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Girl Scout overnight camp near Woodland Park, Colorado

Outdoor Skills Patch Webinar

Thank you to all who joined Girl Scouts of Colorado for the Outdoor Skills Patch webinar! The recording is now available on the GSCO YouTube channel.

Thank you to the Reach for the Peak team for joining us to talk about their program as a great way to apply the skills learned through this patch program! Reach for the Peak is a competition-based program for Cadettes – Ambassadors and is hosted at Sky High Ranch every summer. Train as a troop to compete against other troops across the state in skills like knot tying, fire building, first aid, and more! For more information about Reach for the Peak, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Reach-for-the-Peak-246932074239/

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.

Troop Days at Camp: Registration for Winter and Spring is Now Open

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Troop Days at camp in fall 2020 were such a hit that we are excited to offer them for winter and spring! Once again, troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs.

Visit Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut in Colorado Springs and spend a half day connecting with your troop and building outdoor skills with programs in archery, teambuilding, guided hikes, and outdoor skills. Programs are available from 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Fees are $15/ girl and adults are free.

Visit Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey or Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park and spend a full day with lunch included enjoying the beautiful camp properties! Troops can participate in programs ranging from wizarding magic to barnyard exploration to adventure survival and curious clues! Registration includes cold lunch for all guests, and the opportunity for parents/ caregivers who are driving girls to enjoy refreshments and WiFi in our dining hall while the troop is experiencing and participating in program. Tagalongs/siblings are welcome, however must always be supervised by parent/caregiver and will not be allowed to participate in camp activities. Fees are $45/Girl Scout, free for adults. (Sky High Ranch is also offering a shortened and lower cost Sunday option).

Visit Meadow Mountain Ranch and spend a full day in outdoor exploration programs around the property, building outdoor skills, and hiking through meadows. Parents/caregivers who are driving girls may relax in the lodge while the troop is participating in programs. Lunch is not provided. Fees are $35/girls and free for adults.

Read all about the program options, pricing, and dates here. For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines, and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQ’s here.

Questions? Email property.reservations@gscolorado.org.

Coming Soon: Meadow Mountain Ranch will soon be available for Girl Scout groups to use for day hikes, and the Nature Trail and accompanying patch program. We are currently monitoring fire conditions in the Meadow Mountain Ranch area, but look for a blog post with the details on how to reserve the Meadow Mountain Ranch Nature Trail when it opens for troop and Girl Scout group use later this month!

NOTE: Given the developing and quickly changing nature of COVID-19 in our communities, GSCO reserves the right to cancel any Troop Day program at any point if there is a concern for the health and safety of staff or participants. Additionally, as we head into the winter season, if the weather makes road travel to camp unsafe or is determined to be unsafe for participants to be outside, we also reserve the right to cancel a program. If we need to cancel a Troop Day program, all registered participants will be given a full refund and we will work with the group leader to reschedule the program.

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.

Troop Days at Camp: New Outdoor Programs Offered at GSCO Properties

Starting September 12, 2020, troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs!

Visit Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut in Colorado Springs and spend a half day connecting with your troop and building your outdoor skills with programs in archery, Trail Adventure badge, guided hikes, outdoor art, and others. Programs are available from either a 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Fees are $15/ girl and adults are free.

Visit Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey or Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park and spend a full day with lunch included enjoying the beautiful camp properties! Troops can participate in programs ranging from Wizarding or Fun at the Farm to Life Sized Games, Camp Fun Day and Adventure/Survival! Registration includes cold lunch for all guests, and the opportunity for guardian/parent(s) who are driving girls up to enjoy refreshments and WiFi in our dining hall while the troop is experiencing and participating in program. Taglongs/siblings are welcome, however must always be supervised by parent/guardian and will not be allowed to participate in camp activities. Fees are $45/Girl Scout, free for adults.

Visit Meadow Mountain Ranch and spend a full day in outdoor exploration programs around the property, building outdoor skills, and hiking through meadows. Parents/guardians who are driving girls up may relax in the lodge while the troop is participating in programs. Lunch is not provided. Fees are $35/girls and free for adults.

Read about all the program options here!

For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQ’s here.

Questions? Email property.reservations@gscolorado.org.

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.

Grand Junction Girl Scouts Receive Camp Boxes

Juniors from Troop 13497 in Grand Junction are among the Girl Scouts statewide who ordered and received one of GSCO’s camp-in-a-box experiences! Most of the girls chose a Harry Potter-themed box from Tomahawk Ranch. Their troop leader even organized a special pick-up event at a local park for the girls to get their boxes and open them together.

Both Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch are offering a FOURTH camp-in-a-box experience! Sky High Ranch has a “Fairy Garden” box for campers who miss the magic of camp fairies! To learn what’s inside the “Fairy Garden” box and order yours, use this link. Missing the magic of the annual Colorado summer Renaissance Festival? Tomahawk Ranch is here to help! To learn what’s inside this camp box and order yours, use this link. The deadline to order both boxes is August 31, 2020. 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!

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.

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.