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Mountain Landscape

Rugged Research Summer Camp

~Explore The Wild Side Of Life~


Is your child passionate about the natural world?

Join our nature adventure summer camp!  We’re an innovative science camp for exploring the wild and discovering the incredible natural world. This program is  taught by Rocky Mountain Park Rangers, Naturalists and Environmental Educators.

Register now and start your wildlife journey this summer!



-Explore and learn from Park Rangers and Naturalists and Environmental Educators

-Fun nature games and activities

-Explore Norther Colorado's incredible Open Spaces

-Learn the science of our parks ecosystems

-Meet new friends who also love the outdoors

-Wildlife Tracking

-River Hikes

-Nature Scavenger Hunts

-Small group sizes for plenty of one on one time! (6-10 kids/ group)

-Disconnect from the screen and connect to nature!


Home: About

Our Program

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 them 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!

Feel free to reach out to us for more information!

More Info

9:00 am- 12:00 pm 

Ages 7-12

$325/ session

7 sessions offered for 2023

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If all sessions are sold out - Contact us to join the waitlist as we may add more slots.


Little Rangers

Looking for something for the little ones (ages 3-6)?

Click Here To Check out Little Rangers!

Home: Program

-Our 5 day camp takes place at a different Larimer County Open Space each day.

-Camp meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays over a 9 day period. 

-Most parks are less than an hour drive from the front range (View map below). 

-Camp is a Drop off/ Pick up program (not overnight camp).

-Runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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

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Each day takes place at a different ecosystem providing a new adventure and lesson every time! Camp will take place as some of the most beautiful parks and open spaces Colorado has to offer.

On the map below is a sample of the natural area's we will will visit. Locations may vary by week depending on weather conditions.

Wondering what camp will be like? Check out the video below! 

Cancellation Policy

  • 4 week cancellation policy -  You will receive a full refund, minus a processing  fee if you cancel within 4 weeks after you've registered. This does not apply if your program starts within 4 weeks. 

  • Withdrawals that are past the  4 weeks cancellation period (28 days after enrollment) but greater than 1 week (7 days) prior to the program start date, will be refunded at 50% of the program fee.

  • Withdrawals less than a week (7 days) prior to the program start date or during the course of the program will not be refunded.

So, what are you waiting for? We're going on an adventure!
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