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Boulder ICO provides safe and fun nature outings and wilderness adventures for Colorado youth in Boulder County and Denver who would not otherwise have these opportunities.  It is a 100% volunteer-run outreach program of the Sierra Club.

We take participants backpacking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing, birding, and snowshoeing. A few of our unique trips have included wildlife camera trapping in open space, meeting wolves at a wolf sanctuary, and off-season service visits to 10th Mountain huts. 

Learn More about getting involved with our program.

Upcoming Trips & Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteers: Click the title of the trip to go to the trip's homepage. Log in to the website so that you can view more details and sign up for the trip.

Agencies: To add youth to a trip, select the trip from the list below, log in, and add the youth info in the fields provided towards the bottom of the trip's homepage.

Rainbow Lakes Car Camping, Fishing, & More テPA
Saturday, July 09 2016 to Sunday, July 10 2016 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Columbine Elementary School, Creekside Elementary School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Car camping the lovely Indian Peaks Wilderness with easy hiking to a series of beautiful lakes. This outing counts as an overnight outing in the tenkara, nature photography, and art & journaling academies of Boulder Valley ICO.   Read More>>

ghonch Erik Wilderness

Woodland Lake Backpacking (テ, P, A)
Friday, July 15 2016 to Sunday, July 17 2016 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Columbine Elementary School, Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Pioneer Elementary School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: This 3-day, 2-night backpacking features great fishing and opportunities for art and photography. It is, thus, offered as part of our tenkara, photography, and art academies. Elementary school participants should be physically fit. Middle school... Read More>>

Michael

Scary Fish! Backpacking in the IPW (テ, P, A)
Thursday, July 21 2016 to Sunday, July 24 2016 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: This big and beautiful, 4-day backpacking trip reaches some of the most beautiful areas in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. It's so-named because of huge fish that are to be found in some of the lakes we'll visit and, thus, this is a excellent outing... Read More>>

Michael

Howl Ya Doin': Little Ones Meet the Wolves
Friday, August 05 2016 to Sunday, August 07 2016 8:30 AM


Youth from Columbine Elementary School, Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Pioneer Elementary School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: This ever-popular, beginner's-level outing combines car camping and service projects that a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado. Participants will meet wolves face-to-face as well as help with various projects around the facility, ranging from... Read More>>

Deb Caroline