Trip Leader Information

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​The following information is for Young Life Staff and volunteers who are part of the planning team for a local Young Life area summer camp trip to Crooked Creek Ranch. 

Trip Leaders, we are grateful for the time and energy you have invested in getting to know kids, and we look forward to having you at Crooked Creek Ranch this summer. As you prepare for your trip, use the information below to plan.

​​Quick Links

Camp Spots
  • ​Check CampRes for the most current reservation numbers and availability.
  • To request an increase or to trade spots, contact the CCR Office.
  • ​R1 Contracts are due back December 1st at the very latest via DocuSign.
  • R2 Contracts are due back April 1st at the very latest via DocuSign with final numbers that you will be financially accountable for.

Leader Application
       Make sure you have a YL Volunteer Application on file for every leader, that they have been background checked, and are current in Staff Resources.  Not only is this required by YL to operate your Area, but also Trip Leaders will be required to sign off on the following affidavit on their A-Form:  “I certify under penalty of perjury that the volunteer leaders and staff listed on the left are included in YL’s Staff and Volunteer Roster, and as such, each of those leaders have submitted an application, obtained three or more references, submitted to background checks as required by YL,  reviewed and executed Young Life’s Statement of Faith, and have received training on child protection and safety as well as training on required mandatory reporting situations.  I further certify that I have their YL Applications and related documents on file in our local Area.”
In case you need it, HERE is the Young Life Application.  Thank you in advance for complying with Young Life HR policies, which in turn meet the CO Childcare requirements.  If you are not familiar with YL's Screening Compliance Policy and Process, please start ​HERE . If you have leaders who need to be re-screened or updated, start HERE​.

Camper Medications
Think ahead about camper medications.  ALL medications (including OTC) must be collected at Welcome and can only be dispensed during Med Admin time.  To help streamline the medication process at camp, here are some thoughts for you to share with campers and their parents:  
    Leave medications at home if at all possible.  We have every over-the-counter medication a person could need and a doctor on property to perscribe, so please save yourselves the hassle. We have a medical in
        -  Bring only prescription medications that the camper needs and will take.
        -  We strongly recommend collecting all medications at the time of departure.  See below for med collection, labeling requirements, and instructions.​

State of Colorado Medical Requirements
Collecting Medications
Due to our child care license in the State of Colorado, we are required to collect all medications, even over the counter meds.  Please read over and be prepared to follow our instructions on collecting all medications. We suggest you collect them before you load the bus so that you do not have to take bags out at the top of the hill before coming into camp.   Click here for labeling Instructions.  Feel free to print our Med Bag Labels and bring them with you to use when labeling all medications.
Each camper's medication(s) must be in an individually labeled zip lock bag; all medications in the bag must be labeled.  Place all individually labeled ziplocks into a larger zip lock bag with the cabin leader’s name on it.  This will speed up your arrival.  Note that all of this is true for leaders as well.​

Health Forms
A sufficiently complete YL Health form is required at Crooked Creek Ranch for ALL CAMPERS AND LEADERS.

All leaders ARE NOT required to have a physician's signature.

For summer 2019 Crooked Creek Ranch will be operating under a waiver from the State of Colorado on the Physician Signature rule.  Please carefully read through the below information on how to proceed with campers' health forms.

The waiver will apply to most campers.  Here are the conditions that would make your campers ineligible for the waiver, thus requiring a Physician Signature prior to attending camp:

  • Has not completed the 9th grade by the start of the camp trip
  • Has not provided complete parent and emergency contact information (this is standard health form information)
  • Has any diagnosed developmental or medical condition of the blood, neurologic, heart, respiratory, or metabolic system, including, but not limited to: seizures, diabetes, sickle cell disease, heart or respiratory conditions, and physical disabilities
  • Has any diagnosed medical condition which requires the camper to carry an inhaler, EpiPen, or other emergency medication at all times
  • Has asthma
  • Has any severe allergy that requires medical intervention after exposure
  • Is pregnant or gave birth less than 12 weeks before the first date of camp

For campers requiring a physician signature, the health form must be printed and signed.  Please make sure the doctor signs the Physician Signature Form printed from the online application, then faxes the document to the number provided on the form. If using the PDF/paper health form, a printed form must be taken to the doctor's office for them to sign in the Health Care Recommendations box.  Attached sports physicals do not suffice.

Health Form Tip #1: If it's completed accurately, the health form will have 7 parent signatures on it.
Health Form Tip #2: There will be a prize for you if your area has perfect health forms!
Health Form Tip #3: Please remember you need a printed copy of the Travel Short Form or an extra copy of paper health forms for travel to AND from camp.
Health Form Tip #4: Guests arriving without physician-signed health forms will have to be given a physical by the camp doctor for which areas are billed $75.

Getting to Camp
 Provide proper map and instructions to bus companies. Please have your bus drivers follow our map to camp, NOT their GPS. Click here for the Map Thank you in advance for helping us be good neighbors! 

​Arrival is between 3-5 pm on Day 1 for Young Life weeks, and between 2-3 pm for YoungLives weeks.

Departure is around 7:30 or 8pm Saturday night for Young Life Groups, 6:30 pm for ME, and around 12 noon for YoungLives groups on Day 4.
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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