Camps & Programs

Summer Teen/Pre-Teen Programs

We are looking forward to offering as many of our teen camps as we are able to this summer!

Summer Fun

2022 Teen/Pre-Teen Summer Camps

Each of these camps meet at the Ranch House and utilize our 14-passenger mini-bus to go on each of the camp’s adventures! Each camp must meet minimum enrollment 3 weeks prior to its start date to run. 

Registration opens for these camps on March 23 for In-District Residents and March 28 for Out of District Residents.

teen hike
  • Resident: $129
  • Non-Resident: $155

Grades: 7th – 10th

Dates: June 13 – 17, June 27 – July 1 ( Two 1-week separate sessions)

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Do you like working with a team, being a role model for kids and having a blast while doing it? Then Counselor-In-Training Camp is perfect for you! You will gain experience in teamwork and leadership techniques, leading group activities, and assisting counselors with program operation. Develop your leadership skills as you help the Summer Camp staff each day.

  • Resident: $210
  • Non-Resident: $262

Grades: 6th – 10th

Dates: June 6 – 8

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Backcountry Skills Summer Camp will teach campers 10 to 14 the skills necessary to thrive in the Ken-Caryl Ranch backcountry. From orienteering with a compass, to learning and applying the principles of Leave No Trace, to shelter building in the woods, and more. In addition to learning on site, the team will explore some off-site wilderness locations throughout the week to practice and learn skills in real-life scenarios. Our experienced instructors will guide campers in building strong relationships and a supportive team environment all while gaining new experiences in the wilderness. As a culmination to the week, a comprehensive skills test will challenge campers to put the wilderness knowledge they have gained to the ultimate test.

  • Resident: $330
  • Non-Resident: $396

Grades: 6th – 9th

Dates: July 5 – 8

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for a four-day adventure camp full of learning and playing outside while we partake in rafting, rock climbing, paddle boarding and hiking! This is the perfect experience for those who want a taste of what our great outdoors have to offer! (activities are subject to change)

taste for adventure camp
  • Resident: $376
  • Non-Resident: $451

Grades: 6th – 10th

Dates: July 18 – 29 (Mon. – Fri.)

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Are you tired of the typical summer camp experience? Are you ready to do something meaningful – to really make a difference? This is the place for you! During this two-week long camp meet new friends, develop leadership skills and have fun while helping out in the community! This camp has two focus topics: human needs and environmental needs. Each camper will experience opportunities in both of these important need groups while developing an ethic of service in this fun-filled program.

We hope to travel to and volunteer at senior centers, state park, food banks, animal shelters, and parks for service. We plan to enjoy a fun trip to a special activity each week to reward the hard work our campers put in!

All service sites are safe places that have extensive experience working with youth. Transportation will be provided to and from each of the service sites on our 14-passenger mini-buses driven by our experienced camp staff. (service sites will be dependent on availability)

  • Resident: $330
  • Non-Resident: $396

Grades: 6th – 9th

Dates: June 20-24, July 11-15 (Two 1-week separate sessions)

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Have you ever seen rock climbers scaling cliffs and rock faces and wished you could be doing that? Do you love to be outside and try new, daring adventures? Now is your chance! Come learn the ropes, literally, in our Rock On! Camp. Our staff and the Front Range Climbing Company will teach you the basics about gear, knot tying, belaying and climbing techniques. Before you know it, you will be a true rock climber!

Awesome Courses

Teen Summer Courses

  • Resident: $80
  • Non-Resident: $96

Ages: 11 & Older

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date night is calling, so sign your tween/teen up for our latest Babysitting Class! This course is designed to help prepare participants for those first babysitting opportunities. Basic child care such as routine child care duties (feeding, bathing and diapering) will be covered. Participants will also learn basic child development and be able to provide activities for the developmental stages. Home and fire safety, and the prevention and treatment of common injuries, will also be covered. This course is offered in person for kids ages 11-14. To enroll, please click on the button below.

  • Resident: $60
  • Non-Resident: $72

Ages: 10 – 13

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This course is designed for the 10-13 year olds who will be left home alone for short periods of time. Outlined in course: Safe decision making, constructive time management and personal safety. The basics of firstaid treatment and prevention for burns, cuts, fractures/sprains and choking will be covered.

Please contact Lizz Brock at lizzb@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876 ext. 132 with any questions.

Family, Teen & Adult Nature Programs

Stay tuned!