Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

Spend Your Summer with Us

As we look to 2021, the Denver Area Council is currently taking reservations for our summer camps!

The well-being of our campers is a top priority. Please read about how camp operations have been adjusted to ensure our campers are kept healthy and safe in regards to COVID-19 at Summer Camp.

 Join us at Camp Cris Dobbins to enjoy views of Pikes Peak and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Scouts will have a choice between the more than 50 merit badges offered here, and will love spending time on the water slides at the outdoor pool, dusting a clay at the Olympic shotgun range, channeling their inner movie star in our Movie Making program, or pretending to be Indiana Jones at our STEM lodge archaeology dig site.

PV Climbing w/ Counselor

Ages 6-10

Grades 1-5


Ages 11-14

Grades 6-8


Ages 15+

Grades 9+


McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley

McNeil Scout at Peaceful Valley is the larger of the DAC’s two camp properties. Located in Central Colorado on the edge of the Black Forest, PV is 65 miles southeast of Denver, near the town of Elbert. The property includes 3,316 acres of mountain park terrain and sits at 7,000 feet in elevation along the Palmer Divide. PV home to Camp Cris Dobbins, Camp Dietler, and Magness Adventure Camp. In addition to summer opportunities, there are numerous opportunities for weekend camping during the off-season, including unit use of the shooting ranges, rock climbing, and the ATV safety program. Learn More

Tahosa High Adventure Base

Tahosa High Adventure Base has been a part of the DAC since 1938. It is nestled in the Rocky Mountains, near the town of Ward, at an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet, making it one of the highest Scout camps in the United States. Tahosa consists of 320 acres, which includes several high alpine meadows, a large lake stocked with trout, and access to adjacent national forest lands. Tahosa is home to Eagle Point Base Camp, Tahosa Trek, Alpine Adventure, Mountaineer, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), and Angel Fire. Year-round program options at Tahosa include winter camping, climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, mountaineering, fishing, and team-building activities on the high ropes courseLearn More

Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point

Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point (CAP) is a 20,000 square foot facility that includes a two-story rock-climbing wall, archery and air rifle shooting ranges, industrial fabrication lab, sustainability lab, and technology lab. CAP hosts summer day camps, Merit Badge classes, adventure overnights, birthday parties, conferences, and school group programs. CAP also develops custom activities for groups. CAP is open to the public as well as Scouts and is located at Hamilton Scout headquarters in Lakewood. Learn More 

National Scout High Adventure Bases

Scouting programs emphasize the development of qualities such as leadership, character, citizenship, and fitness. To develop these skills in Scouting, youth need the opportunity to push past their comfort zones in real-world settings so they may begin to understand who they are and envision who they can become. High adventure programs provide crucial experiences that help youth individualize their personal values, goals, and vision for the future. Learn More