2018 Registration Dates
Donor Registration: February 26th
Open Registration: March 5th

Our summer science camps allow children to experience the wild places of the Eagle Valley while nurturing their connection to the natural world through daily exploration of local trails. Campers investigate principles of ecology and develop an understanding of scientific concepts through fun, adventure, experiments, and exploration. Sessions are age-appropriate and taught by qualified natural science educators that make learning safe and fun.

Extended Care Hours
We will be offering early drop-off (7:30 – 8:30 am) and late pick-up (4:30 – 5:30 pm) for all Avon based day camps for an additional fee ($5 per morning or afternoon extended care). Normal drop-off (8:30-9:00 am) and pick-up (4:00-4:30 pm) hours are still available at no extra cost.

Questions? Click here to see the Summer Science Camp FAQ page. 

Scholarship Application

English Application

Solicitación para Becas

Please fill out the scholarship application before registering for camps and extended care. Once approved, you’ll receive a discount code to use during registration.

2018 Camps

All schedules, prices, and locations are subject to change. Please continue checking back on this website for the most up-to-date information and to register!

Mammal Detectives (Earth Explorers Single Day Camp)

Each day’s program runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm | $50/day | Stay tuned for more details and registration!

Tuesday, June 19 –Follow our furry friends through their daily lives in Colorado!

Thursday, June 21 – Who ate who? Help solve this food chain mystery and more on this exciting day of adventure.

Wild Wetlands (Earth Explorers Single Day Camp)

Each day’s program runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm | $50/day | Stay tuned for more details and registration!

Tuesday, July 3 –Explore life underwater through the eyes of the insects and fish that live in our creeks.

Thursday, July 5 – How is a wetland like a sponge? Join us to find out!

Creatures of the Night (Earth Explorers Single Day Camp)

Each day’s program runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm | $50/day | Stay tuned for more details and registration!

Tuesday, August 7 – Discover the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals that call Colorado home.

Thursday, August 9  Explore how the starry night sky has inspired stories of the nocturnal animals that roam our mountain ecosystem.

Volcanoes, Caves and Canyons (Week-Long Day Camp)

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

Avon – June 18-June 22 | $295
Avon – August 13-August 17 | $295
Eagle – July 9-July 13 | $295

Beavers and Builders (Week-Long Day Camp)

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

Avon – June 25-June 29 | $295
Eagle– July 16- July 20 | $295

Shutterbugs & Beetle Galleries (Week-Long Day Camp)

Through the lens of a camera, explore nature and art! 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 – July 2-July 6 | $235 (No camp on Wednesday, July 4th)
Avon- July 23- July 27 | $295

Life on the Farm - Sowing Seeds (Week-Long Day Camp)

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

Avon- June 25- June 29
Eagle- July 23- July 27

Winged Wonders (Week-Long Day Camp)

Gain a new perspective as you take flight and explore life from a birds eye view. Join us for a week of fun and discovery as you learn about things with wings!

Avon – July 30- August 3 | $295

Decomposer Detectives (Week-Long Day Camp)

Get up close and personal with some of nature’s tiniest workers. Investigate the important role decomposers play in our ecosystem as you explore the places they inhabit and discover how they break it down!

Avon – August 6-10 | $295

Earthquakes, Layers, and Landforms (Week-Long Day Camp)

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

Avon – June 18-June 22 | $295
Eagle – July 9-July 13 | $295

Surviving the Wild (Week-Long Day Camp)

Do you have what it takes to survive 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 the wild trails of the backcountry!

Avon – June 25-June 29 | $295
Avon – August 13-August 17 | $295
Eagle – July 23-July 27 | $295

Guardians of the Forest (Week-Long Day Camp)

Discover the diverse and unique forest types of Colorado.  Grow tall with a new tree every day and learn about the ‘giants’ who inhabit these magical places.

Avon – July 2-July 6 | $235 (No camp on Wednesday, July 4th)
Avon – July 16- July 20 | $295

Growing Artists - Sowing Seeds (Week-Long Day Camp)

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. Whether you’re an expert grower, a culinary master or just great at laying out a plate for dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the nourishment gained from our daily relationship with food.

Avon – July 2- July 6 | $235 (No camp on Wednesday, July 4th)
Eagle – July 16- July 20 | $295

Water Wizards (Week-Long Day Camp)

Splash your way through a week investigating water and its many wonders! Students explore the art, science, and importance of water in their lives through daily field trips to local aquatic locations. Wizards will leave the week donned in water wise capes and filled with knowledge and appreciation of their local waterways.

Avon – July 30-July August 3 | $295

Microcosm Madness (Week-Long Day Camp)

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

Avon – August 6-August 10 | $295

Mountain Quest (Overnight)

This overnight adventure introduces young naturalists to the great outdoors by exploring Rocky Mountain ecology, orienteering, nocturnal wildlife, and more.  You’ll have fun making friends as you develop teamwork skills while exploring backcountry trails!

Avon July 9-July 11 (Uncle Bud’s Cabin) | $325
Avon – August 13-August 15 (Vance’s Cabin) | $325

Tracks & Trails (Overnight)

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

Avon – July 23-July 25 (Shrine Mountain Inn) | $325

Adventure Seekers (Week-Long Day Camp)

Come explore the many adventures our valley has to offer! Raft a river, scale a wall, go spelunking in a nearby cave, and attempt a peak ascent! Challenge yourself, work as a team, and create exciting memories this summer!

Avon – June 18-June 21 (No camp on Friday, June 22) | $295
Avon – July 2-July 6 (No camp on Wednesday, July 4) | $295

Living off the Land - Sowing Seeds (Week-Long Day Camp)

Wildcrafters unite! Come join us in exploring all the natural world has to offer. We’ll identify and harvest local plants and turn them into culinary and artistic creations, from natural tie-dye to wild, edible snacks.
Eagle – July 9-July 13 | $295

STEM Discovery: Ready, Set, STEM! (Week-Long Day Camp)

Come explore the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through field trips, experiments, and investigations.  Create a better understanding of STEM through hands-on exploration. Meet STEM professionals who are making a difference in the world and in our community.

Avon – July 23- July 27 | $295

Wilderness Challenge (Overnight)

Summit a peak, hike a ridge, gaze at the stars, and find your way with a map and compass in this exhilarating adventure in the mountains. Spend your days exploring and your nights learning games, reading stories, and eating s’mores with new friends.

Avon – June 25-June 28 (Vance’s Cabin) | $385
Avon – August 13- August 16 (The Polar Star Inn) | $385

Pathfinders (Overnight)

Walk in the footsteps of famous naturalists and re-create the journeys of some of the earliest inhabitants and explorers of the Rocky Mountains. Travel through the mountains with a fresh new perspective, make new friends, and leave your mark while contributing to a citizen science project.

Avon – July 16-July 19 (Fowler/ Hilliard Hut) | $385
Avon – August 6-August 9 (Fowler/ Hilliard Hut) | $385

STEM Discovery: Solar Solution (Week-Long Day Camp)

Discover the amazing world of renewable energy. Over the week you will design and build structures powered solely by the sun and investigate the inner workings of solar energy.
The dates for this camp are listed in the 2018 Summer Science Camp brochure as July-25-29. The correct dates are listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience.

AvonJune 25- June 29 | $295

Ridge to River (Overnight)

Experience all the Rockies have to offer on this unforgettable overnight program! Bag a peak, tube down the Colorado River, and realize your leadership potential during this exciting week of adventure.

Avon – July 16-July 19 (The Polar Star Inn) | $385

The Earth, Stars, and BEYOND! (Overnight)

Navigate the night sky with the North Star as your guide. Zoom from your place on planet earth, to other planets, constellations, and even distant galaxies. Stay up late and experience the night from a whole new perspective from the comforts of Polar Star Hut.

Avon – July 30-August 2 (The Polar Star Inn) | $385

2017 Summer Science Camp Scholarship Sponsors

Slifer Smith & Frampton