Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.
Session Lengths: 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks
Since 1953, the JCC Ranch Camp has been creating Jewish memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Located in Colorado’s magnificent Black Forest, the Ranch Camp provides children entering grades 2-11 with a truly western Jewish experience. Over the last 60 years of operation, JCC Ranch Camp has established a strong tradition of community that is built around and devoted to our campers. It is a place where life-long friendships are born, Jewish identities are discovered and nourished, and children are challenged to grow in mind, body and spirit.
JCC Ranch Camp offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, a technical rock climbing wall, a challenge 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.
Ranch Camp offers a wide array of different programs. The Ranch program offers the traditional summer camp activities such as horseback riding, ropes course, swimming, archery, sports, arts and crafts, drama and much more. Additionally Ranch Camp is known to have one of the best specialty horseback rising programs in the nation. We also offer many different trips programs ranging from 4 to 21 days. Some are specialty like our horse-pack trip and the rock climbing and mountain biking trip and others include various adventures such as backpacking, white-water rafting, canyoning, community service, and much more.
In addition to our program activities, the Ranch Camp strives to connect children to their Jewish heritage, Jewish community and to the natural world around them. Surrounded by nature and the warmth of old and new friends, campers experience Judaism as never before. Together, they share Jewish rituals and learning and begin to understand the special way in which they are connected to one another – connections that will last a lifetime.