Just For Parents

Is your child planning a trip to Frontier Ranch? Or maybe they are 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. Below we have information that may be helpful!

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact your child at any point during their stay at Frontier Ranch. We will be glad to get a message to them and have them return your call as soon as possible.
Send an email to your camper or call the office to leave a message for your child.

Prepare For Camp

Changing weather


The weather at Frontier Ranch 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 and the possibility of snow. The summer and late spring provide beautiful days in the 70's-80's but may become chilly at night. Check current weather conditions in Buena Vista for the most accurate, up-to-date information.

What to Bring

All bedding (sheets, towels, and blankets) are provided by Frontier Ranch.
  • Toiletries. Bring basic toiletries. However, if your child forgets something, most items can be purchased at the Frontier Store.
  • Proper Clothing. Warm clothing will be needed at most times of the year at Frontier. Closed-toed shoes are required from some activities. Also, don't let your child forget their bathing suit for the pool and hot tub, open year-round!
  • Medications. Our medical staff or the medical staff associated with your child's group, would be more than happy to assist your child in taking their needed medications. Please contact your child's trip leader about your child's medication regime.
  • 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 Frontier Ranch ahead of time to communicate those needs.
  • Calling Card. Cellular service at Frontier Ranch 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 Frontier Store.
  • Spending Money. The Frontier Store and the Snack Bar will probably be open some time during your child's stay at Frontier Ranch. Additional spending money will be needed for purchases.
  • Study Needs. Depending on your child's group, certain study materials such as a Bible, a notebook, and a pen or pencil may be needed. Contact your child's trip leader to find out.
  • Camera. Colorado is beautiful. Memories at Frontier Ranch are unforgettable.

Directions to Frontier Ranch

Frontier Ranch is located approximately eight miles outside of Buena Vista, Co. Detailed directions are available here.


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

All of Frontier Ranch's challenge course elements (ropes course, screamer and rappelling) 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.

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

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

Frontier Ranch
22150 County Rd #322
P.O. Box 2025
Buena Vista, CO, 81211

CALL US: (719) 395-4111
FAX: (719) 395-4115

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