Category Archives: Camp

How to help the High Park Fire Victims

We are starting to hear from Girl Scouts wanting to know how they can help the victims of the High Park fire burning in Northern Colorado. Area organizations who are helping the victims are asking for monetary donations only. If you are interested in making a donation, here are some organizations to consider. Please remember Girl Scouts can’t raise funds for other organizations, but can make donations from Girl Scout troop treasuries or from personal funds.

Red Cross

Salvation Army

Larimer Humane Society

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Magic Sky Summer Camp Update

Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to cancel all Magic Sky Ranch sessions through June, 2012 due to the risk from the High Park Fire. While the fire still hasn’t reached Magic Sky and there is no evacuation orders, it is still a dangerous situation. The safety of our girls is our top priority, so we are being cautious. Campers whose sessions are cancelled will be contacted by Girl Scouts of Colorado soon to discuss next steps.

As of now, we are planning to move forward with sessions at Magic Sky beginning July 1 and beyond. This is all contingent upon the path of the fire and success of firefighting efforts.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/ and click on “High Park Fire.”

If there are any other major updates regarding Magic Sky and the fire, we will let you know here and on social media. Thank you for your continuing support!

Cancelled: Magic Sky Ranch June 10-15 Camp Week

Although Magic Sky Ranch is not being evacuated at this time, as of 9 a.m. on June 10, Girl Scouts of Colorado is cancelling the June 10-15 session at Magic Sky due to the High Park Fire risk. We are being cautious, due to the intensity of this fire, and do not want to risk danger to the girls. Campers will be eligible for a full refund or to be reassigned to another open session at any Girl Scouts of Colorado property this summer (as space is available). Please contact our registrar at christina.cubitt@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4878.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/ and click on “High Park Fire.”

High Park Wildfire

As of late this afternoon, authorities report that the High Park Fire is about 2000-3000 acres, and still burning.  There are evacuations in the Rist Canyon area, with no evacuations (or stand by orders) for the Red Feather Lakes area.  The Red Feather Lakes area is in no immediate danger and County Road 74E is open, so we are looking forward to all sessions at Magic Sky opening tomorrow (June 10) unless circumstances change overnight. If this happens, we will contact you. Girl Scouts of Colorado is in close communication with the Larimer County Emergency Office. At this time, the smoke is visible from camp, and there is the possibility that smoke might blow this way (depending on wind directions, weather, etc.) during the session.

We will alert families if the authorities determine there is a need for evacuation in the Red Feather Lakes area. We have comprehensive emergency action plans in place, if an evacuation were necessary. We work with the Larimer County Sheriff Department, Larimer County Emergency Department and Forest Service, and other local resources to implement our plans of action. Please be assured that the safety of your girl is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s top priority. As updates are available, they will be posted to Magic Sky’s Facebook page, the GSCO Facebook page and the Girl Scouts of Colorado website.

Travel safe and we will see you tomorrow afternoon. Get ready for the camping fun to start!

Full refunds or re-assignment to another session at Magic Sky or another Girl Scouts of Colorado camp (as space is available) will be offered to families who wish to cancel the June 10th through June 15th session at Magic Sky.  Please contact our registrar at christina.cubitt@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4878.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/  and click on “High Park Fire.”

Update: Stuart Hole Fire

As of this morning, authorities report that the Stuart Hole Fire is becoming contained and all evacuations in the area closest to the fire have been cancelled. The Red Feather Lakes area is in no immediate danger and County Road 74E is open, so we are looking forward to all sessions at Magic Sky opening today (June 6) unless circumstances change later today. If this happens, we will contact you. Girl Scouts of Colorado is in close communication with the Larimer County Emergency Office, and as of 9:30 a.m., June 6, the Stuart Hole Forest Fire is moving away from Magic Sky Ranch.

We will alert families if the authorities determine there is a need for evacuation in the Red Feather Lakes area. We have comprehensive emergency action plans in place, if an evacuation were necessary. We work with the Larimer County Sheriff Department, Larimer County Emergency Department and Forest Service, and other local resources to implement our plans of action. Please be assured that the safety of your girl is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s top priority. As updates are available, they will be posted to Magic Sky’s Facebook page, the GSCO Facebook page and the Girl Scouts of Colorado website.

Travel safe and we will see you this afternoon. Get ready for the camping fun to start!

Full refunds or re-assignment to another session at Magic Sky or another Girl Scouts of Colorado camp (as space is available) will be offered to families who wish to cancel the June 6 through 8 session at Magic Sky.  Please contact our registrar at christina.cubitt@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4878.

For additional information go to http://www.co.larimer.co.us/emergency/.

Please note that at this time there are no other fires burning near a Girl Scouts of Colorado camp property. If that changes, we will let you know.

Stuart Hole Forest Fire

Girl Scouts of Colorado is in close communication with the Larimer County Emergency Office, and as of 9:15 a.m., June 5, the Stuart Hole Forest Fire is moving away from Magic Sky Ranch. The Red Feather Lakes area is in no immediate danger and Highway 74 is open, so we are looking forward to all sessions at Magic Sky opening tomorrow (June 6) unless circumstances change. There are small amounts of smoke in the area, but no visible plumes of smoke or fire can be seen. Get ready for the camping fun to start!

We will alert families if the authorities determine there is a need for evacuation in the Red Feather Lakes area. Please be assured that the safety of our girls is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s top priority. As updates are available, they will be posted to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s website and social media channels.

Full refunds or re-assignment to another session at Magic Sky or another Girl Scouts of Colorado camp (as space is available) will be offered to families who wish to cancel the June 6th through 8th session at Magic Sky. Please contact our registrar at christina.cubitt@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4878.

For additional information go to http://www.co.larimer.co.us/emergency/.