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Save the date for 2017-18 Outdoor Programs

Save the date for these Outdoor Programs in the 2017-18 Girl Scout year.  ** Note: This is updated throughout the year when events become live in our events calendar.

Tomahawk Ranch Closing Work Weekend 9/22-24/17 (registration closed)

Families come to “close-up” camp in preparation for winter. Meals: Friday dinner – Sunday breakfast, lodging provided at no cost. Jobs: cleaning buildings, picking up trash, repainting, maintaining trails, etc. Saturday night’s program helps families relax and celebrate their hard work.

Sky High Ranch Fall Rendezvous – Sky High Adventure: 9/29-10/1/17 (registration deadline 9/14/17)

Join us for a staff-led, Troop Camp Rendezvous at Sky High Ranch. Test your mettle at Sky High on our zip line, low-ropes course, archery, and swimming and splashing on the stand-up paddle boards at the pond! Of course, we’ll have arts and crafts, hiking, campfires, and all the traditional things you love about Girl Scout Camp! Campers must be at least 60 lbs. so they do not get stuck mid-zip.

Travel Webinar: 10/3/17 at 6- 7 p.m. (registration deadline 9/29/17)

Want to learn about the ways you can travel as an older Girl Scout? Join our travel webinar! Register to be on the email list, and receive the link one week prior to the webinar. Can’t make it? We’ll post to the GSCO blog and send links in the next newsletter. Topics:   how to travel through Girl Scouts individually / with your troop; where to find travel resources; ways to travel from tour groups, to world centers, to girl led planning.

Destinations Travel Webinar: 10/5/17 at 6 -7 p.m. (registration deadline 9/19/17)

Learn about the ways to travel as an older Girl Scout and join this travel webinar! Register to be on the email list, and receive the link one week prior to the webinar. Can’t make it? We’ll post to the GSCO blog and send links in the next newsletter. Destination specific topics include:  overview of the Destinations program & trip options available for ’18 & ’19; timeline and checklist of GSCO council deadlines ; resources for Destinations prep and money earning . You’ll also hear from a Destinations “travel ambassador” about her experience in 2017, her trip, and lessons learned.

Sky High Ranch Halloween Party: 10/28/17 at 1-  5 p.m. (registration deadline 10/26/17)

From zombies and princesses to s’mores and wizards, we’ve got everything at the SHR Halloween party! Visit Yummy Candyland, Spooky Graveyard, and Witch’s World where you will play games, make crafts, and of course, collect treats! We’ll have music, dancing, and games. This event is not just for Girl Scouts! All are welcome to attend! $10/child, and free/adults.

Tomahawk Ranch Trick or Treat: 10/29/17 at 5- 8 p.m.

Come to Tomahawk Ranch for a fun night of trick-or-treating! This is a free event for all ages. No registration is necessary. Come dressed in your best spooky Halloween costume!

Sky High Ranch Tree Lighting: 12/3/17 – Registration link coming soon!

Come to Sky High Ranch to celebrate our annual Tree Lighting with activities and brunch! This is a community/family event and is fun for all ages! Brunch buffet begins at 10 a.m.; tree lighting is at 1p.m. We’ll have a buffet, family photo ops, crafts, ornaments, and hot drinks, and of course, GOODIES!!! $15/Adult, $10/child, Free/ages 0-3.

Tomahawk Ranch Bruch with the Barnyard & Santa 12/10 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Registration link coming soon!

A community event for all ages! Bring your family and friends. Join us for brunch with Santa and meet his furry barnyard friends. Eat a delicious brunch buffet, savor sweets and lollies aplenty, take photos with Santa, and warm up fireside with hot cocoa and cider. Ages 12+: $15/pp Ages 11-3: $10/pp Ages 2 and under/ Free

Sky High Ranch Expedition Antarctica: 1/12-14/18 (Me & My Guy) – Registration link coming soon!

For girls and the significant male in their lives! Join us for an intro to winter camping at Sky High Ranch on a three-day, two-night excursion. We’ll introduce cold-weather tent camping, and survival skills and weather dependent, we’ll practice snowshoeing, ice fishing, snow shelter building, and more! We’ll set up tents outside the lodge and see who can brave the elements all night! This camp is also open to Me & My Gal, however housing is limited!

Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Gal 1/12-1/14/18 – Registration link coming soon!

A three day, two-night camping experience for individual girls and the significant female adult role models in their lives. Planned activities may include: archery, crafts, outdoor skills, s’mores, barn visits, mattress surfing, and more.

Camp Registration Launches! 1/19/18 at 9 a.m.

Register online through CampInTouch for summer camps that register through Girl Scouts of Colorado. Use Cookie Credits and apply for camp grants to keep the cost of camp down.

Camp Registration Round 2! 3/1/18 at 9 a.m.

Register online through CampInTouch for summer camps that register through Girl Scouts of Colorado. Use Cookie Credits and apply for camp grants to keep the cost of camp down. We offer more spaces of our most popular programs on this date.

Sky High Ranch Open House : 3/10/18 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit Sky High Ranch and preview your girl’s summer camp experience at our Open House. Meet staff and see where your camper will eat and sleep while at camp! No registration necessary.

Tomahawk Ranch Rendezvous 4/20-22/18 – More information coming soon!

Tomahawk Ranch Spring Brunch 5/6/18 at 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Registration link coming soon!

Bring the family to brunch and explore Tomahawk Ranch on a tour. Visit the barn, greenhouse, summer cabins, and dabble at camp crafts! Get your burning camp questions answered by the Tomahawk Staff. Cost: Ages 12+: $15/pp, Ages 11-3: $10/pp; Ages 2 & under/free

Tomahawk Ranch Open House 5/6/18 at 2-  4 p.m.

Come visit Tomahawk Ranch and explore camp on a self-guided tour. Get your burning questions answered by Tomahawk staff. See the different types of accommodations and program areas. No registration necessary.

Sky High Ranch Open House May: 5/6/18 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit Sky High Ranch and preview your girl’s summer camp experience at our Open House. Meet staff and see where your camper will eat and sleep while at camp! No registration necessary.

Tomahawk Ranch Spring Work Weekend 5/18-20/18 (registers with summer camps in CampInTouch)

Families are invited to a weekend where we “open” camp in preparation for summer camp. Meals and lodging are provided at no cost. Jobs may include: cleaning buildings/bathrooms, picking up trash, gardening, cleaning program areas, maintaining trails, etc. Saturday night’s evening program will help families relax and celebrate their hard work. No badge work or other activities are offered. Families of all ages are welcome.

Sky High Ranch Summer Splash Troop Camp 8/3-4/ 18 (registers with summer camps in CampInTouch)

Come splash the day away with one last salute to summer! This water-themed troop camp will be completely planned for you and includes swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boards. Meals and other traditional Girl Scout activities are included as well! This program does not include zip line.

Tomahawk Ranch Closing Work Weekend 9/21-23/18 (registers with summer camps in CampInTouch)

Families are invited to a weekend where we “close” camp after summer. Meals and lodging are provided at no cost. Jobs may include: cleaning buildings/bathrooms, picking up trash, gardening, cleaning program areas, maintaining trails, etc. Saturday night’s program will help families relax and celebrate their hard work. No badge work or other activities are offered.

New dates available in August and September for property reservations

Are you looking for a place to camp with your troop in August or September of 2017? You’re in luck! Several of our properties are available and we want to get your troop outdoors.

Sky High Ranch:
August 11 – 13
August 25 – 27
September 1 – 3

Magic Sky Ranch:
August 11 – 13
August 25 – 27

Meadow Mountain Ranch:
August 11 – 13
September 1 – 3
September 15 – 17
September 22 – 24

For prices, accommodations, and to make your reservation, use GSCO’s online booking system at http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/.

All sites are first come, first-served, and must be reserved with a 20% deposit. Balances are due in full 30 days before the reservation date. Bookings made less than 30 days before the reservation must be paid in full when making the reservation.

If you have questions about our properties or the property reservation process, please email the Property and Outdoor Program Administrator at property.reservations@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Camp Social Media 2017

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The staff at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch is gearing up for another wonderful summer season. As in years past, we will share our fun on social media through the Girl Scouts of Colorado camp Facebook pages.

Tomahawk Ranch: https://www.facebook.com/tomahawkranch/

Sky High Ranch: https://www.facebook.com/gscoskyhighranch/

From time to time, photos and updates may also appear on Girl Scouts of Colorado’s other social media networks (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram)

We will also post photo albums from each session on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/albums. Look for albums a week after your girl’s session ends.

Please keep in mind, both camps are in remote areas, where internet service can be spotty. We will update as much as we can. However, making sure your girl has the best experience at camp is our top priority.

Happy Camping!

Daisy Troop 65856 uses cookie money to go to Sky High Ranch

Submitted by Kristina Graham

Metro Denver

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Daisy Troop 65856 used the money they earned from their Girl Scout Cookies sales to go to Sky High Ranch as a troop. Each girl got to bring one parent and enjoyed activities such as the small animal farm, hiking to the lake, a dance party, and a camp fire. This was the highlight of the year for most girls.

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

Centennial Campfire Celebration at MMR rescheduled for August 27, 2017

The Centennial Campfire celebration at Meadow Mountain Ranch on May 21, 2017 has been postponed due to effects from the spring storm.  There is currently no power on the property, which presents safety concerns for the more than 600 guests we had registered.

The celebration has been rescheduled for August 27, 2017. Register now!

 

Junior and Cadette three-day spaces added at Sky High Ranch

Looking for something for your Cadette or Junior to do on the week of July 4th? Look no further! We have new spaces available for Girl Scout Cadettes and Juniors at Sky High Ranch from July 5-7, 2017 at the following sessions:

SH34 Sky High Sampler: Sample all Sky High Ranch has to offer! Learn the art of aiming at archery and take a trip on the zip! You’ll make a fun craft and new friends! Take a nature hike on the way to Upper Pond, where you will paddle your way across in a canoe. Campers must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

SH35 Wizarding World of Beasts: The Wizarding World at Sky High is complete with fantastic beasts, mystical creatures, and days and nights full of magical enchantments. Get a chance to groom a thestral or hunt for dragon eggs. You’ll even learn to tame a wild hippogriff! Experience a magical camp like no other! Shop in Diagon Ranch Alley, test your courage defending against the Dark Arts, and mingle with other wizards at the Leaky Sky Cauldron. Don’t forget to bring and wear your wizarding or magical apparel! This camp does not include zip line.

Cost: $310 early bird, $335 if balance of fees are paid after May 1.

Register and pay your fees prior to April 30 at 11:59 p.m. to lock in early bird pricing!  (include registration link for “register and pay your fees”

 

 

2017 Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch: July 17 – 20

Mark your calendar for 2017 Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch July 17-20!

Cost $180/ per person

Registration deadline, sort of 6/25/17, primarily for meal planning.

Women’s Week is in its fourth year, and we hope this time will be even better than ever!  We really love to go to the mountains, have fun in the outdoors. and be campers again! This program is open to all adult women at least 18 years of age:  GSCO staff, former MMR camp staff, leaders, volunteers, co-workers, adult daughters, and  granddaughters! (Spread the word; there’s plenty of room for everyone! Ladies need not have ever been to camp before or have a current Girl Scout connection!)  Bring your favorite program resources, come and play!  The peace and serenity of MMR’s mountain wilderness await you.

What’s included in the cost?     Site fees & food.  Some financial aid might be available.

Cooking and food:  We will probably be cooking out most of the time in the units. We can make accommodations for most special dietary needs.

Where will we stay?   Meeker’s Bluff, Larkspur, and Lyra units have been reserved for our group.  “Tabins” have wooden floors & roofs and ½ canvas sides with wooden bunkbeds. We can make accommodations for mobility restrictions.

What program is provided?     Only what we bring ourselves!  If you want to do crafts, bring enough to share.  If you want to take a hike, put up a notice of your plans.  If you can offer special programs, like ropes course or archery, bring your certifications with you.  Anyone up for a short backpack trip to the back meadow or the “shelf?”  If you want to lie in the grass in the meadow, fly a kite, sleep in late, paint a picture, sleep out under the stars, sing for hours – – – it’s all there for your enjoyment!

Can we come for only part of the time?     Absolutely, just let us know how many days/meals and we’ll price it out for you accordingly.

No pets are allowed on the property, and there will be no horses available for riding.

THE VERY INFORMAL CAMP DIRECTOR is Penny “Pan” Roberts.

Send your check to P.O. Box 211, Estes Park, Co. 80517 along with your brief personal information, including e-mail, address, phone, etc.

Questions? Call Penny at 970-586-1775 or 970-577-2027.  New email address is probertscolo@gmail.com.

Give the gift of Girl Scout Camp

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When friends or family ask what your girl might want this holiday season, suggest the gift of Girl Scout Camp! Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can order a Girl Scouts of Colorado Gift Card online or purchase one in person at the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

Registration for Girl Scout Camp 2017 begins Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. GSCO is proud to offer 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, 9 days, or 12 days.

For summer 2017, 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! Sessions begin June 7 and include themes such as:

  • Pioneers at Tomahawk Ranch- Girls will travel back in time to the 1800’s! They’ll learn to cook over a fire, prepare food as their ancestors did, track animals, and make their own soaps and lotion.
  • 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.
  • On Target at Tomahawk Ranch – Girls can become skilled archers while practicing on the range and field course and learning a new target activity called FLU-FLU (archery golf)! They’ll also get to whittle their own arrows and fashion them with arrowheads and fletching!
  • Water Fillies at Sky High Ranch – Cool off from a day at the barn with a dip in the pond! Girls will split their time between the pond and barn. They’ll canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board, as well as groom, feed and play with the animals.
  • Dream Team at Tomahawk Ranch – This is the ultimate girl-led adventure! Girls will design their own session by choosing from a variety of activities including: horseback riding, archery, outdoor cooking, hiking, crafts, stargazing, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, and spa nights!

Girl Scouts of Colorado will also continue to offer day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

A new Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp website will launch in early December (www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp). You’ll find all the session listings, information about camp properties, and more. Remember to register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

 

 

Registration for Girl Scout Camp 2017 begins Jan. 19

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Mark your calendars! Registration for Girl Scout Camp 2017 begins Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. GSCO is proud to offer 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, 9 days, or 12 days.

For summer 2017, 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! Sessions begin June 7 and include themes such as:

  • Pioneers at Tomahawk Ranch- Girls will travel back in time to the 1800’s! They’ll learn to cook over a fire, prepare food as their ancestors did, track animals, and make their own soaps and lotion.
  • 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.
  • On Target at Tomahawk Ranch – Girls can become skilled archers while practicing on the range and field course and learning a new target activity called FLU-FLU (archery golf)! They’ll also get to whittle their own arrows and fashion them with arrowheads and fletching!
  • Water Fillies at Sky High Ranch – Cool off from a day at the barn with a dip in the pond! Girls will split their time between the pond and barn. They’ll canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board, as well as groom, feed and play with the animals.
  • Dream Team at Tomahawk Ranch – This is the ultimate girl-led adventure! Girls will design their own session by choosing from a variety of activities including: horseback riding, archery, outdoor cooking, hiking, crafts, stargazing, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, and spa nights!

Girl Scouts of Colorado will also continue to offer day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

A new Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp website will launch in early December (www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp). You’ll find all the session listings, information about camp properties, and more. Remember to register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

This holiday season, give your girl the gift of Girl Scout Camp! Girl Scout Camp is the experience of a lifetime and there are so many reasons to send your girl to Girl Scout Camp!

When friends or family ask what your girl might want this holiday season, suggest the gift of Girl Scout Camp! Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can order a Girl Scout Gift Card online or purchase one in person at the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

Questions? Please email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

 

Girl Scout attends camp thanks to Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

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Kyla Wolffe, of Eagle County, recently returned home from Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp after receiving the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. Kyla attended “Pirate Splash Camp” at Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey. When asked about her experience at camp, Kyla wrote, “I had sooooooo much fun and I will probably go back next year. All the counselors were so nice and I loved meeting new people. I especially loved fishing, when I caught a fish and I felt the tug, I was so excited! Another favorite part of the camp I had was learning how to make new things like bracelets, crafts, and tie-dying, and I started to teach my friends how to make some of the bracelets. Also I loved learning all the songs and a few I have memorized! Thank you so much.”

Katie Strickland, of Garfield County, also received the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. She attended “Zip Life” at Sky High Ranch outside of Colorado Springs.

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 2016, 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 has been helping girls shine for more than 100 years. Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to serve more than 20,000 girls across the state with the help and support of 10,000 adult volunteers! Learn more how you can be part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, calling 1-877-404-5708, or emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.