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Girl Scout builds confidence at Sky High Ranch

Submitted by Sarah D.

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Beulah

My daughter was thrilled to be able to participate in high-adventure programs through Girl Scouts of Colorado now that she has bridged to Cadettes. She had an amazing experience at Sky High Ranch this summer. She had already done some rock climbing, both indoors and out, before attending the “Rock It!” session. While there, she learned more about climbing and safety, and she learned to belay.

Thank you Sky High Ranch! My daughter learned how to safely belay. When we took our kids to an indoor climbing gym this week, she was able to pass the belaying test and belayed her brothers. She was so proud of herself, and they were amazed. Thanks for helping build my girl’s confidence!

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Camp Registration Round 2!

After our camp registration launch on January 18, sessions are filling quickly! We look at sessions that are selling well, and sessions that are not a hit with campers. We maximize sessions and create new options, expand grade levels, and open more space in popular sessions. Here is a list of changes that launch March 1 at 9:00 a.m., register for one of these new spaces. Already registered in another session? Contact a registration specialist after March 1 at 9:00 a.m. at 877-404-5708 and they can transfer your camper(s) into the session of their choice.

Sky High Ranch Sessions!

SH02 Sky High Safari 6/10-6/15, ACCEPTING JUNIORS! Swing like a monkey on the low ropes course, swim like a fish at the pond, run like a zebra on the sports field! Get to know Sky High Ranch’s “wild and exotic” animals and create your own creature. Take a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Bring your favorite animal costume for Animals on Safari camp parade and dance party. There is time for other camp activities. This camp does not include zip line.

SH07 Ranch Hands 6/10-6/15, SPACES ADDED! Be a pioneer in the Old West! Turn back time and learn basics of homesteading. Spend your days caring for the farm animals and tending the garden. Collect eggs, make butter and ice cream, and take the miniature donkeys for a nature hike. Learn the basics of training animals. Plant and harvest herbs and other garden treats, and plant a garden-to-go! Use projects from the farm and garden to create DIY crafts. Includes an hour long, off-site horseback trail ride. There is time for general activities. This camp does not include zip line.

SH14 Night Howlers 6/17-22, SPACES ADDED! Forget bedtime – get ready to prowl camp at night while everyone is asleep! See what comes alive at night while you play games with glow sticks, star gaze, and create your own star map. Build your own “den” (shelter) and sleep in it for a night! Visit a habitat for endangered animals at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide. Protect wolf habitats by completing a service project. Groom the goats, take the mini-donkeys on a walk, and learn to take care of a barn. There is time for general activities. This camp does not include zip line.

NEW! SH17 Dream It, Design It, Do It! 6/17-22, ACCEPTING CADETTES TO AMBASSADORS! Are you a crafty, DIY guru? Do you have so many boards on Pinterest you can’t keep them straight?! Spend a week at camp trying everything you’ve ever wanted to explore – from woodworking and leather, to painting and crochet. This camp includes an optional trip on the zip line and other camp activities. Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

SH18 Adventure Olympics 6/17-22, ACCEPTING CADETTES! Are you ready to run across fields like Alex Morgan and tumble like Simone Biles? Try the Sky High Adventure Olympics! Events include: the zip line dash, individual vertical crawl (rock climbing), and a trip with your team to compete in an equestrian event (a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride). Take aim at the archery range and hone your skills, preparing you to hit gold! At Upper Pond, you can swim laps and practice to be the next Katie Ledecky. Then, hop into a canoe to paddle your way to victory! There is time for general activities. Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

NEW SH22 Water Fillies 6/24-29, ACCEPTING CADETTES! Sometimes a cowgirl just loves to cool off from a day at the barn with a dip in the pond! Split your time between the pond and the barn. You’ll canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard, and groom, feed and play with our animals. Learn basic farm care. Spend time doing farm crafts and activities like making butter, lucky horseshoes and more. There is time for general camp activities! This camp includes a one-hour off-site horseback ride. This camp does not include the zip line. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge.

SH27 SHR Canoe Expedition 6/24-7/3, CHANGE IN REQUIREMENTS! The ultimate flat water adventure for experienced canoers (must have canoe trip experience such as Pond Hoppers). At this 9-day camp, we’ll spend the first few days at camp refreshing skills and pack our bags for a 6-day, out of state trip. Campers will get to do zip line, rock climbing, low ropes, and archery before they head out on this canoe adventure! Campers and their families will receive a detailed itinerary three-weeks before camp. Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

NEW! SH32 Mischief Managed 7/1-3, FOR CADETTES! You’ve been accepted to the mystical and magical Sky High Ranch! Come ready for mischief and mayhem – learn to fly down the zip line, make your own enchanted cape, become a water Quidditch pro, and create your own potions and spells. Learn how to create fire, and enjoy a delicious treat. Remember to bring and wear your magical apparel! Campers must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

NEW! SH335 Muggle Adventure 7/1-3, FOR CADETTES, SENIORS & AMBASSADORS! For those of us no-majs who can’t fly or leap over buildings, join us for a short trip (3-day camp!) into the world of high adventure magic. Practice flying and vertical ascension like a Muggle, no magic required. Adventure Sampler: includes zip line, rock climbing, boating/swimming, must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure campers do not get stuck mid-zip.

SH36 Sky High Explorers 7/11-13, SPACES ADDED! Try Sky High Ranch! Explore camp and make new friends, sing around the campfire, visit the barnyard, create crafts, dabble in sports, take a nature walk, make s’mores and more! How much fun can we fit into three days? Does not include a zip line.

NEW SH44 Rustic Whitewater Adventure 7/15-20, FOR CADETTES, SENIORS & AMBASSADORS! Ready…set…let’s go backpacking! Not for the faint of heart! Be prepared for a journey along trails in Colorado. Start at Sky High, where you’ll do activities like low ropes and zip line. Then, you’ll strap on your backpack with your gear and food, and head out on the trail for a 3- to 4-night adventure. Culminates with a whitewater rafting trip down one of Colorado’s beautiful rivers! Campers must be at least 60 lbs. so they do not get stuck mid-zip. Campers should be prepared to carry a pack that weighs 25% of their body weight and hike five to seven miles/day. SHR can provide backpacking equipment.

SH45 Sky High Safari 7/15-20, ACCEPTING JUNIORS! Swing like a monkey on the low ropes course, swim like a fish at the pond, run like a zebra on the sports field! Get to know Sky High Ranch’s farm animals and create your own crazy creature. Take a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo learn about animals of the world. Bring your favorite animal costume for Animals on Safari camp parade and dance party. There is time for other camp activities. Does not include the zip line.

SH49 District 14 7/15-20, SPACES ADDED! Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills and learning new skills like canoeing and zip lining. Learn how to care for archery equipment, understand how to sight and aim, and shoot compound and recurve bows. Form alliances and help your team capture the cornucopia. A night under the stars increases your odds of becoming a victor. Must be at least 60 lbs. to not get stuck mid-zip.

SH53 #EpicQuest 7/22-27, ACCEPTING JUNIORS! Seeking adventure, mystery, and challenge? Take an epic quest! Use your senses to discover mysteries of camp, and learn survival and camping techniques. Listen to the world around you on a nature hike. Look at the beautiful night sky and sleep under the stars. Hug a nearby tree (will you find one that smells like butterscotch or vanilla?) Use your hands to build a shelter, and taste some delicious treats along the way. There is time for general activities. Does not include a zip line.

SH60 Mountain Wheelers 7/22-27, ACCEPTING CADETTES! What do you get when you cross a mountain bike, scooter and skateboard? A Diggler! Tackle Sky High’s terrain like you would on a mountain bike and carve turns like on a skateboard! Create an obstacle course, and test your Diggler skills. Spend time at the zip line! Foster your dare-devil instincts – take a trip to a nearby high ropes course and do team challenges! Campers must be at least 60 lbs. to ensure not get stuck mid-zip.

Tomahawk Ranch Sessions!

TR05 Designers 6/10-15, SPACES ADDED! Create works of art through fashion, woodworking, and cooking. Try upcycling to repurpose old objects into something new. Learn pottery skills and how to paint like a professional artist. Use food to enhance your decorating and garnishing skills. There is time for other camp activities. Campers stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

NEW! TR22 Amazing Treasure Race 6/24-29, FOR JUNIORS! Navigate with a compass, map, GPS, trail markers and the stars. Embark on an adventure to locate hidden treasures using orienteering skills. Design geocaches and create a course for future Tomahawk campers. There is time for other camp activities. Campers stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

NEW! TR27 Once Upon a Time 6/24-29, FOR SENIORS AND AMBASSADORS! Pirates, heroes, heroines, space explorers, princesses, mice, ducks, villains, and every character in between- spend the week dressing up in costume, braving your skills at archery, hiking to Totey Pride Rock, searching for Tomahawk treasure, exploring the stars, learning to waltz and more! Campers will go on an off-site trip to experience a local zip line tour. Gain grit, grace and celebrate the best mouse around! Campers stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms and showers.

New Day Partner Camp!

Highlands Ranch Horseback Day Camp week 1 June 25-29, week 2 July 16-20, FOR JUNIORS AND CADETTES! Calling all horse lovers! GSCO is excited to partner with the Highlands Ranch Community Recreation Association (HCRA) Horseback Program to offer Girl Scouts a week of horseback camps. HCRA will offer a special “Girl Scout week” at their licensed horseback camp, where Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about horses through horse grooming, handling, riding skills, equine knowledge and arena and trail rides! Girls will earn the junior horseback badge – no riding experience required. Fee: $420/week; camp runs from 9am to 4pm, Monday – Friday; for this first year, registration is through the HCRA. Questions? Contact anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

 

Junior and Cadette three-day spaces added at Sky High Ranch

Looking for something for your Cadette or Junior to do on the week of July 4th? Look no further! We have new spaces available for Girl Scout Cadettes and Juniors at Sky High Ranch from July 5-7, 2017 at the following sessions:

SH34 Sky High Sampler: Sample all Sky High Ranch has to offer! Learn the art of aiming at archery and take a trip on the zip! You’ll make a fun craft and new friends! Take a nature hike on the way to Upper Pond, where you will paddle your way across in a canoe. Campers must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

SH35 Wizarding World of Beasts: The Wizarding World at Sky High is complete with fantastic beasts, mystical creatures, and days and nights full of magical enchantments. Get a chance to groom a thestral or hunt for dragon eggs. You’ll even learn to tame a wild hippogriff! Experience a magical camp like no other! Shop in Diagon Ranch Alley, test your courage defending against the Dark Arts, and mingle with other wizards at the Leaky Sky Cauldron. Don’t forget to bring and wear your wizarding or magical apparel! This camp does not include zip line.

Cost: $310 early bird, $335 if balance of fees are paid after May 1.

Register and pay your fees prior to April 30 at 11:59 p.m. to lock in early bird pricing!  (include registration link for “register and pay your fees”

 

 

Fun, new day camps looking for volunteers

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Cadette Troop 63572 is helping to organize two day camps in the Broomfield area this summer. We are looking for PA’s, PAI’s and adult volunteers to help with the camp.

Our site is open for registration for volunteers now! Visit us at www.scoutingforfun.com.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Camps for Seniors and Ambassadors

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Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts have so many options at summer camp. They can go to our most adventurous camp sessions to hone their outdoors skills, they can go on extended trips, and they have amazing options with Troop Camps (new High Adventure Troop Camp!) and Family Camps too. Whatever the camp, Seniors and Ambassadors are bound to make lifelong friends and build skills that will come in handy as they grow into adulthood. Register your Girl Scout for camp now! Review camp sessions. Here is a list of open sessions at our camps at this time:

Adventure camps are a hit with Seniors and Ambassadors! They provide a level of challenge and skill mastery in a community atmosphere of support.
TR27 TARDIS
TR39 Expedition Wild! (12-days! Perfect for the girl that never wants to leave camp!)

Is horseback riding your thing? Seniors and Ambassadors can take a Colorado horseback adventure. In this trip, girls will take a 3-day, 2-night adventure on horseback. They’ll then spend 3 days on a working ranch at cowgirl camp. One day will be spent whitewater rafting.
TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure

Three-day camps offer Seniors and Ambassadors a taste of camp without the huge time commitment! We know Cadettes often have busy summers, but there is still time for camp!
SH34 Wizarding World of Beasts (3-day)
TR45 Tri Wizard (3-day)

Leadership sessions enable trained Program Aides and Counselors In Training to further their skills leading girls and programs at camp. Program Aide should be completed during the Cadette years and then allows girls to register as a PA at Overnight Camp once they are entering 9th grade. CIT’s must complete a training their first year, and then continue their leadership with CIT 2 the second or third year after that. Our CIT 1 sessions are full at this time.
SH09, SH20, SH30, SH46, SH58, SH67 PA
SH11, SH21, SH32, SH48, SH59, SH69 CIT 2

Troop Camps are a fun for Seniors and Ambassadors to camp with their troop and leaders. At Troop Camps, meals, activities and lodging in camp cabins or tabins is included. At Troop Camp, you’ll experience sisterhood with other troops from around Colorado (and maybe beyond!)
SH35 Sky High Troop Camp
TC01, TC03, TC04, TC07 MMR Troop Camp
TC044, TC074 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp
TC05 Camp Jackson Troop Camp
TC06 Western Slope Troop Camp

Do you like to camp, and love the outdoors? Show off your skills! Reach for the Peak, is an annual outdoor skills competition that is 29 years strong. Do you and your troop have what it takes? Reach for the Peak is at Sky High Ranch on August 12-14. The Reach for the Peak Tickler gives troops a practice day of the skills before for the big event on June 4, 2016.

Family Camps allow Seniors and Ambassadors and their parents to experience Girl Scout Camp together (maybe for one last time if they are graduating!). Create memories at camp together where you’ll have delicious camp food, sleep in camp cabins together, and get to do fun camp activities too.

FC01 Lazy Acres Me and My Guy FC03 Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Family FC04 Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Guy

Register now for Girl Scout Camp!
Review camp sessions.
Reserve a Girl Scouts of Colorado Property for your troop/group! Check out Travel Opportunities for Girl Scouts!
Pay camp balances with CampInTouch, with a Cookie Credit Card or a Gift Card prior to April 30 to lock in Early Bird Pricing!

Camps for Cadettes

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Cadette Girl Scouts have a variety of options at summer camp. Whether it’s hiking to the top of a mountain, or soaring down the zipline, adventure and challenge are an essential piece of camp. Girls connect with each other and nature in an atmosphere like no other. Where else is it all girls, for girls, all the time? Register your Girl Scout for camp now! Review camp sessions. Here is a list of open sessions at our camps at this time:

Adventure camps are a hit with Cadettes! They provide a level of challenge and skill mastery in a community atmosphere of support.
NEW SH165 Iron Chef SHR
SH19, NEW SH435 Adventure Olympics
SH63 Legends of Archery
SH535 District 14
SH54 Pioneers
TR06, TR26 Arrows
TR07 Survivor
TR08 Storytellers
TR16 Olympians
NEW TR405 The Dark Side

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Farm based camps offer Cadettes a chance to build confidence while working with animals and in our greenhouse. They include horseback riding at nearby stables.
SH17 SH29 Ranch Hands

Water based camps offer new challenges and friends. It’s “cool” to build your water based skills at camp. In our land locked state, this is the place to be for Cadettes this summer.
SH28, SH56 Pond Hoppers
TR25 Pirate Splash

Zipline camps offer a bit of thrill and challenge. Girls are faced with team dilemmas on the low ropes course and then get to zip once a day (weather permitting). Girls must be at least 60lbs to avoid getting stuck mid-zip.
SH55, SH64 Zip Life

Is horseback riding your thing? Cadettes entering 7th grade through Ambassadors can take a Colorado horseback adventure. In this trip, girls will take a 3-day, 2-night adventure on horseback. They’ll then spend 3 days on a working ranch at cowgirl camp. One day will be spent whitewater rafting.
TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure

Twelve-day camps offer Cadettes an extended time at camp. Who doesn’t want to spend more time building outdoor skills and lifelong friendships at the same time?
TR34 Mocking Jay (12-day)
TR35 H2O (12-day)
TR37 Girl v Zombies (12-day)
TR38 TR’s Go Pro (12-day)

Three-day camps offer Cadettes a taste of camp without the huge time commitment! We know Cadettes often have busy summers, but there is still time for camp!
TR01 Tri Tom (3-day)
TR45 Tri Wizard (3-day)

Troop Camps are a fun for Cadettes to camp with their troop and leaders. At Troop Camps, meals, activities and lodging in camp cabins or tabins is included. At Troop Camp, you’ll experience sisterhood with other troops from around Colorado (and maybe beyond!) Troop camps include activities, lodging and food at beautiful camp locations.
SH35 Sky High Troop Camp
TC01, TC03, TC04, TC07 MMR Troop Camp
NEW THIS YEAR! TC044, TC074 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp
TC02 Outdoor Cooking Troop Camp
TC05 Camp Jackson Troop Camp
TC06 Western Slope Troop Camp

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Do you like to camp, and love the outdoors? Show off your skills! Reach for the Peak, is an annual outdoor skills competition that is 29 years strong. Do you and your troop have what it takes? Reach for the Peak is at Sky High Ranch on August 12-14. The Reach for the Peak Tickler gives troops a practice day of the skills before for the big event on June 4, 2016.

Family Camps allow Cadettes and their parents to experience Girl Scout Camp together. Create memories at camp together where you’ll have delicious camp food, sleep in camp cabins together, and get to do fun camp activities too.
FC01 Lazy Acres Me and My Guy
FC03 Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Family
FC04 Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Guy

Register now for Girl Scout Camp! Review camp sessions.
Reserve a Girl Scouts of Colorado Property for your troop/group! Check out Travel Opportunities for Girl Scouts!
Pay camp balances with CampInTouch, with a Cookie Credit Card or a Gift Card prior to April 30 to lock
in Early Bird Pricing!

Camps for Juniors

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Junior Girl Scouts have a blast when they go to camp. They can go by themselves, with a buddy or “truddy” (a Girl Scout camp word for three-person buddy group), with their troop, or with their family. Register your Girl Scout for camp now! Review camp sessions, including dates and rates here. Here is a list of open sessions at our camps at this time:

Water based sessions challenge Juniors and allow them to have fun and cool off during the hot summer months.
SH02 Anchors Away
SH12 Boatload of fun
SH23, SH49 Canoe Crazy
SH40 Peaks to Ponds
TR13 Salamanders

Adventure camps offer Juniors a chance to sleep and cook out, enjoy time outdoors with new friends, and do many of the other activities at camp such as crafts, archery, sports and more!
SH03 Mystery Mountain
SH13, SH50 District 14
NEW SH155, SH25 Night Ninjas
NEW SH445 TV Game Shows
SH52 Sky High Ranch Pentathlon
SH61 Girl v Zombie
TR04 The Olympians
TR23 Scout vs Wild

Camps that offer zipline experiences challenge girls to grow on their own and as a team with their cabin and unit. Girls must weigh at least 60lbs to avoid getting stuck mid-zip.
SH04, SH26 Zippers

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Camps with horseback riding and farm activities are a hit with Juniors who love animals. Girls love working with animals in our barn and gardening in our green houses. Sometimes they get to eat what they harvest. Girls take horseback trail rides at a stable nearby.
SH14, NEW SH515 Farm Fillies
SH24, SH62 Hay Day at the Barnyard

Three-day camps are an action packed option for Juniors who are new to camp or have only a few days available to enjoy Girl Scout Camps during their summer schedule.
SH33 Wizarding World of Beasts (3-day)
NEW SH345 Sky High Sampler – Junior (3-day)
SH39 Sky High Explorers (3-day)
TR01 Tri Tom (3-day)
TR45 Tri Wizarding (3-day)

Twelve-day camps offer girls an extended period of skill building and increased opportunities for personal growth and development. Juniors who love camp create strong bonds with fellow campers and nature at these camps.
TR31 Dusty Boots (12-day)
TR32 I <3 Camp (12-day)

Troop Camps are a fun for Juniors to camp with their troop and troop leaders. At Troop Camps, meals, activities and lodging in camp cabins or tabins is included. At Troop Camp, you’ll experience sisterhood with other troops from around Colorado (and maybe beyond!)

SH35 Sky High Troop Camp
TC01, TC03, TC04, TC07 MMR Troop Camp
TC044, TC074 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp
TC02 Outdoor Cooking Troop Camp
TC05 Camp Jackson Troop Camp
TC06 Western Slope Troop Camp

Do you like to camp, and love the outdoors? Show off your skills! Reach for the Peak, is an annual outdoor skills competition that is 29 years strong. Do you and your troop have what it takes? Reach for the Peak is troops of Cadettes to Ambassadors. If your troop wants to do it as Cadettes, check it out this summer (even if you’re not Bridging until after next year). Reach for the Peak is at Sky High Ranch on August 12-14. The Reach for the Peak Tickler gives troops a practice day of the skills before for the big event on June 4, 2016.

Family Camps allow Juniors and their parents to experience Girl Scout Camp together. Create memories at camp together where you’ll have delicious camp food, sleep in camp cabins together, and get to do fun camp activities too.
FC01 Lazy Acres Me and My Guy
FC03 Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Family
FC04 Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Guy

Register now for Girl Scout Camp! Review camp sessions. Reserve a Girl Scouts of Colorado Property for your troop/group! Check out Travel Opportunities for Girl Scouts! Pay camp balances with CampInTouch, with a Cookie Credit Card or a Gift Card prior to April 30 to lock in Early Bird Pricing!

Camp Sessions for Brownies

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There are many fun options for Brownies at Girl Scouts of Colorado Summer camps. At this time, here are some wonderful options for your Brownie Girl Scout. Daisies bridging to Brownies this spring or fall will be eligible for these camps.

Register now for an open session. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here.

These three sessions at Sky High Ranch are water based and will make a splash with Brownie Girl Scouts!
NEW SH12 Boatload of Fun
NEW SH23 & NEW SH60 Canoe Crazy

Three-day sessions ease brownies (and their parents!) into the summer camp experience. Once they attend for three days, they’ll want to come back the next summer for more!
NEW SH335 Sky High Explorer
TR01 Tri Tom

Girls will spend lots of time in the Sky High Ranch Barn barn at this camp for Brownies.
SH49 Animal Adventures

Troop Camps are for troops and their leaders who enjoy camping in sisterhood with other Girl Scout troops!
SH35 Sky High Troop Camp
TC01, TC03, TC04, TC07 MMR Troop Camp
TC044, TC074 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp
TC02 Outdoor Cooking Troop Camp
TC05 Camp Jackson Troop Camp
TC06 Western Slope Troop Camp

Family Camps allow parents to enjoy a camp experience with their Brownie. Don’t think it’s only Brownies that come! Many families return year after year and are hooked on our family camps! Family camps include lodging, food and amazing Girl Scout camp program led by our all star staff.
FC01 Lazy Acres Me and My Guy
FC03 Me & My Family at Tomahawk Ranch
FC04 Me & My Guy at Tomahawk Ranch
Register now for Girl Scout Camp!
Review camp sessions.
Reserve a Girl Scouts of Colorado Property for your troop/group!
Check out Travel Opportunities for Girl Scouts!
Pay camp balances with CampInTouch, with a Cookie Credit Card or a Gift Card prior to April 30 to lock in Early Bird Pricing!

New Camp Sessions & Changes

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Camp registration has been open since December 9, and our camp directors have worked to open spaces in more popular sessions. Register now for an open session. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here.

New sessions added since the camp mailer was delivered to Girl Scouts in November:

Day Camp

DC0481 Babysitting Boot Camp: 6/20-24, Cadette – Ambassador. The American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in babysitter training prepares you to be the best sitter on the block. Eight in ten parents said they’d pay more for a trained babysitter certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business and learn how to be a safe, professional & reliable sitter. You’ll learn about children’s ages & stages of development, how to hold & feed infants, & how to change diapers. You’ll learn pediatric CPR, first aid, & business savvy. You’ll learn how to handle asthma, inhalers, allergic reactions & EpiPens, while having fun at day camp! For girls ages 11-17. Must be 11 by the last day of camp. At the Colorado Adventure Point in Lakewood.

Troop Camp

TC03 MMR Troop Camp June 17-19 & TC038 MMR Troop Camp Adult Volunteer, Daisy – Adult, Explore the wonders of Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark at Troop Camp. This troop camp offers tabin lodging, meals (Sun dinner – Tues. brunch + snacks), and activities: archery, hiking, teambuilding, outdoor cooking, campfires and more! Programming is led by GSCO staff; troops are supervised by their leaders. The 2 Adults meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints are free. Each troop must have an adult who has completed Overnight Training and an adult who is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Trip & Travel

TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure 7/24-30, Cadettes entering 7th & 8th grade NEW, Seniors, Ambassador, This is an amazing adventure for the horse lover. Starting at Sky High Ranch. we’ll get to know each other and plan our week. We’ll then travel to Bear Basin Ranch outside of Westcliffe where the group goes on a 3 day, 2 night horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, followed by 3 days at “cowgirl camp” where we’ll learn how to ranch, rope & ride. One day is spent whitewater rafting! Pick up will be in Colorado Springs. Girls must be 12 or older. Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Tomahawk Ranch Camps

TR08 Story Tellers 6/12-17, Cadette, Spaces Added! Become part of your favorite books and stories!! Are you an avid reader who loves reading works by new authors? This camp is for girls who love a good story teller, and have active imaginations. We’ll step into some of your favorite books, making your stories come to life. There will be time for general activities too.

TR405 The Dark Side 7/10-21, Cadette, In a land far far away…while the rest of camp is in the light, you will experience camp in the dark! Take over camp at night and learn the secrets of our universe.  Stay up with the stars and sleep in late. Create your own lightsaber and master Darth mind tricks! There will be time for general camp activities too!!

Sky High Ranch Camps

SH12 Boatload of Fun 6/19-6/24, Brownie (NEW!), Junior, Get ready to sample all types of boats – kayaks to canoes to stand up paddle boards! Weather permitting, groups will boat every day and take a day-trip to practice skills. Lounging lake-side and swimming are a must! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include the zipline.

SH155 Night Ninjas 6/19-24, Junior, Night ninjas are known for their camp stealth and adventure! Try your hand at Glow in the Dark Archery, Sleep-in Breakfasts, and Star Gazing.  “You didn’t see anything…!” There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zip line.

SH165 Iron Chef SHR 6/19-24, Cadette, Prepare yourself for an EPIC cooking competition!! Girls will learn outdoor cooking techniques and then battle in teams for the title of Team Master Chefs. The competitions will be filmed and the drama will be shown at the end of the week. Your team will be challenged with secret ingredients and courses. So now Sky High Ranch, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say to you in the words of Ruddy: Allez cuisine! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zip line.

SH23 6/26-7/1 & SH60 7/24-29 Canoe Crazy, Brownie (NEW!), Junior, Crazy about boating? Travel offsite to nearby lakes to kayak, sail, stand up paddle board & swim! Build your own boat & race in the 2nd annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include a zip line.

SH335 Sky High Ranch Brownie Explorer 7/6-7/8, Brownie, Try Sky High Ranch! Explore camp & make new friends, sing around the campfire, visit the barnyard, create crafts, dabble in sports, take a nature walk, make s’mores & more! Does not include zip line.

SH345 Sky High Ranch Junior Sampler 7/6-7/8, Junior, Sample all that Sky High has to offer; dabble in archery, take a trip on the zip, do crafts, make new friends, canoe and more! Campers must be at least 60lbs to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

SH435 Sky High Ranch Adventure Olympics 7/10-7/15, Cadette, Test your mettle at the First Annual Sky High Adventure Olympics! Events include: zipline, rock climbing, one-hour off-site trail ride, swimming, canoeing, and archery. There will be time for general activities too.

SH445 TV Game Shows 7/10-7/15, Cadette, Want to play TV game shows rather than just watch them? Discover your ninja warrior, race for the clues, learn to survive in the wild, become a fashionista, discover your talent in “Sky High Ranch Has Talent” and so much more! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zipline.

SH515 Farm Fillies 7/17-7/22, Junior, Farm animals are what it’s all about! Spend your days with Sky High’s animals, grooming & feeding them, then join us for an ol’ fashioned hoe-down with dancing, goodies & more! (Includes a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride.) There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zipline.

SH535 District 14 7/17-22, Cadette, Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills; master other pursuits like canoeing and ziplining! A night under the stars increases your odds of becoming a victor. Participants must be at least 60 lbs to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

Camps cancelled due to lack of interest. Our extended registration season for camp enables us to find just the right mix of programs and interests for girls at Girl Scout Camps!
SH15 & SH43 InTents
SH16 Boatload of Fun
SH34 Wizarding World of Beasts
SH44 Legends of Archery
SH53 Boating Assistant
SH52 Sky High Base Camp
SH53 Boating Assistant
TC014 High Adventure Troop Camp
TC034 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro
TC038 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro – adult
TR18 Novel Idea
TR40 Deep Blue Sea

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Why Send My Daughter to Girl Scout Camp?

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Well the answer is not simple. It is so much more than to just “have fun.”

Based on our 2015 survey results the BEST part about summer camp for our parents was #1: “my camper’s experience” and #2: “my camper learning independence and self-sufficiency”

We strive at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s summer camps, to make your child’s experience at summer camp the whole package, full of campfires, friends, songs, caring camp counselors, activities, fun and personal development.

It has been shown that summer camp helps to increase the qualities within girls such as: communication, self-awareness, self-sufficiency, independence, respect, confidence and a sense of adventure.

Five Great Reasons Parents Send Their Kids to Camp” from the Sunshine Parenting blog, is about the impact camp has on children regarding their social skills. Research they had done reported that 95% of children surveyed said they had an overall improvement of social skills. And unsurprisingly, all campers (100%) reported making new friends at camp, with 99% of campers’ parents reporting the same.

Learn more about relating a child’s happiness & increase in social skills to their time at summer camp in this American Camp Association article.

Camp offers opportunities which can be difficult to come by-the chance to shoot an arrow, to hike to the mountain top, to sing around a campfire while making s’mores, to ride a horse, to go fishing, to go rafting, to fly across a zip line and to make lifelong friends.

So, why send your daughter to camp? Because it’s GREAT for her mind, body and soul.

Register your daughter now for Girl Scout camp!

This article was written by Monica “Obi Joe” Gray, Camp Director at Tomahawk Ranch.