San Isabel Scout Ranch
San Isabel Scout Ranch (SISR) is the place to be for Scout camp this summer! Offering an opportunity to go whitewater rafting, and many excellent merit badges, San Isabel Scout Ranch is sure to have something for everyone in your troop.
At 9,000 feet, where the air is clear and cool, San Isabel Scout Ranch provides the perfect climate for your summer camp experience. Escape the heat when attending our camp this summer.
And the views from our camp are absolutely breathtaking. With towering peaks to the West and a view of a valley to the east, there’s such beautiful vistas everywhere you turn.
But lets not forget about our camp program; we have something for your newest, most inexperienced Scouts, all the way through your most advanced campers.
So with all this to offer and so much more, what are you waiting for?!
Advanced Camper offers a taste of high adventure for your older, more experienced Scouts, while at camp. They will have the opportunity to choose how they spend their week doing activities such as:
- Black powder rifle shooting
- Pistol shooting
- Knife & tomahawk throwing
- Dutch-oven cooking
- Mountain biking
- Climbing & repelling
- Team Building/Low COPE
- Wilderness survival/primitive camping skills
Enjoy the beautiful waterfront at Wilbur Lake. We have 3 merit badges that your Scouts will be able to participate in this summer:
Scouts can also participate in stand-up paddleboarding, Polar Bear Plunge, & cardboard race.
The Baden-Powell Area is San Isabel Scout Ranch’s 1st year camper program. Lord Baden-Powell once said “…the aim of Scouting is to produce good First Class Scouts.”
The Baden-Powell concept is designed for new members of Scouts BSA who are working to achieve their Tenderfoot & Second Class ranks.
Scouting is intended to push Scouts to their limits; it forces them outside of their comfort zone. So if you have Scouts that are looking for an exciting adventure at camp this summer, send them to our natural face rock wall where they will earn the Climbing merit badge.
As Scouts we are stewards of the natural world. The best way to carry out that responsibility is by learning about it. In our ecology area, we offer the following merit badges that will teach your Scouts how to care for the world around them:
- Environmental Science
- Fish & Wildlife Management/Soil & Water Conservation
- Composite Materials
- Space Exploration
- Mining in Society
- Mammal Study/Bird Study
Learn to create with your hands in our handicraft area. Scouts will be able to use their imagination to create beautiful pieces of art. Scouts will be able to participate in the following adventures:
- Art / Painting (taught concurrently)
- Indian Lore
- Model Design & Building
- Wood Carving
- Game Design
Scouts will learn important skills necessary to be a great Scout. The things taught in our outdoor skills area are many of the typical competencies we think about when talk about Scouting. Scouts will be able to participate in the following merit badge activities in our outdoor skills area this summer:
- Emergency Preparedness
- First Aid
- Search & Rescue
- Fire Safety
- Wilderness Survival
With an excellent shooting range facility, San Isabel Scout Ranch offers a great shooting program where Scouts can learn skills & proficiency in archery, rifle shooting (.22cal), and shotgun shooting. (12–gauge pump + semi–auto)
- Rifle Shooting
Campers attending San Isabel Scout Ranch will have the opportunity to raft the Arkansas River with our experienced river guides from Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base (RMHAB) in Poncha Springs, Colorado.
After receiving training from our certified river guides, your troop will join them for a morning or afternoon of exciting – often wet – whitewater rafting. Your troop will need to provide transportation to the meeting location on the river, approximately 2 hours away from San Isabel Scout Ranch.
We offer a myriad of trainings for adult leaders to participate in while at camp this summer. These trainings will enhance your troop’s Scouting experience and open up additional possibilities for when you get back home.
- Climb on Safely – Adult leader training which outlines the procedure for organizing BSA climbing & rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower. Coordinate with the climbing director to schedule a time to complete the
- Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – Designed to sharpen camping & other outdoor skills so that leaders can deliver the outdoor portion of the Scouting program. IOLS is required for new Scoutmasters & assistants to be considered “Trained”. The course prepares leaders to teach the
outdoor skills that Scouts need for Tenderfoot, Second Class, & First Class. This course is also highly recommended for troop committee members, Webelos leaders, & leaders of Venturing crews. Coordinate with the camp commissioner for training times & locations.
- Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat – Learn what it takes to safely operate aquatic programs within your troop. Coordinate with the aquatics director to schedule a time to complete the training.
- Youth Protection Training – Renew your Youth Protection Training at camp! The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. All Cub Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteers should take this course. It covers the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures.
NOTE: Details on times offered will be discussed at the leader meeting on Sunday at camp. Trainings offered may be changed/adapted based on interest and/or resources.
Camp should never be about ‘earning merit badges’. Advancement is simply a tool we use in Scouting to provide direction to goals we want to achieve. That being said, we have a wide range of non-merit badge activities and opportunities that you and your Scouts will be able to participate in while at camp this summer.
To find out more information about these activities, take a look at our leader guide for this upcoming summer’s camp.