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.

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting
Thursday, February 21 2019 3:45 PM


Youth from Casey Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: The last meeting in our unit on orienteering. If the weather cooperates, we'll head outside to use our map and compasses. Read More>>

Michael

Big Thompson Winter Fishing
Saturday, February 23 2019 9:00 AM
Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Manhattan Middle School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Reports are that the tailwater on the Big Thompson is good right now. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll just go snowshoeing in the National Park.  Read More>>

Michael Drew Carmen

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting
Thursday, February 28 2019 3:45 PM


Youth from Casey Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: At this club meeting, we'll go over tent setup and water filtration, important skills used when backpacking and car-camping. Read More>>

Drew

After-school Fishing
Thursday, March 07 2019 3:45 PM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: With luck, the weather will be nice enough to try a bit of fishing in town, likely on Boulder Creek or Sawhill Ponds.  Read More>>

Michael Drew

Snowpocalypse & Snowcaves
Saturday, March 09 2019 9:00 AM
Photography

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, EcoArts Connections, Manhattan Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: We'll build a snowcave, make snow ice cream, and do the backward snowshoe race, all either in the Indian Peaks Wilderness or Rocky Mountain National Park. Read More>>

Deb Michael

Wilderness First Aid Training
Saturday, March 16 2019 to Sunday, March 17 2019 7:30 AM


2 RSVPs.

We have arranged with SOLO for a special Wilderness First Aid course to be offered at Thorne (near Sombrero Marsh). The class is $195 and all but $10 of that will be reimbursed to those who... Read More>>

Canyonlands 2019
Friday, April 12 2019 to Monday, April 15 2019 7:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: As you pass through the iconic landscape on the approach to the Needles District, you’ll feel like you’re on a western movie set because you are on a western movie set.  Dozens of films have been made here. You may decide to introduce the kids to... Read More>>

Wilderness