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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 designed by Park Rangers to explore the wild and discover the incredible natural world. This program is  taught by  Park Rangers, Naturalists and Environmental Educators.

Register now and start your wildlife journey this summer!

Summer Camps:

Wild Explorers Open Space Camp

 Larimer/ Boulder/ Denver (3 hour day camp)

Nature Rangers @ High Plains Env. Center

 Loveland (8:30 - 4:30)

Nature Rangers @ Bohn Park

Town of Lyons (8:30 - 4:30)


Wild Explorers


-Explore open spaces and parks along the front range!

-Learn from Park Rangers, Naturalists and Environmental Educators

-Fun nature games and activities

-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!


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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, 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

3 Day camp / $195

5 Day camp / $325

5 sessions offered for 2024

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

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

- Camp meets at the main trailhead kiosk near the parking lot of each respective park 

-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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If all sessions are sold out - Contact us to join the waitlist.


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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.


Looking for  all day (8:30 - 5:30 pm) nature camp options? Join our Nature Ranger summer camp at High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland or Bohn Park in Lyons this summer!


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