Family Programs

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 events so we can expand access to rock climbing programs to Delta County and Olathe students during the school year. Kids can try out rock climbing on our 30 ft mobile climbing wall at the following events this summer:

  • Big B’s Friday Night Music, Paonia  –  Friday July 15th  –  5:30-7:30pm
  • Deltarado Days, Delta  –  Saturday July 23rd  –  10 am – 3pm
  • Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss – Friday July 29th Family Night  – 5pm – 8pm
  • Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss – Friday Aug. 5th  –  12pm – 8pm
  • Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss  – Saturday Aug. 6th –  12pm – 8pm

Times are subject to change. Please check out our Facebook page for more details. A special thank you to our sponsors for this summer: Alpine Bank, Big B’s, Delta Rotary Club, Delta County Board of County Commissioners, City of Delta, Rocky Mountain Health Foundation and more! Would you like to be a sponsor of our climbing program? Contact Ben Graves ( for details.