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Boy Scouts of America, Greater Colorado Council
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Contacts

Camp DirectorJack Loats

Ranch Superintendent Scott Field

Ranger – Josh Field

Program Team AdminJoLynne Conrad
(720) 266-2143


Summer Camp Staff

 Camping SpecialistJohn Braselton

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Health Team

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McNeil Scout Ranch at peaceful valley

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, it’s near Colorado Springs and surrounding areas where campers go white water rafting, hike a 14er, or explore caves. Three nationally accredited camps make up MSR, which is located at 7,000 feet in elevation near the town of Elbert, Colorado.

Current Council Programs

A summer camp for Cub Scout families to get the full experience of Scouting over a 4-day/ 3-night period. 

A great opportunity for new Cub Scout Families to experience the essence of Scouting over a weekend.

A summer camp for Scouts BSA Troops to earn merit badges & participate in new adventures over a 6-day/ 5-night period. 

National Youth Leadershp Training is a great opportunity for youth to gain valuable leadership skills that can be used not only in their unit but in their everyday life.

BSA Unit Camping

McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley is a private camp owned and operated by Greater Colorado Council, Boy Scouts of America. Advance reservations must be placed prior to arriving at camp. All program activities must be supported at the unit level. 

Popular Amenities:

  • 15+ Primitive Campsites
  • 24-Bed Lodges
  • Outside Latrines
  • Dining Hall with Kitchen Access
  • Lake Access
  • Shooting Sports Range
  • Mountain Bike Riding

All members must abide by the National Boy Scouts of America guidelines at all times including but not limited to Youth Protection Training & the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Reservations at camp are based on first-come first-serve availability. Depending on the amount of attendees & amenities being requested – camp maybe shared with other groups unless specifically requested. Please make sure that you have the information below to help better speed the reservation process.

Group Contact Information:

  • Group Name
  • Contact Person
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone
  • Email

Event Information needed to make a reservation: 

  1. Arrival & Departure Date
  2. Est. number of attendees
  3. Desired Amenities (see Available Amenities List)

Payment Method: 

  1. Form of payment to confirm reservation.

Once you have gathered all the necessary information you can look at online reservation calendar to see what is available. 

  1. Select one Facility at a time. You can add more than one facility to your overall reservation before going to check-out.
    1. Dining Hall or Day Only Activities:
      • Select the Day you are would be using it.
    2. Campsites & Lodges:
      • Select the date you would be arriving
      • Select the date you would be leaving

Camping Department

Phone: (720) 266-2143

Email

Once you have confirmed your dates are available – complete the online reservation process & make your payment. 

  1. Select the estimated number of youth & adults attending.
    • This number can be altered 72-hours prior to your arrival. Any changes made after the 72-hour deadline will be adjusted and invoiced the following week.
  2. Make payment in full to confirm reservation. Any changes made to the reservation will be invoiced accordingly. Refund and cancelation policies are located at the bottom of each invoice issued.

Payment Methods:

  1. Credit/ Debit Card (VISA, MasterCard)
  2. Check (please include copy of invoice)

Payable to: Greater Colorado Council, BSA

Mailing Address: 10455 W 6th Ave., Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215

Non-Scouting Groups

McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley is a private camp owned and operated by Greater Colorado Council, Boy Scouts of America. Advance reservations must be placed prior to arriving at camp. All program activities must be supported at the unit level. 

Popular Amenities:

  • 15+ Primitive Campsites
  • 24-Bed Lodges
  • Separate Cabins
  • Conference Rooms (A/V)
  • Dining Hall with Kitchen Access

Reservations at camp are based on first-come first-serve availability. Depending on the amount of attendees & amenities being requested – camp maybe shared with other groups unless specifically requested. Please make sure that you have the information below to help better speed the reservation process.

Group Contact Information:

  • Group Name
  • Contact Person
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone
  • Email

Event Information needed to make a reservation: 

  1. Arrival & Departure Date
  2. Est. number of attendees
  3. Desired Amenities (see Available Amenities List)

Once you have gathered all the necessary information you can place a request to the Camping Department. To place a request – email us.

  1. All request will take 1-3 business days to process.
  2. The Camping Department schedule a meeting to review all information before reservations are confirmed.
  3. Pricing will be determined during meeting. 

Camping Department

Phone: (720) 266-2143

Email

Once your reservation has been confirmed – you will be sent an invoice with a required down payment to lock in your reservation. Payments instructions will be listed in the invoice. 

Payment Methods:

  1. Credit/ Debit Card (VISA, MasterCard)
  2. Check (please include copy of invoice)

Payable to: Greater Colorado Council, BSA

Mailing Address: 10455 W 6th Ave., Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215

Camps on Property

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 MSR, 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 MSR Service Days are dedicated orientations/trainings held at McNeil Scout Ranch to make improvements for summer camp and year-round operations.

McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley Camp Staff

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