Just for Parents

Is your child planning a trip to Crooked Creek? Or maybe he or she is already here. We want you to be comfortable at home while your child is away. In all the activities, your child's well-being is of utmost importance to us.


Please feel free to contact your child at any point during their stay at Crooked Creek. We will be glad to get a message to them and have them return your call one of our pay phones on  as soon as possible.


Crooked Creek Ranch is a Young Life camp that is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services. The license indicates that the program has met the required standards for operation of a child care facility. If you wish to do so, you may ask to see the license and the last facility inspection.

As a licensed facility, Crooked Creek Ranch makes every effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for adolescents. As part of the licensing provisions, Colorado Law requires that child care providers report all known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. If you believe that your child has been abused you should seek immediate assistance from your county department of social services. The telephone number in Grand County Colorado is 970-725-3331.

For additional information regarding licensing, or if you have concerns about a child care facility, or you would like to review a licensed facilities file please consult the Colorado Division of Child Care at 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-1714 or at 303-866-5958.

Young Life’s desire is to make every effort to cooperate with the State of Colorado and to ensure that your camper has a great week at Crooked Creek Ranch. Should you have any questions about the Young Life program, please call the camp office at 970-726-6690.

​Prepare for Camp



The weather at Crooked Creek generally is great! However, temperature and conditions can change quickly, so encourage your child to be prepared. In the late fall, winter and early spring, expect cold conditions with a lot of snow in the winter. The summer and late spring provide beautiful days in the 60's-70's, and chilly at night. Check current weather conditions in Fraser, CO, for the most accurate, up-to-date information.

What to Bring

All bedding (sheets, towels, and blankets) are provided by Crooked Creek.
  • Toiletries. Bring basic toiletries. However, if your child forgets something, most items can be purchased at the Crooked Creek Store.
  • Proper Clothing. Warm clothing will be needed at most times of the year at Crooked Creek. Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required for some activities. Campers will also need one outfit they can Also, don't let your child forget their bathing suit for the pool and hot tub, open year-round!
  • Special Dietary Needs. Our Food Service team is very willing to work with your child's dietary needs. Please contact your child's trip leader or Crooked Creek ahead of time to communicate those needs.
  • Calling Card. Cellular service at Crooked Creek is not very predictable or dependable. There are pay phones located throughout the camp that will allow collect calls or the use of calling cards. Calling cards can also be purchased at the Crooked Creek Store.
  • Spending Money. The Crooked Creek Store, the Snack Bar, and Coffee Shop will probably be open sometime during your child's stay at Crooked Creek. Additional spending money will be needed for purchases.
  • Camera. Colorado is beautiful. Memories at Crooked Creek are unforgettable.


  • Every camper, leader, work crew volunteer, and summer staff volunteer must have a sufficiently completed Health Form by the time of arrival.  Parents of campers and work crew, please read the Physician Signature Information for PARENTS.pdfPhysician Signature Information for PARENTS.pdf to determine if your child needs a doctor's signature in order to achieve a completed form.
  • When completing the immunization record portion of the Health Form, please use the Colorado-specific form.
  • During the summer camping season we have a full-time nurse and a full-time EMT on staff and we host a weekly volunteer nurse and doctor.  Our medical staff will be more than happy to assist in any medical situations.
  • Please bring only prescription medicines that will be taken while at camp or on the bus en-route to camp. The infirmary on camp has everything else that may be needed. 

Directions to Crooked Creek

Crooked Creek is located approximately five miles outside of Fraser, CO. Directions are available.


Young Life and Crooked Creek maintain the highest level of safety and standards in operation of all of our activities at camp.

All of Crooked Creek's challenge course elements (ropes course and climbing wall) are inspected and approved by The Association of Challenge Course Technology and by Adventure Experiences, Inc. All elements are operated and supervised by our staff who have been fully trained and certified to do so, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.

Crooked Creek's Ridge Runners and Horse programs are also facilitated by trained and experienced staff. Your child will be in good hands while at Crooked Creek.

In the event of an unexpected accident, there is always a qualified medical professional on call to tend to your child's needs. Also, if needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.

View the standard practices Young Life employs to take care of kids at camp.
Contact Us

Crooked Creek Ranch
3000 County Rd #517
Fraser, CO, 80442-0250

CALL US: (970) 726-6690
FAX: (970) 726-6692

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