PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE CONTAINS TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Colorado Lion's Camp

Colorado Lion's Camp is our primary location for the 2017 Season, located about 15 minutes north of Woodland Park.   Nestled in the Pike's Peak National Forest, Lion's Camp is a beautiful site .with dormitory style cabins and breathtaking hikes and views!

 

DIRECTIONS TO Lion's Camp

Google will help you get to the site without much fuss, but you should be aware that the turn off is into a dirt parking lot.  There are two campsites in the area, be sure to follow the directions to the Lion's Camp once on the dirt road.

Lion's Camp CABIN INFORMATION

 

Are there cabins?

Yes, the site has several cabins.  The two main cabins are dormitory style cabins with 27 bunks each. There is additional space for cots as well.  Each of these two cabins contain showers and bathrooms, electricity, and heat.  During the camper season (June-August) these will be the ONLY cabins available to players.  In the Spring and Fall months we have access to additional cabins.

Your parking attendant will be able to answer any questions you might have upon arrival.

 

Can I reserve a cabin or bunks?

No, DR:CO uses a first come first served system.  

 

Do the cabins have heat or AC?

Yes, the cabins are climate controlled.  Do not touch the thermostats under any circumstances.

 

Do the cabins have electricity?

Yes!  All cabins have electric outlets. 

 

Can we rearrange the furniture in the cabins?

No, do not rearrange any of the bunks or furniture in the cabins.

 

(OUT OF TOWNERS) I’m from out of town and I am unable to pack a tent, can I get a spot in a cabin?  Help?

We recommend reaching out to our playerbase on FB or the forums and working with the locals to find a place to stay.  We have limited bunk space but with adequate warning we'll be able to help you find a home in a tent or in a cabin.
 

I’m a new player and I don’t have much camping equipment.  Help?

If you are a new player and need a place to sleep, please note that in your pre-registration or drop our staff a line. drco.coordinator@gmail.com  Many of our players open up their tents to visitors, and we have some space in the medical cabin for those who are attending their first game.  The more warning you give us, the better off you'll be.

 

I need to sleep in an OOC area for medical reasons, can you accommodate?

In the event that you need to sleep in an out of character area, we need to know as soon as possible so that we can reserve you a space in one of the cabins set aside for those with medical needs.  Additionally, we require a note from your doctor confirming that you need that uninterrupted sleep but more importantly that you are fit for play Please understand that we utilize this policy for insurance reasons as well as for your safety.  We are limited in our space, so knowing about your medical needs well ahead of time helps us accommodate for all players.  The doctor’s note can be delivered to logistics upon your arrival or emailed to us at drco.coordinator@gmail.com. We ask you also check the medical needs box during pre-registration.

 

I utilize a CPAP or other machine that is required for sleeping.  Do I need to sleep in the medical cabin?

As long as you are cleared for normal play you do NOT need to sleep in the medical cabin.  All of our cabins come equipped with electricity so you can plug in where-ever.  Please coordinate with those in your cabin upon arrival for bunk locations so that everyone can sleep comfortably.  If you are bringing a CPAP machine we recommend having an extension cable on hand for convenience.

 

Lion's Camp TENTing INFORMATION

 

Are there tenting spots?

Yes!  The lower area (you'll see an open field to your left when you arrive) has a large pavilion and open field area that is for our tenters.  Tenters receive 20AP for tenting.  

 

Can I reserve a tent spot?

No, DR:CO uses a first come first served system.  If you are a new player or from out of town, please let the staff know ahead of time so we can help you find a home.  You can also ask your parking attendant upon arrival.

 

Lion's Camp FOOD INFORMATION

Is there a meal plan?

No, DR:CO does not have a set meal plan, but we have several cooks who will work with you.  Please see our Facebook group for the latest information.  (Food options change from event to event, please join our FB group for the latest information and food opportunities).  Lion's Camp does have an industrial kitchen, so if you want to use it, please coordinate with our Kitchen Marshal, Kim Hagen.

 

I am not interested in a meal plan, where can I cook?

There is a large fire pit in tent city, and the industrial kitchen is available to players as long as they have the permission and proper coordination with out Kitchen Marshal.  You must pass the Colorado Food Handlers Test (which is $10) in order to cook for a group in the industrial kitchen.  You may also use propane stoves if you provide your own.  

 

Can I have a fire?

Yes, fires in the designated fire pit in tent city is okay, just as long as there are no fire bans.  Lion's Camp has a massive fire pit that will accommodate a very large fire for all to enjoy.

 

Is there a fire ban and what is a fire ban?

Colorado is prone to forest fires, so during times where fire is more likely fire bans will be issued.  This means that NO campfires may be created.  You may still use camp stoves.  We will post about this ahead of time on Facebook and the Forums, but if you’re curious here’s the site that will tell you - (We are in Jefferson County)

http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

UNLOADING AND LOADING INFORMATION @ Lion's Camp

When does the site open to players?

Site opens in stages:

  • Staff and Parking Attendant Team Members are the  ONLY people allowed on site at 3pm.  You will be turned away if you arrive early.
  • Tenters are allowed on site at 4pm to begin their setup
  • Cabin campers will be allowed on site at 5pm.

IF YOU ARE VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN YOU ARE STILL NOT ALLOWED ON SITE PRIOR TO 3PM.  PLEASE HANG OUT IN WOODLAND PARK.

When our game is at Lion's Camp you will arrive and be greeted by a parking attendant who will direct you.  You will also receive your pre-registration pack if you pre-registered.  You will be given a parking pass, please fill out the pass and place it on your dash.

If you are tent camping, you'll be directed to the parking lot which is next to tent city.  If you are cabin camping you'll be directed to the cabins where we ask you drop off your belongings and then park your car to make room for others at the cabins.

 

When must my car parked?

All cars must be in the parking area by 9pm Friday

 

What if I arrive after 9pm?

A parking attendant will direct you.  You will need to haul your gear up from the lower lot.  If you are tenting and arriving late, it's far less disruptive.

 

When can I begin packing up?

If you must leave early, please let the staff know ahead of time.  Please be respectful of your fellow players who are still in character.  During games at Lion's Camp in the Camper months (July) we must be offsite by 11am.  Otherwise we will close game down at 1pm and have everyone offsite by about 4pm.

 

Where can I park?

Parking is controlled stringently at Lion's Camp due to the parking lot size.  You will be directed by a parking attendant.

LIONS CAMP MISC QUESTIONS

Is there cell service?

Yes, it has cell service.

 

Where is the nearest gas station?

Woodland Park has several local gas stations

 

Where is the nearest place to get food/Supples?

Woodland Park has a Walmart, Wendy's, Sonic, McDonald's as well as some lovely little restaurants to choose from including some breweries.

 

Can I bring my dog? 

No.  No matter how well behaved your pooch is, that doesn't mean everyone's pooch is well behaved.  Please leave your dog at home.

 

Can I smoke on site?

Yes, smoking is ONLY allowed in the area in front of the saloon with butts placed in the smoker receptacles set up in front of the saloon.  Forrest fires are a real threat here in Colorado, please be SURE to field strip your butts and place them in an appropriate receptacles.  This policy is subject to change should we find it abused.  Please be a respectful smoker. 

 

Can I vape on site?

Yes, vaping is allowed.  Please vape in the same locations as our smokers. (In front of the saloon)

 

Weed is legal in Colorado! Can I engage in recreational or medical use at DR:CO?

No.  While we are all supportive of Amendment 64 here in Colorado and the positive affects it's had on many lives and the economy, DR:CO does NOT allow the use of drugs or alcohol at our events.  If you are caught imbibing cannabis of any type on site you will be removed from the game.

 

Are firearms allowed on site?

No.  Firearms are strictly prohibited

 

Bears? Mountain Lions? Moose? Should I be concerned?

Lion's Camp is occasionally visited by our furry friends (generally it's a bear or deer lumbering through the site).  The Directors are regularly in contact with the folks who live on the site to know when there have been bear sightings.  In the event there is a (dangerous) wildlife sighting on site, we will utilize an air horn to inform players.  Two long blasts will let you know that wildlife has been sighted, at that time you should calmly make your way towards the Saloon for further instructions.  If you are storing food on site, it's recommended that said food is hung 10-15 feet above the ground at a reasonable distance from your tent.  Placing food in secure containers and NOT leaving anything out will help ensure that bears don't see your camping space as a buffet.

 

Please do not engage with the wildlife.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has some helpful hints.

 

Where is the nearest supermarket?

There's a Walmart and a City Market in Woodland Park, 15 minutes away.

 

(OUT OF TOWNERS) How far are you from Denver International Airport/Co Springs Airport?

Lion's Camp is about 90 minutes from DIA and 30 minutes from Colorado Spring's Airport

 

Where can I sign up for my cleaning shift?

You will be assigned a cleanup duty at the close of game.  Please finish your personal cleanup first and then report to the saloon for assignment.

 

Are there showers?

Yes!  The Saloon and Dormitory style cabins all have showers.

 

Are there flushing toilets?

Yes! Glorious flushing toilets are in every building.

 

Is there a map of the site?

There will be shortly, but presently you can check it out on Google Earth - 

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0528277,-105.094423,345m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

What is afters and where does it happen?

"Afters" is a post game activity where we go out to eat and remember that this is a community - so get to know your friends out of character!  Share stories, and re-fuel with good food and tales of the event.  We are still determining where afters will be, it will likely be at Rudy's in the Springs because slabs of meat are awesome.

Facebook will generally have the information if there's any change, also closing ceremonies will have the details.

You can find it's location here

 

 

Meadow Mountain Ranch

 

Meadow Mountain Ranch, or "MMR"  is one of our secondary locations for the 2017 Season. Located north of Denver, this beautiful rustic site is located near Estes Park, CO.   Owned and operated by the Girl Scout Council of Colorado, this site enjoys sprawling fields and beautiful views.  

 

DIRECTIONS TO MMR

MMR is a beautiful drive, and fairly easy to find with a few odd turns towards the end.  You can come in via Boulder or via Longmont.  We strongly encourage you to look at the route prior to driving.  The last turnoff is easily missed.

 

From I-25 (Longmont Route):

  • I-25 to 66 in Longmont
  • Briefly join 36 in Lyons (which is a cute little mountain town that's a speed trap)
  • Follow signs for Allenspark NOT Estes.
  • Be sure you get onto the 7, DO NOT stay on 36.  It's the left hand turn onto 7 when you get to the "T" junction in Lyons.
  • 7 is a wacky winding beautiful drive through the moutains
  • Clarabell is the turn off on 7, but it's very hard to see as it's barely marked.
  • You'll be on Clarabell briefly and then make a left onto a dirt road which will be sort of an uphill dirt thing.
  • Stay on that road (101 is what Google calls it) until you see the two story looking building with a massive deck on it.  You'll be greeted by a parking attendant to help you get unloaded and then parked.

MMR CABIN INFORMATION

 

Are there cabins?

Yes, the site has three separate pods of "tabins" which is to say, tent cabins.  Each pod has a vault toilet, 3-5 sets of tabins, and a fire pit.  Each Tabin houses 8 people with bunks.  These tabins can get chilly at night and are built out of wood, so we would prefer that no propane heaters were used inside of them.

Tabins at MMR.  Also the Warchester flag.

Tabins at MMR.  Also the Warchester flag.

 

Can I reserve a cabin or bunks?

No, DR:CO uses a first come first served system.  

 

Do the cabins have heat or AC?

No, not at this site

 

Do the cabins have electricity?

No, not at this site

 

Can we rearrange the furniture in the cabins?

No, do not rearrange any of the bunks or furniture in the cabins.

 

(OUT OF TOWNERS) I’m from out of town and I am unable to pack a tent, can I get a spot in a cabin?  Help?

This site will have PLENTY of room for folks.
 

I’m a new player and I don’t have much camping equipment.  Help?

This site should accommodate our playerbase without any issue

 

I need to sleep in an OOC area for medical reasons, can you accommodate?

In the event that you need to sleep in an out of character area, we need to know as soon as possible so that we can reserve you a space in one of the cabins set aside for those with medical needs.  Additionally, we require a note from your doctor confirming that you need that uninterrupted sleep but more importantly that you are fit for play Please understand that we utilize this policy for insurance reasons as well as for your safety.  We are limited in our space, so knowing about your medical needs well ahead of time helps us accommodate for all players.  The doctor’s note can be delivered to logistics upon your arrival or emailed to us at drco.coordinator@gmail.com. We ask you also check the medical needs box during pre-registration.

 

I utilize a CPAP or other machine that is required for sleeping.  Do I need to sleep in the medical cabin?

If you need a CPAP and require electricity, we encourage you to sleep in the medical cabin or in the saloon.  Please bring a bedroll or cot and an extension chord.

 

MMR TENTING INFORMATION

 

Are there tenting spots?

Yes!  You are free to tent where ever you like.  Ask your parking attendant when you get on site for the tenters area.  Please avoid tenting on paths.

 

Can I reserve a tent spot?

No, DR:CO uses a first come first served system.  If you are a new player or from out of town, please let the staff know ahead of time so we can help you find a home.  You can also ask your parking attendant upon arrival.

 

MMR FOOD INFORMATION

Is there a meal plan?

No, DR:CO does not have a set meal plan, but we have several cooks who will work with you.  Please see our Facebook group for the latest information.  (Food options change from event to event, please join our FB group for the latest information and food opportunities).  MMR does have an industrial kitchen, so if you want to use it, please coordinate with our Kitchen Marshal, Kim Hagen.

 

I am not interested in a meal plan, where can I cook?

There are several fire pits, and the industrial kitchen is available to players as long as they have the permission and proper coordination with out Kitchen Marshal.  You may also use propane stoves if you provide your own.

 

Can I have a fire?

Yes, fires in designated fire pits are okay, just as long as there are no fire bans.  

 

Is there a fire ban and what is a fire ban?

Colorado is prone to forest fires, so during times where fire is more likely fire bans will be issued.  This means that NO campfires may be created.  You may still use camp stoves.  We will post about this ahead of time on Facebook and the Forums, but if you’re curious here’s the site that will tell you - (We are in Jefferson County)

http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

UNLOADING AND LOADING INFORMATION @ MMR

When does the site open to players?

Site opens in stages:

  • Staff and staff ONLY are allowed on site at 3pm.  You will be turned away if you arrive early.
  • EVERYONE IS ALLOWED ONSITE AT 4PM FOR THIS ONE GAME

When our game is at MMR you will arrive and be greeted by a parking attendant who will direct you.  You will also receive your pre-registration pack if you pre-registered.  You will be given a parking pass, please fill out the pass and place it on your dash.

 

When must my car parked?

All cars must be in the parking lot by 9pm Friday

 

What if I arrive after 9pm?

A parking attendant will direct you.  You will need to haul your gear up from the lower lot. 

 

When can I begin packing up?

If you must leave early, please let the staff know ahead of time.  Please be respectful of your fellow players who are still in character.  During games at Lion's Camp in the Camper months (june-august) we must be offsite by 11am.  Otherwise we will close game down at noon and have everyone offsite by about 3pm.

 

Where can I park?

The parking area will be in a coral in a back area of the site.

MISC QUESTIONS @ MMR

Is there cell service?

The service out there is not great. Your GPS and Cell will likely fail you.

 

Where is the nearest gas station?

Allenspark is about 20-30 minutes away

 

Where is the nearest place to get food?

Allenspark is your best bet.

 

Can I bring my dog? 

No.  No matter how well behaved your pooch is, that doesn't mean everyone's pooch is well behaved.  Please leave your dog at home.

 

Can I smoke on site?

Yes, smoking is allowed in the area in front of the saloon with butts placed in the smoker receptacles set up in front of the saloon.  Forrest fires are a real threat here in Colorado, please be SURE to field strip your butts and place them in an appropriate receptacles.  This policy is subject to change should we find it abused.  Please be a respectful smoker. 

 

Can I vape on site?

Yes, vaping is allowed.  Please vape in the same locations as our smokers. (In front of the saloon)

 

Weed is legal in Colorado! Can I engage in recreational or medical use at DR:CO?

No.  While we are all supportive of Amendment 64 here in Colorado and the positive affects it's had on many lives and the economy, DR:CO does NOT allow the use of drugs or alcohol at our events.  If you are caught imbibing cannabis of any type on site you will be removed from the game.

 

Are firearms allowed on site?

No.  Firearms are strictly prohibited

 

Bears? Mountain Lions? Moose? Should I be concerned?

MMR is occasionally visited by our furry friends (generally it's a bear or deer lumbering through the site).  The Directors are regularly in contact with the folks who live on the site to know when there have been bear sightings.  In the event there is a (dangerous) wildlife sighting on site, we will utilize an air horn to inform players.  Two long blasts will let you know that wildlife has been sighted, at that time you should calmly make your way towards the Saloon for further instructions.  If you are storing food on site, it's recommended that said food is hung 10-15 feet above the ground at a reasonable distance from your tent.  Placing food in secure containers and NOT leaving anything out will help ensure that bears don't see your camping space as a buffet.

 

Please do not engage with the wildlife.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has some helpful hints.

 

Where is the nearest supermarket?

You want to pick up your supplies in Longmont, Boulder or Denver.

 

(OUT OF TOWNERS) How far are you from Denver International Airport?

Our site is about an hour and a half from DEN in no traffic.  

 

Where can I sign up for my cleaning shift?

We do on site assignment, report to the saloon after your personal cleanup is done and signed off on.

 

Are there showers?

This site does not have showers

 

Are there flushing toilets?

Yes! The saloon has a bathroom and mirrors

 

Is there a map of the site?

Below is a vague layout

 

 

What is afters and where does it happen?

"Afters" is a post game activity where we go out to eat and remember that this is a community - so get to know your friends out of character!  Share stories, and re-fuel with good food and tales of the event.  We are still determining where afters will be for this event.  Stay tuned on Facebook.