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Statement of Purpose: The mission of Roundup River Ranch is to enrich the lives of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses by providing free camp experiences year-round with appropriate medical care that are fun, safe and empowering. Roundup River Ranch is proud to be a full member of the SeriousFun Children's Network, the largest network of medical-specialty camps for children founded by Paul Newman over two decades ago.


Address: PO Box 8589
Phone Number: 970.748.9983
Fax: 970.748.9993
Email Address:
Web Site:


Number of Employees: 15
Full Time Volunteers: 35
Part-Time Volunteers: 200


Major Fund-raisers: A Grateful Harvest, City Slicker Soiree, Camp Challenge Ride to benefit Roundup River Ranch


Executive Committee: Marla Coleman, Kathy Ferguson, Craig Foley, John Galvin, Georgia Gogel, Lia Gore, Ruth Johnson, Merv Lapin, Sandy Lloyd, Dick O'Loughlin, Rebecca Riff, Anne Roberts, Carole Watters
Director(s): Craig Foley, Chair; Dick O'Loughlin, Vice Chair; Brenda and Derik Allerton, Pamela Bard, Tim Beyer, Cliff Buchholz, Betsy Cheroutes, Kathy Cole, Marla and George Coleman, Ida and The Honorable Wiley Daniels, Mary Davies, Monique Davis, Andrew Duke, Cindy Engles, Kathy Ferguson, John Forester, Ex-Officio, Laurie Galbreath, John Galvin, Marcy and John Gates, Georgia Gogel, Dr. Lia Gore, Shelie Gustafson, Rick Hermes, Greg Johnson, Merv Lapin, Donna Martin, Sally O'Loughlin, Rebecca Riff, Anne Roberts, Kenneth Siegel, Beth Slifer, Beverly and Bruce Wagner, Carole Watters, Kim and Steve Winesett, Dianne Woodruff, Kristy Woolfolk, Joni and Scott Wylie; Founder, Alison Knapp; Honorary Chairs*, President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford(*In Memoriam); In Memoriam, Gerald Gallegos
Key Personnel: Ruth Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer; Tammy Argenbright, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer; Marita Bledsoe, MD, Medical Director; Sean Goergen, Director of Development and Marketing; Evan Brothers, Camp Director; Paul St Ruth, Facilities Manager


Founded: 2006
Community Served: Eleven-state Rocky Mountain region including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah and Texas
Associated Guilds: Full Member of the SeriousFun Children's Network founded by Paul Newman (formerly known as the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps)


Ongoing Projects: Annual Fund



Accomplishments: Roundup River Ranch successfully wrapped up its first summer of camp in August 2011, serving 250 campers, after completion in January 2010 of a $20 million capital campaign to build a Hole in the Wall camp in Colorado for children with life-threatening illnesses.


Previous Event Coverage:

October 27, 2012 City Slicker Soiree 2012
September 17, 2011 City Slicker Soiree Rounds Up Creative Chow for Kids' Camp Fundraiser
September 26, 2010 Roundup River Ranch Cowboy Ball