3rd/4th Grade Summer Camps



Week-Long Day Camps and Overnight Hut Trips

Walking  Mountains’ 3rd/4th grade summer science camps allow children to explore their curious nature through scientific education and daily exploration. All Summer Science Camps are age-appropriate and taught by qualified natural science educators who make learning safe and fun.

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.

All overnight camps are based out of one of the historic 10th Mountain Division hut system.

*Due to especially high demand, camps for kids entering 3rd to 4th grades are nearing capacity. If a camp you are interested in is full, 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)

*this camp is for participants who identify as girls or non-binary

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up and have an outdoor job in science? Learn what it means to be a field scientist by engaging in experiments that range from studying animal behavior to forest health, all while exploring.

Avon: June 20 – June 24  ($300)

Travel through time as you learn about the magnificent geological features located in our backyard. Explore the Earth’s changing surfaces by investigating our local glacial valleys, caves, fossil beds, and fault lines.

Avon: June 27 – July 1  ($300)

Bacteria, fungi, earthworms, OH MY! Join us for a week of digging down in the dirt, peering through microscopes, and developing the scientific skills that will allow us to uncover the secrets of the unseen world all around us!

Eagle: July 5 – July 8  ($240)

*no camp Monday, July 4th

Avon: August 8 – August 12  ($300)

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Join us for a week of fun as we learn how to build shelters, locate water, identify edible plants, make cordage, and many other helpful skills for exploring!

Overnight Hut Trip  ($350)

Avon: July 6 – July 8 (Shrine Ridge – Jay’s Hut)  

A print in the mud, a beaver chewed log, or a fragment of a bone – these signs are just some of the clues that can be pieced together to uncover the mysterious lives of local wildlife! Learn tracking methods, and hone your skills as an animal detective on this overnight adventure.

Eagle: July 11 – July 15  ($300)

Art is everywhere – from the garden to the kitchen to the plate. Spend your week exploring the many ways that we can appreciate and enjoy our food, from growing seed, to harvest, to creating your very own edible masterpiece.

Overnight Hut Trip  ($350)

Avon: July 18 – July 20 (Shrine Ridge – Jay’s Hut)

Transport back in time before technology and tools were of use to explore, connect, and understand our natural surroundings. Practice the lost art of reading nature signs to enhance your ecological and personal connection to nature.

Avon: July 25 – July 29  ($300)

Dream it! Design it! Build it! Take on the challenge of solving real-world problems about water, energy, and more by inventing and comparing different designs. Let your imagination run wild, and build the next best invention!