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Mountain Landscape

Rugged Research Summer Camp

~Explore The Wild Side Of Life~

Boulder & Denver Counties

At Rugged Research Nature Camp, we offer the ultimate summer nature experience! Campers will be led by park rangers, naturalists and environmental educators as they explore wondrous and diverse ecosystems, and discover the legendary Rocky Mountains and the wildlife who call them home. Our program takes students to new breathtaking parks, from the summits of the Rocky Mountains to the rolling grasslands of the prairie.  

We'll explore it all!

Students will also participate in new and exciting activities every day- from getting wet in streams looking for macroinvertebrates,  to tracking  bald eagles and moose in the mountains!  

There's never a dull moment at Rugged Research Nature Camp!

Our camp will visit some of the best wild places in Boulder and Denver areas. Check out the map below for specific locations. 

More Info

-Our day camp takes place at a different park/open space each day.

-The map below shows some of the parks we go to but final itinerary will be determined by the weather for that session. 

-Camp is a Drop off/ Pick up program (not overnight camp). We will meet by the main parking lot kiosk of each individual park each day.

-Runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

-Most days will comprise of 1-3 miles worth of hiking on easy to moderate terrain.

9:00 am- 12:00 pm 

Ages 7-12

3 day camp: $195

5 day camp: $325

5 sessions offered for 2024

Our Schedule

Session 1:

Denver parks, 3 days

June 3, 5, 7


Session 2:

 Boulder parks, 3 days

June 24, 26, 28


Session 3:

 Denver parks, 3 days

July 8, 10, 12


Session 4:

Boulder + Denver parks, 5 days

July 15, 17, 19, 22, 24


Session 5:

 Boulder + Denver parks, 5 days

July 29, 31 August 2, 5, 7


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