We’re here to help! Below you will find helpful information for before, during, and after camp!
We understand that paperwork is tiresome and complicated. While we've done our best to streamline the camp registration process, there are many state-required forms for summer camp. Thank you for understanding that this documentation helps us to run a safe summer camp program.
All forms are required unless marked otherwise.
Every camper is required to have a physical examination form, signed by a physician and dated within 24 months preceding the camper's session at GVR or MSR.
*We cannot accept any forms that are older than 24 months or pull your physical from the previous year.
Complete this form to acknowledge risk, release liability, and provide GVR with authorization to seek medical care in case of a health-related emergency or injury requiring medical attention.
This form is required if your camper takes prescription or over-the-counter medication. It must be signed by a physician and specifically indicate each prescription that GVR or MSR’s nursing staff will be administering to the camper. We will not accept campers with prescription medication who do not have this form completed accurately and entirely.
For over-the-counter medication, the form must be filled out completely, accurately, and include a parental signature.
Copy of Health Insurance (OR) Agreement to Assume All Risks
We’ll keep a copy of your camper’s health insurance coverage on-file to be used in the event of a health-related emergency. If you do not carry health insurance or do not want to provide us with your health insurance information, we’ll require that you sign the agreement to assume all risks waiver.
Immunization Exemption FOrm (optional)
This form is required if your camper is not immunized or if you do not wish to share your camper’s immunization records with our program.
Special Accommodations Activities Form (Optional)
Complete this form if you would like to limit your camper’s activities during his or her week of camp. It is important that you indicate any special concerns that would limit your camper’s ability to participate in any aspect of the GVR camp program. For example, to ensure a camper with a recent ear infection does not go swimming or a camper with severe horse allergies does not go to the barn, etc.
What to Bring
Packing for summer camp can be overwhelming. We're here to help! Some of the best advice to follow when packing for camp is to be prepared for ALL types of weather. Both of our locations are high-elevation alpine environments where the weather can turn from sunny and 90 degrees to rainy and 40 degrees in the blink of an eye. Even in mid-July!
For detailed packing suggestions, curated by our summer camp experts, see the helpful packing checklists below.
Summer camp Packing checklist (Family camp)
Activity Sign-ups 2019
Your camper will rotate with his or her cabin and counselor through all of the activities that GVR offers.
Adventure, ignite & summit Camp
There are 2 activity classes in the morning (same activity, repeated daily) and 2 activity periods in the afternoon (opportunity for a different activity each period, each day).
Your camper will participate in online sign-ups for his or her morning classes, along with online sign-ups for a 3rd period activity for each day, Monday - Thursday.
[for example] 1st period — horsemanship and 2nd period — swimming, 3rd period — M, bouldering; Tu, canoeing; Wed, arts & crafts; Th, mountain biking.
Every day, campers will select a 4th period “free class” at lunchtime.
* Please note that climbing is a 2-period activity, meaning, if a camper selects climbing for 1st it will automatically fill 2nd. Likewise, selecting climbing for 3rd will preclude the camper from choosing a 4th period activity that day.
All activity sign-ups for Family Camp happen on-site!
Mills Spring ranch, Wy
All activity sign-ups for Mills Spring Ranch camp happen on-site!
Check In Day!
what to expect
We recognize that the day of arrival at camp is an exciting, albeit stressful time for your family. We’ll do everything in our control to make your experience at on-site registration simple, convenient and fun!
Camper Check In and drop off begins at 2:00pm sharp on the day your session begins. If you’d like to arrive early you are welcome to park and enjoy the ample outdoor space that GVR has to offer. Please anticipate potentially rainy weather, especially in June. We suggest bringing an umbrella!
Campers and their families should expect the longest lines for registration from 2:00 - 3:00pm. Wait times, especially at our medical station, can sometimes push an hour. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by long lines, but appreciate your patience as we process up to 100 camper registrations in a short amount of time. Campers who arrive between 3:00 and 4:00 generally experience significantly shorter wait times.
Registration closes at 4:00 pm. If you need to arrive later, we are happy to accommodate late registration with a 48 hour notice. Just send us an e-mail or give us a call and let us know when to expect you.
After completing your on-site registration check-list, you’ll drop your camper at his or her cabin before heading home for a week of freedom and bliss while GVR staff provide around-the-clock childcare!
If you have questions or concerns at any point while on GVR property, our friendly staff wear easily identifiable polo-shirts and are happy to offer assistance, answers, and awesomeness.
Registration Updates Coming Soon!
In recognition of the frustration caused by long wait times, we are working on a new system that will allow streamlined documentation uploads to the camper’s online account and speed the on-site registration process.
To ensure a simplified Check In process, please make sure to have all of your forms completed in your online account as well as the documents from above printed and filled out.
If you have any questions during your registration process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to answer any of your question.
Directions to Glacier View Ranch
Directions to GVR from I-25 and HWY 66 (near Longmont)
*Coming from the North
Take HWY 66 west from I-25 through Longmont to Lyons. Go through Lyons to SR-7. Go west (left) and follow the canyon for 14 miles and make a left turn onto HWY 72 (Peak-to-Peak HWY). Stay on HWY 72 for 4.5 miles and turn left on Overland Road (signs for Glacier View Ranch and Jamestown). Overland Road is gravel. Follow Overland Road for 1 mile and turn left onto the Glacier View Ranch driveway.
Directions to GVR from I-25 and HWY 36
*Coming from the South
Take HWY 36 west to Boulder. Follow 36 through Boulder. (36 is also called 28th Street while in the city of Boulder). Turn left on Lee Hill Drive. Cross over Broadway and continue up the hill. After one mile, stay right as Lee Hill Drive becomes Old Stage Road. Continue on Old Stage Road until it dead-ends into Left Hand Canyon Drive and turn left. After 2 miles, stay right as Lefthand Canyon drive becomes James Canyon Drive. Continue through Jamestown and drive up a hill that seems to never end. James Canyon Drive becomes Overland Road at the top of the hill (look for a wooden "Lost?" sign that lists Glacier View Ranch as the hill crests and becomes flat). Overland Road turns into gravel. Continue on the gravel road and look for the entrance to Glacier View Ranchon the right after approximately 1.5 miles.
Want to see photos and videos of what’s happening at camp?
Each summer we hire and incredible media team to capture both photos and videos that freeze your campers moments in time!
Daily photos online!
Check out our Shutterfly account every day to see new photos of camp!
If you would like to purchase a flash drive containing all the cabin videos, cabin photos, and other media throughout the week, please stop by the Camp Store on Check In Day to pay for and reserve one. Then, on Pick Up Day, you can easily breeze through and grab your drive!
Stay connected throughout the week!
Whether this is the first time away from home, or your kid is a summer camp veteran, they’ll most likely be missing you! Homesickness is perfectly normal and usually goes away within a day or two. Wondering how to stay connected to your camper throughout the week, and let them know you’re thinking about them…we’ve got your back!
Drop off letters or packages during Check in Day!
We have a check in spot specifically for letters and packages. Be sure to write your camper’s name (first & last), cabin name, and what day of the week you want it to be delivered!
Send a package or letter
We pick up mail every weekday! Go ahead and send something to your camper with their name (first & last) and cabin name. We’ll deliver it that day or the following afternoon.
8748 Overland Rd. Ward, CO 80481
This is a great way for you and for family and friends to let your camper know you’re thinking of them! Email email@example.com with your campers name (first & last) and their cabin name in the subject line. We deliver emails every single day!
Lost & Found
We highly encourage parents to send their child(ren) with personal items labeled clearly. Many times, campers forget a jacket or a water bottle at an activity. We work hard to give campers the opportunity to claim lost and found items throughout the week during evening programming, but understand that sometimes they might return home with a few less things than they left with. If that is the case, please fill out a lost and found form below. We will do our best to hunt down the missing item(s), but appreciate your understanding that some lost socks are never found.
The found items will be brought to the Rocky Mountain Conference Youth Department following Summer Camp for pick up.