Camp Info

Getting To Sunrise Ranch

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, we are about one and a half hours north of Denver and are well served by ground transport out of Denver International Airport, bringing conference participants directly to our door. Their address is:100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland Colorado 80538.

Shuttle from Denver International Airport:

Please contact Super Shuttle at 970-482-0505 and ask them for their service directly to Sunrise Ranch Conference and Retreat Center. You can save $2 when bookingonline at supershuttle.com. Please note when booking that the zip code for Sunrise Ranch is 80538 and that we are located WEST of Glade Road.

Rent-a-Car:

Sunrise has a corporate account with Enterprise Rent-a-Car – 1-800-325-8007
For details, call Sunrise: 877-SUN(786)-0078; 970-679-4200 or fax 970-679-4247

Driving Directions To Sunrise Ranch

From Fort Collins

  1. Take Harmony West from Taft Hill Road where it becomes CR 38 E approximately 9 miles to Masonville
  2. Turn Left on County Road 27 (at the Masonville Mercantile and Wedding Emporium) stay on County Road 27 for approximately 2 miles
  3. Turn Right on County Road 29 and stay on it for about 1 mile
  4. Go past the white dome and turn right where there is a stone sign that says “Sunrise Ranch The Emissaries.” This is the second green road sign for Sunrise Ranch Road.
  5. Park to the left as you enter the property and walk up to the Pavilion, the large building on the left-hand (or South) side of Sunrise Ranch Road.

From Loveland

  1. Take Highway 34 West through Loveland, 10.8 miles from I-25
  2. Turn Right on County Road 27. This turn is best noticed by a blue sign for Sunrise Ranch and a green sign for Masonville. Big Thompson Elementary School is on the NW corner of this turn. Stay on County Road 27 for 2.9 miles.
  3. Turn Left on County Road 29. This turn is the first paved road to the left. On the corner is a sign for Sunrise Ranch on the left and a sign for Eden Valley on the right. Stay on County Road 29 for about a mile.
  4. Go past the white dome on your left and turn right where there is a stone sign that says “Sunrise Ranch The Emissaries.” This is the second green road sign for Sunrise Ranch Road.
  5. Park to the left as you enter the property and walk up to the Pavilion, the large building on the left-hand (or South) side of Sunrise Ranch Road.

From Denver

  1. Take I-25 North for approximately 40 miles.
  2. Exit I-25 on Highway 34 West (Loveland Exit #257). Stay on Highway 34 West all the way through Loveland, approximately 10.8 miles.
  3. Turn Right on County Road 27. This turn is best noticed by a blue sign for Sunrise Ranch and a green sign for Masonville. Big Thompson Elementary School is on the NW corner of this turn. Stay on County Road 27 for 2.9 miles.
  4. Turn Left on County Road 29. This turn is the first paved road to the left. On the corner is a sign for Sunrise Ranch on the left and a sign for Eden Valley on the right. Stay on County Road 29 for about a mile.
  5. Go past the white dome on your left and turn right where there is a stone sign that says “Sunrise Ranch The Emissaries.” This is the second green road sign for Sunrise Ranch Road.
  6. Park to the left as you enter the property and walk up to the Pavilion, the large building on the left-hand (or South) side of Sunrise Ranch Road.

For assistance with Driving Directions, please call 877-SUN(786)-0078; 970-679-4200.

Here’s a link to a GoogleMap to the Camp


Cell Phones’ Reception

Please be advised that, generally, only AT&T cell phones work at our location.

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Accommodations are at Sunrise Ranch

Welcoming guests has been a central activity at Sunrise Ranch since we came to this valley in 1945. It is our pleasure to invite you to our community to share the atmosphere of home, as you bring your own workshop or event here.

A variety of sparkling clean accommodations are available just a one or two minute walk from meeting rooms, dining and the hiking trails. From three bedroom suites, to single, double and triple rooms, we take great care to provide your group with the overnight setting that will enhance your conference work.

Guest Rooms

Step into one of their wonderful guest rooms and it’s as if you are returning to home. All the rooms are uniquely decorated by our staff to give you a sense of being in a family home and not a chain hotel. They take housekeeping to a different level at Sunrise, a level of care, comfort and relaxing peace that lets you know you are home.

Most of the guest spaces offer European-style shared baths and they also offer some full apartments with kitchen and private bath amenities.

They have single, double, triple, and dorm rooms along with apartments. We also have limited camping space available just east and also north of our accommodations building.

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Sunrise RanchOvernight Rates

Accommodation rates are inclusive per person per 24-hour period.Overnight accommodations include:

  • Three wholesome meals
  • 2 snacks

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Food At Sunrise Ranch

Nourishing And Delicious Meals

Sunrise Ranch provides meals for our camp and the Sunrise community.

They purchase our chicken, lamb, and pork from people we know who live in their area. They raise their own Grassfed beef. They believe that freshness and personal relationship are the best quality control they can provide. Their system ensures that our food, from beginning to end, is honored and respected. Their food producers do not use hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides. The vegetables they serve are either grown at Sunrise Ranch or purchased from small, local farms, as much as the growing season will allow.

Food Preparation

They use traditional wisdom in our menu planning to preserve the life force present in food. They use healthful foods such as bone broth, homemade soups, legumes, leafy greens, raw vegetables including sprouts, coconut milk, and homemade salad dressings. They do not use canola oil, and they limit desserts to a few times per week. They make most of their own bread, and they make their own granola. Being a kitchen that serves the public, they keep the high sanitation standards of their local health department.

Special Diets

They can offer vegetarian, vegan, wheat-free, and dairy-free diets when requested at least two weeks before the conference.

They can sometimes accommodate attendees with other dietary needs, including allergies. Please contact Sunrise Ranch in advance to inquire about any special arrangements. If they are unable to accommodate special requests, those guests must provide their own food.

Please contact then in advance of your arrival at 877-SUN(786)-0078; 970-679-4200 if you have dietary needs beyond their generous selection of standard diets. Additional costs may apply if applicable and necessary.

Snacks

Coffee, tea, fruit and trail mix are served in the dining room for morning snacks. Afternoon snacks include fruit, a variety of cookies and/or other assorted goodies.

Schedule - times see the camp schedules


Basic Ground Rules for Classes and Individual Lessons

  • Audio/Video Recording of all classes and your own individual lessons is permitted as long as it does not interfere with the class or lesson.
  • Observing Classes Regardless of level, students may observe any breakout class they like. However, they may not participate unless capable (i.e. and advanced class instructor will not make time for additional explanation or instruction to beginners who choose to attend).
  • Observing Individual Lessons All individual lessons may be observed, but joining in, interjecting questions, etc. is not permitted.
  • Individual Lesson Choices In order to ensure you get the most out of your Shakuhachi Camp experience, please email your choices for individual lesson pieces in advance to <shakucamp@gmail.com>. Making changes later is acceptable.

Extra Highlights of Shakuhachi Camp

  • Sunrise Ro-buki - Long tone blowing of RO (ロ) at Moon Rock above Sunrise Ranch
  • Duet Night - All students and faculty gather to play multi-part arrangements of pieces, mostly not traditional Japanese, but also including some Honkyoku duets, etc.
  • Student Concert - All students participate in this concert, playing the piece of their choice, either solo or ensemble (which includes some group pieces for absolute beginners and beginners
  • After-hours in the Bamboo Salon - Get to know the faculty better and meet your new camper friends at the after-hours social hosted byfaculty.
  • Morning Yoga
Charles Peck 2014