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BSA Summer Camps in Colorado

Elkhorn High Adventure Base

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 three Colorado-based Scout councils, as well as one western Kansas council, operate summer camps (and some also operate council high adventure bases) in Colorado. Regular summer camps are open to all Scouts, while the high adventure bases usually have an older age limit. Regular summer camps also usually offer programs for Cub Scouts and Webelos.

Note that aquatic offerings may be limited or absent (noted below), and high-altitude lakes can be chilly (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 BSA

Denver Area Council, Denver, CO (303-455-5522)

Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, Elbert, CO [recently renamed to McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley]

Camp Cris Dobbins

Camp Cortlandt Dietler

Tahosa High Adventure Base, Ward, CO


Old Pikes Peak Council Shoulder Patch

Pathway to the Rockies Council, Colorado Springs, CO (719-634-1584)

[This Council represents the August 2021 merger of the Pikes Peak Council (Colorado Springs, CO) and the Rocky Mountain Council (Pueblo, CO).]

Camp Alexander, Lake George, CO

San Isabel Scout Ranch, Pueblo, CO

Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base, Poncha Springs, CO


Longs Peak Council BSA

Greater Wyoming-Longs Peak Council, Greeley, CO (970-330-6305)

[This Council represents the May 2021 merger of the Greater Wyoming Council (Casper, WY) and the Longs Peak Council (Greeley, CO). A new council name will be announced in late December 2021.]

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Red Feather Lakes, CO

Camp Jeffrey

Soaring Eagle

Elkhorn High Adventure Base, Red Feather Lakes, CO

Greater Wyoming-Longs Peak Council also operates two summer camps in Wyoming.


Santa Fe Trail Council BSA

Santa Fe Trail Council, Garden City, KS (316-275-5162)

Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch, Walsenburg, CO


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