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- Please read the Refund Policy. Reminder - after November 30, 2012, your $50 per person Registration Deposit is non-refundable.
- Please contact Cindy Batt (CampRegistration@longspeakbsa.org) for registration questions.
Program Registration is OPEN
Update - March 19: We are still trying to find an outfitter so we can offer horse programs at camp this year. We are not accepting any horse program registrations until we confirm that we will be able to offer them.
Some Camp Programs, including Climbing and COPE, have a limited number of openings. These are filled on a first-come basis, so advanced registration is strongly recommended.
There are several steps to Register for Camp Programs:
2013 Camping Dates and Fees
|Week||Date||Scout Fee||Adult Fee|
||June 30 - July 6
With a minimum of 10 Scouts, 2 adult leaders are free.
Longs Peak Council units that achieve their Friends of Scouting camp goal by April 1, 2013 will receive a $25 per person discount.
Soaring Eagle is still open for Off-Season Use, but is not used for summer camp programs.
Scout Troops arrive on Sunday between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and depart on Saturday after the morning brunch.
You have choice of formats for great food at Camp Jeffrey:
- Family Style Dining at Coral Rock Dining Hall
- Patrol Cooking at your campsite.
BDSR Conservation Easement
The wonderful natural environment of the 3,201 acre Ben Delatour Scout Ranch is now essentially protected forever from development.
A huge thanks to those who worked for 7 years to make this happen!
Openings - Available Camper Spaces
|Camp Jeffrey - Dining Hall|
|Week 1||June 9-15||96|
|Week 2||June 16-22||Full|
|Week 3||June 23-29||Full|
|Week 4||June 30 - July 6||80|
|Week 5||July 7-13||7|
|Week 6||July 14-20||Full|
|Week 7||July 21-27||160||
|Camp Jeffrey - Patrol Cooking|
|Week 1||June 9-15||15|
|Week 2||June 16-22||30|
|Week 3||June 23-29||9|
|Week 4||June 30 - July 6||59|
|Week 5||July 7-13||39|
|Week 6||July 14-20||19|
|Week 7||July 21-27||11|
A limited number of Camperships are available for financial assistance to enable Scouts to attend camp. (Camperships will only be considered for Scouts registered in Longs Peak Council.)
Campership Request Form
The Ben Delatour Scout Ranch is located 45 miles northwest
of Fort Collins, Colorado, near the village
of Red Feather Lakes (map).
At an elevation between 7,200 feet and
8,000 feet, the Ranch usually enjoys dry days ranging between the high
60's and mid 80's; and cool nights reaching from the 40's to the 60's.
Weather extremes are to be expected at upper altitudes.
With over thirty merit badges
to select from, Scouts can work toward the completion of the following:
Fish & Wildlife Management,
Reptile & Amphibian Study,
Soil & Water Conservation,
Other programs are also
Open Handicrafts, Open
Shooting, Trout Fishing, Conservation
Projects, WØBSA, Volleyball
OLDER SCOUT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
For the older Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer, and for some Scouts aspiring
to greater adventure (some age restrictions may apply!), the following
programs are available:
- C.O.P.E. and Advanced C.O.P.E. - two ropes courses available with low and high elements!
- Gregg Boundary Trail Hike of 12 miles
- Horseback Trail Rides (Tentative)
- Whitewater Rafting on the Cache La Poudre River
SPECIAL SCOUT AND UNIT AWARDS
Scouts will have an opportunity to earn the following special awards:
awards are for purchase at the trading post.
will be awarded a special ribbon for attending the Ranch, but they will
also have an opportunity to earn the
BDSR Pride Award
leaders are invited to participate in a number of special
programs and training sessions during their stay:
- Youth Protection Training
- Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat
- Leave No Trace
- Climb on Safely
- Trek Safely
- Wilderness First Aid
- Scoutmaster vs Staff Volleyball Contest
- Scoutmaster vs Staff Shootoff
The Ranch is divided into Camp Jeffrey and Soaring Eagle at Camp Ruth Coffin. Camp Jeffrey is the main location for summer camp.
Soaring Eagle is not being used for our summer camp programs, but may be reserved for trainings and year-round use.
sites are divided into patrol sites that vary in size. Each patrol site
has at least one picnic table, a fire ring, and a varying number of two-person
wall tents on wooden platforms. Each camp site is equipped with a latrine,
wash stand, fire extinguisher, bulletin board, and cleaning supplies that
can be checked out at the commissioner service area.
Each Scout unit - troop, team or
crew - is required to have at least two adult leaders in attendance at
all times for each ten Scouts.
One leader must be at least 21 years
of age or older. The other leader may be age 18 or older.
No pets (dogs, cats or otherwise) are allowed in any of the Longs Peak Council Camps.
Camp Medical Form
All campers, both youth and adult,
are required to present Annual BSA Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, and C signed by a physician
within the past 12 months.
PLUS the Immunization Record and Parent Authorizations or Certificado de Inmunización y Padre / Tutor Autorizaciones
All campers, or the unit as a whole, must also
provide proof of accident / health insurance coverage in force during their
stay at the Ranch. Each unit attending should have one adult leader who is
first aid and CPR certified by a recognized national health agency.
Individuals attending the Ranch must
take into consideration their personal physical condition as it relates
to effects of altitude, dry climate, and geographical terrain that requires
a great deal of walking up and own hill over long distances.
This page is intended to give you basic information about the Ben Delatour Scout Camp.
The downloadable Leaders' Guide contains
detailed program information, copies of needed forms,
award requirements, and more:
The Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Elkhorn High Adventure Base, and Camp Laramie Peak (Wyoming), seasonally
hire a staff totaling over 100 members.
More info & Application.
The minimum age for the Ben Delatour
Scout Ranch Boy Scout Camps is 16. Camp Laramie Peak is age 15. The Elkhorn High Adventure
Base is age 18. The Jack Nicol Cub Scout Family Camp is age 16.
Staff members at the Ben Delatour
Scout Ranch are paid on a weekly basis with the minimum salary being above $100.00 per
week, plus housing and meals. Each salaried staff member is housed
in a cabin or in their own tent on a wooden platform. Certain director
level positions require National Camp School certification, and all staff
members are encouraged to be certified in both first aid and CPR. Opportunities
exist for selected staff to serve as members of special Emergency Response Teams:
- Forest Fire Team
- Bear Team
- Search Team
- Water Search Team
The Ben Delatour Scout Ranch
accepts Counselors in Training (CITs) from the Longs Peak Council and the
Denver Area Council only. CITs must be age 15 by June 1st. CITs serve for
a four or five week session with a choice of the first or second half of
the summer. CITs do not receive a salary, but housing and meals are provided.
Scouters of all ages are encouraged
to apply. In any typical year the staff may consist of:
- 20% females
- 20% retirees
- 45% college age
- 15% high school age
Please complete this Staff Application and submit it to the Council office.
Could you spare a week this summer to help troops have a successful camp experience? Volunteer for a week at summer camp as a Camp Commissioner!
Anyone participating in any horse riding program at BDSR must complete the Release and Indemnity Agreement Form
. This form is also available in the Leader's Guide.
Note that youth must also have a parent signature.
Registration information: Please contact Cindy Batt at 970-584-2202 or email CampRegistration@longspeakbsa.org.
Other camp information: Please contact Billy Riley - Camping/Operations Director at 970-584-2218 or email email@example.com.
WØBSA, BDSR's amateur radio station, is in operation during summer camp weeks in June and July. It has made contact with other amateur radio operators around the world.
BDSR Hiking Stave Medallion
This medallion was created in remembrance of Monte Porter, the "Master Carver" who served as Handicraft Director at BDSR
for almost 25 years.
The medallion is available for a minimum contribution of $ 10.00 to the Monte & Rose Porter Handicraft Lodge Fund.
The Armstrong Heritage Center at BDSR has many Scouting history displays from local to international events.
The BDSR Historical Sites brochure describes 11 historical sites at the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch.
The Ranch is home to a variety of wildlife. During the summer these may be seen:
- black bears
- Aberts squirrels
- mule deer
- mountain lions
- ground squirrels
- mountain bluebirds
- western tanagers
- mountain chickadees
- broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds
- bald and golden eagles
- prairie falcons
- horned owls
- black-billed magpies
- great blue herons
- ... and more
During the winter, the Ranch may be home to a herd of over a hundred elk.
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