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Troop camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Amanda Kendrot

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

Troop 74315 held a troop camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark. Girl Scouts  enjoyed a campfire at Larkspur tabin, along with exploring the Nature Trail and hiking to the Hercules tree and Calypso Cascades.

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Get out and CAMP for summer 2019: Registration for Girl Scout Camp begins Jan. 17

Girl Scout Camp is a place for every girl to answer the call to adventure, grow in confidence, and discover the power she has to change the world! For summer 2019, your girl can hike to the top of a mountain, star in an all-camp skit, 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 3 days, 6 days, or 2 weeks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Dozens of sessions and camps are available for summer 2019, including:

  • “Lone Rangers” at Tomahawk Ranch- Girls will learn about the barnyard and have a chance to feed, groom, and love our four-legged friends. They’ll also make crafts, master a line dance or two, roast s’mores around a campfire, learn to rope, and more!
  • “Oopy Goopy Science” at Sky High Ranch – Girls will learn how to launch pop and tea bag rockets, explode watermelons, and make fizzy lemonade to drink.
  • “Pioneers” at Tomahawk Ranch- Older girls will take a trip back to the 1800’s! They’ll cook over a fire and make jams and pies with fresh fruit. They’ll also learn to cure their own jerky, dehydrate fruits and vegetables, make cheese, bread, and butter.
  • “Camp Wondering Water” at Sky High Ranch – Older girls will learn how to survive at a primitive campsite and hone survival skills, such as water purification, orienteering, shelter building, and fire safety.

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.

Wild Stories troop camp

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Metro Denver

Westminster

Join Troop 1359 for an adventure filled weekend at Magic Sky July 20 – 22, 2018 with Max from Where the Wild Things Are, The Little Prince, Merida, and many more. The stories are just the start to the stories and camp memories we will make this weekend because the best stories are those we live ourselves.

$70 for GSCO girl members
$50 for GSCO safetywise adult members

Payments
https://troop-1359.cheddarup.com

Questions? Contact Marcia Roe at ocmc1359@gmail.com

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Winter troop camp: Spaces still available

There is still space available for a winter troop camp at Lazy Acres, so register your troop today! This troop camp is Saturday, February 4 – 5, 2017 at Lazy Acres and troops will get the opportunity to explore all kinds of winter fun! Troops will spend the weekend doing snow archery, making snow ice cream, snow shoeing, sledding, and doing winter crafts.  For registration and more information:  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2017/winter_troop_camp.html

 

SHR Fall Olympics Rendezvous – camp with your troop!

Each year, Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camps host several programs for troops and families. One of those is called a Rendezvous. A Rendezvous is a weekend troop camp at one of our overnight camps (Sky High Ranch or Tomahawk Ranch) where an older troop learns valuable leadership skills while leading camp activities for younger troops. This Rendezvous is your next Troop Camp opportunity:

Sky High Ranch Fall Olympics
September 30 6pm through October 2 11am (Friday dinner through Sunday  brunch)

“Welcome to the Sky High Ranch Fall Olympics Rendezvous! Girls and adults will be divided into 5 countries representing each of the 5 Olympic rings. There will be opening and closing ceremonies, an Olympic torch, medals and other Olympic traditions. The activities will include various summer and winter Olympic sports, often modified in silly and unusual ways. Because this Rendezvous is in late September, the weather is difficult to predict. SHR is a rustic facility so please be prepared to share a cabin with another troop and dress for the weather!”

Register now for this exciting event!

All troops in attendance must have two unrelated adult Girl Scout volunteer approved chaperones. One adult must have attended Overnight Training, and one must have current CPR and First Aid certifications.

Lock in Low Prices – Pay Camp Fees Before 4/30/16

Lock in the lowest rates for camps by paying your balances in CampInTouch by April 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Prices for Overnight Camps at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch go up $100 per 12-day session, $50 per 6-day session, $25 per 3-day session. Prices for Troop Camps go up $25 per girl.

Our registration team is busy applying Cookie/Program Credit and Gift Card Payments. If you have submitted this form and paid your best estimate of any remaining fees prior to April 30, you lock in Early Bird Pricing. If for some reason you overpaid, we will refund any overpayment.

If you have selected “autobill my card on April 30,” you have locked in Early Bird Fees.

To review credit card information on file, log into your CampInTouch account and go to “Financial Management” and then “Edit Billing Information.”

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!

 

You wanted adventure programs, we’ve got adventure programs!

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Girl Scouts of Colorado’s summer camps have answered your call! According to our 2015 summer survey results there was an outstanding number of parents/campers who asked for “more adventure program.”

We could not agree more with your advice! We have worked very hard to increase the number of camps which offer adventure programming for girls who want to explore, take risks, and learn about themselves and others in their leadership journey.

These adventure trips are a chance to explore Colorado’s great outdoors:
MMR High Adventure Troop Camps! TC044 July 15-17; and TC074 September 9-11
TR39 Expedition WILD! July 10- July 21
TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure at Bear Basin Ranch (near Lazy Acres) 7/24-7/30

Adventure Camps at Sky High Ranch:
June 12-17 SH04 Zippers, SH08 Zip Life
June 19-24 SH155 Night Ninjas, SH165 Iron Chef SHR
June 26-July 1 SH25 Night Ninjas, SH26 Zippers
July 10-15 SH42 District 14, SH435 Adventure Olympics, SH445 Legends of Archery
July 17-22 SH52 Sky High Ranch Pentathlon, SH535 District 14
July 24-29 SH61 Girl vs Zombie, SH63 Legends of Archery, SH64 Zip Life

Adventure Camps at Tomahawk Ranch:
June 12-17:  TR04 The Olympians, TR06 Arrows, TR07 Survivor
June 19-24 TR16 The Olympians
June 26-July 1 TR23 Scout vs Wild, TR26 Arrows, TR27 TARDIS
July 10-21 TR32 I <3 Camp, TR34 Mocking Jay, TR37 Girl vs Zombie, TR38 TR Goes Pro, TR39 Expedition WILD!, TR405 The Dark Side

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!

What Camp Means To Me

This essay was written by Anna “Sunshine” Danila, the Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager with Girl Scouts of Colorado. She oversees statewide Travel programs, volunteer led day camps, troop camps, equipment checkout and more! If you or your troop has any questions about earning money by providing outdoor programs, she is the one to connect with! Email her with your questions!

Here is Anna’s story about camp:

I grew up as a “camp kid”. Every summer, I looked forward to my childhood camp in Minnesota where I could see the same counselors, friends and directors who made camp so special. Every summer I left behind the worries of school and home life to spend my days canoeing, rock climbing, singing songs, getting dirty and generally having a special place to just be a kid. I looked up to the same counselors I saw each summer, and many continue to be mentors in my life today. Camp gave me a safe place to develop the leadership and interpersonal skills that I most value in myself today.

After working with Girl Scouts of Colorado for a year now, Girl Scout Camp means so many things to me. It is a safe place for kids to be themselves away from the pressures of school and home. Girl Scout Camp is a space for troops to connect with each other and other troops in an outdoor setting, where they build the foundations of a strong group that will take them through the year together. Camp is a space to be silly and sing crazy camp songs at the top of your lungs and eat s’mores. But, most importantly, I hope that camp gives a future generation of Girl Scouts the chance to become “camp kids” and find their own special place in the world at one of our camps.

I’m now lucky enough to have turned my love of being a “camp kid” into a career with Girl Scouts, and I’m proud to be part of the Outdoor Programs team working to offer high quality and unique summer camp programs. I hope you will join us at one of our camps this summer where we continue an over 80 year tradition of building woman of confidence, courage and character at summer camp!

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 or a Program Credit Card prior to April 30 to lock in Early Bird Pricing!

 

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!