Roundup River Ranch Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary & 4,000th Camper with Special Summer Project

GYPSUM, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year, Roundup River Ranch is celebrating its 10-year anniversary
and will welcome their 4,000th camper, a significant
milestone within the camp community. Roundup River Ranch provides FREE
year-round programs and camp experiences to children ages 17 and under
with serious illnesses and their families. Roundup River Ranch, which is
located 50 miles west of Vail in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at a
medically-safe elevation, is a place where campers can take a true
vacation from being “a patient” so they can get back to the fun of being
a child.

Roundup River Ranch was founded in 2006 by Alison Knapp, a local
philanthropist, who took Paul Newman’s vision and dream of bringing a
Hole in the Wall Camp (now SeriousFun Children’s Network) to Colorado
and made it a reality. As a member of SeriousFun Children’s Network,
Roundup River Ranch fulfills rigorous criteria to uphold high
programmatic, medical and financial standards and is an American Camp
Association accredited camp. They serve children who would not otherwise
be able to attend other camps due to the severity of their illness.
Additionally, Roundup River Ranch offers more than just summer camp with
programs for families, offsite opportunities and more. Roundup River
Ranch has a unique affiliation and highly respected partnership with
Children’s Hospital Colorado and other highly regarded medical
facilities across the Rocky Mountain region.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary
and welcoming our 4,000th camper this summer,” said Ruth B.
Johnson, J.D., President & CEO of Roundup River Ranch. “Roundup River
Ranch is a very special and healing place. We are grateful to be able to
offer a carefree, fun atmosphere for children with serious illnesses and
their families, at no cost to them, to experience the simple joys of
childhood and togetherness.”

With Tin representing the traditional 10-year anniversary
milestone, a tin and mixed material tile mural will be created over the
anniversary year to celebrate Roundup River Ranch’s history. The mural
will convey themes that demonstrate the healing and transformational
impact of camp. Roundup River Ranch volunteers, partners, campers and
their families, camp ambassadors, celebrities and more will be invited
to decorate their own tile to be included in the final murals, which
will be compiled and artistically arranged by local artist, Britten. A
sampling of the tiles will be unveiled at Roundup River Ranch’s annual A
Grateful Harvest event, which will be held at camp on August 13, 2016. A
completed mural will be gifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado to be
displayed within the hospital in the fall.

Tin is philosophically viewed as the breath of life and symbolizes
preservation and longevity. When tin is standing alone it is weaker than
if it is combined with another element. By bringing together campers,
volunteers, and others who benefit from Roundup River Ranch’s programs
along with key stakeholders, the mural will be a tangible symbolization
of the power and strength of togetherness.

Roundup River Ranch relies on the support of friends to ensure that
children with serious illnesses experience the simple joys of childhood
– at no cost. If you would like to get involved with camp, whether it be
volunteering or providing financial support, you can visit
for more information. We hope you’ll join us around the campfire.

About Roundup River Ranch

Celebrating their 10-year Anniversary and 4,000th camper this
year, Roundup River Ranch enriches the lives of children with serious
illnesses and their families by offering free, medically-supported camp
programs that provide unforgettable opportunities to discover joy,
friendships, and confidence. Annually, hundreds of children coping with
cancer, blood disorders, organ transplants, and other serious conditions
and their families benefit from Roundup River Ranch’s intentional and
empowering camp programs. Roundup River Ranch is located 2 and a half
hours from Denver near Gypsum, Colorado along the Colorado River.
Roundup River Ranch is proud to be a member of SeriousFun Children’s
Network, a growing global community of innovative camps and programs
that provide life-changing support to children with serious illnesses
and their families founded by Paul Newman. For more information about
Roundup River Ranch, visit or
call 970.748.9983.


Fitzgerald Petersen for Roundup River Ranch
Regan Petersen,
Cattolica, 970-381-3481