops, and volunteer-led on-site activities; on-site restrooms and non-pay showers, unlimited fellowship with other like-minded believers from all over the southwest and beyond, and much much more!
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE? HOW DO I DONATE TO THE BENEVOLENCE FUND?
We get it, you don’t have all the funds you need to attend Sukkot of the Rockies, but you feel very strongly that you should be here with us. We will be providing levels of financial aid on a case by case basis, so please contact us at: if you are in need of financial assistance, and we’ll see what we are able to do.
If you are able to give so that others may receive aid to attend the Feast, please go to our Benevolence Fund donation page.
ARE THERE OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR ADDITIONAL COST?
Yes, tons! We kept the registration fee as low as possible while including lots to do, and there are also day trips you can take to no- and low-cost locations.
WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED?
Yes, each morning Oatmeal, bananas, coffee and tea will be provided. Each evening, it is a family potluck with meat being supplied by SOTR. We encourage you to make plans to get together with different people each evening and share your meals. There are large stores within 20 minutes of the event location for stocking up over the course of the festival, and ice and basic convenience-store type items will be sold on site. [Recently changed policy:] You may bring your own alcohol with you onto the premises to be consumed and shared; no alcohol will be sold on premises, and no attendee may sell alcohol on the premises.
HOW CAN I BECOME A RECOGNIZED TEACHER AT THIS EVENT?
If you want to teach at Sukkot of the Rockies, that's awesome! To apply to become a recognized and endorsed teacher at the event you need to do the following: (1) Commit to be part of our Sukkot community for at least a week (whichever dates you believe is Sukkot), (2) take this sage advice from James 3:1: “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.”, (3) get clear on what it is you wish to teach and put a short summary of it in writing (explain the core of your message as briefly as possible), and include how much time you believe you need to present it, and (4) send an email with the dates you will be at the event and your short summary to Mike Schoening at: MikeSchoening@me.com
Mike will review it and follow up with you to discuss what happens next.
HOW CAN I BECOME A RECOGNIZED MUSICIAN AT THIS EVENT?
Bring your instruments and just play and sing where the opportunity presents itself. If you wish to play/perform during any of our official meeting/activity sessions, then please write an email to Mike Schoening at: MikeSchoening@me.com and let him know your talents and how you’d like to serve with them, and he will let you know what to do next.
HOW CAN I LEAD OR ASSIST WITH A CLASS OR ACTIVITY AT THIS EVENT?
Thanks for asking; we really appreciate you wanting to serve! Please email email@example.com and let us know the way(s) you would like to serve.
WHAT'S THE POLICY ON "STRONG DRINK"?
Deuteronomy 14:25: “Spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the YHVH your Elohim and rejoice, you and your household.”
Ephesians 5:15-20: "Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Master’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit."
That’s our Scripturally -based policy: Alcohol yes, drunkenness no! You may bring your own alcohol with you onto the premises to be consumed and shared; no alcohol will be sold on premises, and no attendee may sell alcohol on premises.
CAN WE HAVE CAMPFIRES?
Unfortunately for 2020 there is a Statewide Fire Ban, so there can be no campfires this year. You can still have a closed fire for cooking purposes.
WHAT'S THE PET POLICY?
Pets are permitted with limitations; because this is an 'Equine event venue' dogs that bark will have to leave immediately. Horses respond rather 'kicky" to strange dogs and the Event Center will not cover any harm caused by a horse unto any dog OR harm brought on by the Event Center's personal dogs.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times and will not be allowed where the populace congregate, there will be an area designated as a small dog run but the owner will be responsible for all actions of the dog! Prior to entrance to the venue the owner will have to show proof of personally secured insurance for any harm caused by the dog while on the premises. There will be NO exceptions and if these conditions can not be followed the owner will be asked to leave the premises without a refund.
We highly suggest you hotel your pet at a certified kennel that can be found all along the Interstate Highway 25 corridor or kennel at your home for the Sukkot Festival period just as if you were going to the land to fellowship with Yehovah Himself. Remember: This is a rehearsal for a time to come in our Abba Father's schedule. This gathering will include much prayer and praise periods that is to Honor our Father and will not be conducive to the family pets well being.
If you have a legally registered "Service Dog", then of course they are permitted; but not a "therapy" or "comfort" pet. If you are bringing a Service Animal, then please let us know ahead of time. We are sorry for the inconvenience (many of us are pet owners, so we understand).
WILL THERE BE ELECTRICAL HOOK-UPS?
Yes! There is an option to add electrical service for RVs, as well as for tenters with medical needs. 110v in both Standard (20 amp) and RV (50 amp) is available for an additional fee. Cost is for hookup and use of electrical regardless of the number of days used. Important: Standard 110-115 volt devices can be safely plugged into 20 amp service; and if you require 110v 30 amp, you must bring a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. If you will be using this option, please make sure to add it when you are purchasing your passes.
WILL THERE BE SECURITY?
Absolutely! We understand the importance of a secure camp. The venue has its own security, and we will be providing our own, as well as deputizing everyone to be alert as a watchman or woman. If you would like to serve in the security detail, please contact Bill Leingang at 719-465-8049.
WILL I BE EXPECTED TO VOLUNTEER?
Yes, just as Y’shua/Jesus came to serve, not to be served, we as His Kingdom of Priests follow His example and foster an environment of serving others. If all serve, then all are served, and the needs of the Body are met by members of the Body. Service comes in many forms, both inside and outside of your specific giftings.
As you can imagine, for a campout of this size, there are all sorts of ways one can serve. Restrooms will need to be cleaned. Tables and chairs will need to be wiped down. People will need help setting up tents, etc. If you have children, you could serve in childcare. If you have cooking experience, you can help organize communal meals. If you have law enforcement experience, you can help with security. The opportunities are endless! When you register, be sure to indicate which areas you are interested in serving at the camp. A team leader will be in contact with you to let know how you can help.
IS THIS EVENT ASSOCIATED WITH A SPECIFIC MINISTRY OR DENOMINATION?
If you're wondering, "Who's behind this event?", we want to let you know that Sukkot of the Rockies is NOT associated with any denomination, ministry, or specific congregation. It’s truly a grassroots project birthed from the heart of our Father and executed with love by everyone who felt the call AND stepped forward to help make it happen. It's being spearheaded by those in the Southern Colorado Messianic/Hebraic Roots community, but it's taken on a special dynamic because of everyone who's joined the effort. Even in the planning and organization we've witnessed the Kingdom powerfully manifest, and it's just the beginning. Sukkot of the Rockies will be a wonderful convocation of Believers in Messiah Y'shua/Jesus from every walk of life bringing their gifts and serving each other. If you would like to be part of the planning and organizing team, then please reach out to us at: Info@SukkotOfTheRockies.org
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