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.

Fly Tying & Brews
Sunday, April 30 2017 1:00 PM


4 RSVPs.

Learn to make the lures that are used in fly... Read More>>

Conference Call/Meeting
Thursday, May 04 2017 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>>

Button Rock Fly Fishing for Casey Middle School
Saturday, May 06 2017 8:30 AM
Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Out trip to Pumphouse was/is snowed-out so, with good meteorological luck, we'll head to the Button Rock area, near Lyons. The fishing is reportedly good and water levels not yet too high. So come join us for this beginner's fly fishing trip,... Read More>>

Michael

Mountain Bike Training at Place Bridge Academy!
Thursday, May 11 2017 4:30 PM


Youth from Place Bridge Academy.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Students from Place Bridge Academy will participate in this exciting training session and experienced the adventure of riding a mountain bike. Read More>>

Carmen

Rocky Mountain National Park Fishing
Saturday, May 13 2017 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
6 volunteers going.
Description: There's snow in the mountains and huge fish in the river at Morraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lots of elk about, too! This full-day, easy outing will combine tenkara fly fishing, hiking, and probably lots of hot chocolate. It will... Read More>>

Michael Hana Grant Carmen Bob
Sandra

Outdoor Leadership Training 101/201 in Evergreen
Sunday, May 14 2017 8:00 AM


5 RSVPs.

This Outdoor Leadership 101/201 course combines online video-based training that must be taken in advance of the live training. The combination of the video-based training and live training... Read More>>

Bird Safari at Walden Ponds on International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 20 2017 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Nature Kids.
4 volunteers going.
Description: The migratory birds will be at their peak around this time and, as part of International Migratory Bird Day, Boulder Valley ICO will join Environment for the Americas to lead a bird walk and staff a table with birding-related events. This is an... Read More>>

Carmen Michael Deb Hana

FREE Wilderness First Aid for BVICO Outings Leaders
Saturday, June 10 2017 to Sunday, June 11 2017
8:00 AM


1 RSVPs.

The course teaches first aid protocols tailored to the backcountry. BVICO normally subsidizes the cost of this course for it's volunteers, but, in this case, we will offer the course for free to... Read More>>

Howling Good Time at Mission: Wolf!
Friday, June 23 2017 to Sunday, June 25 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
6 volunteers going.
Description: Yes, you do want to meet a real wolf, face-to-face! This magical outing combines service work at a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado with literal face-time with ambassador wolves at the facility. It's car camping and service learning at their... Read More>>

Frances Deb Caroline Lily Kate
Charlie

Beginner's Backpacking at Diamond Lake
Friday, July 07 2017 to Sunday, July 09 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
4 volunteers going.
Description: When it starts to swelter in Boulder, go high to the diamond in the sky. Diamond Lake, that is. Only 3.5 miles hike takes one to this lovely lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness where we'll fish, play games, and explore. Participants should have no... Read More>>

Michael Hana Deb Leslie

Backpacking & Fishing in the Beartooth Wilderness, Wyoming
Sunday, July 23 2017 to Saturday, July 29 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Nature Kids.
4 volunteers going.
Description: This intermediate-level backpacking trip for NKJN families delivers incredible fishing, scenery, and solitude. We will also drive through Yellowstone National Park on our return trip, stopping on the way to see Old Faithful and other well-known... Read More>>

Michael Erik Ali Kuba

Backpacking & Fishing in the Snowy Range of Wyoming
Thursday, August 10 2017 to Sunday, August 13 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Nature Kids.
3 volunteers going.
Description: The Snowy Range of Wyoming features a high-altitude rolling plateau with numerous fish-filled lakes and easy trails. This 4-day 3-night trip will allow backpackers of all skill levels to enjoy beautiful scenery, abundant wildflowers and excellent... Read More>>

Drew Michael Carmen