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Adult Volunteers Needed for Metro Denver Day Camps

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Metro Denver


Barr Lake Summer 2021 Day Camps

Registration is open through the GSCO website for these two day camps offered in July. We are looking for a few more adult volunteers to help with each camp. Volunteers receive a 90% discount for their Girl Scouts to attend the camp. Please contact Marcia Roe at ocmc1359@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us.

Colorado Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Experience the beginnings of what the outdoors in Colorado has to offer at Colorado Outdoor Adventure Day Camp. Girls will have the opportunity to focus on skills such as hiking, archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, and outdoor art. This year, we will be adventuring through magical and mythical experiences too at Barr Lake State Park.

This weeklong program provides girls with a unique outdoor experience close to the Denver Metro region at Barr Lake State Park from 9 a.m.- 3 :30 p.m., July 12 -16, 2021.

Girls in Science Day Camp

Join us for a week long exploration into different sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, and more. Enrich your science and engineering skills while building teamwork and outdoor skills.

This weeklong program provides girls with different science experiences each day close to the Denver Metro region at Barr Lake State Park from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., July 19-23, 2021.

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.

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

Submitted by Marybel Good

Metro Denver


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.

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


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.

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


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.