Each day at camp is different. Our counselors design age-appropriate curriculum to encourage exploration, discovery, and self-actualization. Each day’s lessons and activities focus on exploring the local watershed of the Arkansas Valley!
Activities include: white water rafting, hiking to a stream to explore aquatic habitats and cool off, fly fishing, fishery tour, outdoor cooking, teambuilding games, and more.
7:00-8:00 am — Wake up and Breakfast
We will be waking up bright and early to start our day! Campers can pick from a small variety of healthy breakfast options.
8:00-12:00 pm — White Water Rafting on the Arkansas River!
We will be white water rafting with Wolfpack Rafting, a local rafting company. During our trip we will learn about what makes the Arkansas River a Gold Medal fishery as well as one of the nation’s most popular rafting destinations. It’s all about managing the water flows from upstream! We will also learn about the conservation history of the river, and local aquatic ecosystems- all while doing some team building!
12:00-1:00 pm — Lunch
Lunch at the group site or by the river– we eat wherever our adventures take us. Campers reapply sunscreen and bug spray after lunch.
1:00-4:00 pm — Fishery Tour or Fly Fishing
Campers continue to learn about natural resources, nature, and outdoor skills. We will either be touring the Fish Hatchery in Salida, or learning to fly fish! What do the local trout eat? How are they restocked? Which are local species vs. introduced?
4:00-6:00 pm — Outdoor Cooking & Dinner
Camper will learn how to cook outdoors safely, and have a healthy and delicious meal!
6:00-7:00 pm — Games or Camper Free Time
Campers can take free time or play group games.
7:00-8:00 pm — Campfire Time (if no fire bans)
We will be debriefing and reflecting on our day, telling ghost stories, playing quiet games, and staying warm under the night sky.
8:00-9:00 pm — Night Activity
We will embrace the darkness and learn about nocturnal animals, night vision, and more, while gaining confidence to be outdoors at night.
9:00 pm — Lights Out
Cozy up in your tent and sleeping bag for a good nights sleep.
For more information please contact: 720-913-5209, Jenia.Hooper@colostate.edu.