It seems a lot of troops want to experience a summer camp in Colorado. So here is a list of the BSA summer camp properties located in Colorado. The five Colorado Scout councils, as well as one western Kansas council, operate summer camps and/or council high adventure bases in Colorado. Regular summer camps are open to all Boy Scouts, while the high adventure bases usually have an older age limit.
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, the regular summer camps also offer 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, so you can find out more.
Listed alphabetically by Council:
Denver Area Council, Denver, CO (303-455-5522)
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch / Camp Cris Dobbins, Elbert, CO
about 7000 ft elevation
provides 2-person tents
lake plus heated swimming pool
Note that Camp Dobbins and Camp Dietler have separate staffs and separate programs.
see Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch/Camp Dietler for patrol cooking summer camp
see Tahosa High Adventure Base for High Adventure activities for older Scouts and for troops that want to run their own summer camp