Since 1953, the JCC Ranch Camp, located in Colorado’s beautiful Black Forest, has served thousands of campers from across the country and world. The camp, which is owned and operated by the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center in Denver, is open to children entering grades 2–11 with programs designed specifically for each age. Campers reside in log cabins in groups of eight to twelve with three to four counselors.
All buildings are within a central area surrounded by hundreds of pine-shaded spots for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, camping, and exploring. The facilities include accommodations for over 40 horses. Ranch Camp offers one of the best equestrian programs to be found in a Jewish camp setting nationwide.
JCC Ranch Camp offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, a technical rock climbing wall, a low-elements ropes course, a high-elements challenge course and zip line, sports field and basketball court, nature and crafts centers, and miles and miles of beautiful trails on our 400 acres of Colorado ranch land.
With an average of 150 campers per session, small cabin groups and low camper-to-staff ratios, Ranch Camp offers an intimate community. Our outgoing, enthusiastic counselors are required to go through background checks and complete an intensive training program. Staff are trained in CPR and First Aid, and many also carry other specialty certifications. Some counselors are former Ranch Campers, while others join our camp family from around the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. All staff members are selected based on their experience working with children and their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of campers.