Submitted by Penny Roberts
Northern & Northeastern CO
Registration is open now for Women’s Week 2021 and the 60th Anniversary Meadow Mountain Ranch Reunion. The dates are July 22 – 26, and the reunion’s special events will take place on Saturday, July 24.
Women’s Week has been running for several years now, with the exception, of course, of 2020, and those previous participants have been anxiously awaiting the return of the event. As a result, Women’s Week will be sponsoring the reunion event, and activities will be integrated and coordinated throughout the weekend.
The theme for the combined event is “I Am Camp,” and many of you will remember the beloved poem which starts out “I am Camp; I am sunlight, a sheen on the water, a mist on the mountains, and stars.” Our MMR staff alum, and artist in residence for many years, Deb Heidebrecht (“Pepper”) has created a themed graphic logo, which you will see on the flier and registration form below. This logo will be featured on all materials as well as items for purchase during the events.
Women’s Week is open to all women ages 18 and up, and the reunion on Saturday is open to all MMR alums, families, GSCO staff, Board members, former campers, and friends. For Women’s Week, you don’t have to be a registered Girl Scout or ever even been to camp before. It’s a great chance to go to the high country in Colorado and have fun in the out-of-doors as a camper yourself. The program plans itself, while all the usual activities are built in. Hiking, singing, cooking, crafts, nature activities, tours of the area – – – the sky’s the limit. If you have a special program to offer, please bring your materials and ideas and we will see there is a time for it.
Of course, the cuisine is one of the big attractions. We love to cook outside over an open fire if conditions allow. We are quite adventurous in our menu selections, while accommodating any special dietary needs. If you remember doing Dutch oven cooking, bean hole cooking, stick cooking, or other outdoor cooking techniques, we’ll probably have it for you. A chili cook-off or a pineapple upside down cake Dutch oven competition have been big hits in past years.
We are hoping to fill our event, while being aware during our planning that changes or restrictions might apply. Keep your fingers crossed and register early if numbers are limited. Please contact Penny Roberts, very informal camp director, at (970) 586-1775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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