Category Archives: Camp

GSCO Meadow Mt Ranch Rodeo Riders June 30-July 5th

Rodeo Riders had a great week learning drill patterns, rodeo events such as barrel racing and pole bending, and even roping off a horse!  They did a great job designing their drill team horse show and adding the Fourth of July festivities to it.  The girls rode every day for at least 6 hrs in the arena and worked as a team planning out their drill team patterns and music.  The riders also got to try their hand at roping on horseback, barrel racing, and pole bending.

Check out video at the following you tube link:

http://youtu.be/0gT9ouTwkVs

Animal Planet day camp gives girls a real wildlife experience

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Submitted by Tina Saunders
Denver Metro

MONDAY – Had a WONDERFUL first day of our Animal Planet day camp in Westminster. Met some wonderful parents, volunteers, Program Aides and campers. The campers broke into their groups for the week, got to know each other, created patrol banners, discussed SWAP ideas, created their kaper charts and designed their field journals for the week. Thanks to JC Jackman for putting on such a GREAT performance! The kids loved it!! Afternoon snack was S’mores in a bag.

TUESDAY – day 2 of Animal Planet and we covered islands. The campers made bird masks, decorated dolphins, learned about habitats in the water through a dishpan tidal pool activity and explored an ecosystem trunk from The Wildlife Experience. For lunch we made walking tacos and in the afternoon we made Jell-o with gummy fish.

WEDNESDAY – day 3 of Animal Planet and it was rainforest day and so they made rainforests in a jar, we had a program kit from The Butterfly Pavilion and for crafts we had egg carton turtles, clay owls & toilet paper roll owls. For lunch we made cocoons (pigs in a blanket) and banana boats for lunch. We opened the day with the 6th grade girls teaching a healthy habit by teaching some yoga poses.

THURSDAY – day 4 of Animal Planet was desert day. They made animal track casts, painted wooden snakes and explored a trunk from The Wildlife Experience about camouflage. Lunch was pita pizzas and cake in an orange! YUM!

FRIDAY – Great last day of day camp. The girls received a copy of their group photo with JC Jackman for their frames, made clothes pin giraffes, learned about poachers with stuff from a Wildlife Experience trunk, and had a visitor from the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. We had hamburgers & watermelon for lunch and pudding cones for snack. We did a habitat clean up through the park, exchanged SWAPS and signed T-shirts.

Every day we opened and closed with a flag ceremony and announcements. Morning snacks were either fruit or something like crackers or pretzels. We also shared information about animals key to these areas and found fun games to play that were different every day so that they were learning new games.

View more photos from the week here.

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The Fourth of July at Magic Sky Ranch Girl Scout Camp

Golf Cart ParadeBeing the first time Magic Sky Ranch had campers on site for the Fourth of July, it was a day of new memories for us all! This week’s all-camp had a complete American theme, including face painting, line dancing, dunk tanks, water rocket fireworks and decorating golf carts for the 1st annual golf cart parade!

The whole morning of the 4th campers and staff visited different stations enjoying each activity. To wrap up our Fourth of July extravaganza, we watched and joined in the parade that led us to the dining hall and lunch! Then to continue the celebration, for our Friday mini all-camp, all of the campers were excited to show off their dance moves during the western hoedown!

When we were not celebrating the holiday, units enjoy all of the other fun and exciting things we have at camp, including arts and crafts, archery, dance and drama and everyone’s favorite: Piggy Parties!

Be sure to check out all the pictures of this session’s excitement at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157634430081786/

Happy Camping.

All About Magic Sky Ranch Girl Scout Summer Camp Session 2 (June 23rd-28th 2013)

Session 2 was another great week of fun here at Magic Sky; we started our week being welcomed by an amazing double rainbow! All of the units have had a great week enjoying everything Magic Sky has to offer. This week’s programs included Archery Adventures, Paintbrushes and Play, Brownie Discovery, and Scientifically Speaking, and CIT I.

The Archery campers spent most of their week learning how to take care and use a bow and arrow and trying to hit the glorious bulls eye! After the group spent some time using compound bows they had the chance to challenge themselves a little more and learn to use recurve bows. They had a great discussion on which we liked better and why. When the unit was not on the range they enjoyed all the other fun activities MSR has to offer!

Our campers participating in the paint brushes and play unit spent the each day visiting Ash in the arts and crafts room twice a day. During the week they made; sand candles, baskets, pinch pots, dream catchers, decorated cupcakes, masks, pop can bracelets, nature sketching, and leather bracelets.

The Big Dipper and Northern Lights Science campers spent much of their time with Lady Bug in the Nature and Science Classroom where they did; marshmallow genetics, crime scene investigation, jelly bellyolgy, extraction of strawberry DNA, making volcanoes erupt, and much much more!! Finally the CITs spent their second week of training in the units shadowing councilors and program staff.

As a whole camp we enjoyed two wonderful all camps! On Wednesday the campers were sent back to the Wild West looking for gold and other gems but they had to be careful not to run into a bandit who could then steal all of their earnings! Luckily we also had sheriffs wonder the grounds looking for these bandits who were stirring up trouble! On Friday we enjoyed a Who’s Line is it Anyways game. Everyone laughed so hard watching staff and campers act so silly!

We hope all the campers had a great time and enjoyed their camping experience at Magic Sky! Be sure to check our Facebook and flickr page for tons of exciting pictures that were taken throughout the week!

Happy Camping!!

For Pictures visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157634303307197/

GSCO Blazing Saddles II MMR Camp Session June 23-28th

The Meadow Mt Ranch Camp High Adventure Horse Program had another successful week of horseback trailriding as well as horsepacking.  The Blazing Saddles II campers packed in on horse back for overnite trip to Thunder Lake in Wild Basin/RMNP – at elevation of 10,574 – almost 8 miles on way from camp.  They then rode back down to lower elevation and camped in the outpost camp with the horses the next two nights.  On their back country pack trips, they also got to venture by Ouzel Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Copeland Falls.  The campers learned about Leave No Trace camping skills, camping overnite with livestock/horses in RMNP, caring for their horses in remote settings and working as team, and trail riding etiquette.  They also got to do some star gazing and learned about some edible plants and survival skills.  They speny some down time making walking sticks and were awarded trail track patch for the destinations they rode to during the week.   The staff and campers got some amazing pictures of the terrain and Wild Basin showing it’s true majestic scenery.

GSCO MMR Blazing Saddle I Session June 16-21

MMR Blazing Saddles I first session of camp enjoyed wonderful week filled with amazing views of the Wild Basin RMNP and Continental Divide as these young ladies ventured into the wilderness via horse.  They learned about trail etiquette as well as camping out in outpost camp with their horses, edible plants, star gazing, Leave No Trace and more. The campers rode to Finch Lake and Calypso Cascades waterfalls. They experienced trail riding in the Rocky Mts at it’s best.

Camp Availability as of 6/20/13

4th of July Week Update:

Girl Scouts of Colorado offices are closed. Girl Scout Camps are in full force this week!

If you are a camp parent needing information, please contact your respective Camp Director at their camp phone numbers:

Magic Sky Ranch: (970) 224-2028

Tomahawk Ranch: (303) 838-5407

Meadow Mountain Ranch: (303) 747-2416

Day Camp: 303-607-4847

Colorado Springs Day Camps (Kathy Saad): 303-815-7780 day.camp@gscolorado.org

Denver Day Camp (Karrie Adamson) 720-231-7253 karrie.adamson@gscolorado.org

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Is your Girl Scout registered for camp yet? We still have spaces in the following sessions! Register online now. Remember, registration closes 4 weeks before each camp starts!

To learn more about our summer camp programs, check out our Summer Camp Catalog!

NEW: check out this amazing new search tool to help you find open camps!

Type of Camp Camp Name Dates
Day Camp DC05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC05V-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC18-Girl Power-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC19-Art Explorers-Twisted Pine-Genesee Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC23-Science in Our World-Clement Park-Littleton Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2013
Day Camp PA04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI21-Oopy Goopy Science-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PA20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PAI20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS10-Snapshot Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS11-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 14 – Jul 16, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS12-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 17 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS13-Moose Magic Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS14-It’s Your Camp-Create it! Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS15-Brownie Discovery Camp Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS16-Night Owls Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS17-All the World is a Stage Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS18-CIT I Jun 16 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS19-CIT II Jul 7 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS20-Archery Adventures Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS21-Archery Adventures Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS22-Archery Adventures Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM10-Mountain Music Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM12-Backpack 101 Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM13-Backpack 102 Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM15-Rodeo Rider I Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM19-Rodeo Rider I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM20-Digiscape Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR11-I “heart” Camp Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR12-Bronze Mustangs Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR13-Hollywood & Broadway Bound Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR14-Photography 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR15-Silver Broncos Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR16-Adventure 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR17-Golden Top Hand Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR18-TR Camp Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR30-Program Aide Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR36-WIT II Jun 16 – Aug 2, 2013

Camp Availability as of 6/20/13

Lime Gulch Fire Update: The fire is about 15 miles from Tomahawk Ranch (which is still a very long way from camp) and moving in the opposite direction from camp. The local fire personnel have reassured GSCO that even though smoke is visible from camp, there is no present danger to our campers. The safety of our girls is always our top priority. GSCO has strong emergency action and evacuation plans in place. We are in frequent contact with all local authorities so that we are prepared to deal with any fire conditions.

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Is your Girl Scout registered for camp yet? We still have spaces in the following sessions! Register online now. Remember, registration closes 4 weeks before each camp starts!

To learn more about our summer camp programs, check out our Summer Camp Catalog!

NEW: check out this amazing new search tool to help you find open camps!

Day Camp DC04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek   High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp DC05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC05V-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC17-Explorers-City Park-Denver Jul 1 – Jul 3, 2013
Day Camp DC18-Girl Power-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC19-Art Explorers-Twisted Pine-Genesee Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC23-Science in Our World-Clement Park-Littleton Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2013
Day Camp DC25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA01-Kaleidoscope Fairy Adventure-Hamp Hut-Colorado Springs Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PA02-Sports & Nature Sampler-Bear Creek Reg Park-CoSprings Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PA03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PA04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PA25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PAI05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI06-Awesome Animals-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jun 3 – Jun 7, 2013
Day Camp PAI07-That’s Entertainment-Addenbrooke Park-Lakewood Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PAI10-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PAI11-Art in the Park-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PAI21-Oopy Goopy Science-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PA20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PAI20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS06-Brownie Discovery Camp Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS07-Crayons and Creativity Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS08-Night Owls Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS09-Moose Magic Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS11-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 14 – Jul 16, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS13-Moose Magic Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS14-It’s Your Camp-Create it! Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS15-Brownie Discovery Camp Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS16-Night Owls Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS17-All the World is a Stage Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS18-CIT I Jun 16 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS19-CIT II Jul 7 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS20-Archery Adventures Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS21-Archery Adventures Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS22-Archery Adventures Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM07-Rodeo Rider I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM09-Citikids Wilderness Expo Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM10-Mountain Music Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM12-Backpack 101 Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM13-Backpack 102 Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM15-Rodeo Rider I Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM16-Blazing Saddles I Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM19-Rodeo Rider I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM21-Rocks and Ropes Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR09-Bronze Bits N Bridles II Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR10-Silver Spurs I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR11-I “heart” Camp Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR12-Bronze Mustangs Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR13-Hollywood & Broadway Bound Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR14-Photography 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR15-Silver Broncos Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR16-Adventure 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR17-Golden Top Hand Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR22-Muddy Madness Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR24-Deep Space Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR30-Program Aide Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR36-WIT II Jun 16 – Aug 2, 2013

Girl Scouts Highest Awardees honored in Colorado Springs

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The beautiful grounds of the Penrose House Garden Pavilion are always a treat to visit annually when we hold our Highest Awards Celebration in Colorado Springs. On Tuesday evening, May 28th, we enjoyed a beautiful evening as we honored seven of this year’s Colorado Gold Award recipients as well as dozens of Silver and Bronze Award recipients. It was a great evening to hear how these recipients have gained leadership through earning one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards!

Learn more about our 2013 Highest Awards season on the blog we wrote after the Highlands Ranch event in April.

A video capturing the essence of the Colorado Springs event, especially personal remarks from each of the Gold Awardees honored, can be viewed below.

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Information compiled and posted by Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations for Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance, including the videography and photography work, from Rachelle Trujillo, Chief Marketing Officer.