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. 

For information on our volunteer training in November, please click here.

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.

Fly Fishing on South Boulder Creek
Friday, August 26 2016 5:30 PM
Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Columbine Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, Casey Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: You don't have to go far to enjoy nature and fishing in Boulder. This little outing is part of the Boulder Valley ICO Tenkara Academy, and the outing size is limited to ensure that participants get the individualized instruction in tenkara... Read More>>

Michael Hana

Conference Call/Meeting
Thursday, September 01 2016 8:30 PM


2 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>>

Abyss Lake 2016
Saturday, September 03 2016 to Monday, September 05 2016
9:00 AM
Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Columbine Elementary School, Creekside Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Nature Kids.
2 volunteers going.
Description: We will take an easy hike a couple of miles into the Mt Evans Wilderness via the Abyss Lake trail.  From our camp by a beautiful stream, we will strike out to enjoy the meadows, ponds and forests of the beautiful valley.  This will be a good chance... Read More>>

Carmen Drew

Car Camping & Fishing the Tarryall
Saturday, September 17 2016 to Sunday, September 18 2016
8:30 AM
Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Columbine Elementary School, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, Casey Middle School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: This overnight car camping outing includes fly fishing on the famous Tarryall River, a river that has some fish that could test the strength of tenkara rods. This outings is part of the Boulder Valley ICO Tenkara Academy and the Boulder Valley ICO... Read More>>

Michael Deb Hana

Brews & Bugs Gathering
Friday, September 23 2016 7:00 PM


1 RSVPs.

For existing and prospective Boulder Valley ICO volunteers: Get... Read More>>

Fly Fishing on South Boulder Creek
Saturday, September 24 2016 8:30 AM
Tenkara

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Columbine Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, Casey Middle School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: You don't have to go far to enjoy nature! We are lucky enough to be in a place where excellent fishing can be had in local streams in areas that are quiet and scenic. Come learn to tenkara flycasting right here in Boulder. This little outing is... Read More>>

Michael Grant Hana

Fly Fishing at Cal-Wood
Saturday, September 24 2016 4:00 PM
Tenkara

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Columbine Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, Casey Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: Pond fishing at the Cal-Wood Educational Center near Jamestown, Colorado. This pond is stocked with Rainbow Trout, and this will not be catch-and-release fishing. A perfect companion outing for those who attend the morning outing as well.... Read More>>

Michael Hana

Forgotten Valley Fishing & Backpacking
Saturday, October 01 2016 to Sunday, October 02 2016
9:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Columbine Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, Casey Middle School.
0 volunteers going.
Description: A beginner's backpacking trip to a lovely fishing pond in the nearby Golden Gate Canyon State Park. A nice place for all three of our academies: art & nature journaling, tenkara, and photography. Fall foliage!   Read More>>

Spooky Night Hike!
Friday, October 14 2016 5:30 PM


Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Columbine Elementary School, Family Resource Center, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, Casey Middle School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: This ever-popular outing is magic. Spooky stories told in an creepy cabin in the Indian Peaks Wilderness make this outing worth staying up late. Hot chocolate and snacks keep us fueled and warm even when there's already snow on the ground.  Read More>>

Michael Grant Hana

Brews & Bugs Gathering
Wednesday, October 26 2016 7:00 PM


2 RSVPs.

For existing and prospective Boulder Valley ICO volunteers: Get to know your fellow volunteers at this little gathering where we test your ability to tie flies while imbibing the fermented (or... Read More>>

Volunteer Training for Boulder Valley ICO
Saturday, November 12 2016 to Sunday, November 13 2016
9:00 AM


0 RSVPs.

BVICO will offer a volunteer training retreat for new, existing, and prospective ICO volunteers. Please click... Read More>>