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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.

“Science in the Summer” day camp: Registration is open

Submitted by Marybel Good

Metro Denver

Westminster

Register your daughter for “Science in the Summer” day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, campers will explore a different science theme including space, forensics, wildlife identification, and color science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster from June 1 – June 5, 2020. Limited extended daycare is available.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations, including a special presentation on wildlife rehabilitation. On Friday, we will host the young women of United Launch Alliance and launch rockets. Our days will include a lot of hands-on activities so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

In addition to fun science activities, your camper will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by traditional Girl Scout songs and games. Younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Camp is filling up quickly, register your camper soon!

Register for camp: https://girlscoutsciencecamp.wordpress.com/

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

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

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.

Connections: December 2019

 

 

 

 

Colorado Gives Day is December 10

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. On December 10, 2019, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation today.

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 10! Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 10.  Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.

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Summer Camp Registration opens Jan. 23

Live. Love. Camp! Girl Scout Camp is where your girl is surrounded and supported by girls, where she can go beyond dreaming to actual doing! At camp she’ll try new things, step out of her comfort zone, and embrace her curiosity. Girl Scout Camp is a girl-led, girl-friendly place where everything girls do – whether it’s climbing to the top of a mountain, leading an all-camp performance, or gathering her courage to zip down the zip line – leads to leadership.

Visit camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org to learn more about the awesome adventures we have in store for summer 2020.

Upcoming events at camp

Brunch and Barnyard with Santa

Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. or 12 p.m.

Cost: $15 (ages 4 and older), free for kids 3-years-old and younger
Bring your friends and family to Tomahawk Ranch for a delicious brunch, a visit with Santa and a fun visit to his barnyard. You can also savor sweets and lollies a plenty and warm up at the campfire with hot cocoa and cider. Don’t forget your camera for photos with Santa and his furry friends at the barn. When purchasing tickets for this event you will be able to register for your preferred time slot. An event itinerary will be provided after registration. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Deadline for registration is December 9.

Expedition and Mini Expedition Antarctica

January 17 -19, 2020

Cost: $135/person

Are you ready to test your mettle against the elements?! Join us for an introduction to winter camping at Sky High Ranch for you and your guy! This Friday-Sunday excursion will introduce cold-weather tent camping, basic survival skills, and tips and tricks of the trade. Weather depending, we will practice snow skills such as snowshoeing, shelter building, and ice fishing. If we don’t have enough snow, we’ll do more general survival skills and camp activities such as archery and farm. Our special guest instructor this year will be Jessie Krebs, head instructor at SERE Training. This camp is for girls and their significant male role model/guardian (age 18+) in her life. Girls should register with the adult male who will be attending. Adults can come with multiple girls, if desired. Limited accommodations are available for campers who wish to attend with a female adult instead.  Register now. Spaces are limited!

Is your Girl Scout ready to earn one of Girl Scouts Highest Awards

Do you know that Girl Scouts can earn one of Girl Scouts Highest Awards as early as fourth grade? Every Girl Scout goes above and beyond to make a difference in her community and the greater world. And the skills and experiences she gains along the way set her up for special recognition through the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

Gold Award: The mark of the truly remarkable
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—and it’s only available through Girl Scouts! To earn this unique award, Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good by tackling issues dear to their hearts while driving lasting change in their communities and beyond.

Girl Scout Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadettes flex their leadership muscles by doing research and taking action on issues of their choice. Through their commitment to their communities, girls gain confidence and skills that will catapult them to Gold Award success—all while creating positive change.

Girl Scout Bronze Award

By taking action with others to improve their communities, Girl Scout Juniors gain important leadership skills and learn that even seemingly small actions can make a big impact.

Learn more

2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program begins Feb. 2

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs Feb. 2 – March 8.

Visit our website to find a training or cookie rally near you!

Upcoming Events

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

December 12, Pueblo

Girl Scout groups of 10 or more (including chaperones, friends, and family) contact Bobbie Fanchini at 800-320-1733 or bobbie@nutcracker.com to learn more about exclusive Girl Scout rates. All Girl Scouts will receive a Moscow Ballet Fun Patch with their ticket, and groups of 25 or more (all GS count as one group) are invited to a day-of-show meet and greet with a ballerina!

Save the Date: Secrets to Success

January 25, Grand Junction

April 18, Greeley

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2020 Secrets to Success events. Every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success.

Save the Date: Statewide Bridging at the Royal Gorge

May 2, Cañon City

 

Glenwood Springs Girl Scout awarded Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

Girl Scout Allie A. of Glenwood Springs in the Mountain Communities region is headed to Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp after receiving the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. Allie will attend “Intro to Cowgirl Mountain,” a five-day camp at Sky High Ranch in the summer of 2019.  She wrote in her application for this award, “Next year, I will start middle school. I am scared and nervous. I am excited, but I do not feel like I have the confidence I need. I feel going to an overnight camp by myself, without my family, to be around other girls who are already in middle school will get my confidence up.”

Mary Jo’s four children established the scholarship in December 2014 to honor their mother’s extraordinary legacy. As an 8-year-old girl growing up in 1937, Mary Jo wanted a new pair of roller skates. She wanted them more than anything in world— until she learned her Brownie troop was going to be able to go to summer camp. Mary Jo had to make a choice: spend the $8 she had worked so hard to earn on roller skates or Girl Scout camp? For Mary Jo, the decision was simple. She was going to Girl Scout camp. Mary Jo’s mother walked her to the local Girl Scout office, so she could be the first to register. A reporter for the Artesia Daily Press in New Mexico even wrote a story about Mary Jo and her decision.

After returning home from camp, Mary Jo continued to participate in Girl Scout activities, including going to camp. Eventually, she became a doctor and worked tirelessly to serve the people of Eagle and Garfield Counties, Colorado.

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. “Our hope is that that many girls will have the same positive experience, education and adventure that mom had through her involvement in Girl Scouting and her opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp,” said Dr. Patricia VanDevander, daughter of Dr. Mary Jo Jacobs.

Girl Scout Camp Registration: Round Two for summer 2019

It’s that time of year again when the Outdoor Program team finds new spaces and makes new sessions of our most popular camps! The new sessions and additional spaces are available starting on March 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. If your girl is not yet registered for camp, she can sign up for these sessions by visiting our camper application at https://girlscoutsco.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App. If your girl is already registered for a session and would like to switch to a new session, please email registrars@gscolorado.org.

All prices listed are Early Bird pricing, if camp is paid in full by April 30.

New sessions:

SH165 – Unicorns and Mermaids – Juniors – June 16-21 – $700

With a flip of your tail or the beat of your hooves, head to Sky High to meet new friends from under the sea and the magical forests. You and your new two-legged friends will become mermaids or unicorns for the week and have all kinds of magical adventures! Make your own bubble wands, spend time at the pond swimming, meet our other magical four-legged creatures, and go on a scavenger hunt for hidden treasure. You may need to get your human legs back to make treasure slime or shoot some arrows! This camp includes a one-hour off-site trail ride. This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

New spaces added:

SH31 – SHR Sampler – Juniors – June 30 – July 2 – $325

Sample all that Sky High 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 or kayak. You must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure you don’t get stuck mid-zip. You’ll stay in platform tents with cots and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH35 – Crafty Camper – Juniors – July 7-9 – $325

Do you have a love of crafting? Then head to Sky High to sample some of the many crafts camp has to offer! Decorate horseshoes, learn to make a friendship bracelet with embroidery string, and create your own pottery! Learn how to make a candle, a corn husk doll, and even a survival keychain out of paracord! You’ll get to use paint, glitter, glue, ribbon…the possibilities are endless! This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH38 – #SlimeTime – Juniors – July 10-12 – $325

Exploding watermelons, sparkly slime, goofy skits and water bottle flips! Are you ready to put all those fun online videos into action? Choose a fun and exciting how-to video to share with your new friends and learn how to do it while you’re at camp! Get ready for a fun week of crafty chaos! Parents: This camp includes internet safety curriculum. This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH39 – Avengers – Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors – July 10-12 – $325

Get ready for an adventure of super heroic proportions! You will transform into an avenger, villain, or superhero of your dreams and dress the part too! You will create logos and design masks and costumes to create the perfect secret identity. Then head down to the low ropes course where you’ll use your super powers to discover your own personal “super self.” Finally, zip down to the lodge for an epic kitchen raid heist! You must be 60 lbs. to ensure you do not get stuck mid-zip. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH57 – Painted Ponies – Juniors – July 21-26 – $700

Farm animals are what it’s all about! Spend your days with Sky High’s animals, grooming and feeding them. Enjoy making yummy farm treats and crafts, including ice cream, butter, horseshoes and candles. This camp includes a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride. This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

TR31 – Great TR Bake Off – July 7-18 – $1250

On your mark, get set, BAKE! Compete in daily baking challenges and learn new skills to become the ultimate Tomahawk baking champion. Test your technical baking abilities and showstopping designs. We can’t wait to see the sweet treat creations which will tantalize the taste buds. There will be plenty of time for other fun camp activities. You’ll stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms and showers.

TR37 – Dream Team – July 7-18 – $1550

Create a camp experience especially designed for you and your friends! Activities may include, but are not limited to, horseback riding, pool adventures, archery, outdoor cooking, hiking, creating crafts, playing sports, campouts, stargazing, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, spa nights, and more! You may even venture off camp for fun opportunities which may arise (these trips are girl-planned), including an off-site trip to experience a local zip line tour! You’ll stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

Additional program levels added:

Now open to Juniors:

SH37 – Elephants Don’t Eat Peanuts – Brownies/Juniors – July 10-12 – $325

Welcome to the Sky High Sahara, where the elephants roam! Dress up as your favorite elephant (or animal) as you join our Pachyderm Parade and dance party. Head down to the farm to meet our own “elephant herd,” and feed them a snack (not peanuts!). Create your own elephant to take home… because elephants never forget how much fun camp is! This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

Now open to Seniors and Ambassadors:

TR34 – Outpost – Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors – July 7-18 – $1350

Develop your camping skills such as outdoor cooking, orienteering, shelter building, and backpacking. You will spend multiple nights in an off-site, primitive camp site and set up your own tent, cook your own meals and backpack. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge. Campers should be comfortable living and sleeping in a rustic “survival” setting. At camp, you’ll stay a few nights in seasonal cabins, but the majority of nights are spent sleeping in pitch tents/hammocks.

Girl Scouts learn firefighting skills from Colorado Springs Fire Department Firefighters

Nearly 20 older Girl Scouts from along the Front Range got the unique opportunity to learn hands-on firefighting, emergency, and leadership skills from female firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.  Summer Heat Fire was held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Girls had the chance to put on bunker gear and SCBA (breathing apparatus), search and rescue in a fire tower, aerial climb, and do hose work and auto extrication.

Girl Scouts of Colorado now has a partnership with the Colorado Springs Fire Department and we hope to offer a WEEK-LONG version of this event in the summer of 2019.

Several Colorado Springs media outlets stopped by during the event, including News5/KOAA-TVand Fox21 News/KXRM-TV.

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!

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

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”