Montlure - Overnight Camps - Now at Wilderness Ranch in Lakeside, AZ.

Due to the extremely dry weather in northern Arizona, as of 5/21/18, the US Forest Service has closed down areas up north for public use until further notice.  This closure impacts Camp Colton and the surrounding areas, meaning Montlure will be unable to utililze the camping facility at Camp Colton.

In response to the announcement from the US Forest Service, the Montlure Council and staff are very excited to announce Montlure will be moving to Wilderness Ranch in Pinetop/Lakeside, AZ.

Wilderness Ranch offers a beautiful space with multiple sleeping cabins, outdoor gathering and reception spaces, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and dining hall and much more.

Although the move has created some logistical challenges, we are diligently working over the next weeks to assure everything is ready, safe and in place for our campers.

Within these challenges, we were faced with a difficult decision based upon availabilty of Wilderness Ranch on such short notice.  We will be moving JUNIORS CAMP from the third week of June to JULY 8th through JULY 12th. We understand there are many families who plan vacations around the Montlure camping timeframe. We also realize some school districts begin their year in July.  With that in mind, we will offer full refunds if your already registered Junior camper is no longer able to attend.  We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

However, by moving Juniors Camp to July, we will be able to offer camp to many of our Traveling Day Camp campers who might not have been able to attend overnight camp otherwise.

We are excited about the momentum and direction of the Montlure program.  This location change will not lessen the experience or dampen any of our energy in providing the best camping experience.

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please let us know and we will answer in a timely manner. Please be on the lookout for more updates and detailed information which will be sent out as soon as it is available, such as bus locations and pick up/drop off times which may be impacted due to the change in location.  We will also be sending out a digitial welcome packet with all our camping details for the summer.

In the meantime, check out the Wilderness Ranch website, for directions and more information about the facilities.  We think you will be pleased with the accomodations as much as we are with this new location.


Montlure - Traveling Day Camps

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