We hike to an abandoned cabin near the ghost town of Hessie, where we'll tell scary stories, drink hot chocolate, and munch on snacks, before hiking back down. Parents can complete the online waiver here: Open event, then click here Signups for volunteers and agency representatives use the RSVP tool, below.
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This free, 2-day, in-person training is covers everything one needs to know to organize and lead outings for Boulder Valley ICO. It also covers Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention (CARP). Outdoor Leadership Training is required to become a certified outings leader. It is not required (but is still encouraged) for Assistant Leaders. It's also a… Read More »Outdoor Leadership Training 101/201 + CARP
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We'll snowshoe a short ways into the Indian Peaks Wilderness from the Moffat Tunnel trailhead, then whip up some hot chocolate, build some snow caves, and make snow ice cream. We might even do some belly sledding! Participants must be fully vaccinated. Masks must be worn when meeting at… Read More »Snowshoeing & Snow Caves in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We'll travel by car about six hours to the Gibbon, Nebraska area to car camp and witness the spectacle of the Sandhill Crane migration. This is a great outing for photography, so bring a camera if you have one or borrow one of ours. Participants must be fully… Read More »Sandhill Cranes & Car Camping in Nebraska
Difficulty: Moderate | Client Agencies: Casey Middle School ⟫ A bit like being on another planet, the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is full of strange wonders like the Joint Trail, a labyrinth in the rock through which one can hike. Sunsets and sunrise are amazing here. After the first night of car camping,… Read More »Exploring and Backpacking Canyonlands National Park
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ In the summer, we do a lot of fishing (usually on our backpacking trips), so the spring is a good time to learn how to cast and where to find the tricksy fishies. This day-long outing will introduce participants to the style of fishing that predominates in our… Read More »Local Fishing & Intro to Tenkara
For existing volunteers, a chance to hang out and swap tales from outings. For new or prospective volunteers, a chance to meet the crew. The food at these gigs is always proper, as are the libations. We'll likely gather at Deb's lovely home near Hygiene (right next door to the Altona Grange) with lots of… Read More »Volunteer Party
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ A campground near the Gore Canyon (near Kremmling, CO) provides a lovely place to camp, hike, and fish at this tail end of the early fishing season on the Colorado River. Participants 16 or older will need a fishing license. No fishing or camping experience required.
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: Place Bridge Academy, Casey Middle School ⟫ We'll drive about 3 hours to the incredible Mission: Wolf near Westcliffe, Colorado, where we'll car camp, assist with projects at this amazing all-volunteer facility, and, then, meet wolves, face-to-face. We'll have downtime for campfires and story-telling and exploration. Participants must be fully… Read More »Real Wolves, not Meow Wolves