Family Camp at JCC Ranch Camp Returns August 12-14, 2022

DENVER, Colo. – After a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Camp returns to JCC Ranch Camp from August 12-14, 2022. Families can choose to attend for the whole weekend or come up for one day on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The weekend will include family, adults-only and kids-only activities including horseback riding, rodeo, zip-lining, tie-dye and crafts, high ropes course, swimming, archery and much more. 

“The goal of Ranch Camp is twofold: to allow families and kids to experience the joys of Ranch Camp together and to give kids a sneak peak into what sleepaway camp is all about,” said Ryan Bocchino, director at JCC Ranch. “At Family Camp, we’ll offer babysitting in the evenings for parents to connect with each other and for kids to do their own activities, and we’ll offer many activities that families can do together throughout the weekend. We look forward to welcoming families back to Family Camp!”

There are a variety of lodging options for the weekend including new tiny homes, shared or private cabins, cottages and TASC tents. Rates for the whole weekend vary between $525-$1,050 and include lodging, meals and activities. Rates for a one day pass for Saturday are $125 per person or $300 for up to four people and include activities and lunch.

Family Camp will be celebrating the JCC Denver’s 100th anniversary during the weekend with special events, swag and more to mark the organization’s milestone.

Leading up to Family Camp from August 9-12, JCC Ranch Camp is hosting Baktanna for kids in grades 1-4 who are interested in the overnight camp experience with a shorter commitment.

JCC Ranch Camp has 380-acres in the Black Forest in Elbert, Colo. for campers to explore, connect with other Jewish kids, and have an enriching summer experience. At Ranch Camp, lifelong friendships are born, identities are discovered and youth are challenged to grow in mind, body and spirit in a vibrant Jewish community. Activities include hiking, biking, a top-notch equestrian program, climbing and zip-line at the challenge course, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and many others. For more information, visit https://www.ranchcamp.org, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @JCCRanchCamp.

ABOUT JCC RANCH CAMP

JCC Ranch Camp offers overnight camp experiences for kids in grades one through 11. The camp is located in Elbert, Colo. and sits on 380-acres in the Black Forest. Each night campers sleep in cozy cabins after a full day of activities including hiking, biking, a top-notch equestrian program, climbing and zip-line at the challenge course, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and many others. At Ranch Camp, lifelong friendships are born, identities are discovered and youth are challenged to grow in mind, body and spirit in a vibrant Jewish community. The facility is available for off-season rentals for business retreats, weddings, and other life events. For more information, visit https://www.ranchcamp.org, call (303) 648-3800 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @JCCRanchCamp.

ABOUT STAENBERG – LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022, the Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s five program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; early childhood engagement, including the Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers the Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Festival (JAAMM Fest), Denver Jewish Film Festival, and ReelAbilities Film Festival; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; and engagement programming for teens, young adults, seniors and the LGBTQIA+ community. The JCC Denver is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org, like us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver or call (303) 399-2660.

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