1st & 2nd Grade Summer Camps



Week-Long Day Camps

Walking Mountains’ 1st/2nd-grade summer science camps are the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child! All camps are age-appropriate and explore a variety of scientific topics while fostering a love of the natural world through local trail explorations. These camps are for children entering the 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.

During our weeklong day camps, campers will experience the wild places of the Eagle River Valley while nurturing their connection to the natural world through daily excursions in our summer camp vans to different sites. While most of the places we travel to are within Eagle County, we do go as far as Leadville, Glenwood, and McCoy to access sites with relevancy to certain camps.

*We will be driving to sites in 15-passenger vans during camp. In accordance with Colorado State Law, If your camper is under 8 years old, they must bring a booster-seat to camp with them.

We also offer two-day camps for students entering K-1st grade. Click here to learn more!

*Due to especially high demand, all camps for kids entering Kindergarten to 2nd grades have reached capacity. We encourage you to join the waitlist. Last summer, we had many spots become available and we anticipate that this will be the case again this summer.*

2022 Waitlist Policy

Waitlists for summer science camp will be fulfilled based on the following criteria:

1) Due to high demand, many scholarship recipients have been unable to enroll in camp. Scholarship recipients currently on the waitlist will be enrolled in the order they were received in the interest of making our camps more accessible to the entire community.

2) We strive to offer camps to everyone in our community. If there are no scholarship recipients waitlisted for a camp we will work to enroll campers that are not currently enrolled in any other Walking Mountains camps.

3) If there is no one on the waitlist who meets either of the above criteria, we will contact people based on the order they signed up for the waitlist.

4) When a space becomes available, we will contact you via email or phone to secure a camp spot.

5) If we have not been able to fill camp spots within a week of the start of the camp, the camp spots will go public. Everyone on the waitlist will receive an email so that they’re the first to know. Spots will be claimed on a first come, first served basis.

Program Sponsors/Underwriters

Avon: June 13 – June 17  ($300)

Snowshoe hares change color in the winter; beavers have sharp, long teeth; and mountain lions have large, clawed paws! Spend the week exploring how local animals use impressive adaptations to thrive in their environments.

Avon: June 20 – June 24  ($300)

Get ready to explore the art of architecture in nature! Learn how beavers build lodges, birds make nests, spiders spin webs, bees construct hives, and more.

Avon: June 27 – July 1  ($300)

Eagle: July 11 – July 15  ($300)

Build a volcano and explore a cave. Journey to some of Colorado’s most exciting geologic creations, and discover what makes them rock!

Eagle: July 5 – July 8  ($240)

*no camp Monday, July 4th

Come get your hands dirty and explore what it’s like to work on a farm. We’ll visit local farms, learn how to grow our own food, and create garden-inspired crafts.

Eagle: July 18 – July 22  ($300)

Get up close and personal with some of nature’s smallest workers. Investigate the important role that decomposers play in the ecosystem while we explore the places they inhabit!

Avon: July 25 – July 29  ($300)

Through the lens of a camera, explore nature and photography! Discover the fascinating world of six-legged creatures as you create your own insect habitat, learn about their life cycles, and uncover what makes them unique.

Avon: August 1 – August 5  ($300)

Gain a new perspective by taking flight and exploring life from a birds-eye view. Join us for a week of fun and discovery as we learn about wondrous things with wings!

Avon: August 8 – August 12  ($300)

Come along for a week of exciting adventure and exploration while we learn about creatures that creep, crawl, and swim!