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Dennis and Patty Gibbons



Dennis and Patty Gibbons , Volunteers

When not at Camp we are: 
Dennis: A retired Colorado State Patrol Trooper
Patty: A retired librarian 

Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2011

Favorite Camp Activity: Stage Night

Favorite Meal at Camp: Pizza

How would you describe camp in three words? Best week ever

In what volunteer roles do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? 
Dennis: Facilities volunteer
Patty: Kitchen volunteer, cabin volunteer, and medical desk volunteer
Why do you think it’s important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? So children with serious illnesses can focus on just being kids, instead of being ill. 

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? The joy that it brings to the children. We also love working with the staff. 

What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? The wonderful spirits of some of the children we have met keep us coming back to volunteer. The children we meet are so inspirational to us.

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? Being trusted by the full-time staff to work independently on projects makes us feel good. Volunteering at Roundup River Ranch gives us a true sense of being needed and appreciation.

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? You can truly make a difference by helping campers enjoy a summer camp experience in spite of some very real challenges they have faced in their young lives.

What would you like to say to those who may be interested in volunteering at Roundup River Ranch? Just do it. There is nothing like the feeling you will get from your time at Roundup River Ranch


Our volunteers and counselors are first and foremost our campers’ cheerleaders. 

The application period for the 2017 Camp Season is now open and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We look forward to camp sessions filled with AMAZING volunteers like you.

We are so excited that you are interested in being a part of the magic of Roundup River Ranch. Please review the following information to familiarize yourself with the Volunteer Application Process before the applications go live. 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Complete the Volunteer application
  • Three references
  • New Volunteer interview or Returning Volunteer check-in

Volunteer Requirements:

Once confirmed, New and Returning Volunteers will receive access to their CampSite Staff Dashboard (currently under construction) to complete the volunteer requirements. Returning Volunteers must update their records yearly. The Volunteer Contract is contingent upon the full completion of the following:     

  1. Medical Requirements:
    a. Health History Form
    b. Physical Exam Form (Required every 2 years)
    c. TB/PPD Skin Test completed within 12 months of first camp session. Returning volunteers must update if they are determined to be at high risk
    d. Immunization record documentation and dates
    • MMR
    • Tdap/td
    • Varicella or date of illness
    • Hep. B or waiver
    • Hep. A (recommended for all and required for Kitchen Volunteers)
    • 2016/17 Flu Vaccination
  2. Background Checks (3): Yearly criminal background check, Fingerprint criminal background check, and CDHS background inquiry check
  3. Volunteer Agreements
  4. Attend Volunteer Orientation 

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Team at