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J Bar Double C Ranch

  • JCC Ranch

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    In 1952 the Denver Jewish Community Center bought a ranch in Elbert County and started to use it the next year for a new Jewish summer camp called JCC Ranch Camp. It is set on 388 acres in the rolling hills of the Black Forest.
    JCC Ranch
  • JCC Ranch Camp

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    The JCC director who acquired the ranch described the camp as "an unusual project which combines an American western ranching program with Jewish content and a kosher kitchen."
    JCC Ranch Camp
  • Eddie's Corner

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    JCC Ranch Camp celebrates Saturday morning services at a site called Eddie's Corner. The camp continues to host 500 or more campers each summer, including second-generation campers whose parents attended in the 1950s and 1960s.
    Eddie's Corner
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References: 

Jewish Community Center of Denver, “Ranch and Day Camps,” Summer 1969.

Ron Sladek, “J Bar Double C Ranch,” Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination Form (May 28, 2004).

Additional Information: 

Ida Libert Uchill, Pioneers, Peddlers, & Tsadikim: The Story of Jews in Colorado, 3rd ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

Nellie Snyder Yost, A Man as Big as the West (Boulder: Pruett, 1979).

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