Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

Session Dates

There are no 2021 dates.

Contact information

Camping Director – Willie Rochester

Phone:  720.266.2111


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Additional Programs

White Water Rafting (Royal Gorge)

White Water Rafting (Bighorn Sheep)

Camp Dietler at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

National Youth Leadership Training – Be Prepared to Lead the Way

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT @ Big Horn) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with the opportunity to learn leadership skills and gain experience they can use in their home units and in other situations that would benefit from a leadership role.

The 2021 NYLT @ Big Horn course is leadership training experience sponsored by the DAC and will be conducted at Camp Dietler on Charles S. McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors. 

The course models a month in the life of a Scouts BSA Troop. The training consists of six days of Scouting activities culminating in an overnight outpost camp. 

2021 Course Sessions

Denver Area Council is offering three sessions of NYLT in 2021, with the space for 90 scouts per session split across three troops each session.
Registration is now active, space is limited so sign up today!

  • Session 1: June 6-12, 2021
    • Course Director: Curtis Letson; SM Felicia Fernandez & SPL Riley Ventimiglia; SM Pattie Nortman & SPL Jayce Letson; SM Mike Gill & SPL Liam Gill
  • Session 2: June 13-19, 2021
    • Course Director: Jim Auslen; SM Randy Bruns & SPL Izzi McCarthy; SM Ed Tugya & SPL Brian Rooney; SM Mike Duncan & SPL Aidan Plaehn
  • Session 3: June 20-26, 2021
    • Course Director: Steve Yexley; SM Heather Graf & SPL Ethan Montgomery; SM Dean Stephens & SPL Hannah Rudin; SM Gene O’Neill & SPL Andreas Adams

For full program information and registration, please visit www.nylt.org

A Patrol Adventure Camp

Camp Dietler is Peaceful Valley’s “patrol adventure camp.” Troops will participate in a back-to-basics style of camping that gives Camp Dietler its bold and exciting character. Scouts will pitch their own tents, cook food as a patrol, and learn how to work as a team to make their week an accomplished adventure. Camp Dietler will show Scouts the true meaning of outdoor camping while preparing them to take on any challenge nature can throw their way.

Not sure your troop has enough experience for something like this? Don’t worry; our staff is here to help! All activities are done under the watchful eye of our trained staff, who will be on hand all week to assist participants. The DAC also provides patrol boxes and cooking gear, so participants need to bring minimal equipment. Tents are not provided. 

White Water Rafting

Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch 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! This takes place on Friday, so Scouts don’t have to worry about missing Merit Badge classes. 

program features

Swimming at Gates Aquatic Center


White Water Rafting

Rifle Range

Archery Range

Shotgun Shooting Range

Natural Rock Climbing Areas

ATV Rider Safety Course


Explore Caves


“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