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Save the date for 2017-18 Outdoor Programs

Save the date for these Outdoor Programs in the 2017-18 Girl Scout year.  ** Note: This is updated throughout the year when events become live in our events calendar.

Tomahawk Ranch My and My Guy 8/4-8/6/17

A two-night camp experience for individual girls and the significant male adult role models in their lives. Activities may include: archery, crafts, hiking, s’mores, barn visits, mattress surfing, and more.

Tomahawk Ranch Closing Work Weekend 9/22-24/17 (registration closed)

Families come to “close-up” camp in preparation for winter. Meals: Friday dinner – Sunday breakfast, lodging provided at no cost. Jobs: cleaning buildings, picking up trash, repainting, maintaining trails, etc. Saturday night’s program helps families relax and celebrate their hard work.

Sky High Ranch Fall Rendezvous – Sky High Adventure: 9/29-10/1/17 (registration deadline 9/14/17)

Join us for a staff-led, Troop Camp Rendezvous at Sky High Ranch. Test your mettle at Sky High on our zip line, low-ropes course, archery, and swimming and splashing on the stand-up paddle boards at the pond! Of course, we’ll have arts and crafts, hiking, campfires, and all the traditional things you love about Girl Scout Camp! Campers must be at least 60 lbs. so they do not get stuck mid-zip.

Travel Webinar: 10/3/17 at 6- 7 p.m. (registration deadline 9/29/17)

Want to learn about the ways you can travel as an older Girl Scout? Join our travel webinar! Register to be on the email list, and receive the link one week prior to the webinar. Can’t make it? We’ll post to the GSCO blog and send links in the next newsletter. Topics:   how to travel through Girl Scouts individually / with your troop; where to find travel resources; ways to travel from tour groups, to world centers, to girl led planning.

Destinations Travel Webinar: 10/5/17 at 6 -7 p.m. (registration deadline 9/19/17)

Learn about the ways to travel as an older Girl Scout and join this travel webinar! Register to be on the email list, and receive the link one week prior to the webinar. Can’t make it? We’ll post to the GSCO blog and send links in the next newsletter. Destination specific topics include:  overview of the Destinations program & trip options available for ’18 & ’19; timeline and checklist of GSCO council deadlines ; resources for Destinations prep and money earning . You’ll also hear from a Destinations “travel ambassador” about her experience in 2017, her trip, and lessons learned.

Sky High Ranch Halloween Party: 10/28/17 at 1-  5 p.m. (registration deadline 10/26/17)

From zombies and princesses to s’mores and wizards, we’ve got everything at the SHR Halloween party! Visit Yummy Candyland, Spooky Graveyard, and Witch’s World where you will play games, make crafts, and of course, collect treats! We’ll have music, dancing, and games. This event is not just for Girl Scouts! All are welcome to attend! $10/child, and free/adults.

Tomahawk Ranch Trick or Treat: 10/29/17 at 5- 8 p.m.

Come to Tomahawk Ranch for a fun night of trick-or-treating! This is a free event for all ages. No registration is necessary. Come dressed in your best spooky Halloween costume!

Sky High Ranch Tree Lighting: 12/3/17 – Registration link coming soon!

Come to Sky High Ranch to celebrate our annual Tree Lighting with activities and brunch! This is a community/family event and is fun for all ages! Brunch buffet begins at 10 a.m.; tree lighting is at 1p.m. We’ll have a buffet, family photo ops, crafts, ornaments, and hot drinks, and of course, GOODIES!!! $15/Adult, $10/child, Free/ages 0-3.

Tomahawk Ranch Bruch with the Barnyard & Santa 12/10 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Registration link coming soon!

A community event for all ages! Bring your family and friends. Join us for brunch with Santa and meet his furry barnyard friends. Eat a delicious brunch buffet, savor sweets and lollies aplenty, take photos with Santa, and warm up fireside with hot cocoa and cider. Ages 12+: $15/pp Ages 11-3: $10/pp Ages 2 and under/ Free

Sky High Ranch Expedition Antarctica: 1/12-14/18 (Me & My Guy) – Registration link coming soon!

For girls and the significant male in their lives! Join us for an intro to winter camping at Sky High Ranch on a three-day, two-night excursion. We’ll introduce cold-weather tent camping, and survival skills and weather dependent, we’ll practice snowshoeing, ice fishing, snow shelter building, and more! We’ll set up tents outside the lodge and see who can brave the elements all night! This camp is also open to Me & My Gal, however housing is limited!

Tomahawk Ranch Me & My Gal 1/12-1/14/18 – Registration link coming soon!

A three day, two-night camping experience for individual girls and the significant female adult role models in their lives. Planned activities may include: archery, crafts, outdoor skills, s’mores, barn visits, mattress surfing, and more.

Camp Registration Launches! 1/19/18 at 9 a.m.

Register online through CampInTouch for summer camps that register through Girl Scouts of Colorado. Use Cookie Credits and apply for camp grants to keep the cost of camp down.

Camp Registration Round 2! 3/1/18 at 9 a.m.

Register online through CampInTouch for summer camps that register through Girl Scouts of Colorado. Use Cookie Credits and apply for camp grants to keep the cost of camp down. We offer more spaces of our most popular programs on this date.

Sky High Ranch Open House : 3/10/18 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit Sky High Ranch and preview your girl’s summer camp experience at our Open House. Meet staff and see where your camper will eat and sleep while at camp! No registration necessary.

Tomahawk Ranch Rendezvous 4/20-22/18 – More information coming soon!

Tomahawk Ranch Spring Brunch 5/6/18 at 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Registration link coming soon!

Bring the family to brunch and explore Tomahawk Ranch on a tour. Visit the barn, greenhouse, summer cabins, and dabble at camp crafts! Get your burning camp questions answered by the Tomahawk Staff. Cost: Ages 12+: $15/pp, Ages 11-3: $10/pp; Ages 2 & under/free

Tomahawk Ranch Open House 5/6/18 at 2-  4 p.m.

Come visit Tomahawk Ranch and explore camp on a self-guided tour. Get your burning questions answered by Tomahawk staff. See the different types of accommodations and program areas. No registration necessary.

Sky High Ranch Open House May: 5/6/18 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit Sky High Ranch and preview your girl’s summer camp experience at our Open House. Meet staff and see where your camper will eat and sleep while at camp! No registration necessary.

Tomahawk Ranch Spring Work Weekend 5/18-20/18 (registers with summer camps in CampInTouch)

Families are invited to a weekend where we “open” camp in preparation for summer camp. Meals and lodging are provided at no cost. Jobs may include: cleaning buildings/bathrooms, picking up trash, gardening, cleaning program areas, maintaining trails, etc. Saturday night’s evening program will help families relax and celebrate their hard work. No badge work or other activities are offered. Families of all ages are welcome.

Sky High Ranch Summer Splash Troop Camp 8/3-4/ 18 (registers with summer camps in CampInTouch)

Come splash the day away with one last salute to summer! This water-themed troop camp will be completely planned for you and includes swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boards. Meals and other traditional Girl Scout activities are included as well! This program does not include zip line.

Tomahawk Ranch Closing Work Weekend 9/21-23/18 (registers with summer camps in CampInTouch)

Families are invited to a weekend where we “close” camp after summer. Meals and lodging are provided at no cost. Jobs may include: cleaning buildings/bathrooms, picking up trash, gardening, cleaning program areas, maintaining trails, etc. Saturday night’s program will help families relax and celebrate their hard work. No badge work or other activities are offered.

Journey weekend Dec. 1 – 3, 2017: Looking for partners

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Hello leaders and older girls!

Our troop of Cadettes and soon-to-be Seniors are planning a weekend at Tomahawk Ranch to work on a journey. We would love to partner with some other Cadette and Senior troops for the planning so that we can all be successful in completing a journey and meet some new scouting friends.

We have not selected the journey yet, but we do have three cabins reserved. You can make your own food or purchase the food at the camp. If you make your own food, you will need to bring your own gear, plates, etc.

The only fees would be to cover the cost of the cabin and your food (which you either bring or you purchase from GSCO). This is not a money-earning activity for our troop, just an opportunity for the troop to work with other girls.

Our troop will take up the better part of one cabin. We need to cancel the reservation for the other two cabins two-months in advance, so the deadline to commit will be October 1.

If you are interested in working with us on a journey please contact us at troop53572@gmail.com.

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Wizarding weekend at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Amy Caperton

Metro Denver

Littleton

Come join us at Tomahawk Ranch for a weekend of Quidditch, wand making, potion making, games, and crafts.

August 25- 27, 2017
Juniors and Cadettes

$100 per girl. $35 for Safety Wise adults. (Extra adults can join for full price IF there is room)
Visit http://troop2904.ksibusinesssolutions.com

Questions: Please e-mail us at troop62904@gmail.com

A $25 deposit per person is required to hold your spot. Please send one check for all participants.

Deadline for registration is July 15

Sponsored by Troop 2904

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Girl Scout Camp Social Media 2017

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The staff at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch is gearing up for another wonderful summer season. As in years past, we will share our fun on social media through the Girl Scouts of Colorado camp Facebook pages.

Tomahawk Ranch: https://www.facebook.com/tomahawkranch/

Sky High Ranch: https://www.facebook.com/gscoskyhighranch/

From time to time, photos and updates may also appear on Girl Scouts of Colorado’s other social media networks (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram)

We will also post photo albums from each session on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/albums. Look for albums a week after your girl’s session ends.

Please keep in mind, both camps are in remote areas, where internet service can be spotty. We will update as much as we can. However, making sure your girl has the best experience at camp is our top priority.

Happy Camping!

Last minute changes = more overnight camp opportunities

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Camp directors have been working hard getting their camps ready for camp. Camp leadership staff arrived last week at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch and the rest of our seasonal (and amazing!) camp staff arrive around Memorial Day to envelop themselves in all that is camp during staff training and prepare for the arrival of campers.

We have had some last minute changes that created camp opportunities in the following sessions, register now for one of them!

SH16 Ranch Hands – Seniors and Ambassadors added: Homesteading at its finest! Spend days caring for farm animals and tending the garden. You’ll learn how to feed and care for animals, groom them, and help with basic farm upkeep. Plant and harvest fresh herbs and other yummy garden treats. Use projects from the farm and garden to create DIY crafts and activities. Includes a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride. There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include the zip line.

SH34 Sky High Sampler – Seniors and Ambassadors added: 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. Campers must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

SH35 Wizarding World of Beasts – Seniors and Ambassadors added: 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.

SH53 Story Tellers – Seniors and Ambassadors added: Calling all story tellers! Do you have characters and ideas that need to be heard? Practice your artistic skills by painting, drawing, scrapbooking and more to build your stories. We’ll start with one panel comics and finish with binding a fully illustrated book of your creation! Tell stories around the campfire and read stories to younger campers. When you’re not busy creating your stories, recharge your creative batteries with some splashing around at the pond, zooming down the zip line, team-building at the ropes course and other camp activities too. Campers will earn their Comic Artist badge.

TR06 & TR17 Camp Half Blood – New spaces added! Explore the world of Percy Jackson and come be a part of an epic quest! Discover your inner hero – develop survival and archery skills that Artemis herself would be proud of! Learn to navigate by the moon, the stars and the constellations, while delving into ancient Greek Mythology. To heal both the inside and out, you’ll gain first aid skills and learn to make Tomahawk’s version of ambrosia nectar. Campers will also have to opportunity to visit the barn, make crafts, campout, roast marshmallows around a campfire and more! Campers will stay in platform tents with cots and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses and water troughs.

TR15 Hawaiian Luau – New spaces added! At this water-based travel camp, campers will dive into a Hawaiian adventure with fun in the sun. Girls will relax poolside, go fishing, bask in the sun, and more.  At camp, you’ll participate in water-related sports and activities, host a luau, make leis and tie dye a shirt and matching socks, visit the barn, take a nature hike, make smore’s around and campfire and more! This camp includes off-camp trips to water destinations, such as local pools and lakes. Campers will stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

TR25 Unsolved Mysteries – New spaces added! Pack your backpack and follow the clues in search of answers to solve the case! Campers will learn skills of deciphering Morse code, investigating the scene of the crime, learn to dust and lift fingerprints, and be a part of finding the missing Tabor jewels. Beyond helping to solve the mysteries of Tomahawk Ranch, there will be plenty of time for general camp activities too, like visiting the barnyard, camping out, hiking, and roasting marshmallows around the campfire. Campers will stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse. Campers will earn their Detective badge.

TR37 Iron Chef – New spaces added! Prepare yourself for this EPIC cooking competition! Girls will gain outdoor cooking techniques and then battle other teams for the title of “Team Master Chefs.” The competitions will be filmed and the drama will be shown at the end of the two weeks. Your team will be challenged by secret ingredients, foods from around the world and different courses. So now Tomahawk, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say to you in the words of Obi Joe: Allez cuisine! Campers will stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms and showers.

TR39 Pioneers – New Spaces added! Welcome to the 1800’s! Learn to cook over a fire and use different fruits to make jams and pies. Learn to cure your own jerky and make butter. Go off-site fishing, collect eggs from our barn every night, and milk Tomahawk’s goats. Learn animal tracking, archery, and make tools from sticks and stones. Learn to make cheese, soaps and lotions from farm fresh goat milk. Learn survival skills to brave the elements while on the trail. Participate in so many other fun activities around camp such as, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, nature hiking, camping out, barn visits and more! Campers will stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms. Campers will earn their Woodworking badge.

 

 

Limited spots left for “Me & My Gal” strength weekend in May

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Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Englewood

There are only a few spaces left for the Urban Trails Service Unit’s “Me & My Gal” strength weekend!

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017!

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp
When: Friday, May 12, 2017 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Arrival time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday
Departure: 10 a.m. on Sunday

Cost: $150 per woman-girl couple
$60 per additional girl,
(No additional adults please, one per every three daughters)

Bring your girl(s) along for a weekend of bonding and strengthening.
Mountain Berry Catering will provide meals, with a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday morning.

Activities will be provided all weekend, including archery, building, a dance, and more!

This camp is geared for mothers and daughters, but aunts, grandmas, or mother figures are welcome, along with girls (K-12).

Attendance is only confirmed upon payment.
Register at:
https://squareup.com/store/urban-trails-su-644

Volunteers are always welcome! Please email: urbantrailsdenver@gmail.com to volunteer!

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

 

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

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Two more Girl Scouts in the Mountain Communities region are headed to Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp after receiving the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. Samantha of Glenwood Springs will attend Sky High Animal Adventures at Sky High Ranch in June. Kayla of New Castle will go to Tomahawk TriWizard at Tomahawk Ranch in July.

“I am so excited to go to the TriWizard Camp this summer. I can’t wait to have fun with friends, learn new things, and learn to be more independent,” Kayla wrote.

“I am so excited to go to camp and learn as much as I can about the animals! I’ve never spent that much time away, and it will be so fun to meet new friends,” Samantha wrote.

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.

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is now underway on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. For summer 2017, girls can attend overnight camp sessions at Sky High Ranch near Manitou Lake and Woodland Park or perennial favorite Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Activities include archery, backpacking, photography, and rock climbing. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up.  Girl Scouts of Colorado will continue to offer day camping adventures throughout the state. The summer camp schedule is live on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (girlscoutsofcolorado.org). Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount.

Girl Scouts has been helping girls shine for more than 100 years. Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to serve more than 22,000 girls across the state with the help and support of 10,000 adult members! Learn more how you can be part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, calling 1-877-404-5708, or emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.

 

 

Centennial Campfire celebration at Tomahawk Ranch

More than 450 Girl Scouts, friends, and family gathered on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Tomahawk Ranch to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado at the second in a series of Centennial Campfire celebrations. Tomahawk Ranch is a Girl Scouts of Colorado property located southwest of Denver in Bailey. The next Centennial Campfire is planned for April 29-30 at the Grand Junction Service Center. A final celebration will be held May 21 at Meadow Mountain Ranch near Rocky Mountain National Park.

Despite the fire ban, Girl Scouts enjoyed s’mores by the fireplace inside Tomahawk Lodge, toured the property, and drank hot chocolate and apple cider. A Girl Scout history display and mobile Girl Scout shop attracted attention in the Dining Hall.

In addition to all the festivities, Girl Scouts of Colorado President & CEO Stephanie A. Foote and representatives from High Country Riders 4H group in Bailey cut the ribbon on the new indoor riding arena. The work, which started in the fall of 2016, was finished in February 2017 and is the result of an exciting partnership with GSCO and High Country Riders.

All Girl Scouts who attended received a free, fun patch honoring 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado. The first Girl Scout troop in Colorado got started in 1917 in the Colorado Springs area.

“Me and My Gal” Strength Weekend

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Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Englewood

Join the Urban Trails Service Unit for a “Me and My Gal” Strength Weekend!

Tomahawk Ranch
Friday, May 12, 2017 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Arrival time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday
Departure: 10 a.m. on Sunday

Cost: $150 per woman-girl couple
$60 per additional girl,
(No additional adults please, one per every three daughters)

Bring your girl(s) along for a weekend of bonding and strengthening.
Mountain Berry Catering will provide meals, with a special Mother’s Day Bunch on Sunday morning.
Activities will be provided all weekend, including archery, building, a dance, and more!
This camp is geared for mothers and daughters, but aunts, grandmas, or mother figures are welcome, along with girls (K-12).

Attendance is only confirmed upon payment.
Register at:
https://squareup.com/store/urban-trails-su-644

Volunteers are always welcome! Please email: urbantrailsdenver@gmail.com to volunteer!

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

New riding arena at Tomahawk Ranch is complete

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The new indoor riding arena at Tomahawk Ranch is complete! The work, which started in the fall of 2016, was finished in February 2017 and is the result of an exciting partnership with Girl Scouts of Colorado and High Country Riders 4H group in Bailey. GSCO will celebrate the opening of the arena at the upcoming Centennial Campfire celebration on March 19, 2017.

GSCO will use this new arena for indoor needs and storage. 4H will use it for single-day events. Any programming involving 4H will be run by 4H and will not conflict with GSCO events or programming. Trail rides with off-site vendors will remain a part of GSCO camp programming. Tomahawk Ranch animals will remain in their current home in the Tomahawk barn.

This multi-purpose facility was paid for thanks to a partnership between Girl Scouts of Colorado and High Country Riders 4H group in Bailey.

The indoor riding arena may be rented for single day equestrian events at Tomahawk Ranch by contacting property.reservations@gscolorado.org.

Bookings for GSCO properties may be made through our online reservation system up to one year in advance at this link: http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/.