Category Archives: Camp

A Knight’s (Winter) Life at Magic Sky Ranch

DSC05202 DSC05214 DSC05225 DSC05246 DSCN0955The February 22-24 Junior Rendezvous at Magic Sky Ranch started with the “Knight Life” theme – all things castles, queens, jesters, and jousting. The weather added a new element – SNOW!

Troops 73582, 73131, 50986 – along with the planning troop 71106 (GECCCOs) enjoyed creating a Knight Life at MSR including learning new plate spinning skills, jingling with new bells, masks, and playing games to please the queen (whomever was in the red & gold dress). Even though the storm cut the weekend short – it will be a long time before anyone forgets the Knight’s (winter) Life Rendezvous at Magic Sky Ranch!
Thanks so much to the GECCCOs for planning and running another great weekend.
Thanks so much to the troops who attended.
Thanks to everyone for your flexibility and enjoyment of the (much needed) snow, and to all the MSR staff – for food, plowing and support!
You can check out some pictures from the weekend here:

Girl Scout Family Memorial Weekend Camping at Meadow Mt Ranch

Memorial Weekend GSCO Family Camping at MMR100_6473c

Come visit us for a DIY camping available at Meadow Mountain Ranch all weekend May 24 -27.  Sign-up for your tent or Tabin campsite via property reservations.

Go to then click on reserve now to start the reservation.  

Each tabin can sleep a family of 6-8 people, you’ll be able to cook for yourselves, go hiking into Rocky Mountain National Park Wild Basin, go sightseeing in Estes Park (14 miles north of camp) and hang out in the mountains for the long weekend.    Space is limited so reserve your spot now!

Check out these great volunteer-led Day Camp programs


Be sure to check out our additional volunteer Day Camp programs this summer!

KIWA: Outwit, Outplay, Outcamp at Kiwa Korral 2013 is a Survivor themed camp that promises to be a lot of fun. Camp is held June 24th – 28th, 2013. Registration period is March 1- 29, 2013. Our popular PA training program will be offered to girls eligible for PA training (completed grades 6 and over). Please contact Siobhan Murtha by email or phone 303-772-7006 for more information and a camp registration packet.

LOVELAND: The 2013 Loveland Day Camp will be July 15th through the 19th and will be titled “Amazing Animal Adventure.” Contact Amber at (970-669-4450) and the website is

SWIFT PONDS: Livin’ in the Wild Wild West Day camp is a wonderful opportunity for young girls, ages 6 to 12 to experience group living in a natural environment with the security of their own beds at night. Girls over 12 enjoy leadership activities as Program Aides. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts are welcome! Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every day.

The last Basic Program Aide training until September

The final Basic Program Aide training will be held March 9th at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo ( ) with a special service project at the Raptor Center at the end of the training.  Program Aides can mentor younger girls, help plan and run Girl Scout events or help at Day or Resident summer camps.  You must be in the 7th -12th grade to attend this training.  Questions? Contact

Girl Scout Wranglers-in-Training and older girl volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers – older Girl Scouts who are crazy about horses and Girl Scout WITs (at least going into WIT I program in 2013) – to help us with an exciting horse event for Girl Scout Juniors and Bridging Brownies! Older girl volunteers will rotate as assistance at the stations and help the professionals while learning along with the girls. Any volunteers in the WIT program (or going into WIT program in 2013) will have the hours count towards their WIT training.

The event is for bridging Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors who will spend a full afternoon of hands-on, horse-related activities while they earn a fun horse patch. All Girl Scouts will be able to watch a show horse competition at the Colorado Classic Horse Show. Girl Scout Juniors and Brownies will rotate through stations to learn about: veterinary care, horse shoeing, horse breeds, behavior, safety around horses, grooming and a barn tour, plus more fun horsey info.

The date of the event is May 4th, 2013 at the National Western Event Center in Denver, CO from 1:30-4pm. Volunteers will need to be there by 10am to help with set up, etc.

If you are interested, please contact Julie Fischer at or 303-747-2512.

Archery Certification Course

Have you always loved archery?  Become a certified teacher in only one day!


There are three opportunities this spring and early summer to complete your Level 1 Certification in Archery.  This certification is recognized by the USA Archery and National Field Archery Association.  This course is designed to qualify instructors for short term recreational archery programs.  You will be able to teach basic archery skills to others confidently and safely.  Certification is good for 3 years from date of issue.

 Cost is only $100!

This covers your materials, your certification, and lunch.

Adults (18 and up)



Friday March 15 – Magic Sky Ranch

Sign up by March 3.


Saturday April 13 – Magic Sky Ranch

Sign up by March 31.


Saturday June 8 – Sky High Ranch

Sign up by May 19.

The archery range is outside so please be prepared to spend a portion of the day outside.


 Be sure to start your season on target by aiming for your mark to teach Archery in 2013!

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week


Didn’t you love camp as a kid? Help us give that experience to the girls in our area. We’re looking for people willing to come to camp for 5 days from 8:30-4pm various weeks throughout the summer. Your first daughter comes to camp for free (family pays the initial $25, and it’s refunded after you volunteer all 5 days), and any additional children, including small boys, can come for a reduced rate of $25 each.

You don’t need any experience or anything beyond a membership and background check. Any special training will be provided at camp. More information on available dates and themes can be found in the summer program guide or by contacting Alli Oswandel at

Parent-daughter rustic camping weekends at Magic Sky Ranch in June, July

Spend a weekend with your daughter at beautiful Magic Sky Ranch near Red Feather Lakes. Bring your personal gear and camping equipment, including a tent, and we will provide the food and fun! The program includes campfires, cookouts, crafts, outdoor activities, songs and games. It is designed for one adult and one child.

Registration opens Feb. 12.

Parent/daughter events – $150/pair
Girls entering grades 1-12.

Magic Sky Ranch: 6/21-23; Deadline: 5/1

Contact Julie Perkins

Magic Sky Ranch: 7/26-28; Deadline: 6/1

Contact Heather McCarthy:

No tagalong children please. This camp is located in the lower portion of Magic Sky, which is designed for tent camping only, and there is no access to the resident camp. There is no running water or shower facilities, and campers may be required to walk a distance of 1/4 mile to the lodge for activities. Come prepared to “rough” it for the weekend. This camping event is staffed by registered volunteers. Join us for a weekend you will always remember! Note: Upon request, dome tents can be reserved prior to your arrival at no additional cost.

February Virtual Service Unit Meeting scheduled Feb. 13

February Unit Agenda and Virtual Meeting Information (Wednesday, February 13 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Join us from wherever you are – it’s a virtual opportunity!

No pre-registration required, but you can sign up for a meeting reminder.

February will feature enrichment information on camp!


February Service Unit agenda (Word.docx or pdf)
February Virtual Meeting Recording

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Join online meeting

Join by Phone

Toll-free number: 8662328977

Toll number: 6789818055

Find a local number

Participant code: 2318390751

First online meeting?

Rendezvous Adventures at Magic Sky Ranch

Looking for a fun event at camp with your troop?  Check out these spring Rendezvous weekends at Magic Sky Ranch!


Feb. 22-24 – Junior Troops

“A Knight’s Life” – Travel back in time for royalty, jesters, knights, and magic.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!  Sign up by end of day Wed. Feb. 6 for this fun weekend sure to warm up a chilly winter month.


Mar. 15-17 – Brownie AND Junior Troops

“Reduce Reuse Recycle” – Learn all the ways to be green – from environmentally to being a Girl Scout and more!

NOW OPEN to both Brownie and Junior troops!  Sign up by end of day Sun. Feb. 17 for a weekend that will make your friends green with recycling!


Apr. 19-21 – Junior Troops

Join us for this springtime Rendezvous with the theme and activities planned out for you – all you and your troop need to do is show up ready for a fun weekend!  Be sure to sign up by end of day Sun. Mar.24.  A spring-fling before the end of the school year!


You can read about previous Rendezvous weekends on this blog, and see pictures on the GSCO Flickr page.