Longs Peak Council
Boy Scouts of America
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Camp Jack, BSA
LOCATION: Camp Jack is an approximately 160 acre area located about 25 miles west of Cheyenne, WY, on Happy Jack Road just west of the Curt
Gowdy State Park headquarters (see map). The camp is part of Curt Gowdy State Park of the Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites, and its use is a lease agreement between the Longs Peak Council, BSA, and the state of Wyoming.
FACILITIES: Camp Jack has no facilities other than a latrine and campsites. The area of Camp Jack is enclosed by a fenced boundary from Happy Jack Road on the south to a private property boundary fence on the north (see map). The gate to Camp Jack is locked, and a key must be obtained from the Park Manager at Park Headquarters. Camp Jack has capacity for approximately 150 people and up to 20 vehicles (including RV's).
RESERVATIONS: Camp Jack can only be used by Scouts. Reservations to use Camp Jack must be made in advance through the Longs Peak Council's Farr Service Center in Greeley (email@example.com) at least 14 days ahead of arrival! Please complete the Camp Jack Reservation Form and send it to the Greeley Office (P.O. Box 1166, Greeley, CO 80632) or fax to 970.330.7961 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The state park will not allow "drop-in" units that have not made a reservation. There is no fee to use Camp Jack. Camp Jack is a totally restricted use area for Scouts. Non-Scout groups must contact Curt
Gowdy State Park for reservations in the Park.
FIRST AID TRAINED LEADER: In order to make a reservation to use Camp Jack the Scout unit must supply the council with a photocopy of a certificate showing an adult leader who is certified in first aid skills by a recognized agency (American Red Cross, National Safety Council, etc).
PARK AND BSA RULES: All BSA camping rules related to safety, youth protection, trained leaders, etc, apply at Camp Jack. In addition, Curt Gowdy State Park requires that all rules and regulations for the Curt Gowdy State Park be followed (see Curt Gowdy brochure).
PARK USE: The agreement reached with the state of Wyoming on the use of Camp Jack allows Scout units to have access to all Camp Jack on a no fee basis. For this to be so, vehicles pertaining to units must have a copy of the reservation form on the left front windshield dash. Units desiring to use other facilities at Curt Gowdy State Park need to make a reservation through the Park office and pay the Park fees. (You can talk with the Park Ranger to arrange a service project to avoid the park fees.)
SERVICE PROJECTS: Scout units are encouraged to contact the State Park Manager to arrange for service project work at the park. The park is especially interested in Project SOAR related conservation projects, bluebird nesting box construction projects, working with Scouts on Eagle Projects, and more. Scout service projects at Curt Gowdy State Park are the council's payment for the lease on Camp Jack!
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SPECIAL HABITAT AREA:
A special endangered species habitat area has been established at Camp Jack by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This area is habitat for the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse, an endangered species. A fenced in area constructed by Scouts in 1999 designates the habitat in the wooded wash, and all people are to stay out of the area at all times.
A special interpretive display has been erected near the habitat area to explain it's purpose, and share information about other wildlife that may be found at or near the camp.
- No pets are allowed at Camp Jack.
- Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
- The use of firearms or fireworks is prohibited.
- Archery under properly trained leadership (Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, and Venture Crews only) may be conducted at the park's archery range in another location of the park.
EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: In an emergency situation contact the Park Manager or telephone the Laramie County Sheriff on your cell phone at 911.
Last Updated Wednesday, 26-May-2010 20:55:34 MDT