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Today's Shadow Rim Ranch


“Enthusiasm reigns supreme amongst those who visit our camp!” This quote comes from a 1964 article in the Listening Post and is probably truer today than it was 51 years ago when the camp opened.

Nestled just below the Mogollon Rim outside of Payson, Shadow Rim Ranch is a 40-acre camp situated at an elevation of 5,500 feet. Each summer, Shadow Rim Ranch provides girls with progressive outdoor adventures to develop skills and encourage growth through positive risk-taking opportunities.

With much support from the community and membership, improvements are constantly being made to provide girls a valuable camp experience. In the last two years, Shadow Rim Ranch has undergone some exciting changes!

  • The Mountaineers Unit has new windows and stairs.
  • The Wayfarers Unit has been winterized.
  • The Ponderosa and Staff House buildings are newly refurbished.
  • A sand volleyball court has been added.
  • There’s a new zip line that runs from the Climbing Tower towards the lodge.

“Shadow Rim Ranch sets the tone for adventure and opportunities for campers,” says Justina Burks, Shadow Rim Ranch Camp Director. “Providing safe, modernized facilities and more outdoor opportunities for girls and adults is the perfect platform to build courage, confidence and character.”

This year at Shadow Rim Ranch’s open house, families will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, speak with the Camp Director and staff, jump in on some crafts, and share wonderful summer stories. Girls will also learn about the rich history of Shadow Rim Ranch from the History Committee.

Learn more about our three resident camps at Open House!

Shadow Rim Ranch
May 31  |  10am-2pm
Payson, AZ

Willow Springs
June 6  |  10am-2pm
Prescott, AZ

Camp Maripai
May 3  |  10am-1pm OR June 6  |  12pm-4pm
Prescott, AZ

To check out the summer camp brochure, click here. To get more information on how to sign up, visit