If your child is planning a future trip to Crooked Creek Ranch or is here right now, we want you to have the information you need to rest easy while he or she is away. There are many activities at camp in which your child may be participating. Whether they are challenged on the high ropes course, playing in the pool or spending time in the game room, their safety is our top concern.

What to Bring:

  • Hangout at camp clothes
  • Sunscreen and a water bottle
  • Bathing suit and beach towel
  • At least one pair long pants for some activities
  • Toiletries
  • Spending money for snack bar and store
  • Warm clothes for cold evenings
  • Close-toed shoes for some activities
  • Messy outfit (that can be thrown out)
  • Bath towel
  • Medications
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera (not a phone)
  • Pillow
  • Twin length linens or sleeping bag


how do i sign up for Young Life camp?

Unlike traditional summer camps, Crooked Creek Ranch does not register kids directly. Instead, they register through their local area. For summer and Young Life weekend camps, all spots are given out to individual Young Life areas and retreat groups. These areas and groups fill their allocated spots with students from their local town. If you are interested in attending camp or finding out how to send your child to Young Life camp, contact your local Young Life office. They might not be attending camp at Crooked Creek, but they most likely have a trip planned to one of Young Life's other fabulous properties!

To find the Young Life office nearest to you, go here:younglife.org/find


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

All of Crooked Creek Ranch's challenge course elements (ropes course and climbing wall) are inspected annually by a registered Preferred Vendor Member of The Association of Challenge Course Technology. 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 Ranch's Ridge Runners, Mountain Bike, and ​ Horse Wrangler programs are also facilitated by trained and experienced staff. Your child will be in good hands while at Crooked Creek Ranch.

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.


We welcome kids of all abilities to our camps. At Crooked Creek, all of our main buildings are accessible to strollers or wheelchairs, and we have a handful of cabins that are designed to be accessible (special housing needs may be requested by your child's trip leader).

Walkways around camp are paved. We will also do our best to help every guest participate in activities. We want every kid to have the best week of their life as they come to camp!

Contacting Your Child









Driving Directions:

Please use our provided driving directions. Do NOT use a GPS to get to camp.

Physical Address
(UPS and FedEx):

Crooked Creek Ranch
3000 County Road #517
Fraser, CO  80442

Mailing Address (USPS):

Crooked Creek Ranch
PO Box 250
Fraser, CO  80442-0250

Office Hours

Summer Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Every Day

School Year Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Monday through Friday beginning August 14th, 2023.


  • 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's Signature Information for Parents​ to determine if your child needs a doctor's signature in order to achieve a completed form. Please note that all WyldLife campers require a physician's signature.
  • 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.

Childcare Licensing

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.

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This form is for general questions. If you’d like to book a retreat, please do so here.

If you want to sign up for a retreat or camp trip, please contact the organizer of the trip. For Young Life trips, use our locator to find your local website.

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