Mountain Landscape

Rugged Research Summer Camp

~Explore The Wild Side Of Life~


Is your child passionate about the natural world?

Join our Rocky Mountain 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 and Naturalists.

Register now and start your wildlife journey this summer!



-Explore and learn from Park Rangers and Naturalists

-Fun 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

-Nature Scavenger Hunts

-Disconnect from the screen and connect to nature!


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Our Program

At Rugged Research Nature Camp, we offer the ultimate summer nature experience! Campers will be led by park rangers 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 with a seine net, to helping wildlife biologists conduct eagle surveys!  

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

Feel free to reach out to us for more information!

9:00 am- 12:00 pm 

Ages 7-12


5 sessions offered for 2022

*Days of the week specified in parenthesis

Spots available in green

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Sold Out? Join the Waitlist

Please send an email to Contact@RuggedResearch.Org if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
In the event that a registered camper can no longer make it, we will reach out to those on the waitlist, in order from the first registrant to the last. The first to respond will get the spot. Thanks for your support!

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

Check out Little Rangers! Info here.


-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. 

-No park is more than an hour drive from the front range. 

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

-Runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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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.
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