Summer Camp 2016
Helpful Information from the Camp
During the summer, the camp attempts to keep the camp phone attended 24 hours, however, there are times when this is impossible. If you don’t reach someone, please leave a message, and it will be returned in a timely manner. Due to the large area of the camp, messages for Scouts and leaders generally are not delivered until the next mealtime. We try to deliver emergency messages immediately. Please limit faxes to emergency information.
Peaceful Valley Number: 303.648.3023
You may also reach our leaders via mobile phone. We will provide all parents with a list the morning of our departure.
Writing to Your Scout
Scouts love to receive mail! Please remember mail takes more time in rural areas than in a large city, so please mail letters early to ensure they arrive on time. Any mail received after the troop has checked out will be returned to sender.
All mail sent to campers should be addressed:
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
Camp Chris Dobbins
Name of participant, Troop 62
PO Box 97
Elbert, Colorado 80106-0097
Important Information You Need to Know!
June 11 - 19, 2016
We will depart on Saturday, June 11, and arrive at camp the next afternoon. Camp will break on Saturday, June 18, and we will return home on Sunday, June 19.
The following forms MUST be current within the past 12 months for ALL attending Scouts and adults.
Unit Leader First Aid
We encourage unit leaders to provide first aid for minor cuts, small blisters, etc., using your unit first aid kit. For anything more serious, or any situations requiring medication, please contact the camp health team. Please note that while in camp, you must operate under Colorado Child Care regulations, and are prohibited from dispensing medications.
Watch for symptoms for common ailments like dehydration, nosebleed, hypothermia, and diarrhea. We recommend that every unit have one adult leader in camp that has the training equivalent to the First Aid Merit Badge. The Red Cross offers several excellent “Community First Aid” courses.
Emergencies and Medical Care
Every precaution is taken to insure a healthy and safe camping experience for everyone attending Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. However, accidents do occur, and in these situations, the ranch medical staff will be responsible for initiating care. Basic treatment within the scope of the camp medical staff standing orders will be provided at no additional cost.
The medical staff is available at all times. Unit leaders should contact the medical staff or any Leadership Team member for assistance, EVEN IN EMERGENCIES. The Ranch Director and Medical Director are the individuals that are authorized to call 9-1-1 on our ranch, and should be the only ones to do so in an emergency.
Should a non-emergency problem arise, such as an illness that is beyond the scope of our medical staff, we will contact the parents and Camp Scoutmaster. They must then arrange for care, as well as transport, the Scout to a medical facility. We are not able to provide transportation for such situations. The costs of such care must be paid by the parents; insurance claims are filed by the parents.
In the event of an injury or illness requiring immediate, specialized, medical attention, the care of your Scout will be turned over to EMS personnel, who at their discretion, may require the use of ground and/or air ambulance services. All expenses associated with medical care are the responsibility of the Scout’s parent(s) or guardian(s). The providers will bill the responsible party.
Information from Camp Cris Dobbins
What to Expect
Let the Adventure Begin!
Camp Cris Dobbins is located at over 7,000 feet with sweeping views of Pike’s Peak and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Offering a traditional dining hall camping experience, Scouts will enjoy high quality meals in the William R. Kephart Dining Hall, work on their choice of over 40 merit badges and enjoy participating in activities designed around the weekly them.
Life in Camp
Start the morning right, as you enjoy a hearty meal from the dining hall and a morning assembly full of Scouting spirit. After a quick stop by the campsite to grab your day pack and enjoy a jam-packed morning of fun and exciting merit badge sessions. Pick from many Eagle-required merit badges; work on shotgun, rifle and archery at our world class shooting facilities; experience true adventure with our climbing and rappelling programs; and jump in to our aquatics programs with sailing, swimming, canoeing, lifesaving and rowing.
See more details on Merit Badge or Program Offerings.
Enjoy a relaxing lunch and afternoon ice cream break at the trading post before gearing back up for more merit badge sessions and free activity time. As the sun sinks below the mountains in the distance, dinner is served and evening assembly gathers everyone together again. But the fun doesn't stop there! During evening program, enjoy a number of fun activities and experience parts of camp that only come alive after dark. Make a customized music video in front our green screen, play volleyball, brand personal items with cool designs, work on your Totin' Chip, or touch a live tarantula. Finally, once you have had all the fun you can stand, return to your tent and get ready to do it all over again tomorrow.
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch has partnered with one of Colorado’s premier rafting companies, River Runners, to provide units or individuals attending Cris Dobbins or Cortlandt Dietler the opportunity to raft down the Arkansas River as part of their summer camp experience!
For the Young At Heart
Scouts should not be the only ones having fun at camp! Cris Dobbins offers a wide variety of activities for adult leaders to participate in. Surf the web on our wireless high speed Internet, relax with a cup of coffee in the
leader lounge, and participate in various training programs like Aquatics Supervision and Climb on Safely. You can also work on earning your Scoutmaster Challenge patch by completing a list of fun requirements designed to keep adults active throughout the week. This program is open to all adult leaders.
Most troops stay in campsites set up with canvas tents on wooden platforms, but some campsites are open to allow troops the option of bringing their own tents. Each campsite has its own latrine equipped with pit toilets,
showers, and hand washing stations. In addition, there are flush toilets and other showering facilities located around camp. Gilwell Hall is equipped with restroom facilities complete with flush toilets, and showers for those who are over 18 years of age.
A heated pool, man-made lake, brand new shooting facilities, horse coral, and a dining hall that seats 350 people are just some of the additional facilities Cris Dobbins has to make your week amazing!