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.
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.
6 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>>
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.
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.