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Camp Tahosa

Guided Adventure Service at 9,000'

For over 75 years, Camp Tahosa has been the adventure playground of choice for troops and crews from around the country.  Sitting at a whopping 9,000 feet in elevation (1.7 miles above sea level), campers share a world with moose, trout, mountain lions, elk, river otters, and bears.  They climb mountain passes formed millions of years ago, or boat in a lake fed by natural springs.  Endless skies, stunning views, and crisp mountain air lets you leave the world behind and truly enjoy this little Rocky Mountain camp, no matter the time of year.

EaglePoint Base Camp: A Different Take on Summer Camp

EaglePoint Base Camp is a more relaxed summer camp experience, and troops attending will work with a small and highly skilled staff to support a program of their own design and timetable, allowing them to do almost anything for their week at camp.

An entire troop can earn the Canoeing Merit Badge, build trust in the Introductory to C.O.P.E. (low and high ropes) course, or get out of camp and experience areas in the surrounding Rocky Mountains.  The sky and a troop’s imagination are really the only limits.

Tahosa Trek at EaglePoint Base Camp: A hybrid between EaglePoint and Alpine Adventure.

Tahosa Trek at EaglePoint is an introduction to backpacking for Scouts and Scouters.  Spend 2 days working on merit badges and 2 1/2 days backpacking.  This does not replace the week-long EaglePoint summer camp program.

Adventures of All Shapes and Sizes, No Matter the Time of Year!

Why should summer have all the fun?  In addition to their summer camp opportunities, Tahosa High Adventure Base has fantastic programs available throughout the rest of the year.

Year-Round Adventures


Embark on a great winter adventure program that will give participants the ability to travel where few dare.  Develop confidence and skills in camping and living in the outdoors during extreme winter weather conditions as you snowshoe to a remote part of Camp Tahosa with an expedition sled (pulk) attached to you to carry your gear.  Learn how to build a winter shelter (called a quinzee) and receive training in proper clothing and how to dress for cold weather, first aid and emergency procedures, specialized equipment use, and proper food.

Get more information, or register for OKPIK here.

Hooked on Tahosa

Spend the weekend fly fishing at a private lake in the Rocky Mountains.  The class is designed for beginners, and instruction is available for Scouts, parents, and leaders.  Learn how to cast, set up your rod and reel, the entomology (study of bugs) of Tumblesom Lake, and how to tie a natural looking fly!  Old pros may still pick up a few pointers, as well as just enjoy a weekend of fly fishing.  Comfortable sleeping arrangements, hearty meals prepared by the Fishing Camp Staff, and a weekend filled with fun, what more could you ask for?

Get more information, or register for Hooked on Tahosa here.

C.O.P.E. (Low & High Ropes Course Challenge)

C.O.P.E. is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience.  It consists of group initiative games, trust events, low rope course events, high rope course events, and ziplines.  Some activities involve a group challenge, while others develop individual skills and agility.  Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, and devise solutions to a variety of problems!

Get more information on COPE here.

Boy Scout Conservation Weekend

The Denver Area Council Conservation Committee will provide the opportunity for Scouts to earn the Colorado Scout Conservation Award at Camp Tahosa.  The primary activities will be on Saturday.  The award focuses on conservation topics and activities as they relate to the state of Colorado.

Get more information on Boy Scout Conservation Weekend here.

Weekend Unit Camping

Troops looking for a camping destination in the middle of the Rocky Mountains should look no further than Camp Tahosa, which is open for individual unit camping August – May.  Facilities include rustic campsites to buildings from the 1800’s renovated with modern conveniences.  The location provides a wilderness setting that is ideal for stargazing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, fishing, and many other types of troop activities.  The campsites, cabins, and lodges are all easily accessible, making carrying gear easy, and are available for rent.  Please make your reservation 2 weeks before your scheduled date.

For reservations, please contact Mary Ann at 720.266.2111 or through email.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Camp Tahosa near Ward, Colorado.  The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

Get more information on NYLT here.

Tahosa Alumni Association

For more information, please visit the Tahosa Alumni Association website.

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity service provider. Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is a permittee of the Roosevelt National Forests.