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Colorado Mountain Ranch

Boulder's original summer day camp for children and teens.

Voted "Best Summer Camp in Boulder" year after year!


Camp Activities

At the Colorado Mountain Ranch, adventure knows no bounds with exhilarating activities like mountainboarding, where campers can glide down rugged trails while soaking in breathtaking mountain views. For those seeking precision and focus, our archery sessions provide the perfect opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. Additionally, we offer serene yoga classes amidst the tranquil beauty of nature, allowing campers to find inner peace and balance while surrounded by towering pines and crisp mountain air. Whether they're conquering the slopes, aiming for the bullseye, or finding their center, campers at our ranch are guaranteed a dynamic and fulfilling experience that fosters personal growth and exploration.

Our Values


Never underestimate the power of simplicity. As we experience the simple joy of a blooming wildflower (Nature), a shared smile (Connection), or a game (Fun), we invest in the transformation of children’s lives.


We see nature as the greatest teacher, the ultimate playground, and the best place to be.


Through connection, an individual feels the comfort of support. We strive to create a meaningful community with each other, the natural world, and the animals in our care.


We believe in protecting the most fundamental right of children: to have fun! Through fun’s feel-good moments come happiness, friendship, and confidence. 

Join Our Team

Hiring for Summer 2024 has closed.

We are looking for a few high-spirited people to join our team and contribute to the overall operation of the Ranch. Everyone helps with daily support crews, set-up and clean-up, general maintenance, and other work projects. Our staff is instrumental in creating and implementing every aspect of Ranch programs, activities, food service, hospitality, and facility use and upkeep. We invest in young lives moving into the future in today’s world, campers and staff members alike. Colorado Mountain Ranch is a special place where people connect in outdoor active fun. Our staff develops into a close-knit residential community.

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Weddings at the Ranch

We are a unique wedding venue in a one-of-a-kind historic mountain setting above Boulder. Saturday wedding dates available from June - September! Located just 10 miles from Boulder and a lifestyle away, the Ranch is surrounded by the incredible beauty of the Colorado Rockies. In this relaxed environment, you can create the day of your dreams. Our Blue Spruce Package offers the venue for you to plan and personalize your Special Day.

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Group Events

We offer all types of Group Events from company picnics to overnight retreats. Reach out today to see if we are a good match for your next corporate or college event.

Company Picnics

Take your work team and their families on a picnic day in the mountains that they will never forget, where adults get to be kids again and where the kids are actually entertained.


Team-building is an opportunity to have meaningful fun while exploring outside the usual work, school, or team environment.

Overnight Retreats

Enjoy a true mountain getaway in our dormitory-style bunkhouse cabins with wood-fired stoves.

Meeting & Workshops

Host your next corporate workshop at the Ranch!

Enjoy the view at 8,500' elevation!

We are located right outside of the rustic mountain town of Gold Hill, Colorado. Please fill up with gas or get your charge done in Boulder; there are no gas stations or charging stations along the way. We suggest you take the drive slow and enjoy the scenery.

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If you are on the fence about sending your kids to this camp - do it!! My daughter started going there at age 10 and that experience has shaped her in ways you cannot imagine. She is excited to be returning as a staff member this summer! Your kids will be thanking you for years to come ❤️.

- Shelley Allen, Parent

Colorado Mountain Ranch is better than any other camp on earth, if I had to rate it on a scale of one to ten I couldn't because it would go off the charts.

- Eva Binger, Camper

3 weeks last year; 5 weeks this year -- kids loved every second. I think they might love it more than Christmas.

- Alden Perkins, Parent

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