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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.

Mission Wolf: Howl of the little ones
Friday, August 07 2015 to Sunday, August 09 2015 at 8:00 AM

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Pioneer Elementary School.
5 volunteers going.
Description: Boulder ICO will visit Mission Wolf, a sanctuary for wolves in south-central Colorado.  Participants will interact with the wolves and learn about their history, biology, folklore, lifestyle, and outlook for survival in the modern world. As a... Read More>>

Grant Caroline Michael Joni Hana

Abyss Lake Backpacking
Saturday, September 05 2015 to Monday, September 07 2015 at 8:30 AM

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Beginner-level backpacking for elementary school children near Mount Evans. Fall foliage, campfires, and fishing will be enjoyed on this lovely, gentle trip in peak leaf season. Read More>>

Rachel

Spooky Night Hike for Middle School Partners
Friday, October 02 2015 at 6:00 PM

Youth from Casey Middle School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: An easy night hike of scary stories and spooky places near the ghost town of Hessie in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  Read More>>

Grant

Paaataaaay! BVICO Volunteer Party.
Sunday, October 04 2015 at 3:30 PM

1 RSVPs.

Meet your fellow volunteers and share some super-tasty food and drink at our annual volunteer party. 

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Orienteering Workshop & Games
Sunday, November 08 2015 at 10:00 AM

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Pioneer Elementary School.
0 volunteers going.
Description: A half-day workshop on the use of map and compass to navigate using topographic maps. Games and prizes! Read More>>

Volunteer Training (OLT 101, 201, CARP)
Saturday, December 05 2015 to Sunday, December 06 2015 at 9:00 AM

0 RSVPs.

This two-day, retreat-style training will include Outdoor Leadership 101 & 201 plus Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention training. We'll stay at a cabin, prepare meals together, learn, and... Read More>>

Wildlife Instagrams!
Saturday, December 19 2015 at 1:00 PM

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Pioneer Elementary School.
0 volunteers going.
Description: An easy, half-day hike to our motion-sensing camera to offload images of wildlife and set the camera up for more wildlife photos.  Read More>>