Rugged Research is a fun and exciting nature-based education organization founded by Rocky Mountain Park Rangers designed to spark curiosity and wonder towards the natural world!

We offer summer camps, homeschool programs, early childhood programs and more for children ages 3-12. 


Colorado has wondrously diverse ecosystems, which our program uses as a giant, learning laboratory to help students fall in love with nature and learn about the impact of their actions on the environment.

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Trees and Mountains


Early Childhood:

Little Rangers

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What People Are Saying

"We LOVED Rugged Research!!  We both really enjoyed the last 8 weeks! AJ had a great time exploring & learning at a different park each week. We feel so fortunate that he was able to learn from park rangers and their first hand experience & knowledge. He learned so much! Not only was the program run with great professionalism, but Bri & Jesse are so much fun! They were prepaperd each week with artifacts from the area, hands on experiments, even a microscope! They know the area & trails so well that they were able to direct the hikes for maximum educational opportunities. And I loved hiking & exploring each different park on my own while AJ was in "class". Overall, we really enjoyed the whole program. I loved the outdoor education aspect combined with a small group social interaction was perfect!"

-B.W, Parent

"We loved Rugged Research so much! The instructors are so knowledgable and even more important- FUN! I could not recomened Rugged Research enough, my child had the best time and we can't wait to sign up for next season!"

-D.H, Parent

"Overall, we loved the whole program! My boy really looked forward to it each week. Our first year with Rugged Research was a complete success and he's already asking when he can go back!"

-P.F, Parent

"Spending the day in the fabulous outdoor environments is (K's) idea of heaven! It's where he feels most comfortable. He couldn't wait to go to camp every morning! The small group sizes were also great for learning and K made so many friends!"

-R.L, Parent

"5 STARS!! My child had the best time getting outside and exploring every week and I loved how it gave her a chance to reconnect to the natural world and take a break from screens for a while too. I never knew my little girl was so outdoorsy!"

-S.K, Parent

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