Welcome to Jack Nicol
Year Round Use Register for Cub Camp → 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.
Fall Weekends at Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp
New for 2014 is the Cub Scout STEM Day. This is an introduction to the NOVA award for Cub Scouts as well as information on the SuperNOVA award for adults. We will also have the Webelos Archery & BB Days, Fall Color Hikes, Tiger Cub Adventure Days and Haunted Weekends. See the Dates/Details page for specifics and registration!
This NEW fall STEM day is designed to offer an introduction to the Nova award for Cub Scouts. We will have an informational session for adults about the Super Nova award and its components.
Lunch will be provided as well as a demonstration from a professional in the science field during lunch. Each Cub Scout will receive a patch.
We will be offering the Tech Talk portion! The Cub Scouts will work on the requirements for the Map and Compass belt loop. We will also have the video portion offered in the dining hall at Nicol.
Cost for this event is $20 per Scout and 1 adult partner. Additional adults are $10 each. Check-in will begin at 9 am. Program will begin promptly at 10 am and will run until about 5 pm. Class size is limited to 60 Cub Scouts so get your registration in early!!
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.
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.
The theme for 2014 is “Time Travel”. There are sessions for Webelos, Wofl/Bear and Family Camp. Activities and Pins include: Astronomy, Nature, BB, Outdoorsmen, Wrist Rocket, Art, Archery, Readyman 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. 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!
We have enough to keep you busy for the whole summer!
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.
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.
Camp Nicol Light Parade
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
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.
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!
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 fishing, bouldering, and horses.
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.
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Photosynths & Panoramas
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Shotgun Lake from the Dining Hall
Lake and the Ships
View from Castle Walker
Shotgun Lake and the Ships
The Nicol Dining Hall
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Street AddressThe address for the camp is 2331 County Road 68C Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
Lat / LonLooking 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.
Street Address2331 County Road 68C Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
We will add maps to the camp here 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 LinksQuestions? Contact Us → Register for camp → Leader's Guide* →
* The 2014 leaders guide is not yet available, we've uploaded last year's guide as a reference.
Sessions & Fees
Cub Scout Fall Weekends
CUB SCOUT STEM DAY - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - This is NEW in 2014! STEM day is designed to offer and introduction to the NOVA award for Cub Scouts. There will also be an informational session for adults about the SuperNOVA award and its components.
We will be offering the Tech Talk portion! The Cub Scouts will work on the requirements for the Pins and Belt Loops to include: BB gun shooting, Bowling, Mathematics, Photography, and partial Astronomy. As this is not an overnight event we will not be able to do the night portion for Astronomy. We will also have the video portion offered in Tointon Dining Hall at Nicol.
Cost for this event is $20 per Cub Scout. The fees include one free adult, lunch and patch. Additional adults are $10. This event is only open to registered Cub Scouts, siblings may not attend. Check-in will begin at 9 AM and program will run from 10 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break. The class size is limited to 60 so sign up early!
WEBELOS ARCHERY AND BB DAYS - Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014 - Archery and BB Days are designed to help Webelos earn the Archery or BB gun sports pin. This is a long day concentrated on either Archery or BB guns. You will spend the entire day focusing on that one event and should earn the sports pin before leaving camp. There are no other acitivities taking place on these days. If you want to do both sports, you can sign up for one sport on Saturday and the other one on Sunday. You can also qualify for the Camp Nicol Archer and Marksman awards.
This event is only open to Webelos and their parents. No other youth can attend.
Do not bring your own shooting equipment, it is provided!
The cost for this event is $20 per Webelos per day. The fee includes one free adult, lunch and program materials. Additional adults are $10 each. Check-in will begin at 9 AM. Program will run from 10 AM to 4 PM. Each class size is limited to 30 Webelos per discipline so get your registration in early!
FALL COLOR HIKES - Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014 - This is an excellent opportunity to spend a day with your family or den watching the fall colors changing. Choose either Saturday or Sunday, it is the same program offered two different days. There will be staff available to lead hikes or you make take a hike on your own. Staff-led hikes will depart at 10 AM, 12 noon and 2 PM. These hikes will last approximately 2 hours. All hikes must depart no later than 2 PM. Please do not arrive after 2 PM.
Check-in begins at 9 AM and goes throughout the day until 2 PM. All participants need to bring a sack lunch. The patch and snacks are provided. All hikes will depart from the Jack Nicol Cub Camp Office at the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. Please bring a water bottle and rain gear.
This event is for the whole family but keep in mind that trails are rugged and more difficult the younger the family member is. The trails are not conducive to strollers so be prepared to carry small children.
The cost for the event is $5 per person ages 4-100+, children 3 and under are free. Fee includes patch and snacks. Be sure to check out at the camp office to get your patches.
TIGER CUB ADVENTURE DAYS - October 4 & 5, 2014 - This opportunity is open to all newly registered Tiger Cubs and their adult partners. It is a fun-filled day at Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp with activities that include Archery, BB guns, Wrist Rockets, Arts & Crafts, Disc Golf, Nature Hikes and much more! Choose either Saturday or Sunday, it is the same program offered two different days. This is a great way to welcome new Tigers to your Pack so don't miss this opportunity. Only Tiger Cubs are allowed to participate in this event.
Check-in begins at 9 AM and program runs from 10 AM to 4PM with a lunch break.
The cost is $5 per person and includes lunch and the patch. Be sure to check out at the Camp Office to get your patches.
HAUNTED WEEKENDS - October 10-12, 2014; October 17-19, 2014 & October 24-26, 2014 - This is a family camping or den camping weekend event offered three consecutive weekends. The program is the same each weekend. All activities take place on Saturday, but families and dens are invited to camp Friday and/or Saturday nights. You must provide your own camping equipment - the tents are not up at Camp Nicol in the fall. There are no fires allowed in Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp so please do not plan to have a campfire or cook on a fire.
Activities begin on Saturday with check-in at 9 AM and program begins at 10 AM. Activities include Archery, Wrist Rockets, a hike to the old gravesite, crafts, pumpkin carving, disc golf, costume contest and capped off at the Haunted Castle! Activities are age appropriate for most age levels. Bring the entire family!
Meals are provided on the following schedule: All get lunch and dinner on Saturday; if you check-in on Friday by 9 PM you will get breakfast on Saturday; if you stay Saturday night you will get breakfast on Sunday.
All participants receive a patch - be sure to check out at the Camp Office to get your patches.
The cost for the weekend is the same regardless if you camp or not - $25 per youth 4 -17; $10 per adult 18 and older; children 3 and under are free.
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.
If your Pack meets its FOS Camp Goal by April 1 – each Cub Scout receives a $5.00 per night discount for summer sessions: 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 Popcorn Sale are valid only for summer camp sessions. They are not valid for any other activities at Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp. They must be used in the current year. We will not honor discounts that were earned for last year’s camp season. There are no discounts allowed for Nicol Fall Weekend Sessions.
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
We handle registration online, See the Registration Page for all the details. For More Information Registration information: Please contact Cindy Batt, email CampRegistration@longspeakbsa.org. Other camp information: Please contact Billy Riley – Camping/Operations Director email email@example.com. Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp Refund Policy All events at Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp follow the Longs Peak Council Refund Policy – Non-refundable amount is 25% of the total fee; cancellation more than 30 days prior to the activity are refunded at 100% less the non-refundable amount; cancellations 14 days to 30 days prior to the activity are refunded at 50% less the non-refundable amount; cancellation less than 14 days, or no shows the day of the activity there is no refund.
Year 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 with our Fall Weekends including Cub Scout STEM Day, Webelos BB Gun & Archery Days, Fall Color Hikes, Tiger Cub Adventure Days and Haunted Weekends.