Welcome to the Tahosa Alumni Association!
9/12/2022: We continue to await definitive word on the status of Tahosa in connection with the BSA bankruptcy.
Previous Totem issues can be found in the Newsletter Archive.
The Tahosa Alumni Association is a group of veteran Scouters dedicated to the preservation, maintenance and program support at Camp Tahosa, or as it is known in its modern incarnation, Tahosa High Adventure Base. Located north of Ward, Colorado, in the foothills west of Denver, Camp Tahosa has served the needs of Boy Scouts of America units since 1938.
Within these pages you'll find information about the Alumni's work, the programs at Camp Tahosa, camp facilities for unit camping & training needs, upcoming events and collections of photos both modern and archival. Unfamiliar with our camp? Check the FAQ page (under Membership) for those questions about what's available for your unit at camp.
The Tahosa Alumni Association was founded in 1961, primarily as a social organization, so staff members from Camp Tahosa's summer programs could stay in touch. The highlight of the year was the annual winter banquet, usually held in the home of one of the members. The founding members were Kenneth Lane, Tom McConnell, Don Seymour and Fred Shissler.
In 1981, when the camp was in jeopardy of being closed and sold, the Tahosa Alumni jumped into action and went from being a social organization to a full-fledged incorporated association responsible for the day to day operation of a camp serving many Boy Scout units from Denver, Colorado and across the nation and the world. It was from this point that many of the programs we're familiar with such as Okpik Winter Camping, COPE/Tahosa Challenge and Big Horn NYLT were developed. Buildings and camp sites were renovated and restored and the camp was brought into the modern era, providing services and programs to the Denver Area Council and other Scouting units.
Yes! We have a thriving population of brook trout, running 10"-14". In general, the lake is open to fishing year round (ice fishing in the winter!). Tumbleson Lake is a private lake – no fishing license is required. Please attempt to check in with the Ranger prior to fishing. A take-home limit of 2 to 3 fish is preferred.
We are looking for volunteers to serve as Docents at the museum. If you are interested, please contact:
John Meeker (Museum Director) email@example.com or
Tahosa Alumni Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.