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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 anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

 

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 girlscoutsofcolorado.org. 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 (http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/). 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: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/scholarshipapp

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 girlscoutsofcolorado.org. 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 (girlscoutsofcolorado.org). 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 www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Summer 2018 camp sessions online now, registration opens Jan. 18

There’s no better place to step out of your comfort zone, be bold, be curious, embrace the unfamiliar, and grow your confidence than at Girl Scout Camp. It’s a whole new world, and it’s a place she’ll never forget!

Whether she’s climbing to the top of a mountain, singing along with her new best friends, getting messy with the barn animals, or collaborating on an all-camp performance, your G.I.R.L. will have the time of her life!

Check out all the amazing camp sessions coming up this summer, and mark your calendar for registration, opening Jan. 18 at 9 a.m.

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Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 5

Help Girl Scouts of Colorado continue to provide an unparalleled, girls-only experience to G.I.R.L.s all over the state. Your donation on Colorado Gives Day goes further than on any other day of the year.

Schedule your donation today, and download badges to share on social media.

2018 Cookie Program begins Feb. 4

Thanks to everyone who participated in our amazing 2017 Fall Product Program! We saw a 29% growth over last year, with more than 4,400 girls participating. 669 troops earned the exclusive S’mores Club booth opportunity – way to go!

The cookie program runs Feb. 4 – March 11. We’re excited to be offering the popular S’mores cookie again this year.

Visit our website to find a training or Cookie Rally near you.

Older girl highlight: Gold Award Girl Scout Molly McPherson

Since earning the highest honor in Girl Scouting, Molly McPherson, a 2017 Gold Award Girl Scout, has completed a short documentary on the impact of plastic water bottles and is now sponsored by Polar Bottle!

Molly’s Gold Award project focused on educating her community on how to reduce plastic waste and increase the use of reusable water bottles. Learn more about her project on the blog.

Make a 4-hour promise 4 Her

Girl Scout troops rely on volunteer support for girls to receive the best experience possible. Your troop leaders are committed to providing the primary guidance and support for the troop, but all families are asked to give what they can. We are asking for your promise of 4 hours per family per year – 4 HER.

Make a 4-hour 4 Her Promise »

Visit our camps this winter

Can’t wait until summer to go to camp? We have fun events happening all year:

 

Upcoming Events

Dec. 2: Teddy Bear Toss with Metro State Hockey, Westminster
Cheer on Metro State at they take on CU Hockey. Participants will toss their bears on the ice when Metro State scores their first goal.

Dec. 8: Disney on Ice, Denver
Disney on Ice presents “Follow Your Heart.” A post-performance Girl Scout clinic will highlight the Tech Crew and the special work they do to put on the show. Event patch is included.

Save the date for exciting Girl Scouts sports events in 2018!

To be notified when registration opens, contact Lori Thompson.

  • Jan. 14: Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics, Denver
  • Jan. 19: Girl Scout Night with DU Hockey, Denver
  • Feb. 23: Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets, Denver
  • March 2: Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche, Denver

Want event details delivered to your inbox weekly? Sign up for the Events email at gscoblog.org.

Single event registration open for the Ski and Snowboard weekend

For all girls in 7th- 12th grade, registration is now open for single event passes for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s Ski and Snowboarding weekend with an overnight at Tomahawk Ranch on Jan. 26, 2018 at 7 p.m.  – Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

What would a Colorado outdoor adventure program be without a ski day? We are excited to bring back this favorite event from last year’s OAC. This is one of our more ambitious events of the program year as we organize a charter bus, ski lessons, and manage our group of girls in a very busy public area.  Due to these factors, some of our registration processes and event details for this event differs from other events.

  • Registration Timeline: In order to reserve ski tickets, arrange lessons and order a charter bus for the correct number of participants, registration for will close on January 3. NOTE: After this point we will have reserved tickets, bus spots, and lessons.  Any cancellations of single event passes that occur after this date will be not be given a refund. After January 3, we will post a full event letter to your CampInTouch account.
  • Buddy Requests: We will honor one buddy request per girl for overnight cabin assignments, but ski/ snowboard groups will be determined by skill level and we can not guarantee girls will be with their buddy for ski groups – see below for more information.
  • Ski/Snowboard Group: On Saturday, ski/snowboard groups will be split up based on the information submitted in the “OAC Skill Level” form submitted in your CampInTouch account.  You are able to update this form at any point before January 3. Girls are welcome to snowboard, and should still rank their skill level of snowboarding on the form. NOTE: Girls attending with a single event pass MUST have ski experience of intermediate or higher, as we will not be providing lessons to single event pass purchases. Beginner lessons are being provided as part of the passport program. Due to the high cost of lessons, this is not an option for single event purchases.The intermediate and advanced ski/snowboard groups will be in small groups with two Girl Scout staff members or volunteers; all of whom are comfortable skiers/snowboarder and will be present for supervision and support. However, these volunteers are not trained ski instructors and will not offer professional instruction. As a reminder, the skill level options are:
    • Intermediate 1: Has skied/snowboarded 3-8 times and is comfortable going down green slopes with adult support, but minimal instruction.
    • Intermediate 2: Has skied/snowboarded 5 or more times and is comfortable going down blue slopes with adult support, but minimal instruction.
    • Advanced: Significant skiing/snowboarding experience and comfortable on black slopes.
  • Gear Rental: This is the only event of the OAC year where we require participants to provide their own gear. All participants will be required to bring their own ski or snowboard gear with them to drop off at Tomahawk Ranch on Friday night. If you do not have your own gear, please make arrangements ahead of time. The event letter posted on January 3 will include a complete packing list, as well as links to options for rentals.
  • Arrival/ Departure: All participants should plan to attend the full weekend: meet at Tomahawk on Friday night, travel to and from A-Basin on the group bus, and be picked up Sunday morning. We are not able to coordinate families meeting the OAC group at A-Basin on Saturday. We will only allow this in very special circumstances.

To Register: 

https://girlscoutsco.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

Instructions on How to Register: 

https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2856689.

We also need adult volunteers who are comfortable chaperoning a group of girls on blues or above for Saturday only from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Your ticket to A-Basin is included!

We hope to see you there! Email Anna Danila at anna.danila@gscolorado.org to volunteer or with any questions.

About the Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing.  Passport sales for the OAC have closed, but girls can register for individual events with single passes. Single event passes for the OAC Explorers (6th grade) are $100/ girl, and single event passes for the OAC Trailblazers are $75/ girl. Sign up at the links below to be notified as soon as single event registration opens for a program:

For more information and to see a list of upcoming events: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/adventure

Outdoor Adventure Club weekend at Tomahawk Ranch: Single event registration is now open

Registration is now open for single event passes for a weekend at Tomahawk Ranch December 15- 17, 2017 with the Outdoor Adventure Club. At this event, girls will learn wilderness survival skills, practice outdoor cooking, tour the Tomahawk farm, and go mountain biking.

Registration closes December 1 and the fee is $100 for the weekend. To register or for more information, use this link: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2017/outdoor_adventure_cl_1805802475.html

Questions? Email Marissa Rooney at Marissa.Rooney@gscolorado.org

About the Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing.  Passport sales for the OAC have closed, but girls can register for individual events with single passes. Single event passes for the OAC Explorers (6th grade) are $100/ girl, and single event passes for the OAC Trailblazers are $75/ girl. Sign up at the links below to be notified as soon as single event registration opens for a program:

For more information and to see a list of upcoming events: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/adventure

PA Training with a CAMP specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Cadette Troop 3972 is offering PA Training with a CAMP specialty this winter and summer. To register, use the links below:

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Twisted Pine from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBLW5jqJKOG5UsJF5rZpJVffiGGzkjQzjbw9NXFHrnD98kUg/viewform

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Hamp Hut from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYXuaDXjo73UZy-hhc5XdZaiG-nqwLRNGyAo6AfRw1AuncbQ/viewform

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girl Scouts learn camping skills at MMR Core Camps

Submitted by Penny Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Allenspark

Volunteer-run core camps at Meadow Mountain Ranch this past summer enticed almost 200 girls to the Colorado high country to hike, cook out, sing, do crafts, archery, kapers, and generally, get a really broad sampling of what Girl Scout Camp is all about.  The two-night Core Camp (CC for short) gave less experienced troops a quick overview of a variety of program offerings and expert volunteers were there to take the lead in making that program a success.  Leaders did not need to worry about planning or scheduling, organizing or executing parts of camp program they might not be quite as knowledgeable about.  Most of the volunteer staff had been camp counselors or camp directors before, even as far back as the 1960s.  They were truly excited to share their favorite things of camp to new girls and leaders.  Included in the short time at camp were archery, outdoor skills, crafts, hiking, cookouts, campfires, nature activities, kapers (camp chores), ceremonies, etc.  Add into organized sessions was plenty of free time to hang out with troop friends (“me time”), make new friends, sleep in the tabins in the units, and enjoy the beauty and mountain environment of one of the most beautiful Girl Scouts camps anywhere.

Core Camp 2, a three-night camp, offered more time for more fun.  This year a pilot program of beginning backpacking skills was offered, and a good group of girls had a mini-trip to the back meadow with packs to see what great adventures might await when we get away from main camp.  Extended craft sessions, a little more time for organizing and preparing for the cookout, and night-time activities were offered.  The same volunteer staff members were on tap to help girls and leaders have even more fun, and certainly the goal is to have more girls come for three nights next year.

Highlights of Core Camps included “Art in the Park,” a nature immersion session, where girls and leaders were able to draw or paint out in the woods their personal interpretations of the beauty of nature and then display their works in a fresh-air art gallery where they shared with the visitors the spirit behind their masterpieces. Of course, they get to take their art works home with them.  The “Partner Scavenger Hunt” allowed pairs of girls and adults an extended time outdoors finding things, writing poetry, creating musical instruments from things in nature and also sharing their favorite experiences with the whole group.

Crafts in the Paint Pot activity shelter included various selected offerings such as beadwork, memory boxes, dream catchers and more.

The outdoor skills program offerings allowed girls experiences with knot tying, fire building, lashing, orienteering, plant identification and more.  A lot was crammed into these sessions, but the very experienced volunteers sparked a lot of interest and enthusiasm.

There was a “Meadow Meander” which allowed a couple of groups a special opportunity to immerse themselves in the tall, tall grass in the middle meadow and take a closer look at the flowers, bugs, leaves, trees and just lie quietly and take it all in.  “What’s that?” “What kind of flower is that?” “Why does this look like thisl?” “Where did that come from?” Exploration and satisfaction abounded, and allowed for some fabulous photo ops, too, to allow us to share the moment and make memories to last a lifetime.

The archery area was busy all day with rotations of all the girls and leaders, led by experienced staff members who gave instructions and made sure that what might be a new activity for some would prove to be a complete success for everyone, adults included!

The dates are already set for our volunteer-run Core Camps for summer, 2018.  See the listings in the camp brochure, and save the dates as follows: 

CC1:  July 20 – 22 (two nights)

CC2:  July 27 – 30 (three nights)

For information or to make registrations contact Linda Robinson, registrar, at meadowmountaincorecamp@gmail.com.

Calling all Junior Troops: Join us for “aMUSE Journey” camp

Submitted by Carolyn Decker

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Hey Junior Leaders,
Are your girls interested in earning the aMUSE Journey? Would they like to go camping? Come join Senior Troop 78527 at “aMUSE! Journey” camp! This camp is a two-day, one-night event at Tomahawk Ranch on Sunday, January 14 to Monday, January 15, 2018. We have lots of fun ideas for your girls to learn about all the roles women and girls can have and how to bash down stereotypes that might get in the way. Girls will complete the aMUSE Journey, enjoy fun camping activities, and get a camping patch. Tomahawk Ranch is a great place to get rid of the winter blahs…it is easy to get to and has heated cabins! This camp is $65 per girl and $40 for adults. You can find flyer and registration information on the GSCO events list (link below). If you have any questions please contact Maria Cross at cross.maria.e@gmail.com

Hope you can join us!
G.I.R.L.s of Troop 78527
G-go getter-goal to travel to Belize
I-innovator-girl inspired ideas for journey
R-risk taker-going to learn to scuba dive
L-leader-camp led by us!

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/event-list.html?q=amuse

Troop 78527 say “Join us at beautiful Tomahawk!”

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