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Camp Box from Sky High Ranch

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Pikes Peak

Pagosa Springs

Sage from Pagosa Springs was planning to attend Girl Scout Camp for the very first time this year at Sky High Ranch. The camp was canceled, but Sage was surprised by her parents with the Aspen Art Box and a camping trip nearby Sky High Ranch.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

New Camp Boxes Now Available from Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch

Bring some of the fun of Girl Scout Camp home! Both Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch are offering NEW camp-in-a-box experiences for August 2020.

Sky High Ranch has a “Fairy Garden” box for campers who miss the magic of camp fairies! This special, limited edition box is full of magic, fantasy, and woodland mischief. Camp fairies picked their favorite activities for a box designed especially for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Older Girl Scouts may order this box as well. To learn more about what’s inside the “Fairy Garden” box and order yours, use this link. The deadline to order is August 31.

Missing the magic of the annual Colorado summer Renaissance Festival? Tomahawk Ranch is here to help with a box designed for Juniors to Ambassadors. Younger Girl Scouts may order this box as well. To learn more about what’s inside and order yours, use this link. The deadline to order is August 31.

Both camps will mail boxes the day after the deadline with an expected arrival within seven to ten business days. The cost of each box is $50, including taxes and shipping. Quantities are limited, so order yours today!

If you have questions or run into trouble completing registration, please contact GSCO Customer Care at inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Missing Sky High Ranch

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Sage from Pagosa Springs was planning to attend Girl Scout Camp for the very first time this year at Sky High Ranch. The camp was canceled, but Sage and her family still made the trip to camp nearby and visited the Sky High Ranch entrance.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cancellation of Summer Camp 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this summer’s camp programs. Our hearts break knowing the disappointment this will cause girls, staff, and volunteers looking forward to their summer camp experience. However, the safety and well-being of girls, volunteers, and staff are always our No. 1 priority, and we feel we must take the smart and safe course.

We have been following closely the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in our state. We have consulted with medical experts, our Board of Directors, GSUSA, and other Colorado camps. All of the information points to our community being a long way away from recovery and a sort of “new normal” defining activities moving forward. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we cannot risk having girls in close group settings in the early part of this summer.

All staff-led overnight camps, family camps, and troop camps, as well as all volunteer-run day camps and troop camps are canceled through July 31. All families registered for summer camp will receive a 100% refund processed to the original form of payment. GSCO’s registration team will begin processing refunds today and during the next two weeks will be working hard to process refunds for all camp sessions. You will be notified via email once your refund is initiated.

We also acknowledge the hard work many Girl Scouts put in to sell cookies to help fund their Girl Scout camp experience. Cookie Credits used for 2020 camp programs will be reissued and mailed to the camper. Cookie Credits can be used toward camp in 2021, for other activities, or in the GSCO retail shop. It will take a minimum of three weeks for Cookie Credits to be reissued and received in the mail. Volume discounts earned by girls during this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program will be honored for the 2021 summer camp season.

If your girl is registered for a volunteer-run camp (with registration handled outside of CampInTouch), the volunteer camp director will reach out to you within a week with more information on a refund. Thank you for your patience as these camps are run by volunteers who will need time to communicate and process refunds.

We believe strongly in the importance of getting outdoors and the power of the summer camp experience. For our Outdoor Programs team, camp is not just a job, it’s a way of life. We are working on contingency plans and coming up with other fun, exciting ways to bring that experience to girls.

A big reason we are making this decision now is that we want to reduce some of the uncertainty in your lives. We know this whole situation is incredibly trying for families.

While we do have hope that we will be able to run some sort of outdoor programming in the latter half of the summer, we don’t know for sure what that will look like. We will be sending a survey to families soon to assess what type of programming might work best for you.

At this time, Girl Scouts of Colorado has not made a decision to cancel other in-person programming beyond May 31, including service unit camps and individual troop camping experiences. We will continue to listen to the medical and public health experts and use that information to guide our ongoing decisions. As always, we’re focused on doing what’s best for the well-being of girls, volunteers, and staff.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this painful and difficult time for all of us.

If you have questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouting at home: Solve this riddle from GSCO Camp Staff

Share the fun of Girl Scout Camp with your family! Girl Scouts of Colorado Camp Staff has developed a series of activities you can do with your family at home. Or, you can even share them with your Girl Scout sisters virtually. For this week’s activity, gather around the table and solve this riddle.

Four is a very magical number, all camp counselors know this to be true. All numbers, no matter how big or small, equal four. Here are a few examples for you:

  • 1: One is three, three is five, five is four, and four is four, so 4 is the magical number!
  • 15: Fifteen is seven, seven is five, five is four, four is four, so 4 is the magical number!
  • 32: Thirty-two is nine, nine is four, four is four, so 4 is the magical number!
  • 100: One hundred is ten, ten is three, three is five, five is four, four is four, so 4 is the magical number!
  • 1000: One thousand is eleven, eleven is six, six is three, three is five, five is four, four is four, so 4 is the magical number!

Can you figure out with your loved ones why four is the magic number?

Resources from Sky High Ranch’s Virtual Spring Camp

Thanks to everyone who has joined us this week for Sky High Ranch’s first-ever VIRTUAL SPRING CAMP! Since Monday, March 16, 2020, camp staff has been posting crafts, STEM projects, and more daily at @sky_high_ranch on Instagram. GSCO has tried to share as much of this content as we could on our other social media channels. If you’re looking for more of this material or just aren’t on social media, click here for the resources we’ve been utilizing during this exciting week.

Virtual Spring Camp at Sky High Ranch

Sky High Ranch is offering our first ever VIRTUAL SPRING CAMP! Due to unexpected circumstances, many Girl Scouts will be out of school and away from troops for the next few weeks. We believe it is important to maintain meaningful connections with family, friends, and our community now more than ever. Starting on Monday, follow @sky_high_ranch on Instagram for daily crafts, STEM projects, and more you can do at home.

 

Apply NOW for the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

The application deadline for the Mary Jo Jacobs Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund has been extended to March 31, 2020! Attention all Girl Scouts ages 6-18 in Garfield and Eagle counties, are you already registered or planning to attend resident camp this summer?  This annual scholarship can fund YOUR next adventure at Girl Scout Camp. Apply online at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/scholarshipapp.

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. Since 2015, eleven Girl Scouts have received full or partial scholarships to attend sessions at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch. Will your adventure begin this summer?

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is ongoing on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Many sessions are still open at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park or Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up. 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 of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

 

Live your best life at Girl Scout Camp: Registration for summer 2020 begins January 23

Girl Scout Camp is a place for ALL girls, where they can live their best life, answer the call to adventure, grow in confidence, and discover their power to change the world! For summer 2020, your girl can hike to the top of a mountain, star in an all-camp skit, spend the night in a hammock, or steer a canoe. She’ll try new things, push herself, and embrace challenges.

Girl Scouts of Colorado has sessions designed for girls entering first grade through seniors in high school at both Sky High Ranch near Colorado Springs and Tomahawk Ranch southwest of Denver. Overnight camp sessions are three days, six days, or two weeks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. January 23 on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Exciting sessions and camps are available, including:

  • “Camp Rocks” at Tomahawk Ranch- Girls will go on a rockin’ adventure that includes climbing, exploring a Colorado mine, and discovering the wonders of a cave. While at camp, they’ll learn about the natural geology and formation of rocks and minerals, discover the magic of triboluminescence, grow crystals, and collect rocks and minerals to take home.
  • “Legendary Warriors” at Sky High Ranch – Girl Scouts will learn self-defense, archery, and survival skills, as well as spend a night sleeping under the stars and practicing ancient meditation.
  • “Valkyrie” at Tomahawk Ranch- Older Girl Scouts will learn survival skills, first aid, and self-defense techniques, as well as try target sports, dabble in sword fighting, and build fires. Finally, they’ll showcase their new skills on horseback.
  • “Kayaking Adventure” at Sky High Ranch is the ultimate flatwater kayaking adventure! Older Girl Scouts will pack their paddles (and bags) for a 6-day, out-of-state trip to the Grand Tetons or Yellowstone National Parks.

The entire summer camp schedule is posted on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/). Register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

Girl Scouts of Colorado also offers day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

Corrections to GSCO’s camp mailer for Summer 2020

Girl Scouts of Colorado was recently alerted to errors in our camp mailer for Summer 2020.

  • The location for the “Focus on Canoeing” day camp for Girl Scout Juniors is Bear Creek Lake Park, not the location listed on the mailer.
  • The Open House at Sky High Ranch is April 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., not March 4.

The GSCO website been updated with the correct information. Thank you for your understanding!