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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.

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!

 

Grant available for Women’s Wilderness Summit Sisters retreat

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Submitted by Annie Pierce, GSCO Property and Outdoor Program Administrator

This year, Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to offer one of our adult volunteers a space at the Summit Sister’s Camp run by Women’s Wilderness. Women’s Wilderness is hosting this camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch June 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017. Women’s Wilderness’s mission is to strengthen the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls and women through the challenge and support of group wilderness and community based experiences. Summit Sisters focuses on a deep nature connection, connection to your body, inspiration and calling, and competence and outdoor skills. Presentations at Summit Sisters this year will include: The Call of the Earth, Self Confidence Formula, Wildlife Tracking in the Rockies, Inner Beauty Workshop, and so much more. For more information about Summit Sisters, please visit their website at https://www.womenswilderness.org/summit-sisters/.

We will choose one adult volunteer for a free space at the Summit Sister’s Camp – a $450 value! All meals, lodging, and programming are provided. To apply for this opportunity, click on the following link and complete the questionnaire no later than May 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. All applicants will be contacted on May 15 after the winner of the grant has been chosen. Applicants must have a current or lifetime membership with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

The link to the application is  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/grantforsummitsisters06042017_06062017.

 

Meadow Mountain Ranch Core Camp 2 offers backpacking option: Still lots of space to register July 21 – 24, 2017

 

Submitted by Penny “Pan” Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Core Camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch is a “sampler” troop camp program designed for troops and their leaders who wish to experience most of the types of programs that Girl Scout camps have to offer.  This year, a group of trained volunteers is offering Core Camp 1 for less experienced troops for two nights and Core Camp 2 for more experienced troops for three nights at the spectacular high country location near Allenspark, CO.

This year, Core Camp 2 will offer 12-15 girls who have had past camping experience an additional progressive option into the world of backpacking.  CC2 runs from July 21 – 24, 2017 and the backpacking group will be gone from main camp from after lunch on Saturday until before lunch on Sunday.  They will not be leaving the MMR property, but will search out a secluded glade in which to pitch tents, cook out, practice outdoor skills, and have a great overnight with the help of experienced backpacking staff.  No, the girls will not need to provide the specialized gear such as tents, packs, stoves, cook kits, or food.  All they will need is their own sleeping bag, rain gear, clothing, and very minor misc. items for such a short trip.

There will be some special orientation given before they take-off about how to pack, cook out, set up camp, and other skills they will need to give them a compact insight into what could come later as they choose to delve further into the world of backpacking.  Rocky Mountain National Park is out the west boundary of MMR, and no more spectacular options anywhere would await girls or troops or groups when they are ready to explore even further afield.  Take it from me – – – I’m still backpacking after about 55+ years, and I never tire of it.  We’ll be sure the girls have the best possible experience out and about in the woods and under the stars.

There is still room for about 50 more registrants for Core Camp 2, and it is possible to split the troop if not all girls choose the backpacking option.  Some financial aid may be available.  Cookie Credits can be used, and for information or to make your registration, contact meadowmountaincorecamp@gmail.com.

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Space available at Meadow Mountain Ranch

If your troop or service unit has been thinking about hosting a camp at one of our properties, and are looking for a great outdoor adventure, than you may be in luck! We currently have the weekend of July 7-9, 2017 available at gorgeous Meadow Mountain Ranch for Girl Scout groups to book.

Meadow Mountain Ranch is a great place for your troop to teach outdoor skills, explore Rocky Mountain National park, take hikes, and make some new outdoor crafts. At this property, Girl Scouts would need to plan for their own meals and activities; no program staff would be available. Campers would get to stay in our tabins, which are part cabin, part tent! Tabins have wooden floors and roofs, and part canvas, part wood walls.

Take a trip away from technology, and encourage others to enjoy nature in it’s purest form.

To book your unit camp, go to http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/.

Reservations are first come, first-served. If you have any questions about Meadow Mountain Ranch, please contact Annie Pierce at annie.pierce@gscolorado.org.

New dates available for property reservations

We are so pleased to have so many wonderful troops reserve our sites for this year to come and enjoy the great outdoors.  Recently, we have had a few weekends open that were previously unavailable. We would love to share this opportunity with you, so that your troop may enjoy a stay at one of our properties.  The following weekends now have openings for troops to reserve:

Tomahawk Ranch: March 3 – 5, 2017* and March 24 – 26, 2017

Sky High Ranch: March 31 – April 2, 2017

Meadow Mountain Ranch: July 7 – 9, 2017

*Please note that if your troop would like to reserve March 3 -5, 2017 at Tomahawk Ranch, we are unable to provide food service for that weekend.

Reservations are first come, first-served and must be made through our booking site at http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/. We expect them to fill up quickly, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Property and Outdoor Program Administrator, at annie.pierce@gscolorado.org.

Centennial Campfire celebrations: Register now

Register now for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Centennial Campfires, featuring property tours, s’mores, sing-a-longs, history displays, camp merchandise, fun patch activities, and more!  All attendees will also receive a special 2017 Centennial patch.

Sky High Ranch

March 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Woodland Park

Registration link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/skyhighranchcentennialcampfire03122017

Tomahawk Ranch

March 19, Noon – 2 p.m.

Bailey

Registration link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/tomahawkranchcentennialcampfire03192017

Grand Junction Service Center

April 29-30

580 24 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction

*Meet the CEO, mobile shop, activity stations, Highest Awards celebration

Link to register: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/grandjunctioncentennialcelebration04292017

Meadow Mountain Ranch

May 21, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Allenspark

Registration link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meadowmountainranchcentennialcampfire05212017

Limited accommodations may be available at camp properties: http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/.

 

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.

Fall archery weekend at MMR

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Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! There are spots left for both the overnight and Saturday only event!

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your troop this fall? Join us at Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark!

Date: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 6 p.m. – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 4 p.m.

Location: Meadow Mountain Ranch

Category: Girl Scout Events Level: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

More information: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2016/archery_days.html

Spend the night on Friday or just come up for the fun on Saturday. Everyone will have a chance to try their skills at archery and we will also play some outdoor games, do a craft or service project, and go on a hike.

Overnight option:

There are a limited number of spaces for girls and adults on Friday night.

Saturday only:

Saturday activities run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch and snacks are provided for all on Saturday. Cadettes will earn their Archery badge and other levels will receive an archery fun patch.

Contact: camplikeagirlscout@gmail.com with questions and dietary restrictions.

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Meadow Mountain Ranch Core Camp shows girls and leaders a high country camp experience to remember         

Submitted by Penny Roberts

Estes Park

Northern & Northeastern Colorado

Core Camp is a special chance for Girl Scout troops to come together for a sampling of all the various activities that make Girl Scout Camp one of the most fun and valuable experiences ever!  If your girls and leaders are camping novices, Core Camp’s experienced volunteer staff will help all of you gain the skills and find all the fun and excitement that camp has to offer.  If your troop has been to camp before, Core Camp offers a variety of activities that may expand your horizons.

Here are some of the things that happened at MMR’s Core Camp this July: hike to Hercules, cookout, archery, nature activities, outdoor skills and orienteering, crafts, flag ceremony, opening and closing campfires, story time, skits and sing-alongs, kapers, and more.

Co-Directors of Core Camp, Jennifer (“Wally”) Hayes and Wendy (“Zoot”) Roberts combined their years of experience to lead the way and keep things on track and were able to answer questions and solve challenges.  Jenny (“Coon”) Schmitz was our Program Director and crafts expert par excellence.  Penny (“Pan”) Roberts was happy to return to her previous coveted position of Nature Director and Linda Robinson rounded out the Planning Committee, filling in where needed and enjoying the ride herself.

Of course, Core Camp would never be successful without fantastic food, and Susan Baker and her Ft. Collins older girl troop came through with flying colors.  Because of the fire ban the cookout held in the units allowed everyone to experience the use of Coleman propane stoves for cooking.  Nevertheless, the chicken and dumplings and the scrambled brownies were a general big hit.  The traditional s’mores were served without fail to the campfires via the delivery system from the oven in the lodge to the Green Cathedral for all to enjoy. THANKS to all of them for smiling through the never-ending cycles of meals and clean-up.

Next year’s Core Camps are already on the schedule, so plan ahead and join us for another chance to experience Meadow Mountain Ranch’s magic!

July 14 – 16 (2 nights) and July 21 – 24 (3 nights) are the dates.  Cookie Credits can be used.  Some financial aid is available.  The sky is the limit to the fun and good solid camp time in the Colorado high country.  Program aids are encouraged to use their skills to help out with all activities on camp.   Contact us any time at meadowmountaincorecamp@gmail.com.  Watch the camp brochure for more details.  Hope to see you there next summer!