Family Events

We offer family events to help our community weave outdoor experiences into the fabric of their lives. Most are free or donation-based and provide outdoor gear for both kids and adults.


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Family Programs
July 8, 2022

Free climbing events!

Thanks to a number of generous sponsors, the Nature Connection will be offering free climbing for the community during summer festivals in 2022. We will be taking donations at these…
Family Programs
March 17, 2022

The Nature Connection Gear Swap & Spring Trail Race

The Nature Connection will host a Gear Swap on Saturday, May 7th. Come buy, sell and trade your used outdoor gear. We will also be selling gear from our own…
Family Programs
February 9, 2022

Snowshoe Check-Out at Cedaredge Library

The Nature Connection and Delta County Libraries have partnered to bring more opportunities to explore and play outside in and around Delta County. Again for the 2021-22 snow season, the Cedaredge…
Family Programs
November 9, 2021

Snow Science and Avalanche Rescue Training

Are you looking to improve your snow safety and avalanche rescue skills? The Nature Connection has you covered! We are partnering with Irwin Guides and the USFS to offer an…
Family Programs
November 1, 2021

Pop-Up Community Ski Days 2022

Get your whole family out on cross country skis! This winter, The Nature Connection will host a number of "pop-up" community ski days. What is a "pop-up?" It is when…
Family Programs
November 1, 2021

Season Ski Share, Sale and Soiree

Are you interested in borrowing cross country ski gear for your family this year? The Nature Connection offers discounted XC ski gear lending to local families. Come to our office…