What to Bring


NO Pets are allowed due to health and safety regulations.

Bible:  and your favorite pen.

Dress: Casual with layers; Colorado’s weather can change suddenly! There is a laundry room available (liquid detergent only).

Climate Information: The elevation in Palmer Lake is 7,225 feet above sea level. Drinking plenty of water is important as you get used to the altitude! Colorado summer temperatures range from 75-90° throughout the day and cool to about 30-40° in the evening. Winter temperatures range from 0-60° with snow possible at any time. The fall and spring season will have both summer and winter ranges. As a result, we recommend that you bring clothing that you can layer.

Shampoo/Toiletries: Please provide your own.

Bedding/Towels: Provided and washed by housekeeping.

Laundry: Liquid laundry detergent only. There is a cost for personal use.

Van: There is one MTI van available for the community to share in the Palmer Lake/Monument area ONLY. It can not be used for sightseeing in Colorado Springs or Denver. Please keep track of mileage to pay for use.

Sun Screen/SPF 30: Colorado averages 300 days of sun each year, even when we have snow on the ground. Our higher altitude increases the need for sun screen.

Lotion and Chap Stick: Needed for dry skin since the humidity is usually extremely low.

Shoes or Boots: Suitable for hiking and something comfortable for walking around inside.

Prayer Cards: Exchange with others.

Future Field Address: Have available so your new friends can keep in touch.

Musical Instrument: Consider bringing one for informal worship.

Favorite Toys: Your child may want something familiar to play with in your room.

Child Monitor: Consider this so you can leave your child napping in his/her own crib after lunch and take him/her to the nursery when he/she awakens. (MTI has some monitors available, if needed.)

Car Seat / Booster Seat: For your information, Colorado requires a car seat or booster seat for children under 7 years and weighing less than 70 pounds. MTI is happy to bring a car seat or booster seat for your child to the airport upon request.

Pack’n’Plays: Pack’n’Plays, sheets, and blankets are provided in the nursery and sleeping rooms.

Bicycles: If you choose to bring a bicycle, it cannot be brought or stored inside our facility.

Books/Games/Computers:  There are indoor activities in the game room, a library, puzzles, board games, and some outdoor activities available.

Shopping: MTI is only a few minutes away from a grocery store, pharmacy, and Wal-Mart.