Tag Archives: Hamp Hut

PA Training with a CAMP specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Cadette Troop 3972 is offering PA Training with a CAMP specialty this winter and summer. To register, use the links below:

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Twisted Pine from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Hamp Hut from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Troop 61358 roughs it at Hamp Hut

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Submitted by Kristin Hurley

Thornton

Denver Metro

Troop 61358 of Thornton, CO spent some of their cookie money roughing it at Hamp Hut in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. We felt lucky to find the Hut had air conditioning in the 90-plus-degree weather, and we found lots of hiking trails to explore and lots of fun stuff to do in the Springs, such as a tour of the U.S. Olympic Training Center and riding the Mountaineer Sky Ride at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Yet the girls’ favorite part of our three-day trip was just hanging out at the Hut, playing games, exploring hiking trails and especially making s’mores, a Girl Scout tradition! Camping at Hamp Hut also helped us work on our Amaze journey by putting different teams of girls together; the Budgeting badge by working together to budget our grocery and activity money (and save some of our Girl Scout Cookie proceeds for Take Action projects); and our Trees badge by looking out over Pike National Forest. It was a great place to get away from it all!

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Arkansas Girl Scouts visit Colorado

Submitted by Melissa Curiel

Our troop of six Seniors saved for over a year to take a high adventure vacation. After scads of car washes, bake sales, cookie sales, farmer’s markets, and 13 hours of driving, we arrived on June 23 to Hamp Hut. The view was breathtaking!

The Hut was well-equipped, clean, and perfect for our needs. Every morning we started the day hiking trails at the Garden of the Gods. We also went to a Rockies game, saw Mile High Stadium, Olympic Training grounds, Cave of the Winds, Pike’s Peak, and went horseback riding, and, our favorite, white water rafting down the Arkansas River. We also made it a daily challenge to find places who served sweet tea– we are southern, after all! We also made a friend at Hamp Hut– Doug the mule deer. He visited quite often! We had an amazing experience!

Troop 64473 discovers friendship and personal growth at Hamp Hut

Submitted by Allison Donahue

Aurora

Denver Metro

Troop 64473 strengthened their friendship and Girl Scout dedication in a well-earned trip to Hamp Hut. This troop of Juniors worked hard this year to reach their top two goals of an overnight trip and a horseback ride. Staying two nights at this amazing property allowed them to earn the Junior Ranger Badge, hike the Garden of the Gods and horseback ride with Academy Riding Stables. It was a great experience and would not have happened if all girls hadn’t made a commitment to cookie sales to earn this trip together!

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Ambassador Troop enjoys final summer overnight

Submitted by Kathy Nester

Littleton

Denver Metro

Troop 52662 started in 1st grade in 2004 with 5 girls. By 2nd grade, the troop had 12 girls in it. Of those 12 girls, 8 are still with the troop. They go to 6 different High Schools now; 4 in Littleton, 1 in Aurora and one in Katy, Texas (this girl Skypes in for meetings). We had 2 girls join the troop when their troops disbanded in the 5th & 6th grades.

They have gone on a trip every summer since the troop started; some little and local & some big and far away. They will all be Seniors in HS this coming year, so they wanted to have one last summer trip. They planned a trip to Hamp Hut in Colorado Spring and had a great time. They went hiking (a few even did the incline trail) zip-lining, the Cheyenne Mt. Zoo and swimming at a local mountain pond (no worries there were 2 certified life guards with them). One night they played a game of Troop Jeopardy, trying to remember 11 years of troop history was challenging! Here’s to your troop staying together that long!

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Troop 3871 replants burn area

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Submitted by Linda Jester
Colorado Springs

Many people felt compelled to take action after seeing so many acres of beautiful forest land burn in last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire. The girls of Troop 3871 were especially affected by this tragic event. When the fire started, we were having a blast at Hamp Hut in the Garden of the Gods. A group of Brownies had just joined us for their first camping adventure; the girls had played a game of trust (one girl led a blind-folded girl through an obstacle course in the woods) and were enjoying a snack of home-made cheese sticks they cooked themselves, when I announced it was time to evacuate. Though we didn’t get everything as clean as we normally would, the girls responded amazingly. Talk about leadership! The girls knew what they had to do: they packed up not only their personal gear, but also all the badge work supplies we had scattered about the cabin (inside and outside), cleaned up the kitchen, helped the young Brownies with their things, and got everything packed into the vehicles. We were on the road to safety within 40 minutes!

As we watched the fire burn during our departure and the days that followed, the girls were painfully aware of the loss of so many trees. It really should have been no surprise that they quickly decided they wanted to help replenish the forests for their Bronze Award project. Though the Waldo Canyon burn area is still not safe for girls to start replanting, the US Forest Service offered another burn area on US Air Force Academy grounds. Last Sunday, our Girl Scout Juniors planted 40 Ponderosa Pine saplings! Thankfully we have been seeing rain in the area so are hopeful our year-old trees will someday be towering pines.

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Troops capture a moment in time at Hamp Hut time capsule project

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Submitted by Kathryn Leslie

Cadette Troop 3401 was asked to come to Hamp Hut on a beautiful Saturday to help a Junior troop make time capsules. We taught the girls about Juliette Low and then about time capsules. Each girl made a time capsule, they were all very nice.

We taught them Girl Scout songs and we learned how to sing in round. The Junior Leader taught us all how to sing “Make New Friends” in sign language. Our troop had a great time with the Juniors!

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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.