Jack Nicol Cub Camp

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Go back in time with us this year at Camp Jack Nicol. We’ll pan for gold in the old west and have a rootin tootin time shooting BB’s. At the castle see to the shining knights, Kings, and save the princess from the evil dragon with your bow and arrow at archery. The Pirates will sing, dance and tell stories of buried treasure. You can test out your slingshot skills too at our wrist Rocket station, and if you hit the right target you may steal the pirates treasure.

Scouts and Adults will also attend activities in the Nature Center, visit the Handicraft Area, meet the staff at an opening campfire, have a chance to show off their own acting skills at the closing campfire, and design and build a float for the world famous “Light Parade”. Depending on the age and rank of the Scout there are many other activities scheduled during your visit.

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Summer Camp at Jack Nicol Cub Camp

The Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp was dedicated in 2001 as a Cub Scout Resident Camp, owned and operated by the Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America. Camp Nicol consists of 3 major themed program areas; Fort Unfug, Castle Walker and the Everett Seaport. These facilities are designed to inspire the imaginations of our Cub Scout aged campers.

As a Cub Scout Resident Camp, we offer age appropriate programs that are not necessarily designed for rank advancement, but at the end of your stay you will realize just how much your son has accomplished. Our goal is for Scouts and their adult partners to have a rewarding outdoor camping experience, in a safe, FUN and Scout appropriate environment.

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Campers at Camp Nicol stay in 2 person canvas wall tents on wooden platforms with 2 canvas cots (there are 5 tents and a picnic table in each site). Individual hot showers are available at either of the 2 shower facilities which also house sink rooms. Camp Nicol has a number of latrines (sorry no flush toilets) each has wash sinks and drinking water. All of your meals are served cafeteria style in the beautiful Tointon Dining Hall.

In addition to our “Kid Friendly” menu there is a large salad bar. Everything you need for all of the programs is supplied: from BBs and Archery, to craft items, to Frisbees for a round of Disc Golf. You will be greeted by a staff trained to handle your needs. That includes a medic that is certified to handle our medication distribution at meal times. The camp Trading Post is stocked with camp t-shirts, caps, water bottles and basic camp supplies. We also offer snacks and drinks and it is the place to pick up your shooting sports patches and extra glow stuff for the Light Parade.

 

Meet you’r Directors!

 

     KEVIN V. HUNT

       Camp Director – Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp

Kevin V. Hunt, A Scouting Historian, joined the Boy Scouting Program as a Cub Scout and recently staged a Jubilee Celebration for his 50 years of very active participation in Scouting.  As a youth, he earned his Eagle Scout Award with four palms beyond the Eagle.  He attended college at BrighamYoungUniversity and earned a B.S. degree in Youth Leadership (Boy Scout Program Administration).

 

For seven years, Kevin was a professional Scouter and very much enjoyed his association with the Scouting volunteers. Kevin helped to pioneer the Varsity Scouting program when it was a pilot program.  Over the years, he has served proactively on various Scouting roles, functions and committees. He was Cubmaster for seven years (in 5 packs), an Assistant Scoutmaster for numerous new-Scout patrols, Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, Venturing Advisor and a member of various district and council training committees.  He is a 3-bead Woodbadger.  He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.  He is currently on the district Scout leader training staff and is Advancement Chair for the three Scouting units sponsored by his church.

 

Kevin has worked in various roles in Scout camps in six Western states.

Camp Thunder Ridge near Parowan, Utah – Utah National Parks Council, Program Director

Camp Del Web on Cedar Mountain, Utah – Boulder Dam Area Council, Program Director

Camp Loll on South border of Yellowstone Park, Wyoming – Lake Bonneville Council,

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Camp Bartlett near Montpelier, Idaho Lake Bonneville Council, Ass’t Camp Director 1 Year

Camp Director 3 Years

Camp Rancho Allegre at Santa Barbara, California, Camp Director

Camp 3 Falls – Southern California, Attended camp as Scoutmaster with Troop

Camp Geronimo by Payson, Arizona – Volunteer Commissioner 1 Week each of 8 summers

And frequently attended weeks of camp in troop support functions

Camp Geronimo Lead Commissioner – Summer 2012

Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp – Ft. Colllins, Colorado, Camp Director – Summer 2014

 

Kevin is the author of numerous children’s books and also many on Scouting and general youth leadership.  (See his website at www.scoutingtrails.com) He has maintained a personal daily journal for 40 years and much of the material for his books comes from personal experiences as detailed in the journal volumes.

 

Kevin enjoys writing books, outdoor cooking, family activities, service to others, parties for friends, family history research, camping and woodworking.  He and his family and friends enjoy the backyard “log cabin” and BBQ ramada that the family created together.

LOU HUNT

       Program Director – Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp

Lou attended Snow College in Utah and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Youth Leadership.  It was there that she met her future husband, Kevin.  Together they were in Alpha Phi Omega, the Scouting fraternity while at BYU.  They scouted each other.  Lou completed an internship with the Girl Scouts in Utah.

 

As a youth, Lou enjoyed dancing and played the violin in various school productions.  She taught dance in the city recreation programs.  In Santa Barbara, California she taught sewing and helped with other programs of the Girl’s Club.

 

For fifteen years, Lou has been an assistant teacher at a Montessori School.  In this role, she has taught various subjects and has lovingly helped students enjoy school and to reach their true potential.

 

Lou has served in her church in various teaching and leadership roles in the children, youth and women organizations.  She served as Den Leader on four different occasions including in a pack that included boys from all over the world and whose parents were students at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She had a dozen Laotian Hmong Cub Scouts in her den.  Her three sons are all Eagle Scouts as are four of her sons-in-law.  She has attended many summer camp sessions with her many daughters and was often the “spark plug” with her energy, enthusiasm and crazy antics.

 

Lou is known in family circles as “Momma Lou” where she is the mother of nine children (six daughters and three sons) and now grandmother to twenty seven grandchildren.  Having no television in her home as the children grew up, she taught them various crafts, sewing, cooking, games and various projects.  She is a natural and gifted actor, painter and seamstress.  She is a gracious hostess.

 

Lou enjoys many hobbies – which include cooking, sewing, catering for big events and gatherings, painting, arts and crafts of various kinds, creating beautiful wedding cakes, creating her famous cinnamon rolls and doughnuts and taking care of her large family.   She has a natural enthusiasm for life and is often the life of the party.

 

 LARISSA HUNT

          Trading Post and Office Staff

Larissa is an organized and creative individual.  She is quiet until one gets to know her but then is fun, happy and spirited.  As the youngest of nine children, she has learned much from her older siblings.

 

Larissa was a member of the student council at her high school.  In this role she helped to plan many successful events and activities.  As class secretary treasurer, she kept finance and other records.  She helped to purchase materials for various events.

 

For one summer Larissa served as staff at Camp Geronimo, located near Payson, Arizona.  She was on the climbing staff at the tower.  She got to teach others the skills that she had enjoyed for years with her brothers and family.  She has helped her family stage many fun and successful events and gatherings through their catering business.  She worked on staff at a local pizza parlor.  For many years, Larissa has paid all of her own expenses as she has ground her own wheat flour and made and sold delicious home-made bread.   She has been a talented child care provider and has many years of experience.

 

Larissa enjoys music, guitar playing, drawing in many forms, crafts of all kinds, sewing, creating dresses and skirts (including many made of men’s ties).  She is a technical “whiz” on the computer and can perform many creative functions on computers.  She has enjoyed traveling to visit her married siblings and especially enjoyed a summer in Portland, Oregon and traveling in Germany and The Netherlands.

 

Larissa will soon be leaving for an 18-month mission for her church.

2014-Cub-Camp-Patch2014 Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp,  Summer Resident Camp

The theme for 2014 is “Time Travel”.

There are sessions for Webelos, Wofl/Bear and Family Camp.

Webelos sessions are 4 day/3 night sessions that are limited to registered Webelos 1 and 2 (after April/May graduation).  Webelos will work on advancements for some of the Webelos Activity Badges as well as some of the Sports and Academic awards.  Other activities include BB shooting, archery, wrist rockets, hikes, crafts and much more!  Due to the activities at the Webelos sessions, it is limited to only Webelos and their leaders/parents.

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Wolf/Bear sessions are 3 day/2 nights sessions that are limited to registered Wolves and Bears (after April/May graduation).  They will work on advancement for some of the items in their handbook as well as some of the Sports and Academic awards.  Other activities include BB shooting, archery, wrist rockets, hikes, crafts and much more!  Due to the activities at the Wolf/Bear sessions, it is limited to only Wolves and Bears and their leaders/parents.

Family Camp is an exciting adventure for the whole family.  We have even had Grandpa and Grandma come to family camp!.  These are 3 day/2 night or overnight sessions that can accommodate any age.  The only requirement is that at least one of the family members is a registered Cub Scout.  Activities include BB shooting, archery, wrist rockets, hikes, crafts and much more!

Participants at all Jack Nicol Cub Camp sessions camp in canvas, 2-man wall tents on wood platforms.  Each tent has two canvas folding cots.  All meals are served in Tointon Dining Hall.  There is a Trading Post at the camp that will have everything from candy bars to sweatshirts!

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All participants at Camp Nicol will enjoy program and activities from all 3 theme areas; the Castle, Seaport and Fort. Activities may include: Nature/Science, BB gun shooting, Archery, Wrist Rockets, Arts and Crafts, Rank Advancement and Skills, Games and Sports. Evening activities include a campfire program, free time and cracker barrel, and the world famous Camp Nicol Light Parade! There are many optional program activities available to you and your Scouts during your stay. There are opportunities for various sports and games which may include: volleyball, kickball, horseshoes, croquet, and many more! Conservation is always much needed at Camp Nicol. Speak with one of our staff members about how your den can earn the SOAR award, or start working towards the World Conservation Award. There are plenty of projects available.

Advancement

All Scouts have the opportunity to work on various advancements throughout their stay. It is up to the leadership with your den to track the achievements earned. It is difficult to provide a tracking sheet for advancement, as all groups do different activities. Please plan to track your den’s progress during its stay at camp. It is helpful to bring a Scout Book with during your stay.

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On the final night of each session we will have a light parade for all Scouts to participate in. Please bring anything you would like to decorate your groups float. You will be able to use the wagons at camp and we will provide assorted glow sticks for each Scout. Feel free to bring additional. We will also sell glow sticks in the trading post.

Marksman, Master Archer & Wrist Rocket Ranger Awards

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Cubs and Webelos can now qualify for the New Camp Nicol Marksman and Archer Awards. The patches for these 3 awards are available in the Nicol Trading Post after completing the requirements on the ranges ($2.50). The rockers which designate skill levels are available in the trading post for $1.00 each.

Cubmasters Only

After breakfast on your last morning in camp, the Camp Nicol Director invites all adults to the Coffee Corral to meet with The Ranch Director and Food Service Manager to address concerns and take comments both good and bad. Your feedback is taken seriously and the suggestions are acted on promptly. Many of the improvements at Camp Nicol have come from these meetings. Please plan on attending!

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During your stay at a Webelos Session you will spend your day Saturday on an exciting hike to the Boy Scout Camp. While at the Boy Scout Camp you will have the opportunity to participate in canoeing, bouldering, and horses. Everyone, Scouts and adults, wishing to participate in the canoeing program must complete a “Swim Check”, this may be done before coming to camp using the “Swim Check Form” in the back of this guide. Anyone who does not complete their swim check before coming to camp must complete a swim check at camp before participating in the canoeing program! Water temperature at Weaver Lake during the camping season is between 45 and 50 degrees! Remember to bring your towel and flip-flops to the lake, and a day pack to carry your gear.

Photos & Video

We've posted some photos and videos to give you a preview of our camps. Do you have photos/videos you would like to share with us? Contact us and we'd love to show them here.

Photo Gallery

There is no better way to get to see the camp than going and experiencing it in person but photos are the next best thing. Have some photos to share with us? Let us know!

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Photosynths & Panoramas

Photosynths are interactive panoramas. Click and drag the image to explore different parts of the camp. These require the Microsoft Silverlight Plugin which you can get here.

Fort Unfug




Shotgun Lake from the Dining Hall




Lake and the Ships




Everitt Seaport




View from Castle Walker




Shotgun Lake and the Ships




The Nicol Dining Hall




Maps

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Interactive Map

Street Address

The address for the camp is 2331 County Road 68C Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

Lat / Lon

Looking for something more specific? 40.75144299999999,-105.50205499999998

Directions to Camp

From US Highway 287

Follow the highway until you reach “The Forks” restaurant and town of Livermore.
Turn on to County Road 74E and head west for 16.5 miles.
Turn left onto County Road 68C at the Longs Peak Council, Ben Delatour Scout Ranch sign.
Follow the gravel road for 2 miles until you see the sign for Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp on the left. If
you reach the main gates at the Boy Scout Camp, you have gone too far!

If you use a GPS or “Map Quest” you might be sent up Highway 14 (the Poudre Canyon). This adds
about 45 minutes to your trip.

Google Directions

Street Address

2331 County Road 68C Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

Camp Maps

We will add maps to the camp here soon!

Map Files

Coming Soon

Dates & Details

The dates, prices and openings posted here are updated from our registration system. If you have questions, feel free to call the council's service center..

Quick Links

Questions? Contact Us → Register for camp → 2014 Leader's Guide →

Sessions & Fees

Webelos Sessions (4 days, 3 nights)

Webelos sessions are designed for Webelos age Scouts (Scouts coming out of 3rd or 4th grades).
Cost includes: lodging, meals, camp patch and all program supplies. Session Dates are as follows:

Web #1 - June 12-15
Web #3 - June 19-22
Web #5 - June 26-29
Web #9 - July 10-13
Web #11 - July 17-20

SessionsDatesCost Openings
Webelos Session 1 June 12 - June 15, 2014 $150 / $80 78 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 2 June 15 - June 17, 2014 $110 / $65 69 Openings
Webelos Session 3 June 19 - June 22, 2014 $150 / $80 58 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 4 June 22 - June 24, 2014 $110 / $65 67 Openings
Webelos Session 5 June 26 - June 29, 2014 $150 / $80 56 Openings
Family Session 6 June 29 - July 1, 2014 $110 / $65 Registration is not open for this session
Family Overnighter Session 7 July 5 - July 6, 2014 $55 / $45 86 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 8 July 6 - July 8, 2014 $110 / $65 90 Openings
Webelos Session 9 July 10 - July 13, 2014 $150 / $80 60 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 10 July 13 - July 15, 2014 $110 / $65 52 Openings
Webelos Session 11 July 17 - July 20, 2014 $150 / $80 Registration is not open for this session
Family Session 12 July 20 - July 22, 2014 $110 / $65 76 Openings

Wolf/Bear Sessions (3 days, 2 nights)

Wolf and Bear sessions are designed for Cub Scouts going to be a Wolf or Bear Scout (Scouts coming out of 1st or 2nd grade). These programs are designed to be a fun first time camping experience for these Scouts. If your den is not attending camp this summer, you can still attend this session as a parent and son.
Cost includes: lodging, meals, camp patch and program supplies. Session Dates are as follows:

W/B #2 - June 15-17
W/B #4 - June 22-24
W/B #8 - July 6-8
W/B #10 - July 13-15

SessionsDatesCost Openings
Webelos Session 1 June 12 - June 15, 2014 $150 / $80 78 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 2 June 15 - June 17, 2014 $110 / $65 69 Openings
Webelos Session 3 June 19 - June 22, 2014 $150 / $80 58 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 4 June 22 - June 24, 2014 $110 / $65 67 Openings
Webelos Session 5 June 26 - June 29, 2014 $150 / $80 56 Openings
Family Session 6 June 29 - July 1, 2014 $110 / $65 Registration is not open for this session
Family Overnighter Session 7 July 5 - July 6, 2014 $55 / $45 86 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 8 July 6 - July 8, 2014 $110 / $65 90 Openings
Webelos Session 9 July 10 - July 13, 2014 $150 / $80 60 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 10 July 13 - July 15, 2014 $110 / $65 52 Openings
Webelos Session 11 July 17 - July 20, 2014 $150 / $80 Registration is not open for this session
Family Session 12 July 20 - July 22, 2014 $110 / $65 76 Openings

Family Camp Sessions

The family camp sessions are fun for the whole family. All family members are invited to participate in the family camp session.
Cost includes: lodging, meals, camp patch and program supplies. Session Dates are as follows:

Fam #6 - June 29-July 1
Fam #12 - July 20-22

Fam Overnight #7 - July 5-6

SessionsDatesCost Openings
Webelos Session 1 June 12 - June 15, 2014 $150 / $80 78 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 2 June 15 - June 17, 2014 $110 / $65 69 Openings
Webelos Session 3 June 19 - June 22, 2014 $150 / $80 58 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 4 June 22 - June 24, 2014 $110 / $65 67 Openings
Webelos Session 5 June 26 - June 29, 2014 $150 / $80 56 Openings
Family Session 6 June 29 - July 1, 2014 $110 / $65 Registration is not open for this session
Family Overnighter Session 7 July 5 - July 6, 2014 $55 / $45 86 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 8 July 6 - July 8, 2014 $110 / $65 90 Openings
Webelos Session 9 July 10 - July 13, 2014 $150 / $80 60 Openings
Wolf/Bear Session 10 July 13 - July 15, 2014 $110 / $65 52 Openings
Webelos Session 11 July 17 - July 20, 2014 $150 / $80 Registration is not open for this session
Family Session 12 July 20 - July 22, 2014 $110 / $65 76 Openings

Early Bird Discount

If you register for any of the June Sessions by May 15, 2014 you will receive a $15 per person discount.

If you register for any of the July Sessions by June 15, 2014 you will receive a $15 per person discount.

FOS Discount

If your Pack meets its FOS Camp Goal by April 1 – each Cub Scout receives a $5.00 per night discount: Webelos Sessions – $15 discount Wolf/Bear Sessions – $10 discount Cub Scout Pack Sessions – $10 discount Family Camp Sessions – $10 discount on 2 night or $5 discount on 1 night

Popcorn Sale Discount

Popcorn Sales Discounts from the 2012 Popcorn Sale are valid only for activities listed on this page. They are not valid for any other activities at Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp. They must be used in 2013!

Camperships

A limited number of Camperships are available for financial assistance to enable Scouts to attend camp. (Camperships will only be considered for Scouts registered in Longs Peak Council.) Campership Request Form  Campership Application 5-13

Registration & Contact Information

Registration will be open January 1, 2014. We handle registration online, See the Registration Page for all the details. For More Information Registration information: Please contact Cindy Batt at 970-584-2202 or email CampRegistration@longspeakbsa.org. Other camp information: Please contact Billy Riley – Camping/Operations Director at 970-584-2218 or email briley@bsamail.org.

IMG_6659Year Round Use at Nicol

Nicol Cub Camp is available all year round for campouts and activities but is usually busy in the summer and fall with a variety of activities including our fall weekend adventures.

Jack Nicol Cub Scout Family Camp will be busy this fall long with our Autumn Adventures including Fall Color Hikes, Webelos BB Gun & Archery Days, Haunted Weekends and our Tiger Cub Adventure Days. Learn More about our Autumn Adventure and register online »

 

Last modified: April 14, 2014