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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.

Conference Call
Thursday, December 03 2015 8:30 PM

4 RSVPs.

These meetings are where we discuss issues facing the program and calendar outings. All volunteers are encouraged to participate in at least two of these calls per year so that everyone has some... Read More>>

Volunteer Retreat (OLT 101, 201, CARP training)
Saturday, December 05 2015 to Sunday, December 06 2015 8:00 AM

4 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 12:00 PM

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Pioneer Elementary School.
1 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>>


Canyonlands 2016 spring backpacking trip
Friday, April 15 2016 to Monday, April 18 2016 7:00 AM

Youth from Casey Middle School, Manhattan Middle School.
0 volunteers going.
Description: Boulder ICO will lead a spring backpacking trip in the heart of Utah's redrock country.  This trip is challenging but scenic and rewarding.  We will drive out to Utah on Friday, car camp for one night, and backpack in the Needles District for two... Read More>>