Elkhorn High Adventure Base

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We have confirmed that we will have some staff from Philmont and can add treks to our regular offering.  We have contacted all the troops and crews that requested a trek at Elkhorn High Adventure Base for Trek 1 (June 10-16), Trek 2 (June 17-23) and Trek 3 (June 24-30).  We have not gotten through the list for the 4th of July Week or Trek 4 (July 8-14).  We will definitely be making those calls on Monday, June 11.  If you are still in need of a place for your trek for any of those weeks, please send and email to CampRegistration@longspeakbsa.org with the following information:  Troop/Crew #, City, St, # of people, # of crews, contact name, contact email and contact phone #.  We are doing what we can to get as many treks scheduled as we can take.  It has been a slow process, but we appreciate your patience.

If you contacted us earlier in the week and have not heard back but are still interested, please send an email.  This will help speed up the process!  Thanks so much!

Have a great summer!

Elkhorn High Adventure Base is located at over 7,200 feet on the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Over 3,200 acres of Rocky Mountain Adventures are waiting for you. For your older Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers, the Elkhorn High Adventure Base is a true backcountry mountaineering experience.

Backpack thirty to fifty miles through the Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado State Forest and Parks, and Rawah Wilderness while learning about mountaineering skills and practices.

Snow fields in July, the Milky Way at night, mountaintop memories to last a lifetime. Anyone can put on a backpack and head off on the trail, but it takes a trained staff and dedicated leadership to make a quality program. We bring hands-on adventure to the Colorado Wilderness.

The Elkhorn High Adventure Base is one of four camps located on the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. The program has been put together to take advantage of the magnificent location high in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado. Located just north of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Elkhorn High Adventure Base offers a unique experience for older Scouts to hike, camp, and climb in the Rocky Mountains.

At over 7,000 feet in elevation and encompassing more than 3,400 acres, BDSR serves as a perfect base camp for the Elkhorn High Adventure program. Each crew will spend five full days of high adventure activities such as backpacking, rappelling, rock climbing, black powder, C.O.P.E and tomahawk throwing.

Mission & Goals

The mission of the Elkhorn High Adventure Base is to provide Scouts, Scouters, and Venturers a chance to graduate from the traditional Scout Camp experience and put to use the years of training and experience they have received in a physically and mentally challenging rugged wilderness setting.

The goals of the Elkhorn High Adventure Base are to create once-in-a-lifetime memories and develop a life-long love and respect for the natural environment.

At Elkhorn we offer:

  • Basic and Advanced Climbing – NO walls or towers
  • Rappelling – Ever done a 100ft FREE Rappel?
  • COPE – We have High and Low courses to choose from
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Campfire Programs
  • A Hike ranger to guide you through your adventure

Supertreks also Include:

  • Rafting on the Cache la Poudre River
  • Overnight Horse Adventure

All in the beautiful Colorado Mountains!

Contact Us

Questions can be sent to our BDSR Camp Director or our council Program Specialist.