Where is the JCC Ranch Camp?
The JCC Ranch Camp is located on 400 acres in Colorado’s magnificent Black Forest approximately 50 miles southeast of Denver.
Are there scholarships available for out-of-state campers?
Yes! We also encourage out-of-state campers to seek funds through their local synagogue and/or Federation.
Do all campers get to ride horses?
Yes! For participants in our Ranch program, they can expect to ride 2-3 times per session.
Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?
Yes! Ranch Camp provides transportation to and from the gate, and a member of our staff will contact you (the parents) upon pickup from the airport and arrival at camp. There is no additional fee for this service.
Does the Ranch Camp have a kosher kitchen?
Yes! Ranch Camp has a supervised kosher camp kitchen. Our current mashgiach is Jerry Rotenberg, who also supervises for the Denver Jewish Day School.
What are Judaics like at Ranch Camp?
The JCC Ranch Camp provides an innovative and spiritual Judaic environment for our campers. We have Judaic programming throughout the week, Israel Day once per session, a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat, Saturday morning services in our outdoor sanctuary, and Havdallah.
What types of activities are there at Ranch Camp?
Art, swimming, music, drama, Israeli dance, high ropes course, climbing wall, zip line, sports, mountain biking, outdoor games, nature hiking, Israeli culture, and many, many more!
Where do most of the campers come from?
Most of our campers are from Colorado (approx 85%), however, children come to Ranch Camp from all over the United States, Israel, and sometimes other countries as well.
Where does the staff come from?
One of our strengths is the diversity of our staff. We have staff members from all over the USA and sometimes international staff from Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and South America. We also have a large mishlachat (delegation) from Israel each year.
What does Ranch Camp look like?
The camp is nestled in a valley of pine trees, with large meadows on each side. The camp has miles and miles of trails, and campers can explore on foot, from the seat of a mountain bike, or in the saddle of one of our 40 horses.