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Colorado's BSA Summer Camps

Elkhorn High Adventure Base

It seems a lot of troops want to try a summer camp in Colorado. So here is a list of the BSA summer camp properties located in Colorado. There are 7 summer camps open to all Scouts, plus 3 Council High Adventure bases (these usually have an older age limit). The camps are operated by the five Colorado Scout Councils, and by one western Kansas council.

Note that aquatic offerings may be limited or absent (noted below), and high-altitude lakes can be cold (though two camps have a heated pool as well as a lake).

Besides the High Adventure bases, most summer camps also have older-Scout programs that may include canoeing or white water rafting, horseback riding, backpacking, rock climbing/rappelling, COPE, shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, muzzle-loader), and more.

A link to the camp's webpage, if available, or to the Council's webpage is given with each camp listing. Additional information and links to each camp can be found at the website www.bestcampsofthewest.org (which lists camps in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming).

Listed by Council, Colorado Front Range camps from north to south; then Colorado West Slope:

BSA Summer Camps in Colorado

1. Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Red Feather Lakes, COBen Delatour Scout Ranch



2. Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch / Camp Cris Dobbins, Elbert, COPeaceful Valley Scout Ranch



3. Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch / Camp Cortlandt Dietler, Elbert, COPeaceful Valley Scout Ranch



4. Camp Alexander, Lake George, COCamp Alexander



5. San Isabel Scout Ranch, Pueblo, COSan Isabel Scout Ranch



6. Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch, Walsenburg, COSpanish Peaks Scout Ranch



7. "We.C.A.N" Summer Camp (Western Colorado Adventure Network @ Anderson Camp), Gypsum, COWeCAN Summer Camp


Council High Adventure Bases in Colorado

1. Elkhorn High Adventure Base, Red Feather Lakes, COElkhorn High Adventure Base



2. Tahosa High Adventure Base, Ward, COTahosa High Adventure Base



3. Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base, Poncha Springs, CORocky Mountain High Adventure Base