Category Archives: Camp

Calling All Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

Are you an older Girl Scout who loves to lead younger girls in activities? Do you love camp?

Join our summer day camp at Barr Lake State Park as a PA or PAI!

We are currently looking for older Girl Scouts who are trained as PAs or qualify to train as PAs to help at our summer day camps.

We will offer Colorado Outdoor Adventure Camp on July 11-15. Activities include hiking, outdoor art, archery, boating, nature studies, and a wide variety of badge work.

 

 

Girls in Science Camp will be July 25-29. We will dive into engineering challenges, nature, chemistry, physics, and we will also have archery!

Contact Renee “Smokey” at smokey61647@gmail.com

Reach for the Peak Tickler

Cadettes and bridging Juniors: Come join us for a day-long mini workshop highlighting points of the outdoors skills competition.

This is your chance to learn more about this fun and fabulous outdoor skills challenge! We’ll brush up on outdoor skills including: Emergency Shelters, First Aid, Lashing, Knots, Site Set Up, Fire Building & Tool Craft, Map & Compass and Camp Cooking

May 14, 2022
Sky High Ranch, Woodland Park, CO

Tentative Schedule
7:45 am to 8:20 – Check in
8:30 am – Introduction of Stations and Committee
9:00 am – Let the Stations Begin!

Don’t delay; registration deadline is April 29, 2022.

Registration information and link to RFTP 2022 files folder: https://goo.gl/8eGWxd

Troop 70700 Core Camp at MMR

Troop 70700 is working with a team of Girl Scout Volunteers to plan Core Camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch.

This years theme is “The Untold Tales of MMR” and will feature adventures in history, myths and fairy tales. Some of these GS Seniors and Ambassadors have attended Core Camp for six as campers, PAs, and now planners, and want to share their love of MMR with younger troops.

Hear from Troop 70700 and why they love Core Camp!

Have more questions? Troop 70700 can visit your troop meeting via Zoom to tell you all about Core Camp.
To schedule a Zoom presentation, contact Jen Rotar at 970.232.8945 or rotarjen@msn.com

Among the Pines Day Camp registration opens March 14!

Are you ready for camp this summer? Come join us!

Among the Pines, a day camp run entirely by volunteers, offers girls entering grades 1-7 a traditional camp experience, emphasizing campfire cooking, outdoor skills, camp songs, group games, and crafts.

An overnight is offered on Thursday night for campers entering third grade and above. Each Unit at Among the Pines is led by an adult Unit Leader (UL) and assisted by an adult Unit Assistant (UA) and a teen Program Aide (PA).

Among the Pines is held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, with a midweek field trip to Golden Ponds Nature Area.

Camp is July 18-22, 2022.  Please visit our camp website at www.amongthepinescamp.com for more information. We look forward to seeing you at Among the Pines this summer!

Registration Now Open – Summer 2022 Day Camp and Troop Programs

DAY CAMP PROGRAMS

Staff-Led Day Camps (Denver Metro)

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to launch staff led day camps! At these day camps, Girl Scouts will get to experience tons of outdoor adventure and exploration at state and regional parks across the Denver metro area. Staff – led day camps are from Brownies and Juniors with a $285 / session fee for Monday – Thursday camp session. We can’t wait to have you join us at camp this summer. All camp sessions will include programs in:

• Boating (Canoeing and may include Stand Up Paddleboarding for juniors)
• Archery
• Hiking & Nature Games
• Outdoor Badges & Skills
• Plus, lots of fun camp games, making new camp friends and exploring the great outdoors!

We encourage campers to sign up for multiple sessions, one in each month! All June camps sessions and all July camp sessions will have the same program content so campers can sign up for the same location once in June and once in July to experience different badges and activities each month.

Camp Dates & Locations:

• Session 1: June 13 – 16, Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood
• Session 2: June 20 – 23, Chatfield State Park, Littleton
• Session 3: June 27 – 30, Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora
• Session 4: July 11 – 14, Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood
• Session 5: July 18 – 21, Chatfield State Park, Littleton
• Session 6: July 25 – 28, Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

Volunteer-Led Day Camps

Volunteer-led day camps are offered at locations across the state, and camps are run by a team of adult volunteers and older Girl Scout Program Aides. Day Camps take place in public facilities across the state, such as schools, state parks, community centers, or local outdoor spaces. Some Day Camps use the CampInTouch registration system, and some use their own registration system, read more information about this in the camp descriptions in our camp session listings on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Camp Website.

More information about Day Camps can be found here: https://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/day-camp

More information about how to register for all staff – led day camps and volunteer – led day camps that use CampInTouch registration is available at the link below. https://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp-in-touch-instructions

TROOP PROGRAMS

Troop Adventure Days

Join us for a full day of Troop Adventure and then book an overnight on your own! Troop Adventure Days will take place at Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark ($35/Girl Scout), and at Lazy Acres in Rye ($65/ Girl Scout). At Lazy Acres, Troops will get to go outdoor rock climbing, canoeing and either a guided nature hike or wood craft project! At Meadow Mountain Ranch, troops will get to work as a team on the low ropes challenge course, learn survival skills, make clay pots, shoot archery and explore our geocaching course (session dependent)! Troops register for a full day program and then may choose to extend their stay by booking a cabin at the camp property the night before or after the program. Review our Summer 2022 Troop Adventure Days FAQ’s here: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/summer-2022-troop-adventure-day-program-faqs

• Saturday, May 21: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Teambuilding & Survival Skills
• Sunday, May 22: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Teambuilding & Survival Skills
• Saturday, June 18: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Camp Classics
• Sunday, June 19: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Family Adventure Day
• Saturday, June 25: Lazy Acres – Camp Adventure
• Sunday, June 26: Lazy Acres – Camp Adventure
• Saturday, July 16: Lazy Acres – Camp Adventure
• Sunday, July 17: Lazy Acres – Camp Adventure
• Saturday, August 6: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Teambuilding & Survival Skills
• Sunday, August 7: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Teambuilding & Survival Skills
• Saturday, September 17: Lazy Acres – Camp Adventure
• Sunday, September 18: Lazy Acres – Camp Adventure
• Saturday, September 24: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Camp Classics
• Sunday, September 25: Meadow Mountain Ranch – Camp Classics

Register for Troop Adventure Day programs through the GSCO event calendar by exploring session options at the link below. https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/event-list.html?q=troop+adventure+days

Lazy Acres to celebrate its 75th year

“I’m Lazy Acres born and Lazy Acres bred…”

Calling all campers! Camp Lazy Acres is 75 this year and it’s time to celebrate.

Save the date for July 22 – 24, 2022.

Everyone is welcome to come and share your camp stories and pictures. Don’t forget your songbooks! The camp is reserved for us. There’s plenty of room in the cabins for overnight. Bring your own glamp gear! Or reserve nearby accommodations. Details on meals and swag to come.

Contact Linda Lewis, aka Woodstock, at lllewis43@gmail.com for more information and to get your name on the interest list.

Apply Now for Adventure Funds for Camping 2022

Dr. Jacobs loved Girl Scout Camping, and her family wants to pass on that love.

Apply now through November 19, 2021, to be considered for Adventure Funds in 2022!

Dr. Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. and her family want to share her love of outdoor adventure. The Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund, established in 2014 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.

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.

This was just the beginning of the inspiration Mary Jo gained from camping and the outdoors.  After years of attending camp and serving as a camp counselor, she excelled as a high school and college athlete, and then as a student in pre-med, and medicine.  She devoted her talents as a physician to the health of the citizens of Garfield County, practicing at Valley View Hospital and then as the Public Health Officer for Garfield Counties.

Last year, Lela Wiltgen applied and was awarded Mary Jo Jacobs Adventure funds to attend the Harry Potter themed camp session at Tomahawk Ranch. She says, “It was really fun when we played Quidditch and went to the Potions class. Everything we did was Harry Potter related which was so amazing because I have read all the books.  I was a little nervous at first about leaving my family for such a long time, and I didn’t know anyone else at the camp.  After a day or two, though……I knew that I was going to be just fine.  I’d really like to do a longer camp next time. 12 days was just not enough time!”

Lela’s enthusiasm and desire for more camping adventures are just what Mary Jo’s family were looking for when they endowed these scholarship funds.   “Our hope is 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.

Interested girls are encouraged to talk to their leaders and follow this link for more information and to apply:  https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/forms-and-resources/scholarship-application.html.  Deadline for applications is November 19, 2021.

OAC Mountain Biking Event: Space still available

Space is still available for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s (OAC) mountain biking event at Waterton Canyon on July 24 or 25, 2021! Enjoy the gentle incline of the trail while taking in views of the South Platte River. We will also explore the nearby Denver Audubon Center for bird watching and cooling off by the pond. This event is open to any Girl Scouts in 6th – 12th grade to register individually. The cost is $40 /girl. Grants are available and girls can also use Cookie Credits.

Learn more and register now:

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing. Visit the Outdoor Adventure Club website for more information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html

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.