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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/Meeting
Thursday, October 02 2014 at 8:30 PM
1 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>>

Night Hike (Elementary Schools)
Saturday, October 04 2014 at 6:00 PM
Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary School, Place Bridge Academy.
4 volunteers going.
Description: Just your typical Halloween nighthike, filled with darkness and spooky stories, some light hiking, hot chocolate and snacks, and things that go bump in the night. Participants should qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program at their... Read More>>

Rachel Grant Michael Andrea

Night Hike for Middle Schoolers
Friday, October 10 2014 at 6:00 PM
Youth from Casey Middle School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School.
0 volunteers going.
Description: HIking is more fun in the dark!  A Halloween nighthike, filled with darkness and spooky stories, some light hiking, hot chocolate and snacks, and things that go bump in the night. Participants should qualify for the free or reduced price lunch... Read More>>

Wildlife Camera Trapping (Middle Schools)
Saturday, October 11 2014 at 2:30 PM
Youth from Casey Middle School, Manhattan Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: Boulder Valley ICO will lead a, easy, half-day outing to retrieve, identify, and post photos of wildlife from our motion-sensing camera.  To see the critters we've photographed in the past, click here. Participants should be eligible for the free... Read More>>

Penelope Michael

Mountain Biking at Lake Pueblo
Saturday, October 18 2014 to Sunday, October 19 2014 at 7:30 AM
Youth from Casey Middle School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Boulder ICO will team up with Casey Bike Club and Trips for Kids for a weekend mountain biking trip at Lake Pueblo State Park.  We will ride the trails on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  We will car camp on Saturday night.  Volunteers need... Read More>>

Wilderness Rachel Pat

Wildlife Camera Trapping 2 (Middle Schools)
Saturday, November 08 2014 at 2:30 PM
Youth from Casey Middle School, Manhattan Middle School.
0 volunteers going.
Description: Mountain lions, coyotes, and bears, oh my!  Boulder Valley ICO will lead a, easy, half-day outing to retrieve, identify, and post photos of wildlife from our motion-sensing camera.  To see the critters we've photographed in the past, click here... Read More>>