Boy Scouts of America, Greater Colorado Council
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Reservations: 720-266-2143 Email

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

Ranch Director – Willie Rochester

Ranch Superintendent – Scott Field

Camping Specialist – John Braselton

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McNeil Scout Ranch at peaceful valley

Your Colorado Adventure

With more than 3,300 acres of land, there are endless possible adventures available for Scouts of all ages at McNeil  Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley. This regional camp includes a swimming pool, two lakes, Olympic shotgun shooting range (along with world-class rifle and archery ranges), one of Colorado’s premier mountain biking courses, natural rocking climbing areas, trading post, dining hall, two themed outpost camps, and that barely scratches the surface! Additionally, its near Colorado Springs and surrounding areas where campers go white water rafting, hike a 14er, or explore caves. Three nationally accredited camps make up PV, which is located at 7,000 feet in elevation near the town of Elbert, Colorado.

Camps and Programs

McNeil Scout Ranch has hosted many events over the years and is always welcoming to groups that want to visit our camp. Our camp has a wide range of scenery as well as a air conditioned conference rooms with digital meeting capabilities. Below are just some of the events we have had at our camps: 

  • Airsoft Tournaments
  • Bike Races
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Fun Runs
  • Weddings

Please contact the Camping Department to discuss a possible date & quote. Due to normal Summer Camp Operations, dates between May – July may be unavailable. 

Fees & Pricing

Year-Round or Off-Season camping allows families and units to utilize Camp Cris Dobbins campsites & certain facilities throughout the year. Majority reservations can be made on the New Online System. 

  • 14 Campsites
  • 7 Lodges & Buildings
  • Shooting Sports Ranges (special qualifications required)
  • Aquatic equipment (special qualifications required)

Due to normal Summer Camp Operations, dates between May – July may be unavailable. 

McNeil Scout Ranch Staff, Alumni & Volunteer Service Core

The Peaceful Valley Alumni Association (PVAA) is a group  of veteran Scouters and former Camp Staffers dedicated to the preservation, maintenance, and program support at Charles S. McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Three nationally accredited camps make up PV, which is located at 7,000 feet in elevation near the town of Elbert, Colorado. Visit the PVAA page for more information and to become a member.

The Volunteer Service Core (VSC) is a new initiative to help assist the scouting movement for the Greater Colorado Council. The VSC is comprised of subgroups that focus on specific industries such as carpentry, concrete work, heavy machine operations, and much more. The PV Service Days are dedicated orientations/ trainings held at Peaceful Valley to make improvements for Summer Camp and Year-Round operations.

Working for a Greater Colorado Council camp is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. The Greater Colorado Council is looking for those that want to make the summer full of adventure for the Scouts that come through our gates.  Spending your summer at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley will provide you with an opportunity to not only have the adventure of a lifetime, but to also affect the lives of thousands of youth from across the country.

Working on camp staff is a great opportunity to make your summer full of adventure! Spend your days taking Scouts on hikes, teaching them how to shoot a gun, or relaxing with them in the evenings as you all sit around a campfire telling stories and watching skits.

“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