• Please read before

    coming to camp!

    Code of conduct, images of camp and packing list below.

  • Denver Airport Pickup and Drop-off

    Be to airport baggage claim by 3pm sharp on Friday, bus plans to leave no later than 3:30pm! (if not taking the bus and driving get to camp no earlier than 5:30pm). Monday the bus will leave at 10am so I would expect to be at the airport no earlier than 12:30 pm.

  • Packing List, Food/Beverage


    • Linens included! Cotton sheets (fitted, flat & pillowcase), and then one pillow and one wool blanket.  An additional blanket or sleeping bag may be a good idea, but is probably not necessary. "We can always provide two blankets if needed. There is heat in all of the rooms and September is usually still fairly warm. Wool blankets can be somewhat uncomfortable for some people too, so that is something to consider."
    • Towels provided this year too!
    • Flipflops
    • Water bottle (refillable - we have places at camp for refilling bottles - we won't be buying bottled water)
    • Towel for beach
    • Long sleeve and short sleeve shirts
    • Pants and shorts
    • Sweatshirt and sweatpants for fire at night and cold temps in the morning
    • Swimsuit 
    • Trail shoes/running shoes/hiking shoes (could get muddy or dusty)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Flashlight or headlamp
    • Insect repellant
    • Toiletries


    • Meals: All meals will have GF and vegan options but makes sure to let us know of dietary restrictions. There will be a lot of veggies.
    • Snacks: Granola/nut bars, fruit bars, jerky, fruit. There will NOT be loads of it everyday so bring extra if needed.
    • Alcohol: BYOB, the bus will make a stop for all things before camp.
    • Coffee/Tea: There will be coffee and tea provided all day long. Bring all your own supplies and ingredients if you want to make more / good coffee.


    • Just like last year the camp has a restriction on smoking marijuana this is rule at all youth camps I've ever worked with, sorry I know it's Colorado but this is on my contract with them. Smoking is allowed however in designated smoking areas.
    • If you have any disabilities please let us know ASAP so we can accommodate you as best we can
    • If you have any food allergies and you forgot to add it to the ticket questionnaire please emails us as well


  • Code of Conduct

    Rails Camp USA is sourced from the original Rails Camps in Australia. This Code of Conduct is derived from that used by Ruby Australia for Rails Camps and other events.


    Matz is nice, and we are nice.


    In the same way that Matz has written Ruby with a focus on developer happiness, we are focused on community happiness. The Ruby community is full of wonderful people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we want to ensure it remains a welcoming and safe environment to all who wish to be a part of it.


    Whenever we come together as a community, our shared spaces are opportunities to showcase the best of what we can be. We are there to support our peers - to build each other up, to accept each other for who they are, and to encourage each other to become the people they want to be.


    With that in mind, if you are present at any Rails Camp USA event, whether as an attendee, organizer, sponsor or speaker, we take it as given that you agree to follow this code of conduct:


    Rails Camp USA is dedicated to providing harassment- free experiences at events and conferences for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or age. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.


    All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate in any circumstance.


    Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members of the community. Be respectful towards others. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for Rails Camp USA events. Anyone violating these rules at events may be asked to leave the event without a refund at the sole discretion of the organizers. If you or someone else is subject to harassment, or you have a concern, please contact the event organizers (who will introduce themselves at the beginning of the event).


    The Ruby community is a welcoming and friendly place – thank you for being a part of it.


    Anti-Harassment Policy Section:


    The Rails Camp organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free Rails Camp experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of camp participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any camp venue, including talks or activities. Camp participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the camp without a refund at the discretion of the camp organizers.


    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


    Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all people. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event without a refund.


    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of camp organizers or camp staff immediately. We expect participants to follow these rules at the camp venue and camp-related activities.


    If you have any questions about, or feedback on, these policies, please contact the Rails Camp organizers via email: railscampwcoast@gmail.com