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Colorado's BSA Summer Camps

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 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, COPeaceful Valley Scout Ranch


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


Tahosa Alpine Base, Ward, COTahosa Alpine Base



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

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


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



Pikes Peak Council, Colorado Springs, CO (719-634-1584)

Camp Alexander, Lake George, COCamp Alexander



Rocky Mountain Council, Pueblo, CO (719-561-1220)

San Isabel Scout Ranch, Pueblo, COSan Isabel Scout Ranch


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



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

Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch, Walsenburg, COSpanish Peaks Scout Ranch



Western Colorado Council, Grand Junction, CO (970-243-0346)

Steve Fossett SOAR ("Spirit of Adventure Ranch") Summer Camp, Gypsum, COSteve Fossett SOAR Summer Camp