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Magness Fire Tower Magness Cub Scout Adventure Camp

Magness Adventure Camp is located on the west side of Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert, Colorado. The camp is about 1 hour drive from downtown Denver, CO. From the Magness Tower, the camp boasts sweeping views of the front range including Pikes Peak.

Magness Adventure Camp is the Cub Scout Resident Camp facility for the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. With a beautiful lake, archery, tomahawk, and BB Gun ranges, rock climbing site, canoes, paddle boats, and outstanding facilities, Magness provides the Cub Scout camping adventure for Scouts of all ages! Download the map and directions to Magness Adventure Camp.  

Family Fun!

Whether you are 6 or 56, Magness Adventure Camp is the perfect place for your Scout and family to enjoy all the fun Colorado camping has to offer! While packs are encouraged to come as a group, many parents and boys choose to attend camp as a family. Parents and siblings (age 6 and up) are encourage to participate in activities with their Scouts. Magness Adventure Camp offers a unique age-specific, grade appropriate, exciting program for all Cub Scouts and their families who attend.

2014 High Seas Adventure Theme

Years ago, an ancient prophecy predicted that the greatest treasure in the history of the High Seas could be unlocked in the year 2014.  The Regional Pirate Lord assigned my crew and me to recover it.  Unfortunately, the keys needed to unlock the vault are still spread across Magness, and with time running out, we need a lot of Cub Scouts to help us out.  This summer I, Captain Topher, and my crew of Staff will be leading the Cub Scouts on a treasure hunt across all of Magness.  To find the keys, the Cubbies will have to learn many different skills and pass some Scouting challenges along the way.  Cubbies will get many opportunities to advance in rank all the while hunting for a mighty treasure.  If everything goes according to the prophecy, the treasure should be recovered without a glitch.  However, when a treasure this important is at stake, who knows what kinds of tricks and surprises will unfold along the way?  It’s bound to be a one-of-a-kind High Seas Adventure!


The themed program of Magness – this year a High Seas Adventure – turns an already great Cub Scout Residential camp into an absolute wonderland for the Cub Scouts who attend.  Staff will be in character and costume for the entire session, and I encourage you to do the same!  Do you have an old bandanna, an eye patch, a plastic hook, or a full on Halloween costume lying around?  Maybe you like Pirates of the Caribbean a little more than you normally admit.  This is your chance to wear that movie-authentic Jack Sparrow costume around for 3 days, judgment-free, while making camp better for all involved!  A variety of costume pieces will be available at the trading post as well, for you and your Cub Scout.  However, as this is a Scout camp, we must insist that real and replica weapons of all sorts be left at home.

Your Camp Session

At check-in, each family or group will be assigned to a shelter, where you'll sleep in a comfortable tent complete with two padded bed frames. If needed, an extra sleeping pad for a third person or campers under the age of 5 can be checked out from the staff. Also, tents sit on platforms and you can close them at night for privacy. Modern and heated bathroom facilities include private hot showers and flush toilets are located at each shelter. All bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Hot meals are prepared in the Pete Coors Commissary and served directly to you at your shelter. To learn more what happens at camp download the 2014 Magness Parent and Leader Guide.

Check in starts at 1 p.m. on your first day with your first meal being dinner. You will depart after dinner on the last day.

Magness Extreme Scouting Adventure (M.E.S.A.) for Webelos Only

We know that in past years, first and second year Webelos who have been to Magness several times feel like they’ve done everything that the Cub Scout camp has to offer.  There was clearly a need for a Webelos specific program that offered a completely new experience.  In the summer of 2014 that need is finally being met with the new Magness Extreme Scouting Adventure (M.E.S.A.) Program.  Two pilot sessions of M.E.S.A. will offer Webelos and their families an opportunity to practice camping like Boy Scouts by working in patrols to set up their camp and cook their own meals, and using obstacle courses, air rifle ranges, and a campfire ring that are all for M.E.S.A. Webelos only.  A dedicated group of highly experienced staff counselors have been hand chosen to help guide campers through each step and show them what moving towards Boy Scouts is all about.

This year three pilot sessions are being offered.  The July 3rd-5th session will run concurrently with a regular Magness session, and is perfect for families who have Webelos looking for more adventure, but also have younger brothers who want to attend Magness.  The July 27th-29th and July 31st- August 2nd sessions will be running after regular sessions and are best for families who are only bringing Webelos with them.  But the 27th-29th M.E.S.A. session is already nearly full, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.  The majority of activities occur on the upper mesa of Magness, though the indoor shower facilities of one of the shelters will be available to M.E.S.A. families.

M.E.S.A. sessions will check in at the regular time (1:00 pm) at Magness Headquarters.  From check-in Webelos will begin working with the M.E.S.A. staff to form patrols, and work as teams to get to their campsites.  Webelos will set up their tents (which can be provided if needed) at the upper mesa on Magness property, enjoy a dinner prepared by staff, and finish the evening with a campfire at one of the most hidden, and beautiful, campfire rings at PV.

Day two begins with Webelos-cooked (and staff-supervised) breakfast.  After a morning of Scouting Skills on the Magness mesa, the Webelos will experience a Wild West style afternoon at the old shooting ranges on the Boy Scout side of PV, which have been refitted for M.E.S.A.  The day ends with another Webelos-made meal back at camp.

The final day includes more Scout skills, and is highlighted by rotations of rappelling off the cliff faces of Magness.  A staff provided lunch and graduation ceremony conclude the M.E.S.A. experience in the late afternoon.

All activities combine the appeal of more advanced outdoor activities with the essential Scout skills Webelos will need for the transition to Boy Scouts.  Throughout the weekend Webelos will also be introduced to the Scout Oath and Law, and practice basic requirements for the Scout rank. 

We look forward to providing you and your Webelos with a M.E.S.A. experience you’ll enjoy and cherish.

2014 M.E.S.A. Documents

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Magness Coordinators:

Download easy group registration instructions here.

Cub Scouts at Magness Adventure Camp2015 Magness Adventure Camp Dates:

View current space availability here.

To register for a session, please follow the links below:

  • Session   1 - June 14-16, 2015 (Sun-Tues)
  • Session   2 - June 18-20, 2015 (Thurs-Sat)
  • Session   3 - June 21-23, 2015 (Sun-Tues)
  • Session   4 - June 25-27, 2015 (Thurs-Sat)
  • Session   5 - June 28-30, 2015 (Sun-Tues)
  • Session   6 - July 2-4, 2015 (Thurs-Sat)
  • Session   7 - July 5-7, 2015 (Sun-Tues)
  • Session   8 - July 9-11, 2015 (Thurs-Sat)
  • Session   9 - July 12-14, 2015 (Sun-Tues)
  • Session 10 - July 16-18, 2015 (Thurs-Sat)
  • Session 11 - July 19-21, 2015 (Sun-Tues)
  • Session 12 - July 23-25, 2015 (Thurs-Sat)

Magness Extreme Scouting Adventure (M.E.S.A.) Dates to be Announced

View current space availability here.

To register for a session, please follow the links below:

  • Session 1 
  • Session 2 
  • Session 3 
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