Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

Session Dates

All dates are for 2021. Sessions are from Sunday Afternoon to Saturday Morning.

  • Session 1: June 6-12 – CANCELLED
  • Session 2: June 13-19
  • Session 3: June 20-26
  • Session 4: June 27 – July 3
  • Session 5: July 4-10 – CANCELLED
  • Session 6: July 11-17 – FULL


Reservations: 720.266.2143 Email

Camp: (Summer Only) 303-648-3023 Email

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Camp Cris Dobbins at Mcneil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley

Let The Adventure Begin!

Nestled in the middle of the Black Forest, Camp Cris Dobbins offers sweeping views of Pikes Peak and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Scouts will have a hard time choosing 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. The convenience of meals from our dining hall and sleeping on raised wooden platforms in canvas wall tents will allow Scouts to focus on the only thing that matters: their next outdoor adventure!

2021 Summer Camp Countdown

Are you ready? Make 2021 better than 2020 coming to Peaceful Valley!


All dates are for 2021. Sessions are from Sunday Afternoon to Saturday Morning.

  • Session 1: June 6-12 – CANCELLED
  • Session 2: June 13-19
  • Session 3: June 20-26
  • Session 4: June 27 – July 3
  • Session 5: July 4-10 – CANCELLED
  • Session 6: July 11-17 – FULL

Reservations: 720.266.2143 Email

Camp: (Summer Only) 303-648-3023 Email

Camping Director – Willie Rochester

Camp Director – Amanda Potter

Program Director – 

Asst. Program Director – James Schryver

Camping Specialist – John Braselton 

  • Per Youth – $450
  • Per Adult – $250

Payment Schedule

The payment schedule is based on the Total Registration of the Unit. To reserve your Unit’s Campsite – a $250 Unit Deposit is required. Payments should be made through the registration website or coordinated through the Camping Department. 

  • $250 Unit Deposit – At time of Registration
  • 25% of Total Registration – Due January 1st
  • 25% of Total Registration – Due February 1st
  • 25% of Total Registration – Due March 1st
  • Balance of Total Registration – Due May 1st

Campership Application – The Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America strongly believes “no youth shall be denied a program experience because of lack of funds.”

Summer Camp Cancellations & Refund Policy

The Denver Area Council will refund 100% of paid camp fees if the camp cannot operate due to local, state, or federal policies preventing the operation of the camp. The Denver Area Council will also refund 100% of paid camp fees if local, state, or federal policies are preventing a Troop from traveling to camp.  Individual camper fees may also be refunded if their immediate family is affected by COVID-19 and are unable to participate in the camp program.

All other cancellations will forfeit their $250.00 deposit and are subject to the following guidelines:

  • 31 days or more to check in: All paid fees less $250.00 deposit
  • 21 – 30 days before check-in: 50% refund
  • 0 – 20 days prior to checking: 0% refund

Any cancellation made after 20-day before scheduled attendance of camp will not receive a refund unless documentation is provided by a medical doctor, or there has been a death in the family. All cancellations will be charged a processing fee of 5% of your total camp fees.

Only Scoutmaster’s and camp contact may request refunds. Adding and/or removing individuals will follow the same refund policy. All refund requests should be submitted in writing to camping@denverboyscouts.org. All refunds are subject to Camp Director approval.

Leader’s Guide  – As of April 9, 2021 

Program Guide – As of April 28, 2021 

COVID-19 Update and Policies – As of June 2, 2021

Merit Badge Submission – Google Form or  Excel Sheet

  • Session 2         Open:   May 2                    Close:   May 23
  • Session 3         Open:   May 9                    Close:   May 30
  • Session 4         Open:   May 16                  Close:   June 6
  • Session 6         Open:    May 30                 Close:   June 20

Cowboy Action Permission Form

Medical Forms:

Camp Doc

CampDoc – CampDoc is our Camp’s medical documentation system which allows us to manage information for each person attending camp. Each person attending camp will be given a login to CampDoc to fill out and upload their medical forms and information. No paper medical forms will be accepted. 

CampDoc Frequently Asked Questions

DAC Departure Day Screening This form must be filled out for each person attending camp on the departure day. Bring the paper form to camp. 

COVID-19 Health Screening: Prior to camp, all participants will be required to monitor symptoms and take a body temperature daily. This will be tracked through CampDoc. If for some reason it cannot be tracked online or days were missed online, a paper form is available here: DAC Pre-Camp Health Screening.

For those needing a special diet while at camp, please fill out this form.

Camp Office Hours are 2 hour zoom sessions twice a month to answer any questions to help better prepare for camp this year. These will be recorded & posted for those that could not join the live sessions. To join these zoom sessions – please click on the link below to register & to receive your meeting invite. 

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.

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 the 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 of 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.

White Water Rafting

McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley has partnered with one of Colorado’s premier rafting companies, River Runners, to provide units or individuals attending Camp Cris Dobbins or Camp Dietler the opportunity to raft down the Arkansas River as part of their summer camp experience!

Program features

Swimming at Gates Aquatic Center

Silver Lake AQUATICS

Shotgun Shooting Range

Rifle Range

Archery Range

Mountain Biking

Natural Rock Climbing Areas

ATV Rider Safety Course


Kephart Dining Hall

Climb 14ers


White Water Rafting

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

To file a complaint about this facility (License 47810) in regards to Child Care Licensing Regulations, please contact the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood at 800-799-5876 or cdhs_oec_communications@state.co.us