Camp Tahosa High Adventure – 2008

Saturday, August 2 through Saturday, August 9

Recent Updates

  • FINAL DETAILS memo updated (July 22, 2008)
  • FINAL DETAILS memo added to “Key Links.” (Updated June 21, 2008)
  • Camp Tahosa Eagle Point Survey added to “Key Links.” (Updated June 8, 2008)
  • Camp Tahosa Guide; see “Key Links” below. (Updated March 27, 2008)
  • Alpine Adventure Training Requirements; see “Key Links” below. (Updated March 23, 2008)

Emergency Contacts

  • Mr. Bedard’s cell phone: (508) 282-0283
  • Camp Tahosa (emergencies only): (303) 440-4040

Key Links


Camp Tahosa was selected because it offers a combination of classic scout camp activities, real high adventure backpacking, western day and overnight hikes, all in a unique Rocky Mountain setting.

There is a complete “basic camp program” with merit badges and ranges similar to Camp Resolute—all set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

For scouts 13 years old by January 1, 2008 (no exceptions and the scoutmaster can further limit participation) there will be the option to complete 5 day, 4 night backpacking trip up to 12,000 ft evaluations going over the Continental Divide and returning to the base camp. We have done these types of wilderness backpacking trips in the Rocky Mountains before and they are truly a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for most scouts.

Camp Tahosa is a Denver Area BSA Council 320 acre camp located north of Boulder, Colorado in a fairly remote part of the state. The elevation of the camp is almost 9,000 feet. The website for the Denver Area Council to learn more about Camp Tahosa is

The troop will have its own campsite. The scouts will sleep in tents, which the Troop will bring. There is a trading post, hot showers, and a nurse’s office. Each patrol will be cooking its own food at the site for most of the meals. The camp provides the ingredients from the camp commissary 3 times a day for the meals (the same format is used at National and World Jamborees –when there are up to 50,000 scouts in a camp). Cooking will be done on Coleman gas stoves.

The troop will have many adult leaders on the trip, most who have many years of leadership and high adventure experience. As with all of our activities, the troop will meet or exceed the BSA requirements for the trip.

Transportation to/from the camp will be: bus from St. Mary’s parish center to airport (Boston or Providence), fly to Denver airport and bus to camp, bus from camp to Denver airport and fly to airport back home, and bus to return to St. Mary’s in Milford.

The maximum cost of the trip, including all camp fees, food, transportation and troop supplies is $775 per participant. For scouts, the actual cost of the trip is reduced by the amount of pancake breakfast tickets that the scout sells.

How to sign up for the Camp Tahosa High Adventure: A deposit of $100 per person for the trip is due by the February 14 troop meeting.