Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5723   Event: CSU Anatomy Camp Hike
Application Date: 02/13/2020    Event Date: 07/08/2020
Contact 1 Name: Ethan McNally
Address: 1350 Center Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80523
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Heather Hall
Address: 1350 Center Ave
Fort Collins CO 80523
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Education
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Juniors and Seniors in high school will be attending our annual Anatomy Camp at CSU. Midweek we want to get the students out of the classroom to take a break from the curriculum and will be hiking to Horsetooth Falls. Our party will include camp directors, counselors, and students.

Estimated Participants: 46   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: PACKAGED
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Wed. 07/08/2020: 9 AM - 2 PM

Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 02/25/2020
We will be hiking on the Horsetooth Falls trail with the campers(Juniors and seniors in high school). There will be 15 camp staff present with 35 campers. We plan on being at the trailhead between 9 and 10 am, hike to the falls and back, then eat a packed lunch at the shelter near the trailhead.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved

Comments: At this time (May, 29, 2020) Larimer County is still in a pandemic response and Public Health (PH) Orders are changing frequently and unknown for July 2020. Day Camps have been approved to operate on June 1st. Day camps are allowed and limited to indoor space of 10 people per room, or 25 people outside. Please see the guidance document provided by

The Emergency Opertaions Center (EOC) for the COVID Response is requesting that day camps submit plans per the online form to demonstrate how social distancing will be maintained. Please complete the form on the following link:

Another option would be to submit a plan for public gathering. PH Orders currently do not allow for public gatherings over 10 people. Larimer County’s Variance Request to the State-issued PH Order would potentially allow 11-50 people to gather if the event coordinator can demonstrate compliance with social distancing and other criteria via a written plan approved by the EOC which is managing the pandemic response. The form to submit this plan is available on the Larimer County Coronavirus (COVID-19) website provided below. The public gatherings will be re-evaluated on June 30, 2020.

Please continue to monitor Larimer County's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response website for local restrictions that may differ from the Governor and Colorado Department of Public Health. Though an approval for this Planning Special Event Application is provided today, this is event is subject to the restrictions of the PH Orders in place at the time of the event. Websites for the latest information on community events, face coverings, and physical distancing are provided below.

Larimer County COVID-19 response:

If there are questions about COVID-19 and Public Health Orders, please contact the Joint Information Center:
Call with questions: 970-498-5500
Text questions: 970-999-1770
We will do our best to respond within 4 hours during the day.
Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you are interested in receiving the latest information related to COVID-19 in Larimer County, text the word COVID19LC to 888777.

Colorado COVID-19 updates:

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Denied

Comments: Event cancelled per CSU guidelines - JW

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Risk Management

Status: More Information Needed

Comments: Please provide a certificate of insurance with general liability limit no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence / $2,000,000 general aggregate. The certificate of insurance must name Larimer County as the certificate holder (Larimer County Risk Management 200 W Oak St Suite 4000 Fort Collins, CO 80525).
Thank you.

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Final Disposition


Withdrawn by applicant on 06/24/2020