Category Archives: Camp

Outdoor Skills Days

Submitted by Theresa Szczurek

Northern & Northeastern CO


Senior/Ambassador Troop 70007 offers Outdoor Skills Days to Colorado Girl Scouts who are Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes each year to prepare younger Girl Scouts for camping and other outdoor activities.

2018 Skills Days will be offered on the following dates:

Regular Day Camp

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: Boulder Valley Church of Christ, 270 76th Street, Boulder, CO 80303

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

Where: Heart Of Longmont Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Advanced Day Camp

Saturday, April 21

Where: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 3690 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hailed as a fun, hands-on, all day event, Outdoor Skills Days are back by popular demand! Run by experienced Senior/Ambassador Troop 70007 from Boulder, this camp for first graders and older includes a sample of outdoor skills to learn and improve including: knife use, knots, compass and orienteering, fire building, campsite set-up, and first aid.  These skills days will prepare young girls for their first camping experience, teaching them many of the necessary skills. All skills are taught at each skills day so girls only need to attend one of the three skills days offered. Learn more, including how to register:

2018 Outdoor Skills Day Camps Flyer – revised

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Girl Scout SCIENCE Camp

Submitted by Marybel Good

Metro Denver


Register your daughter for Science in the Summer day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, campers will explore a different theme of science including food science, engineering, and Harry Potter science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster, Colorado from June 4 – June 8, 2018.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations on biomimicry and rocket launches. These will be followed by hands-on activities, so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

Have you ever eaten slime made out of gummy bears? In addition to fun food science projects like edible slime, your camper will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by some traditional Girl Scout fun including songs and games. In addition, younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Register for camp:

Questions? email:

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2018 Best Cookie Video contest: The winners are….

Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who entered this year’s contest for Best Cookie Video. We received nearly  a dozen entries from across Colorado and are so impressed by your creativity and enthusiasm.

Third Place- $50 in Cookie Credits

Hailey from Arvada is a second-year Brownie. Last year, she sold 800 packages and this year (at last check), she is only 50 packages away from her goal of 1,000 packages. She plans to use the Cookie Credits she won to go to “Dusty Boots” at Tomahawk Ranch this summer.

Second Place- $100 in Cookie Credits

Ashla F. is from GSCO’s Northern & Northeastern CO region. She also plans to use the Cookie Credits she won to go to Tomahawk Ranch this summer.

First Place- $200 in Cookie Credits

Mia from Fort Carson is a gifted, STEM-loving Brownie who loves crafting stories. She plans to use the Cookie Credits she earned to go to a “Me & My Gal” camp.

Day camp openings in Broomfield and Arvada

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver


Troop 63572 of Broomfield is hosting two day camps this summer.

Skills and Thrills June 25 – 29, 2018 at East Interlocken Park in Broomfield and She’s Too Crafty July 30 – August 3 at Arvada United Methodist Church in Arvada. The cost per girl is $175. Adult volunteers are needed to help the camps be successful and you can be reimbursed for two girl fees if you volunteer for either week.

Skills and Thrills is planned to teach girls camping skills and help them gain confidence in the outdoors. Our troop has participated in Reach for the Peak and gone on many camping trips and we would love for more troops in our area to get outdoors!

She’s Too Crafty will include a variety of crafting fun plus visits to the Arvada Center and Majestic View Nature Center. This is a new location for this camp and we are excited about all of the opportunities the campers will have nearby. Since this camp takes place late in the summer much of it will be indoors, but girls will be outside every day.

For more information and to register, visit:

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The Woods Junior/ Cadette/ Senior/ Ambassador encampment

Submitted by Jessica Jones

Metro Denver


The Woods service unit invites troops of Juniors to Ambassadors to a weekend at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey.

When: April 13 – 15, 2018
Where: Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey
Who: Troops of Juniors to Ambassadors, please stay in safety ratio.
Cost: $80/girl $70/adult

The theme is Into the Wild. Sessions include fire safety, tool safety, and leave no trace.

There is a mandatory meeting on March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Northglenn Christian Church in Room 208. Please send at least one of the adults that will be attending the camp.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! Info is on the flyer.


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Host families needed for Chinese exchange program

Calling on Colorado Girl Scouts along the Front Range! Do you have a daughter between the ages of 10 and 15? Would you consider being a host family for a girl of a similar age from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) this summer?

We’re looking for Girl Scout families with “green blood”, the blood of Girl Scouts, of Juliette Low, who saw a stranger as a friend she hadn’t yet met. The girls are participants in a Chinese program known as Capable Teens, modeled on American Boy Scouting. You do your usual weekend family stuff and introduce a young girl from China to a sampler of an American way of life from July 6-24, 2018. Girls will spend these two weekends with you: July 6-7, delivered to camp July 8 and acclimating to the mile high region. July 19-24 is spent with your family before their return to China early the morning of July 24. The days and nights of July 8-19 finds the girls at Girl Scout camp at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. The girls are excited (and nervous!) about spending time with your family in this immersion into American life.

Expectations of American families:
•Be willing to live your normal lives with the addition of a young female guest from China as well as being welcoming, loving, offering fun experiences and opening your lives to her.
•Provide normal American opportunities for her to practice her English, be a part of your family and to gain an understanding of Girl Scouting.
•Provide basic camping equipment for the girls to use: sleeping bag, pillow, towels, flashlight, possibly a duffle bag.
•Three hundred dollar stipend available to help.

By opening your door, you open a girl’s eyes to the real America: real people, real experiences and real life. At the same time, your generosity of spirit creates a positive view of the United States that crosses borders—and lasts a lifetime. Your values as a Girl Scout will create a bond with a youth in a way you never expected, make a difference in the life of a girl and help your children to learn and grow as they open their lives to another culture.

Please check out the Capable Teens Web site ( about CAPABLE TEENS for more information about the Capable Teens program and this exciting opportunity for Chinese and American girls!

For more information, please contact:
Linda Fuller, Girl Scout Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA 303-909-2264

Camp Registration Round 2!

After our camp registration launch on January 18, sessions are filling quickly! We look at sessions that are selling well, and sessions that are not a hit with campers. We maximize sessions and create new options, expand grade levels, and open more space in popular sessions. Here is a list of changes that launch March 1 at 9:00 a.m., register for one of these new spaces. Already registered in another session? Contact a registration specialist after March 1 at 9:00 a.m. at 877-404-5708 and they can transfer your camper(s) into the session of their choice.

Sky High Ranch Sessions!

SH02 Sky High Safari 6/10-6/15, ACCEPTING JUNIORS! Swing like a monkey on the low ropes course, swim like a fish at the pond, run like a zebra on the sports field! Get to know Sky High Ranch’s “wild and exotic” animals and create your own creature. Take a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Bring your favorite animal costume for Animals on Safari camp parade and dance party. There is time for other camp activities. This camp does not include zip line.

SH07 Ranch Hands 6/10-6/15, SPACES ADDED! Be a pioneer in the Old West! Turn back time and learn basics of homesteading. Spend your days caring for the farm animals and tending the garden. Collect eggs, make butter and ice cream, and take the miniature donkeys for a nature hike. Learn the basics of training animals. Plant and harvest herbs and other garden treats, and plant a garden-to-go! Use projects from the farm and garden to create DIY crafts. Includes an hour long, off-site horseback trail ride. There is time for general activities. This camp does not include zip line.

SH14 Night Howlers 6/17-22, SPACES ADDED! Forget bedtime – get ready to prowl camp at night while everyone is asleep! See what comes alive at night while you play games with glow sticks, star gaze, and create your own star map. Build your own “den” (shelter) and sleep in it for a night! Visit a habitat for endangered animals at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide. Protect wolf habitats by completing a service project. Groom the goats, take the mini-donkeys on a walk, and learn to take care of a barn. There is time for general activities. This camp does not include zip line.

NEW! SH17 Dream It, Design It, Do It! 6/17-22, ACCEPTING CADETTES TO AMBASSADORS! Are you a crafty, DIY guru? Do you have so many boards on Pinterest you can’t keep them straight?! Spend a week at camp trying everything you’ve ever wanted to explore – from woodworking and leather, to painting and crochet. This camp includes an optional trip on the zip line and other camp activities. Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

SH18 Adventure Olympics 6/17-22, ACCEPTING CADETTES! Are you ready to run across fields like Alex Morgan and tumble like Simone Biles? Try the Sky High Adventure Olympics! Events include: the zip line dash, individual vertical crawl (rock climbing), and a trip with your team to compete in an equestrian event (a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride). Take aim at the archery range and hone your skills, preparing you to hit gold! At Upper Pond, you can swim laps and practice to be the next Katie Ledecky. Then, hop into a canoe to paddle your way to victory! There is time for general activities. Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

NEW SH22 Water Fillies 6/24-29, ACCEPTING CADETTES! Sometimes a cowgirl just loves to cool off from a day at the barn with a dip in the pond! Split your time between the pond and the barn. You’ll canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard, and groom, feed and play with our animals. Learn basic farm care. Spend time doing farm crafts and activities like making butter, lucky horseshoes and more. There is time for general camp activities! This camp includes a one-hour off-site horseback ride. This camp does not include the zip line. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge.

SH27 SHR Canoe Expedition 6/24-7/3, CHANGE IN REQUIREMENTS! The ultimate flat water adventure for experienced canoers (must have canoe trip experience such as Pond Hoppers). At this 9-day camp, we’ll spend the first few days at camp refreshing skills and pack our bags for a 6-day, out of state trip. Campers will get to do zip line, rock climbing, low ropes, and archery before they head out on this canoe adventure! Campers and their families will receive a detailed itinerary three-weeks before camp. Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

NEW! SH32 Mischief Managed 7/1-3, FOR CADETTES! You’ve been accepted to the mystical and magical Sky High Ranch! Come ready for mischief and mayhem – learn to fly down the zip line, make your own enchanted cape, become a water Quidditch pro, and create your own potions and spells. Learn how to create fire, and enjoy a delicious treat. Remember to bring and wear your magical apparel! Campers must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

NEW! SH335 Muggle Adventure 7/1-3, FOR CADETTES, SENIORS & AMBASSADORS! For those of us no-majs who can’t fly or leap over buildings, join us for a short trip (3-day camp!) into the world of high adventure magic. Practice flying and vertical ascension like a Muggle, no magic required. Adventure Sampler: includes zip line, rock climbing, boating/swimming, must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure campers do not get stuck mid-zip.

SH36 Sky High Explorers 7/11-13, SPACES ADDED! Try Sky High Ranch! Explore camp and make new friends, sing around the campfire, visit the barnyard, create crafts, dabble in sports, take a nature walk, make s’mores and more! How much fun can we fit into three days? Does not include a zip line.

NEW SH44 Rustic Whitewater Adventure 7/15-20, FOR CADETTES, SENIORS & AMBASSADORS! Ready…set…let’s go backpacking! Not for the faint of heart! Be prepared for a journey along trails in Colorado. Start at Sky High, where you’ll do activities like low ropes and zip line. Then, you’ll strap on your backpack with your gear and food, and head out on the trail for a 3- to 4-night adventure. Culminates with a whitewater rafting trip down one of Colorado’s beautiful rivers! Campers must be at least 60 lbs. so they do not get stuck mid-zip. Campers should be prepared to carry a pack that weighs 25% of their body weight and hike five to seven miles/day. SHR can provide backpacking equipment.

SH45 Sky High Safari 7/15-20, ACCEPTING JUNIORS! Swing like a monkey on the low ropes course, swim like a fish at the pond, run like a zebra on the sports field! Get to know Sky High Ranch’s farm animals and create your own crazy creature. Take a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo learn about animals of the world. Bring your favorite animal costume for Animals on Safari camp parade and dance party. There is time for other camp activities. Does not include the zip line.

SH49 District 14 7/15-20, SPACES ADDED! Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills and learning new skills like canoeing and zip lining. Learn how to care for archery equipment, understand how to sight and aim, and shoot compound and recurve bows. Form alliances and help your team capture the cornucopia. A night under the stars increases your odds of becoming a victor. Must be at least 60 lbs. to not get stuck mid-zip.

SH53 #EpicQuest 7/22-27, ACCEPTING JUNIORS! Seeking adventure, mystery, and challenge? Take an epic quest! Use your senses to discover mysteries of camp, and learn survival and camping techniques. Listen to the world around you on a nature hike. Look at the beautiful night sky and sleep under the stars. Hug a nearby tree (will you find one that smells like butterscotch or vanilla?) Use your hands to build a shelter, and taste some delicious treats along the way. There is time for general activities. Does not include a zip line.

SH60 Mountain Wheelers 7/22-27, ACCEPTING CADETTES! What do you get when you cross a mountain bike, scooter and skateboard? A Diggler! Tackle Sky High’s terrain like you would on a mountain bike and carve turns like on a skateboard! Create an obstacle course, and test your Diggler skills. Spend time at the zip line! Foster your dare-devil instincts – take a trip to a nearby high ropes course and do team challenges! Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure not get stuck mid-zip.

Tomahawk Ranch Sessions!

TR05 Designers 6/10-15, SPACES ADDED! Create works of art through fashion, woodworking, and cooking. Try upcycling to repurpose old objects into something new. Learn pottery skills and how to paint like a professional artist. Use food to enhance your decorating and garnishing skills. There is time for other camp activities. Campers stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

NEW! TR22 Amazing Treasure Race 6/24-29, FOR JUNIORS! Navigate with a compass, map, GPS, trail markers and the stars. Embark on an adventure to locate hidden treasures using orienteering skills. Design geocaches and create a course for future Tomahawk campers. There is time for other camp activities. Campers stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

NEW! TR27 Once Upon a Time 6/24-29, FOR SENIORS AND AMBASSADORS! Pirates, heroes, heroines, space explorers, princesses, mice, ducks, villains, and every character in between- spend the week dressing up in costume, braving your skills at archery, hiking to Totey Pride Rock, searching for Tomahawk treasure, exploring the stars, learning to waltz and more! Campers will go on an off-site trip to experience a local zip line tour. Gain grit, grace and celebrate the best mouse around! Campers stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms and showers.

New Day Partner Camp!

Highlands Ranch Horseback Day Camp week 1 June 25-29, week 2 July 16-20, FOR JUNIORS AND CADETTES! Calling all horse lovers! GSCO is excited to partner with the Highlands Ranch Community Recreation Association (HCRA) Horseback Program to offer Girl Scouts a week of horseback camps. HCRA will offer a special “Girl Scout week” at their licensed horseback camp, where Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about horses through horse grooming, handling, riding skills, equine knowledge and arena and trail rides! Girls will earn the junior horseback badge – no riding experience required. Fee: $420/week; camp runs from 9am to 4pm, Monday – Friday; for this first year, registration is through the HCRA. Questions? Contact


Camp like a G.I.R.L. for summer 2018: Registration for sessions at Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch begins Jan. 18

Camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader)! At Girl Scout Camp, girls will step out of their comfort zone, embrace the unfamiliar, and grow their confidence as they develop leadership skills. For summer 2018, your girl can rough-it survivor-style, summon the courage to zip down the zip line, sing and dance with new friends, or even paint a chicken’s toe nails!

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers a variety of sessions designed for girls entering first grade through seniors in high school at both Sky High Ranch near Colorado Springs or Tomahawk Ranch southwest of Denver. Overnight camp sessions are 3 days, 6 days, or 2 weeks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at Sessions for summer 2018 include:

  • “Ranch Camp” at Tomahawk Ranch- Experience all that Tomahawk has to offer! Girls will try fire building, cook outdoors on a campfire, learn to navigate by the stars and a compass, and trail marking.
  • Oopy Goopy Science at Sky High Ranch – Girls will learn how to launch pop and tea bag rockets, explode watermelons, and make fizzy lemonade to drink.
  • “Survivor” at Tomahawk Ranch- Older girls will find out first-hand if they have what it takes to be a survivor. They’ll practice advanced camping, survival skills, fire-building, and outdoor cooking techniques, as well as learn the foods best for survival, knife safety, and knot tying.
  • Archer’s Quest at Sky High Ranch – Girls can become the next Sacagawea or Annie Oakley by learning marksmanship, as well as outdoor skills like orienteering, canoeing, zip lining, and shelter building.

The entire summer camp schedule is posted on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website ( Register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

Girl Scouts of Colorado also offers day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

Register for Girl Scout Camp on January 18 at 9 a.m.

It may be January, but Girl Scouts are ready for summer camp!

Parents can register for camp in CampInTouch starting on January 18, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Once registered, parents can access online camp accounts to complete forms and make payments or change payment options here in CampInTouch.

Check out our current list of summer camp sessions!

Learn more about our summer camps!

NEW – Badge completion at camp:
This year, some sessions list a badge completed during the session. Campers will walk away from those sessions with a badge completed that can be affixed to their Girl Scout uniform.

Other badge requirements may be completed within a camp session. Only sessions where entire badges are completed are listed in program descriptions.

Early Bird Pricing!
Pay camp balances in full prior to April 30 at 11:59 p.m. to lock in Early Bird discounts. Overnight camps go up by $50/week and day and troop camps go up by $25/week after that date.

Fund Your Fun!
Girl Scout Camp is the only place where campers can set goals through the Girl Scout Cookie and Fall Product programs to fund their fun at camp! Cookie Credits can be used towards camp fees. We also offer Cookie Volume Discounts (these may be combined with either the New Overnight Camper or Sibling Discount):

  • Save 10% if you sell 1,000+ packages of cookies
  • Save 15% if you sell 1,500+ packages of cookies
  • Save 20% if you sell 2,000+ packages of cookies

Other Camp Discounts
New overnight campers at Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch receive 10% off their most expensive camp session. Siblings receive 10% off on all sessions purchased for a second sibling in a household.

These two discounts may not be combined with any other camp discounts except the Cookie Volume Discounts.

Summer is just around the corner, what will your camper be doing this summer?

Apply NOW for the Mary Jo Jacobs Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

Girl Scouts of Colorado is now accepting applications from Girl Scouts in Eagle and Garfield counties in Colorado for the Mary Jo Jacobs Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. This annual scholarship helps girls fund their next adventure at Girl Scout Camp. Apply online at:

In 2017, three Girl Scouts in the Mountain Communities region attended Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp after receiving camperships from the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. Kayla of New Castle went to Tomahawk TriWizard at Tomahawk Ranch in July. At Animal Adventures at Sky High Ranch, Sami from Glenwood Springs played a lot of games, got to know her Girl Scout sisters, and really enjoyed singing outside the mess-hall before meals! Even though they had to be up VERY early to get to the barn to help with the animals’ care, it was WAY worth it. Her favorite animal was Wilbur the pig, but the llamas spit! She loved caring for the chickens and goats, too. Sami came home with so many stories to tell – from the giant squid to the Queen of the Forest and she can’t wait to go back! Mya of Eagle attended “Penthalon” at Sky High Ranch in July.

Mary Jo’s four children established the scholarship in December 2014 to honor their mother’s extraordinary legacy. As an 8-year-old girl growing up in 1937, Mary Jo wanted a new pair of roller skates. She wanted them more than anything in world— until she learned her Brownie troop was going to be able to go to summer camp. Mary Jo had to make a choice: spend the $8 she had worked so hard to earn on roller skates or Girl Scout camp? For Mary Jo, the decision was simple. She was going to Girl Scout camp. Mary Jo’s mother walked her to the local Girl Scout office, so she could be the first to register. A reporter for the Artesia Daily Press in New Mexico even wrote a story about Mary Jo and her decision.

After returning home from camp, Mary Jo continued to participate in Girl Scout activities, including going to camp. Eventually, she became a doctor and worked tirelessly to serve the people of Eagle and Garfield Counties, Colorado.

The Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund provides Girl Scouts from Eagle and Garfield counties in Colorado with a scholarship so they can experience the learning opportunities, joy, and camaraderie of attending Girl Scout Camp. “Our hope is that that many girls will have the same positive experience, education and adventure that mom had through her involvement in Girl Scouting and her opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp,” said Dr. Patricia VanDevander, daughter of Dr. Mary Jo Jacobs.

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is now underway on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at For summer 2018, girls can attend overnight camp sessions at Sky High Ranch near Manitou Lake and Woodland Park or perennial favorite Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Activities include archery, backpacking, photography, and rock climbing. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up.  Girl Scouts of Colorado will continue to offer day camping adventures throughout the state. The summer camp schedule is live on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website ( Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit