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Update: Colorado Wildfires and Girl Scouts of Colorado Camp

Updates for 6/27 in BOLD

The wildfires in Colorado are continuing to cause concern for Girl Scouts of Colorado at several of our properties. After consulting with local fire departments and sheriffs and based on the current fire conditions and taking a cautious approach with girl safety, Girl Scouts of Colorado has made the following camp decisions:

  • The 2012 resident camp season this summer at Sky High Ranch is cancelled due to worsening conditions with the Waldo Canyon Fire on June 26 and indefinitely-continued risk.
  • Troop camping at Sky High Ranch is cancelled through August, 2012.
  • The status of troop camping at Sky High Ranch for September and beyond will be decided by July 31, 2012.
  • Troop camping at Hamp Hut is cancelled through August, 2012 due to the Garden of the Gods Park closure and risk from the Waldo Canyon Fire.
  • The status of troop camping at Hamp Hut in September and beyond will be dependent on the status of Garden of the Gods Park and the conditions with the Waldo Canyon Fire.
  • The 2012 resident camp season this summer at Magic Sky Ranch is cancelled due to worsening conditions over the weekend of June 22 and indefinitely continued risk. We are sorry that the property will not reopen on July 8 as we had hoped.
  • Troop camping at Magic Sky Ranch is cancelled through August, 2012.
  • The status of troop camping at Magic Sky Ranch for September and beyond will be decided by July 31, 2012.
  • Full refunds of paid camper fees will be provided within 30 days for cancelled sessions. (Grants will not be refunded.)
  • Evacuated Sky High girls who were scheduled for the 12-day session will receive a 50% refund.
  • If a refund is forthcoming and payment was made by Cooke Credit, the credits will be refunded with an expiration date of December, 2014. Credits can be used for another GSCO leadership experience, events, merchandise or camp next year.
  • Unfortunately, there are no additional resident camp opportunities available this summer, due to the volume of camp cancellations statewide.
  • As of now, there are no changes in programming at other GSCO properties, including Tomahawk Ranch, Meadow Mountain Ranch, Lazy Acres, Twisted Pine and Kiwa Korral.

These decisions are extremely disappointing for Girl Scouts in Colorado as well as our staff. In addition to the safety concerns, these decisions were made so that families can plan their summer schedules and camp staff can know the status of their employment.

Girl Scout summer camp update

The wildfires in Colorado are continuing to cause concern for Girl Scouts of Colorado at several of our properties. After consulting with local fire departments and sheriffs and based on the current fire conditions and taking a cautious approach with girl safety, Girl Scouts of Colorado has made the following camp decisions:

  • The 2012 resident camp season this summer at Magic Sky Ranch is cancelled due to worsening conditions over the weekend of June 22 and indefinitely continued risk. We are sorry that the property will not reopen on July 8 as we had hoped.
  • Troop camping at Magic Sky Ranch is cancelled through August, 2012.
  • The status of troop camping at Magic Sky Ranch for September and beyond will be decided by July 31, 2012.
  • Sky High Ranch sessions scheduled for June 29 to July 1 as well July 1 through 3, 2012 are cancelled due to the risk from the Waldo Canyon Fire and related road closures.
  • The status of Sky High Ranch sessions scheduled for July 8 and beyond will be decided on July 2, 2012.
  • Camping at Hamp Hut is cancelled through June 30, 2012 due to the Garden of the Gods Park closure and risk from the Waldo Canyon Fire.
  • The status of troop camping at Hamp Hut in July and beyond will be dependent on the status of Garden of the Gods Park and the conditions with the Waldo Canyon Fire.
  • Full refunds of paid camper fees will be provided within 30 days for cancelled sessions. (Grants will not be refunded.)
  • Evacuated Sky High girls who were scheduled for the 12-day session will receive a 50% refund.
  • If a refund is forthcoming and payment was made by Cooke Credit, the credits will be refunded with an expiration date of December, 2014. Credits can be used for another GSCO leadership experience, events, merchandise or camp next year.
  • Unfortunately, there are no additional resident camp opportunities available this summer, due to the volume of camp cancellations statewide.
  • As of now, there are no changes in programming at other GSCO properties, including Tomahawk Ranch, Meadow Mountain Ranch, Lazy Acres, Twisted Pine and Kiwa Korral.

These decisions are extremely disappointing for Girl Scouts in Colorado as well as our staff. In addition to the safety concerns, these decisions were made so that families can plan their summer schedules and camp staff can know the status of their employment.

Magic Sky Ranch Update

Magic Sky is in no immediate danger, and the firefighters are making good progress.

However, as a precaution, Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to cancel the July 1 – 3 Core Staff Troop Camp at Magic Sky Ranch. Girl Scouts of Colorado will be contacting troops who have registered for this camp soon to discuss options.

At this time, we plan to move forward with the resident camp sessions at Magic Sky Ranch July 8 and beyond.

As there are further updates, we will report them here. Thank you for your continued support!

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.