Summer

Fun

Camps

Programs

Summer camp sessions begin in June & continue through August. New summer programs & locations in 2020.

Online registration opens in mid April 2020! Stay tuned…

Click on the links below for the specific locations, or scroll down to browse.

Classic Camp in Hotchkiss

  • Session 1:    June 8 – July 2        Cost $400
  • Session 2:    July 13 – August 6    Cost $400

If you can’t make four consecutive weeks, cost is $125 for an individual week.

   Camps are four days / week

   9:00AM – 3:00PM

   397 Bulldog Street Hotchkiss 81419

(unless otherwise stated in the weekly description)

Scholarships are available!

Session 1 – June 8th-July 2nd

Hotchkiss Summer Camp weekly descriptions for 2020 are live.

Online Registration will open in mid April!

Week 1 – Skills Adventure:  June 8th -11th

Registration Deadline: June 1  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

What primitive skills can we learn in the modern day? Spend a week with The Nature Connection to find out! Explore nature through creating tools and primitive skill building.

Highlights:

  • Archery
  • Bike riding
  • Navigation
  • LNT Principals
  • Hiking
  • SUPing

Week 2 – Life Abounds: June 15th – 18th

Registration Deadline: June 10  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

Spend a week discovering our natural wildlife! Explore the creatures that live among us through hands-on activities, nature games, animal tracking, bird watching and fishing!

Highlights:

  • Animal tracking
  • Discovering bugs, plants and animals
  • Listening for bird songs and bird ID
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Week 3 – Wet Planet: June 22nd – 25th

Registration Deadline: June 15  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

Join The Nature Connection of a week of recreation on water! We will explore the North Fork of the Gunnison River on a low-key introductory rafting trip, learn to SUP at Crawford State Park, improve our swimming skills and much more!

Highlights:

  • Rafting
  • SUP’ing
  • Swimming
  • Water Games

Week 4 – Exploration on BIKES! June 29th- July 2nd

Registration Deadline: June 21  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

Join us for a week of exploring Delta County’s growing enthusiasm for mountain biking! Campers will build their skills and confidence by exploring the outdoor by bike in their backyard!

Highlights:

  • Bike rodeo!
  • Single-track
  • Pump-track
  • Foundation skills in biking
  • Swimming

Session 2 – July 13th – August 6th

Week 5 – Wet Planet Round 2: July 13th – 16th

Registration Deadline: June 15  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

Back by popular demand, Wet Planet explores new sections of the North Fork of the Gunnison River on a low key rafting trip, learn to SUP at Crawford State Park, improve our swimming skills and much more!

Highlights:

  • Rafting
  • SUP’ing
  • Swimming
  • Water Games

Week 6 – Art in Nature: July 20th- 23rd

Registration Deadline: July 13  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

Find the artist in you while connecting to your creative side in nature! Spend a week discovering our natural world by recreating it with paint, clay, and other expressions of natural art!

Highlights:

  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Leaf pressing and other crafts
  • SUP’ing

Week 7 – Look to the Skies: July 27th-30th

Registration Deadline: July 20  |  Ages: 7-14  |  Cost $125  |  Enrollment: 25 kid max – 10 waitlist

Join us for a four day camp connecting to the sky around us. Spend the day discovering the role of the sun and an overnight of camping at The Nature Connection. Develop camping skills while using our equipment, and enjoy an evening of gazing at the stars.

Highlights:

  • Solar
  • Camp Out at TNC!
  • Astronomy
  • SUP’ing
  • Swimming

Week 8 – Wilderness Aware (Formerly Geology Rocks): August 3rd – 6th

Registration Deadline: July 29  |  Ages: 8-14  |  Cost: $125  |  Enrollment: 10 kid max – 5 waitlist

Back by popular demand! Geology Rocks has been transformed into TNC’s Wilderness Aware week. Discover a familiarity with the flora and fauna of the Western Slope and a fluency with camping gear. This four day camp explores the foundations of backpacking through a one night backpacking trip and discover nature through backpacking into the wilderness.

Highlights:

  • One night backpacking trip into Gunnison National Forest
  • Plant and wildlife ID
  • Swimming
  • Discovery through hands on experiences

Girls on the Run Wilderness Backpacking Trips

June 29th – July 2nd

Registration Deadline: June 22
Ages: Middle School Girls  |  Cost: $300 – scholarships available through GOTR  |  Enrollment: limited to 12 girls each trip

Feel empowered during a four-day backpacking trip for girls only in the wilderness. Link for Registration here.

August 3rd – 6th

Registration Deadline: July 19
Ages: Middle School Girls  |  Cost: $300 – scholarships available through GOTR  |  Enrollment: limited to 12 girls each trip

Feel empowered during a four-day backpacking trip for girls only in the wilderness. Link for Registration here.

Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club Camp in Olathe

Check back in for more details. Take a look below at what was offered in 2019!

Session 1: June 3rd – June 28th

Shipwrecked Summer Camp 1st Voyage

Registration deadline: May 22 by 5:00 pm at the Olathe BCBGC unit  |  Cost: $50 per child per session (meals included)  |  Ages: 6-18  |  Camp location: 300 Hap Court in Olathe

Sports, STEM days, field trips with TNC and more! Camps are from 7:45 am – 5:15 pm.

Session 2: July 8th – August 9th

Shipwrecked Summer Camp 2nd Voyage

Registration deadline: May 22 by 5:00 pm at the Olathe BCBGC unit  |  Cost: $50 per child per session (meals included)  |  Ages: 6-18  |  Camp location: 300 Hap Court in Olathe

Sports, STEM days, field trips with TNC and more! Camps are from 7:45 am – 5:15 pm.

Delta Hub Summer Camp

We are excited to announce a partnership with Bill Heddles Recreation Center for Delta Summer Camp in 2020!

Check back for more details on camp offerings, coming soon. Take a look below for 2019 happenings.

June 8th – August 6th, 2020

Ages: 7-14 | Cost: $125/week

Camps are Monday-Thursday

9:00 am – 3:00 pm (early arrival and late pick up options are available)

Camp Location & Registration:

Bill Heddles Recreation Center
531 Palmer Street Delta, 81416

Summer 2020 weekly descriptions and registration details coming soon!

 

Water, Water, Everywhere:  June 8th – 11th

Description coming soon!


Wheels Down: June 15th – 18th

Description coming soon!


SOMETHING FISHY: June 22nd – 25th

Description coming soon!


Wet Planet: June 29th – July 2nd

Description coming soon!


Skills Adventure: July 13th – 16th

Description coming soon!


Look to the Skies: July 20th- 23rd

Description coming soon!


Life Abounds: July 27th – 30th

Description coming soon!


Camping 101: August 3rd – 6th

Description coming soon!

Cedaredge Summer Camp 

Check back for summer events in Cedaredge!

Register per event at

Cedaredge Library // 180 SW 6th Ave //  399-7674

SUPing 101

Description coming soon!

SUPing 101

Description coming soon!